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I had ordered some hand wipes from Amazon and so, when the package arrived today, I didn’t rush to open it as I knew what it was…or so I thought! I finally opened the package and to my great surprise, it was filled with gifts from dear Joy Hamilton in Canada. Joy and I have never met but have become virtual friends through this blog. I am so honored and thrilled that Joy has sent me such beautiful and thoughtful holiday gifts.

First I saw the lovely letter Joy had included – please note that it is folded in a beautiful origami design:

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Yesterday was my turn to host our weekly Mah Jongg game. Even though it was freezing outside, everyone showed up. I had a great time preparing our cold weather lunch; pictures and recipes will be posted later.

We started out our day by playing with the wonderful Pung Chow set given to me by X for Christmas. This set had never been used before and it was an honor and a delight for us to be the first to play with it. Here are the representative tiles from this incredible set:


What beautiful carvings! And don’t you just love the panda Jokers?! Continue reading