Sunday, June 22, 2008

Color Me Surprised

I am very hard to surprise. It isn't that I do not like to be surprised because I do. It isn't because I try like the dickens to snoop around and find out what is going on because I don't.

I am very hard to surprise because people usually can't keep their mouths shut and ruin it for me ahead of time. That coupled with the fact that my Hubbie is really bad about planning or thinking ahead means that I very rarely am surprised with something nice.

We got back to DC last night. Imagine my surprise this evening when going through the mail that I had a card from a certain blogger friend. Inside, was this:


I am so touched. She says she thought of me when she saw it so bought it for me.

People, no one does this for me. Ever.

My family and I are like this with people, but it is a rare day when someone thinks of me and follows through with something like this.

Friends have been in short order lately. I know I am going through a phase in my life that is causing many friendships to be in flux. I just want to say how grateful and wonderfully surprised I am by this token of friendship. I wear it with honor.

Now, Hubbie is waiting for me in the shower and the kids are asleep. WooHoo! LOL

12 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh I love that!! Any idea where your bloggy friend got it?

And you deserve it btw... I always LMAO when I read your posts. Well except for the ones that just suck... like losing your MP3 Player... I tried to tap my sixth sense to find it but it just wasn't happening.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@Crystal: I will be sure and ask her. And thanks for the sixth sense thing. Maybe you were the one to tell me "look in your purse, AGAIN."

CPA Mom said...

I've had a couple of surprises like this from blogging buddies and it ALWAYS makes me cry.

buddha_girl said...

Hooray for great friends and super surprises! I'm o happy to hear that you has something special waiting for you when you got home! Welcome back!

aithne said...

Yeah, I want to know where it came from too!

What a wonderful surprise. How nice it feels when someone does something so special!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

That is an awesome gift. Surprises are the best, unless they come in the form of "you'll get to see your surprise in nine months!" Heh.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@CPAMom: Crying for presents is fine. Crying because your kids make you crazy, not so much. ;)

@Buddha_Girl: Thanks man! It's good to be back.

@Aithne: I'll let you know as soon as I find out!

@CMGD: I hear ya man! Spoken like someone who KNOWS. :)

K-Mom said...

What a nice surprise...and a good friend!

krishanna said...

Add me to the list...I think of you everyday and visit here everyday but am often too tired to follow through with a call or an email or sadly, even a comment by the end of my days. Yup.. I'm a loser baby- so why don't you kill me....

Jay said...

That's so sweet!

You know what? I was always a person no-one did anything like this for ... until I started a forum and began blogging. I think the act of putting yourself out there makes you evaluate yourself and perhaps unconsciously you change things that you see that you don't like. However it is, now I AM someone people do this for - and what's more, I do it for others too!

No, it wasn't me who sent you that, but a friend and I did it for someone just a couple of weeks ago and made her day. And that made US smile as well. :)

Anonymous said...

I got NATUI's "LOL" at Nordstrom's Rack.

I think they had other ones as well, but doesn't LOL suit her best of all?

Mermaid said...

Wow! you've got a nice community of caring friends right here.