Aside from that - I was SUPER DUPER excited to get my mail and find a BRAND NEW TO ME TOM TOM!!!!!
One of you wonderful, lovely, kind people who goes by 'Emma' - sent me her Tom Tom.
Really. Just.... sent it to me. With this hilarious crazy-cat-lady card and all.
Actually I'm not sure which I liked more - the card or the Tom Tom. lol
I was *stunned* to find out that this version is actually newer than the one I had! AND..... drum. Roll. PLEASE:
Emma and her super sweet hubby downloaded the SNOOP DOGG VOICE!!!!
As if just sending me their Tom Tom wasn't *more* than kind... *more* than enough.... they went the extra mile and made me whole..... (insert jokes here as you see fit.)
I got it on the way to pick up The Boy from school and I turned it on for the drive home and suddenly they were screaming from the backseat: "MOM!!!! THATS SNOOP DOGG!!!!!"
And then The Boy noticed that Snoop say's things like.... "in 50 meters turn right......" because *this* Tom Tom actually came from another country - so he talks about meters and motorways instead of yards and freeways. The Boy was fascinated by this.
I'm still feeling horrible..... I can't seem to get this head cold under control.... soooo annoying. However, I'm so touched and humbled and *GRATEFUL* by this uber kind gesture. Really.
THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES EMMA.
There is just so much that I have learned in the last year and a half.... about myself, about my family and about the world we live in..... and while yes, some people such and break your heart and break into your car and steal your stuff... there are people made of rainbows and sunshine and good things who will *do* good things to help make up for and heal the damage done by others.
That's more than just kind of awesome.
In the mean time..... life is moving on - there's laundry to do and bathrooms to clean and dinners to make... I know - I said that all before - but *Seriously* it's like coming back to the hum-drum 'Mom jobs' after a year or so of The Bubbie doing them for us... lol. It's her house and she does things her way and I was always chasing my tail and running here and running there - and everything..... and The Bubbie doesn't like to *wait* for me to do the laundry when I have time: she just does it.
So she did it... she did almost all of it - and I started to realize that perhaps this 'vacation' wasn't such a great thing because I kind of *like* taking care of my family and my kids and nesting and making a home and such.... I really like it actually.
Hail Mary.... well, she's putting up with it because now her 'Pirate bathroom' complete with black shower curtain has been turned into a "ship/nautical/pirate" theme with shells that The Girl and I laid out just so on the counter and a navy and white shower curtain with tall ships on it with navy and white towels to match.... and one *very large* pirate ceramic head on the shelf to top it all off. lol
Also.... Hail Mary takes great exception to my Twilight bed set..... ok - now don't all panic at once: it's not an *actual* Edward head or anything..... it's not One Direction bedding, dammit. But,it *IS* the actual same bedding that they used in the movie for Bella's bed. Charlie buys it for her and it's on her bed when she first arrives and they used it all the way until Break Dawn.
It's purple with these kind of pretty leaf pattern in a velvet over the top... purple being my favorite color and Twlight being my favorite movie.... I spent a good bit of time hunting this down online to own it. The Bubbie and Papa bought it for me for Christmas last year and I left it in it's pretty bag until I was out on my own.... so in spite of Hail Mary's objections to purple -I go to sleep under my Bella bedding.
It *almost* looks like at least one girl lives here.....