In our foyer, next to the stairs, is a triangular cabinet that Len made with some of the boys. It holds a few candles and "I'm going to play Mass" supplies--golden plate, wine glass, etc. A few days ago Becca asked me to help set up the Mass table. No problem--I even cleaned up with her afterwards. That's when I idly picked up the random little box that had been on the cabinet for a while. Before moving it to the basement, I took a look inside and found:
a gift card
from my parents
Good grief! Doesn't say much (good, anyway) about my housekeeping skills, does it?
Anyway: Mom and Dad, thanks so much for your generous gift. I'm retroactively spending it on the sweater I bought while shopping with David to replace yet another ruined pair of school pants. And since that was in February, and it was on sale, I still have almost half the card left! Love, Barbara
P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day!