Do you know how sometimes you're having a fairly crummy day and something happens that brings a little sunshine to your heart?
We've had a lot of those moments this week. Several, you've already heard about: my dad's sisters all sending cards that arrived on the same day or the sweet notes from the little ones that were waiting for us when we arrived home after a long day of funeral planning. Even the church friend who delivered sandwich makings and fruit last night couldn't have had better timing. There have been many cards, sweet emails, and calls-- we are so blessed.
This moment, however, isn't funeral related--except that the timing was perfect.
We didn't arrive home until after dark on the day of the funeral. Both of us were dragging a bit. It had been an emotional day. Then we saw a package hanging on the front door. (Our postman couldn't fit our mail into our mailbox.) As soon as I saw the address on the package, I recognized it was from blog friend, Katie at Can't Get There From Here. And then I remembered...
Katie had blogged about "West Wing." I loved that television show, and I mean absolutely loved it! It was witty, fast paced, and well written. It isn't often that a television show leaves me something to think about, but West Wing almost always did.
Anyway, when Katie found out I was a "West Wing" fan, she said she was going to send me something that she had sent to her sister--a "West Wing" quote jar. And sure enough... here it was!
"I've been thinking it might not be such a bad idea to lock you all in here and set the place on fire... We will work hard, we will work well, and we will work together. Or so help me, mother of God, I will stick a pitchfork so far up your a$$*$ you will quite simply be dead."
Oh, we got a laugh out of that one. Siblings dividing up the last of the family heirlooms? Yep. It fits!
Thank you dear, Katie. I knew when I found your blog that I had found a kindred spirit: two daughters, a reader, a runner, a dear sister who lives across the country, and a shared love of movies and good television. Yep. We were going to be friends.
I know there wasn't a plan to bolster our moods on Easy Street, but you certainly did, Katie. And boy am I going to be enjoying those quotes every day for a year! (And thinking of you every single time I pull a quote out of the jar.)
Oh, and if the Mr.'s siblings hear me giggling today while we are emptying the apartment--you can be absolutely certain what I'm thinking!!