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I Want to Knit
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
So normally I like to be the one to check the mail. Even if it's just a letter from Reader's Digest (I might already be a winner....), I get excited to see what's arrived.

Today I didn't come home from work right away. I had my dad pick me up to drive me to work (we work together) so I wouldn't be stuck with my car, and that way my boyfriend could come pick me up from work so we could go see my friend's production of "Into The Woods". After the show (which was great btw) we get home and right away I open the mailbox. Empty. Odd, not even junk mail. Then I remember that Yannick went home to shower before picking me up. I asked him if there was any mail today. He says yes. He had a slight smile on his face. We go into the house, and there, right on the kitchen counter, IT is. The manilla-colored bubble mailer with the sweetest 4 letters on the top: RAOK.

My eyes lit up and I could feel the grin spread on my face. I actually exclaimed "it's here!". Yannick started laughing and said he put it right there so it would be the first thing I saw.

(As an aside, we had just been talking about the quartz this morning. I had mentioned that people in the states had gotten theirs already, and he said that maybe customs wouldn't let it through, so that was the note I'd left for work on.)

Inside is the promised piece of quartz, 2 photos that show where the quartz was from (how thoughtful, my very own "certificate of authenticity"), a letter detailing the location, and some candy. Yay!

And who sent me this bright spot to end my day? Alison, from Thank you so much Alison! You don't know how you made my day!

Not only is this my first not-so-random RAOK, but it's the very first anything that comes close to a RAOK I've received since joining this group (not counting those cute ecards that were sent to the group).

Alison, thank you again for taking the time to send out these little packages and for thinking about everyone in the first place to bring back some extra quartz. It's going right into my collection of rough and tumbled stones.

Thank you.
posted by Jennifer Lori @ 11:43 p.m.  
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