Or maybe on the ground. Right near my feet. My happy feet wrapped in the world's prettiest and softest socks. They fit perfectly and are beautifully knit. So beautiful that I have them sitting on the futon next to me where I can stop, look, pet. My pal went above and beyond, though. She also sent me a go knit pouch in green, a green chibi, an adorable Lantern Moon sheep tape measure, and a skein of the yarn I've been longing to try but haven't purchased: Socks that Rock in Colbalt Bloom--one of my favorite colorways! So who was responsible for all of this goodness? The wonderful Ann of Annie Knits. I'm just bowled over by her generosity and craftsmanship!
That's not all of my news for the day, though. My e-mail box had a surprise in it, too. Last summer I submitted an entry to Parade Magazine's National Trust Historic Preservation "Tell America's Story" contest, and today I found out I was a runner up! Out of 2,500 entries, the one I wrote for Stepping Stones Foundation won an honorable mention and will be posted on their website some time soon.
I finished up my big seminar project for the semester, and the presentation went pretty well...with that out of the way I feel like the worst of my work is finished. Now I'm on to revising stories and finishing up with my grading. There's an end in sight. An end in which I can chill out in the evening instead of trying to cram in a little more work. Yeah!