Sunday, May 21, 2006

Letter J

Today's post is brought to you by the letter

J is for Joy. I feel that I'm cheating by using such a common thing, but yesterday was truly a joyful day. My husband, who usually works nights on the weekends, was off Sat. night, allowing us a rare Sat. day/afternoon together as a family (he's usually sleeping). So what does the family do on a sunny Saturday? Why, head to Coney Island to ride the Cyclone!

Hubby and I try to ride at least once a year, and I am very happy to have enjoyed the first ride of the year so early in the year. Roller coasters are one of our passions and we're lucky to have such a great coaster 5 minutes from us. After the coaster, we hit some kiddie rides, where the little one experienced some joy of his own:

He rode a kiddie coaster alone for the first time. He's a coaster enthusiast in training.

We then hit the boardwalk and strolled until we hit a playground. Hubby and my brother in law went to hit some golf balls while I sat on the sand and enjoyed the view

and while the little one had fun playing in the beachy playground and on the sand

We stopped to get ice cream (or spumoni) at our favorite ice cream place and headed home. Once home, I found a box on my doorstep. My vacation swap package! I tore into it and found a bunch of stuff wrapped in pink tissue paper. Wanna see the goodies?

There's pink smelly stuff, there's pink playing cards, there's a book I almost picked up the other day, there's a pink handknit case for the cards and the book (in alpaca!!!) and a handknit bookmark with teeny little socks! There's a handknit washcloth, shotglasses, and hand dyed pink sock yarn! And, oh my god, a gift certificate for a spa. Oh. My. God. Wendy has been incredibly generous and wonderful. I hope her vacation swap pal is as wonderful to her as she has been to me. Thank you Wendy!

It truly was a joyful day yesterday, and even though it's a cheesy J, it's a perfect J.

Knitting stuff? Well, I'm almost done with a Nautie for the little one, and am a few pattern repeats from finishing the Trellis scarf while I wait for the SWTC Bamboo yarn to come for the Convertible.


cpurl17 said...

Not Cheesy at all! Joyful days like you had are the stuff that wonderful memories are made of! :)

trek said...

Ooh! I like the miniature socks!

LaBean said...

*jaw drops* Holey Smokes!!! That is the bomb right there, Pink playing cards! Your VS pal has just made a new best friend *teehee*. Oh I envy you.. And you got to spend time with the hubby? Perfect J indeed.

Zonda said...

Glad you and your family had such a lovely day!!

Your package is awesome and pink! :) Enjoy it!

Jennifer said...

Wendy spoiled you rotten! What a great package.

Pam said...

Wow, what a wonderful day you had! Your VS buddy is very, very good to you. Enjoy the spa!

Laura said...

*drools over pink stuff*

Gina said...

I haven't been to Coney Island in years. I think I need to coax Joe into a trip for a little Cyclone fun.

wendy said...

I'm so glad you liked it all...I was really worried that you wouldn't like it and even thou the spa GC is $100 I not sure how much you can actually get done to yourself there, but I hope you have lots of fun!

Valerie said...

Let me know next time you ride the Cyclone! I want to go, and Dustin is roller coaster-phobic.

Just don't use the spa GC at the weird place. ;)

Sarah said...

I was planning on Joy too!

Great minds think alike?

Nice sockies!

jpknits said...

You put out a call for a knittystalker.

This was a J post. How could I not?

What a great day you had!

Bezzie said...

Love your J! You've got my admiration being a coaster enthusiast--there's no way I'd ever set foot on one!!

Terby said...

That looks like an incredibly nice day. I'm not a coaster fan myself (they make me panic), but even so, it looks like an almost perfect time.

Roxy said...

Coney Island and pink playing cards? Wow!

How lucky are you chica?

Love ya!

*pinches your bum*