Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Lucky me!

I have been avoiding my mailbox for the past few weeks. It's in the basement of my apartment complex and there is no need for me to even walk past the little box in the wall, so I've been ignoring it. I have to say that normally I love getting mail.

But during May, I knew I was getting goodies that I didn't deserve. I knew that my sock pal had finished my socks and had mailed them out (she emailed an update to me!) and I had not yet finished my own pair of socks that I had committed to sending out. Now, normally I am a finisher. I love deadlines and I love to meet them. However, knitting to a deadline seems not to be a strength of mine. I missed my Olympic medal and I also missed the May 1st deadline for sockapalooza. By May 1st, I had 1.15 socks done and I have to say that it did cross my mind not to finish them - we were all incredibly sick then and I just didn't think I could muster the will to finish 0.85 socks. (How much willpower does this actually take? I think much less than mountain biking for 24 hours. I am so lame.) And so I didn't work on them on May 2nd or May 3rd, which was OK and I was slunking about - tucking the unfinished socks somewhere out of my sight.

But then I realized that I had to finish my socks or else I couldn't pay my bills. I basically couldn't even bear to open the mailbox. So the mailbox wasn't opened from May 3rd until I mailed out my own sock pal's sock on May 14th. When I finally opened the mailbox a few days ago, there were uncashed checks and unpaid bills and unread gossip magazines - but no socks until TODAY!

Look what I got in the mail today! My sockapaloooza pal, Rebecca, sent me the most beautiful socks and I got them today. They fit beautifully and I have to say that the craftsmanship is superb and that the colorway is just perfect. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (Rebecca - did ya have to use about 47,000 stamps? I almost fell over laughing when I pulled the package out, I hope you didn't have to lick them all. Do they still have lick-able stamps? Or is that old fashioned now?)

Well, look who else is happy with the extra goodies in the sock envelope!


Rebecca said...

WOW! I can't believe how fast they got there! I mailed them last Wednesday, due to a slight problem with the second sock :) and they're there already!

You're very welcome - I'm so glad they fit and that Vince likes the books! :)

Rena said...

They are very nicely done socks. Good Job--Rebecca.

The Esber Richardsons said...

Speaking of mail, thanks for the cute shirt for Dillon! We just got it yesterday. Weird thing is he had on the little Caltech outfit you gave Aiden. Coincidence or crazy cosmic forces?

Hope all is well!

Rebecca said...

Rena - thanks!

Doris - happily, I didn't have to lick any stamps! I just put the things into the envelope, sealed it, and gave it to the postmistress. If there were stamps on it when you received it, then some other unfortunate soul had to lick them :)

Doris said...

Rebecca - the stamps were covering about 50% of the envelope surface. Basically anything that didn't have an address on it was covered. That poor postmistress (now that is a hilarious word..)

Doris said...


Glad you guys got the shirt. I think I spelled Dillon's name Dylan on the card. Your way is much, much cooler.

We are well...