Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP

Do you recall when I had an unfortunate incident with my oven?

Well allow me to refresh your memory. Last week I inadvertently left the last batch of sugar cookies in the oven (cookies from a Martha Stewart recipe that I had toiled over, rolled and cut into perfect little turkeys) when I pressed the "clean" button. When I realized what I had actually done it was to late.... the oven door was locked and locked good. Now, while my cookies were going up in smoke the UPS man left a package on my doorstep. The UPS man and I are on a first name basis.... I seem to be taking cookies out of the oven on his weekly arrivals. I always offer "John" a cookie or two for the road. No cookies for him on this day. Now.... back to the package....During all the commotion I completely forgot about the package till my husband walked through the door and said "honey this is for you." Me?.... I hadn't ordered anything. Well....Low and behold It was a gift from a sweet blogging friend.... Amy of Verde Farm. Verde Farm is home to the most wonderful menagerie of animals, also home to a "haunted" barn where a "spirit" likes to play pranks and rearrange their donkeys. Amy had gifted me a Verde Farm tee shirt,Verde Farm mug, and two of the sweetest bars of homemade soaps. Notice the couple embracing on the red bar. It was so very thoughtful and kind of Amy....It put a great big smile on my face. Two things I have taken from this incident.... don't try and multi-task when you are enduring a migraine and secondly.... blogging friends are simply the best. You can rest assured someday I am going to find my way to Verde Farm and meet Amy and her wonderful menagerie of animals. Thank you again Amy, someday "MAINE LICENSE PLATES" will be traveling up your driveway! Oh, thirdly....parchment doesn't burn, who knew?

11 comments:

Verde Farm said...

Oh Julie, how sweet of you. I am so glad you liked your gift. I can’t wait to see those Maine plates but I bet you see WV plates up there first!! :) Enjoy my friend!
Amy

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i just had the pleasure of meeting Amy from Verde Farm...what a sweet person...and what a kind and thoughtful gift...

you are so RIGHT....BLOGGING FRIENDS ARE THE BEST !!!!!!

sending love and friendship today,
kary and teddy
xxx

Kim said...

How sweet. Isn't nice how life sometimes balances out. Now instead of remembering the burnt cookies, you will remember a lovely surprise from a friend.
Kim

Julia said...

What thoughtful and lovely gifts from a blogger friend. That homemade soap looks so special... JB

Farm Girl said...

Oh how lovely, yes, Amy is the best-est, in the whole world. It is so nice to see the wonderful things she sent from her magic Verde Farm.
I still have laughed and laughed about the cookies, Sorry, but it is something I would do. I am so glad you live so close to her because you can go see her someday.
I am glad she blessed you.
Have a wonderful week, Julie

Jacque. said...

I agree...blogging friends are the best! I have received a few surprise gift boxes in the mail (and have sent a few myself). Your poor turkey cookies...well, at least they were clean! {grin}

Eve said...

That was SO SWEET!! I gotta say, blogger friends ARE the best!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow, what a special treat!
How kind of her to think of you.
And she's got DONKEYS!!!
:-) :-) :-)

Gail said...

Perfect timing!

A gift from a friend always makes the day perfect.

Pondside said...

Aren't blogging friends wonderful?
It seems that the package saved the day for you.

Genny said...

Blogging friends are the best!! I wish I had the chance to meet each and every one of you. One of these days. . . .