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20 September 2016 @ 04:55 pm
we have amazing friends.  

this morning i came home from dropping indy off at school and ted, looking very emotional, said, “come into the kitchen and see what our friends have done.”

a little befuddled, i went into the kitchen, and there saw a large box and thought, “oh! yes, one of them said they would send a few–” and somewhere around that point a started to realize that there were two large–*large*–boxes, crammed full, and…


this is…i just…i don’t even know where to start. they organized a care package of Food We Can’t Get Here, in the wake of Mom’s death. a dozen people helped put it together. people across the whole the united states, from alaska to boston and everywhere in between.

i have literally never seen so much bakers’ chocolate at once in my life. not even at a store. (the lady who bought it cleared the place out of it. <3) you can't get crisco here at all, nevermind in giant tubs. this will last us forever. i used to eat that kind of cereal when we were in alaska, and missed it terribly when we moved here. people sent me some for a while, but then i got used to other stuff, but someone (i suspect mary anne) *remembered*. i will be bringing one (or 1.5) of the ENORMOUS BOXES of mac&cheese to my sister Deirdre, whose boys love Kraft mac&cheese with... well, all the love of 11 and 13 year old kids. :) and i'd just used the last of the chocolate chips we had, and now we have bags and bags of POSH ones. and one of my oldest friends sent me a hug, in the form of this beautiful, beautiful scarf that she made: myhug

i’ve been wearing it all day. ted and i have been pretty much crying all day. every time we go into the kitchen it just starts again. we are so overwhelmed. so grateful. so thankful. so amused because OH MY GOD IT’S JUST SO MUCH!

i had pop tarts for breakfast, of course. <3 poptart

we don’t really know how to say thank you. we’re just stunned and grateful and feel so, so loved. ♥ ♥ ♥

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Alix (Tersa): Kitties--brotherly love (tersa)tersa on September 20th, 2016 07:30 pm (UTC)
That's aweeesssoooome. \o/ Friends are the best! *hug*
Mindy Klaskymindyklasky on September 20th, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC)
You have wonderful friends! And by sharing this post, you made the day of a bunch of people!
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on September 20th, 2016 08:50 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3
Mary Annepers1stence on September 21st, 2016 01:37 am (UTC)
Well, since we can't be there to kid sit, walk the dog, bring casseroles, clean house, whatever, it's what we -could do- just now so you'd know you are cared for....
Carlton Maxc_maxx on September 21st, 2016 06:16 am (UTC)
What a care package! Great friends and family.

You know not to eat all the Crisco at one sitting, yes?
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on September 21st, 2016 11:15 am (UTC)
That is effin' brilliant. I got a little misty eyed too just reading about it. Hugs to all.
Jannejanne on September 27th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
That is a lovely scarf, and some wonderful friends. All the best.