Hello AAPA Friends,
Ivan Snyder, Laurie Kitzke, my son Walter, and I stuffed the bundles on Tuesday and had a great time doing it (thanks for the cookies, Laurie!) and I then spent Wednesday trying to get up the nerve to go to the post office, but it wasn't until Thursday that I felt brave enough. And now it's Saturday, and I'm finally getting the news item up. It's a busy time of the year, for sure. Yesterday my husband and I went from a volunteer gig at our son's preschool, where we helped the kids make stone soup, to a volunteer gig at our daughter's elementary school, where we staffed the cookie decorating station. If one is not gainfully employed, there sure are a lot of places one can work for free. We were offered all the leftover cotton candy on our way out the door (piles of it!) as payment, but I'm not ready to introduce my children to such evil.
The bundle is filled with holiday cheer and I hope you can feel it as soon as you open the envelope. Thanks, as always, to all the folks who got things done! You bring such a wealth of humor, beauty, and thoughtfulness into our houses each month. I hope all of your holidays are happy and bright. And happy new year. Keep hoping, keep trying, keep changing into who you want to be. Heather
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