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27 Sep, 2006

new mail & how come I don’t have a category called super/awesome?

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

Eeep! Dear Marla sent me a package and it arrived today. It felt almost like it was Christmas. And I looooove Christmas.

Here it is:

And this is what was inside this big box (which cost almost ten bucks to send … holy smokes)

Books, stickers, candy (I think there was even one for Mark), windup fish, tin bird art, lip balm, found art, art from Josie (and a cool crafty item made by Marla) and squirrel-shaped S& P shakers and and and doodads and tiny notes and I LOVE IT AND MY HEAD IS STILL SPINNING.

But now I’m wondering whether I should have waited until the girls got home from school. ;)

Thank you Marla (and Josie and Boo boo!). You made my day!



3 Responses to "new mail & how come I don’t have a category called super/awesome?"

1 | DaniGirl

September 27th, 2006 at 12:21 pm


Ooo, pretty colours, too.

That Marla, she’s one in a million!

2 | Sharon

September 28th, 2006 at 3:57 pm


WOW! how awesome. I love it when people share their surprises.

Great JOB Marla. Lucky you Andrea.

3 | Marla

October 3rd, 2006 at 8:43 pm


It is fun to find things for people I like, especially if I like those kinds of things myself.

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