Thursday, November 30, 2006

City Swap

Shelley, from At Home in Rome, has been blogging for just over two months now. For her two-month anniversary she created and organized the very first At Home in Rome Great International City Swap. You can read all about it on her blog. I was fortunate and found out about City Swap just two days before the deadline. Whew.

Today was my day! I received a little package in the mail from Dorothy in Ypsilanti, Michigan which I enjoyed opening very much. Dorothy even enclosed a beautiful note for me.

Included in the package was a bag of Michigan Cow Patties (which froze solid in my mailbox, but were quite yummy once thawed), a tin of "Helmints" (UofM football), two pair of festive Christmas socks, and a little book 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in Michigan.
My favorite item is this lovely tealight candle holder that now sits on my kitchen windowsill. Thank you, Dorothy!

For the City Swap, I sent a gift to Linda who lives in Port Orchard, Washington, not far from where I went to high school in Poulsbo. I tell ya, it is really hard (for me anyway) to buy a gift for someone you know nothing about. After browsing the Knotty Shop for an hour I decided to get Linda something I would love to recieve myself - a tall, handmade pottery mug, pictured below. I hope she's getting some use out of it in that wintery weather they're having now.

I extend a huge thank you to Shelley for facilitating such fun!


Anonymous said...

If you had gotten Pennsylvania cow patties, I guarantee you wouldn't be eating them! :-)


Donna said...

Zack, you're up at 2a.m....I was gonna scold you, but I'm usually up at 2a.m. as well! hehe

What is it with selling chocolate disguised as animal dung? Moose poop is a big deal around here. Bren even spotted moose poop earrings the other day. Strange!

Hope you sleep well!

deb said...

How very interesting!! I wish I had known about it. I just popped over and visited the link you posted and read about it and all the cities that were represented. Maybe she will organize something like this again.

And...I once visited Port Orchard, WA, to see a friend maybe 5 years ago. So I know that area and so enjoyed my sightseeing there. It really really is a small world!

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Thanks to you, Donna! Great post. I can tell you that Linda LOVES her mug. How do I know? She's my mom! ;-)

Of course it just wouldn't be "Assignment Alaska" if something from your package hadn't frozen in the mailbox. LOL.

CereneOne said...

I sure wish I could have been in on that swap! That is just amazing. Love all the gifts, yours and hers!

Expat Traveler said...

Donna - your gifts are wonderful and what you sent, wow now you are talking... what a dream!

Can you believe I used to live in Port ORchard when I was 6 months to 1 year old or so...

Small world! It's warmer here now with rain just in case you were wondering about our snow. :)

East of Oregon said...

Oh my goodness that is so fun! I didn't know about the city swap, but now that I do - I must get in on it if there's a next time.. very cool gifts and what a great pick up me for the beginning of the very cold winter :) take care