Because I Can Be a Bliss Ninny
When I decide how I will wrap Angie Kay’s present, I will update with a photo. Since it is in a box, I think I may wrap it in clear cellophane paper, tie a ribbon around it and attach a big tag on it that says “Do Not Open until Christmas!” Although I think she will ignore that, because when we were in high school she opened the letter I was sending to my boyfriend who was in school at Prairie View (and is now dead, R.I.P, Keith!) that I asked her to mail because she claimed to have some stamps at home and I did not.
Okay. I started the present out by buying a storage for photos box from Michael’s. They were having a sell, so I only paid $1.68 for the box. Then using the computer, I typed her name and printed it out and glued it to the back of a piece of harder paper from a package, I think it was a package of batteries, cut that out and then slid it in the slot. I saw some nice sticker type gems at Michael’s and bought those as well. That is the dragonfly next to her name. The package of gems had two more shapes, flowers. I stuck one of them on the picture frame I gave her to jazz it up.
It was just a small inexpensive 4X6 picture frame from Target. The picture is my daughter’s latest school picture (you cannot see it though because of possible freaks lurking). I like getting frames because when you do not people usually lose the picture or toss it in a box with thousands of other pictures. It is my responsibly to make sure my baby’s face is present in everyone’s minds because she will be my salvation. That was a joke; do not want to scare any of you in to thinking that I am a helicopter mom. By the way, this present will be called a “Movie Kit.” Because Angie Kay is my girl when it comes to those long 400, 600, 700, even 1300-minute BBC dramas. Yes, 1300 of The Forsyte Saga (the 1967 version) and I watched every last minute of it, not missing one second. I paused that DVD each time I had to break, but I did it BY GAWD!
Also in the “Movie Kit” is a package of Baked Goodies Tea lights. The aromatic atmosphere must be perfected when watching a drama. Then there is a gift card to Bath & Body works so she can pick out some lotion to go with those lotion gloves I am including, nothing better than watching a long drama with your hands soaking in lotion. That way if you fall asleep, in the morning your hands will be nice and soft. I found a pack of eight note cards with a monogrammed A on them from Michael’s for just $1.00 (Always check their $1.00 bins). Then I tossed in a tin of peppermint Altoids. Also, a little mesh bag of Bigelow Tea packs (Constant Comment and Green Tea). Naturally, there is a bag of Pepperidge Farm Verona’s. Of course!
I got the mesh bag from something else; I think it had a small bracelet in it I won from a door prize or maybe it was last Mother’s Day when I got some presents from an essay contest my daughter entered about how great of a mother I am (wink). The tea came out of my cupboard. That shiny gift bag with the snowmen on it has wallet size pictures in it. Because the photo-storage box did not smell that hot I threw in a cinnamon scented pine cone, and the silk poinsettia and purple tissue paper are just for window dressing. Before I close it up for good I may throw in a small hand made ornament. We will see.