- had two organic vegan TOASTER WAFFLES for breakfast with organic maple syrup (words can barely express my feelings about this) with a cup of white tea
- wished my boyfriend / partner/ whatnot a happy birthday
- did not give him the socks, but he's tried one on already (appropriate expression of appreciation on his face)
- drank two cups of green tea
- ate a very small banana for Second Breakfast
- had two bean and rice burritos for lunch
- am obssessing over Conrad Veidt
Everything about this package is perfect. My SP8 must have bizarre psychic powers, because usually it is so hard to find a gift for me that relatives just give me money instead. She sent me a tin of crystallized ginger (I didn't even know I liked this, but the tin is already half empty), a bar of bittersweet dark chocolate (also half gone), a skein of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn in a deep red/black colorway, and two sets of 3.00 mm dpns.
I am especially happy to see the dpns. The past week has been filled with anguish over 3.00 mm dpns*, since that is the size my boyfriend/ partner/ whatnot's socks are begin knit up on, and I gave my aluminum 3.00 mm's to Wenders in a fit of loathing. (Loathing the aluminum, not Wenders. I suppose if she didn't like aluminum dpns, it might be a mean thing to do.) That left me with one set of 3.00 bamboo dpns. Which means I could not cast on more socks on 3.00 mm dpns, and I dearly wanted to. Now I have more socks on 3.00 mm dpns and my boyfriend/ partner/ whatnot's socks are... well, not going as fast as before.
I have never used Cherry Tree Hill yarn, but it looks good, and it feels good. I have put it in my sock queue and may be able to knit something up with it some time in 2010. Maybe even 2009. (Don't ask me how many socks I have planned, or on the needles: you don't want to know.)
I get a kick out of little things, so I spent as much time being excited by the chocolate tissue paper as anything else. Where does one get chocolate tissue paper? I am keeping this stuff. I can also use the ginger tin to hold buttons. I don't mind ginger-smelling buttons at all. The card was knifty and the box amused me. I'm going to reuse the box**, so I can't tell you why it was funny just yet.
So, Saturday was a striking contrast to Friday's moodiness and self-doubt, even though it began with a 20 min. walk/jog well before 7 am. I am terribly out of shape. I thought the walk/jog would turn my entire day into a wasteland of fatigue and crankiness, but that wasn't the case. I had more energy for the rest of the day, and since I got up so early, I had a lot of day.
- had toaster waffles for breakfast with tea
- ate baked tater tots for Second Breakfast
- made seaweed salad and ate quite a bit of it
- ate some regular salad, too
- had a tofu dog on bread for lunch
- ate a bean and rice burrito
- dug into the chocolate and the ginger
- drank a lot of tea
- read Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
*The spell checker tried to make "dpn" be "doping". Heh. That's one perspective.**Am I cheap? Thrifty? Pragmatic? I like to think pragmatic. And the box is funny.
I see this circle bicycle everywhere lately. Well, everywhere I go, which isn't far, since I don't drive. All I can think is that they're selling rides on this around Fanueil Hall, because it's hard enough to get that many friends together for a drink, much a less a spin around the block in downtown Boston traffic on a bike.