Presents for me!

For Christmas my dad and his wife sent me a Harry and David gift basket that came in a stack of gift boxes instead of an actual basket.  I came home to an empty house from a dull day at work to find a box on my doorstep for me and it was a great pick-me-up.  I was probably as thrilled to see the pretty boxes and ribbon as I was to find the fruit, nuts, and chocolate inside.  I love pretty boxes and ribbon!  And fruit and nuts!  And chocolate, well, chocolate is alright, I could take it or leave it usually.

Yes, I realize could call my dad’s wife my stepmom, although I don’t really think of her that way because they got married a few years before I graduated from high school and I didn’t live with them so there wasn’t a dad-stepmom-assorted-stepsiblings-all-in-one-home-together situation.  It’s the similar to the way that, now that I’m an adult out on my own, if my mom marries or gets a civil union or formalizes a domestic partnership like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell I won’t think of her spouse as my stepdad, it will just be “Mom’s legally recognized man friend” or whatever.

At the end of last week there was another package waiting for me, this time from one of my friends from college.  She sent me One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins!  It’s 101 projects using just one yard of fabric (plus standard notions and supplies, like thread and buttons).  I’ve already chosen my first few projects, including one for Valentine’s Day that will remain a secret until then.  I excitedly showed the book to my own non-legally recognized man friend when he got home and he said, “Wow, that’s a perfect present for you!  She did a really good job picking out a gift!”  I appreciated his attempt at enthusiasm — about something he doesn’t care about —  because he knew I was excited.  I hope he does a more convincing job when he sees his Valentine’s present next month…

January 19, 2010. Tags: , . Links, Pictures, Words.


  1. amy lee replied:

    i have been planning on buying this book the next time i’m at my local craft store! i have quite a list of projects to accomplish….maybe we could go on a “One Yard Wonders” adventure together and keep each other posted on progress?

  2. Sandy replied:

    I think that Steve might be a bit more honest than you give him credit for. What is YOUR take on what HE gets excited about?? Also, I think it’s time for you to be more open about your feelings towards Steve and your relationship – is living together in a non-legally recognized relationship ok indefinitely? Do you really love the guy? Does he love you? What’s wrong with marriage for you two?
    I admit to a strong bias having been married for 51+ years but I think my questions are legit and they are asked with much affection for you two.

    • rabbitstylenews replied:

      Huh, I didn’t expect this post to draw any comments demanding explanations of and justifications for my personal relationship and its degree of “openness” to the public. “What a nice gift from your college friend”, sure, or “How fun, I know you like pretty boxes”, or maybe even “You don’t think chocolate is the absolute best? What’s wrong with you??” Those I would have expected.

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