Sunday, September 14, 2008

I Have The Bestest Friends...

I got the nicest surprise in the mail yesterday!

My writing buddies Carla Capshaw and Stacey Kayne sent me a very special gift in honor of my winning the RITA last month. They bought in San Francisco the day after we all attended the awards ceremony, so it's really like an awesome present/souvenir all in one!

I had to take a picture of the package before I even opened it - it was SO beautiful! The paper is black and white flocked velvet, and there's an orange beaded thinga-ma-bob that says "Celebrate". Carla wrapped it herself - I told her she needs to go into the gift wrapping business!

I didn't think it could get any better, until I opened it, and found the most awesome coffee mug ever - it even has my name on it! LOL (Some of my friends call me "Spooky") It makes a spooky sound every time you pick it up - isn't that clever?

And isn't it CUTE? I absolutely love it.

I'm not going to use it for coffee, though - I think it will be perfect to hold my "spirits" on Halloween night. :-) (Jack and coke, in case you're wondering! LOL)

Thanks so much, Carla and Stacey! You guys are the best!

6 comments:

Carla Capshaw said...

I'm so glad you like it, Terri! Stacey and I are SO proud of you!! Hugs! :-)

Terri said...

I love it, Carla. You guys are so sweet!

Rose Pressey said...

What a cute mug!

Terri said...

Thanks, Rose. It's very unique, isn't it? Never seen one like that before, and I love the handle as well as the cat.

ddurance said...

Like you, I love all things Halloween and the mug and packaging are adorable. Plus, it's always nice to get something in the mail that's not a bill. Am I right? LOL

Deidre

Terri said...

Any time you get a gift instead of a bill, it's a GREAT DAY (particularly if it's a Halloween present!)