Monday, April 25, 2011

The Box


Today the mail man was the most handsome man in the world.  Excluding Jeffrey, of course.

I looked like dirt.  I had been cleaning, had not yet showered, and was sitting down for a breather.  Just for a moment, before tackling the holiday mess in the kitchen.

I saw the little white jeep pull up to my mail box and take the bills to be paid out and put them in his truck.  I watched out of boredom as he reached around behind him to find the mail for my mailbox, and he turned around with a box.

My heart quickened.  

I had ordered some books from Amazon, and they must be here.

Then he went around to the back of the truck, opened the big door, and took out a huge box.

I had not ordered anything that would come in a huge box.

I saw him glance at the house, so I jumped up and ran to the kitchen.  You know, so it would look like I was working and not gawking or drooling at the front window.

He rang the door, and I rushed to it, trying to flatten down the bed head before I opened it.  He handed me the two boxes with a wide smile, and I melted.  What a great job he must have.  Delivering joy to houses one box at a time.  Sigh.

I took the boxes, ripped them opened, and twirled around the living room.  

The mail man saw me.  I know he did.  I saw him drive away laughing.

But I don't care.

The contents of the boxes and I immediately became friends.

The nursery rhyme book is the very one I had as a child.  I love it.  I am so excited to be able to share it with my children.

The Little Big Book for Mothers is full of activities, stories, poems, and recipes.

The rugs, well, now they are not for us.  They are Gary's.  We just get to store them for him until he gets home next month.

But it was still giddiness in a box to open it up and see that beautiful Persian rug.  Wow.  I am in awe of the softness and the beauty.  And now I am very jealous and want one. 

One day.

And it will come in a box, too.  

And then the giddiness will happen all over again.

9 comments:

Em said...

i was just perusing my amazon "saved for later" cart this morning. while trying to decide if i really wanted to buy the radio flyer tryke or save it for later too. scrolled down and saw all of the books i have had my eye on. ALMOST pressed purchse;)

Sue said...

I love getting packages, too. It never gets old!

=)

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Oh the joy of boxes and Amazon. Who knew cardboard could be so much fun?

Jenny said...

I love this Amy! I do this with cards, too! I love the idea of you twirling in your living room. If I had a beautiful rug, I'd send it to you so you could twirl again.

J FAM Blog for the Soul said...

WOW I seriously had this same experience recently..not so much the hot mailman, but I ordered some fond childhood books from Amazon. The Jolly Postman and The babysitters club Chain letter...I so want to get a Light in the Attic next.

We are so similar the more I read you! Love it!

sarajo said...

That's totally how I act when I get fluff in the mail!
Those rugs are beautiful! Don't tell my hubby that, because I don't usually care for the traditional looking area rugs. I wonder if Gary bought them from over seas? I know my uncle came home with LOTS of awesome Middle East stuff when he came home from the war.
And yay for books! I have a few books from my childhood that I just had to have for my kids. Same with Steve. His mom does a great job of finding those old books at her home, or in the store. Grandma's are the best!

Lisa said...

I LOVE getting packages! TOTALLY makes my day! :) And who cares if the mailman saw you? He probably has to deal with grouchy people all day so you probably made his day as well!

Confessions of a PTO Mom said...

Nothing picks up your day like something unexpected.

Emmy said...

I would totally run off and pretend to be doing something else too :)