On Monday, after a particularly trying day, I came home to find a package from my brother and sister-in-law. Inside was two cute pouches, three nuts and a clothes pin. Yeah, I'm not sure either, but the pouches are super cute.It really made my day. Thanks Roy and Evelyn!!
Today, I woke up with a scratchy throat and wasn't feeling all that great. I drank some tea to no avail. Terry, my next-office neighbor, brought me some delicious soup from CPK, then gave me some Emergen-C and an orange. Thanks Terry!
Then two unexpected gifts came my way from one likely and one unlikely source: a hemp bracelet and a Yarn Harlot page-a-day calendar. Sweet! Thanks Toy and Gigi.
When I finally came home today, after lots of last minute desk-clearing kind of stuff, I found a package hanging from my front door knob by a rubber band. It said Royal Mail. Hooray! The Queen sent me a present!! Okay, it wasn't from the Queen. It was from Anne-Marie!! (you may see her in the comments; you can find her here.) What did she send me? Some wonderful handspun yarny goodness, a book of drawings from Edward Monkton (squee!)*, and four bars of Cadbury Flake (cue the choir of angels). OMG, when I was in England during my senior year of high school, I fell absolutely in love with this stuff. If you've never had it, it's basically shaved chocolate that has been squeezed into a bar. Sooo good. Thanks Anne-Marie!!!! I'm already making a mental list of things I can knit with the yarn.
*In case you're wondering about the Christmas Undies, their spell was so powerful that ladies sighed with pleasure at their beauty and grown men fell to their knees and wept.