Monday, March 9, 2009

As Close As I'll Get

As much as I wish it was not true, I am a girl. Okay wait, that didn't come out right, let me start over.

Because I am a girl, I am susceptible to jealousy. This predisposition to jealousy is the part I wish wasn't true, not the whole being a girl part. I am very happy to be a girl, very happy indeed!

So when I see people like Suzi livin the good life where she can just hop in the car and drive to the beach anytime she wants, I get extremely jealous. After she posted about her little trip to the beach I couldn't contain my envy any longer. I must have left a pretty pathetic comment about how I was freezing my ass off in Utah while she was looking for sand dollars on the beach because she offered to send me some sand dollars of my own!

Check. It. Out.



Isn't that an adorable little ribbon? The sand dollars even left me a little note too!



I got part of the beach in the mail! Aren't they cool lookin? I've never seen a sand dollar before in my life!



Neither had Dozer.






This is probably as close as I'll ever get to living by the ocean so thanks Suzi!

28 comments:

blueviolet said...

That was so sweet of her! I really love sand dollars, starfish and seahorses.

Kristina P. said...

What a sweet friend!

The Wife O Riley said...

That was so sweet of her!

When we used to collect them as children, if they happen to break they have little pieces of shell inside the shape of a flying dove. It's the coolest thing.

I'm not telling you to break your lovely sand dollars, but if one should happen to break, don't throw it away until you get the doves out.

Suzi said...

She's right, they are there. They are tiny, but very cool little doves.

Rhea said...

What a sweet surprise! It's hard to find non-broken sand dollars.

Now you've made me jealous, and I want to go to the beach!

Julia said...

So does that mean I need to start sending you horse hair? Just kidding! ;)

LadyStyx said...

Sometimes the best gifts are relatively free. What a wonderful surprise to get in the mail.

Lyndsay said...

I can totally understand the jealousy ... I am dreading leaving Flordia at the end of this week!

heathersister said...

Well, how sweet was that. When ever we go on vacation, we try to bring a little piece home with us. When we went to the Smoky Mountains, we found a chunk of rock and it sits in our front yard in the flower garden. We brought home sand and shells from the beach and put them in little glass jars around the house to look at and feel from time to time. Then when we went to DC, Morgan pulled a piece of grass from the White House lawn! That is just in a little envelope, not very exciting.

Enjoy your sand dollars!

Rebecca Jo said...

Now that's a cool friend!

Call Me Cate said...

Very cool! I must go to the wrong beaches because I never find anything cool like sand dollars.

Wehrle said...

How cool! I would love to find some of those, I think I need a beach trip too!!

Staci said...

if you break one open lil things that look like doves come out....im just sayin..... ;)

Ben and Ash said...

That is very cool. What a cute friend to do that for you. I found one in the Dominican Republic and it broke on the way home:( Too bad I didn't know about the doves inside.

Can I have one of yours?

J/K...but not really...

angie said...

What a very sweet thing for her to do!

THE Stephanie said...

How sweet! Aren't bloggy friends the best??

nikkicrumpet said...

What a fun thing for her to do....and this spring when it warms up enough...I'll head to the beach and find you an old dead jelly fish...they're very "beachy" and Dozer will love them!

Yaya said...

Awww! Sand dollars are amazing!!!!! There are little birdies inside!

Annie Harper said...

I want presents in the mail.

Do you have to update your blog to do that??? Prolly huh? Ok well, I wouldn't HATE it if you just sent me something in the mail, like, a piece of candy or somethin. Or a cool pen. I wouldn't hate it at all. (but the candy/pen must come with a note, and we must pretend we've never met and are across-the-country-blog-friends, it will be much more fun that way)

I did buy you a cross word puzzle, it's the least you could do.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Pooba, what are you talking about? I thought we had everything figured out. Let's review the "plan": You are to leave Utah and move to California so that you may become my neighbor. We'll celebrate your move each and everyday with cocktail hour and bottles of red wine. We can even go to the beach whenever you want.

I mentioned that you could bring Al, but we haven't discussed the dog yet.

-Francesca

PS: I did receive your e-mail. Sorry I haven't had a chance to respond. I had something that I wanted to forward you, but I haven't been able to find it. I'll try to look for it again later tonight.

xoxo

ChicagoLady said...

What a nice thing for Suzi to send to you!

You need to get out and take a trip to the Ocean. The Pacific isn't *that* far away, lol.

TMI Tara said...

Cute sand dollars, but not as cute as Dozer!!!

Lee said...

I love sand dollars! They're so pretty and fun to decorate stuff with!

The Stucki's said...

What a sweet friend to send you a little bit of beach! I will be so sad to move from close beach living, granted it's the Northeastern coast...not the sunny tropical, wonderful, year-round beach, but a beach non the less in the summer time. You and your hubby should just move to the coast for year or something- why not?! :)

koopermom said...

Now I'm jealous of you! Those are cool.

~ AND.... congratulations! you won my mark. eyeshadow contest! Send me a message with your address and I'll get it out to you right away!!

Jamie said...

I've never seen a sand dollar before either!

CLUFF FAMILY said...

that would be adorable i pink. i guess you have not seen pics on my blog yet- i am disappointed!

Megan said...

That's so awesome! What a fun surprise!

When we're at the ocean, you'll see the beach combers out there bright and early to find the sand dollars. If you wait till mid morning, only the broken ones are left. It's a lot of fun to go out finding them though. Glad you get to have a piece of the ocean in your home now. =)