Having some good mail karma today! First, I have a confession to make. Just after Easter, I ordered A CASE of Lifesavers jelly beans from Amazon (what don’t they sell?). Yes, there have been tales of my excesses with sweets before. I’m not here to talk about that (and you’ll notice I didn’t even put a link to past excesses of which I speak…). In any event, around that time, Katy was telling me that all of the fruity candy treats in the UK are actually flavored with, get this, FRUIT JUICE. What? No scientific flavorings?!? I could barely comprehend this.
So, I sent her a few measly all-chemical-all-the-time Peeps and she sent me this haul of sweets:
I couldn’t show you the top of the Skittles bag because, um, well, it’s open and unsightly now. Had to do a tasting, dontcha know. All I can say is: YUM! There is quite a difference between these and what I’m used to. The purple Skittles are flavored with black currant juice. I find that awe-inspiring, don’t ask me why.
But wait, she also sent:
A Paddington Marmite set! Get. Out! Look at his little Marmite suitcase! And the Marmite is in a squeezy bottle. We’ll be having a tasting after school (but before piano and swimming…).
Katy, being the dear, sweet, generous person that she is, also sent us something to do while we are feeding our faces:
A Clothkits doll to make! Fun, fun, fun! Best not to get Marmite on her, maybe we’ll stick with the fruity treats while we sew–ever so much more cleanly.
Thank you so much, Katy! Oh, and there is some contraband that somehow managed to get in the box. An oversight, no doubt, a Kinder egg. Shhhhhh…
Oh, and I see that Katy is doing the Old Red Barn Co.’s Quilt Along. Are you quilting along too? I WANT to jump in and join in but am having a hard time catching up to myself right now, so I may join in later just to make a fun quilt.
Yea for great mail!
Ooh, speaking of which, I need to get Amanda’s fabrics in the mail!! Yipe! I don’t know, it feels like I’ve been spending far too much time this week doing things other than what I planned to do this week. For instance, I did not plan to spend so much time at the mall. Today I bought a foundation garment, ahem, because yesterday I bought a — wait for it — DRESS. Even dear daughter was in utter disbelief. Well, when you have to buy SOMETHING, you might just end up with a dress when you least expect it after weighing all the options (and not wanting to go into another store) (issues being: don’t want to hem lined pants in a hurry, DO NOT want to buy (or wear, for that matter) high heels to go with too-long pants, nope, not a suit with a skirt because that would require HOSE AND HEELS…so a longish dress it is…) (clearly, I am not a grown-up).
Here’s hoping you’re having a sweet day and good mail karma!