Hail the Birthday Snail

5 Mar

In my last mail call, I mentioned a plethora of packages I received for my birthday. However, because I didn’t want to open them before the occasion, I didn’t show and/or tell you what those packages contained. Since I have been posting on the 5th of each month this year, what better day to post about everything I opened on the 1st?

After getting a couple presents from the boys that morning– a Cheshire Cat onesie and a couple other Wonderland characters as figurines– I opened two of the packages before one boy left for work and the other left for school. Continuing the Alice in Wonderland-friendly trend, Sarah sent me a gorgeous “Down the Rabbit Hole” puzzle, and the first Thriftbooks package of the day included a book called “What Would Alice Do?: Advice for the Modern Woman.”

Other books I acquired thanks to my mom and her use of Thriftbooks include Every Day by David Levithan, Bear (x2!) by Marian Engel, and the Splintered series’ companion novel, Untamed. My mom sent me more than just books, though! I also received a set of note cards that has been on my amazon wishlist for a while now, as well as the set of Hell’s Kitchen DVDs that’s been on it since Christmastime. Thank you, Bessie!

The other amazon packages waiting for me were from Sarah. Though one of the books she sent me was something I already owned, I was so excited to find Hatter by Daniel Coleman in one box and a Cheshire Cat plush in the other. I made sure to get a picture of the latter with Bridget who was dressed up like the Mad Hatter at the time (thanks to a previously opened package from my dad):

Bridget, by the way, has a few more things coming from Build-a-Bear Workshop, and some of my pen pals have also told me to expect some goodies, too. Now that my birthday is behind us, I’ll be going back to opening packages as I get them, and showing &/or telling you about their contents in my usual “Hail the Snail” posts.

Though there were things that I’d change about my birthday, thanks to all of the happy mail I have received, it still managed to be a pretty happy occasion. Thanks to everyone who sent me anything, even if it was just birthday wishes. All the best from this 31-year-old to you 🙂

Sincerely, Kate ~!~




5 Responses to “Hail the Birthday Snail”

  1. katiegirl06460 03/05/2018 at 9:45 am #

    Happy Belated Birthday sounds pretty cool. 🙂

  2. emilyburnsmua 04/22/2018 at 8:11 pm #

    Happy belated! We have the same birthday 🙂

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