Shoot! Forgot to tell you about the BEST gift.... so far...
"The first true breakthrough in apples came with the Israeli releases ANNA and EIN SHEMER. ANNA has proven itself to be one of the very best for our region." compliments of Just Fruits and Exotics website.... and I didn't know (until just now) that this particular apple (a tree is what he got me) is an Israeli release.... how awesome is that???
What wonderful gifts!!! Especially the apple tree. I have bunches of trees and shrubs that my Mother and Grandmother have given me for my birthdays and other special occasions. I can look at them and think of all the happy memory's they bring me. I love the spice island! that would look great on MY counter! The cake cover... I have always wanted a nice one. I had a really old on, made of plastic. But it got broke somehow when the kids were caring it in from the car after we had been to Grandpa's. Of course no one knew how it got broke.
" Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."