Friends, I am not even going to pretend that I had the least little bit of patience when my package arrived from the Seriously awesome Shawn.
My impatience has gotten steadily worse with each swap I've participated in. I imagine the next swap will probably involve tackling the mail carrier, and facing involuntary battery charges. <---Totally just made that up. I don't even think there is such a thing! If there is, I plan to plead not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.
When I got home from the library today, my package was on my porch. Bug carried it in, and after he and Boo were securely tucked in for naps, I set to open it...
Everything was wrapped in tissue paper, and tied with ACTUAL RIBBON. It's possible that I am saving this, because I never have non curling ribbon in the house. What can I say? I'm working on my recyclin merit badge!
Each package had a little note explaining each item. I tried to take pictures of each item, AND note, but some are blurry, so I'll try to summarize her note, just in case you can't see through my photographic genius.
Bath and Body Works "Japanese Cherry Blossom" shower gel and lotion! I LOVE B&BW products, and this is a scent I haven't tried before. Smells SO good!
Peanut butter and honey. I've never actually had a peanut butter and honey sandwich, but it is apparently part of Shawn's nighttime routine to have half of a peanut butter and honey sandwich. I'll have to give it a try, and if I like it, I can GUARANTEE it wouldn't be just half a sandwich, and I also guarantee, that it wouldn't always wait until bedtime. Sounds like a splendid breakfast to me!
"Fresh honey wheat bread. Now I know the chances that this actually made it to you not smashed is pretty low, but I still wanted to include it. Paired with the peanut butter, honey, or Nuttella it can't be beat. Aren't you glad I chose not to send you a gallon of milk too?!"
That I am, Shawn, that I am. Pretty sure it wouldn't have smelled quite right after a trip from Florida to Texas!
She remembered my kids!!! Each of them had their own package, WITH their names on them. They were SO excited. You may notice that the pic of the tag did not include what was in them. That's because they disappeared immediately, with no time to pause for a picture. They can't wait for Halloween now, to use their "blinky things".
Here's one final shot of my haul (Minus the kids' gifts, of course! I'll probably have to pry them fom their sleeping hands tonight...) and Bug. He's such a ham...
Thanks so much, Shawn, for being an awesome swap partner! I loved my goodies, and will enjoy using all them (some of them in private).
A BIG thank you to Mamarazzi for hosting another amazing swap, and for setting me up with another friend for life! You rock!