You may have read my last blog where my very thoughtful mother decided to count down the 40 days before my 40th birthday by having me open a little gift each day. Not to be confused with my very excellent mother (who) just served us nine pizzas. (I don’t expect you to get this reference unless you taught elementary school when Pluto was still a proper planet but this is a pneumonic device we used to teach kids to remember the planets and their order from the sun. Now you just think I’ m crazy or old, maybe both!)
Anyhow ramblings aside, I promised to keep you apprised of my gift opening adventures. So here it goes. Day 1 consisted of a sweet card with clippings reminding me of my childhood in the 70s. (Wonder Woman was my favorite.)
Days 2-4 revealed a collection of delightful art supplies; grown-up coloring book, colored pencils and a set of markers. I recently read in Yoga Journal that coloring can be meditative. I’ve completed one page but I have to agree, there is a certain Zen on can achieve being lost in this nostalgic
Days 5 and 6 revealed a cute new outfit; a red tank top and a black skirt, both perfect for teaching elementary and tossing over a pair of leggings to go teach yoga!
My mom is the best! She has given me a reason to feel giddy each morning as I anticipate this big birthday. I can’t wait to see what treasures I wake up to for the next 34 days!