… because this year it falls on the heels of Non-Rent-PayDay, that most hallowed of feast days in the Brouhaha annals – and the most expensive. Which means that today, the Ides of March, I’m broke.
Well, not quite. Because – wonder of wonder miracle of miracles – today a long-awaited work expenses cheque for $170 odd arrived just before I was to head out to Romni, ostensibly to pick out yarn for co-worker Ws Tuscany which I am to start on Easter weekend.
Now, the wonderful thing about expense reimbursement cheques, at least in my brain, is that they are like free money as I actually spent the money so long ago I’ve forgotten I spent it in the first place. Handy piece of rationalisation, eh?
Good Kristina: It’s not ACTUALLY free money you know. Besides, we should put it into the savings account for a rainy day…
Evil Kristina: Oh, get off your high horse, would you?!?!? #$()$*@($*)#@(.
So, what’s a girl to do with $170 burning a hole in her pocket?! Well, two options, apparently:
1. Buy a steak.
2. …well, you know…
The choice was clear: Handmaiden Lace Silk!!!
Not sure which colourway… maybe a one-off based on the Bronze colourway? Anyway, this will be perfect for the mystery project I’ll be starting soon rather than the Camelspin (it too is fabulous, but I was thinking that the end result would end up a bit smaller than I had hoped. And the buttercream and crystal beads will work fabulously…).
(Still eagerly awaiting the appearance of Dandelion… then I’ll know it’s spring).
And, while I was at it, some Malabrigo in the Curacao colourway – couldn’t resist! It’s so loud.
Oh, er… and the stuff that W. picked out for the version of Tuscany that I am making for her, of course.
I also picked this up:
A bit rich for my blood. These are the usual culinary choices in the KB/JJ Household:
Well, it’s about time for
junk food lunch, no?!
The Ides of March isn’t so bad after all. But then, I’m not an emperor. Yet.