Tuesday, January 29, 2008
My husband John is one of the best surprise-gift givers I have ever encountered. He's not one to celebrate on predetermined days (we're not big on Valentine's Day around here, for example), but he'll often surprise me on a non-holiday with something really cool. Today is one of those days! The mail carrier rolled up around 10:30 AM with a big box from Japan. Whenever I get a box from Japan via John, I immediately suspect that a Totoro gift is inside. After opening the lovely packaging, my suspicions were confirmed. Not only did John get me a large, extremely warm Totoro blanket, he also bought the cutest Totoro apron and bag (see below). And there were two origami Totoros included in the box. I just found online instructions for how to make your own origami Totoro; check it out here.
The items came gift-wrapped (of course I saved the paper for re-use):
And, on top of the lovely gift wrapping, one of the items had an origami Totoro decoration:
The incredibly warm and lucky Clover Totoro blanket now gracing our couch:
My new bag, perfect for carrying books to school and/or groceries:
My new apron, which I absolutely love and can't wait to put to use: