Look at what she gave me! Flowers (on a diary, a calendar and a lovely little mirror) and candy (two kinds of chocolate!) and a valentine (hand painted on canvas!) and brand-new pencils and a darling eensy hole punch and a sweet little stapler and multi-colored paperclips and pretty post-it page markers and snowy tissues.
Here's the valentine.
The chocolates are milk chocolate Droste pastilles and this wonderful chocolate bar:
Isn't that the greatest?
I love my presents, thank you so, so, so much!!!!!!!! I can't wait to use the school supplies (I love having new school supplies for the new semester) and I'm eating a pastille as we speak...mmm...
I'm not posting the gift I gave yet, since she hasn't actually received it (but it's at her local post office! I checked! It arrived yesterday.) In any case, the pictures I took were fuzzy (a certain young person left a big fingerprint on the lens, so I'll just be talking rationale.