The coolest thing about blogging is that there is an instant community you can become a part of. This is a story about why blogging is so awesome.
A few weeks ago, I was having a crappy day. I don’t even remember what had me down, but I remembered reading about Crappy Day Presents. (Crappy Day presents are little presents that you get from a friend and save to open when you’re having a crappy day.)
So I asked my Twitter friends if anyone wanted to do an exchange. But, the lovely lady behind Doing My Best had already proposed the very same thing a little earlier in the day. (She’s really the mastermind behind the whole Crappy Day Present movement!) So I signed right up, and started thinking of gifts to send to someone else, in hopes of making their day brighter.
And yesterday, when I got home from work, I found a key in my mailbox. That meant there was a package waiting for me. I didn’t think I was waiting for anything else in the mail, so I started getting excited. After several attempts at trying to put the key in the wrong lock, I opened one of the large mailboxes and there it was, my Crappy Day Present!
As soon as I got in the door of the apartment, I grabbed the scissors and opened the box to find this!!
I was so excited!
And since I’ve had a sore throat all week, been sleeping horribly (propped up on 2 pillows, granny style), and woken up that morning all congested, which made me have to breathe out of my mouth all day, I decided it was ok for me to open one of the presents. I opened one that had a little hole in the wrapping paper to discover some cute nail files and some lemon drop salt scrub. (I would have been trying to peep at what was inside anyway!)
I ran myself a hot bath and used the salt scrub right away.
Thank you so much to Carmen for my lovely gifts. I can’t wait to open the rest! Not that I love crappy days, but at least I know I have something to look forward to when those days come around.
Also, thanks again to Doing My Best for organizing the exchange. It was so much fun to participate.
And just in case you were wondering, here’s what I sent to my person in the exchange. I can’t tell you what everything is, because I don’t want to give anything away to the recipient (or anyone I might send a Crappy Day Present to in the future!) but I had a really fun time gathering the gifts.