I have the greatest friends and family in the world. Not only have they come over to take care of my kids and me; they've also brought and sent me a ton of stuff.
Ben's stepmom, Brenda, sent us this gorgeous afghan:
Something helped us to solve the mystery - under the woman's name was the name of a tool company. Ben's stepmom sells tools. So we thought - is this linked to Brenda somehow?? Ben called Bren, and - mystery solved. A woman she knows in the tool industry makes and sells afghans on the side, and Brenda thought it might be a nice get-well gift for me. What a sweetheart. The kids are obsessed with it. We don't want them to ruin it, so it lives on our bed.
Bren knows I'm a sucker for chevron print; I should have linked this directly to her!
Ben's mom, Gloria, sent me a sweet card and $25 of cash! She said that, instead of sending me flowers, she would just send me money. My plan for that money is to get Ben a Christmas present. He won't give me money to buy him a Christmas present, so I'm going to get all sneaky with my get-well money. :)
This next thing is so great - a couple of days ago, at 9:30 at night, we got a knock on our door. It was a pizza delivery woman. We're like, "Dang it, you have the wrong house."
A lightbulb went off in my head. "Wait...is it Canadian bacon and pineapple?"
She looked at the receipt. "Yes! Yes, it is!"
And that's when I realized. Someone read my last blog post and ordered me a pizza!! We looked a little more at the receipt and saw that it was my friend, Kathleen. What a babe! She ordered me a pizza, all the way from China!
This is Kathleen and her hubby, Nick, in Xian recently:
In lieu of flowers, my mom planted these paperwhite bulbs for me:
And look what my sweet hubs brought home for me tonight (along with some much-needed toothpaste):
Thanks so much, everyone, for everything. These things have uplifted my heart and made my recovery just a teeny bit easier.