A few weeks ago I sat down with a representative for a really, really, really large company that's practically right down the road from the clinic to do a little survey. For an hour or so of my time, they paid me an embarrassing sum in the form of a pair of debit cards. Which I have since been trying to decide how to spend.
Naturally, my thoughts immediately turned to fiber-related paraphernalia, but there are just so many options that I had a really hard time deciding. And then tonight, I just up and made a decision and ordered this book. I figured if I was going to spend that much money, I should spend the little bit extra to get the hardcover version, as it should hold up better. Besides, it was practically free money - completely extrabudgetary.
The best part, though, was when I went to checkout. I had an Amazon gift certificate waiting to be cashed in, so I ended up with more of that free money left over than I'd expected. I think I may save the remainder for a little Rhinebeck spending. Do you suppose this blows my chances at winning the lottery tomorrow?
New Farm Residents
While I was sleeping on Monday, Landladies Paula & Wendy brought home the newest members of our little farm family - a pair of miniature donkeys. When I got up today, all the girl 'pacas were crowded along their fence staring at the strange new critters and alarm calling. I've only caught a few brief glimpses through the rain, but once things dry up in the next day or so, I'll get some pictures to share.