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Friday, January 02, 2009

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.


  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger yarnpiggy said…

    "Now...when I use the facilities my bathroom smells like a candy cane."

    Easily the best line I've read on anyone's blog in a fair while. :-)

    Don't worry; you'll get the hang of Mr. Mac!

  • At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Agatha's Gran said…

    Dear Peppermint Patty!

    I get Mac, I don't get PC. Maybe we can trade brain matter.

  • At 12:28 AM, Blogger trek said…

    You did score with your swap spoiler! Cashmerino...sigh...

    Hope the gastritis calms down post-haste.

    Happy New Year, April!

  • At 6:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There are a couple of people that I work with who could certainly use some of that peppermint oil (not for their burping either)!

    Great swap package you've got there.

  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger Cookie said…

    Lovely swap package!

    Ginger might help calm your tummy, honey, and shouldn't follow you throughout your day like the peppermint oil.

  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    The best thing to do in a Mac transition is to relax and let it do the work for you. It wants to. It does not want you to push lots of buttons and burp. It just *does* stuff...

    I thought I recognized that book! I found my copy in a used bookstore a year or two ago and keep it close to hand. Have you ever tried The Observation Deck? Lots of good mental exercises in that one!

  • At 12:18 PM, Blogger Opal said…

    i love to journal and that swap package made me green. :) the book sounds fantastic! i added it to my amazon cart. thanks for the heads up!

  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger DXOX said…

    Hi April,
    I am so sorry you aren't well. I do hope it is getting better. Could you please PM on Raverly to let me know how you are doing?
    All the Chicklets our worried about you too!XOX

  • At 9:33 PM, Blogger Leslie said…

    Hey April, sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. How are you doing on the Moleskine Round Robin. We hadn't heard lately. Hope you are feel better soonest. Take care of you.


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