Okay, so I really hope that I'm not actually all that shiny, but I am happy. Because of one big thing, and then a series of little things. The big thing is that I am now officially registered for the Stitches South convention in Atlanta in April with my friend, Lara, who I cannot wait to see for the first time in 15 years! We're going to have a knit-centric blast!
The little things have been helping a lot too. You know sometimes around the holidays, you can get a little blue thinking about all the things you have to do or people you may be missing and I'm not any different. So, little treats finding their way to me really keep my holiday spirit up. The first good thing that happened was last Friday. I'd had a really bad 24-hour period, what with being stupid enough to download the latest vicious virus that's been circulating the net and all. So, when a surprise package arrived on my doorstep, it was a little bit of happy in an envelope. I had kinda forgotten about Lara's offer to her on-line buddies for a free copy of Who by Fire by Diana Spechler, but there was my copy at the door! Woo hoo! Reading material for our upcoming Christmas trip and it was FREE. I am a total whore for free stuff. So, after we get back from our trip, stay tuned for a review of the book. I've read a few chapters already and it definitely grabbed my attention quickly, so I totally expect to enjoy it!
The weekend was a series of good little items, Hubby taking me and Baby Girl to Cabella's for some cold weather gear (he usually hates shopping trips), the really nice lady at Wendy's who told us how wonderful it was to see a little girl as loved as ours, and my beloved Florida Gators winning the SEC championship and securing their spot in the BCS championship game! I really hope the SEC can take the championship for the third year in a row.
Today really was looking to be a pretty mundane day filled with practical things like going to the dry cleaner, the post office and the grocery store. Not a bad day, just kinda boring. We got to the post office and there was no line (woo hoo this time of year) and after I made my stamp purchase, the teller made some comment about smelling like tuna fish (herself, not me, apparently I had caught her in the middle of eating lunch), I laughed and said I hadn't noticed, but that I was strangely in the mood for Subway. At that point, she reached in her purse and handed me a $20 gift card to Subway. Really? She said that someone had given it to her and since she didn't like Subway very much she was giving it to me. What a sweet lady! So, with a little smile I headed off to Whole Foods to pick up a few things for the week. After getting through the checkout line, the cashier informed me that the little old lady who had been ahead of me had left a $10 coupon for me since she had been unable to use it herself. Again, how sweet! As I loaded the groceries in my car, I saw her pulling out and managed to stop her to say, "Thank you." So anyhow, those things made my boring little shopping trip so much more pleasant. We hear so often about how bad people are nowadays so to those people today who proved that theory wrong and in their own way, made my day: THANK YOU!
Oh, should you want a little Knitting Christmas cheer, check out Knit & Purl Mama's post from a couple of days ago. http://knitpurlknitpearl.blogspot.com/2008/12/december-two-24-weeks-old.html Scroll to the bottom of the post and read the poem. Also, check out her on-line store, she's got some really good items and the favorable exchange rate between US and Canadian dollars may save you a bit of green.