Box of wonders

My daughter Alice in the US packed up a box and sent it here. It was mostly stuff I’d asked her to buy for us, but she tossed in a few much-appreciated surprises (mainly of the chocolate variety).

In case you’re curious about what kinds of things we might be missing so much that I’d pay $100 in postage and wait four weeks for it, here’s the packing list:

Corn tortillas
Cat toys
Sewing and beading needles
Fresh garlic
Dried cranberries
Cable and charger for Alekka’s camera
Alekka’s retainers
Biscuit cutters
Rennet, calcium chloride, and citric acid for making cheese
Garlic salt
Pepper grinder
Chocolate covered raisins
Candy-coated sunflower seeds
Chocolate covered something – edamame?  Pistachios?
Chocolate toffee salted almonds
Dark chocolate caramels
Organic peppermint teabags
Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning
Felt squares
Lorazepam (don’t leave home without it)
Heinz ketchup
Grey Poupon mustard
Sunday crosswords from the San Francisco Chronicle
Bottled grape leaves
3 pairs reading glasses
Roasting rack
Kitty litter poop scooper
box1 goodies

I’m sure you’re wondering how we survived four weeks with two kittens and no poop scooper.

With the  British potato masher I found at one of the faranji stores, that’s how.

Don’t worry, we won’t be mashing any potatoes with it.  Repurpose, reuse – it’s our new garden hoe.




About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Bangkok, Thailand.
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