Saturday, November 19, 2005

Best Secret Pal Ever!!!!

Yesterday was my last day of work. I don't quite feel up to blogging about that yet. It was very emotional and very sad (even though I don't doubt I made the right decision), and I just don't have the strength to recount it all today. Maybe tomorrow because after all, . . . tomorrow is another day. (Pop quiz, that's the last line of what book / movie??)

Not wanting to blog about work is just fine, because I have a much more important thing to blog about today. MY SUPER AWESOME SP6 AND THE GIFT SHE SENT ME YESTERDAY!!!

Secret Pal Goodness!!I don't mean to make anyone jealous, but my secret pal is the best secret pal ever. Everything was packed so carefully and wrapped so prettily. Of course, it was REALLY WRAPPED - so much tape was used I could barely open the packages. LOL All the effort was more than worth it though, when you see what was inside. She really did her research and memorized my blog! I am so spoiled!!!!!

click for close-upLantern Moon Needles - I can't believe it! I had always thought I would never knit with anything other than bamboo - until I bought a pair of these in New Orleans. I posted on a meme that they were my favorite needles, and SP sent me another pair!! They are so awesome. I am going to switch Airy Scarf (which is knitted on 10s) onto them and be inspired to actually finish it. KnitPicks Gossamer yarn - I almost cried when I saw the color is "Sweetpea"!!! And the icing on the cake is that the colors are so beautiful!!! And speaking of icing . . . Pink Buttercream Frosting hand cream!! It is so yummy - I have it on right now and I am loving the smell. (The bottle even warns you that it is not edible - lest you forget)

click for close-upMore Yankee Candles . . . in baking scents . . . my favorite. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Mom's Apple Pie. I can't wait to light these up. I love love love the Alpaca Cloud in Peppermint - so pretty, so soft, this is going to become something extra special!!! And the candy - she sent me candy I can actually eat - it made me feel so special!!!! Sugar Free Creme Savers in the best flavor ever - Chocolate & Caramel Creme. I'm eating one right now.

click for close-upBut wait, there's more. Look at the Acts of Kindness notepad!!!! I love it, am already using it, and really appreciated the sentiment on the cover. I will enjoy the right here and the right now - I feel like I'm getting a fresh start and who knows what will happen from here. The pad seems so fitting - I can use it to jot brainstorms, plans, ideas and dreams. And last, but not least, the butterfly pin with beaded antennae. It's so pretty. They put butterflies on my going away cake too, so it was like my whole life tied in together. Sweetpea said butterflies are a symbol of change - so it couldn't be more perfect for my life now. It was the best package ever and came at the exact perfect time. I could never thank you enough, Secret Pal!!!!


Laura said...

Answer to pop quiz: Gone With the Wind!

Sounds like you have a really thoughtful and sweet secret pal! Glad you made it through yesterday! :)

Jen said...

Ding ding ding!!! I think Laura's won the prize...

Cool gifts. Glad to see that you survived your last day at work. What do you have planned next?

Cathy said...

Oh, how wonderful to receive gifts with so much meaning and that show how much love and thought went into the choosing! I'm glad you survived your last day and I'm sure there will be fantastic things in your future.

Enjoy your candy and yarn, and your new begining!

chris said...

I'm so sorry for the late comment. I was thinking about you the other day, and I'm glad you made it through your last day. I'm sure it was very emotional, but I'm glad you feel good about your decision. What an AWESOME SP package!! I'm so happy for you- what perfect timing and such thoughtful gifts! I'd forgotten that Knit Picks had that Sweetpea colorway. Perfect! And Yankee candles, too, you candle snob, lol. ;-) Metamorphosis is such a fitting metaphor, too. This really isn't an end; it's a new beginning of wonderful things to come. BTW, Laura beat me to the punch!! Gone with the Wind is one of my all time fave books and movies. Love it!

Jillio said...

nothing like a package in the mail to help with the bad day blues, eh?
i'm sure you'll look back on the experience and embrace that it's one of the best decisions you made.
the sweetpea yarn is a hoot! hahaha! your SP has a great sense of humor :)

knittinmom said...

So how was your first day as a lady of leisure? Did you sleep in? Drink coffee in your pajamas? Knit?

Nice SP swag! It's so much fun to get stuff in the mail (especially stuff that someone ELSE bought for me!).

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