Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Care package

I have a friend that keeps reappearing in my life. T was an undergrad when I was in Grad school at MSU. She graduated and moved off into the big bad world. I graduated and moved to Arkansas. After three years in the "asshole of the country", I moved to CT, and to my current job. T was working at the same place! We reconnected famously. We went knitting, and yarn shopping, and to SnB. We hung out, went to parties - you know, Girl Stuff. Then T went on to another phase of her life. She decided to go back to school, and take a new path in life. I was, and still am really proud of her. She moved form one male dominated field to an even MORE male dominated field. She is one semester from graduating, and already has a job lined up. She is funny, pretty, and Midwestern - and therefore cares about everyone she meets. I read her blog, and we occasionally talk on the phone, or go to the same "get-together", but it's not the same as living in the same place, or working at the same job. Even though she lives in Boston, and is soon moving to Maryland, I know we will cross paths again. Until then, we will keep in touch in what ever way we can.
Just as proof of T's unbelievable caring, I submit the care package she sent me yesterday:

Try not do drool on your computers, please. Included in the most wonderfullest package ever is a crossword puzzle book, a giant pen for doing the crosswords, a book of fingernail tattoos, a book of educational stickers, a mini paint by numbers kit, a DVD collection of season 2 of Slings and Arrows, and YARN! When T was last living in CT I was pretty much exclusively knitting socks. In fact, I taught her to knit socks. She sent me sock yarn!

In case you can't tell from the first picture, it is Tofutsies! I love this yarn! and it's purple! She knows me so well. Crosswords, manicure supplies, stickers, art project, DVDs, and yarn.

It's good to have friends, both near and far.


JennM said...

You have got to be one of the luckiest people in the world to have a friend like that!

Hope everything is going ok with you!

anphoe said...

I know. I am jealous (well, when don't I be jealous? ans: none)

I am drooling all over the computer. Thank goodness I am at school and using school's computer.

Erin said...

Lucky! :)
To have that friend and that purple yarn!
Hope all's well.