Burpin' Into '09
I have a tummy ache. It's been hanging around for the last three weeks. This always happens when I start a new job because starting a new job stresses me out. A lot. Especially when my recruiter has failed to mention prior to me starting the job, that half the job involves working on a Mac. I do not know Mr. Mac, I know Mr. PC. In the last three weeks I have come to realize that Mr. Mac is one hot little number and a lot of fun to use but still ... his Command button confuses me. I am an old person and let me tell you, it's not easy to switch between two computers on your desk a million times a day. It's making me burp.
Which is what happens when I get stressed and my little intestines get all knotted up. I've probably set a new burping record over the last two days. So today I went and bought some peppermint oil capsules because I read on the innertubes that peppermint oil will help with the burping. Which is all well and good except now (and I apologize if this is too much information) when I use the facilities my bathroom smells like a candy cane. Festive, no? Shall we move on?
Look what I got in the mail! I'm not usually much of a swapper but I'm in this Journal Writers group on Ravelry and someone organized a "journal swap." I cannot resist the lure of new stationery. And clearly I scored big time with my partner. Not only did I get a lovely new journal, but I also received "Writing Down The Bones" by Natalie Goldberg which is one of my all time favorite books. I lent my original copy to someone else and never got it back so this is beyond fabulous. I also got some tea, some little chocolates in a tin, a skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, a copy of the "Fetching" pattern, DPN's to knit said pattern with AND a cable needle. Talk about overwhelming! I may have actually neglected to burp for a whole five minutes.