having fun with pinterest

here’s my fledgling gift guide board:

I really have to stop messing with this and get some of my life done today!!

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new mailbox for mother’s day

What more could a mother want?  Perhaps to be greeted with a display like this first thing in the morning:

from my youngest, to whom I read many books

from my youngest, to whom I read many books

The quote on this note is attributed to Strickland Gillilan on a page of quotes

You may have tangible wealth untold;

Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.

Richer than I you can never be —

I had a Mother who read to me.

I’m just dissolving into a puddle of maudlin sentimentality here, I know, but the child just credited me for her love of literature.  I got good grades!!  What a gratifying kid.

DH’s gift is a little more concrete, and I do mean that literally.  He’s been wrestling with a brick mailbox pedestal for two days now.  Here’s the photo synopsis:

old mailbox

old mailbox

Had to be extracted with a cold chisel and a prybar.

a short truce for the weekend warrior

a short truce for the weekend warrior

Then back into the breach

weekend warrior in the thick of battle

weekend warrior in the thick of battle

I have every confidence the battle will be won by dawn.