I came home from work on Monday and there was a box stuffed in between the front door and the storm door. I wasn't expecting anything. When I looked at the return address, I discovered it was from Meredith. Oh yeah. She said she was sending a bunch of stuff.
Now, we go through this every time she says she's going to make up a box for me. I love getting things just as anyone else does, but I don't want someone to use their hard-earned money on me in lieu of spending it on milk and bread for themselves. I have to admit that, secretly, I struggle with being the kind of person that people actually want to send things to. Have I really earned the right to be that kind of friend to you? I protest. I am, inside, thrilled beyond measure, but I struggle with myself and the acknowledgement that you care enough about me to do this for me. I never, ever want to be seen as "that person". You know the one, the one who just assumes you will always send them something.
Upon opening the box, this was layer #1. This is Meredith's special snack mix. Those are seasoned oyster crackers. I admit I have not tried them yet. I am saving them for this weekend's event with my guild in the game. I think they will go well with ice cold 7 Up or Ginger Ale. They smell really good.
This is a tee shirt pajama. I love these. The one I currently wear is the last of a bunch. It's rather ratty and will probably be in the rag pile by the end of the year. Royal blue is my favorite color and this has a cat design. It's perfect and it fits wonderfully. No, I am not posting a photo of me wearing it. There are some things this blog will never have on it and that's one.
These are so incredibly good. Just take my word for it. I believe she gets these at World Market. Oh man. They were the first thing I ate. It says "crispier" on the box, but, when she sent the first batch back in February, I liked those just as much as I liked these. Silly and loaded with calories. Yes please.
So, there you have a visual tour of the box of awesome from Meredith. I am thrilled, just thrilled with all these little bits and pieces. Plus, I am even more thrilled that she did this for me. Thank you so very, very much. I am really touched.
Beverage: Irish Breakfast tea