Whomever you are, thank you. Because of your generosity, anonymous friend, today I was able to go to the little variety store in town and simply buy a few things we've been needing, plus a few fun things, like that lamp for my office and a roll of wildflower seed tape ( "Just roll & grow!"), without taking money from our grocery cash. Which I wouldn't have done. Which is why there is a huge backlog of things that aren't food, from cleaning supplies to underwear to spices to various office supplies, that we are out of, about to run out of, or are using in a broken or worn state.
I haven't had a lint roller in years ! My cleaning rags are falling apart, and it is so nice to pick up a package of fresh new cheap washclothes to replace my digusting rags. (Do you know how luxurious it is to buy brand name trash bags?!?)
Kitty doesn't like the litter I have right now, a fact she reminds us of by occasionally peeing in the corner of the basement, and she's been due for a fresh, clean box for a looooong time. Today it's nice outside and so I'm going to take her box out by the hose and clean it up really good and give her all fresh toileting facilites. (Nobody likes a stinky bathroom, but especially not cats, who are so fastidiously clean and sensitive!)
Also on the buy/replace list: underwear, socks, books for SK, and meat for grilling out. I may even get craaaaaaaaaaaaaazy and buy paper plates so I can skip kitchen clean up on the nights we grill whatever meat I buy.
So, whoever you are, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You were the face of Christ's mercy to me with the gift you sent.