I’m so very sorry Sarah and Katie.
Katie over at Finding the Thin within, which is now named Are you Willing.
I was scrolling through my posts trying to recapture the fire I had and I noticed this post was missing. I guess in my drug haze of recover I thought I posted it. In hind sight maybe it’s best I didn’t post anything in that state, I’m still concerned about this conversation I had with my Aunt that I don’t recall. I haven’t been uninvited to any family functions so I guess it wasn’t too bad. So here’s my long overdue post:
Thank you so much Katie for putting this together. I remember a few years ago watching a documentary about this overweight woman who had a weight loss community much like the one we have here. I think the lady was house bound or something along those lines, but she was really lonely as we can all remember or imagine how lonely it gets sometimes, but one of her close friends from her online community sent her a care package and she broke down and just cried because she was so touched someone cared enough about her to send her anything a gift and it made her feel connected to the world. Oh boy, I’m getting teary eyed just remembering it. Anyway, I remember thinking how nice it would be to get a gift from someone who just wants you to have something special and shares in your struggles. And the theme is pink, I have (had, it no longer fits, and I’m rather sad about that) a pink coat.
So I asked Sarah over at Finding My Fabulosity (she’s the one with the cheek bones I covet) to my job because in all honesty I wanted to tear into it as soon as possible. She used an envelope box that is the exact same kind that we use and a co-worker bought it over and I was like “Oh, my envelopes are here.” But then I noticed she was carrying it with one hand and she’s small. I looked at the label and squealed and clapped like a little girl. Then I grabbed my box and went to an empty cube to look and play with my loot.
I laughed because of the similarities in what I sent Sarah and what she sent me. I sent her pink socks and I now have these cute socks that I wore while recovering and had to fight my niece for.
I saw a packet of pink themed post its that I sent her and she sent me these cute pink and brown ones. My friend teases me that even if I have a boy my nursery would be pink and brown.
I sent her these awesome pink ear buds, now this is the crazy freaky part. I can’t wear ear buds, these are the only kind I can wear, I think Sarah’s been reading my blog or stalking me or physic, either way, I’m grateful because I broke my old ones and they look cute pink and bad ass.
The similarities end there. I got her scrapbooking things and a jump rope. I got myself one too, but she got the pink one. That scarf is a hot pink and according to me it goes with everything especially in my drafty office. I always see those, but never buy one for myself.
The flashlights are awesome, now I can’t say I can’t run outside because it’s dark. Awesome. LOL
And my absolute favorite is the insulated lunch bag. Lean Cuisine was having a giveaway, 20 special codes and you get a trendy lunch bag for free. So far I have one. Now I’ve since eaten more than 20 of those bad boys, but the code isn’t on all of them and I got sad thinking how I was not going to get one of those bags. I know I could have purchased one, but let’s be real, it’s different when it’s “free”, but not as good as when it’s a gift! And that heart shaped balloon is still at my messy desk.