Today, we went to the grocery store (how is it that in the three days since Fred got groceries, we’ve got a long enough list to fill an entire sheet of paper?), Staples (the spud needed construction paper), Blockbuster to return movies, Movie Gallery to rent movies (Blockbuster only lets you keep the new movies for 2 days; Movie Gallery lets you keep ’em for 5 – therefore, I rent the new stuff at Movie Gallery on Tuesday to watch over the weekend, and Fred rents older movies for he and the spud to watch, because Blockbuster lets you keep the old movies for 5 days), home to put the groceries away and pee (I swear to god, I have to pee every 5 minutes it seems like), and then to the post office to mail some things for Fred and check the PO Box.

My day got definitely brighter (hey, YOU try walking for an hour in spitting rain that turns to pounding rain and see how cheery YOU feel, buster) when I checked the PO Box and saw the yellow card that meant there was a package waiting for me.

I love the real mail, you know.

Anyway, this package was from my TMS Secret Pal – we’ve got a monthly swap going on, and this month’s assignment was to send your secret pal something that shows how you celebrate Spring or Easter. I sent a miniature rose plant and ladybugs to Suzy (read about it here, and admire Suzy’s kickin’ new redesign while you’re at it), since really the only way we celebrate Spring ’round here is to watch the flowers bloom and the trees bud.

And the awesome Joley sent me this (click on the picture to see the full-sized version):

along with a card telling me what each thing was for. The green bottle’s got river water to rinse jewelry or stones in, the long plastic bag has Nag Champa incense in it, a crystal candle holder (the white candle’s standing in it), a white candle (for purification), sage (a useful tool in cleansing energy and clearing space), stones (rose quartz (for love), tigereye (for mental grounding and protection), quartz crystal (for physical grounding) and gypsum (for the release of negative energy)), and a lemonade candle and daffodil potpourri tarts, because she’s under the impression that I like the color yellow and candles. I wonder where she got that idea? There was also a bite-sized Hershey’s Mr. Goodbar in and amongst the plastic bags that were used for padding in the box, and LET ME TELL YOU, that little piece o’ chocolate sure did hit the spot and make the PMS monster happy for a little while.

Unfortunately, the PMS monster never stays happy for long and started screaming for Honey Nut Cheerios and blueberry bagels, the bastard. (Processed carbs make the PMS monster happy, I’ve noticed)

The other day when I went and checked the PO Box, speaking of nice surprises, I found a small package that reader Jennifer had sent. Inside were pens from doctor’s offices!

Two Xenical pens (You know Xenical – the diet drug that has "anal leakage" as a side effect!), one Viagra pen, and there was one other that the spud stole right out from underneath me. Thank you so much, Jennifer – I love ’em, and I love the way they write!

What else did I mean to mention in here today? My mind is blank…

Oh yeah! I finally got off my butt and downloaded AOL Instant Messenger (did I spell that right? It doesn’t look right), and after much struggling, came up with SnarkyBeotch as a user name. I’ll try to remember to turn it off when I’m not online, but I’m a tad flighty, so I can’t promise anything. I also downloaded Yahoo Messenger while I was at it, and my user name for that is RobynAnderson33. Message me and we’ll be chatting fools together.