I feel as if I accomplished something today.
Yes, I really did.
I got a few orders in for Pampered Chef, which is great since I am nowhere near my original goal for the month, but now that I have cut that goal into a more manageable half, I am getting pretty close.
the REAL thing that I accomplished today was that I went to the post office.
Now, I go to the post office often. In fact, I usually go a few times a week. But when I go, it is at the end of the day to drop off a shipment, letter, bill or check for my job, not as a trip for me to take care of my personal business. I mean technically, since I am going after work, I could use that time to take care of stuff, but I am usually cruising in right a 5, and you all KNOW how the lines are at that time, and with the company mailings, I have them already labeled, stamped and paid for, so all I have to do is drop them off, not stand in line...
and fill out overseas shipment labels.
Today, however, between when I picked my mother-in-law up from her part-time job and when I picked Jo up from preschool, I made a mad dash to the post office and processed my shipment.
Now, I do feel that I was entirely rewarded for making that brave trip to the post office because a lady there saw my Pampered Chef catalog in my bag and asked me for one and wants to place an order, so I am glad that I went.
Well, honestly, I feel rewarded anyway just because I like to do this for my friends, but this was double reward today.
But, you see, there's a story behind this shipment.
I have friends in other countries, and they often like to order things online from Amazon or Gap or what-have-you, and those companies will not ship to certain countries. So, I receive those items here and then forward them on to their destinations. I generally like doing this because I like to stick something extra in the package if I can or at least I like to know that my friends remember me and trust me to be a friend and help them out in this way, which means a lot to me.
(So, if you are one of those friends reading this, please don't take this as a message that I want you to stop! 'Cuz I don't!)
But this particular item for this particular friend didn't go quite as planned. I have held onto packages a little too long before just because I haven't been able to get to the post office, (but I DID get it to her before the baby was born...ok, barely, but it DID get there!) but this one went to an extreme.
Yes, I received the package here at my house last year.
Ok, last spring.
Ok, EARLY last spring.
And I still had it.
BUT I DON'T ANYMORE!!!!!
I'm so proud of me!