Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Gift

Yesterday, I was cranky, cranky, cranky, cranky.  The contract job is ending and who knows when the next job may come.  My house is a mess, but my back isn't amused by the idea of cleaning, particularly not cleaning out closets.  My vacuum is broken and my taxes need to be done.  Last night was the meeting of my mystery readers' group and I realized I had read two books--two books for me who used to read 20 books in a month.   Nope, I was NOT in a good mood.

Then....I opened my front door and found a box.  A large box.  A large box from one of my on-line friends and crochet buddies.  And in that box was yarn; lovely, lovely yarn.  There's rich dark purple, and magenta, and burgundy, and gold, and ombres, and lovely greys and heathers and white--one can always use white.  Even more wonderful than the yarn, however, was knowing my friend had thought of me and knew how much I would love this.   That was the greatest gift of all.


  1. What a lovely, thoughtful gift! You are very lucky to have such a good friend.

  2. I am, indeed. It was such a wonderful surprise and arrived just when I needed that virtual hug.

  3. what a good friend! And one who knows you well. I hope the job situation improves very soon
    I have been cranky too. I fell a week go and broke my right shoulder. And, I am,of course, right-handed so there is very little I can do. Incloding reading...And my niece is having her first baby so I have baby blankets and things to knit...Argh!!! :)

  4. She is, indeed. Thank you, Eileen.

    I am so sorry about your shoulder. I can't even imagine what a literal and figurative pain that would be; especially your writing hand. You have much more a right to be cranky than I did. Take care of yourself and I'll hope you heal well and quickly.