The major birthday session has ended. October is a big month for my family. My mother’s husband, Papa Dale, starts it out with his birthday on October 16. My niece, Lindsey, is October 17. My sister is October 19. My mom and Taryn and John are October 20. My birthday is October 21.
It’s a long month.
My sister lives in Florida. My Mom and Papa Dale live in Tennessee. I live in Alaska. There are lots of cards exchanged this time of year. More than once my sister and I have gotten each other the same card. We even got each other the same gift once.
It happened again this year.
If that wasn’t bad enough. This also happened:
Seriously. Who does that? WTF?
(Also, Papa Dale really likes Alaska!)