Anyone who knows me well, knows the above statement to be so very true. I love presents. I do. I feel bad sometimes because I love them so much, and am well aware there are probably better and more important things for people to do with their money than to buy me presents, but it does not change the facts. I, LOVE Presents. My Mother in Law knows this, and is VERY GOOD at giving us presents. The other day she told me that there was a package coming in the mail for me in the next couple of days. I have been anxious to see what it would be, and the darling woman sent me more clothes. Heaven be praised, I love new clothes. I have done quite well at not buying myself anything new to wear in a very long time... so long in fact that I can't even remember the last time I did.
It was funny though, because I knew I needed to go out and check the mailbox to make sure they hadn't put a note in my box that I had to pick it up from the post office, but had no desire to find something to put on to go... a friend of mine suggested I just throw on a slip dress or something of the sort to just run out and check the mail. I thought to myself, "Yes, I would like to have a slipdress... that would be divine. Light, cool, perfect for just throwing over a T shirt and going to get the mail or run to the store or whatever... but alas, I have not such a thing. First thing I see in my goodie bag, a little purple tank dress with cute brown rings on braided straps, and hawaiian flowers on it. PERFECT. She also send me a green dress I could wear to church or out with Joe, and a nice big T shirt with silver embellishments around the neck. She couldn't have done better.
She also tucked in a magnet book for Scarlett with an under the sea type theme. Scarlett loved it right away. "I am playing my game" she says. And she would tell me what each sea creature was as she took it out to put it on the book. I would ask her to tell me what color it was, or how many of each thing there were. These are her favorite types of games to play. She spends so much time playing with the magnets on the fridge, or finding things around the house that are magnetic so that she can stick them to her toy that houses magnetic letters.. She is so inventive.
Joe took some pictures which I am enclosing in this post, when he gets around to sending them to me.