I had two very special surprises this week. The first was a package in the mail from the wonderful Ellen. The very funny, very wonderful and very, very caring Ellen had a giveaway and I was runner up! I was totally shocked because I missed her post about the winner and of course about the runner up. So I opened the package and squealed with delight. I mean how beautiful is this yarn?
Do you see wonderful possibilities here? I do. Thank you so much Ellen and your random generator for picking my name and sending me this surprise gift/win in the mail. By the way Ellen bought this yarn a while back when visiting her Mother in Hawaii, doesn't that make it all the more special? I mean yarn from Hawaii, wow! Pop in and visit my dear friend at her blog The Ellen Report and see her gorgeous knitting, her gorgeous family and her gorgeous sense of humor.
Surprise two was a wonderful breakfast today with my dear friend Holly. Holly's son was so ill over Christmas with kidney issues. The miracle of his recovery is just amazing. He is a wonderful young man and I am so thrilled for him, and of course his whole family, that he is back at school, catching up and receiving great marks on all of his kidney function tests. Holly and I usually give each other a little gift at Christmas. She got boring dishcloths and soap from me, and she gave me this. Isn't is wonderful? It is decorative ribbon or twine on this spool which I guarantee you is going to hold beautiful cakes of yarn I make with my yarn winder. Can't you just see this displayed on my table while I knit or crochet? I love it. I am not wasting this beautiful red on bows for packages, maybe a beautiful, simple doily for my table. Any suggestions anyone?
My tomatoes yesterday.
My tomatoes today. I think they are almost ready to pick. I happened to get this plant a while back and thought it would be fun to try and grow some tomatoes. I plopped it in a pot and just watered it when I remembered. I never thought I would actually have a real tomato to eat from it. Now I am not a real city girl, I have flowers not have plants that actually produce real things to eat. I sound like I am in first grade I know but I am pretty excited. Maybe a bacon (turkey bacon of course) lettuce and tomato sandwich is in store for me tomorrow. Yum!
Look what I found at the store today, Mickey Mouse underpants!!! Now we are no where near ready to train Little Buddy although he is at the perfect age. He is a boy first of all and he has cerebral palsy which is a double whammy. We talk about it all the time, read about it and I have him sit on the potty which he shows absolutely no interest in. In fact he has told me on several occasions he likes to poop in his diaper, I think this is going to be a long process for us. He loves Mickey Mouse so these just might be incentive!
Have a great weekend.