16 March 2007

OK...

So, I am slowly recovering from my health problem (too messy to go into detail in the blog, but lets just say that I spent the day yesterday going between really sad and wanting to cry to really angry...I am a bit of a baby when I get sick, that's where me wanting to be taken care of comes in, the first time I ever had a cold in college, I just layed down on my bed and cried because I wanted my mom. Which is odd in itself because she was a working mom for the latter part of my life at home, and there was never anyone home to take care of me anyway...no matter though)

And there I was, in the shop, trying not to make any unnecessary or extra movements, when the mailman came trotting in to deliver me this package:




From Ms. Capello...I won by leaving a comment on her hilarious blog...which included these lovely two magazines, some fantastic fabric (that I managed not to drool on too much) And this outrageous chocolate bar! Oh man...I owe this girl big time!









She did, in fact, request that whomever won these fabulous magazines rub them all over their naked body...so in the spirit of "apparently I'll do anything for free" here you go~Phew...maybe I should have read them first? And what is the protocol now for me donating these to the local library book sale or lending them to a friend when I get done reading them? Well, I'm sure no one will want to touch them after that picture!

And, another amazing highlight of my day? Right after I received my package from Capello? While I was on the phone with my lovely sister? Who should walk in, but Ms. Velvet Brick herself...


Oh yes, with a jar of home made lemonade for me. She mentioned that she had lemons, and I have been craving lemonade since I read A Faniciful Twists post about lemonade...craving it really badly as a matter of fact...

She set it down on the counter, and I'm afraid I looked at her a little confusedly and proceeded to ask her if I could answer a question for her...and then I looked at the jar of lemonade with the little sweet tag written on it with both my name, and Chickenbells...A little Jar of Sunshine. And it dawned on me exactly who this must be! She is such an amazing person, and we connected instantly and spent quite a bit of time chatting about life. We share some of the same life experiences...and are both quite wise (tee-hee...and silly! I had just divulged a bunch of personal stuff in an email to her not too long ago, and I almost stopped myself from pressing send, because after all...did I really know this person that well? And lo and behold...she not only needed to hear what I wrote, but had her own similar story, and we can now help each other in our own little ways) She said she was worried that I would think that she was a stalker, and since I've never had my own stalker...I told her it was OK!

I'm telling you, this amazing gesture meant so much to me yesterday (and left me a little teary eyed by the genuine thoughtfulness, which meant I immediately called Dina to gush and share, and we are too committed to visiting Ms. Velvet Brick next month for margarita madness and fun during the famed Phoenix trip!) It certainly would have any time, but yesterday was the perfect day. It was such a big reminder that I'm being taken care of, all the time, even if I can't readily see it. I am constantly amazed by this blogging world, but mostly because of these connections that I'm being allowed to make. So...thank you thank you everyone that is so close and so far away too, thank you for all the inspiration and love and thoughtfulness that I am constantly receiving from you, it makes my little world so much bigger and so much more meaningful and joy-filled!



Now...I'm going to go sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of sunshine!
(and maybe read a little bit...and rest)


10 comments:

Michelle said...

What a wonderful little story. How absolutely wonderful that you got to meet someone you connect with so much.

And the naked thing? Okay, I might have done it for Capello too - she's so hysterical.

capello said...

mmmmm... lemonade ::drool::

and the naked? totally hilarious. no chance in hell i would have done it myself. or, at least, DOCUMENT IT WITH FILM.

Kathy said...

OMIGOSH! The nakedness is killing me! Me, I would have just said that I did it. But you doing it and showing proof... Too Much!!! :)

Pam Aries said...

I am laughing1 First of all i HAD to come see who 'Chickenbells' was! Ha ha! ! got your entry for my giveaway and I just had to come over ! I see you are a fellow Aries! Yay! and you are hilarious AND you live in Az. (I lived in Phoenix in the 80's!) you are too funny!

sulu-design said...

Look at that! You wished for someone to come take care of you, and it seems that blogland came to the rescue! I'm glad to hear that you've cheered up a bit - seems the great package and the lemonade did the trick.

velvet brick said...

Hello!! Well, I could gush all over the place about how much our meeting meant to ME!! But I've done that now for the last 24 hours...but do you know what is even stranger!! That picture of the jar of sunshine...the glass... I HAVE THOSE EXACT SAME GLASSES!! The have little bees on them and I almost took my set down to Ruthie's today when I took a jar of lemonade to her!! Good lordy! I am laughing at the 'serdepity' of it all! Love your post.. love the spirit that had you rubbing your body with magazines! You go, girl! : ) LOL.... too damn funny... See you soon! Really!!
VB

Dee Light said...

Very fun!!! I just love the picture of you with the magazines.
How cool is that your very own jar of lemonaid. I just love it.

Wende said...

I'm loving your naked magazine photo! I'm so glad there good people out there taking care of you. You certainly deserve it!

KSV said...

What a wonderful package to receive!! I want lemonade. I went out to dinner with my main squeeze on Friday night - he got lemonade, I got a beer- I should have had the lemonade. I hope you feel back-to-normal soon. I keep telling Vanessa that she and I should go visit you, you aren't that far away from us! I know what you mean about this blogging world. I think it's great that a bunch of people who share the same interests can become friends and hold special places in other bloggers hearts!!! You will always be taken care of, silly!! Feel better, get some good R&R!

Bitterbetty said...

I just love the naked mag picture.. To Die For...
That might have out- Capello-ed Capello!

I bow down to your bold behavior!

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