We LOVE getting boxes from family. There is nothing that can change the monotony of our day like a box full of goodies we just can't get here. Yesterday we had double Christmas when boxes from both Marcia and Mary-Leah arrived together! Stu was having a particularly homesick day too, so this was the perfect remedy.
We got magazine and books, jammies (yay!), CANDY (which I promptly opened for a before-dinner snack), and everything that was on our wish list!!! Thank you guys for once again making our day.
I started reading (per Marcia's request) Three Cups of Tea last night after failing miserably at getting excited about White Oleander (I just don't get reading ultra-depressing books). So hopefully this goes well. I already stayed up way too late last night after diving right in. I'll let you know how it goes.
In other news, guess what? Yesterday morning I woke up to......... THE SOUND OF RAIN! Even after 9 months of no rain, the sound is unmistakable. I was grinning even before I opened my eyes, then I jumped out of bed and opened the bedroom window to get some smelling in. It was great. It only rained for about an hour, but it was well worth it!
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