After washing our breakfast dishes and cleaning up our dishes I took off for Medina for three reasons. First, I went to the post office to pick up Alfredo's box. Then I went to the Medina Ace Hardware Store. "Merry Christmas, Nancy," Andy, the store owner said to me as I walked inside. Then he handed me a beautiful calendar."
"Merry Christmas everyone," I said as I browsed through the calendar. "I love your Hill Country wildlife calendar."
"Tony should do a Hill Country calendar," Andy said. "His Hill Country photos are as good as these or even better. What can we help you find?"
"I need to pick up two, five-gallon plastic buckets for our dog's Christmas dinner." Four minutes later, I stopped at The Old Timer to pick up some scratch-offs for stocking stuffers for Tony. Then I returned to the rescue ranch.
Since Tony and Brandon, from the Medina Children's Home, were still working outside I carried Alfredo's big box and the scratch-offs up to The Cabin. Then I sat the stocking stuffers on the drainboard and then I sat Alfredo's box on top of them.
When I opened up Alfredo's box, I read his beautiful card that he had personally made for me. Then I opened up his present and I loved it. Alfredo Salas had sent me a Scentsy Warmer, a wickless air fragrance with two scent packs of Cinnamon Bear and Clove & Cinnamon! After I had screwed the lightbulb in and turned it on, I put a Cinnamon Bear wedge on the top of it and our trailer instantly began to smell of cinnamon. To say the least, "I loved it," because I couldn't smell the pot of beans that I was cooking." Then I saw Alfredo's business card. If anyone wants to buy a Scentsy Warmer, please go to his website to buy one: www.alfredosalas.scentsy.us. Here's mine in action.
When T. and Brandon came inside The Cabin, I handed Tony the scratch-offs, that had not fallen into the sink and he was thrilled, because he had won twenty dollars. "Thanks, Nance."
"There's more, but they are still drying," I said. After I told him about them falling into the kitchen sink, he laughed and then he raced into the bedroom to see if they had dried.
"They're still pretty soggy," he said. "I'll scratch them later.
Around 2:00 today, while Tony was helping our friend move into a new house, I wondered if Tone had remembered to take our turkey and the ground turkey and sacks of mixed vegetables, for our dogs holiday dinner, out of the freezer, so they would be thawed out tomorrow morning.
A few minutes later, when I went down to the barn I found out—he had forgotten, which I can't fault him for, because I am so forgetful. I removed everything from the freezer and put it in buckets and then carried the frozen food into Outer Space, so the sun could help it defrost.