there are two things that continue to inspire and astonish me in this blogging community: the encouragement and giving spirit of so many of you.
Your comments and emails lately have been so warm and helpful when I needed it most and was suffering from quite a little funk.
I’m happy to report that I think I’m emerging a bit from the first trimester blues. The nausea is definitely still there. Even today at lunch, I just sipped a little iced tea because nothing really seemed appealing. But the last few days, I’ve felt some energy returning and that feels good! I have been feeling trapped in a fog (like those goofy claritin commercials) that is now slowly rising and clearing away. But ahhh, normalcy feels so good!
Meanwhile, this week I received two wonderfully unexpected packages from Sally and Alina.
First of all, my dear friend Sally sure knows how to put together a parcel. Of course, I have no pictures to prove it because the package didn’t even make it inside before being opened. The girls and I sat on a bench outside and tore into it….but from the cute address labels, to the orange tissue paper, drawstring paper bags and labelled gifts…just the packaging alone took so much care and time.
my part of the parcel included her amazing gift tags, the sweetest card, these fantastic erasers(that I’ve searched everywhere for to no avail) and this fantastic japanese craft magazine/book:
as they all are, it is full of inspiration…a few inside shots here….
Sally even included two golden books for the girls. Don’t you love the old golden books? Lots of memories from growing up….Mary got a little Richard Scary word book, currently tucked in a tangle of blankets inside her crib for naps, and Emma got this book which has prompted the purchase of a nurse’s kit, little "red and green pills (smarties)", and lots of pressure for me to stitch up a nurses cap. (who knew you needed so much heavy duty starch for one of these babies?).
Between visiting me in the hospital, the purple doctor’s gloves, and holding my hand and rubbing my forehead during shots, these girls can’t get emergency medical play off the brain. So this book just added more fuel to the fire.
As if that wasn’t enough for one girl, the next day, I got a surprise package from Alina. Alina bought some buttons from me, which led me to her blog where she shows some of her beautiful jewelry. I love the colors she chooses and all the wooden beads that are in her work. I’ve really been digging wooden beaded jewelry lately….I even think she’s opening an etsy shop soon, right alina??
I was the first person to comment on her blog and after my rough go of things last week, she decided to send me a little care package. It contained one of my favorite necklaces of hers, and a few vintage buttons…
Thank you so much ladies for your sweet gifts. You are too good to me.
And thanks again to all of you for sweet comments and emails. You are good to me, too.
More crafting coming soon, I can feel it….
24 comments on “allow me to gush a bit”
OH YAY!!! I’m so glad you got some goodies and what wonderful goodies they are! I know that really made your day. Those are some sweet ladies! ;-)I’m happy to hear you are feeling up too. hugs
yay molly! i’m glad you are feeling better. 🙂 normal is a very good thing! and what lovely surprise packages. this bloggy world is crazy and wonderful, isn’t it?
Oy, the first trimester slump is no thrill. Just reading your description of sipping iced tea takes me back to those “weak” times.
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Surprise packages are the best! I’m so happy to hear that things seem to be getting a bit better.
So glad to hear you are feeling better Molly! I’ve been thinking of you. The fog is lifting here too. Midwife appt. tonight. Wish me luck…
glad you are doing so much better!
So,so nice to hear you are feeling better!
I’m so glad that you are feeling a little better, and yes I agree with you, this blog community is sooooo encouraging.
So nice to be on the home stretch out of the 1st trimester blahs! And such pretty, pretty goodies – that’s enough to help elate anyone….
everyone needs a sally in their circle. seriously.
So glad that you are feeling better!! Hope the rest of the pregnancy is smooth sailing.
Great that you’re feeling better! Take good care! (Btw, did my package reach you?)
Hoorah for Molly! (that sounded very English)
She’ll be right mate (aaah, good ole Aussie – that’s better!)
that sally. she is a special lady for sure. so glad you are feeling better! horray for second trimester!
how lovely! what gorgeous packaging!
Great parcels, I love the erasers, and I have a stash of vintage Little Golden Books, that I hide from my boys – they are great!
You deserve a little pampering!Those packages are lovely!
I TOTALLY remember that nurse book. I think my grandmother had a copy. I loved it so much…thank you for stirring up the memory. I will have to get my Bean a copy.
Glad you are doing well! Take care of yourself!
I haven’t dropped by in so long and it seems have I certainly missed quite a lot. Congratulations on your pregnancy and I heartily wish you smooth sailing from here on out!
And your curtains, below, are quite lovely — kuddos on getting any crafting done in the 1st trimester with 2 other kids. Whew.
Ohmigosh, Mols, I have not been reading any blogs and just now checking in here. So so sorry to hear that you’ve had a rough week but I wish you a relaxing, peaceful weekend, and many congratulations on the new bun!!!
wondermous that you are pulling away from those first tri nasties…bring on the crafting! and the food ; )
aren’t gifts from afar the best?
some how I missed that you were preggo! CONGRATS!!!! sweet blogging friends are cool eh? I also didn’t remember you were in Maryland. I am in Virginia for the week, but my week ends tomorrow. My parents live here. Next time I come out we will have to get together. I was in Baltimore with my hubby on Tuesday….we totally could have made plans to meet with bebes:) Next time definately!!! again congrats on your new addition!!!
gosh, so glad to hear you feel a bit better. It does get easier towards the middle doesn’t it? Okay, and doesn’t Sally send the BEST packages ever? So good.
SO happy you are feeling better and that you liked the package! We just got back from our road trip last night…so lots of laundry, cleaning and blog reading to catch up on!