Do you have spring fever? I feel like it's coming toward me head on and I don't have any choice. This week has been very stressful at work. We're preparing for midterm exams and attempting to wrap up units just in the knick of time before spring break starts next Thursday. The students have been enjoying the warm air and longer days, but seem more distracted and poorly behaved as a result. I feel as if I have been pushed to the limit as far as emotional and physical responsibilities and am really looking forward to a short break.
Today, just as I thought I had reached my ultimate breaking point, I walked up to my mailbox and there was a Happy Mail package! Have you ever heard of Happy Mail? Well, let me tell you a few things before I show you my AWESOME package from Kali!
Happy Mail is a program that Jamie Habermass created and started about a year ago (I think). Anyway, the simple version is that she wanted a way where women of all ages could send each other uplifting mail and packages. Because of the overwhelming response, Jamie has had to put a (very very) small charge (just $2 a month) in order to participate. You fill out a super quick survey and she will partner you up with someone who lives anywhere in the world (with your input, of course). Each month your partner changes. You must send both a card/letter/post-card and a small package worth of at least $10 a month. To me, the benefits are totally worth the $2. It's fun getting to know someone else in the world and attempting to make their day!
So...my Happy Mail partner for March, Kali, lives in Indiana. I received a really nice card from her last week, and today I received my monthly package! Check out these goodies:
Included within this package is:
-swedish fish (which I may or may not be eating right now)
-adorable felt hearts
-scrapbook paper (perfect for spring)
-a knitted bowtie
-and this awesome children's book Kali found a thrift store
After my miserable day, this was the PERFECT sollution!
I'm going to spend some quality time reading my biography of Flannery O'Connor and take my mind off work for a few hours.
Have a wonderful evening!