Christmas in October!
Although I had to work on Memorial Day, those that man the “mail pick-up” trailer were off! The great thing about not being able to pick up packages on Monday, means that on Tuesday there is a boat load for me, yes Kelly Anne had tons of mail! I received the notification in my “official” sandbox email that stated, “Hello Sandbox Patron, You are requested to pick up your parcel (notice singular) between our open hours of 15:00 and 16:00 blah blah blah”. Well, I was already dressed for the gym so Francine was more than willing to go pick up my parcel b/c she too had mail. Low and behold, the day I choose not to ride over to the “mail” side it’s Christmas time with the boxes! Yes, 7 boxes and another today!!
An assortment of goodies found their way to me — socks, tons of different types of socks, a new Florida Gator t-shirt (my 2nd one so far), face wash, a fabulous fleece blanket that I washed as soon as it came out of the box and put it on my bed, new sleeping socks, cleaning latex gloves (you all know how much I love germs), snacks and more snacks, the NEW Dave Matthews CD, 70 individually wrapped Halloween candy bags (keeps out the grubby paws, and germs :-), football plates/napkins with a great window sticker (now in my classroom window), a winter coat and pants requested from my home, Oktoberfest goodies (to be used shortly – I am going to follow Sue and Pat’s advice :-), along with some festive fall decor!
I can’t thank you enough for thinking about me and taking the time to send care packages to me that contain items I would thoroughly enjoy, and need, if I were still in Germany! Look forward to thanking you all next year with a nice cold Andechs, or two!
Please see the pics below — yes, I love candy corn at Halloween time and at this time, I have bought stock in Brachs. Please, if you have a bag that you are considering sending to me, the pictures below say a thousand words!
PS: Those of you that know my boss at Hainerberg –classic move that an assortment of socks from knee-high, to mid calf, to running (the best), to boot length, etc. made it my way in a SHOE BOX — who would have thought?? But shit, NO new pair of shoes!!!