On this 10th day of the month I am sharing some of the gifts that I have already given myself this month.
1. A working toilet: I bought the parts and helped to fix the toilet. What a fascinating piece of machinery!
2. A working sump pump: in the spring I thought that I had a drain clog when water backed up into my basement. Called the drain people; they said no, the sump pump was not working. They got it to work, but were not sure how long it would keep working. We have gotten so much rain that I have been keeping my eye on the sump pump. When I spotted water coming up the drain again, we took the sump pump out of its well and figured out how to fix it. Thank you internet for the directions.
3. 200,000 miles on my van: thank you for a reliable vehicle.
4. A new battery: it's been five years since I replaced it, can't really complain.
5. Four new tires: much needed for the winter, but timing will see that this is my Christmas present as well.
6. Mental Health Day: just had to have one.
7. My Adopt a Classroom friends from Huntington Bank seem to want to make Christmas and the rest of the year better for my students.
8. Book Club Dinner: my gift to myself, plus my dinner became my lunch for the next two days.
9. A sister in law who aims to please; I have spent many hours on the phone this week with her helping her to pick out gifts for my family that they will like.
10. A semi-clean garage: still hopeful that I will get cars in it this winter!
I am glad that I have the gifts to be somewhat handy. I also appreciate that gifts do not have to be tangible items, but sometimes the tangible is nice!