29 November 2018

A Good Mail Day

I go to my Occupational Therapy appointments twice a week - Monday afternoons, and Friday mornings.  Each week I've had to go to my Monday session, it has either been pouring rain, or snowing/icing.  This past week, I left to go home after a particularly painful session, and when I got outside it was pouring even more than it had been when I went inside.  Traffic was seriously not moving, so I decided to walk home, since buses and trolleys were so crowded they were not even stopping.  By the time I got home, my self-pity party was off the charts.

I looked through the mail that The Tim had set on the table, and saw a package with a Customs Declaration sticker on it.  I couldn't remember having ordered anything at all from overseas, at least not in the past few months, so I was intrigued.  I opened up the package and this was inside:


Suddenly, any bad things about the day and the afternoon completely vanished!  I was so surprised and really pleased, but also mystified.  A week or so ago, someone posted a photo of this on Instagram, and I commented how I would love to have one.  But a) I didn't know where to get one, b) I didn't have any money to buy one anyway, and c) I have LOTS of tote bags, so didn't need it. 

It turns out that a long-time blogging friend who lives in Vancouver saw my comment and took it upon herself to send one to me!  She stopped blogging long ago, but I still "see" her regularly on Facebook and Instagram.  Apparently (and according to the logo in the lower right hand corner of the photo) the bags can be ordered from Ysolda.  So Maureen sent an order from Vancouver to Scotland which then got sent to me in Philadelphia - I am just flabbergasted that she thought to do this.

So, even though I didn't need another tote bag, I'm thrilled to death to have this one - I think it's especially appropriate for a knitting librarian, don't you? 

A good mail day, indeed.  Thank you so much, Maureen!

11 comments:

AsKatKnits said...

That is the best story! Yay for absolutely excellent mail days!

kathy b said...

ISnt that so lovely? When someone makes an effort for a gesture of a gift like this, it is so sweet! Im happy for you

Helen Mathey-Horn said...

You have got to love the Internet for connecting us in this way! :) Glad it made your day.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

how sweet!

Bonny said...

A GREAT mail day courtesy of a GREAT friend!

Tired Teacher said...

What a sweet and kind thing to do! Enjoy your new bag.

Araignee said...

How lovely!

Anonymous said...

A great surprise. (Seajaes)

Vera said...

Wonderful! That is the PERFECT bag for you Bridget!

karen said...

what a sweet story! the world is filled with good kind people, I'm glad someone made your day.

Kym said...

What a lovely gesture! I'm so happy your friend's thoughtfulness was able to turn a miserable day into a wonderful one! Happy weekend, Bridget! XO