Last Monday I celebrated another birthday with my family and friends.
I just LOVE LIFE...don't you?
I sometimes dreaded my December birthday when I was a little child because someone was always gifting me with a
Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas Present
and I just hated it...I was SURE I was being cheated out of something!!! I suppose when you are little kid the grateful gift-giving & receiving spirit hasn't kicked in quite yet and I don't even like thinking today about how I might have behaved back then.
These days I'm just happy to be remembered at all during what I know is one of the most busy, hectic and costly times of the year.
Usually we dine in the evening with our children but this year my Mr. AGPMan and I enjoyed breakfast with our daughter and then spent our lunchtime with our son and daughter-in-love. They are all sooo generous and never fail to bless me year after year. I received wonderful, personal gifts and will enjoy each of them... There is NOTHING quite as satisfying to me than my relationship with my two grown children and I love it that we all enjoy peace and laughter when we are together.
One amazing thing didn't come until yesterday because it was coming from far, far away! My daughter knows how much I love all things French and couldn't resist a little extra gift for her momma.
She ordered me a HUGE LOAF of French Bread from the Poilâne Bakery in Paris, France, and I was totally speechless when it arrived. She ordered it on the 12th and it was baked this past Wednesday morning and shipped to America OVERNIGHT and I received it yesterday mid-day...
Now...I've had Americanized French Bread lots of times in my life. But NEVER have I had French Bread baked in Paris, France, and then eaten it the next day. It is WONDERFUL. The loaf is huge and there is more than enough for several meals...
I know for certain the bread isn't expensive, but the shipping can be! I'm thinking that next year I may order several loaves myself and combine the shipping to save money via the International Post!
My exercise bike is already calling out my name. That's OK though!!! The bread is soooo worth a few more minutes of stationary pedaling! (Thank you, Adrienne & Brandon!)
Tomorrow I'll be signing off for the year. Christmas is only a few days away and I want to spend as much time with my family as possible...
Blessings as we await the miracle of Christmas Day.
Love to you...