Monday, August 14, 2006

Sheep And Those Who Tend Them.

It is, perhaps, somewhat obvious even to the casual reader that The Sheep don't get out much. She's happy to graze in her own little meadow and watch the rest of the world go by. But even a complacent critter needs to wander afield every now and again. Fortunately, there are those out there who seek to watch over such critters as myself.

The Head Mom over at the CamMad household called this morning to invite me over to visit with my favorite nieces-by-proxy and partake of Head Dad's culinary fare. (Love CamMad's mom to death, but the pater is the chef in that house, lemme tellya) I'll be heading over next week for CandyLand and somersaults. At least until bedtime...then we may even talk of adult type stuff! This is the stuff of Sheepie dreams!

No sooner was that call completed, than a certain favorite stylist called to invite her favorite client to lunch. As a good time was had the last time she and I headed out, I was quick to say, "okey-dokey!" It should be noted here that I am beginning to see a pattern in these invites. They generally seem to come right after an appointment. I strongly suspect that my beloved stylist doesn't trust The Sheep to maintain the upkeep on her tresses and wants to do a visual check just to be on the safe side. There was no comment on my stylin' ability so I'm going to take that as a good sign.

We met up at an amazing little Thai restaurant for all sorts of yummy things in curry and peanut sauce. Oddly enough, I never order anything even resembling pizza when I eat out. And yet, when home, that is all I seem able to consume. Most strange... Amy insisted that the lion's share of the food end up on my little plate. Being as she is a very tiny Chinese Grandmother, I complied. If I have learned nothing in my forty-one years on this planet it is that you do not argue with tiny Chinese Grandmothers. Ever. You will lose. Badly. I ate what I was told to eat and that included my veggies. (I also bought the purse and hat she told me to buy...seriously, this woman is a force of nature!) It was a great way to pass an afternoon.

But the bestest of the best part of the day was waiting in my mailbox when I arrived home. I recently won a comment contest sponsored by the charming proprietress of The Weaving Inn. This win happened to coincide with two rather significant events: the beginning of my love affair with "good" sock yarn and the demise of my rack and pinion thingies in my truck. Needless to say, I was thrilled to be a winner! April, upon learning of my newfound love and the distress caused by my vehicular tragedy, upped the ante a little bit. She not only sent me a skein of sock yarn for my win, but actually put together a sort of "welcome to the club" kit including two skeins of gorgeous yarn, size 2 dpns, cards, a magnet, patterns and a post card which assures me the company of inflatable farm animals in the event that sock knitting does not prove to be distraction enough. I am overwhelmed!!!



Glowy eyed attack cat is awake and on duty! Beware...
All in all, This Sheep is feelin' the love today!!! Tonight I shall savor the lingering taste of mango curry on my palate while wearing my new hat and fondling sock yarns. There will be humming and reading aloud from patterns. There will be measuring of feet.
And, now we all understand why The Sheep spends so much time away from the public...
SA

13 comments:

camadsmom said...

Not only is head mom looking forward to your visit but CamMad themselves are very very very excited to see their beloved Auntie Sheepish Annie.

mrichme said...

Sheepish,

I will take orders for dinner than night. Shall I make homemade pizza? Just joshin ya.

Kate said...

Sounds like a great day. I recently changed stylists and I feel like I'm cheating on the first one. I'm sure no one who saw my hair on a day to day basis would admit to being my stylist, let alone eat in public with me!

Teri S. said...

Yum...mango curry. Yum...good sock yarn! It sounds like you had a great day.

trek said...

Great day there, Sheep!

Sheila said...

You deserved a love -and -curry filled day!
Hope there are more to come.

Anonymous said...

You are Ms. Popularity! What fun. The goodies you got are wonderful.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

del said...

What a GREAT package, lucky you! Enjoy!

Lazuli said...

That sounds like a wonderful day! Nice yarn, nice food - mmm!

Beth said...

It sounds like a great day! I have to say that your cat does indeed look scary now!

The Purloined Letter said...

What a lovely day! And there is nothing better than coming home to a package filled with kindness and sock yarn!

missemilysmom said...

what a great win! I know to the love of candyland and somersaults... except i do not usually get the adult chat later. Ahhhh... Isn't fine sock yarn to die for!! And yes I am still around... Just soaking in the ability to sleep late and clean my house!

Geraldine said...

Wow, you're on a roll Sheep!!! Sounds like you had a great day and a nice 'haul' in the mailbox to come home too. Cheers, G