From Sleep Goblin, my favoritest Wisconsinian:
The chocolates were a little bit tumbled in the journey, but so delicious! I have only eaten two, so have not yet found the chili pepper one. I am having flashbacks to the wonderful hot-chili cocoa that Monkey and I made way back when. Every time I encounter that flavor, I am reminded of how he fussed over that tricky recipe!
Next, from Fritz, my muse in disguise:
A book I've been wanting to read, for it has come highly recommended. I'm worried, though, because other people whom I admire and respect have said that they don't like it. I suppose I will find out! The gift is greatly appreciated regardless.
In the wild places that call me out, I know I'll recover my wordless childhood; trust in the largeness of Life and its willingness to take me in. -- Barbara Kingsolver
And finally, from Madge, whose handwriting is so lovely that I have to sit down, weak-kneed, to read it:
This is a most special and cherished gift, and unexpected, and a testament to how well Madge really knows me; of course she knows I would love this. Loved it the first time I saw it, in fact:
Thank you, all of you, for making me feel special on my birthday! Kiss and a kissy kiss kiss.