"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

with friends like these....

I'm sure all of you think you have great friends. I feel very bad having to do this, but um, you lose. I am absolutely, positively, eleventy billion percent sure that I have the BESTEST of friends.

Over the last three weeks, I've been fairly non-existent. School, sleep. Those were just about the only two domains of my life. This week, I had to prepare an hour long power point presentation on conduct disorder (otherwise known as very difficult teenager disorder), a 10 page paper on the same topic, and a two hour long power point presentation on cognitive behavioral therapy. Wheee! What fun, right? I've had quite a few sleepless nights and many long days.

On top of all that, one of my furbabies has been pretending to be anorexic lately. He's lost a lot of weight and is too skinny... so when I have a moment to breathe, we've been schlepping to the vet. Did you know they have vet specialists? It'd be kinda funny to watch me chasing after him with bowls of food (wet and dry) if I wasn't so worried about him.

I've never been so happy for a Wednesday in my life as I was this week (I'm on 'break' now... which means a week of no classes during which I can catch up with all the schoolwork and stuff I've neglected.)

What did I see when I got home from my long day? (I'm at school from 9am til 7pm Monday through Wednesdays).

Sheep mail!!
Stacey, Tiffany and Carmen, and Michelle sent me a care package!!! I love getting sheep mail, b/c Stacey always takes the time to make the box very distinctive and cute. The cute sheep (so that I know it's from sheep in the city)

Then the cute little icons of them... I especially like how she felt she needed to put their names under them... like I couldn't figure out who was who? :) -- oh! you know what I just noticed (shame shame). I just noticed that Michelle doesn't have her glasses on... b/c she got her eyes fixed!

What was inside? Two lovely skeins of some new yarn at the shop, which is very soft and in BEAUTIFUL colors. They knew I had lost my so called scarf during my last trip to NYC, and got me this yarn as replacement!!

Aren't these CUTE?? I don't use straights that often, but I do on occasion. And I don't have US10s... so, these'll work in a pinch! I'm not really sure I want my cats to love my knitting... but the needles sure are adorable.

the rest of the package included my favorite Lexie Barnes pattern (little Miss Perfect) zipper bag, another pair of needles (US11s), a couple bags of my favorite Easter candy (the Cadbury mini eggs), and a bunch of homemade M&M cookies (thanks Carmen!!!)

Umm... maybe the cookies are not pictured because there are far fewer cookies now than when I unpacked. And maybe someone didn't want photographic evidence of how quickly someone might've scarfed down some cookies. Maybe.

A second box at my door was chock full of books (I can imagine no better vacation than to snuggle in my bed for a week, with a pile of books) from another friend. I can't wait to dig into the books and knit up a new 'my so called scarf'!!

And, when it rains, it pours, b/c my friend from NYC is coming up this weekend for a visit! We're gonna shop and eat and hang out and gab and shop and gab some more.

Happiness truly is.... great friends. No one could want for better friends than the ones I've got (b/c I'm also expecting a care package from the mom of the LRHM... containing Thin Mints). The only thing I could really wish for is that they lived closer!

Ok. Will update on some KNITTING content tomorrow. Front and back of Kolsva!

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Anonymous Tiffany said...

Cyn-We really do miss you! Glad this was a fun surprise!

2/28/07, 10:51 PM  
Anonymous emmie johnson said...

I am really happy for you. Its had to get good friends but when we do, happiness becomes a constant companion. The gifts are beautiful and the fact that they know you and your tastes so well is even more touching.
Peep into my blog on friendship greeting cards for some beautiful e-greeting cards and friendly tips.

3/1/07, 3:18 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ok, you do have great friends - and they have great timing!! How could you not be cheered?! Hopefully things settle down. And that can't possibly be the furbaby that is really Chaos, is it? Because I've had Chaos on a diet and he's looking positiviely svelte....

3/1/07, 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

Two hours? TWO HOURS?????
Who the heck sits through a TWO HOUR presentation? Why... I mean...
That's just Unnecessary Cruelty on the part of the... whoever assigned it to you.
Good thing you have such nice friends.
(And I hope your furbaby is feeling better.)

3/1/07, 9:16 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sooo glad you got your gift!! I was hoping it would get over to you soon. We had fun picking stuff out for you. :D
Hope your furbaby is doing better. And hope your time "off" goes wonderfully too.

3/1/07, 11:25 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Yay! I'm glad that it arrived safely! And just in time for your break too...now that's what we call good timing. I didn't even think about your break starting this week! Have fun...try to spend a little time relaxing and reading something other than school stuff! :)

3/1/07, 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Oh, those are great friends! cute knitting needles, pretty yarn, and sheep!

Hope your furbaby feels better SOON.

3/1/07, 11:52 AM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

You really do have some amazing friends. You are one lucky gal.

The Sheep Shop Yarn is very soft. It's even softer than Manos. I fondled some at a yarn shop in Canton, MA when I was home for the holidays. And the colors they had were amazing.

3/2/07, 11:07 PM  

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