Love Thursday Seconda Parte: I Don’t Mean to Brag But…

I have the best mommy in the world (no offense to your mommies, of course).

Today I received this:

NB: This is the fourth outrageously heavy package I’ve received within the past month and a half.

Before my mom sent it, the story goes, my niece handed her an already sealed envelope to put in for me. Here are some of its contents:

That there on the left? Why yes, it *is* a snowflake cut out of a coffee filter.

Again, I don’t mean to brag, but let’s just say I’m a pretty durn lucky gal.

6 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday Seconda Parte: I Don’t Mean to Brag But…”
  1. Giulia

    Reeses AND Nips?!!!

    Ya know, it doesn’t help for me to have seen this right now, of all times… when I am in dire need of chocolate!

    That was very sweet of your Mom. Maybe if I’m good, she’ll send me a box too?! :p

  2. kristen

    adorable. just found your blog and i’m loving it.

  3. Laura B.

    Care packages are the BEST! Does your mom put every care package in one of those baskets? She’s pretty awesome.

  4. Gil

    Lucky in more ways than one. You have a pretty talented niece. Happy New Year to you!!!

    I hope Expats comes back on line soon.

  5. sognatrice

    Yes, Giulia, I’m viziata as well as fortunata 😉

    Kristen, thanks for visiting; hope we’ll be seeing more of you!

    Laura, actually that was a lovely set of lined baskets–4 in all. I had gotten them for myself before I came to Italy, but they didn’t make the cut in the luggage, so my mom found a way to weasel them into a box. Sadly, no, all packages do not come with baskets, but enough candy to make your teeth hurt just looking at it? Yeah, that’s a given.

    Gil, my niece is pretty talented, sweet, cute…don’t get me started! I missed out on the fun this morning at Expats as I was snoozing. Hope it’s all better now.

  6. Shan

    What a great package. You are one lucky girl.

    Also your niece is clearly a genius. Very cute snowflake.

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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