Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Postman Rang Twice

Yesterday I spent almost two hours at the passport office to get my passport renewed for our trip to Japan. I obviously need to get back to reality pronto, because I headed out there without a diaper bag or toys or anything, under the massive delusion that it would be a quick, 15 minute errand. NOT!!!! Luckily, I had some toys for Maxime in the car, and he did really well for the most part. However, the last 20 minutes was spent crying (it was nap time), so much so that the 10 people who were ahead of me in line at that point graciously stepped aside and let me pass (what they don't know is that I pinched him in the hopes of speeding the process up - HAH!). Of course, once you get to the actual wicket, it takes about 2 minutes to hand in your paperwork (I had downloaded the form and filled it out at home) and get out of Dodge. I've got to go again next week to renew Phil's (he took his with him since he's in Maine all week). Ugh.

After I got home and by some miracle actually managed to get Maxime down for his nap (if he sleeps even 10 minutes in the car, it's usually impossible to get him back down), the postman delivered the January Sock Kit for the Rockin Sock Club (you need to sign for it). About 2 minutes later the doorbell rings AGAIN, and this time it's with my Loopy Ewe order (with gift certificate money from Christmas) and my used copy of the Yarn Harlot's Meditations for Women who Knit too Much. Is there anything better than that? Just LOOK at this loot (WARNING - Sock Club Spoilage in Picture).
I got some ShibuiKnits Sock (I LOVE how subtle the color variations are - must buy more) in the Mulberry colourway, 2 skeins of Dream in color Smooshy (Strange Harvest and Deep Seaflower) and one skein of Fiesta Boomerang (it's so soft, it feels like velvet) in the Rhubarb colourway. I actually had to suppress the urge to wind one of these beauties up right away and cast-on immediately (I want to wait for my Knitpicks Harmony dpns to arrive).

In other news, it seems that the hectic pace I've been keeping up lately (it doesn't FEEL hectic, despite what my mother keeps telling me) is finally catching up with me. I think I'm coming down with the flu or something, I'm sore and cold and hot and my throat hurts and I just feel yucky all over. By the time Émilie was tucked in bed last night, I could barely stand (and no, I'm not exaggerating). So I was in bed at 7:45 last night. Maxime woke up about 4 times coughing, but went back to sleep on his own without requiring any intervention on my part.

Finally, Erin (fellow Socks for Seeley (on Ravelry) organizer and Boreanaz fan extraordinaire) left a comment on my last post, saying she'd tapped me for a meme. Techno-Dork that I am, I had no idea what the heck a meme even was, but after a bit of savvy Googling, I figured it out. So here's my MEME. Here are the rules, (they must be posted to your blog).

Link to the person’s blog who tagged you : Erin.
List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog and also so they can look at your blog and not tag the same people all over again!

My 7 Random Things:

1) I'm double-jointed. I can bend things in ways you can't even imagine. Dudes.
2) I met my husband on a cruise in the Caribbean, even though we actually lived less than 10 minutes away from each other. Go figure.
3) I worked at a McDonald's restaurant for 3 years as a teenager.
4) I used to smoke (quit 7 years ago this January).
5) I have a nervous tick. I'm constantly either drumming my fingers in my hands or rubbing my fingernails with my thumbs. It's a whole thing.
6) I enjoy doing laundry (no, really!).
7) When I pluck my eyebrows, it makes me sneeze about, oh, 57 times in a row.

Here are those I've tagged to participate (feel free to tell me to take the proverbial hike):


OK, the couch beckons!


birana said...

You got some nice things from your postman. A travel to japan it seems very interesting. I'm maybe going to meet you in laval next week at starbuck. enjoy to know you. have a nice knitting day in this rainy-snowy something day ;)

Kate-the-enabler said...

I'm not talking to you. I want MY yarn order. I think it stinks that I got to watch the postman visit you twice yesterday, then SNUB me.
Ok. I'm talking again. Sorry to hear that YOU are now feeling poorly - you guys are really due for some good health any minute.
(your loot is gorgeous.)

Sereknitty said...

Hi Tara,
I've never done a meme before, but am game to give it a try in the next day or so!

I'm envious of your recent mail delivery ... I'm waiting on one myself, but we've had a huge snowfall over the past 2 days and I don't know if he's going to make it through! Even the schools are closed ... unusual for BC.

Jennifer said...

I'm so jealous! I ordered some Smooshy from Robyn and can't wait for it to get's for the gorgeous shawl in the latest Knitty. MMMMM

Will get to the meme tonight. :)

Knitting Mama said...

I awarded you:

Knitting Mama said...

Thanks for tagging me! I will play tonight, I totally didn't see this - even though I posted a comment on this post that I had awarded you - LOL... :)

I don't even want to know what body parts you can bend in what way... Was it enjoyable to work in Mcdonalds? You really met Phil on a cruise? I hope you weren't on the cruise with another guy! LOL