Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates.

In honor of this holy season," Saint Peter said, "you must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven."

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. "It represents a candle," he said.

"You may pass through the pearly gates" Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, "They’re bells".

Saint Peter said, "You may pass through the pearly gates."

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women’s panties.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, "And just what do those symbolize?"

The man replied, "They’re Carol’s".

[thanks Luanne!]

The mystery has been solved!  Not due to my superior sleuthing skills, mind you.  But the compassion of my anonymous gifter —- she thought I had been teased enough, and she wanted to let everyone know where she found that charm ….

My wonderful friend Carol sent me the pig charm!!  I met Carol at the orthodontist’s office.  She is a receptionist par excellence and we just hit it off.  You may have met her in the comments section —- she is a woman in need of a blog. 

Anyway, Carol want me to let you know that she found my pig charm on Ebay.  I think everyone should have one …… and then we can all call each other at the same time and our pigs will light up!

Thank you Carol – You are the Best!

**with apologies to Margene, who I may or may not have accused of having a criminal mind….. and of course Cara, who apparently has yet to send me any presents.  wonder what’s keeping her?

You Light Up My Life, You Give Me Hope To Carry On, You Light Up My Days…..

at least when my cell phone rings!

Carole asked if I had done any sleuthing regarding my little pig cell phone charm and who might have sent it….

When it arrived in the mail, I took a look at the package simply because I had never seen a padded mailer envelope that small.  I thought it was strange that there was no return address, but honestly, there was hardly the room for it.  The charm had a post it note with it, saying that they had seen this flashing pig and thought of me.  I did not recognize the handwriting. 

I spent no time examining it because I just figured it was Cara.  After our phone conversation where she told me she found a cute little pig thing, it was the natural conclusion.

When she called to say it wasn’t her, the envelope was in the bottom of the trash – the outside trash, not even in the kitchen!  And other trash had been thrown on top, including but not limited to, parts of our evening meal which was homemade soup….. so there was a chicken carcass in the mix!

Once Cara and I got off the phone, I did indeed brave the freezing temps (12°) to have another look, maybe I had missed something?  Nope, the post mark was barely visible and there was nothing on the note besides the message.

No – no more clues were revealed.  I did however compare the handwriting to that of Margene’s – remember she signed the book she sent? 

It’s not you Margene.

although —- I have learned through experience that Margene is twisted enough to have someone else sign a note for her if she thought her handwriting would give her away …… she’s got a real criminal mind that one…….. but could she also arrange for the Post Office to give her package a half assed post mark?

does she have that kind of power?  the magnetism necessary to charm a mailman into giving the stamp less than its full due?

And many of you would like to know where to find these adorable things.  I spent a good part of yesterday searching around.  I found plenty of cell phone charms, but fewer sites that have light up ones.  (and now that I have seen the Beacon that is the light up charm, nothing less will do)  The best bet as far as I can tell is Ebay.  Put in the search "flash charm cell phone strap".  I haven’t ordered any, yet.  I want to first check out our local asian market.  I learned that these things are all the rage in Japan and figure that’s a good place to start.

Today’s knitting content is brought to you by D#2 (who has indeed been wearing her Panta!)


K2P2 Legwarmers

anyone else noticing a glitch with Typepad and the fonts today?  I reset my template, I don’t know if I fixed it or made it worse.

Dec12_002_1Enough technicalities, bring on the yarn baby!  On the left, feast your eyes on Reynold’s Turnberry Tweed.  ~notice that my snow is sort of tweedy too~    This is what I bought at Granny’s over the weekend for the upcoming Irish Moss Project.

And now for your daily frivolity …… Fasten your seatbelts dearies —- once again I have been gifted by an anonymous gifter!  Yesterday’s mail brought a tiny little padded envelope with this insDec12_004_editedide!  Need the long view?  It is adorable!  I didn’t know that such things existed —- when my phone rings, it lights up!!  How cool is that?

When I fist opened it, it never occured to me this was from anyone but Cara.

Why do I seem convinced that Cara is out to shower me with gifts?  I very publically proclaimed her to be my Secret Pal and was wrong.  I believe I had very sound reasons for suspecting Cara during the Pal swap.  And the same is true this time …… I was on the phone with her last week, hearing all about the fun they had in NYC and she told me about the cute little pig thing she picked up for me at some market.  So yesterday when I opened the envelope to a cute little pig thing, I just figured it was Cara. 

I immediately wrote an enthusiastic thank you email.

Later on in the evening my phone rings.

"Dude, it’s not me."

This is too funny – we had a good laugh with Cara proclaiming her uninvolvement (again).  I believe I have turned into some kind of January One stalker or something…… is anyone else out there convinced that Cara is sending them presents?  So it’s not Cara. I don’t know who it could be …..

Did you send me a cute little pig cell phone charm?  Did you forget to sign the note within? 

Whoever you are – I love it!!

as a matter of fact D#2 has proclaimed them the perfect stocking stuffer and I would love to know where you found it.  I searched the internets last night, but didn’t find any light up cell phone charms …..