Timing is everything…so the saying goes…but in this case, it couldn’t have been more OFF! Last Friday, on the same day that my modem was fried by lightening, I received my F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap parcel from Mai and I had to wait for an entire week to thank her because I just received the replacement modem yesterday.
In all honesty, I think it was the longest week of my entire life. I came to the realization that I don’t need cigarettes or alcohol or even food for that matter…well maybe a little morsel between keystrokes…but I NEED the internet!
So rewind to last Friday. I went to the post office to collect my mail and there it was, a little card in my box telling me to go inside to collect a parcel. When I handed the card to the gal behind the counter, she said that I had a package from The Netherlands. I just knew it had to be my swap gift from Mai!
I raced home and was just about to open the package when Sam reminded me about taking photos. Whew! I grabbed the camera and then the fun began!
As soon as I saw the Dutch-themed wrapping paper, I knew I had to share the excitement with my best friend, Lucie. I gave her a quick call and she was at my house in less than 5 minutes. I really did wait til she arrived before proceeding.
Inside, I found a multitude of treasures, all wrapped in the same Dutch-themed wrapping paper. Can you see the floral pincushion in the upper left corner? It actually snaps to the inside of the case to keep it stationary.
I am truly blessed not only to have received such incredible gifts, but more importantly, to have made a new friend from a country that I had the good fortune to visit not long after I graduated from university and still ♥ to this day.
Thank you again, Mai for your talent, thoughtfulness and friendship. And thanks also to Khris for organizing this swap. You have both touched my heart very deeply.