Day Off and a Surprise
After a full weekend of yardwork, cleaning the house, re-arranging the house to accommodate 16 people for dinner yesterday, then cooking for that dinner, I decided to take today off from teaching. I have mountains of laundry to do, a pretty good sized-pile of dishes from yesterday’s dinner, and a good bit of re-arranging to get the house back in order.
I am not going to share with you pictures of my mountains of laundry or my messy house (are you disappointed?). But, I do have something fun to share with you. Awhile ago, I joined a swap as part of the Bare Naked Knitspot Club. In this swap, we were paired with a partner and agreed to send that partner a skein of good yarn, and some fun goodies.
On Saturday, just as Easter preparations were in full swing here, the husband came in with a package for me that was postmarked from Germany. I was so excited, I stopped everything I was doing to open that package. It was amazing!
There were some lovely edibles: two bars of chocolate, one with a terrific fruity flavor: raspberry, maybe? and another with nougat-yum! And there were gummy bears, which are probably my favorite candy, ever. There was a nice packet of loose tea and a packet of spices for cookies.
She also included some lip balm and hand lotion, perfectly sized for my knitting bag on the go, a little tin of the cutest stitch markers, and a button (not sure who this guy is, but I will find out).
And the best part? The yarn and bag, of course. The yarn is a skein of Wollmeise, extremely hard to find here in the states and it’s my favorite color: cobalt blue, with some streaks of a darker blue. I just love it! And the bag is from Knit Nation in London. I can’t tell you how excited I was to get this. London holds a special place in my heart and mind since the husband and I went there for our tenth anniversary, so anything from London immediately makes me happy.
Getting this package really lifted my spirits and made my day! If you have never joined a swap, I encourage you to try one. It is really a lot of fun. It’s a great way to meet a new friend and great fun putting together a package of goodies for someone who shares a common interest (knitting, in this case). And if you get an international swap partner, it’s even better! It’s like the adult version of having a pen pal! You are never too old to get a surprise package in the mail.
Anyway, I am off to get started on my day off…laundry, here I come!