Monday, March 31, 2008

Daffodils and snow....

...kinda like cookies and 7-Up.

Or Pizza and Lima beans.

Lucy and P Diddy....

Milano Blahnik shoes and sweats....

Paris Hilton and class.....

Two things you'd not necessarily think of together....

Except this is Utah..in the spring...so we did...




(this was about 4pm - after a full day of sun!)

Woke up to about 4 inches of snow - yeppers, snow, on the ground.

March actually came "in like a lion" and then went "out like a lion" too...

Didn't they get the memo?? If it's in like a lion, it's out like a lamb...hellllooooo??

Anyway, had an appointment with Department of Workforce Services this morning. So after getting dressed up in "grown-up clothes" I went out to scrape snow off my trusty Silver Pearl...my little darling car. I just love her. My very first absolutely NEW car...ever.

Went in all professional and smiling. Met with a girl that could have been my granddaughter. Nice young thing. By the end of the conversation, I was interviewing her and asking about how to get a job like her job and she was all excited and said "You'd be great..." and then told me all about the benefits and all...so, she'll keep an eye out for me and let me know when they have an opening in her office. In the mean time I will still get referrals, and so on, but to work for the State would be kinda cool. We'll see....

Drove home and found the best looking "brown paper package all tied up with stri....um...tape" and I had a feeling it was from Angie & Pam in IRELAND - and it was...I mean "t'was!"


Seems I won a drawing they had on their blog(s) (they are sisters - White O'Morn Cottage and The Old Schoolhouse..)

Look what wonderful Irish surprises came:


Lovely tea- towels, a beautiful porcelain container with lace, and a teesny-weensy-tea-pot! For a "Wee" cup of tea... and..

Handmade cards for several various occasions. All with extra embellishments and envelopes!

And, (and I was soo glad to see this..) a little origami butterfly! THEN.....



Sweet-smelling soap in a little draw-string bag...a beautiful bowl (I think I'll use this as a candy dish in the new front room...)

A pressed flower - a Buttercup, from the Irish countryside.

All of these lovelies were wrapped and swaddled and mailed with care. And not a nick or a notch on them! Perfect condition. All I can say is a big....


Thank you sooo much Angie & Pam!
(be sure to stop by their blogs - you'll enjoy them immensely!)

I waited until Mr. B came home so I could open it in front of him. He was duly impressed to say the least.


Let's just say you brought a whole lot of Irish sunshine to this dreary Utah day!

-me

6 comments:

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

Don't you just love surprises..makes any day better. Love the daffodil...so happy looking...

Know what you mean about the "Grandaughter" who helped you. When I lost my first job in manufacturing the little girl said "They make payphones???" NO honey..the payphone fairy brings them and puts them in malls and airports.....I need to get out of manufacturing...maybe a Federal job..they get every holiday in the world.....

Anonymous said...

I love the little teapot and the tea towels the most...what a really fun package to receive!

Sorry you have snow AGAIN..come on down where it's sunny and warm!

Take care. Betty

the old schoolhouse said...

dear colleen,your welcome im glad you liked them.What a small world we live in these things lived in the schoolhouse just a few weeks ago and now they are in your lovely home enjoy them with a heart and a half. xx angie and pam.

Mary said...

This day was full of surprises for you. First the snow then the package. Isn't it fun to get great packages in the mail! Have a good day and good luck with the job hunt. In the meantime...you could always do some more cooking...giggle.

COLLS GARDEN said...

Oh Colleen, I do so love reading your blog. How glad am I that I found you. "Paris Hilton & class" - how good is that (giggle. And being interviewed by a teenager, how funny, I know it happens. You know, I once wanted to be A Pip. And as for Pooh Bear, I can't stand the new Pooh - yuck! It is just NOT his voice, is it? I have a beautiful book with all the Pooh Bear stories & original drawings, I'll show you one day. Thanks for giving me a giggle this morning.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Brenda said...

My goodness you won a awsome package. Love it all. hope you get the job you need and desire.