I signed up for Tracy @ Fly on Over‘s horse blogger gift exchange and waited on pins and needles to get my gift…and it arrived yesterday!
It’s a gorgeous fleece turtleneck with “heat tech” technology and I can’t even tell you how delicious it feels just wearing it around my apartment. Here I am wearing it after I opened the box; please excuse the idiot grin and helmet hair (I had just gotten back from the barn):
(Boyfriend, as he’s taking the picture: “Don’t you want to take the tags off?” Me: “No, I’m preserving the just-out-of-the-box feel.” Him: “Ummm…ok. Sure.”)
Miraculously, it also fits better than some clothing my mother has bought for me, and she’s known me for 30+ years now. I can’t wait to wear it to my lesson on Monday. This is especially timely, since, well, take a look at the weather prediction at the barn for Monday:
The package had a real name but not a blog address on it, so I can give a shout-out to Elena but I don’t know where she blogs! Mystery Elena, if you’re reading this, could you comment so I can give you the credit you well deserve.
ETA: Tracy tells me that Elena blogs at Out of the Box; go and read about her eventing adventures. I’ll be over here on the other coast, jealous of her warm Southern California temperatures. Thank you again, Elena!
I ordered my gift for my recipient a few days ago and it has already shipped; I keep clicking anxiously on the tracking to see when it will get there. Hope you enjoy it, Mystery Recipient!
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YEAH! You're the first recipient from my little gift exchange!! I'm so glad you love your present and thanks again for participating. Also, Elena writes Out of the Box: http://outofthebox-elena.blogspot.com/
Thank you for sharing her blog link, and thank you again for organizing the exchange – I had way too much fun and I love my gift. 🙂
Awesome! I'm sending my gift off today to a secret person… oooo, ahhhhh.
I had fun reading through my person's blog and trying to get a sense of who they were and which of the options they gave I should get for them. I hope they'll like it!
Yay!!! For some reason I had a struggle tracking down your blog but I'm so glad it found it! And that you got the gift and liked it!! Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope the rest of your gifts are just as good:)
Hooray! I'm glad you found it too! Thank you so much for the shirt – I wore it to the barn yesterday and was cozy and warm in as few layers as I've ever been, for a 5 degree trail ride. 🙂
Gawd and I thought my Monday was cold that week.
To be fair this is unusually cold for us! It's not at all out of the ordinary to get those temps, but not usually until late January. I'm hoping it won't be worse in late January…