About a week ago Nati contacted me and said she would like to give me her black A5 Cross organizer because she was not using it. I was flabbergasted at her generosity and the way she overrode my protests that it was too generous. That afternoon she let me know she had posted it. Last night, just a few days later, I was able to collect it from the post office. And it could not have come on a better day.
I find the winters tough in Sweden – not the cold but the darkness – and suffer from SAD most autumns when we are suddenly pitched into darkness mid-October. In addition I am suffering from a bad sinus infection and working two jobs right now which means working weekends. So last night at about 8pm I was on my way home from work and feeling grim, when I got a notification on my phone that I had a parcel. In Sweden you collect your post at the supermarket so they are open seven days a week, supermarket hours.
I did not open it when I got home about two hours later as I was exhausted and just wanted to eat and fall into bed. I walked 10.2km during the day which is slightly more than normal.
So today I woke up early, waited for it to go from darkness to gloom and opened my package!
I bought my wonderful Rose Classic Filofax and my travel journal from Nati, who also gave me my cat bookmark. Nati, I am so grateful for this gift, which shall join all my other special gifted binders on a shelf. When I have a bad day I look at them and know that out there somewhere are people that think about me. Life has been pretty stingy with blood family where I am concerned but I have a very large extended family all over the world and I want to thank you all for being there. x