the postman always rings twice

June 12, 2010

i’ve been pretty cranky this week.
most likely because i haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a while.

but if anything can cheer me up,
it’s a nice package.
and this week,
i got two.

the first was great surprise:

ms. sally of rivendale farms,
(a professional commenter here at bitchesgetstiches)
sent me a lovely skein of hand painted alpaca and silk.
the fleece is from her very own alpaca, tianna.

the skein is seriously lovely.
it’s a perfect addition to my recent silk obsession.

thanks sally!

the second was less of a surprise,
since technically, i knew it was coming.
but it still gave me a happy:

my (most recent) diploma.

those of you who’ve been paying attention
may remember that i missed my graduation.
it was a little bittersweet, but the decision was easy;
my family needed me so i headed home.

but the joy of the day was only delayed.
because when i saw that giant envelope,
i felt a tension release in my chest.

it was one of those experiences of real happiness that seem to get rarer and rarer now that i’m a full fledged grown up. i literally had to show someone, and ran to veronica’s room with a stupid grin on my face like a kid bringing home an “a” to mom.

too bad we don’t have a magnet big enough to hold this bitch to the fridge.

8 Responses to “the postman always rings twice”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    They sell giant magnets at Lowe’s…Congratulations!!!!!!

  2. lisabee Says:

    i’m not sure which is more beautiful! okay, the yarn is more beautiful (STUNNING), but the diploma is awesome in a million other ways. i know you worked your ass off for it! congratulations!! yay you!!

  3. Melynda Says:

    Wait a second…she just sent you yarn?!? That is a good poster! Hey Ms. Sally- you can come post on my blog and send me yarn anytime you want!

  4. Sally at RivendaleFarms Says:

    The yarn was a thank you for the cashmere. It was so gorgeous that a card alone seemed lame. Tianna was glad to participate. Can’t wait to see what you turn it into.

    Huge congratulations on the diploma! Monster-size accomplishment.

  5. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    That is a serious diploma! Do they get bigger as they go up? The PhD will need a one huge wall!

    My little bachelor degrees are smaller than a piece of notebook paper!

    Congratulations!

  6. yoli Says:

    Congratulations! I’m still waiting for my bachelor’s degree to come in the mail, and my ceremony was a good two weeks before yours. :/ I’m thinkin’ you’re a bit higher up on the educational totem pole.

    The yarn also looks divine, does it feel as soft ans squishy as it looks?

  7. babelbabe Says:

    didn’t you get the little wallet-sized one? when I graduated CMU, we got our usual diploma and a wallet card. Just in case, I guess… : )you could carry that round with you. “Why, yes, my ID is right here…oops, oh, silly me, I dropped my MASTER’S FROM CARNEGIE MELLON…oops…”


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