Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Guilt By Association


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!
Nutella!  Now, I almost bought some of this a couple weeks ago, and decided against it because my kids would probably eat it all.  I may have been so excited about this, that I opened it on the spot, and licked the residue off the protective foil wrapper...but I'll never tell!  Definitely something I'm going to keep on a high shelf.  "No kids, you don't want's DISGUSTING.  I'm sure you'd hate it..." er somethin.

Halloween plates and napkins.  My kids will be pretty excited about this, because I never keep decorative plates or napkins in the house, unless they say "Happy Birthday" on them.  These will be all the rage, I'm sure!

Sexy underwear!  I must admit to everyone (except my mother, that is!) that I have a special stash of items such as this to surprise Roon with.  I'm sure Roon thanks you, Shawn, for the added variety!  You're welcome for the lack of a modeling shot, by the way...

It made it here unscathed, Shawn!!!  I'm excited to try this Honey Wheat bread, because I have recently embraced the whole grain phenomenon.  The note is still stuck to the protective cardboard, and I couldn't get the tape off without ruining the note, so it says:
"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!


MiMi said...

Wow!!! She did great, you lucky girl! Nutella is OFF THE HOOK. I just recently tried it and it's SOOOO freakin' good!
And. Hello. Something for the kids. That is just straight to the momma's heart right there.

shortmama said...

Looks like some great (and delicious) stuff! I love me some peanut butter and honey toast! Sooooooo good!

Shawn said...

I'm glad you and the kids liked everything. As I look at it all spread out...dang I'm an eater! I feel like I jipped you sending 70% food! I'm telling ya, I could easily be 400 pounds, I love to eat!

The panties are an every day item, Sister! If you feel pretty underneath you'll exude pretty on the outside!

I had a great swap, thanks!

Jaclynn_kyuss said...

ha ha :) I got my swap partner undies too!

Myya said...

LOVE this package!!! Yay for awesome swap partners. I agree with Shawn... wear the panties on a regular basis not just for "special". ;)

Wani said...

We LOVE Nutella around here! I like to make Nutella s'mores for snacktime w/ my son. Get yourself some graham crackers and marshmallow fluff and try it out! ;-)

aubrey said...

Hmmmm...I use left over party napkins in school lunches, but holiday ones would be awesome :) I may have to pick some up.

Mmmmmm...Nutella. I buy that stuff at Costco. :)

Marla said...

Yum! You have me seriously hungry right now. Nutella. Sigh! And I can't believe the bread wasn't squished. That's some stellar packing there!

varunner said...

I sent Nutella in my package too. I confess, it is one of my biggest guilty pleasures. I like it on animal crackers, vanilla wafers or graham crackers.
Love the Halloween blinkies too. I'm excited for Halloween - if it would just cool off some!

Emmy said...

Now that just makes me hungry! Lucky you! I really might have to join up next time.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

The comments about wearing the underwear everyday makes me laugh. oh how i love swaps!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

lol @ the thongs!! i thought about sending some but wasn't sure;)

so is nutella good? i've heard it is!

Becca said...

I can speak from experience.....Shawn Rocks!