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I couldn’t imagine what was in store when a friend emailed Monday to say I should watch the postal mail for a “package”. “READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON TOP FIRST!” she said in her email. It came today!

The box was pretty heavy!

And marked: Fragile! Fragile! Fragile!

Oh my.

My friend Angela sent me FIFTY gifts to open beginning tomorrow! Why fifty? Well, I turn the bit “50” on November 27th this year! I am very excited about turning 50! My Red Hat Society friends will “redulate” me soon after my birthday, and now Ange has made this event even more special with a sweet reminder each day! (By the way, the Red Hatters “redulate” you at the age of 50 by retiring your pink hat and replacing it with a red one.) www.redhatsociety.com

This is the coolest thing AND her list of 50 things made me cry buckets!

When I opened the box, there were 50 little gifts, each wrapped individually! Each of the 50 things on her list are clues to a gift, so as I open one each day, I’ll check off the clue!

I got my vintage glass jar from my sewing room, thinking that most of the gifts would fit into it. I’d put it on a bookshelf and enjoy the anticipation of each thoughtful item! Well, as you can see, the jar was no where near big enough!

Sitting on the shelf above the rest is this:

“Save for # 50!” It says.

Of course, now I want to open it first.

This will be so much fun. We’re spending my birthday with our daughter in Newnan. This date is also Thanksgiving Day and two days after mine and Ninja Man’s 32nd anniversary. Between that, Thanksgiving dinner and my special 50th Day gift, I just don’t think I can stand it!

Something else fun about this, is that my friend Angela and I share many of the same interests and remarkably, seem to take on the same hobbies at about the same time, so I know there must be a tea bag or perhaps a fat quarter mixed in among the goodies!

Tune in tomorrow to see what’s in the first package!

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