Yesterday was a busy day. The boy left for school out the front door. Unexpectedly, there was a knock at the back door. A neighbor had locked herself out of her house, and chose my house to beg for a phone to call a locksmith. After she left, the UPS truck delivered a table I ordered. I opened it after the husband left for work.What was I thinking??? When I noticed it was on sale, I impatiently bought it. It didn’t work. I used to know it wouldn’t work. After I managed to pull it out of the box, I learned it truly wouldn’t work. I wanted to cry. I didn’t want to think about packing the thing back up, and getting it shipped back for return. I decided to try a spot upstairs. It works. <shrug> It’s not what I wanted there, but it beats returning the table. And it works. I can be comfortable with it.
While I was staring at the table after struggling to get it upstairs, the doorbell rang again. It was the Fed Ex guy. I ignored him, involved as I was in my staring and fretting. When I went downstairs, I found the shades for my bedroom. Yay. I have lived with an obnoxious color in my bedroom and bathroom for four years. I made a huge mistake. They’re expensive, you have to live with those mistakes for awhile.
I went to the grocery store. When I came back, there was more stuff on my porch: the bathroom shades and a box from Amazon.com. It was bigger than I expected. My friend Jay had asked me if my wishlist was current. So, I was expecting a no-occasion gifty. I expected a CD. I got a CD. <nod> And a movie that had come up in a recent conversation. And a book on OZ. I love OZ. And an origami book (very advanced stuff in that book, what beauties). And a cross-stitch book! <squee!> Origami and Cross-Stitch from my knitty friend. <swoon>
For my cross-stitch geeky friends, I give you this eye candy:
A wonderful, unexpected surprise. Thank you, Jay, from the bottom of my heart.