Sunday, January 01, 2006

Spoiled brat reporting in

Spoiled I tell you! Spoiled. The brat part comes in because poor Jenn is trying to clean the house and I so far have played computer games, slept, and knit. And now I'm blogging. Anyhoo, this is going down as one of the best Xmases in history; however, very bittersweet because it was my sister's last visit with us for quite awhile since she left today to Sudan for a year to be the amazing person she is and work with MSF. I have a journal that I write her letters in and when it's full I'm going to mail it to her. It's from this line called Yellow Bus that puts out all these crazy messed up translation journals and notebooks with these cozy bears and kitties who knit. So yes, spoiled. I have a lot of things I want to blog about but I'm going to save them for later. Hopefully get one more blog in before I have to start classes (nnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooonononono) and I do want to give my blog a little of a makeover, just cause it's been over a year now and things need to change (bloom county fans dispute this but it's true). So today I'm just going to notch down my haul and pay tributes to the people that made it possible. Did that make sense? Notch down? I just wrote it without thinking and yeah. Hm. And here they are, in no order, Leone's prezzies galore (Xmas and Birthday combined).
  • The Complete Calvin and Hobbes! I kinda lost it when I saw this. I mean, can you, can you honestly get any cooler than this? I still get heart palpatations when I see it on my dresser. It's so revered that I'm not putting it on my bookshelf. It know stands beside my knitting needles. (Angels singing inserted here)
  • Bubble bath from lush, a future plant, and chocolate was a kooky wonderful gift from Adrienne
  • A wonderfully soft red houserobe that I am wearing right now cause it's wonderful (after recieving it and leaving home, I think I spent more time in it than regular clothing, in fact, we have these wonderful family photos where everyone is dressed and pretty and I'm in my robe. heh)
  • My friend Kayla continued her tradition of beautiful unique gifts in giving me a wonderfully esquisite blown glass ornament in the shape of... CAAAANDY!
  • My Aunt Shirley got me the most amazing mohair yarn from New Zealand (seriously, you can't get it here, it was bought in NZ) and it's all different shades of purples and blues.
  • I had two new bears to bring home with me! Mosiac is a purple dragon from Sheena, and Rupi is a handmade knitted bear from Jodi. Mosiac would like me to mention that the link is just to show off what his breathen looks like, but that he is not defined by the 'poem' nor the site, and neither are his siblings. Bear solidarity! He's also a lot cuter than the picture.
  • Julia and Jason got me tonnes of stuff in the above mentioned yellow bus line. I have a little money bank that doesn't open, two booklets, and a day planner, plus a sketchbook that has kitties all over it, a stamp set of little kitty stamps which if I ever get my thank you cards (read: belated christmas cards) out those stamps will be on them, a pencil bag, a pirate girl postcard, and (trumpets here).... a kalidoscope! I love it. It is inspiring me to knit fair isle but I really am not allowed to get any more yarn. All of this also came in a box covered in hearts and sparkles that reads 'Sweet Love: It's right out of something from a fairy tale. A terribly exciting and a scary tale'. Heh, I love messed up translations.
  • this purse which I love and is now my official sidekick. Um, I don't think that site is where Julia and Jason got it from though. Which makes it even cooler.
  • My grandparents got me special shampoo and conditioner for curly hair, which combined with the frizz ease Santa got for me in my stocking and the haircut I got, means my hair is actually presentable! Whee!
  • Jenn got me loads of fun stuff like a beautiful vase that hangs on the wall that the cats are already trying to kill, fused glass earrings, and hand spun hand dyed wool from Darlene which I profused my love to repeatedly last month. I don't know what I'm going to make out of it yet. I'm thinking a triangle shawl or a very wide lace scarf. I love it like caaaandy.
  • I also got lots of bamboo knitting needles from my family and Jodi, and more yarn from my family, maggi's tweed (it's the blue one) and soooo soft galaxy yarn 'star' as well .
  • An abstract painting from my newly engaged Katima-friend John, who is, if you are wondering, engaged to Vero, who is another Katima-friend, they were both in my group, which, again, if you are wondering, makes two couples out of a group of ten. Who knew? I'm so happy for them, they are seriously the most cutest, random couple ever.
  • A beautiful framed photo of my friends and I from Sheena from the summer when all four of us managed to be in the same place at the same time and entertained people with our conversations at bean scene.
  • I also got a gift certificate to reitmans (santa i think) and to coles (my aunt and uncle and cousins)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Mmmm.... Angelina Jolie.......... Yes, so thanks to Jim for sending that to me, we watched it and everyone agreed to was a good movie. I'm hoping to blog my thoughts of it soon. I have some deep thoughts about that movie. Also some diry ones, but I won't blog about those. My mom reads this people!
Goodness gracious spoiled indeed! And while I've been blogging, I think Jenn did the dishes again. crap. So I hope I got everything because if I forgot someone I am sooooo sorry! But I don't think I did. I hope I didn't. I loved everything I got and everyone spoiled me unmercilessly (is that a word?) but Wheeeeeeeee for Xmas and a meh for new years because well, I dunno, but I was in the bath when new years happened. And while looking up links to stuff I found this article which is an interesting read. Good night everyone!

1 comment:

The Bears said...

Helloo New Bears! Welcome Mosaic and Rupi!

*much waving of Bears*

Jim is going to be there next Wednesdoo, but we're not sure yet which Bears are going to go with him. We are really looking forwoo to meeting Mosaic and Rupi. And to seeing you and Spike and Chuck and Jenn and Lester and Joe.

OK Bye