First, I should clarify that yes, yes indeed that photo of my family was the actual Christmas greeting card we mailed to people we know. We used a slightly different pose--the boys and I all had kicking legs and kung fu arms, but Mr. D was standing behind us with checkbook in hand. Rather sums us up pretty well in a weird way.
Second, those of you who read Cha Cha's blog over at Noodleroux already know that I am a winner! Yes, I won the Grand Prize of her Christmas Sequel Contest and hoo boy does her Grand Prize rock!
The mail came the other day and I opened the box clearly addressed to me with an unknown return name and address. I sat stymied for a moment. Was this a forgotten Etsy order? A bloggy friend whose real-life name I couldn't recall? I opened the box and spread out its contents.
The card was funny because inside Cha Cha wrote "nice rack." That's really funny if you know me in real life!
Here's her clever note inside--I have to tell you that Cha Cha beats Oprah in gift-giving. Plus Cha Cha is cooler and less annoying and know-it-all than Oprah.
Well look at that gorgeous PINK water bottle! Because it's PINK, Team Testosterone won't touch it with a ten-foot pole. Which means it's safe from ending up in the sand box or forgotten at basketball practice or being used by anyone but ME! MINE! MINE! MINE! Thank you, Cha Cha!
But there's more! A Zum Bar! I haven't even put it in my bathroom--I love the smell of it. I adore Zum. Yum.
An Anywhere Cloth! I've read of these, but now I own a real-life one!
A book of prose and poetry with nekkid ladies on the cover. I had to hide this right away...my sons would steal the cover because, well, you know. But I kept the book out because they're just interested in what ladies look like under their clothes, not in what they think and feel and stuff that really matters--the stuff inside the book. I paged through it and can't wait to start reading it when I finish my current poetry collection.
Cha Cha, these prizes are fantastic. I'm so glad I won. And I was so pleased to get a surprise in the mail. Opening all of these things, unexpected and delightful, really brightened my whole week.
Spill it, reader, what fun thing surprised you lately?