Where does a girl, who feels so lucky and grateful, begin to express the magnitude of such feelings? The kindness so many of you have shown me has been undescribeable. It goes way beyond this swap, which by the way, has wonderfully floored me. Your generosity leaves me without words. I know how busy everyone is, and how we all have real lives outside of this blogging world...Yet, you take the time...And for that, I thank you so very much.
(I had already posted this blog post last night, when this morning, I read the most tragic story. I too, type through tears. Details Below.)
The seasons have definitely changed. While at my home in town, the air conditioning keeps the house nice and frozen in the 100 degree weather. Yes we hit 100 today. In the country home, it is a whole other story. Mr. Lovee got on the roof a couple weeks ago and did the cooler thing (commonly known as a "swamp cooler"). Which means that it is wavy hair season, as the swamp cooler adds humidity to the air.
Please share your stories of what happens to your hair in the humidity. I want to hear it, so I don't feel so alone...I used to hate humidity as a teenager, as Arizonans have a weird hatred towards moisture(although we pray for rain??). Now as an adult, I don't mind my wild untamed waves so much...
So, I know you guys are going to begin to get annoyed at me. But I have to tell you. I received another package today. And it was good. FUN - Good.
I must confess, I really worry what is to become of me, that sorrowful day when the packages stop coming. I am becoming so spoiled. But, the parcels have been arriving at a time when I really needed them. My real world and work and all was getting a bit much.
I have to say, your generosity has been incredible. I never expected so much parcel love! I can not say Thank You enough.
Today's treasure came from Emma. A kind wonderful soul who lost her apartment in a fire a few months back. She has been waiting patiently to get her living space back. It will be fixed up extra nice for her. But in the meantime, the poor dear has all of her belongings in storage. I can not imagine how she must feel. Big Hug to you sweetie.
Having an energy boosting lozenge, Hmm, interesting. Oh, these stickers are fab, did you make them Emma?? Oo, I love them!!
Isn't this so much FUN!! Unraveling and unraveling.....Oooo, look , a wee package...
OH!!! I love it!!! A Key, on a chain!!! Oh, Emma, that packaging was so clever. I just love it!! Thank you!!!!!
I know lately I have been so "me me me." But, I promise to get back to the whole reason for this blog, very soon. Do we even remember the reason? ART. Speaking of art, I just placed another Jennifer Kerr order, and my mother's days gifts are here. Only they are sealed. I don't know how I will part with them. I will photograph them when the Queen bee opens them...They came from my darling Stiletto Heights and from Thompson Designs, her checkbook covers are wonderful, I ordered one for myself also. Check them out!!!!
If for some reason, I don't get to see you before Sunday, Happy Mother's Day! Even if your baby has outgrown the buggy, he or she will always be, your baby....XXO, Vanessa
Update May 11,2007 11a.m..
This morning I was reading Pam Garrison's blog. I read a story that shook me to the core. Many of you have read this story, but I have to say, everytime I read about it, I feel so much pain for the family. Lori and Chris Coble lost their three children last week in a car accident. If you are not aware of the incident, newspaper article here and here. I have been in tears all moring. I can not imagine the pain Lori must be in, I am not a mother, but the thought. Just the idea of it shatters my heart. As I went to comment at Pam's I saw a link left by Risa, the ParTea Planner to a tribute site at Life to Motion. I decided that, even though I do not personally know the Coble's, and I am all the way in Arizona, I want to share my thoughts and prayers.
Risa said the following on her blog "Should you find it in your heart, please tie two pink and one blue ribbon on your tree in remembrance of these lil' angels. Thank you."
So, in memory of those three little angels and through my tears and heartache for the family, I did tie ribbons around my tree. One blue, two pink. Little birds fluttered around me and chirped, wondering what I was doing...I offer my deepest sympathy and prayer for the Coble family...words can never say enough...