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Gifts and Desks...

Saturday, February 11, 2006

My lovely friend Stephanie sent me a package which included a mixed CD (shes has great taste in music...), soap paper (how did you know I love these?), ribbons (which will be perfect for handmade cards and scrapbooks), and an "Appreciating" poetry card. You can turn three different wheels to magically have a prophetic saying. I might just have one every day. Today I have turned it to this..."Know the grace of friends".
And the much awaited desk arrived this afternoon. I have not had the chance to fix it up as I would like it just yet. I was home all of about 2 hours today, after being out running errands all morning and then off to my mother's for a Valentine supper. It is a lovely roll-top desk that I can't seem to take a photo of that does it justice. I'll try again after it is all arranged and the lighting is just right. Perfectionism is creeping in...

Roll top up and ready to blog...

  1. Blogger sjobs said:

    The desk is beautiful and certainly looks like worth the wait.

    It's fun to get packages!!!


  1. Blogger Mahala said:

    I love the desk!! I have to ask though, what's soap paper?

  1. Blogger Skye said:

    Oh ! How beautiful, Fun packages! Yeah, what is soap paper?

  1. Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said:

    More pressies ... you are a lucky girl !!!
    Love the desk. I want one, I need one, like that. Oh to have somewhere that I can leave all my stuff, and then roll down the door and not have to look at it.
    It is a really beautiful desk, you have done well.
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    What a nice package but I'm going to have to ask too: what is soap paper? That poetry card sounds really nice :)

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    From the size of the chair next to it, I have calculated that this is a desk of immense proportions that you will probably only be able to use standing on tiptoe. Grandiose, yet impractical!


  1. Blogger Foxy said:

    oohhhhh, how pretty! i have to ask too, what is soap paper?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Soap papers are thin pieces of soap that you can carry in a package in your purse and use when you don't find soap in a public washroom, for example. You simply place a piece on your hand and then it lathers when wet. Wonderful things! In the photo, they are the package with the blue flower shaped papers...

    Grandiose, to match my ideas....smart alec :)

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Yay! It arrived!!! I understand why, but it is funny that it takes mail longer to get to Canada than it does to Greece or the U.K.

    The desk is beautiful, but yes, looks like you must get a bigger chair :)

    I've been out playing in the snow today. We're to get about 20 inches. How about you?

  1. Blogger Gurgo said:

    You have a realy beautiful desk now!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    The storm has arrived here.. we are expecting 20-25 cm. But then perhaps rain?...yuck. I am hoping for a snow day! My brother-in-law is in Boston right now for a conference and supposed to be driving home again tomorrow. How is there now and what is the forecat? I have been checking Boston stations but don't know if it is being over-dramatised..hard to get the accurate impression.

    Thank you! :)

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    It's still snowing. I'm going to throw a few pics from before noon up on my blog, then I'll go back out in a bit. It's supposed to stop by 7, but stay really, really cold. There IS a lot of snow. The main roads ought to be okay pretty soon after it stops. It'll take the neighborhoods a while to dig out though.

  1. Blogger Tee/Tracy said:

    What a cool and thoughtful gift! What is soap paper?

    The desk is absolutly GORGEOUS. I'm so jealous!

    PS - I just scrolled down and read what soap paper is. That sounds awesome! I've never seen these.

  1. Blogger marellecone said:

    Ooooh, that is so nice looking. Really classy. Hope the dinner was really nice. :)

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    What a lovely desk! It looks just like my mother's, but without the computer! haha! Congrats!

    Have a great Monday!


  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    The desk looks great, Cathy. Good luck on getting your snow day.

    Like evryone else, I was wondering what soap paper was. I read the description but I'm not sure I'm nay the wiser now. I'll look at the pic again and see if that helps.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    What a lovely gift from Stephanie. She really put that gift together well. Very sweet!

    Oh Cathy your desk is just beautiful. Certainly can understand you excitment. It is fit for a queen!

    Take care Connie

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:


    I'm surprised more people haven't ever heard of soap paper (my Mom always called them "soap leaves", though)

    Wash up and get writing!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thanks for the nice comments about the desk, friends...no snow day here, unfortunately...we got snow but not nearly the amount that NYC or even Boston received. Darn. SO here I am with both boys....I am going to bake cookies today and try and stay sane. That's all. I hope to make a new post soon.

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