I have to admit I am looking forward to my fifties. My forties were good, don't get me wrong. But there were a few bumps in the road, health issues (mine and others), things like that. I'm ready to move on! Turning fifty seems like a good place to start. I can only imagine the joy the next decade will bring.
So, anyways, I'm having this birthday. And yesterday a birthday surprise box arrived in the mail, from my friend Maria in Australia! Now those who know me, know that I am ordinarily very good about waiting. The normal me would put the box on the mantle, unopened, and wait until the fifth of February to even think about opening it! Unlike my friend, Tracey, who would have ripped that puppy right out of the mail lady's hand & torn it apart in the street. But this post isn't about Tracey... (sorry Trace).
Anyways, perhaps I was feeling a bit Tracey-ish yesterday, or maybe I just needed to feel a little spoiled. Or maybe turning 50 is changing me (nahhhh). But I did open that box right up when it arrived. I couldn't help myself! And the first thing I found inside was this soft-as-a-kitten, beautiful winter scarf! Never mind that it is summertime in Australia, sweet Maria knew that it was wintertime in my world. Isn't it gorgeous? That pretty scarf was keeping everything else in the box nicely cushioned and safe! Next I opened up this lovely mug rug, mug and spoon, all with sweet reminders of the land that they came from!
I had admired Maria's mug rugs before. Oh, and also tucked inside was this adorable little tin... bet you can't guess what it has inside?