Friday, December 29, 2006

Where Do I Begin?

Here I go again - wondering where the time is gone - how could it be that I posted on December 18 and not since? Hmm, must have something to do with Christmas!

Canada Post has continued to annoy me - we ordered a Nintendo DS for our daughter on December 21, paid for Priority Courier to have it delivered on December 23 and where did I come home to find it. Blowing in the breeze at the end of our driveway attached to our mailbox for all the world to see! Now I have no idea if a signature was required or not, but I do know that we have lock boxes available across the road and in fact, no longer have rural delivery because it's too dangerous for the mail delivery person. I will tell you what's dangerous, being anywhere near the road when that mail person is driving by - when she was delivering to our boxes at the end of the driveway, she had worn a rut in the road right by the post that holds the box. You know why? Because she screeched up to it every day and spun her tires pulling out! Thankfully, no one took the bag and Emma was thrilled with her DS.

I love online shopping - not just because I have an online shop but because it's so convenient and so stress free. These DS game systems were a hot item and I got it in my head at the last minute that Emma should have one. Probably because she wrote it on her Santa list. I went to Best Buy, Future Shop, Walmart, Zellers - sold out everywhere and especially the pink ones. Everyone said I would never get a pink one. So I come home, search online and find a lovely pink one at Amazon.ca - clickity, click, click - it's on the way and I'm relaxed, drinking tea, and contemplating what to make for dinner - not dealing with grumpy sales people who can't stand their jobs! Hurray for online shopping!

Christmas passed without a hitch - my first turkey was a success - can you believe that? 46 and never cooked a turkey! I can cook and I think I can cook pretty well but for some reason a turkey just seemed too overwhelming! Everyone loved their knitted gifts - Grandma especially loved the scarf -phew! I gave socks to one relative and she opened the box and said, cute! Cute? What kind of word is cute to describe Claudian Handpainted home made, 1,000,000,000 stitch socks? Guess what? Off my knitted gift list - NOT an appropriate response for a knitted gift! In fact, I have come to the conclusion that the only people worthy of hand knitting are other knitters - who else can understand what goes into a pair of socks? Next year - I'm only knitting for my knitting friends!

No knitting pictures - but I am going to cast on a big, comfy Debbie Bliss cabled cardigan in cashmerino chunky! And....my resolution for 2007 is to at least blog every other day - every day would be good - but let's be realistic!

5 comments:

Monika said...

I'm very fond of online shopping myself. We were looking for a special gift for my husband, and went from store to store, all out of stock. We went home and ordered it online. Next time I'll skip the first step altogether!
Congrats on your turkey! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Connie I totally understand your frustration with your mail person. Unfortunately the parcel I ordered online and paid extra for has apparently been "lost" and my daughter was very disappointed, especially since this gift could have been found at HMV. Oh well. Have you seen the new Fleece Artist yarn for socks called Nova Socks. It is to die for.
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Connie I totally understand your frustration with your mail person. Unfortunately the parcel I ordered online and paid extra for has apparently been "lost" and my daughter was very disappointed, especially since this gift could have been found at HMV. Oh well. Have you seen the new Fleece Artist yarn for socks called Nova Socks. It is to die for.
Sharon

Michelle said...

Connie, I totally agree with you knitting only for knitters. I made 2 pairs of slippers for my grandmother, and a scarf for my grandfather. They glanced at it, mumbled a thank you, and put it aside. I went back to visit the other day, and the boxes were still on the floor where they left them! Next year, I'm only knitting for myself, and maybe for my mom if she's a good girl!

Helen said...

Well done and congrats on cooking the perfect turkey. My parents live on a farm just north of Albany in the south west of Western Australia, where I am holidaying at the moment and their mail lady is very unreliable too. Delivered the freebie papers, but not the cards on the Friday before Christmas. Since Aust Post contracted this service out they have had nothing but problems.
Glad to hear your grandmother loved her scarf.