Monday, October 20, 2003  
*update*- according to my latest spam email, I am now known as "maevePhoenixSnow".

Ah, Weekends

Well, let's see how I did:
  1. aran cardi
    • washer/dryer one more time (man, it takes forever to dry!)

    • wash/dry zipper

  2. dalmore
    • clean up some steeks

    • weave in some ends

  3. ribbie
    • sew side, sleeve seams (i finished 1 sleeve, 1 side seam, does that count?)

    • weave in ends

    • knit zipper facing
Yeah, not so good. But I did make pretty good progress on Frode's sleeve- just about done! And I played fiber-enabler by getting my friend K started on a baby sweater for a co-worker- first, I gave her the pattern, and then, when she commented that she wanted to start it right then, I suggested a trip to the craft store to get yarn and a needle. So we did. :) Of course, I had just been to the craft store on Friday and spent $80 on lots of picture frames for my new mexico pics (they look great!) and some yarn for a blanket for me. The only reason I didn't start on that this weekend was that I had left my needlemaster kit at work, and therefore "couldn't." That's also my excuse for my pathetic progress on my list- I couldn't finish ribbie without the needles for the zipper facings, so I pretended like I could ignore it and work on frode instead. Ah well!

I guess this "to-do" list will follow me to next friday.

On a happier note- karma. While at work on Sunday, I took a call from a woman in California who wanted to send her sister (in MD), a gift certificate to the store. Now, the owner sometimes has issues about things like this- so, rather than giving the woman the run-around (ie "not sure if we can do this, call on monday when the owner will be here, etc") I took her cc#, ran it through, wrote the note to her sister as directed, wrote out the gift certificate, put it all in an envelope, and slapped my own personal stamp on it. I put it in the mailbox as soon as I got home. My reward for deciding to go a tiny little itty bitty extra step to help this woman treat her sister to some $$ on her birthday? A little later in the day, I was tidying up the winter coat display. I often check the pockets in the coats, because sometimes people leave things like gum wrappers or something after trying them on, or there might be those "inspected by" notes or something (which I think look tacky). Imagine my surprise when I reached into the pocket of the coat I was putting back with its mates, and what should I find, but a $50 bill!! It was paperclipped to a receipt from a store in new york state. No name or anything- and the receipt was dated in early september. Now, I KNOW no one had tried on that coat either Sat or Sun, and no one had called asking about any $$ lost at the store or anything. (although someone did lose, and then recover, a $4000 diamond bracelet over the weekend) So, after asking to make sure no one had misplaced anything, I decided that my good deeds of the morning had come back. I know, karma isn't about instant rewards for good deeds, and usually nothing so blatant would EVER happen to me. But it did, and I felt like I had won the lottery. Warm fuzzies all around. Although there would have been warmer fuzziers if I had a clue who lost the $$ originally...

Speaking of warm fuzzies, Cricket made me 20 minutes late to work this morning. Well, it was acutally a conspiracy- Cricket and the down comforter (with a little help from the flannel sheets) decided that the alarm was only a SUGGESTION, and really, can't suggestions be disregarded? :) Note to self- set alarm 20 mins EARLIER from now on!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend- I'll try and take some pics tonight... ummmm... I guess that would be before choir! ;)

ignorantia juris non excusat
"ignorance of the law does not excuse"


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