On the Generosity of Bloggers
Now that that's out of the way: wow. Seriously. I got two packages delivered on Friday: one from Mrspao and one from Chris. Chris sent me a HUGE package for our Easter Yarn Swap project - yarn, music, knitting murder mystery books, chocolate, more chocolate, Burt's Bees cuticle stuff.....it was just incredible. I can't believe how generous you've been, Chris!!
The other package from mrspao contained two picture books (Six Dinner Sid is my new hero), chocolate (not actually in existence any more - *burp*) and three pink packages that I was forbidden to open until this morning. You have NO IDEA how hard it was to wait. I got a rose bath milk (which smells just divine), and two unbelievably pretty skeins of sock yarn.
I will photograph and post all of this bounty tomorrow - I'm still recovering from our weekend away, and there is a LOT of loot to be captured on camera!
The weekend away was lovely - lots of girl time with K, who is just gorgeous and who would look even more gorgeous with that tattoo we were talking about - a facial and massage, breakfasts, and a long delicious (slightly) drunken dinner at Lake House restaurant. K taught me to play Mahjong. I am HOOKED. I'm going looking for a set for myself this week!
I also needed recovery time from Friday - some lovely person bought me a beer at lunch, so I was all warm and fuzzy, and then my departing colleague and I went into our staff breakout area and I tasted absinthe for the first time. We had no water, sugar, etc, and the only glasses we could find were polystyrene cups. I loved it, it was amazing! Doing shots of absinthe in the staff lunch lounge on a Friday afternoon will be a treasured memory. Course, that meant I was fairly mellow for the long drive up to Daylesford.....
Good thing for the day: It's my birthday! Wooooo! Dave gave me a Nightmare Before Christmas watch and is currently out buying ingredients so he can make me my favourite breakfast.
Bad thing for the day: I wish I had the photos ready to show you the amazing gifts I've received - I just can't get across to you what beautiful presents I got, and how lucky and happy and loved it made me feel!