So Many Greeting Cards…So Little Humor

January 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm 2 comments

Rite Aid.  I do think we read every card there and found ONE…I have THREE kids!  We didn’t do gifts this year, so the card was essential.  

How is that even possible?  No child-funny humor?  Come, on…help a woman out, there are FOUR aisles packed FULL of cards!  Which brings me to a pet peeve.  Can we put adult cards at adult eye level?  Okay, so I’m talking to the wrong people.  

Fortunately I’d found cool Post*It Style Letter stickies at Kroger today.  At $4.00, I thought them a bit high, but they looked so novel I’d picked them up.  They saved the day for little daughter.  She decorated the stage for Daddy at church tonight with a “banner”. You get six of every letter, so not too bad if you save money on a card!

On another, totally unrelated topic, a song came on an old CD I had playing in the van today at the most opportune times.  It was Steven Curtis Chapman’s “I Will Be Here”.  A big part of our dating story.  The line “I will be here, when the mirror tells us we’re older, I will hold you”….very fitting. 

There have been times in the last year or two when “aging” has become apparent to me for the first time.  Mainly, the change in the feel of my own skin.  My neck no longer feels the same.  It’s…soft. It…moves. My hands look… more and more like my Moms every day somehow. 

My kids sometimes say I look like I have elephant skin.  Dry skin is the worst about that. The effects of dishwater and sun and toil and…just age. 

But, the 30s have been very comfortable.  I like where I am. (And, I like having a man in his 40s…I’ll always be young to him!) 

A thankful day of reflecting, relishing, remembering.  So glad to have this day to stop and see what a blessing of love and life and laughter he is to me and our family. I LUV my man!

Now, to ice cream cake!  YEAH, to $3.00 off coupons!!!


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  • 1. CJ  |  January 17, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Wait until you reach 50 and talk about changes in your body! The truth of the matter is time marches on! I anticipate being a little wrinkled gray-haired lady in the natural, but in the spirit—Sheena!!!!!!

    Mag replies: Yeah, well…it happens! BTW: Who’s Sheena?


  • 2. durangifts  |  January 18, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Forget those store-bought cards; start using Send Out Cards to send out “printed” greeting cards right from your home or office computer. You choose the card, add your message and click send. Send Out Cards will print,s tuff, stamp and mail the card for you. the cards only cost .98 each (+ postage) and there’s no additional fee for the service. IT’s SO COOL!!!!!!
    You can also have your own handwriting and signature added to your account so it looks like you hand wrote and signed the card but it was done on your PC.

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