Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Roller Coaster

GB and I couldn't sleep this morning... neither of us... don't know why... we tossed and turned, then went out and sat in front of the tv, then tried the bed again, and at around five I officially gave up for good and went back to the living room and knit for a little and then played Sims (I really want the Makin' Magic bonus pack - there's a spinning wheel!).

There was a notice in the mail last night that a package too big for the box (really, I'm surprised the mailman from hell didn't just take it to a wood chipper and get it down to size that way) so we'd have to pick it up from the post office. It's my birthday present - a WOOLEE WINDER!!! What fantastic husband I have... easy on the eyes and a fiber enabler to boot!

So after a sleepless morning, it was off to the post office for me. I had my slip in hand, and got to the window to ask for the package.
They needed ID. Sure, here you go.

You know, these names don't match. Yes, I was actually aware of not only my own name, but also the name of my husband. I'm quite intelligent in that way, being able to remember the names of, many times, even more than two family members at once. I didn't change my last name when I was married, so instead of Mrs. GB, I am still Miss SP.

Hoping it would make a difference, I said it's my birthday gift from my husband, can I get it please? in as plaintive a tone as possible. (I do have ID with matching address, and the package wasn't sent in a way that meant GB himself had to sign for it)

Big Harumph from the woman at the window, who went back to get the package anyway. She came back out and said "Oh, yeah, well, if it's for you, why is his name on it???" in a tone that made it very clear she felt she'd cracked the greatest case in the 21st century.

Can you believe that I did not bonk her over the head with the box? I didn't even make a snide comment. I was SO well behaved.
Good Job
I headed from there onto the A.C. Moore in Glen Burnie. A rumor said they were looking for a knitting teacher, and I'm looking for some knitting teaching gigs. So... I got it! I'm now a professional knitting teacher, starting in January. Three times a week, I'll be doing two hour classes! It's a start, right? I'm thrilled with the news, and really looking forward to it.
Then traffic was miserable, and AC was in a pissy mood when I got here (causing me to remind myself, Better a Cold Shoulder than a Hairy Ass)... it's really been an up-and-down day... but there's a Woolee Winder waiting in my car to play with tonight, so it'll at least end well....


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Congratulations on the teaching gig !!! I'm very proud of you!


1:30 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

What a sweet GB you have! (Like we didn't know that already. ;)

And Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great day and have fun with your Woolee Winder.

Congratulations on the teaching gig. It's a big deal, and I'm glad it's happening to (and for) you.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the world's best mail carrier, so I don't usually have to go to the post office for much, but if you want to see stressed out postal employees... order 150 chicks by mail. Every time we order poultry I call the post office to tell them that we want to pick them up when they arrive (like at 4-5am) so that they're not compromised by drafts or whatnot. Everytime the person on the phone will tell me that I won't be able to pick them up til the post office opens. Without fail I'll receive a frantic phone call from the post office (around 4-5am)telling me to PLEASE!! come pick the birds up immediately!! Have you ever heard 150 baby poultry cheeping and peeping and chirping in a concrete building? It's deafening!

Congrats on the teaching job! I'm sure you'll enjoy it! Have fun with the Woolee Winder!!


4:37 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

Congrats on the present and the job. A husband who knows how to give good presents - what could be better? :)

7:54 PM  
Blogger caramelknits said...

Yippee! That is so exciting! Knitting and pay all rolled into one! Wow!

Can't wait to hear how the teacher does on the first day of class!

PS- Thanks for offering to help me on the Flower basket Shawl. :)

1:44 AM  
Blogger Kim in Oregon said...

Congrats on the teaching job, and on the WooLee Winder. Hope both are big successes!

4:44 PM  

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