December 08, 2008

Queen for a Day

Many times I get surprises at work. Most are not very good ones: Deadlines getting bumped up, people asking me to do their (grunt) work for them, a new "to do" list the size of Texas, etc.

But today my surprise at work came from the FedEx man. And it was a much nicer surprise...





I mean...can you stand this crafty goodness?! Sue is Sue of
Rue Mouffetard. She's a Jersey Girl living in Georgia (once a Jersey Girl, always a Jersey Girl. Right, Jersey Girl in D.C.? :-), and we've bonded in the bloggy world over the past few months. She loves the City of Lights, good food (and knows a thing or two about creating delicious food, as evidenced by the amazing toffee she sent me...click here for the recipe on her blog), and has shared some great stories with me about her days in The Garden State. Sue also has a pint-sized granddaughter that unwittingly poses for some of the funniest blog photos...ever.

Thanks for my bounty, Sue! I feel like Queen for a Day.

And I just may have to use those adorable handmade ice cream cones to bop someone in the head with when I get another, not-so-good-surprise at work. (Kidding! These ice cream cones are way too good for bopping co-workers with. Though my colleague and I considered it throughout the day today...).

24 comments:

Joyce said...

Laura- What a lovely treasure! The homemade ones are the best-right? Ok how about sharing some of toffee?!!!

PS I'm adding you to my blog roll so I don't miss anything- hope it is OK.

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Those are so cute. There's a lot of talent out there! What a wonderful surprise. Have a great day.

Sue said...

Hi Laura....what a nice surprise to come on the blog and see pictures of my handiwork!! I'm so glad you liked the toffee and my ice cream cones....We certainly have bonded over the past few months and I'm happy to call you my Jersey friend....Hopefully some day we will meet in person!! Sue....Siggy's Daughter.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so happy you got such a nice surprise, Laura! You deserve it! Those are really cute ice cream cones. I think they will look adorable on your tree!

Sending you blog love and gonna drop by your friends. I may not be a Jersey girl, but I sure do like them! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Lorie said...

Oh! What a fun package! Lucky girl.

Pat said...

Hi Laura!
Bloggers are the nicest people! That was so sweet of of Sue to surprise you with a gift!

I have to opt out of the Daring Baker this month since we'll be traveling to see the baby when he's born (still waiitng!) and I think I picked a good month -- this month's challenge is unbelievable! Are you going to try it? You'll need a few days so plan ahead -- lol!

Hugs, Pat

Lorrie said...

Hi Laura, I'm visiting via Diane's blog--I was born in NYC, lived in Queens, then on LI, and finally Albany, NY for many years until moving to North Carolina in 1989. What a great Christmas "care package" you got--enjoy!

Linda Lou said...

Laura, I just found Sue - she is a very nice woman, and a fellow Eastener, and very sweet to send you all of those goodies Enjoy!

Liz said...

Very nice!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet friend (and creative). It is so nice to realize that bloggers have REAL friendships, not just words floating out in cyberspace!! Hope your cookie exchange went well!!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful surprise.

Enjoy!

Maureen said...

What fun! I love UPS. Or Fed Ex. Basically, anyone that is going to bring me a box of goodness!

sarah abeachcottage said...

hey, you are a lucky girl, hmmmm I need to find someone who sends me parcels like that *smile

S

Rue said...

Hey! Someone stole my name :( (serious pouting here) Oh well, at least she's sweet and sends you things and truth be told, she probably had it before I named myself that LOL

What a bunch of cutness and how great to get THAT kind of surprise!

We move at the end of January, so we'll see how this goes.... at least they pack it up for us :)

xoxo,
rue

sandra/tx said...

What a treat! I was especially eyeing that English toffee. Yum!

Cheryl said...

Getting present in the mail or even just a card is like the best thing ever! Yay! Especially when it comes to work I think. How sweet.

Thanks for the sweetest comment on my little blog! Made me smile. xx

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I think Sue is making the rest of us look bad since we haven't sent you anything! But I'll forgive her because you deserve to be Queen for a Day. :-)

Laura B. said...

How lovely!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

what a lovely surprise! and i like that your using the cones to bonk your co-workers on the head! perfect!

maya @ springtree road said...

what i lovely friend! :)

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, everything is so cute ~ I just love to get packages in the mail. I'm just like a little kid. ;)

I also love how she wrapped everything in bows - so pretty!

Debbie said...

How "SWEET" is that and it looks positively lip smacking good! I'm so happy you received such a wonderful surprise.

Blessings - Debbie

Jersey Girl in DC said...

Laura, I'm just catching up (no heat = early to bed to get under the layers and layers of blankets) and this made my night! :)

please sir said...

So sweet - lucky you!