Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Going Postal...

I did something yesterday that I really have been meaning to do for a VERY long time... I sent off some love (via snail mail) to some sweet blogger friends of mine. Three of them will be doing their very first (and hopefully last) IVF cycle around the same time I am cycling, and the other will be doing an FET right along side us.

It was not without comedy that it all fell into place. I was dead set on sewing up these super cute corner book marks that I'd seen on Pinterest.. lets just say what looked simple was not and by the time I'd finished one I kinda wanted to throw my sewing machine out the window. In other words- there are no freshly sewn book marks in those packages! Oh, your wondering what I did with the one that I did make? Yeah, I kept it. I'm selfish like that.

Next, it was off to the post office to send said packages. The first three were relatively simple, minus the postal worker that just barely spoke English. She asked me questions over and over and I just stood there with a blank stare. I guess it is true what they say about 'use it or lose it'-- I am a certified English as a second language teacher, and usually pride myself on being able to figure out what both young speakers and non-native English speakers are saying- today, not so much. Perhaps it is the hiatus I've taken from teaching.  The third envelope was the real treat though. I've never sent anything to Canada before, lets start there. I pretty much felt like I had to give this woman my life story, tell her exactly what was in the package and then sign my life away all while having nearly no idea what words were coming out of her mouth. Train wreck.

With that said-  I hope they find you all sometime in the midst of your cycles! I really have no idea when they'll arrive because my trusty friend at the post office wasn't so hot with numbers. To her '2-4 days' was the same as 'a couple weeks' so, your guess is as good as mine! And the one coming to Canada, well perhaps it will arrive by spring :)


6 comments:

Sara McLaughlin said...

I know how the sewing machine thing goes! & the darn thing NEVER messes up unless i really need it to work, OR I'm almost done with something important... then it eats it, or the bobbin gets all jumbled. ARG!

Either way, your little packages sound like a special treat :)

Janet said...

Giddy...I am so excited when I receive snail mail! Shipping across the border can be a real pain...you'd think that Canada was on the other side of the world! Your package will be on it's way soon :)

JM said...

I am so excited :) Mail floats my boat. Especially because it's for me, and not Dr Boy, like the last few packages we've gotten! Well, except for the IVF meds, of course.

BTW, who else is cycling with us? I'd love to keep an eye on them too!

Megan said...

Oh come on, was it the sewing machine or the user? :P

I'm excited. :)

waiting and wishing said...

Ha Megan- you are 100% correct it was the user! My brain could not function and after looking at it again- probably about a 5 minute project if I could actually focus for more than 2.5 seconds at a time :)

JM- Meet Megan and Janet both above, the other is Jessica @ http://lifeswhathappensyourbusymakingplans.blogspot.com

Michele said...

Stupid sewing machines...never working when you want them to.