Monday, May 23, 2011

To Ask or Not to Ask.....

I am in a bit of a quandary.

We mercifully received only two graduation invitations this year, one from Hubby's great-niece, and one from our "godson."

I realize I'm now using the word "mercifully" almost as much as I use "apparently," "clearly," and "realize."

Money is about the only graduation gift we ever give, and even though I know it isn't wise, I almost always mail cash. I mailed both cards from school early last week, dropping them in the outgoing basket in the front office for the mail lady to pick up. (I mean the basket is for outgoing mail, not that it's a basket with a lot of personality.)

I haven't heard from either of the graduates, and I'm nervous. I don't want to call or email either of them (or, in the godson's case, his mother) to ask if they received the cards, because I don't want it to sound like I should have received a thank-you note by now. But I also don't want them to think I didn't send anything to acknowledge their graduations. Especially not the godson.

I'll give it a couple more days. I may be having lunch with the Warrior Princess tomorrow, so I'll ask her if I get a chance. She will not be offended if I explain. Is it too soon to ask? What if they didn't receive the cards? Do I shell out the cash again and consider it a lesson learned? In the words of Pooh, "Oh bother......"

In the meantime, I just have to share this photo of the godson from his girlfriend's prom. They went with a group, and someone took a picture of the gentlemen picking their dates up. Because he just had a screw or two put in his elbow, however, godson was unable to pick his girl up.

They had a solution for that. Aren't they gorgeous?

Rest assured, this is no little boy. He's an ATHLETE, for Pete's sake. I don't want to mess with this girl!


DJan said...

This was NOT what I was thinking when you said something about picking up the date. Is it for real? Great shot!

Julie said...

Within the last year, I've had a gift card (150$) stolen from the us mail, plus a $688 money order. I mail everything important with a delivery confirmation now. The aggravation spared is worth the extra expense.