Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Little Something

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Recently I received an e-mail from Kris at Junk Cottage Chic saying I would be receiving a package containing "a little something" soon.

The end of the school year is always was crazy crazy crazy with no time to myself and I literally stored her e-mail in the back of my crowded brain.

Last Friday, I got home from work and saw a BIG box on the table.

I remembered Kris was sending "a little something",  but the box was so big.

I guess a midwest "little something" is different than a west coast "little something."

We were rushing out to an art show (that turned out to be a surprise retirement party) so I set it aside until later that night.

When we got home, I excitedly opened the box and found . . .

There is only one thing wrong with being friends with Kris.

According to google, she lives 2,082 miles from my house.

It would take 1 day and 6 hours to reach Kris's house.

Probably a little far to just pop in for a visit.

I will continue to pop in at Junk Chick Cottage to visit the sweet lady who made my weekend.

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  1. Wow! That's quite a "little something"! How fun! Did you win a give-away or was it for a special occasion?

  2. Oh how sweet!
    So very thoughtful of her. Glad to know that the end of the year is winding down for you. You are so close now...
    The surprise party sounds exciting...did you post about this alread? I'm going to have to go and catch up with you, girl!

    enjoy your mid-west surprise! Pat

  3. A surprise retirement party?!?! How fun is that!!! And what a wonderful friend and gift!!! That is the perfect gift! Anything gardening earns an A in my book!!! Have a great Wednesday!!!

  4. Carol,
    You are so sweet to do a post on my "little something" I sent you. I know for many years you made a difference in so many students lives so you deserve more than this little something! Teachers are my heros and you certainly are not paid enough for your dedication and knowledge and love you give each day of your career as being a teacher. The time and knowledge you give to children to guarantee a future for all of us is priceless. You deserve more than this "little something" but was so happy to put this together for you. I am so happy you love it. You are one of the sweetest bloggers out there and I am so happy to have become friends with you in blog world. Happy retirement my friend.

  5. Congratulations on your retirement! Our retirement has taken us some getting used to! I see you live on the west coast. I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, went to college in Santa Barbara, and lived in Santa Maria and Arroyo Grande. When we retired we moved to Utah to be closer to our kids and our grandkids. Surely do miss the ocean and the milder weather. Mimi

  6. What an awesome, thoughtful gift from Kris! Aren't blogger friends wonderful? I happen to live near Kris (a hop and a skip, really - about 20 min.), so I could pop in for a visit. :-) Although, a road trip to California sounds really good, too.

  7. I've been looking at some of your archives. You have an adorable blog! I'm your newest follower. You have an adorable little beach cottage! It just so happens that my husband grew up in Pierpont. He lived on Dover Ln. He had a great childhood living on the beach! Kind of a small blogging world, don't you think? Mimi

  8. Well your finally retired - how great is that. I do hope you enjoy your new life - sleeping in, staying up as late as you want and doing all the things that got put on hold.
    What a lovely gift from Kris, she is a very special lady.
    I live in So CA - where do you live? Close by?
    Enjoy your life to the fullest.

  9. How sweet is that! I think the friendships we make blogging are so special. I love that your summer theme is gardening! So are you retired or still have some days of school left. I know it's a start to a new chapter in your life.


  10. CAROL! What a perfect gift to receive on a sunny day in spring! Isn't this wonderful?

    Have fun in your garden and MANY THANKS for participating in the link party. Not only was your post wonderful, but your touring and leaving comments is really a touching gesture of kindness. I AM SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOURSELF! I sure did!! Sending love in an invisible "basket" to you.....Anita

  11. Hello, seems ages since I've popped by, what a lovely gift, isn't it funny how we click with people in blog land. I came across a blog with the same title as mine.....and spookily we have lots in common. Take care.

    Annie x

    1. I always look forward to your beautiful pictures. You should send me the link to the other blog. It would be fun to see the similarities and differences.

  12. What a wonderful way to slow down your busy life and feel appreciated!!

    1. It truly made my day. If you haven't visited Kris's house, you should definitely do so.

  13. What a lovely, lovely package. Perfect in every way for your charming garden! Kris is such a sweet friend.
    Mary Alice

  14. Wow, you sure do know how to chose sweet friends! What a generous gift....what a nice friendship.

  15. How thoughtful and sweet! I can't wait to visit her blog!

  16. What a sweet surprise! That wire basket is so pretty and can be used in so many ways. It looks lovely with the pots in it!

  17. How sweet. Just a little random act of kindness that made your day. :)

  18. I really need to visit the Castles Crowns and Cottages party....what a cute idea! Your sweet surprise is too cute....I love themed baskets like this. How nice! Plus I know you'll put all those items to great use!

    LAST week of school. YAY!!!! But this week is dragging by....

  19. Wonderful present. it shows great taste that there were lots of things but that they were all linked by a theme.

  20. WOW !!! Lucky you.That was a big little something.It was also a wonderful story.
    This sort of is the way I met my best friend Sherry ...who is now my partner on my blog.
    We just knew we were going to be very good friend,even if it is long distance.She lives in Ohio and I live in Miss.
    That was very sweet.
    Take care and don't get to hot gardening,
    Marie Antionette

  21. That is such a lovely and heartfelt gift Carol, isn't it great the friendships that blogging brings. I hope you do get to meet each other someday !

  22. Blog friends are some of the best friends I think you'll ever have. Because that has been my experience for over five years.

  23. Thanks for sharing. I have that same magazine! Love it. Following on bloglovin. Linda

  24. What a precious friend...:) And, such a sweet gift! I bet you were squealing with delight to get all those goodies! Enjoy...:) Just a few more school days....I think I can! I think I can!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  25. That Kris is at it again. She is such a sweet gift giver! That is too cute and so thoughtful. Love it!

  26. What a sweet friend! And what a wonder retirement surprise! I wish you many great hours in your garden this summer and for years to come.

  27. What a sweet friend to send such a "Little something" Lucky you