But today I went down there since I was expecting a check from my aunt, and lo and behold, there was a key in my mailbox! I opened up the big mailbox where they drop packages, and there was a large box inside with a return address I didn't recognize. All the way back to my apartment I wondered, "who is this from?" "who is this person?" "who do I know in this state?" "how did they get my address?" "Is this a bomb?"
I know, that last one is a little crazy, but hey, I am a high school teacher, and it is finals week, I HAVE TO BE PREPARED. I did keep myself from ripping into the package in the car, since the last time I opened a package in the car I ended up with packing peanuts all over for a month. I brought it into the house and dropped it in a chair while I fed the cats and then opened it up.
And then I shrieked, "JOHN DEERE MOM!!!" I had forgotten that I had won something from this mama and fellow teacher a couple of weeks ago!!! Inside this glorious package was a black and white John Deere bag, a Starbucks gift card, 2 books, a movie, lotion, stain remover and truffles! It was a little creepy how well she knows me and yet we've never met. It was like I had designed a care package for myself!I may or may not have torn into the truffles before making dinner tonight...er....um...but the rest is mostly intact. I did use the picture from her website since it was DARK here already....at 4:30 in the afternoon. And her picture shows all the glorious goodness that is now mine. Mwa ha ha!!!
AND...I got the check from my aunt and a funny postcard from one of my best friends. A good day all around!