I'm totally remiss in posting about the wonderful package I received from Maria for the Blogging By Mail 10 Items or Less swap, hosted by the Happy Sorceress. The package came right before I left for a conference for school, so I didn't even have a chance to check everything out until I got home. Here's the package:
Maria is a quilter and the red item in the center is a lovely little quilted purse. I've actually repurposed this already - it's holding miscellaneous spinning supplies, a perfect size! There's a nice-sized piece of purple fabric (already plotting how to use that), a handy peeler, a mini-Sudoku book (which Tim stole immediately), licorice coins, a loofah, and my personal favorite - a tin filled with all kinds of tasty chocolates (including some little Daim bars, which I love)!
Thank you so much for the wonderful package, Maria!
My package went to Emma of Adirondack Vegan.
Judith tagged me and, since I sit across from her at school now, I decided I should focus on six habits that I have that might irritate other people.
- I sometimes knit while I'm writing. It's one of those reward/motivation ideas - "If I write for 20 minutes, I can knit for 5 minutes"
- I drink lots of looseleaf tea. I'm a bit concerned that it looks like I'm running some other kind of "herb" operation out of my desk drawers, but really... it's just tea.
- I'm an Apple fanatic. Right now as I'm typing this on my iMac, there are also a MacBook Pro and an iPhone sitting on my desk. This makes me happy. I try not to be a Mac evangelist, but really... can't help it.
- I have pictures on my cubicle walls of things that I've done are more fun than sitting in a cubicle and I spend too much time daydreaming about them: backpacking, sitting on a beach in Tahiti looking at a sailboat, hanging out with family, and skydiving. Actually, I spend time daydreaming about all of them except the skydiving. That's really on my wall as more of a cautionary tale, not to do anything that stupid ever again in my life.
- I'm the world's worst person for overdue library books. I doubt there's been a point in my life since I got my first library card that I didn't owe a late fee. I'm very ashamed of this, but that doesn't mean I've gotten any better at returning books on time.
- I've been trying very hard to go paperless for many, many years. I still print things out on occasion, but then I try to get them off my desk and into the recycle bin as soon as possible. I even have a little scanner on my desk to help me with this goal.
I've been writing all day, so I'm lacking in brain cells to tag anyone else today!