Monday, October 26, 2009

A day of surprises!

I am very happy to announce that this is now a sty free blog. Rebecca was an absolute trooper today and handled her surgery with courage and grace. The procedure took about ten minutes and was completely without incident.

As if no longer carrying around a ball of pus on your eyelid is not reason enough to be happy, we were surprised twice today with goodies.

My dear cousin Cheryl sent us a wonderful souvenir from her vacation.


Rebecca sorted some and used others to make a necklace. I've put them in a glass jar with some beach sand at the bottom. Doesn't everyone just happen to have beach sand in their basement waiting for the right moment?

It was such a delight to go through the shells and imagine their life before they found their way to the beach, then a box and finally our home. Thank you Cheryl!

A little later in the day the doorbell rang which caused my dogs to completely lose their minds. I went to the door to assure whomever it was that I would not be releasing the hounds when I saw our pal Charlie hurrying back to his mom's car after making a super secret delivery.

Look at all the goodies they brought us!

Each item had a note.

This one was on the flowers.

We know who these are for!

There were also these books for Rebecca.

And this one for Lily.

Charlie made David a beautiful thank you note for inviting him to the set last weekend.

Graham crackers which Lily wasted no time getting into.

Guess who this is for?

I know they meant to write "This belongs to Sara and if you value your life you'll keep your mitts off it."

Thank you so much to Amy, Sean, Charlie and Theo for all the goodies. You guys made us blush.

It was so lovely to find ourselves in the thoughts of others today.

I find myself saying it all the time, but must say it again. We are so lucky and I am so grateful.


Amy said...

So glad you liked the surprisies! I have been feeling pretty lucky and grateful myself, for you guys. The flowers are mostly for Rebecca, but I know there was likely at least one other person in your fam that had to be a *little* brave today. xoxo

Cheryl said...

So glad Rebecca is finally sty and pus free. Thanks for keeping us abreast this morning.

Um, when you consider the journey of the shells, here's a little more information you'd never have guessed about how they came to be with you.

Because I procrastinate lots, I rushed them off the island before we left for other adventures. Hence no note.

I collected them intentionally for the homeschooling wiz girls. Each shell I picked up had a question or 2 attached. I thought this would make a nice science project ~ figure out what they all are. Why some look just alike but are different thicknesses or colors? What's the stuff stuck to the underside of some of them?

I'm glad you all are putting them to the kind of use I'd never have considered - FUN! I still have a hard time having fun for just the fun of it! It never occurred to me to look at them as anything other than a project!

Perhaps I take things a tad too seriously?!?!

They were gathered with love and good, if warped, intentions!


Lisa said...

Glad the sty is gone. You are really lucky people to get so many treats in one day! But I'm sure you all deserved it!
Hugs, Lisa

Saguaro Chick said...

So great to hear Rebecca's surgery went so well! What wonderful news! She is a brave girlie girl! We are thinking about you Rebecca! You enjoy all of those wonderful treasures that were delivered with so much love. What wonderful friends to have!

Check out the from Prescott...

Ginger said...

Ahh, that is the sweestest thing someone could do for you. So glad they included the chocolate. lol.
Glad to hear Rebecca's surgery went well. Brave girl, she is.

mgster said...

You truly are blessed with wonderful friends. Glad to hear you are now pus-free!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Glad the sty is gone. How can I make friends with your friends?


gretchen from lifenut said...

I'm so glad it went well for your daughter.

You have lovely friends!

Pom Pom said...

I've said it before but you have such a nice, squishy heart, Sara!

Anonymous said...

I (heart) this! - Ms. TT