When I grew up, I had this annoying neighbour. She was constantly being just as smart as me, and there was no way I could out-read her. She read as quickly and sped through the classes at the same pace as I did.
Seriously! How annoying was THAT?... ;)
Since I wasn't exactly the most athletic of kids, or the prettiest one in school by far - that was my forte. My brains and my reading speed. Yes, I know - childish, right?
I guess it can be excused since we WERE actually children...?
Anyhow. This annoying neighbour even managed to "steal" my best friend for a while and I can honestly say I didn't like her much. At all... ;)
Surprise, surprise - turns out she's adorable. As a grown up, the likeness, which was the real reason we never got along, turned into something good. She's a lot like me - and she's witty, she's fun, she's smart and sweet. The real icing on the cake is that she's a scrapper too!
Fun fact: she moved and now lives a two minute walk away from my inlaws' house, which means I can always pop over for a cup of coffee, scraptalk and some meories to laugh at whenever I'm visiting the inlaws and feel like a walk.
Anyhow. She just recently had her second child, a boy who (judging from her daughter) will be just as cute, adorable and amazing as his mother. I'm sooo planning on an impromptu visit as soon as we get our behinds in gear and pop over for a stay at the inlaws.
(Yep, this is my way of letting you know, Eva. Hope you don't mind? *grins*)
Meanwhile, I sent a card. This card:
Because there's NOTHING more magical than a brand new baby.
Image by Mo Manning
ABC Challenge/M is for Magical
Do you stack up?/Patterned Paper
Delightful Challenges/Have a Heart