I just mailed a birthday card to my aunt (her birthday is on Saturday). Why am I telling you this? (Besides the obvious, its my blog and I get to do what I want)
1. This is an amazing event because as many of you have probably noticed, I don't send birthday cards. I try, I have everyone's birthday in my calendar set with a reminder for two weeks ahead of time so that I can get a card and mail it but it never happens.
2. I bought this card five years ago.
See I lived with my aunt and uncle for a short time and during that time (because of the type of people they are and because of the type of person I am) we accumulated a number of inside jokes - all of which are at the expense of one or more of the three of us. Then living in Santa Barbara five years ago I was at Gelson's and I found the PERFECT birthday card for my aunt so I bought it even though it was months until her birthday. I put it in a place where I would TOTALLY know where it was when I needed it and then I forgot where that place was. I found it a few months after her birthday and was all, "no problem, now I'll totally know where it is for her birthday this year." Nope, gone again. I think you can probably figure out the pattern of the last few years. BUT, today I sent it, I'm very excited.
I would also like to point out that despite misplacing it multiple times, I never lost it and I think we need to remember that I have moved four times (including inter-state!!) in those five years, and also that I have only unpacked one box in my bedroom since my most recent move and it happened to be the box with the card in it. I actually purposefully didn't want to unpack any other boxes when I found it because it has since been the only thing sitting on my bookcase for a month and I didn't want to unpack more and risk forgetting it again.