Saturday, October 10, 2009

And I'm BACK...(Now New And Improved, With Oats!)

Miracles really do happen.
I turned on my computer tonight.. completely prepared to find it slow as ever and ready to be irked.
And then.. WA-LA. Look at me!! I'm hitting buttons and clickin' left and right.. only to have it RESPOND! AND QUICKLY!
Let's just all take a moment to give thanks.
So obviously.. after quite a dry spell.. I need to post like a ho-bo needs a drink.
(Sorry. That was judgemental. Not all ho-bo's drink. And ho-bo is probably politically incorrect. My apologies to all the ho-bo's reading my blog tonight, sober.)
For starters.. I feel a need to share my "Facebook Moment". Though more committed to the blogworld.. I do tend to dabble in the Facebook universe sporadically.. and recently found a darling friend that I hadn't had contact with since maybe 8th grade.
We somehow realized we both had a thing for really good oatmeal. (I know.. the first thing most people discuss after 23 years.. IS oatmeal.) She told me about these great steel-cut oats from Trader Joes, with organic brown sugar and fancy dried fruit that I must try.. (which of course I replied that I'd love to.. but not ONLY do we not have a Trader Joes-- could she believe I also survive without Target??)
long story long.. a few days later.. THIS shows up on my doorstep:

With THIS, inside..

which contained.. THESE:

(By the way.. Sophie was my photographer. She's a rookie, but I was kinda impressed she even got my face.)
I then, joyfully, made THIS:

It was delicious.
All hail cyber friendships.
It's good to be back.


Suzie Petunia said...

What happy mail! I am always so grateful for the good mail people send.

We're big oatmeal eaters in this house. OK, to be truthful... everyone but me. I only like it if there is covered in chocolate chips and cream.

Jana said...

Glad you're back!

Missed Ya!!

Heather Zwygart said...

What a great friend, How fun. And so glad you are up and runnin!!

Amy Lynn said...

Wow. Do I know that friend? Can I ask her for packages to be sent? Just know...whatever she sends to you she could just whip up another one and send to me? Do you think it is asking too much? What a fabulous looking meal. And the photography was stunning...

Glad to have you back where you belong.

Emma Jo said...

Hey, what have my long lost middle school friends done for me lately? Yum, O.

Jocelin said...

I miss Trader Joes! And my friends who live near it. They send me their little tasty finds all the time.

Jocelin said...

I miss Trader Joes! And my friends who live near it. They send me their little tasty finds all the time.

Keith said...

Your line about "cyber friendships" reminds me of a guy I read who calls these friends "emigos." You can never have enough geek jargon...

Dave and Mel said...

Glad to have you back...I have a thing for oatmeal too...and graham crackers.

mo said...

We somehow just gotta get Trader Joes to come to Utah. Wait, I think I need them in Sweden, too! I think Sophie may have a future in the photog world!

the wrath of khandrea said...

suddenly i'm hungry.