We have the nicest mail lady. Her name is Mrs. Pat. She goes above and beyond the call of duty, I'm sure! If we have a package too big for our mailbox, all she is really required to do is leave us a card in the mailbox letting us know that we have a package at the post office to pick up that was too big for the box. She never does that though! She pulls in the drive, honks her horn, and waits for Miss Anxious (Joy) to run out there and pick it up. I always stand at the door and hold it open for Joy and wave at Mrs. Pat. She always smiles and waves back! (And we always try to remember Mrs. Pat at Christmas with a little surprise in the mailbox for her kindness all year)!
Well...Wednesday, Joy and I were in the kitchen, and we heard the honk. Joy wasted no time getting out there to retrieve the package from Mrs. Pat. I was very excited to see that it was my goodies that I won in Colleen's fall giveaway! I'm telling you that I was as excited as a kid at Christmas! We started to tear into the box and pull things out when I remembered..."Wait, we can't open anything yet...we've got to get a picture!"
Joy helped me get everything out so we could pose them for a picture! Everything was packaged so inviting! I just love anything tied up with homespun and I tell you that my very favorite way to wrap a package is with brown craft paper and decorate it from there and that's exactly what Colleen did! She also had the cutest brown paper bag tied with raffia....everything just perfect for fall goodies! Doesn't it just look great?
And then the fun part...opening everything up....of course, Joy helped! We oohed and aahhed over everything! I've been playing around with where everything will go, so no pictures of that yet, but I am leaning very heavy to using my fall arrangement (which smelled so good by the way) out on my sunporch window coffee table and the plaque out there on my potting bench or on a shelf. The dishtowels have already found a home on my stove and hanging bar of my telephone table. Joy immediately put the soap in HER bathroom! (By the way, as I was typing this, Joy came and put her arm around me and I told her how good she smelled and she said...that's the soap!) Thanks Colleen for brightening my day! You are a sweetheart and I'm SO glad you picked my name! I love everything!
And this past Tuesday, as Joy and I were leaving for dance class, we stopped by the mailbox (not expecting a package) because Mrs. Pat didn't honk! Well....this little package fit in there....that's why! I wasn't expecting this one at all! This was lavender from Heather's own garden!
She recently did a custom order for my mom. She offered to put some lavender in my mom's order, but my mom is very sensitive to smells, so I explained that to Heather, but made the comment that had I ordered it, I would definitely have loved it...and that we appreciated her kindness and all! Well a few days (or maybe a week later) after my mom received her angel pillow (which she loved by the way), I got the lavender in the mail.......also tied with homespun! I want you to know Heather, that it just made my day! Joy started begging from that moment to have it for her room because it smelled so good...but I haven't given in....I keep telling her that it's going in my kitchen! lol! Thank you SO much, Heather! :)
So now you see why I get excited.......when our mail lady honks?