The second warm fuzzy came when I got home from work, and found a package waiting for me. Last month I signed up for knitting Secret Pal, and shipped off a package to my own Secret Pal earlier this week. So today I got a surprise package of my very own, in which I found what she assures me is a very simple pattern for socks, a skein of superwash wool (so it is machine washable!) yarn in the loveliest mix of blues, and an abundance of dark chocolate, just to round it all out. I have decided that this is the year I will get over my intimdation with knitting socks (it's the heels - they scare me), and my Secret Pal decided to spur me on with a little temptation. Yum.
And if that weren't enough, when we got home from choir practice, there was a message waiting on the answering machine for me. Remember that curriculum I sent off a few weeks ago? They did the review of all the submissions today, and apparently I kind of blew them away. The guy who called wanted to set up a time to go over a few edits, so I did that this evening – and the edits, such as they were, were mostly just grammatical. It felt pretty nice to know that I'd done such a good job – especially in something I'd written. I love to write, and I know when it comes to this sort of thing (non-fiction stuff) I'm good at it. Really good. But still, I was the least experienced one in the whole group and I'll admit I had been feeling a little apprehensive about whether or not I'd managed to do what they wanted. No need to worry – I nailed it.
Don't mind me, I'm just a little giddy right now. First I got that code thing working, and then I get this rather lovely virtual pat on the head. I think I'm entitled to have just a little squee fest today.