I am STILL having trouble sleeping all through the night b/c of jet lag so I got up this morning at 5:30 AM and opened my day 6. It's a lovely set all sort of centred around keeping warm and I'm off to post the pics as soon as I'm finished typing this. I'm actually wearing the hat right now!
Even better, despite the horrible winter storms out east the 2nd package arrived here today in perfect time to start being opened tomorrow. To be honest I was a little excited thinking about what would happen if it was late. That way I could stretch out this swap even longer.
I love looking at all the new boxes.
Funny story: a few days ago I was watering our Christmas tree. The water runs through some clear tubing, like surgical tubing, and ends up in the base of the stand. Well for some reason both of our cats ADORE drinking the water from the tree stand. The pine must give it a certain piquante-ness. So they've both gathered around hovering as I water the tree, and one gets obsessed with watching the bubbles as they travel through the tube. He starts to bat at it and wouldn't you know it, HE PULLS THE TUBE OUT OF THE STAND. Water's pouring everywhere, I'm freaking out because of the presents, no one else knows what I'm yelling about and the cats are starting to circle because - yay! - there's an unlimited supply of tree water! They hit the well! All this is a very long and convoluted way to say that all the presents got moved around while we mopped up the mess.
Yesterday my little brother came to me with a sheepish look. "We were putting the presents back and we found one with no tag," he said. "I think it might be yours." (He's 18 and a real arse but he can be so little-boy sweet sometimes.) So they set it aside.
I completely forgot about this, and when I came down this morning I noticed that the day 6 package had been set aside. How sweet!, I thought.
Until they panicked trying to find it again.