Dear School District:
I know that it is time for Christmas break. But, really do we need to give them a half-day out of school today? They will be out of school until January 4th. I don't really think they needed an extra half-day! It just screws up the parents, you know.
Dear Mrs. Nisly:
I love visiting your farm at this time of the year. The fact that you just got in a shipment of Texas oranges and grapefruit makes it even nicer. These are the juiciest oranges we have ever gotten from you. Darian and I shared one and we ate it , standing over the sink, with juice running down our chins and laughing about it.
Dear Mrs. Petersheim:
I am so happy that I saw your sign that read: Fruitcakes here! We were out picking up our fruit and I told Darian, "we are swinging into that drive on our way back." Yours is a true Amish farm. No electricity. Just a kerosene lamp and a wood stove. But your smile and your hospitality lit up the room. The price ($14.50) for a single fruit cake seemed a little steep until I got it home and took a slice. Oh my goodness, worth every single penny. I don't understand why fruitcakes get such a bad rap! It is a little piece of Heaven!!
Friends and family: I know that everyone is very busy at this time of the year. I am sending you all wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope this coming weekend is good to all of you. I will be back on Monday with my Simple Woman's Daybook. Have a wonderful Friday!!