Lest you think from my last post that my MIL is some sort of Dragon Lady, please let me reiterate that I really do love her dearly. She is an awesome woman, having single-handedly raised two exemplary sons after the death of her husband; she has been our biggest cheerleader & support system (we had our wedding in her living room & lived with her for the first year of our marriage) as well as the best Grandma to all the children (Sam is the only biological grandkid); we are also great friends, with many common interests & taste in most everything. And while she now has two beautiful, accomplished, & witty daughters-in-law, I am assured that I’m not only the smartest (I mean, really- four children in eight years- figure it out already), I’m the favorite J
We have been keeping the postman rather busy the past couple of weeks; he has worn a faint path to our door delivering an assortment of goodies. Let’s take a look at a few treasures:
This is the package I received from the “Simply Pampered” swap- it was a little late, but worth the wait (the chocolate biscotti was wiped out before I could get a photo)
This one is from the “Mystery Box- Aim for Hearts” swap- this girl went with the less obvious craft support & sent a lovely assortment crafting goodies- I already have a plan for the red-to-pink fat quarters assortment & that gold trimmed pink ribbon will be a great addition to my new hat.
The prize goes to Knitting Diva for the incredible package she sent for the “Small Project Knit Kit” swap; she sent something to indulge all my hobbies & a few extras! Aren't those stitch markers the cutest? I think this shawl is going to be my next project- just portable enough to take with me to BC.
Then of course is the new baby- my Canon PowerShot A570IS; it came with four manuals, along with the software, so I should be busy for a bit finding out all the cool things I can do.
These were not an indulgence; I have needed sandals for ages. It seems like every time I went shopping for some, I ended up with dark brown (I have 3 pairs right now, but only one set is presentable)
Sadly, the only thing that hasn’t arrived in the mail yet is the one I need most:
I realize that the regulations have been relaxed until the first of the year, but I’m going to have to scramble around to find all the other documentation & paperwork if my passport doesn’t arrive before the 19th.
Well, I'm off to bed now; Chris wants to get up early to watch the balloons take off at the park. We have lived here since 1995 & every year, he says he wants to go; when the alarm goes off at 5:30 on his day off, he always seems to change his mind. Go figure.
You all have a wonderful Independence Day & fire off some preferably legal fireworks in our honor; with no rain in over 3 months, pretty much every display is going to be a no-go around here. We will be observing the day by hanging our flag, watching the parade downtown, then feasting on burgers, corn on the cob, & ice cold watermelon. Tough life we have here in the great old USA!