Thursday, December 18, 2008

The HoneyBaked Ham Surprise

Today was a C-R-A-Z-Y day. When you're a teacher, the longest week of the fall semester is the week before Christmas break. The kids are all excited and full of energy. Thanks to the off and on rain we've had for a couple of weeks combined with no sunshine, our school's playground is a soggy mess. So we haven't been able to go out for recess like we usually do. On top of which, today was our class party. (The Monkey Munch was a hit, by the way...)

I was pooped when I got home and not really in the mood to cook. I pulled in the driveway and checked the mail as usual. When I looked up from the mailbox, I noticed a big package sitting by the front door. What could this be?

I brought Quinn and all our stuff inside, let the dog out and went to get the mystery package. All of our relatives live out of town, and we are going to see the majority of them next week. I couldn't imagine who would be sending us something.

So you can imagine my surprise when I saw the words HONEY BAKED HAM on the side of the box!!!! Apparently, one of the sub-contractors that Buddy worked with on his latest project at work sent him the ham as a "thank you / Merry Christmas" gift. A 7 pound ham, to be exact!

Is there any doubt in your mind what we ate for supper tonight?

And yes, Pam, I am saving the ham bone for soup later this winter. (Aren't you proud??)


Pam said...

Yes, I am proud of you. (If you hadn't I'd be digging through your trash for it! Those things are like gold when it comes to flavoring soup or bones!)

What a great surprise blessing!

Kim said...

What a nice treat! I love Honey Baked Hams.