Let's see. I know I had some Positive Spin things to say. Now what were they? Oh yes!
Except my set has mugs, not cups-and-saucers. I'm not sure why, except that I bought mine open-stock-style at TJ Maxx.
I had more positive-spin stuff, I'm sure I did. Oh! My mother-in-law visited some other relatives first, and she brought me two nearly-new, good-quality coats another relative was getting rid of. And, unbelievably, I really like both of them. One is a light, clear, vintagey aqua color, and a vintagey cut, too. It's old-ladyish, but in what I THINK is a cute, sassy way. The other has a red suadey outside and an orange fleecey inside, and it's cute and warm and cozy. So even though my mother-in-law announced with a merry laugh that she'd told her cousin, "Swistle is bigger than me---I'lll see if she can use them," I'm happy to have both coats. I wore them on outings and felt like a cuter person than when I wear my usual coat (one of Paul's). And for the record, I am NOT bigger than her. Taller, yes, and I could totally take her in a fight.
Now I'm going to brew a pot of coffee and get caught up with everything you've been writing while I've been gone!