a couple days ago I opened the mailbox to find a tidy little package inside addressed to me. it was a thank you from one of the ladies participating in the swap, Elizabeth. two lovely cards and a lavender sachet. thank you, Elizabeth. thank you all for participating~ I can't wait to read and see more about how this swap is going for you, and to see the goodies being shipped around the country!
speaking of which, I figured, as host and all (ahem) that maybe I needed to get on the ball and ship mine. here's a peek at what's inside. lip balm and herbal vapor rub, a handful of photo cards, blueberry jam, and a couple of crocheted cotton dishcloths.
I hope she likes them, as Tracey put it.
the snow has melted, we've been collecting a bit more sap, and this weekend we enjoyed the company of some wonderful family visitors. Claire's nana, her (great) aunt Mary, and her aunt Jen all came down for a few days. we chatted, ate, played games (this one is a new favorite!), took Claire to her first movie in the theater (yes, it was Frozen), and went to the Biltmore Estate. I also made a batch of the rooibos chai from the Hibernate workshop, and the granola from The Homemade Pantry. yum, yum, yum. before I was pretty much a black-tea-only kind of chai drinker, but this is really wonderful.
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