I have however, received some amazing things that I wanted to share.
First I received a package from my "unofficial" grandmother, Priscilla. We send a nice,we I am not actually sure what they are called. They are the items you set hot pans on to not damage your counter. She also sent a new gardening book. She was the one who really developed my interest in gardening and I always enjoy hearing her thought. Her book advice on gardening goes a long way as well.
Much of my ideas about food and earth were not developed by some internet propaganda but has been passed down from my grandparents, this was their greatest gift.
I also got a package a few days later from my mum. She sent a fun card and a check. She knows me well and wrote in the check that she wants me to do something fun with the money and enjoy it. It was not to pay a bill or save. I appreciate that and will do so. I have a few ideas and was something I needed as I am often too quick to tuck my money away.
Lastly, Ashley came over with a couple of gifts. First, was a book of mushroom identification. When she and I hike, I often mention that I wish I knew more about what mushrooms were safe to eat. It would be great fun to pick a wild mushroom from the woods and eat it for dinner over a campfire, now I can! She also has been trying her hand at wood carving. I was the receiver of the first product of that honing skill. She carved me a mushroom! It was an amazing gift.
It means a lot to me that I have people like these in my life. It was a good pick me up from the long days of the holiday work season.