Saturday, January 8, 2011

Who Loves Me?

My friend Pegg loves me… well cares at any rate. On Thursday DH came home with a box that I wasn’t expecting, didn’t know was coming and it was a total surprise.

What was you ask… a CARE PACKAGE full of wonderful small things. It’s the only care package we’ve received since leaving the States that I didn’t specifically request the items.

See Pegg has lived overseas also…. and she raised her family overseas as well, so she knows what is missed. The goodies are great and lets just say the Snicker’s Nutcrackers didn’t last long past dinner!!!
While we can get things that look the same they don’t taste the same and sometimes don’t even come close to home. So all these things are most welcomed because they are from HOME.
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 (picture taken with the iPhone)

Can’t wait to make some toast with the peanut butter on it, well and Peanut Butter cookies sound good too. The Chocolate Chips are destined for a pan of Blondies, DH’s favorite homemade cookie. Of course the dogs have been bugging me for a rawhide treats…. and thye will remain treats given out on special occasions The Wet Ones would have been particularly wonderful on our trip to Kruger. I tried to find a car size pack… but nope not here. Lets not leave out the sponges, all of them are so needed. I am going to learn to make the balloon  animals and take them to the next ‘family Embassy party’ and keep lots of kids happy, but only if they want dogs!!! The crossword puzzles, I may have to fight the DH to do. And lastly the Fat Quarters in Red, Black and White. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a stack of fresh new FQ’s to play with!!! Also in the box was of course a nice note with a picture of her family and 2 candy canes to go with the season!!! There was also a box of Christmas Gobstoppers, but they didn’t make it 24 hours…

So Thank YOU Pegg it was a wonderful Surprise!!!

Beth

10 comments:

Jean said...

What a fun surprise! Our Ozzie HAS to chew on his rawhide. I think it helps burn off puppy energy, even though he is over a year old now. What can you find there that you wouldn't back in the States, I wonder? (I love finding a blog post from you in my reader.)

Karen S said...

So now I suppose all of us are going to have to send you stuff to prove our love!

"I love her best!"

"No! I do!"

What a thoughtful friend -- I wouldn't have known that you can't get that stuff.

Meg said...

I sent her 20 lbs of "requested" items... besides she HAS to love me... I am her one and only sister!!

XOXOXO Meg

Karen S said...

I wish I had a sister...

Sara said...

Darn! Now I'm feeling really guilty! It never occurred to me to send you a care package. I'll definitely send you peanut butter next time I send you something. What's your pb preference?

8-) said...

Surprises are very nice and what a great friend she is to have done that for you. I will see what I can do in the next little while but since it has to be a surprise, I won't tell you when. By the way, when is your birthday? Miss you and the rest of the bee so much. Take care and keep writing. ~Jan~

adkquiltnsew said...

just returning the love and kindness shown to me!---pegg

Anonymous said...

Wow! You have awesome friends. The stuff Peg sent had to be such a bee-u-ti-ful surprise of wonderful goodies!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

We all love you, but I'm Canadian, so what do you want me to send? Maple leaves, a beaver, a Mountie (RCMP)??? I know, Canada Geese!!!!

Marié said...

HI Beth
Although you miss home goodies I hope you have made some quilting friends in South Africa. I live in Riebeek West in the Western Cape. Hope to see you in July at the National Quilt Festival in Stellenbosch