The Spoils of living far away…
Now living far away from our families (they in Florida, we in Scotland) is difficult on my husband and me all year round, with the exception of our yearly 2-week visit home around Christmas. Now we LOVE Edinburgh, and LOVE the culture and proximity to all things Europe, but homesickness tends to hit still, even after these almost 3 years away.
And then wonderful events occur unexpectedly to help us feel a bit closer to home. Such as yesterday’s visit from the FedEx man. I am still in shock over the package that was delivered. My father and his lovely wife Donna (who have just celebrated their 2-year anniversary, CONGRATS!) have gotten into the habit of spoiling us ROTTEN with lovely packages. And this most recent one was no exception. Oh, the goodies! Oh, the spoils! Oh the joy! Feast your eyes on the gloriousness…
Look at all the junk food! The American junk food! Now, if the fastidious dentist in my father may have doubted the health of my teeth upon our moving to the UK, he seems to have fully given up on them and embraced the possibility of their decline. They don’t stand a chance, with all the cookies, Cheez-its, chocolate bars, Pringles, Twizzlers (oh and peanuts and trail mix for good measure), plus a childhood favourite of mine, Fruit Roll-ups! To top it all off, under all the sweets was a bit of icing on the cake in the form of a birthday pressie!
Are you serious?!? Happy birthday to me, indeed! I guess technically I cheated by opening this early (actual birthday is Sunday) but too bad, I’m fully moved in to it, and thoroughly enjoying it!
I suspect I may have Donna to blame for this gift, rather than my father (although he certainly does not balk from the shopping). I love the shape and sturdy base of the bag. No longer will I have to dig deeper into my never-ending old purse for the wallet that seems to never appear; now everything is within reach.
A most sincere thanks to Dad & Donna, from a grateful and spoiled daughter (who may also be feeling a little sick from her recent junk food gorge).