Saturday, April 12

Parcels, Phone Calls and Rain

Today about 11 am, a knock came at the door. Hubby answered it and then came into the computer room carrying a package. Here is what was inside.
Something wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper, tied with a lovely piece of lace, an adorable bird in a nest and an altered art tag. I was thrilled and carefully opened the pink wrapped package. I now knew what was inside.
I had seen the ceramic pomander ball on Brittany's Friday Flea Market post. She had commented that she liked one of the prints I had for sale, so I wrote to her and asked her if we could trade. She agreed. Brittany, thank you so much for agreeing to the trade. I absolutely love the pomander ball. The bird in its nest has a new home in my living room window and it looks adorable there. The tag is just lovely. I will add it to Mom's Mother's Day gift.

Mid-afternoon the phone rang and when I answered it I was delighted to find that it was Pea from Pea's Corner. Pea lives in northern Ontario and I live in southern Ontario. We visit each other's blogs often and we've formed a nice friendship. We had a great chat - over an hour for sure. We talked about a lot of things and got to know each other a little better. I was delighted that Pea would call me. Thank you, dear Pea. I enjoyed the chat and next time I'll phone you. I look forward to us possibly getting together when the weather is nicer.

Both Brittany and Pea made my day a little brighter. It was a dark, overcast and rainy day. I was very blessed to have these wonderful ladies make it just a little bit brighter. Bless you both.

Other than that, there's not much news in my corner of the world. In fact without Brittany's parcel and Pea's phone call, it would have been a very boring day. Friends are the blooms in the garden of life and I've been truly blessed.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend. Remember, if you are out having a few drinks, take a friend along as a designated driver, or take a taxi. The life you save may be your own. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. You've been royally tagged by Mimi Queen of Memes. Have fun!
    Message In a Bottle

    Hope you enjoy it. You have a lovely blog.

  2. The pomander ball is very pretty. Nice trade!
    Thwe bird is pretty cute too!
    I hope you and Pea will be able to meet in person. I think thay would be so fun.
    Have a great week end Mary.

  3. Hi Mary,
    Just wanted to stop by to say hello and catch up. I'm finally starting to feel better and I know it's due to so many prayers from my blog friends! Thank you for caring!

    I love the pomander ball and your other goodies! Good trade there.

    I'm so glad you got to talk to Pea. I know that made your day! :O) She's a real sweetheart, and so are you!


  4. Hi Mary
    Thanks for your comment. Paul got me a few visitors today. I was looking through your blogs. You are one busy blog lady. I think I liked this one 'Marys Writing Nook' the best. Bye for now.
    Sammi T

  5. Oh girlfriend..... how fun that was for you....... the fun package and then the phone call... it dont get much better than that!!! (how did you like that english) hahahah I really like Pea... I do not get over to all the blogs like I would like to but she is one of my favorites....... she is so real and I do love that....... I loved the second email you send and I will answer it in the morning........ pretty tired tonight.........

    You are specail!!!!!!!

  6. Such a lovely day you had my friend, I am so glad. I love you.

  7. You mean if I go out for dinner and have coffee, I should have a designated driver? I did not know that. What if it's decaffeinated? YIKES! hahahaha Just having a little fun with you. I hope you don't mind.

  8. such beautiful gifts...congratulations...that was a great trade for the pomander ball...

  9. Hi Mary,

    The pomander ball is lovely. I'm glad you got to trade. And how nice that you had a long phone visit with Pea.

    Loved reading your farm visit with the boys. Jordan took some great pictures.

    I will be checking out your flea market soon. Greg is here for the weekend, so it has been fun and busy.

    Have a blessed weekend, dear Mary.

    Love and Blessings,


  10. How sweet is that?? Feeling the LOVE from blogging friends:)Have a Blessed weekend:)

  11. Hello and good Morning!! We have had great weather here..
    So good to hear that you heard from Carol. That is great!! I bet that was a fun conversion.
    Hope your weekend is GRAND


  12. What a lovely trade! And what a super idea to do something like that. Terrific.

    Oh how wonderful that you and Pea could cement a friendship with a phone call!!! It'll be great if you two can get together. I wanna be there too. LOL

    Hope you're having a terrific weekend.

  13. Good Saturday Morning to you ..... Just wanted to say thanks for the sweet emails yesterday.....God knows right when we need a friend... You have a star by your name in my book! hahahhahah


  14. I have been catching up on your posts. What a lovely day you guys had at the farm visiting all the animals! The horses are so cute, and what nice personalities to come right over and visit with you. Glad you had such a good phone visit with Miss Pea. She is such a sweetheart, everyone love her! She is kind hearted and thoughtful. I hope you two can meet up sometime. Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Dearest Mary,

    I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed our phone conversation. I felt like we'd known each other for years...that's when you realize how comfortable we feel with each other even though we've never met in person YET! We must do it again soon:-)

    I can see why you fell in love with that pomander ball, it's gorgeous! Such a fun way to get it too, through a trade:-)

    I just love that crystal angel you were given last Christmas. Making it even more special is that it came from a blogging friend:-) I know I just love my little chef faerie you sent me and look at it every day since it's hanging right next to my computer!!

    Tell Jordan for me that he took some wonderful pictures of the animals. He's a professional photographer in the making:-) I love visiting farms and zoos...hope to visit one this summer again!

    Loved your 6 word's perfect for you. The Name Game was also fun to read...I'm still giggling at some of the names! hehe

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend dear Mary...I've just closed all the curtains because I don't want to see all the snow we have. Ugh! It snowed all day yesterday until this afternoon. xoxo

  16. Isn't blog friend warm and nice.
    Have a good day.

  17. What a great gift! So sweet! Isn't blogging fun! You deserve all your great prizes and awards, you are so sweet!

    :0) Sharon

  18. What a fun surprise for your day.
    I have gotten to talk to two differnt blog friends on the phone and got to meet one in person. I was a little nervous at first--but then as I relaxed I really enjoyed it.
    I hope ya'll get to get together.

  19. Beautiful gift Mary,Thanks for sharing.

  20. Mary,The ball is really nice.
    I have an award for you over at my site. you are listed as one of my recipiants.Hugs and Blessings your way.

  21. What neat little treasures..
    I'm going to check out your cooking blog and the flea market too..
    Have a great week

  22. Just when we need it, God sends something or someone special our way.
    Blessings, my friend,
    Mama Bear

  23. Mary, the pomander ball is beautiful, as is the bird. I'm happy that Brittany and Pea brightened up the day! I'm sure you brightened theirs as well. :-)
    Love & Hugs,

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