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.
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