I'm really kind of ashamed I waited as long as I did to do this one to be honest. I mean for goodness sakes all my RAKs arrived and the recipients all said their thank yous. Even the one RAK that in turn became part of another RAK got thanked. And then today....there was another thank you for a gift that wasn't originally part of the RAK we did... but was a genuine RAK with no strings attached.
I've been put to shame.
and for this I'm very very sorry.
Maybe I can blame it all on these little cuties and say I've been busy painting again?
Maybe I can blame it on the fact I've been highly considering doing another RAK sometime in the next few months?
No, I didnt think so...
Too long ago, I got a package as part of the RAK from Georgia. The package says to pass it on but I'd already done that step. I couldn't wait to rip into the parcel and see what Jeannie sent me.
She sent me this bee-autiful little box with a dancing bee fairy and a bumble bee on the lid. Upon handling this piece I heard rattling. Could it be she enclosed just a bit more?
So I open the box and there is a small assortment of candies. Well...there goes the eating modification, albiet just briefly. Mmmmmmmm Krackles. I promptly snarfed down the sweets. What can I say, I have a total lack of control when it comes to sweets and carbs (pasta, breads and the like).
As you can see, I found it a very nice home right where I can see it daily as a reminder.
A few days later, as you all may remember from the one entry, I got my package from Pennsylvania. Considering the conversations we'd had, and the fact he kept referring to a "lab" now and again, I was wondering just what would be in the envelope. Hmm...I can't find a picture of the packaging! *WAH* Well...it was really cute. The stuff was in a Fed Ex envelope which was, in turn, stuffed in a brown envelope. YAY for extra special handling!
I found many delightful things inside. First there was this OCHA "birthing" kit so I can make my own Lil Iggy. Seems like that'll be a good Monday project, whatcha think? I do need to make a slight subtitution to the directions though as I'm a decaf tea drinker. I hope this doesn't affect the cone making process. *crosses fingers*Then there was this awesome photobook/calendar. I seem to remember some of that clip-art. LOL. Within the front cover was my very own OOP Club card (OCHA Obsessed Person) and a bumper sticker! I see he updated it to reflect the next election year too....
The outside cover has this beautiful saying and has iggy's name right on the spine. No way this one's gonna get lost in the bookshelf.
Inside were many of the lovely photos he's shared with us over the course of the year (one of which was featured in that little video I did). One of my faves was the castle which is located with the month of August. Look at this, he even sent me a shot of the "moose". Creative or otherwise, this moose was a welcome addition to the package.
The last photo was the one he took when we were celebrating my anniversary. I certainly hope that was alcohol free champagne or apple juice though.... You can see at the edge of the photo some writing...that's his signature. It's for when he gets famous so I can say "I knew him when" ya know. Thinking ahead as always!
In the back of the booklet was a recipe for a delightful OCHA shaped dessert. I can't wait to try it one of these days. Orange sherbet is fat free and if I use a low fat vanilla icecream, it shouldn't mess with my eating modification too badly.
Thank you both for such wonderful gifts. They certainly put a spot of sunshine in my day.
PS. This is going into the Blogger is a bloody idiot file too because of the problems the stinker gave me uploading the pix!