Thursday, December 09, 2010
I wheeled Karma's stroller out into the living room to make room for the new catbox in the bedroom and she's been using it as her snooze spot ever since.
The package arrived from Serena yesterday!!
All the way from Australia!
Can you tell I ripped into it with delight?
The daisy picture is simply gorgeous! I hung it up straightaway!
I think it is even more beautiful in person. There is such a joy of life itself in this painting. I really can't get over that you painted this just for me, Serena. Truly a gift from the heart.
To top it off she also sent me a Christmas card...
...a beautiful personal note (love koalas!)...
...a kangaroo magnet...
...this cute little tray with the mama and baby koala bears...
...a poinsettia bookmark...
...and this pretty angel pin!
With all the focus on angels and miracles lately--this majestic painting--all the gifts--the touching notes--when I saw the tiny angel and read this on the box--tears snuck down my cheeks. Happy tears. :):)
*she pulls herself together*
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Serena. :):)
Well, I finally got ahold of a real person at Barnes & Noble's 800 number late yesterday afternoon. The woman was genuinely shocked--so this kind of mistake must be rare. She must have told me half a dozen times how grateful and thankful they were that I was returning the books, so that was nice. :) The sealing wax sticks I had ordered had actually been in stock--not backordered--so she was sending them along to me. I got her laughing about the possibility of someone mistaking a pair of little wax sticks for a pair of medical textbooks!
Anyways, they do want it shipped back to the warehouse. So they are sending me a shipping label and I will bring it over to the post office. She didn't ask for it (seemed to be quite taken aback by this whole error of $446.00) but I copied my packing slip and wrote what had happened on it and put that inside the box. Going to take a few days to get the label, but I am really glad I didn't bring it over to the local store. The lady said it really needed to be shipped back to the warehouse--especially with a mistake of this magnitude. I hope nobody gets fired over this if it was a one-time error. But if they are somebody who continually makes mistakes...then--sorry--they should be fired. Maybe they are already long gone--hehe!
I shall leave you today with another look at the daisy painting.
This is how I see it from my favorite chair. Ahhh!
I am amazed at the wonderful people I have met online. And I am privileged to know some wonderful people offline. I count my blessing every day. :)
I hope each and every reader who happens upon these words floating about in cyberspace has at least one person that they can count as friend. A friend can sometimes be the only warmth when the world feels cold or the ray of blinding light on a dark day. Please let people know how much they mean to you. :):)
"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud."
Ralph Waldo Emerson