Unfortunately, my day did not start or end very well.
On the way to school this morning I watched as an injured pigeon on top of someone's SUV tried to hang on for dear life but was blown off. He tried to fly but couldn't and sadly landed under mine.
Then this afternoon, on the second load of laundry, the washing machine broke.
My boys had not a clue that today was Mother's Day and my husband is out of the country.
But the bright spot was returning to my desk at school to find mail from bloggers.
And what wonderful mail it was.
When Vicki hosted the Grow Your Blog party in January, I visited Rachel at Blue Finch Jewelry and left a comment.
She generously offered to send a pair of handmade earrings to everyone who left a comment before February 1st (over 60 people). Even though I emailed her back and said it wasn't necessary since I am so very far away, she said she didn't mind.
As you can see, the earrings made it here safely, the packaging is lovely and the earrings are absolutely gorgeous.
Rachel, thank you so much for your generosity!
In February, I joined the I Love Hearts Swap hosted by Shelley at All4Meggy Moo and also agreed to be her pen pal. I received a lovely note from her today along with the sweetest popup card.
Unfortunately, I just checked and it doesn't seem that Shelley's blog exists anymore.
Will have to send her an email.
Whether you celebrate Mother's Day today or not, I do hope your day was filled with sweet surprises!