and a metal Slinky. We also got some punching balloons and Silly Putty. Also enclosed was a box of chocolates...the kind that has the map of the chocolates on the inside of the box. (BJ, do you remember when we ate that whole box of chocolates on Valentine's Day and fell asleep on the chocolate wrappers? That's the night what's his name got abducted by aliens!)
BJ also sent tons of Fiber One Bars. She knows that my main goal in life is to be regular (if you know what I mean). And when I ain't regular, I can be quite the bitch. Oh wait...I'm a bitch all the time, but I'm even more bitchy when I'm packed full of poo.
BJ is a true friend! She knows all my likes and dislikes so well. For instance, she sent me a crap load of running gels, Gu's and Sport Beans. They are little energy thingies I eat when I run long distance. They were exactly what I needed, considering I'm running 17 miles this Saturday and 18 miles the following Saturday (remember people, I'm training for Marathon #2...the Tokyo Marathon).
However, the best present of all was a Christmas card with Princess's voice on it. I heard her first words today...Dada. She sounded so cute and sweet. Jude kept opening it over and over to hear the miniature voice say Dada over and over. What a blessing to receive such a wonderful gift. Even though I'm on the other side of the planet, I still feel like I'm part of Princess's world. For that, I'm grateful!
So, I think BJ intended the toys for Jude, but I just can't stop playing with the whoopee cushion. It's too damn fun!
So, a huge thanks goes to BJ and J for the awesome Christmas/New Year/Birthday gift. You guys are awesome!