Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Lost for Words

Made for MAMMA's swap
What a day.

It's only 10.47 am, but boy it feels like a whole week's experience has happened in just a few hours.

First off, scrubbed the kitchen floor, and becuase it is mainly white, it takes some cleaning. After the floor had dried, went to put the cleaning materials away under the sink, when noticed that EVERYTHING in the cupboard was soaking wet with water.

Had to completely empty the cupboard (don't know what your sink cupboard is like, but mine is jam packed with cleaning stuff, when only one item is usually used, old tins of paint ((now rusted up))).which made the bloomin floor dirty again.

The trap from the plughole is leaking, and i can't tighten it up. Plumbers coming tomorrow morning.

Then postie arrived with quite a collection of envies.

First one i noticed was an envie practically opened up, with a pair of pinking shears i recently bought on ebay. THE BLOOMIN THINGS ARE COMPLETELY RUSTED UP , and won't cut a bloomin thing. (can you tell i was getting angry at this point).

Got onto the seller, and sent him a rather polite letter, and he has given me a partial refund.

So then decided to open the rest of my mail. One was a rather interesting package, and I opened it with anticipation.

Inside was a book, a really really lovely book, a book that i've been slavering and slobbering over since i borrowed it from the library.

A book for me to keeeeeep, and languish over and treasure for always. A brand spanking new book, smelling of freshly printed paper, ALL FOR ME TO KEEP.

So where did this book come from.

MY DEAREST FRIEND JAN. I'm finding it so hard to believe that someone could do something so precious for little old me. THANKYOU, JAN, BIG HEARTFELT THANKS GO TO YOU. MAY LIFE'S JOURNEY BE SWEET AND SECURE WITH EVERY STEP YOU TAKE. XXXX MARGARET XXXXX

Oh, and what book was it, here it is lol

I've now stopped crying and shaking, and have the BIGGEST smile on my face.

Hopefully i will meet up with Jan, and the rest of the 'gang' one day. FINGERS CROSSED


TanyaMac said...

How did we ever get on without all these amaazing mail art people to keep us sane??? I'm happy for you :)* Looks like a fabulous book too!

JafaBrit's Art said...

it started off bad but the book seems to have made up for it :) Hope you have a lovely day reading it.

Fryne said...

Lucky you ;))))))))))

Cindy Is Crafty said...

So sorry that your day started so lousy, but glad that Jan made it better! :O) She is so awesome.

Here's hoping that the rest of the week goes by swimmingly (maybe a bad water related pun right now??). :O)

Jan said...

You know you're worth it!!

My name is CINDY...... said...

well, hopefully that made up for the bad start to your day. Off to see if we've got a copy here at the library. (If not, why not?)

Julie H said...

I laughed and laughed as I read this post, you write like I talk! thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours.

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Margaret,
Sounds to me like you must be doing some lovely things in your life to recieve such lovely gifts... Love your art ... especially Fri 5th ... naughty ... Thanks for popping over to my place - yes I'm a bit spoilt with my girlie shed ... OOroo ... Bethel of Bethania