Friday, August 22, 2008

I love goodies!

This has been an exhausting week. It always takes me a couple of weeks to readjust my habits for the school year. I've been coming home and pooping out on the couch every evening for the most part, though I did work on my denim skirt a little bit last night.

Wednesday I came home to a package of goodies! My Caffeine Swap package came. My pal was Linda who spoiled me rotten! For those who aren't familiar with what I'm talking about, a swap is like a secret pal except that you send only one package of goodies and you reveal your identity with it. This swap was specifically for caffeine addicted knitters! Your package had to include either coffee or tea, yarn, stitch markers, and something small that was hand knit. Of course one can always add extras, which my pal did!
First we have the coffee and tea--Tully's Evergreen blend coffee and Cool Dragon White Tea--loose leaves with fruit bits which smells wickedly good!
Next there were Seattle's Best Chocolate truffles and chocolate Biscotti bites!
Next was a Raspberry Tea Chocolate Bar and two skeins of Malabrigo Merino Silk in a lovely variegated green. This yarn is wonderfully soft and I hope to make a scarf with it.
But wait! There's more! My pal made the cutest kitty stitch markers! I know I'll be using them on my next top down raglan!
My pal also knit 4 catnip mice for my furry babies. Greg was the first to smell the catnip and he followed me upstairs where I opened the package. I had to hide the mice because he wouldn't leave them alone. I guess the catnip scent stayed on the tissue paper because he started playing with that and getting rather silly. After I photographed my goodies, I gave him the ziploc bag with the mice and I let him pick out the one he wanted before going downstairs to give the other kitties their suprises!

Thank you again Linda! You are the best! I am truly spoiled!

Bushism of the day:
"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." --George W. Bush, interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006

Kitty Cam: Mikey and Harley get their catnip mice!


  1. those cats are certainly enjoying their mice!

  2. Your babies are adorable! I'm so glad you liked the package. I should also write that Vicky was also MY swap partner, and had also secretly knit MY baby a catnip mouse which he loved and ran off with! (gotta find it for a picture!)

  3. Damn Mom, Greg is acting like Chris Rock in New Jack City in that video. That means that you're no better than Nino Brown

    Pop Culture Referance:
    Chris Rock played a crack fiend in New Jack City. Nino Brown was the main crack dealer in New Jack.

  4. This comment is a reply to the previous one from Beardy McGee--What the hell are you doing reading my blog at 5:15 a.m.? If you are up at that hour, then you haven't gone to bed. Bad, very bad!

  5. nice haul! i am familiar with the cheese cake factory of course who isnt! next time i'm in the neighborhood i'll have to check out the sharper edge..sounds good. is your daughter hoping to get a job cutting hair here? isn't that what she studied or am i mistaken. there are a lot of great salons here in the city. i'm always looking for a talent with a sense of style in the hair cutting department!