I also got an unexpected notice of a "credit memo" going into chequing account (of an overpayment from my property tax account being returned to me.)
It is going to be an unexpectedly nice Christmas for my kids (who will benefit from THAT)
Some days nice things DO happen - beginning with a lovely phone call fropm Doug & Bill in B.C.
I was feeling a bit out of sorts too, because my Mum is not going to be home this Christmas - instead my brother (a sailing skipper) has taken her sailing from the U.S. Virgin Islands for something she has never done before.
What a cool gift for them both, to make such a wonderful set of memories together at this time of her life. I envy him that.
(He has been a sea-farer for much of his life, sailing all over the world. This is his first excursion from U.S. territory however.