My Aunt Frances is my godmother. Usually for my birthday, she gives me $25, which is always nice. This year, she sent me an email on my birthday telling me that she sealed my card and put it in the mail, and then got back home and realized that my gift was still sitting on her desk, so she would send it separately. Time went on, and there was nothing in the mail other than the card. I began to wonder. Finally, the other day, Momma told me that Frances had been into her office, and she had my gift, and she would send it.
I got excited for my $25 to come. But when I opened the envelope, I was more surprised. My $25 cheque has become a $50 gift certificate to the LCBO. Awesome. Now I must make a tough decision: do I buy a couple regular bottles of booze? Or do I buy something really nice? People, please help me decide! [For this, I'm looking to the experienced drinkers... Andrew, Stacy, Kevyn, Landis... your input is required!]
Also, remember on Sunday when I said that my mother will likely ask me to repaint her bathroom on December 6? Well, I got the email today. Practically panicked. The woman is going to go mental just from planning this Christmas party. She has already cleaned the house from top to bottom and is starting to decorate. She has 16 days. She doesn't know how she will get it all done. She seems to forget that I will be there for three days before the party to help out, and Andrew will also be there the day of to lend his services. [He's also going to be the coat check boy HAHA]. My mother went so far as to praise my painting skills [in the reply email after I said I'd be glad to do it]. My only concern is that the new paint colour will also be bad, and I'll only have one more chance after that to get it right. I'll let you all know how it turns out in two weeks. [I'll probably also take a picture of the hideous orange that she currently has it painted. Even I am excited to see this!]