Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gratitude

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to receive a large envelope in the mail that had traveled all the way from Australia.  It was a care package from four of my beautiful bloggy friends, Lori, Brenda, Veronica and Kim.  Look what they sent me.




Some candles, slippers, adorable little worry dolls (!), a bank in which I've been instructed to start saving for a trip to Australia (okay, but I think my lawyer is next in line) and chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate (so much chocolate that not all of it is pictured, some of it had to be stored in my office at work).

Wow, those are some pretty amazing friends.  I'm feeling quite lucky right now.

And as if that weren't enough, I came home to find yet another post from Australia.  This one was from Sawhole.  Look what she sent me.


Post-it notes!

Hmmm... I wonder what the postman will bring me tomorrow?

Thank you my lovely friends.

I also want to thank everyone who has written to express concern during my silence the last few weeks.  I feel fortunate to have such a warm and caring circle of cyber friends. 

I imagine posting will continue to be light in the weeks to come.  Bear with me while I find my voice again. 

But today I'm feeling grateful for the support and comraderie of my friends around the world.

xxx


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45 comments:

  1. What an awesome, awesome thing to do. Those ladies are five in a million!

    Thinking of you.
    x

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  2. So, so lovely! So well deserved! xxx

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  3. They're pretty fabulous, aren't they!

    Much like you :)

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  4. What The Fat Lady said :) xxx

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  5. That was truly lovely... and sweet ;)

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  6. SawHole stole those from the Stationary Cupboard......

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  7. I'm glad everything reached you safely!

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  8. How lovely. Thank goodness you have got some very good friends there. Much better than slack arse little ole me! (been meaning to send you something for eons but I'm a bit crap).

    Hope you find your voice soon.

    (((hugs)))

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  9. Sending you some virtual chocolate - you can eat as much as you like without worrying about metabolism issues...!

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  10. What wonderful, wonderful girls. But we knew that already, didn't we ;) And they're obviously top Aussie chicks who know that nothing will cut it except Tim Tams. Now, go stick them in the fridge.

    Love to you, you have been close in my thoughts xxxx

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  11. I think I have half a jar of pickled onions in my cupboard if you like? glad you are back

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  12. How very lovely. Now did they explain how to do a TimTam slam? Because seriously that's great.

    I hope you get your voice back soon. There are a lot of people missing you!

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  13. Chocolate, choclate everywhere
    and not a drop to drink...

    I thinks that's how the rhyme went, or maybe that was water or something... hmmm.

    They should have included a bottle of Bundaberg, now that's really Aussie stuff.

    AV

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  14. @ AV, ah love Bundaberg, though I'm not sure that would have weathered the trip well!

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  15. Tim Tams duly refrigerated, though not sure how to slam them.

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  16. You have some great friends! Stay strong sister! :-)

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  17. That was really sweet of them! Isn't it wonderful to have such caring cyber-friends? We are all pulling for you.

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  18. Awww what a lovely surprise for you! I've been a bit crap, been meaning to send you something for ages too... I will get round to it soon! xx

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  19. That's cuz we loooooooooooooooooves you. :D

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  20. Yay! It arrived safely!! Go easy on the timtams, kk? Mwahs.

    Just wanted to say this again. Stay strong, Kristin. Stay strong.xxxx

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  21. Glad to see you post and know you are OK. Plenty of caring thoughts still going your way from more than one ocean away, it seems.

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  22. Yes, well, you know the love is mutual. xo

    @ Barbara & Marylin, enough with the guilt girls, you're worse than I am!

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  23. Presents are always good for the spirits. Hope are soon settled into your new house.

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  24. So much Toblerone, so little time....

    I'm glad you likes :D The not picture chocolate, the Magpie block...? My favorite in the entire world. Nom nom nom :D

    Enjoy lovely one :) I'm glad it all got there- and relatively quickly too!!

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  25. What lovely friends you have ...and everyone knows chocolate helps just about everything.
    Glad to see you posting again and that you haven't lost your sense of humour. xo

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  26. (((hugs))) You so deserve a nice surprise like that :)

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  27. So sorry to hear things are a little out of kilter. Fab pressies & if you don't need the post-its I'll be your friend & take themoff your hands! They a re great! donn't get them in the UK!

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  28. Tim Tams! You are one lucky woman.

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  29. Tim Tams are awesome, I think you know how lucky you are :-)

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  30. @ Badger, I know! Now all I need are some are some Viennese chocolates.

    @ Tenille, I do know. :-)

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  31. Yes, I wondered where you were. Glad you're back! Sending happy-vibes from Down Under. Cx

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  32. @ Lori, I loved the envelope too! It was gorgeous. xo

    @ Bronnie & Ro, thanks lovelies

    @ skinner, hmmm, think I'll keep the post-its, but maybe if you visit Woogsworld she'll give more away. :-)

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  33. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, hugs, virtual chocolate (yum), pickled onions (maybe not), happy vibes and well wishes. xo

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  34. Awesome! Enjoy your treats. You deserve them, sister!

    Remember....the lights always on. :-)

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  35. I have been thinking of you also. I do hope you are okay. Time brings strength and peace.

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  36. I'm so glad you got some loving from Australia. You've been in the thoughts of so many, and I'm thrilled they were able to brighten your day with something tangible.

    What wonderful friends to have. :-)

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  37. Ignore what Brenda said; you don't need to go easy on the TimTams. Australia is full of them, we can send more....
    Best Wishes for the future and I hope you do make it to Australia someday soon. Veronica and her friends would love to meet you I'm sure.

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  38. That's so sweet. I hope you find your voice because we miss you and you are in thoughts of so many.

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  39. Yummy chocolate! Thats a nice package of stuff you got there! Enjoy!

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  40. Awww how sweet! Hang in there Kristin. You've got loads of bloggers who care about you!

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  41. Aren't online friends just invaluable. I have also been helped through a difficult time recently by some wonderful blogging women, without whom I don't think my blog would have kept going.

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  42. Awww! That is beautiful. Nothing much out there beats the power of friendship. We all love ya!

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