1.22.2009

Presents

Today I got my mail. This seems like a "duh" activity, but it is a LOOOOONNNNG way to my mailbox and the only things I ever get are bills and ads so who wants to check the mail on a daily basis???

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!

8 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Yay! Hey, if people can say "Its 5 o'clock somewhere" when it comes to drinking, I say you can have chocolate 24/7 guilt free ;)

Antoinette said...

The joy from these kinds of surprises last so long! I'm so happy for you. :)

jewelstreet said...

Rock on! Presents in the mail are the best.

Bethany Haile Photography said...

Well, somehow my silly comment got lost! :( Oh well. Basically I think it said, WAHOO! I'm jealous! Starbucks sounds like a good start to a Friday! and....um, guess that was it! :)

SuZ said...

Oooooohhhh. I am so jealous. I love that bag! :)

glamspoon said...

I love it when I forget that something is on its way. so fun!

John Deere Mom said...

Yay! I am glad you opened it and didn't call the Bomb Squad in to have it destroyed! ;) ENJOY!

Rachel Ann said...

Thank you for stopping by on my SITS day last week...I love all the comments and felt very appreciated. Sorry it has taken me so long to share bloggy love back!