Sunday, January 25, 2004

Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first?

OK, the bad news: either I lost my wallet last night or it was stolen. Of course, it contained my credit card, three bank cards, my Taiwan ID card, my health insurance card, and quite a lot of cash. I know! This has never happened to me before (so I'm telling myself that it was bound to). I filed a report at the police station, the best part of which was the last line: "Please assist me in finding the above lost items which were lost (stolen) due to carelessness." Ouch! Rub it in, why don't you? I'm hoping I left it in a taxi, but I don't think I did. I was in a crowded clothing store and got jostled a bit, so I have a feeling that my purse was picked. Damn! Damn, damn, damn. At least there was nothing sentimental in the wallet, and the wallet itself was cheap. (But damn!)

Good news, please! It's still cold as [insert favourite expletive]. And my poor Billy didn't have a hat! (What's that saying about the cobbler's children?) So I knit a hat for him yesterday -- a whole hat! One strand of bulky black wool and one strand of light worsted oatmeal wool on a 9mm circular needle:

Easy peasy. And look: we have a huge tin of hot-chocky mix. We will survive!

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