Saturday, March 10, 2007

Coping Without Cookies

This past week held one March-related event that I actually hold dear. I was informed by a sweet fifth grader that the day for which I wait with the greatest of anticipation had arrived. Said sweet fifth grader is a Girl Scout and the very one who took my cookie order this year. She wanted to let me know that they had arrived and that, within mere days, they would be in my Sheepie little hooves. Three teachers had to close their classroom doors in response to my hallway hi-jinks. There was actual capering and gamboling. I achieved vertical distances that one would not normally expect of middle-aged educators as I leaped about and sang a few rousing choruses of "Hey, Hey, It's Cookie Time, Baby" for all the school to hear.

I was a little excited...

But, things went a bit awry. Instead of the three boxes that I expected to be delivered unto me, I was handed but one. I know I ordered more than this. I know it. Who orders one box of Girl Scout Cookies??????? The sweet little fifth grader will never know how close it really was. There was a brief moment where it was a certainty that The Sheep would begin pummeling her with a box of Peanut Butter Patties while sobbing and babbling incoherently a litany that would later be translated by court-appointed experts as having something to do with her love of Thin Mints and hatred of having to live in an unjust universe.

I held it together, though. I paid for my lone box of cookies and released the sweet little fifth grader back into the wild so she could scamper back to her troop. They are probably eating my Thin Mints and laughing as I type. But I took the high road. What else can you do, really?

It's March. These things happen in March.

I know there are those of you who just love the month of March. But, March is like that boyfriend you dumped with a sigh of relief. Within mere months, he is going to meet that special someone who can appreciate his clever way of cleaning his ears with his car keys. There's someone for everyone. But what works for others doesn't work for me. I'm just glad that somebody takes in recycled boyfriends and unloved calendar pages. Me 'n March? Not marriage material...we can't even stay friends or exchange occasional Christmas cards.

This weekend, I decided to take charge of my March Blahs and see if I couldn't finish one of the projects that has collected around here. My definition of "finished" is loose, but I'm working on finding the happy so that's just how it is going to have to be. And so I give you the first of the weekend's "Git 'er Done" entries:






The Single Sock!!!
Yes, it is but one. But it is finished. Except for that little yarn end that seems to have escaped the weaving in process...I don't recall seeing that until I looked at the picture I'd already uploaded. But, as I so often point out, the parts that are hidden in the shoe don't really count so we can all just pretend it isn't there.
Work with me here.
The second of the pair is on the needles and well underway. That won't be done any time soon, but that's OK. I may have something else finished before the night is over. I'll have to consult with the author of the pattern before I post a picture, but I'm really rather pleased with how this little number is turning out.
I can't change the fact that March is going to hang out here for a while. But I can make the best of it, by golly!
I just can't have Thin Mints.
SA

16 comments:

catsmum said...

okay I just found a reason against you moving over here ... no Girl Scout Cookies :[

brenda said...

I feel the same way about March. Maybe if we lived somewhere warmer, somewhere where sping has already shown itself, March would be a little sweeter.

Anonymous said...

The sock looks great!!
Go to the grocery store on the weekend. Our little Girl Scouts are pushing their cookies there. Maybe you can pick up some Thin Mints there. Or look for the local GS council office in the phone book. They sell the cookies there too. We had a little problem with our order too. We ended up with 7 boxes instead of the 5 I had ordered. We're suffering through;)
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Beth said...

Fear not! We ordered more Thin Mints than we need (I use the word "need" rather loosely.) and I will send you a box when ours arrive.

mrichme said...

Sheepish, have your Cookie money handy when you go shopping. Today when we were at Sam's Club they were selling cookies out of the back of a mini-van. Fear not cookies may still be in your future!

Diana said...

I would be suicidal if I only received one box of GS cookies.

Denise said...

What? Do you not have the round the clock guilt gauntlet of Girl Scouts at the entrance to every grocery store where you live?

April said...

Isn't there some kind of law against owning just one box of Girl Scout Cookies at this time of year? Girl Scout Cookies should only be sold in packages of six.

trek said...

*I* think the sock looks great. It even coordinates with the picture of my cast.

Did you try the grocery store/BJ's for the GS cookies?

crzjane said...

I am very sorry your were denied your Thin Mints. My GS cookies are in PA, I live in MA. I plan on picking them up in 3 weeks. They had better still be there when we get there. I plan on eating those carmel and coconut things until I have a headache that requires lots of medication. (I'm allergic to milk but you know, some things are just worth it.)
I do hope that you will be able to find a GS that has an extra box of thin mints and is willing to sell it to you. Or take pitty on you and give it to you.
Congrats on the sock. I love the colors. I'm proud to say that I finished one of the mittens I started for my husband last September. I've completed the cuff on the second one. Maybe I'll have it done before next winter is over. Can't rush creativity, right?

Mel said...

Believe it or not, I still have Thin Mints from last year. I save them and stretch them out. Don't ask me how, but I do. If you get really desperate, I can hook a sister up.

Lorraine said...

Three boxes of GS cookies entered our house at 4:14 pm. Three empty boxes were found in the recycling can precisely 2 hours later, although I have to admit I did find one package of Thin Mints hidden in DH's bedside table that night. For the record, I got exactly 2 GS cookies. What is in those things?

Bobbi said...

who does order just one box? that is so odd. Well I don't know about your neck of the woods, but around here you can usually find some GS out in front of Walmart or Target selling them.

Julie said...

Oh Sheepie, don't you know that there will be girl scouts at every store door for the rest of the month! They're called booth sales and will save the day for you. I, myself ordered 4 boxes as did my husband. How many are left? ONE BOX! We do like the cookies in this house (don't forget, we also brought home many, many, many Italian cookies last weekend). We are fat, but happy. I'm about ready to finish the last box just so they'll be out of the house (they are not thin mints or I'd send them right off to you).

Brenda said...

Having lived in six different states, I must say that California (northern) is wonderful in February and March. Now in July and August it's a hot, dry dust bowl, and I am certain Maine is lovely then.

I like the sock!

Mia said...

Oh god.. girl scout cookies.. those peanut butter sandwich cookies are like heroin to me.. I can eat a whole box at one sitting.. of course.. that IS only about three cookies *grin*