If y’all are scratching your heads thinking, Weren’t you supposed to do this box-thing last month? The answer is yes. But we were in the middle of crepe week and marrying off Megan (when it’s time to marry the love of your life, it’s time) and trying to find the time to breathe. It just made more sense to exchange boxes this month.
So we did. Because that’s the wonderful part about friends who “get it” or for better or worse are trapped in the same crazy time-vortex that you are.
This month I shipped a box of Northern-themed booty to Allison and received a wonderful box of favorite things from the lady who shares a parallel with me (no kidding, we both live in cities on the 45th and it actually hits at the end of the street I grew up on), Kirsten.
Do you know what else is so spooky? I think all of her favorite things are my favorite things, too. And our names both start with the letter “K.” We love running. We’re committed disciples of The Homesick Texan. It never stops, really.
What you probably want to know…what’s in the box?
Answer: “Katherine Mansfield” Tea (Dragons Well, Chamomile, Ginger Root and Rose Hips), Dagoba Xocolatl, Mini Box of Recipes – Small Bites, Kiwi Lime Salsa, a Tea Steeper, Homemade Blueberry Pomegranate and Cherry Jams (I cannot even begin to tell you – if you give me your homemade preserved things, I will love you forever), and Naturally Nutty Peanut Butter in Butter Toffee.
Whoever came up with the idea to have butter toffee involved with peanut butter deserves all of the money on the planet earth. I’m just saying.
This is precisely the sort of stuff you’re supposed to recharge with.
And yes, let’s all thank God for Jeanne and her craftiness. Otherwise, all would probably be lost on The Compound because Lord knows I can only go as far as bright colors and glitter.