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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Red Letter Day...

You know. It's been a really rough couple of weeks - first without the computer, but also because (and I haven't mentioned this and won't dwell on it) but I've been having a Lupus flare of symptoms from H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks that have made me feel worse than having been run over by a truck. Let's just say that this particular symptom attacks my mouth. Which makes it hard to eat, or talk, or even think. It also tends to bring on migraine and while I haven't (eyes skyward, THANK YOU GOD!) had one of those yet, I've had headaches all week. This is one of those times when all the wonderful meds in the world will not do a thing. I just have to wait it out.

It's been a hard wait. (ok...pity party over!)

Tonight I knew I had to go to the grocery store, and the post office box. I was craving crab fried rice and I make it low-fat (it's also pretty bland, and a nice comfort food)...

I stopped at the PO Box to pick up a couple envelopes I knew would be there and there was a key to a package locker. I looked. It was one of the BIG lockers.


Well....There's a certain someone out there in blogland who is such a caring and giving person, and she's been having a really rough time...Rachel has been one of the Sockret Pal mom's. She helped me out when my first pal was unable to follow thru. She has kept my spirits up (and those of others in the KAL who were not happy for much the same reason) but she really, really struggled with the task.

She had told me she was going to send me a "little something." Well this is the box

Does THAT look like a "little something???" No. I agree. That's a BIG something!

I think Rachel has stalked me thru my blog (I say this in a good way, she admits to being a blog stalker, is even a member of the group! LOL!).

You know why? Well...There's the Artic Lace book for starters, the Home Sweet Home sign (okay, it's under a lot of other stuff so you may not see it too well...), a huge box of Hersey's Pot of Gold and another bag of Chocolates...

There are stitch markers and a blue bracelet from her etsy shop Charmed Stitches - CAN YOU BELIEVE those little teensy kitties? There's a red one and a meezer and a calico! (and a red tabby and a grey & white...)

Then two skeins each of royal blue yarns...I LOVE royal and rarely buy yarn in this color (now why? I wear it a lot, I'm into blue and white china, my living room is a bright navy - almost royal - and white and taupe????) There are two skeins each of Peruvian Highland Silk and Baby Cashmere (both from elann) and then two skeins of Frog Tree (I don't know this yarn, but it's lovely!)...and can you see those blue and white ankle socks? SHE KNIT ME SOCKS! They're wonderful! She tucked in bath stuff! Oh my!

Rachel also sent a lace dishcloth in bright pink - (another favorite of course, with Nana Sadie Rose...) And then this fella...

If you're not familiar with Jim Shore's cats...this is Jasper. I always thought he looked like the Blond Bombshell, myself! Isn't he spiffy??

Ok...The Meezer was rather underwhelmed by Jasper, but she wanted the Greenies that were tucked inside for the kitties!

Rachel had added teas, a t-shirt, a "Got Yarn" tea mug (or coffee!), a cute little wooden doll...I'm sure I'm missing something...

Ok. It didn't make my mouth stop hurting, but it sure took my attention away from the pain! In the best of ways...

OMG. Rachel, this is way too much and entirely more than a "little something!" What a sweetheart you are...Thank you thank you thank you!

Now. Just an aside, quickly - because I promised. Here are a few more of the Posy Sock Sacks I've been working on...there are more, but I don't show multiples of the same fabric...lolol!


Blogger Chris said...

*hug* I'm sorry you aren't feeling well - but glad that Rachel was able to distract you!

Oh, those bags are lovely!!!

10:56 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

WOW! What a wonderful gift box!

I sure hope you get to feeling better soon...and I do understand. Bless your heart.

The Posey Sock sacks are so cute!

I hope you have a wonderful week.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Sorry you're feeling bad but what a lovely surprise to cheer you up!

11:51 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I am sorry you are hurting. :( Bunny hugs to you to help the pain go away. That is what I call a well-deserved surprise package! You do so much for us, and I'm glad you were appropriately thanked. :) I LUVLUVLUV how my Posy Sock Sack looks. I can't wait to have it hold my projects!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

What wonderful things Rachel sent you! She's an angel. I have some Frog Tree Alpaca in a sport weight. I picked it up in my LYS and couldn't put it down.

Meezer wants her Greenies!

2:12 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Also--I hope you feel better really soon!!

2:12 AM  
Anonymous chris said...

I'm so sorry you're having a flare!! I hope it is on the way out now. What a lovely box of caring that is!!! And the posie bags are lovely - we have to complete our swap in the making when your feeling better - I think you've swayed me into a posie bag!!
Feel better, and Hugs to you!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Pam! said...

Yikes! Hope things improve soon.
Enjoy all that good stuff from Rachel and get some extra rest. Let me know if you need anything!

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Barbara-Kay said...

OH, dear. When I hear lupus flair, I think hospital. Our DD always ends up being admitted for 4 days of plasmapheresis (removing her plasma and the dreaded antibodies and replacing it with synthetic). Glad your flair is "just" unpleasant. Bet you never thought someone would say that! VBG!

Wow, what a package, and what perfect timing to recieve it!

7:40 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Sorry you are under the weather. :(

What a lovely box-o-goodies!

Your posy sock sacks rock! I took mine to S&W and I loved it! :)

9:22 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

Oh dear - how awful the flareup must be. And to have to be on guard against a migraine, too. Awful. You deserved every molecule of that lovely gift from Rachel - you make so many of us happy to know you!

Feel beetter -

11:09 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

Life can be stressful enough without adding an illness. Having blog pals, true friends, that lift you up is a big help. I can see MY bag! It's fabulous and I can't wait to use it. Thank you soo much;-)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I am glad you liked it!!! And get to feeling better!!!!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

How great to have such a big box of goodies to help speed you on the road to better. And I do hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

2:07 PM  

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