But then they opened up subscriptions again, and we were less broke, so we snatched up another one! Yay!
And they just arrived! We checked package tracking several times this morning, because we did not want the package thief getting these packages. And we decided not to wait until Christmas to open them, because...we're grownups and we can do that if we want. Of course, these subscriptions are not really targeted at grownups; the largest t-shirt size you could sign up for was adult medium. I'm pretty sure those are for the teenagers.
Nevertheless! we loved everything in the box! We got some vinyl stickers...I guess you can put those on the wall? We haven't used stickers in so long... And there was a 35-piece puzzle of Marinette's Adrien collage computer wallpaper, and they're helping to keep us warm this winter with ladybug-spotted fuzzy slipper socks and cat-eared black beanies! And there was a Ladybug bandanna (or handkerchief, as we called them in Girl Scouts when "bandanna" was not allowed because it was a gang word), and a jewelry box that was made to look like Marinette's...what did she call it? Secret box? The one in Darkblade, where she keeps her diary. And a snowglobe with Tikki and Plagg and Wayzz and Trixx (poor Pollen gets left out...), and a heat-activated mug that has a picture of half of Marinette's face and will change color with heat. We haven't tried it yet, but I think it's pretty obvious what will happen.
And finally! a t-shirt with the same pattern as the one Marinette wears! Aaaaaaahhh!!! I love it so much! It's so cute!!! I can't wait to wear it somewhere! But I have to because first, we can't go anywhere anyway with the 'rona and everything; second, it's too cold to wear t-shirts right now; and third, it's white, which means we'll need to make sure to get some undershirts to wear with them. It's so cute, though!
And that's our excitement for the day. We also remembered that the latest Pokemon tournament started! We almost missed it! But Athena played a few battles anyway, and she won two out of five! That's not too shabby for being caught almost completely off guard.
Today I'm thankful for shiny new Miraculous boxes (it's hard not to call them Miracle boxes, but that's a different thing), the merch inside not being all Marinette-centric (although we do adore Marinette; mostly I'm just saying I'm glad we got some Chat Noir stuff), finishing our work quota without having to work all day, doing okay in the Pokemon tournament, and our Wizarding World crates shipping today.