I feel so.....nourished.
All your comments, emails and text meant the world to me.
My flesh and blood people have sent flowers and cards,given me big hugs and allowed my eyes to fill with tears whenever necessary.
Then there are the "just cause" gifts.
Lat week I received a charming creamer ( pitcher? jug?) from a shop in Hudson, New York, a souvenir from my bosses vacation. A few garden roses and a clutch of camomile flowers sit by my right hand as I type.
The last two books I read and the next one up are pass ons. Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead (meh) from my female boss, Spies of the Balkan by Alan Furst ( haven't read it yet) from my male boss and The New Work Of Dogs ( loved it, made me weepy in chapters) by Jon Katz sent to me by Jen.
And in case the books are a little spicy there's a jar full of Haribo gummi bears for GG from her grandmother Mr. Baby went to Germany to meet his Great-Great Grandmother and brought back the bears and many chocolate bars. Yesterday our neighbor Nelda gave us a jar of honey from Orange County, Ca . It comes from Backyard Bees Company. A delicious souvenir of her week away.
Books, hugs, honey and words of comfort.
A very full life indeed.