It has been a lazy kind of day. A much needed rest. I actually slept in – rare – and then spent much of the day relaxing with knitting in my hands, a cup of tea by my side, and the catbeast purring on my stomach.
I sipped a variety of teas, with a special treat of chai latte sent to me by Anissa in Germany in a package swap. The chai – by Krüger – is apparently available in most supermarkets in Germany, but isn’t sold commercially here. Although several cafés sell it. Anissa sent two different varieties, and I’m trying to savour them slowly. And keep them from kidlet…athough she was much happier grabbing the Kinder egg from the package. Anissa told me she had to share the vanilla halvah I sent her – her husband’s eyes popped out when he saw it.
The tea mug – a much treasured Unique Sheep mug. When I was in the Unique Sheep “Sip-n-Stitch” Yarn and Tea club a few years ago, one of the club packages included – logically enough – a wonderful mug. Along with yarn, tea, and a couple of honey sticks (all three of them yummy).
The mug was a prized possession, and used often… Until a couple of months ago, when it accidentally got knocked from the table and smashed into smithereens. I may have startled the neighbours with my wail.
So after searching the Unique Sheep website and finding zero mugs, I wrote to Laura and asked if there were any more to be purchased. She wrote back right away, saying there were usually a few left over from the clubs, and asked me which design. I sent her a picture, and waited. A day later she wrote back to say she had found one remaining mug at the very back of the closet! Not with black trim, though, but in green. I told her green would be just fine, and asked the price. She said she would be happy to replace the mug at no cost. We finally agreed that I would pay for shipping. And it arrived soon after. (Indie business service just can’t be surpassed.)
So that was my mug of choice for my lazy day today.
And the knitting? I finished two chart repeats of the Giraffe and have begun the third.
Batteries recharged, and it’s time for a new week!!