Monday, December 25, 2006

A Christmas to remember

I have alot of images to show you, and stories to tell.
But for now, I want to brag and gloat for a minute.
My in-laws, Swami and Swamette (Jim and Rita) are awesome. They presented me with this today:

My very own Julie Zickefoose painting.
They asked Julie if she had any raptors (hawks, owls, etc.) and told her to choose one for me. And this is what I got...a beautiful red-tailed hawk: perched and in flight. And a touching inscription:

"A Red tail for Susan, because your spirits seem to match. J Zickefoose Christmas '06"

I will now pause for you to give me a "HELL YEAH!".

It's not often my in-laws make me cry. But they did today. All I could say for quite a while was, "Th-an-an-ank you".

A final bit for now:

We noticed a definite "Yak" theme this year.

I searched for yak-related products, and one of the items I knew Jim had to have was a nice big chunk of yak cheese. From Tibet.


The Swami said...

Swami & Swamette have munched upon the yak cheese. It is quite tasty. It brought a tear to the eye of Zak the Yak when he saw and smelled the yak cheese.

The Swami will try to post about his other yak-related presents soon.

Mary said...

Kudos to Swami and Swamette! I'll bet JZ's print was your favorite gift this year? So, so, special. Here it is:


Sweet dreams.

Your birthday is only 8 days away???

Anonymous said...


Glad you had a great Christmas.

NatureWoman said...

Oh My Gosh !!!!!! Awesome
Amazing Thoughtful The Best
Present For You!!!!
HELL YEAH!!! Several Times
Happy Dancing for you. Woo Hoo!!!!
So freakin' cool I can't stop. . .
Swami and Swamette done good.

Cool - Yak Cheese - I wonder what it tastes like.

The Swami said...

The yak cheese is very good. Just as I imagine their commercials say: "From Contented Yaks."

LauraHinNJ said...

I'm not sure which is cooler - the JZ painting or the cheese!


The girls had a happy Christmas too?

KatDoc said...


Anonymous said...

Hell yeah! What an awesome gift! Coolness!

Patrick Belardo said...

Wow, what a wonderful gift. I mean the cheese of course.