Friday, February 20, 2015

A Letter

Dear Friend (who's name I'm not going to mention because I actually want you to be surprised),

I just did the world's WORST job of gift wrapping.  Seriously, I am embarrassed.  I swear I love you more than the plastic grocery store bag carelessly slopped around your present would imply.

Let me explain.

As I was getting ready to leave for our round of after-school activities I realized that I had a chance - a very slight chance - of finishing your gift while at our first destination.  Hmmmm.  IF I could do that, there was a small window of time where I then could get it to the post office!  Total win!  This gift is way overdue, and the sooner it got to the post office the better.

So at the last minute I grabbed the only thing I could think of to protect your gift from rubbing against the inside of the box.  (That's not likely to do any harm....but one can never be too careful.)  I had absolutely no time to go hunting in the basement for more appropriate materials.  Heck.  I have bought more tissue paper than could fill my bathroom...and it always disappears before I can use it, so I'm not sure I had better material anyway.  Thus, the plastic grocery bag.  (Which I'm also embarrassed by.  I have my own darn bags....I just occasionally forget them....)  I was exasperated with myself, but it was the best I could do.

Well, as you've guessed, I DID finish the gift, and I DID to a horrid wrapping job when I DID manage to get to the post office before it closed.

I love you!

Just don't hold that plastic bag against me.


1 comment:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

I LOVE YOU TOO! They're wonderful!

And I didn't mind even a LITTLE bit about the wrapping, 'cause I needed a plastic bag right THEN.