At first I was a little disappointed. My wife had informed me that she was going to have a Girls Night Out with a couple of friends on Friday. That kind of news would typically be welcomed- she doesn't get out with friends much and I try to encourage her to do so. However, Friday nights are our night. We have had the tradition for years: try to keep it open for movies at home or a date night. And I'm all about tradition.
I guess I also felt a little jealousy. I rarely do anything with friends- an occasional lunch or a card show with a buddy (although that seems to happen once every 2 years), but my social life outside of work is pretty minimal. The dog is cool, but she doesn't talk much. Looks like it will be a quiet night at home.
Anyway, in the middle of my pity-party, it dawned upon me: I'm expecting my box of 2016 Topps on Friday!! What perfect timing for a Girls Night Out! By all means, dear, go out. Have fun. Tell the girls hello for me.
Not our dog, but one I saw on a meme on Facebook.
As you can see- the shipment progress had changed since I had last changed. "Severe weather conditions have delayed delivery..." was the news I woke up to yesterday. Being in denial, I was still holding out hope that it would arrive at work later Friday morning (I had it shipped to my workplace). Yes, I was disappointed once again when it didn't show up.
Not all was lost, though. I had the opportunity to take my daughter out last night on a father/daughter date night. Ice cream, picked up a Redbox movie, checking thrift stores for a piece of a costume for her upcoming 'Decades Day' during 'Spirit Week' and a quick stop at Target. Why Target? Need you ask?
Among the many cards I received were two of the most important Topps Rookie Cards of the past thirty-five years- and they're GEM MINT!
Hang on- I'm being told those are not, I repeat ARE NOT rookie cards. Hmm. Disappointed. Again.
At least I got some valuable time with my daughter. And there's never any disappointment with that.