That’s What Friends Are For

what friends are for

So a week or so ago I got a package in the mail.  I love getting packages in the mail.  Especially surprise packages – it keeps me on my toes.  I immediately see the box is from Michigan.

Michigan = Melanie.  Score.

Inside was lovely thank you note, a wonderful new photography book and that thing up there.  The hubs took it out of the box, was holding every which way and asked, “What is it?”

“It’s a cookie cutter, Mike.”  He keeps rotating it in the hands and asks, “Is it a fish?”

Really?  A fish?  Melanie would send me a cookie cutter of a fish?  That makes zero sense.

I take it from him, turn it right side up and face him.  “It’s Michigan.  The state.  You see the mitten?”

Yes.  A cookie cutter in this shape makes much more sense.

Now let me say that this is what I love about my friends.  They get me.  Even though I have no love in my heart for Michigan or will probably never make Michigan shaped cookies (probably isn’t definitely), this made my day.  Because it made me laugh.

I have it hanging on the fridge at the moment, so that every time I’m in the kitchen, I think of my friend.  I absolutely love it.  No… I luz it.

A Michigan shaped cookie cutter – that’s what friends are for.

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September 7, 2010 - 9:40 am

Becki D - Hah! I was thinking it was some kind of super-funky ghost for halloween.

Surprise packages are totally the best. I love that you and your Melanie are staying close despite the move. :-)

September 7, 2010 - 9:59 am

Debbie - I recognized the mitten outline as soon as I saw it (tho I, too, certainly have NO love for Michigan, esp. since they’re coming to Notre Dame on Saturday — boo, Wolverines!) How wonderful for you and Mel that you’re staying in touch, tho.

September 7, 2010 - 11:04 am

katie o. - I’m with Becki! I totally thought it was a ghost. Wow, that’s one heckuva friend. Surprise packages are the best! And totally make your day. Melanie sounds like one pretty special friend.
Now I think you need to at least make her cookies in the shape of Michigan. Or better yet, in the shape of Kentucky!

September 9, 2010 - 12:19 am

Denise - Ha!! That’s funny. I was thinking Halloween is coming, maybe it’s a ghost!

September 21, 2010 - 2:12 am

Posky - Michigan! Huzzah!

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