8 HUGS, 2 children, 6 adults (1 husband, 1 USPS delivery person, 1 waste disposal employee, 1 UPS employee, 1 USPS mail carrier, 1 neighborhood friend)
Today was unseasonably warm and sometimes it is tough to get in the Christmas spirit when it’s not cold out. I don’t know if it is the hugs or what but there is no shortage of Christmas spirit with this girl *pointing thumbs at myself with both hands*.
I have been a little anxious lately because I was running late in getting gifts to my UPS delivery man (Bud) and my mail carrier (Laurie). I was worried they would be on vacation by the time I got around to their gifts. I was concerned that if I left their gifts outside for them that someone else would pick them up. But, most importantly, I wanted to give hugs along with the gifts. In order for that to happen, it would all have to be timed just perfectly. I mean, I had no idea if the UPS man even had anything more to deliver to me. Laurie usually comes around the same time each day, but not every day. So, I left it as if it was meant to be it would be.
Hee Hee, it was meant to be. I was driving home and ended up behind the UPS truck in our neighborhood. In the hopes that the driver was actually Bud, I followed it. (Yep, I was totally stalking the UPS truck.) As soon as he stopped I jumped out, ran up to Bud, gave him his gift and the biggest holiday hug I could muster.
When I got home I decided to take my chances that Laurie would get the gift if I placed it in the mailbox with her name. There was already mail in the mailbox so I assumed she had already been there and my gift would have to wait. That is until an hour later when I heard the telltale sound of mailboxes opening and closing. I ran as fast as I could up my driveway and breathlessly let Laurie know there was a gift in the mailbox for her. She reached in and grabbed it as I made my way to her truck. Again, I gave the best hug I could muster while wishing her a Merry Christmas.
Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you, I went to the waste disposal site this morning. The guy working was one that I have hugged the most often. He is very quiet and seems quite shy. I was on the phone when I approached him and I asked my friend to hold while I hugged him. With a phone to my ear, he takes THIS opportunity to finally try talking to me. Oh man. I wanted so much to talk to him, but it just wasn’t the best time. I hope that doesn’t deter him from trying again. Sigh. I just love the connections I am making with the people I am hugging.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.