Card

So this is what happens: a woman buys a wedding card she really likes for her nephew and his new wife, and while she’s at it she finds a funny birthday card for him. She puts them in her lunchcase – (that’s a briefcase/lunch bag combo) – for safe keeping.

She could mail the envelopes, but she’s looking forward to tucking them in the gift card basket at the wedding reception.

As fate would have it, she catches – not a bus, not a man, and certainly not the bouquet, but – a dreadful virus that throws her under a bus, causing her to miss the big bash. Meanwhile, the cards ride around in the aforementioned bag, forgotten in a feverish haze, and as might be expected they get lunched upon (specifically, doused with raspberry-flavor green tea) and cased upon (by a thick file or two).

Frankly, she should toss the cards in the recycle bin and start over, but oh she did so like them when she chose them.

At the risk of making her dear nephew’s new wife worry at the psychiatric health of the family she’s married into (he learned a long time ago worrying is wasted on the wacky), the aunt tucks all her good intentions into one large envelope, seals it with a kiss, and sends it with her love – my love – to Matt and Kerri.        – Aunt Jane

3 responses to “Card

  1. LOL!  Yup, that’s my friend!    I had a whirl wind week.  I tore up the kitchen and painted the upper cabinets and while helping me a friend and her husband offered to loan me all the money I need to get the house finished for market!  (that’s only about $1000 but I did not have it)  I can pay them at closing. 🙂  I took them up on it and we shredded the kitchen…then, I had the plumber come to check the tub drain….it has been draining into my crawl space but at least it wasn’t the toilet!  So now I was wandering the neighborhood with my towel and soap looking for empty showers.    Then, Kerri called to say she and the girls would be coming to visit and hang out for the day on Sunday.  Fred and his son would be here too!     I haven’t seen Kerri in years and I want this to be a nice, relaxed and wonderful day.  The kitchen had to go back together and a meal needed to be prepared by Sat.  It almost did me in but we made the deadline.   Roasted chicken, Mac and Cheese (box-but at least organic) and little cukes and snow peas were a hit at dinner– but desert!, now that brought them running :)…  Strawberries and bananas to dip in chocolate fondue. Wash clothes for everybody!      I need to get Charlie out of here before the noise starts.  The plumber and carpenter are coming back today.  

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