Saturday, January 22, 2011

A good time

was had by all today as we spent the afternoon out in the winter wonderland that is my backyard.  The snowman you see above is brought to you by gift from my secret pal at school.  This year, instead of just having Secret Santa, we are doing pals all year long.  I have to say, I like it for all year.  I think it's fun. Especially because one of the best tricks I have ever played comes from Secret Santa.

Every year we drew names for Secret Santa.  Every year, you hoped someone good got your name.  By good, I mean someone who doesn't think fruitcake is a delicacy.  So when I drew, and got a good friend of mine (who definitely likes what she likes), I saw my opportunity.  I immediately knew that I was going to prank her.  I went to my mom's house and asked, "Hey, do you have any old junk that I could regift to my friend for Secret Santa?"  She was more than happy to help me with my joke, and out from under the bathroom sink, she pulled a package of champagne bubble baths (still in their box).  The cellophane was coming off and the Walmart sticker (old green kind) was still there.  I had struck gold.  I gathered up some other things from my house (to be honest what teacher doesn't have some stuff to regift?).

On Monday, the trick began.  I can't really remember the order of the gifts that I gave (one was a gourd painted like an apple with a chip in the lid), but what I do remember is my friend showing me the "gifts" with an astounded expression and the words, "Look at this, LOOK AT THIS!"  By the end of the week, pretty much the whole school knew what was going on (it's amazing that no one told).  On Friday, I did give her real presents of things she actually does like.  She was a good sport (even though I'm not sure she has truly forgiven me).


  1. Very stylish snowman...worth the visit :)


  2. This was sooooooooooo soooooooooooooo funny. I laughed out loud. I don't know that I would have forgiven you though.
    The snowman is greeting card worthy.