Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I received a surprise package in the mail today. It was from someone in Maryland. I only know one person who lives in Maryland (or so I thought) and it was not her return address. A bit flummoxed, I cut the tape and opened the box. Inside I found this:
and a note that explained it was for the MotherShip.

This is one of the most thoughtful gifts I have received. The sender used to live in Idaho--a long way from Maryland. In a recent post, I lamented that I did not live in a part of the country that had acorns. She sent some to me.
It just goes to show: it doesn't have to take a lot of time or a lot of money to serve or make some one's day.

Thank you, Ellie. It was the best surprise!
New post, today, on The MotherShip Home Schools. Rummikub: A Number Puzzle Game


  1. Who needs Pottery Barn when you have cool friends sending you your own acorns! It looks great!

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