Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Here in Karachi (or anywhere overseas for that matter), it's always a treat to get mail.  Even junk mail. Some days I'd even settle for my monthly edition of AARP, that I get about once every 3 months.  They just can't find me. The guy in the mail room sends out an email that announces "You Have Mail!"  It always puts a smile on our faces when we leave the mail room with a box.  

Today was special.  Today I received a Care Package with some wonderful yummy things! 

Lynne, you made my day!  What a treat to get some goodies from back home!  One act of kindness deserves your mailbox for a little something from way of saying thanks! 

Plenty Good!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Suggestions... many have asked me just what they can send me in a care package.  I have come up with some suggestions, light weight, inexpensive and readily available.  But first, let me take this opportunity to say that so many are serving overseas and would love this kind of gift.  I remember once reading an Ann Landers column that gave an address for Care Packages for those serving overseas.  With the holidays coming, it would be wonderful for them to receive a small care package also. Perhaps the Red Cross knows of an organization who can get a box of goodies to others serving at hardship posts around the world.  I don't know if it's possible but it certainly would be nice.

OK, here are a few things that would put a smile on my face....and  again...thank you so much!

I have no Christmas decorations.  :(
Any scents are great! Now that it has cooled off, they might arrive in the same shape they leave!

Chocolate...need I say more?

 We have mosquitoes here and Dengue fever is common. 

Red and black "Red Vines" licorice and jujubes...naturally!! (Target has both the licorice and jujubes.) :) 

For some reason, Italian seasoning is just not something sold in Pakistan!
Thanksgiving and Christmas are this for stuffing!

Great snack!

A mainstay for me...makes great chicken fajitas!

I threw away my last old wooden spoon...and who can't function without a wooden spoon?

Friday, November 08, 2013

Update on Care Package Address

Jeez, as soon as I posted my address, I received my new one for Karachi.  It's almost the same...Unit 6150 Box 142, DPO AE 09814.  Anything sent to the other address, which was in Islamabad, will be forwarded to me.

To those who asked for my address, a heartfelt thanks to you!  :o)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Care Packages??

I've been asked about an address to send a 'care package' for me.  What a  nice thing to do!  My address is Debi Demetrion, Unit 6160 Box 3057, DPO AE 09812.

Thanks in advance!!