Over the last few months I've gotten a bunch of cool stuff in the mail from bloggers who love me. Or at least hope I don't die. Which either way, I love it. And some of these are a few months old... but at least I'm still thanking in the same year. ;) (And you're right- I'm not linking to any of these bloggers because I don't want you to steal my friends. That's right. I'm kind of the possessive girlfriend. HA!)
First up, is my new friend Jen. She's planning to come and hang with me for the Breaking Dawn premier in November, and I'm going to hang with her in June in Michigan. But WAY back in January she sent me an out-of-the-blue love note with a gift card to McDonald's... so I can fund my addiction to fountain coke before work. It lasted me two weeks and it was glorious. :)
She sent me a link for these Cap 3 top/bottom from Patagonia and yeah. No way I could afford these. So I go sledding with the kids and freeze my ass off because not only do I not have proper winter clothing, but I really can't afford to get any. So one day, I get a package in the mail. And with that package is this packing slip, and the message from Finny totally made me tear up. Seriously.
But this year hasn't been all about me receiving. Nope. I've been sending out little packages of love all year too. One of my other fav bloggers, Amanda, was preggers. She's since had her baby, but since she gets my humor I decided I had to send her a really fantastic baby gift. Sure.. I got her practical stuff like clothes and toys and things she needed. But let's be real. Giving birth is a harrowing event. No woman should go unprepared. So in addition to these things, I learned one of my other blogger friends, Shirley is a nurse in the labor/delivery unit. BEST THING EVER. Because Shirley sent me all kinds of stuff you child less ladies don't know about. Things like... mesh underwear. The largest pads you'll ever see because after having a baby your insides fall out of you. I sent her nipple shields to train your nipples to stick out (and yes- that IS a really uncomfortable/sometimes painful thing), stool softener (because it will hurt to poop) and just other scary stuff. I only wish I could have seen her face. I also sent her a note of what to really expect when a child explodes out of your vagina.
A few weeks after I sent her box... I got this in the mail:
I also have a package for a friend down under almost ready to go, I have the box for the winner of my birthday giveaway (seriously-- it's all done, just waiting for payday so I can mail it!), I sent a thinking of you card to a blogger I don't even know who I heard through the grapevine is having a difficult time right now, I sent a baby swing to another blogger who's having a baby, and one of my favorite books to one of our weightloss challenge bloggers. And I have lots more love to spread. :) One of my favorite things is just randomly giving gifts because I like you.
And it's all to say thanks to you guys- you rock my world with each and every comment and you are amazing. I don't care what anyone says- I have the most amazing blog readers ever. So.. watch your mailbox. I'm always on the lookout for random good deeds. ;)