I really should have taken pictures, but I was just ready to start the evening.
Today after faculty meeting I walked back to my room to get my things before leaving. There was a note on my desk from my dear husband. He had stopped by to pick up the kids (thanks to Grams for watching them while I was in my meeting...when I finally picked them up, only Joshua seemed happy to see me :).
The note said (generally speaking) to look up and around for my back to school surprise. Typically at the beginning of the year, Mark does something for a "back to school" surprise like flowers or something. However, our beginning of the year started a little rough dealing with outside stresses, and I honestly hadn't thought much about it. Even the other day, Mark joked about having something for me, but I have just been too preoccupied. And if you know me, I do like gifts (nothing fancy necessarily), so that is highly unusual.
Anyway, the note said to look up and around (4) my back to school surprise. So I immediately looked up. I just didn't know what I was looking for. The custodian vacuuming my room probably wondered too. :) I glanced all over the room...flowers? no. Balloons? no. Hmmm...
Then something caught my eye. I have little clips that hang from my ceiling so I can hang artwork. Only we haven't hung any artwork yet. I thought, "What is that?" It was a gift card to Barnes and Noble. I then found two more...one to P.F. Changs and one to Old Navy. I looked around and didn't see any more so I walked out of the room.
As I walked down the hall though, I started thinking, "Was there significance to him using the number 4 rather than the word 'for'?" I tried to call him to ask. No answer. I decided to go back one more time and check. I walked in and saw one more...an itunes card.
Isn't he sweet?
I love that my life is full of surprises with him. Yes, me, the non-surprise person who reads the last chapter of a book first. It makes life fun...it makes me smile.
Thank you, honey!