Well…um…it’s all cause I found The Box. However, I only found The Box because of the cleaning frenzy. Which is all due to the fact that, apparently, in California dogs shed ALL YEAR round. Vacuuming once a week is going to kill me…
What? Oh, the Box? Well, see, part of my cleaning frenzy is needing surfaces to feel clear and smooth. And Jrex, well, he doesn’t fold his clothing in as anal a way as is recommended by the resident Freak (moi). Soooo….the clothes start to drift to the top of the dresser cause they don’t fit the drawers anymore. After a while, say every six months or so, I re-fold all his clothes and re-organize the dresser. So!? I TOLD you it was a cleaning frenzy. The point being, I didn’t go hunting for The Box. He should have known better. It was an ordinary every day cleaning binge. It could happen to any Freak at any time.
And there it was. A small white box with a return address belonging to a friend who is a Master Jeweler.
Does he know I found it? Of course. You can’t mess up clothes that have been folded already!
Did I peek? How can you ask me such questions! Am I not a woman of profound moral integrity and strength of character? My gosh.
It was taped. Sigh.
Why would any of that impede my blogging? Well, see, our 10th anniversary celebration is this coming weekend. I’d had a vague notion of making something for Jrex, but when I found The Box, it became completely imperative. The challenge? We’ve had lots of financial discussions of late. I knew that for it to be a gift from ME (spender) to HIM (saver), I couldn’t spend money on it. Which means it had to take time.
As usual I jumped off the deep end and have spent at least 25 hours thus far working on his gift. He knows it’s a book. But he doesn’t know anything else. Sadly (in this instance), he reads this blog, so I can’t give you any sneak peaks, but next week I’ll have pictures of both gifts.
The celebration? We’re going up to Lake Tahoe to see if there’s any snow left. Jrex researched a B&B on the lake that allows dogs. He found a dog-sitter for Saturday and made dinner reservations. I think I’ll keep him for another ten years, maybe even a few more…