If the rest of 2010 is going to be anything like past few days I know I am going to love it. Five days into the new year and I have been showered with gifts- some from completely unexpected corners. Socialising is on an all time high. What’s more surprising than the degree of socialising is that it hasn’t left me bored out of my mind. If you know me, you know that’s a new one. I like to keep everything in moderation, socialising included. At least I did so far. The personality change is going to take a little adjusting to. For others. I seem to be totally at home with it. The aunt’s dog is being especially nice and while that warms my heart like nothing else, it also makes me wonder what his ulterior motives could be. I am guessing a good scratch behind his ears and a few scraps of food sneakily pushed under the table and the permission to lick your face. In the name of every lasting doggie friendship, that’s not too much, is it? May be I will oblige. Baking experiments are yielding good results. I am toying with the idea of opening a bakery. You know as an alternate source of income and if it works out well, then a permanent alternate employment.If you know of any investors willing to put their money in a project that is all excitement, limited experience and zero expertise, pass on their contact details please. Things at work are under control. Make whatever you will of that sentence. And to top it all, I have won a lottery. That’s what yahoo msn lottery inc wants me to believe. The way my inbox is being bombarded; you’d think the spammer’s life depended on my falling for his mail. So you can see, its all looking very promising.
Lets rewind here a bit and go back to the unexpected gifts part. That’s the part I want to discuss. Homey, the darling that she is, sent me a gift all the way from US of A. Her in-laws brought it to Bombay and it was delivered to Crafty. Crafty was to complete the chain and send the package across to me. After overcoming the initial rush of joy and excitement, I was overtaken by curiosity. I badgered Homey for clues. She was determined to keep it a secret and staunchly refused to relent. Insessent badgering forced her to finally revealed this nugget- the gift was made by her. Cookies! I yelled in delight. It just had to be cookies. Counting days, salivating at the thought of the yummy cookies, I waited for my package to arrive. It didnt. A series of events that included but were not restricted to mess ups by the courier guys and crazy work schedules, made sure that the package didn’t reach me for a few months. By then I was very worried about my cookies. Homey and I spoke and she assured me the low-fat cookies stayed fresh over extended periods of time. Partly reassured I pulled out the last reservoir of my patience and waited some more. Crafty left comments swearing she hadn’t haath maroed on my treasure and that it was going to reach me real soon. I felt much better. The package arrived on the 1st of January. I signed for what I was sure was by now a rotten batch of cookies and took the package inside. On superficial inspection, the pretty polka dotted paper covered box surprised me. It looked rather compact. Muchsmaller than what I had expected it to be. There were only two possibilities-a- Homey sent me all of 2 cookies or b- crafty ate my cookies ! Opening the package hurriedly I found no cookies at all!! Instead, packed along with other things, was this beautiful handmade jewellery set-
Crafty made the wait more than worth it when she sent along the Calvin pouch and Nancy the mushroom for me!!! Generous that she is, she send gifts for the mother too. Crafty, you have sinned twice-once by by playing along Homey’s prank and the second time by delaying the package. But beacause your generosity is so truly amazing and so straight from the heart, I think all you sins are pardoned.
Thanks so much you guys. I am very touched by your gesture. These aren’t just any gifts. These are special. You thought of me when you really didn’t need to. You took the effort to make gifts when you could have easily sent store bought things. You are what makes blogging special. Thank you.