One given, one received, all in the same day. I love care packages - they are a recession favorite, an inexpensive (sometimes) way to show love and, dammit, care during tough times, or any time really.
The one I sent was to my other brother Daryl, not really Daryl, but Joe.Yes, I realize I'm in that picture - I tried to crop it but unless I wanted just Joe's FACE, there was going to be part of my head, and, well, all of my head looks better than 1/3 of it, and well, it's my damn website.
Joe lives in the Florida Keys, he being the fun-loving, easygoing one of the three of us. (Ben is the hardest worker, and I am the type-A one. Or I was. Until I stopped working. SHUT UP.) He is also a single male living with other single people, all on small incomes given the cost of
On the receiving end, I got a big box from Melanie today! She sent me falafel mix (which I asked for, since making it from scratch with no food processor SUCKS), organic chocolate truffles, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate bar, dried strawberry treats, tea, mints, and a whole bunch of newspapers and magazines commemorating Barack Obama's historic win. What a great box - Josh and I have already dipped in to the candy and we're having falafel for dinner tomorrow night. YUM!
So, dear readers, is there anybody in your world who could use a little thoughtful treat in the mail? Some candies and a used paperback maybe, or a candle and some homemade bath salts? A little effort and you might just make somebody's day.