“What is it?” Jim asked. “I have no idea…I haven’t ordered anything.”
“Well, this is one heck of a big package,” my observant husband said.
“Big?! It’s huge…and heavy!” I, being equally observant, said. “Let’s open it and see what it is.”
“I can’t see anything on the outside as to where it’s from.”
“Just open it!!!”
So we did and found something nestled in all kinds of wrappings. Seeing a small part of it, I commented, “Maybe it’s from an alien on another planet? Or maybe it came to the wrong address.”
We finally uncovered it…an amazing metal sculpture, a big gal with flying hair and arms, an adorable carved skirt, and she stood about three feet tall. “There’s a tag…what does it say?” My curiosity was now killing me.
“It says, ‘Congratulations on your book! From one diva to another! Love D~~~~’”
OMG! Our amazing part-time neighbor had sent it from Oklahoma. We admired our new gift and set her on a little bench. Jim went to get the camera as I kept looking at this wondrous sculpture that was, indeed, a diva. Then I looked more closely and let out a yelp.
“Jim, come quick!”
“What’s wrong, are you alright?”
“Yes! But look at her skirt!”
“Oh, wow! It says ‘Ageless!’”
Neither of us had noticed, but the now-newly-named “Annie the Ageless Diva” is definitely part of the family. She’s supposed to be able to stay out in the garden or snow or whatever…but she’s not doing that for a long time. She’s waves at me when I come and go, has held my hat a couple of times, and always reminds me that it’s a very good thing to be an Ageless Diva! (I googled it to make sure).
And here’s Annie!