Tuesday, August 3, 2010
So while we didn't have a baby shower this time around (which I was originally all sorts of pouty about), we've had an overwhelming show of support and love. I've had packages pouring in these past couple of days, from both family and friends. Handmade soaps, bath bombs from Lush, handmade banners, little gifts purchased on an "I saw this and thought of you" whim- all very thoughtful and amazing things, that have melted my heart. And while I'm hoping to do a post on Thursday, to show you some of the things that have been gifted to me and my family, for now I just have to start off with this one gift in particular...
A package came in the other day, from my dear friend Lindsay over at Cook. Vegan. Lover.
I pulled it out of the box, and I stared at it. I let my eyes focus, and I watched.
...What is it? I wondered.
I turned it a little to one side, and then a little to the other. I wiggled its horn with my index finger, and then took a deep breath.
...Seriously, what the hell is this thing?
I looked for fins. I looked for flippers. I really thought it had to be some kind of a narwhal or other sea creature, but- narwhals aren't yellow? And... ok its not a freakin' narwhal, I need to get that out of my head.
And while I'm sitting here, completely baffled by what I'm holding in my hands, Christopher is behind me in the kitchen laughing, as he re stocks the fridge with the things we had just bought home from the grocery store.
"I don't get it. What is it?", I kept asking. "I think this is some kind of horn, what else could it be?".
And he just laughed.
"Why are you laughing? I don't know what the hell it is!", I yelled out in frustration. By this point, I had been looking at the dang thing for at least five minutes, and just as my iron deficient blood was about to boil over...