Saturday, February 11, 2012

Example of a Crappy Day Package #9

To halt my slide into a deep pit of despair Because yesterday quickly turned into a Very Crappy Day, I opened a CDPackage from a Lovely, Lovely Person* that I had been saving for a Major Crappy Day. That package was JUST what I needed!

Four mysterious packets and a sweet note

The purple packet contained:
Adorable elephant buttons and a cute, little notebook!
The green packet contained:
Bright, colorful, soft YARN!!! (I can never have too much yarn despite what others may think!)
The blue and orange packets contained:
Pretty, sturdy scissors, the PERFECT size to keep in a bag with a project-in-progress!

A Brittany crochet hook (SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!) and a DELICIOUS-smelling bar of handmade soap (which smells very similar to one of my favorite lotions AND was very timely as I am halfway finished with the last wonderful bar of handmade soap I received)
I have to say: it was the Brittany crochet hook that was the final nail in the coffin of that potent Crappy Day. I have longed-for admired these hooks for YEARS because they are so BEAUTIFUL...

...but it seemed too extravagant  to buy any since I have an obscene adequate number of the standard, reliable metal hooks. So, every time that Crappy Day tried to rally its forces and drag me down again, I just smiled and thought, "A Lovely, Lovely person gave *me* a Brittany crochet hook!", and the crappiness just disappeared.

Thank you, Lovely Person! I was afraid there was no hope for yesterday, but YOU saved the day =)!

*I will be keeping Crappy Day Present senders anonymous so that the sender doesn't have to worry that Person Q is going to see what they (the sender) sent me and possibly feel bad that their (Person Q's) package was not as fabulous as mine ;-). But if you don't worry as much as I do aren't worried about that, you are welcome to claim your package in the comments!


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Swistle said...

I love the idea of using different bright tissue papers for wrapping!

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better!

Josefina said...

What an awesome present! AND. You definitely NEED those Brittany hooks because they are wooden which are very, very different from metal to use. Easier on the hands. Don't you agree?

Doing My Best said...

josephina--I don't know! I've never used a wooden hook before =).
I am excited to find out; if you are right, I might need to expand my wooden hook collection FOR THE SAKE OF MY HEALTH ;-).

Gina said...

So much fun. Beautiful yarn.

I could have used a CDP today - my day involved raw sewage and what promises to be a four-figure plumbing bill - I don't know what the final tally is yet as the plumber is coming back tomorrow. A crappy day - quite literally.

Doing My Best said...

Gina--I'm so sorry! That really would have been the perfect day for a CDP!

twisterfish said...

Those elephant buttons are just too cute!

T said...

There is NO such thing as too MUCH yarn. Unless your taking about the new yarn you need to ADD to your stash, because there is too much yarn that is not yours.

Doing My Best said...

T-Have I mentioned lately how much I like you? Because you are OBVIOUSLY a VERY wise woman ;-)!