This morning after breakfast and morning chores I closed myself in my office for a Zoom meeting. When I came out, there was a beautiful bouquet of red and white flowers in the middle of the kitchen island. The card told me the vase came from Grandsons Jay, Dee, and Ell in California, and said "Happy Birthday! Love you Grandma!" (My natal day isn't until Monday, but I had no objection to the celebration starting early 😀.)
I remember how exciting it was to get mail in my name when I was young, so I decided to send them an actual thank you note. It took a surprisingly long time to write out a couple of sentences expressing my gratitude using my best printed penmanship. I addressed the envelope, put a stamp on it, and walked it out to the mailbox.
After lunch I decided to take a walk. When I got home there was a large box on the ground next to the mailbox addressed to me. Inside the condo, I opened the mailing box and an insulated liner and found a box containing a dozen dipped strawberries. The card said the same thing as the one accompanying the flowers...which meant I had only thanked the senders for half of my present!
Fortunately the mail truck hadn't come yet. I ran outside and grabbed the envelope out of the mailbox. I knew I had more notes to write another one, but hated to waste a stamp. All of a sudden I remembered that a New Thing I had done for my original blog, steaming open an envelope, would be appropriate again today.
It didn't take long to boil a pot of water, and just a couple of minutes of holding the flap over the steam released the glue so I could open the envelope. After writing out a new note I put it in the envelope and used a glue stick to reseal it. I took it back out to the mailbox, where it will be picked up tomorrow.