Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stuff and Things

I hope everyone is happily getting ready for the holidays. I am.

Just a few items.

1. Jonah's second batch of cards was delivered Tuesday. He was sick (a tummy bug that passed quickly, apparently), so I didn't go inside...just left the gift bag of cards on the door knob. Hopefully, I'll be able to hand him a bag on Monday with a few more cards. Since Tuesday, eight more pieces have come in, including one from South Africa!

If you sent a card, you can check the Jonah Cards page to see if it has arrived. I add cards each day as they come in.

If you want to send a card, please use the following address: Jonah, c/o Susan Raihala, 7430 Waterway Dr., Waynesville, OH 45068. I will continue delivering as long as the cards come in!

2. I will resume posting projects/cards soon. Things have been busy with real life, and online life is taking a back seat to things like baking cookies and attending the Cincinnati Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker with my 5th-grader and his class. Who knew twerking would work in a classical ballet?

3. The cookies I make are sometimes called Mexican wedding cookies. In my family, we called them Angel Balls. When I took a plate to our Stephen Ministry party and called them by that name, only my friend Karen almost blowing diet coke out of her nose.

Karen and I are what Anne Shirley called "bosom friends."

4. If you don't know who Anne Shirley is, go out immediately and buy Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and read devour it. You have somehow been seriously deprived and must correct that as soon as possible.

5. Get a box of tissues and read this article about Cecil and Orlando. It'll do your heart good.

Good night!


  1. I'm hoping they delivery place I used put enough postage on my cards....they should have been there by now as I mailed them from Blaine, WA over a week ago....fingers crossed they arrive!! Thanks again for being an angel with wings for all of us :)

  2. I love Anne Shirley, but that shouldn't surprise you. Thanks for making Jonah's Christmas extra special.


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