My dear husband went on a business trip to New Jersey and returned bearing gifts for everyone. For the boys: t-shirts. For our daughter: a cool pen. And for me: a PONCHO.
When one thinks of New Jersey, one doesn't normally think of ponchos (New Mexico, Texas, maybe even Southern Cali), but apparently it is an option there in New Jersey.
Obviously, he did not buy this gift for the sexiness aspect of it (though I suppose it could be sexy if you wore nothing under it... nah. Still not sexy). But I must say this: MY ALPACA PONCHO IS COZY. As I type this post, while wearing my poncho, I can't help but think of all you poor folk out there who are missing out. I'm setting a trend here--WRITER'S IN PONCHOS.
It's like a blanket, but BETTER. It covers me both front and back AND has arm holes so I can continue typing without interference. It doesn't slip nor does it have to be adjusted. The best thing of all: ONE SIZE FITS ALL and it's gender neutral (though I have no plans on sharing mine).
At first glance, you may think, "I bet it's itchy." But you would be wrong. It's very, very soft--like a cloud of fluffy goodness. I normally wear hoodies while writing, but now with my poncho life has gotten much much better. My legs are no longer envious of my arms and torso. They can now partake of the poncho as well (it covers my knees). Only my feet are sad. Too bad they don't make Snuggie-like ponchos. Wait, do they? That is definitely something that should be looked into.
I love my husband. I love that he thought about me and how I tend to be a rather cold person (not evil-cold, just chilly). His gift-giving cracks me up, but this poncho not only warms my body and heart, but it quite a practical gift when you think about it. I am warm while I write and I am also prepared for any Cino De Mayo party should I be invited to one.
Each month I do a giveaway for one random commenter (last month was a zombi t-shirt). This month the winner could be YOU! Leave a comment below and let me know you stopped by and you will be entered into the drawing. Super easy. Love my poncho? Think it's an excellent idea? Please comment and let me know.