Friday, December 07, 2007

ho ho ho

Rich was kind enough to mail off my Secret Santa package yesterday. And then what arrived in our mail, but a package from my Secret Santa (who obviously was a little more on the ball than me, huh?). Anyway, I let the present sit there taunting me throughout the day. But I like that. I'm one of those people who just loves the anticipation of it all. My parents and brother always come to spend a few days with us at Christmas. Mom is not so interested in anticipation...nope, she's the one always trying to get us to open things on Christmas eve. Sorry for ratting you out, Mom, but you know it's true!

Anyway, back to Secret Santas. This morning as I sat there with my cup of coffee, trying to write out my plan of attack for the day, this gift kept catching my eye. And I finally decided that it wouldn't be fair to make Lynne, my very sweet Secret Santa, wait for a proper thank you. (And yes, maybe Mom's finally rubbing off a bit on me, too.) So without warning from my brain, my hands just snatched up that present and tore right into it. And this is what I received:



Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lynne! The Alex Cross series is favorite thriller suspense series! Just total escape. And who doesn't need that now and then, huh? I just finished up the last Cross novel not long ago, and figured I'd have to wait a while until this one came out in paperback. But now I get to indulge right away! Definitely heading right to the top of my TBR pile!

And another huge thank you to Nymeth for organizing this whole thing! It had to have been a lot of work, without question. And it has been so much fun. I can't wait to see everyone else's posts.

12 comments:

Lynne said...

Debi - I'm glad you like the book! I had read through your blog hunting for gift clues and saw that you really like the Alex Cross series. Enjoy!

Carl V. said...

Very cool! I think its fun that you waited a while and let the anticipation build. Opening presents is such a fun affair anyway, and building up some excitement and anticipation beforehand makes it even more fun. Your secret Santa did good!

Cory said...

Awesome gift. I can sadly say I've not got my gift mailed yet. I hope to do it today since I've fallen behind so badly!

Nymeth said...

I've just put up a Mr. Linky so that those who post about their gifts can link to it. It's exciting to see that people are starting to get their packages! I know of 2 more people who got theirs yesterday. I can't wait to get mine!

And thank you, Debi, for joining and being so enthusiastic.

Stephanie said...

Secret Santa's Rule!! I got my package today (and yes, I'm so far behind that I only MAILED mine today!) And luck of the draw gave me a fantastic Santa bringing fantastic gifts!!

I have read the first 4 or 5 of these books. Haven't gotten to any more than that. I really liked the ones I read though!

gail@more than a song said...

How fun for you! That Lynne is so sweet too!

Jennifer said...

What fun! Good for you holding out as long as you did! I usually can't even wait until I'm back in the house before ripping open a package! (And I don't have a long driveway!) Glad you decided not to make her wait! :0)

Dewey said...

Mine came the day after I had sent mine out, too! That was last night, and today I am planning to do the same, write up a post about what I received. :) Isn't this fun? I am so excited to find out what my recipient thinks of what I sent her!

P.S. I love that series, too! I've only read a handful of the books, though, and not in order.

Melody said...

Hey Debi! This Secret Santa stuff sounds fun! And your gift definitely sounds great! :)

Jean Pierre said...

what a cool present!

haha! i love the way your hand snatched the book before your mind even knew about it :D

and i am totally with you on the anticipation thing... i love letting something lie there for a while and feeling the anticipation build and rise in me.

and i agree on the thanks for nymeth! hooray for nymeth once again!

Serena said...

that's a great story. I'm waiting on my mom to send me that book also. I can't wait to read it.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, cool! Lynne is just the sweetest thing, and so are you Debi! I bet she loved getting it for you and I know you'll love reading it. Merry Christmas to both of you :)