All is well now as I received my order just before mid-day(EST) today by post. Thanks for all your help. When I originally ordered, I checked to see if your holiday shutdown was on and planned to postpone ordering until later...saw no notice, so I thought I would be able to get my order in and processed before the shutdown. I also hope the logging-in to the website issues are now fixed as I was having a lot of trouble accessing the website, which just added to my worries as I thought maybe a computer virus had gotten loose and was hampering things.
Again, thanks for all your help and Happy New Year to the Mongoose Army!!
I guess I will just have to be more careful when I order to avoid such problems in the future.
P.S.: Just checked my order status...still says "processing"...and I did read the Forums Acting Weird thread and saw something about a "crash"... Looks like the computer was being naughty and adding to my worries...