Friday, August 18, 2006

Anticipation.................

Edit: I hate Mr. Postman. I really really do. My apologies to Posties everywhere.


Anyone who knows me knows that I really hate to wait. Like at Christmas, for example-I hate to wait! I always try to get just one thing opened-like, maybe my stocking, or something already under the tree(not from Santa-after all-we have an 8 year old believer!) And I usually get shot down. And now- I am waiting for my KSKSwap (the Knit Sock Kit Swap) to arrive. I sent my kit out early-had a riot doing it. And the one who is giving to me-she writes wonderful emails (I look forward to hearing from her), has given me some hints (like she has sent FLORIDA in the package? All I can think is that there is some sand in it!), and emailed me to say she sent the package on Monday. Air mail. Thinks it would take 4 or 5 days. OH THE AGONY. I thought maybe yesterday- I flew out of the house, to our mega box set up, hands shaking in anticipation, sweat on my upper lip, oh my oh my,.......and......and.......and........uh, no. Now, our regular mail carrier is on holiday this week, so the replacement doesn't come at the expected times. (yet another stress). So I will go through it all again today. And probably next week as well (we do not get weekend mail-I guess some Americans do?)
In the meantime, I have other things to occupy me-like the Funky Scarf Swap. I have gotten some hints from the person I am giving to-and now I have to narrow down my ideas (I have two very clear, strong ideas, and one sort of there idea). Tell me-dear readers- what would you want to get if you were going to get a funky scarf? More of a winter thing to brighten up the season? Or a decorative "inside the house" piece? Or a piece of art type? Any strong ideas of something you would love to get? Help me out here! Keep my mind off chasing the mailman in his cute little truck down the street!!!!!(Now there's a picture for you!)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

as your scarf maker i would say a warm winter scarf thats arty too...but i know that doesn't help. :) can't wait to start your scarf.

DianeS said...

I'll vote for a warm winter arty type scarf, too. Around our neck of the woods (yes that was on purpose), winter lasts a long, long time!

Oh, and the waiting for the mailman thing...me too! My KSKS is in the mail also (and I've also gotten tantalizing emails).

Samantha said...

Ugh - I hate waiting too. The postal service usually isn't too bad, but when they give you that transaction number and then tease you by saying it's at the same postal outlet for three days and it seems like for.ever. ... Anyway, I hope your stuff gets to you soon.

Becky said...

Well surely the postman will bring the box MONDAY! ugh.... Monday isn't a holiday there is it??

Rhonda said...

This postie says "It's not our fault", sometimes it's held up at customs. (for weeks) I've had a lady stalking me all week looking for her income tax cheque. They're the worst. ARGGGGGG! Hope you get it soon.

Anonymous said...

Its only slow because they have to sort it and send it to other post offices than they sort it

it really isnt their fault