Friday, September 19, 2008

When Our Mail Lady Honks

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?


Linda said...

Can I borrow your mail lady?? Ours looses my packages and mail and gives us other people's mail. Now my dad is a retired letter carrier and he tells me there is no reason for this!

I hope you hear the mail lady honking all the time!

Deb said...

Hi Tammy, I really enjoyed opeining your package with you, there were a lot of wonderful things to put here and there. I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family. Deb

Daffodil Hill said...

What fun surprises! We have a mail lady like that, too. She even leaves my packages in the car for me so that I don't have to come outside because she knows that I "sleep in". The joys of country living! : )

Sandra said...

What great packages, I'm loving that lavender :)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

We have a mailman like that too! He makes our life so much easier, and always keep him on our Christmas list.
The gifts are wonderful it's such a delight to see something in the mail isn't it? You will have so much fun placing them around:0
I've also tagged you so stop by for a visit to see:)

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

We also ahve a really great mail lady. She honks too and she will leave packages on my back porch if I'm nt home. How cool is that?
You got some great goodies and Heather was really awesome to send that heather! How nice of her! But I'm not surprised. She seems like such a great girl.
Have a great weekend!

Kindra said...

I'm glad you have the patience to take pictures before opening. Ha! I tend to rip everything open then take pictures. Oh yes, Colleen's signature wrapping. She does the best job!! It's so fun receiving fun stuff in the mail...instead of bills and junk mail.

And I love that lavender. I would love to grow it someday.

And I don't have a maillady or mailman. We have to go to the post office, which is only 2 blocks away. :) But they tend to lose our mail and get us switched with another person who has a similar name. :(

Have a great day!!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Tammy ~ what a great mail lady! Ours does the same thing, except he leaves the boxes by the back door and covers them up with a chair cushion!!

You got such nice treasures...and I'm so glad that Joy gets excited right along with you. Oh how I miss those days!


Heather's Stitches said...


I'm so glad you like the Lavender, I was afraid that it would get to you all crushed.


Mom in Sahuaritaville said...

How fun! I love getting things in the mail (ok, not so thrilled by the bills).

Mom in Sahuaritaville said...

How fun! I love getting things in the mail (ok not so thrilled by the bills).

Raggedy Angel said...

Yea my mail lady honks means get you tail out here and get this box or I will trow it on your porch! LOL No she is really nice! You got some good stuff! Beth

Anonymous said...

well Tammy,you were worried about starting a blog and look at you now!! Your blog is wonderful and I love that you even post about the simple every day things in life. I am lovin' every minute!!

Your prize looks wonderful and so nice to have another girl in the house to share it with....I miss sharing girly things.

Anyway, have a great weekend
Jill G (jbean)

the primitive country bug said...

Oh, everything looks wonderful! You lucky lady. Your mail lady does sound like a keeper too. I hope you have a great weekend with your family.
Hugs ~Birgit

Farmchick said...

Really enjoyed looking at your lucky girl!!!

Our mail lady does the same thing!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Colleen said...

Whew! I'm so glad that everything arrived safe and sound, Tammy! Enjoy your Maine made goodies, my friend. I can't wait to see where they find a home...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your win!
Lucky girl you...everything looks so Fall and nice.

Drop on over to my blog, you have been tagged.

Sandy :)

Jo-Anne said...

Gosh...I have missed a couple of days looking at your blog and missed SO much! I love your new cupboard...that will be so fun once it's done. And your shelf above the window....oh! I can't WAIT to see what you will be putting up there...The curtains are fabulous! I think the door looks fine without one, by the way. The giveaway you won was like many gifties in that one!! Lucky you! Finally, I just loved the pictures of Joy at her Olympics. Tell her to keep throwing that shot put...I have it on very good authority that you can get your college paid for if you throw it far enough! :):):)

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Hi Tammy!
I'm working on my blog a bit this morning and I noticed you've visited this morning!

I'm so glad you came!

I loved your post. I could just feel the excitement. What a writer you are!

I'll be baaaack!


Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Ah Ha!
I just looked again and realized that it might not be you but another friend that visited from your site.

No matter, welcome all!

God bless you Tammy!


Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

You received some nice goodies, Tammy...congratulations on your win.

Kim said...

I have a mail lady like yours and she honks too! Such kind hearts and a big smile along with each package brought to my door. I particularly like the package that was received at your door today. Enjoy!

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