about a month ago, i participated in Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap. (if you don't know mamarazzi, go check her out.) the idea was that you signed up and were randomly matched with someone you don't know. then you send the person a package of your favorite things, and they send you some of theirs. all the packages get mailed on the same day, and all the packages are supposed to show up at roughly the same time.
unless of course, you have a psycho mailman who refuses to come down your driveway to bring you packages too large to fit into your mailbox. (oh, yeah, when mamarazzi says favorite things, she means favorite things!)
saturday, he finally left me a slip that told me i had a package waiting. yesterday, i finally claimed it. and WOW... is all i can say.
my swap partner, jeri, of i'm being held hostage, sent me THE MOST amazing box!!! i was almost in tears!!!!
she sent me ... yummy stuff to eat... including chocolates from cadbury and lindt, and carr's water biscuits - from england!!! now, if you have never had european chocolate, you don't know what you're missing... i don't know why cadbury's is better over there, but IT IS!!!
she also sent me some yummy stuff to keep me looking young and beautiful - chocolate mask from muddy H20, coconut body and shower creams, handmade lavendar soap and my own personal favorite - bath salts!!!
but that wasn't all.
she also sent me flower fairies stickers (if you don't know the flower fairies by cecily mary barker, go google them!), a beautiful print of a windmill, a red telephone kiosk notebook and pen (from london!!) and the piece de resistance...
a british edition of TWILIGHT!~!!!!! be still my heart!!!!! you should've heard my girls moaning and groaning over THAT one!!!!
so THANK YOU to jeri and THANK YOU to mamarazzi... millions of hugs and much happiness to you BOTH!!!!
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.