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…

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January 19, 2010. Tags: , . Links, Pictures, Words. 3 comments.