You know how sometimes you're just not On? Yesterday was Thanksgiving and man, did I blow that dinner. Mr HalfSoledBoots' brother and his girlfriend are visiting from back East (they laugh whenever they hear me say that, by the way: "back East". They think Ontario is, and I quote, "central".) and I, being generally considered a good cook, set out to produce my usual yummy turkey feast, replete with delicious yams and nutty, cranberry-y stuffing.
Things didn't really work out, between one thing and another.
WHAT IS UP WITH TURKEYS THESE DAYS ANYWAY? The turkey was done two hours before it should have been done (and I did the math, like, THREE times to make sure I was right about how long) and I had to scramble to do all the potatoes, vegetables, whatnot while the poor dessicated turkey got progressively done-er and dry-er. The only good parts were the thighs, and even those were slightly on the "more-cranberry-ginger-ale-please" side.
And the Thanksgiving dinner isn't the only thing going down the toilet. Remember the Sockapalooza fiasco? Well, I was right: the universe is not done with those socks. Apparently they (or, I suppose, I) have more spankin' coming at the hands of the Powers That Be. A few weeks ago, I got an email notification from the Sockapalooza database saying that my Sockpal, who had not yet received the package, had changed some of her information. My heart sank as I scrolled down to read that her entire address had changed - she had moved. I immediately thought "the package will go to her old address and it'll sit there until they send it back."
Guess what? Once again I was right. She discovered that a package from Canada had arrived and was sitting at her old apartment. By the time she got there, it had been sent back to me. When it arrives here, I get to turn it around and sent it BACK to Denmark, for an additional $15 shipping charge.
Just for fun, I added up what Sockapalooza cost me:
- Gothic Spire sock pattern $7
- Gothic Spire sock yarn $16
- Gothic Spire sock needle $7
- Marina Piccola sock pattern $6
- Marina Piccola sock yarn $24
- gifty items for the package $20
- shipping to Denmark $15
- shipping back to Denmark $15
For a lovely total of $110. (I'm hoping Mr. HalfSoledBoots doesn't read this post, but somehow I think he will. Because that's just my luck, you know?)