A couple of weeks ago, as we were leaving our apartment to go to work in the morning, we encountered a very pleasant surprise!
Opening our door, we heard a gentle thud and then some quiet scraping as we continued to push. What did someone put in front of our door? And who would have put it there so as to block our door??? To our great pleasure, we discovered that what was "blocking" our door was, in fact, a package from home, left in front of our door by the mailman (or woman!) because the box was too big (much too big) to fit into our tiny little mailbox downstairs!
It was a great way to start the morning, especially since we had, just a few days prior, discussed how it had been a while since we had received any mail. While most of our package was off limits until Easter weekend, we were allowed to break open a few small things to whet our appetite and to decorate our humble abode. They are so cheesy that we'd never think of putting them up back at home, but here, away from home, it somehow felt, not just ok, but rather appropriate.
The next day, we had our friends over and they remarked at how lovely our Easter decorations looked and I'm pretty sure that they weren't being sarcastic... At any rate, Easter has finally arrived and we got to open the rest of our packages. It was like Christmas all over again - tissue paper everywhere!!
So with our chocolate stores replenished and our spirits buoyed, we'd like to wish you all a Happy Easter!!