I’m spending some time with a close friend from high school tomorrow, and I have asked if I could send a few things home.  Just  a book for my sister and one of our other classmates who I am still in touch with, and pictures and dad’s shaver.  She said yes so I’ve been busy pulling everything together.

I just wanted to send my sister’s copy of the autographed Osteen book and a business book to my friend who is a professional lecturer and consultant back in Manila.  I wanted to send new pictures of Angelo to my Mom and Dad, and send my birthday greetings to my Mom.  Angel’s grown a lot and I have been promising Mommy I will send some new ones to her, big enough to frame, so I’ve printed everything in 5×7 printouts.

I had a tough time writing my letter to Dad because I felt hurt and it was difficult to “let things slide” as I had written before.  I wanted to tell him about how and what I felt, but at the same time, I didn’t want him to feel bad because the truth is, I don’t really want to make things worse.  He has only a little time left with us, and I don’t want to waste what’s left of his years with me dwelling on my pain.

So since it all started because he didn’t get the shaver he was waiting for, I’m sending him a new one with the matching refills to last him the year.  

I will probably rewrite my letter.  I don’t feel good about what I have written there even if I had written it in pretty diplomatic language.  It is just so difficult to mask the “hurt”.  I wish he would just come around again.  I haven’t called him to say hello for a while now because I really don’t want to say anything I would regret later.  I hope the shaver takes care of it all and help my own hurt fade away some. 

Goodie bag find

The second assistant in the office excitedly shared her discovery with me this morning of a “chocolate egg” with the CARS characters on it. She warned me, though, that it was over a dollar and she wasn’t sure I’d like that. I visited two branches of Duane Reade here where I managed to grab 20 pieces of this Double Crisp Chocolate that was franchised by Disney and I am just so thrilled by this find!

I had really planned on waiting for the Easter Goodies to go on sale but I didn’t want to take the chance that the stores would run out before I got the chance to get it.

I’ve gotten so wrapped up with the little tyke’s birthday in May that I have completely forgotten about my own birthday which comes a full month ahead of his. That can wait — I’m not throwing any parties for that one. Mine is really much simpler — probably just a luncheon or dinner… I’m happy celebrating others more than myself. Besides, I’m not putting together a goodie bag for my party… * wink *