A Little Spoiled? (Christmas Countdown Day 4)

Wonderful Mother In Law has been visiting since Thanksgiving.

Now, I know that some women like to complain about their husbands mother. Not me. I am spoiled. I got a good man who has a wonderful mom.

So, today Wonderful Mother In Law is leaving and we are all sad. In a few hours she will get on a plane and fly away. We will miss her terribly. In the words of The Princess, “I want to keep her.”

But, that is not what this post is about. This post is about a gift that Wonderful Mother In Law gave me while she was here.

On the third day of her visit, we went shopping in Old Town Clovis and stumbled upon a cute little yarn store, the Knit Addiction. I was reluctant to go in, as I have been so good this year, sticking to my resolution to knit only stash yarn and not buy any yarn at all. But, what knitter could resist a yarn shop, really?

We entered a lovely little place filled with yarns to delight the senses, and Wonderful Mother In Law says, “Pick something out.”

🙂

As I perused the merchandise, fondling this yarn, sniffing that one, I came across a Jordana Paige Satchel. A purple Jordana Paige Satchel.

I lifted it off the shelf. I opened it. I closed it. I looked for the price tag. I put it back.

Moving on, I finally settled on a skein of sock yarn I had never heard of before. It is my new favorite yarn. (I know, I know. I say that about every yarn.) I took it in my greedy hands and turned to show Wonderful Mother In Law that this yarn, this skein of purple merino heaven, this was what I wanted.  But when I turned around, there she was at the register buying the purple Jordan Paige Satchel! She took the yarn out of my hand, added it to her purchase, and thus became my favorite person ever.

That is my composed, “What a beautiful bag I own” pose. This is how I feel:

I have already knit half a pair of socks with this yarn.

Done Roving Frolicking Feet in Wild Blue Yonder (The socks are Nutkin, but more on that another time)

A little spoiled, perhaps?

Because She Loves Me…

…Or, because she wants pictures of her grandkids….

My mother in law sent me a fabulous birthday present – see what I did with it?

That’s right, folks! I took a picture! With a camera! HA! 🙂

And, it gets better. As you know, my last camera met it’s demise when I got sand in it. Lesser known by you is that the camera before that was dropped to death, and before that I had one that got dipped in the lake and before that….. Well, it’s a long, sad litany of abuses. I am really hard on cameras.

Soo, this puppy is shock-proof, water-proof, and dust-proof!

See? I told you she loves me!