There’s something you should know about me…I LOVE surprises! I love the excitement, the intrigue, the overwhelming nature of it all.
A few weeks ago I traveled to Phoenix for work. I was going to be away from my loves for SIX whole days. I know…what was I thinking? While I was out, Jase and Jack partied hard. They bought all the foods I would never think of buying, watched all the action movies I turn my nose up at, and stayed up as late as they wanted (which was maybe a quarter past eleven). They seemed to have had a lot of fun and hardly missed me at all. But then Jason told me that a little welcome-back gift was headed my way through the mail chain; and I knew I was missed and still loved and that hopefully the eating and sleeping habits would go back to normal. Phew. For the next few days I waited anxiously for my gift in transit. I was only given a few clues about the present: 1) It was purchased online (which meant it could be anything, it could be a bear!). 2) It was coming in a large, heavy box (Oooohhhh! A big gift!). 3) I would love it so much that I would throw myself into Jason’s arms uncontrollably and declare him the best husband in the universe!!!!
Wow, I was so eager for my parcel to arrive! And then unfortunately old man winter decided to crap 12 inches of snow and 2 inches of ice on us; halting the mail process for 2 days. Let me remind you and the USPS of their motto:”Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” Let’s just say that I felt very betrayed.
Finally, the mail woman broke through the igloo known as Abnaki Way and delivered my highly anticipated surprise! The box was big…the box was heavy…What could it be??!
“What is it?”
That was my very first thought…
My toilet tank’s soul mate lid! A perfect fit.
When we moved into our house (which was a foreclosure) the previous owner had taken the toilet tank lid from the master bath with him. He is a plumber, so perhaps it held sentimental value? My toilet tank had been lidless for 2.5 years. To make things “better” we added a precisely cut piece of cardboard to the top of the tank (and by better I mean ghetto). After hours of scouring the Internet and a little mix and match game with cheaptoilettanklids.com Jase found the one! I think my toilet looks much better now, feel free to comment on its beauty and porcelain gracefulness. And I really did love the gift, it was very thoughtful and quite necessary. I don’t remember if I loved my new tank lid so much that I threw myself into Jason’s arms uncontrollably and declared him the best husband in the universe; but I would really declare that any day of the week, anyway.
Can you tell I am super stoked to go to France?! I picked up some nice old-man-walking-shoes at Finish Line in preparation for the journey. And they even make me jump higher! Can’t wait. :)