I'd be lying to you to say that I didn't wince at that number. I see the changes in my body, my skin, my fitness (dang, gained back the 5 pounds I'd lost!). Oh the gray hair! UGH.
Part of me doesn't care. I'm happy, healthy, have a great husband and two great kids. I have good family and friends. I have a job and a house.
That being said, I was one big grouch this morning. Part fatique, part PMS, part sick-of-doing-dishes syndrome. I warned hubby early on. He rubbed my back and gave me a kiss. I have a cool husband that way.
I went off to run some errands, one of which consists fighting a debit card charge that the fraud unit caught, but somehow got through. From Amsterdam. Right. Anyway, got home to find two lovely packages waiting for me. One was from my BFF Tammy, and the other from my blogging friend Shannon. Tammy sent me a b-day gift, and Shannon sent me an alphabet-themed giveaway box of treasures (I'll blog about that later).
Tammy made me a red and white themed birthday box.
She decorated a woooden box, then filled with with tart tins full of stuff. Have a look!!
The lid was stuffed with tags and stickers, and the most beautiful old postcard.
There was also a handmade bag, with a gorgeous fabric cuff inside.
I can tell you that this almost made me cry. Tammy knows what I love, and the timing couldn't have been better. She put a smile on my face today, and that's the best gift of all.