I have decided I could easily be a woman of leisure. I have enough interests to keep me busy and I love bon-bons. But it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon.
So, I went back to work today. It was pretty much as I expected, 2 weeks worth of email to pretend to read before I hit 'delete', 12 messages on the machine (12 people who didn't bother to listen to the message that said I wasn't there), and a mail box full of papers and memos and vouchers and stuff. It was all pretty normal and boring.
Except for two things. The first thing was a package from one of the student interns that I supervised this year. She sent me an exquisite box of chocolates as a thank you for sharing my "wisdom and caring and compassion" with her. I wish I could show you a photo of the box because they were beautiful. But I can't. They're gone. All gone. PK and El helped me finish that sucker off as soon as I got home.
Thing the second. In the mail box attached to my house was a package. From Australia. From Georgie. She sent me some of this. I know the photo is awful but if you could see the cold (and I mean cold) rainy day here, you'd understand. This is 100 grams of roving in a beautiful green/blue color. It's called Under the Sea (let's all sing it together!) and it's soft and silky feeling and just perfect. It turned a not so great day into a great one. It's from Ewe Give Me the Knits. It was such a lovely thing to do. And best of all it came with a kiss from Pirate Jim. Go ahead, be jealous. I would be. Not often I get kisses from young men who are not my spouse.
Kate gave me the book Folk Shawls for Mother's Day and some sock yarn. I started a new pair of make-it-up-as-I-go-along socks. I know I still have to finish the entrelac socks but I was feeling the need for a change in color. And this is definitely a change in color. It's Lana Grossa sock yarn and rather soft after working with the Noro. I wore the Noro socks today to work under a pair of light blue cordoroy pants. They looked great and I found every opportunity to show them off all day. No modesty here!
I hope you all are having better weather than we are. It was windy, pouring rain and 38 degrees (3 degrees celsius). It is May for crying out loud! I needed to replace the battery in my watch but didn't want to walk down the two blocks at work in the pouring rain to the jewelers. I kept looking at my wrist all day. Without a watch, my wrist does not tell time! Duh. So, I paid twice what it usually costs me when I go to the discount jewelers in Philadelphia. A very nice man replaced batteries in both my watches (yes, they both died at the same time, I'm thinking it was a suicide pact) even though technically his store had closed for the day. I guess I looked pitiful. Or maybe it was just karma. It doesn't matter. I will be able to tell time tomorrow at work. That is very important.
Have a good week. Monday is over and that's half the battle.