Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Birthday Spoiling

Okay so I mentioned that I am spoiled. Here is what I got for my birthday:
From my boyfriend:
-A jumbo box of honey nut cheerios, lol I love them.
-A sewing box, complete with everything I could imagine I would need inside it.
-knitter Almanac (book), has some really neat vintage style patterns including some mitts that I love and can't wait to make.
-Knitting Little Luxuries, Louisa harding.(book)
- 2 skeins of Lorna's wool/silk blend in Blackberry, and a skein of O'wool organic in a really nice green colour(which he also got me a fingerless mitt pattern to go with),
- a gorgeous topaz/diamond necklace which I am wearing right now and put it on as soon as I saw it!

From my boyfriend's parents:
-A handheld Singer sewer, very cool and will come in handy! (especially with the sock dolls)
-Little box of scarves, pattern cards for lots of scarves.
-A really cute tea pot/cut and saucer set with kitties on it.
-Twinings ginger lemon tea to go with the tea pot.

whew, yeah, I really am so spoiled!! :D And I love it!!
Ahhh, finally a breath of cooler air. Still humid, mind you, but definetly cooler. So, Its my bday. I'm 25! I finally feel like an adult. I am no longer early 20's...dead smack in MID 20's. It feels a bit weird really. Can't wait to see what my boyfriend got me for gifts. He always spoils me rotten. He usually goes way overboard with gifts, but I guess I can't really complain! :) I got off work early today. They gave me first dibs on getting off early since its my bday. I thought that was quite nice of them. :)

An odd customer service edicate tip: when you call for customer service, don't interrupt the rep's introduction(it is part of our quality to introduce the company and ourselves, and you are just going to ask our name again anyway!) its a bit annoying. And, its also kind of annoying to get calls from people who 'need/want out help" but then put us on hold. Calls are timed and also count toward our overall quality scores which in the end lead to raises, or non-raises, hopefully raises. There are alot of things that annoy me about working in a call centre. For now, its good pay and an okay job, but wow, some people!! I'll tell you more about it as I come across things that are worth sharing.

My treasure swap partner and I have been messaging back and forth. Its quite fun to get in touch with a somewhat random person(complete stranger) and learn about them and who they are. It seems we have some things in common. Of course we are knitters so we have that in common. But there are several other things as well that are similar.

k, well, I'll fill you in on the gifties later and let you know how the day went.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Daily Rant

So, this is probably going to end up being a rant about my daily life. I hope I don't come off as a pesimistic person, I definetly am not. I just need a venting medium. I thought this wasn't such a bad option.

The weather here this summer has been a bit crazy. We have had repeated thunder storms. I can't remember a time when we had more thunder storms this close together. Also, it's so humid. It will rain, the sun will come out for an hour, evaporate all the rain so it's muggy and then it rains again. Quite disgusting and makes me feel like doing absolutely nothing. It's actually pouring outside right now. Rain comes in the windows but its too warm to close the windows. So, I leave them open.

We've been leaving the patio door open so the kitties can go chill on the balcony since its soo hot in the apartment. You can tell when it starts to rain 'cause the cats all come inside pretty quickly.

Hmm, I had lots on my mind while I was eating supper, but seem to have lost most of what I wanted to say. Oh, I just joined a swap!! Its a treasure swap! This will be my first swap ever and I am quite excited about it. It's going to be like Christmas when I get the parcel.

My vacation is coming up in a few weeks. I am not really planing on doing anything spectacular. Maybe, more than likely, finish some knitting projects. And probably star half a dozen more. I keep seeing things I want to make. I always finish my projects eventually though. I have only been knitting for 9 months so I don't know how long that will remain true. :)

My 25th Birthday is tomorrow. I have asked for knitting stuff so I am pretty excited for that as well. I can't remember the last time I was so excited for my birthday. I am going to be celebrating with friends and family on Saturday though. It will be a good time if everything goes as planned.

I've been trying to find a good site online to order some personallized garment labels to put on knitted gifts, tags with a special message and washing instruction. I haven't decided on one specific company yet, to do the job. I just need the tags by Christmas!

Hmm, well this looks like enough mish mash for now. Maybe my brain will be clearer tomorrow!