Thursday, December 09, 2010

Happy mail

via here

I have had a long, exhausting, overwhelming week, one in which I've spent way too many hours in doctor's waiting rooms and at the drywall desk in our local DIY shop (neither of which is my favourite place to hang out, believe me). Sawyer's been sick with some mystery illness, I've been off work looking after him, and I've been trying hard to help Alan get the living room/dining room (I need to start calling it the playroom now!) ready for the painter to arrive this weekend. I've stayed up past midnight every night, and have been stretched way too thin every single day. No wonder I keep ending up in tears...

The one thing that's been cheering me up and getting me through is all the mail that keeps arriving in my mailbox! We've had so many parcels and cards this week, it's been amazing! Some of them have gone upstairs and will come out when our Christmas tree finally makes its appearance in our finished living room (oh please, let it be by the end of next week...) but I've already opened a few and have felt such a rush of happiness. There's been a fantastic card and handmade ornament from a Christmas craft market in Budapest (thanks, Em!), three delicious recipes written on pretty cards (thanks to Brandi for hosting the Winter Recipe Exchange! I am so making the rosemary frittata for Christmas breakfast!), a new Harry Connick Jr. (swoon!) Christmas cd from my mum-in-law and my ornament swap package from lovely Sheba arrived this afternoon from Toronto! All of it has been lovely, and just exactly what the doctor ordered. Thank you, all of you, for the love you send me in the post, especially at this time of year... I adore you!

"A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year.
These make a merry Christmas!" ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

PS: Photos of all my happy mail coming soon!


  1. I wanna see your ornament from Sheba!! :)

    Hope things calm down for you soon! I'm embarking on a week just like the one you've described (working every day, including Sat/Sun, teaching, babysitting, volunteering, meetings, etc. etc.). NO REST FOR THE WEARY! Oh what I'd give for an entire day at home with nothing I had to do. How luxurious would that be??

  2. Awesome! :)
    I love getting things in the mail, and obviously you do too! :)
    I hope everything winds down for you too and Sawyer get's better!

  3. I really, really hope that by the end of next week your house is full of festive cheer and healthy boys bouncing off those walls ready for a visit from Santa.

    Sending lots of hugs and kisses.

  4. Ohh!! I hope your living room gets done but mail really does make you feel so much better!

    I hope you get some rest this weekend and take some time for yourself. And that you little one gets better too. x

  5. Oh dear! I'm sorry it's been such a tough week! I'm glad, though, that you've had plenty of mail to make it better!

    Here's hoping things (and Sawyer!) perk up over the weekend.

  6. Aren't the recipes fun? I have one I need to send you, though it's going to come by email since it's too long for me to hand-write. And I hope whatever Sawyer has disappears soon. It's no fun being sick during the holidays. Have a good weekend, Erin. Hope things start to get figured out.

  7. I'm sorry you've been having a rough week! TGIF! I hope that your little man is feeling better, and that you get some quality R and R this weekend! You definitely deserve it.

  8. so glad the package made it to you! hope you get to bed at a reasonable hour tonight and that sawyer is feeling better soon!


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