Thursday, September 11, 2008

so many things to share (or umm, yes.)

I wondered what the parcel delivery slip was for when I saw it on the table. "Oh," I thought, "Someone's swap soaps must not have fit in the mailbox." Imagine my surprise when I picked up a big box (still not sure why it was such a big box) with a customs declaration of 'calendar'.
"Oh YEAH!"
I flipped through to September 15 and found my inchworm! I'm famous! I didn't bother to mention this whole thing when I was asked about it, just in case nothing came of it. Meg from Cute Overload contacted me several months ago and asked if I would like my photos of Inchy McIncherson, originally posted here, included in the Cute Overload Page-a-day calendar for 2009. Umm, yes. Pretty exciting.
I'm also tickled pink every time I use my new mesh produce bags. I whipped them out at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, and the cashier at the grocery store was asking me about them today. Adam laughed at me today when I picked up two avocados. I asked him what was so funny and he asked "Are you just getting two so you have a reason to use the bag?" Umm, yes.
Hmph. Do you know what this is? It's my Black and Decker bread machine, which is one of my most used wedding gifts. Love it, use it regularly. But do you know where it is? On my counter. In the place where my Kitchen Aid should be. Yup, I managed to get not one expensive dud, but two. I seriously think that someone's out to get me with sub-par products. Remember the Mac we bought? It's working like a dream now and we didn't lose any data. The problem was that Macs aren't supposed to have problems, and mine did! And neither are Kitchen Aids. But mine started making a high pitched whiny awful sound while stirring. And now it does it every time, and not intermittently. So after a long saga, they sent me a mailing label and my machine is somewhere between here and Ontario. I really, really hope that they just send me a new one so I'm not wondering when it's going to start falling apart. Hopefully I'll have one again soon!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post before tomorrow at, oh, let's say one o'clock Atlantic time. ("At the start of the long dash following ten second silence, the time will be one o'clock Atlantic Time." Thanks, Olga!) I'll have the random number generator choose a winner of that gorgeous Burberry scarf when I get home from work. And I'll also post the next giveaway item - it's a good one, too. Happy Thursday!


Anonymous said...

That is so very cool about your inchworm photo being in the calendar! And it's the cutest inchworm (I'd never think of taking a picture of one).

My bread machine is one of my favorite appliances too, second only in line to...uh, dare I say it? Kitchen Aid mixer. :}

Andrea said...

Okay so I totally sympathize with you on the "duds" issue. Usually the same happens to me! It's almost a guarantee that if I buy anything that requires assembly, inevitably there'll be a piece missing! It's frustrated me more than once, let me tell you!!!

Goatmeal_Crisp said...

Woo, that's super cool about Cute Overload!

allison said...

Good job, you! Can I claim the 'extra points' by guessing the book is P&P?
I laughed at the justification of the avacados :o) One of the recipies I blogged makes me happy b/c I can use many of my gadgets!