Back at work and a bit grumpy on Monday but things were looking up when I got home 'cos the postman had left a note to say that there was a parcel waiting for me at the sorting office. Perhaps this was my birthday present from Ro, which she had posted (first class) the previous Tuesday. Unfortunately I wouldn't find out until later on in the week, as I was back driving Tuesday and Wednesday, so not able to go to pick it up.
Finally got to the sorting office at seven o'clock sharp when it opened on Thursday morning and picked the parcel up. Yup it was definitely from Ro. Couldn't wait to get it home and open it and was overjoyed to discover that it was a swift. I've been wanting one for ages but hadn't found one. From what she'd told me about the size of the parcel I'd sort of guessed what it might be, but didn't want to be too definite in case I was disappointed. Should have known better, she's truly ace at buying the present that you want.
After phoning to say thanks I set it up and used it to wind a skein of "Cherry Tree Hill Supersock" Fall Foliage into a ball before work. Performs to perfection.
My run this week was quite quiet which was nice. The only problems were the A38 being closed due to an accident, so I got stuck at a drop for longer than I should have been. But I took advantage of the delay to have a delicious bowl of homemade soup in their cafe.
The following day I boobed somewhat by delivering an order to the wrong customer. This wouldn't have been too much of a problem, except the place I delivered it to the customer is never there so I just leave it on the doorstep. Half way through unloading it I thought "I'm sure she doesn't usually buy this much soya milk!"
sound of penny dropping. Checks invoice, sure enough I'm in the wrong place. Load it back onto the truck and start again! Ooops! Finally found the RIGHT customer and delivered it. Talk about a blonde moment!!
I (unselfishly) volunteered to go into work this afternoon (on my day off!) to help out in stock control as it's the month end and so always very busy. When I got there discovered they didn't actually need me, so ended up picking in the warehouse instead. This was quite nice for a change, don't get to do it very often nowadays so it makes a change. Besides, the way the weather was today once I was out of bed being at work was as good as anywhere else, particularly as I couldn't see outdoors. Gawd wasn't it horrible ?
When I got home there was a padded envelope waiting for me containing the following...
50% Llama 50% wool, a birthday present from Ling. Isn't it lovely? I assume that she bought it in the US whilst on her holiday. Anyway I was so very pleased. I'm thinking of a Woolywormhead hat, but not sure which one yet.
The knitting blogosphere is certainly full of lovely generous people. Thank you Ling for being so kind and thoughtful.