I was even more pleased when a postman showed up with TWO packages for me that same afternoon! One was from The Mave, totally thoughtful and for no reason other than she ROCKS and she's kind like that!
Check it out!
YEEEEE-HA! Once my co-workers figured out this one contained some food goodies they gathered around like
So Maven sent me a bunch of sugar free drinks, Kool-aid, Crystal Light, Wyler's, and General Foods International Chai Latte (He-LLO!!!!!) I got some "tuna in red panang curry (yummers!) (from Trader Joe's) and some chocolate caramel tartlet cookies and dark chocolate from the same! There were some Tootsie Pop candy cane lollipops and some caramel corn candies I shared with some of the students. (Mave - did you make those candies? They're awesome!) There was some Zinger tea (I LOVE it) and a box of Nestle Toll House mint holiday gem chocolates. Unbelievable! Finally, I got these great "J" sticky notes, and a handmade crocheted soap carrier with some fabulous smelling Ayervedic soap.
In the other package, I got a gift from my Secret Santa, which was organized by Maven! Look what I got!!!
Exactly what I wanted!
Frankly, I didn't even know what the book was about, but I love David Sedaris - and I know of Amy from being a funny actress, so I thought I'd enjoy it. So far - I love it! Thank you CrankyProf for your fantastic gift!
I laughed my ass off that my very Christian (read: missionary) co-worker grabbed the book out of my hands to check it out, and opened it to (shit you not) this page:
I just about cried later, though, when that same co-worker knocked over the coffee on my desk while I was in class and destroyed the 4 Christmas cards I'd gotten (and worse, the letter from my aunt I hadn't read and the pictures and drawings included in my friend Joanie's letter.) I just happened into the Teacher's Room in time to snatch my lovely new hardcover book off the desk, but not before some coffee had seeped onto the edge of the pages. Still, it's alright.
But still, grrrrrr!
Thanks, though, ladies - for the outstanding gifts! My cup did runneth over!