Deja vuMost Humzooers know the story:
Surprise Second Shipment
The Beach Orgy Story
The Many Photos and Stories from the Hungry Papparazzi
And so, most of you (probably with relief) thought the story was done and you could make it through this week without anyone mentioning DBCC cookies or Priority Mail....wrong. If you can't handle any more of the story...STOP NOW (no, there are no squished bunnies or poisonous reptiles or sutured fingers to worry about).
For any folks left and continuing to read (morbid curiosity?), I got home tonight, grateful for the holiday, glad to have the work-week behind me, hot and cranky from a bus ride.
I turn into my drive and see:
If you have read any of the stories and comments, my failed package returned on Thursday and I shipped the successful batch of cookies to Denny's house on Thursday. Today is Thursday. Same box, same place on the porch - deja vu
I rummaged through my mind (worse than the worse garage or attic for junk and cobwebs!) and couldn't come up with anything I ordered that would be delivered. I knew the shipment of DBCC made it to Denny's so those cookies weren't returned. I turned the box over (relieve it didn't look familiar with my handwriting or labels!) and saw it was to me...from The Heinzels! I brought the box in and opened it.
...and discovered this cool gift bag (suspiciously looks like someone might have bought it at the beach)
I carefully pulled out some carefully wrapped items.
...and this beautiful and special card.
First, let me say I've never been a Kitchen Babe but TOTALLY feel like one today. I love the beautiful shell on the second towel and will always think about the Outer Banks and new friends and how much Humzoo has entwined itself into my life. I'm also thinking about something wonderful to use the cinnamon pecans in...like my hand for a snack! :)
Thank you Nancy, Steve and Janet!
Thank you Nancy (!) and Janet (cdcgull) for taking time out of your vacation to shop for me and find some special things to share with me and my kitchen. You obviously know me and where I spend most of my time (at least when it isn't 80+ in there!) and I appreciate your time and gesture. Steve, (stheinz), thank you for sharing all the great photos of your family and fun and the beautiful sunrises and pelicans and funky land/sea vehicles and catching all the great DBCC moments of fun and sharing this with me to feel a part of it all--even across the country. I may not have been at the beach with you but I do feel I have shared in your vacation.
I definitely feel I have some special friends in Springpatch, IL and hope to continue chatting with Nancy via mail and being part of the community here at Humzoo to continue feeling part of something incredibly special and fun. I'm still happy about it being the end of the work-week and it's still too warm...but my crankiness is gone and I'm smiling. :) Thank you for the smile. May you and your family have a wonderful 4th and weekend--you certainly added something special to mine.