Here's the mail (I feel like that guy from that kids' show, Blue's Clues):
|From my mom: My favorite type of mop (it's great, really).|
She also sent a giant box of food and spices.
She gets me.
Thank you, mommy! I love you. Come here and use the mop!
|From my California relatives: a vintage Halloween card.|
I wish I could have been there for Halloween, but I'm glad I made it for pre-Thanksgiving.
Thank you for thinking of me! Love you!
|From our German expat friends:|
A really lovely congratulations card for our baby.
And then two weeks later, they let us stay in their house.
Thank you so much! Please be my doula (but, really...)
|From our Long Lost VA Couple Friends:|
A Thanksgiving card that we got the Monday after returning from the States.
I read it on the couch when my stomach was recovering. It made me cry.
We're thankful for you, and miss you!
It's so thrilling to receive mail here. I can't thank you all enough for thinking of us, and sending us so many lovely things. I hope you know how much Phil and I appreciate you.
P.S. I forgot about my holiday card challenge, but I'm going to do it again this year. I'm going to hang up all of your cards on a wall with a single piece of tape. Whoever's card stays on the wall the longest will get some sort of prize. I realize my track record isn't great with this, since the inaugural winners never received their prize this year (sorry, cousins), but I'll do better in 2016. And I promise you'll get your 2015 prize. Let the challenge commence!