On Monday my husband started his new job in Rockville Maryland. Until the house sells and we buy a new home in the DC area, he’ll spend his weekdays in Northern Virginia and weekends in Richmond. Elliot and I miss him very much. I think next week I am going to surprise him with a care package. I plan to fill it with little reminders of home and goodies that I know will lift his spirits. As usual, I found a lot of inspiration on Etsy.
Since he just started a new job, I'd like to send him something for his new office. I love the wood grain print on this key board wrist rest by eightXeight. He may also need some nourishment to get him through those long days at the office, I think these cookies by The Fancy Lady Gourmet would do the trick!
To remind him of his favorite little buddy I would send him this fun giraffe tee by Sheriff Peanut. Of course I would buy the pint sized version too so that father and son could wear their shirts together on the weekends. Did I mention that the giraffe is one of Elliot's favorite animals?
To encourage him to continue to cook health meals for himself I would send along something for the kitchen like the manly spoon rest I found at YAVA Glass. Speaking of manly, nothing says macho like fancy soap. Unless of course the soap has a name like Warm Sandstone and no frills packaging like the soap I found at Vistah Soap. I especially like that this soap is available in "short stay size" - a reminder that the distance between us is temporary.
To keep him up to date on the things that happen in our lives while we are a part (like new words Elliot is learning) I'll keep a journal and share it with him on weekends. The journal/card I found on Journal Junky couldn't be more perfect. I think I might also send him a "photo of the week" of Elliot. I'd send the first one along with this adorable frame found on Sealed With a Fish.
Lastly, to give him something to remind him of us every night, Elliot and I would write him a sweet note on the postcard pillow for sale in Olive's Shop.
This blog has made me miss him even more. Thank goodness its Friday and he'll be home tonight!