Remember how I posted yesterday about the cool people I've met in the blog world and directed you to some of their sites?
I feel the need to clarify that I wrote that post BEFORE what I'm about to tell you happened. Because what I'm about to tell you is really cool and crazy fun and ridiculously kind. I'm still a little giddy. And I want to clarify that it didn't sway my post yesterday in any way, shape or form. At all.
See that photo above? All the cool things on my counter? They came in a box. In the mail. Like a care package for NO REASON WHATSOEVER. Just because.
Did I mention the giddy part?
So, I've been following Jessica's and Matthew's blogs for quite a few months. Jessica I talked about in yesterday's post and Matthew is her husband... an amazing writer who just released a new book called Churched, and the tag line of the book pretty much says it all, "One kid's journey toward God despite a holy mess." See... it's even funny before you get to the first page.
Anyway, I go to the mailbox and Jessica has sent me a care package full of fun stuff that is so me. I told her if she would have thrown in a candy bar she would have covered all my basic life needs. :) There is scrapbook paper, chipboard letters, canvases, embellishments... anything a girl could need for creative endeavors.
Then Matthew threw in three of his books... with a signed copy of his new one for me to read. (I'm not going to lie, I feel cool about that.) There you have my intellectual needs.
Both of these lovely people are friends with Pastor Pete, whose blog I frequent, so he threw in some cd's of his sermons to listen to at my leisure. I love that he gives his messages in a series so you can focus on one main topic for a few weeks and really delve into it. Thanks, Pete, for covering the spiritual need part of the care package.
Do you see where the whole overwhelmed and giddy thing is coming from? Here's the thing... I did nothing to deserve this. Jessica just did it because she is that kind of nice. You know, the kind whose mission in life is to make you happy for no reason.
And I don't know how to say thank you big enough. And it came on a week when the weather's been icky and my body's been less than fun ... and while everything around me is cloudy I feel like I've had sunshine on my face for days.
I might be the most spoiled human on the planet. I am specifying human because of the dog snoozing on my lap who whimpers every time I put my hands on the keyboard. But as far as humans go... no contest.
Check back Monday and I'll give you a review of Matthew's new book (you know, the one I have a signed copy of because I'm cool)... and I'll let you all know if he's really as funny as I think he is. Hopefully I'll get it read between listening to Pete's cds and playing around with Jessica's scrap supplies.