There are silly little deep breath occurrences which I have to deliberately take pause and care to answer. I think I have mentioned the irony that my mother-in-law and I pretty much get along quite well now in comparison to years gone by. Many moons ago there was a distinct feeling I would get that she was on a mission to switch out everything I owned for something she felt was better. I do believe this is how she 'loved' people. Of course at the time I might be thinking.......but....but.....that was my dear Aunt Hazel's dish towel and it isn't a piece of junk at all! So I let her get my goat when in reality she probably wanted mostly to do something for me.
So.....my 1 dollar IKEA towel holder plastic thingy seemed to be somehow deficient. I was not aware that it bugged her at all. Perhaps it didn't bug her but she thought I could use a new one. She went shopping during my camping trip and bought me the deluxe towel holder thingy for the kitchen. I am pretty sure the lack of delight showed up on my face and I am not one hundred percent positive I said thank you. I think I did. I think. Will have to express my gratitude tomorrow. You see I have a fascination with all things IKEA as my Swedish relatives have influenced me to love all things streamlined and clean. My dear husband loves the lodge look. *I* go into IKEA fantasizing about decorating my college apartment or my town house in Chicago but now I am old....er and will not be having either of those. It is a fun dream. It doesn't go great with lodge furniture but ya' know.
Anyway.....back to patience over towel holders being replaced. I have gotten a tiny bit better at not letting it bug me as in reality it doesn't matter. It is just a towel holder after all. My town house decorating spree will obviously never happen and my mother-in-law does not understand why this might bug me as she is being NICE. She wants to do stuff for me. Buying stuff she thinks is better than my one dollar IKEA towel holder is a crazy thing to have to take a deep breath over. Letting it go and happily using the country like looking new towel holder which is the look of the 80's which I left behind in our old house 20 plus years ago should not be a problem. Really Karin it shouldn't. Really. So.....preparing myself for these little stupid surprises gets a bit easier but of course I will have to keep working on in as time goes by.