The doorbell rang, but I was too lazy to get up and answer it. I figured it was some solicitor hoping to run into a homeowner in the middle of a Thursday. Normally, I am not home in the middle of a Thursday, but I woke up with a massive sinus headache and slept most of the morning away after calling in sick.
(Aside #1: With all the travel between humid Midwestern and Eastern climates and back home to the dry Colorado climate the past month, coupled with the fact that two out of three trips were conducted with the use of air travel, I figured I’d end up with sinus trouble. Especially since I conveniently forgot about drinking enough water when I was out in the humidity and on the planes.)
So, when I finally got around to grabbing today’s mail, I noticed a box delivered by UPS on my front porch. From Land’s End. WTF? I didn’t order anything from Land’s End recently.
(Aside #2: I have ordered from Land’s End in the past. In fact, last year I discovered that they have the comfiest non-underwire bras for those of us who are a bit well-endowed and am grateful for said discovery. That’s right, I’m definitely over 30 if I’m buying bras from Land’s End and not Victoria’s Secret anymore. Like I said, however, I didn’t order anything recently, especially with all the travel I did this past month. Who buys stuff online and then goes off galavanting across the country leaving open the possibility of people stealing their purchases off their front porches, anyways?)
Then it hit me as I read the enclosed letter. I forgot that I signed up to receive a free cardigan from Land’s End at the Social Luxe Lounge party Thursday night before the BlogHer conference began. (Thank you, Lynn, for dragging me over there!) I’m not entirely fond of the colors chosen for my free cardigan, but I think my in-laws will be happy to know that I will be able to wear the colors of their alma mater (University of Michigan) this upcoming college football season. Yeah, that means it’s striped yellow and blue, though it works for keeping warm while watching some football on TV.
(Aside #3: Well, of course, there’s a catch. There’s always a catch. Land’s End is promoting their FeelGood Striped Cardigans. For every purchase made of these sweaters between September 1st, running through December, they will donate FeelGood yarn to One Heart Foundation’s Warming Families, which is a nationwide knitting charity giving to homeless individuals and families throughout the country.)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need more sleep and more water to cure this nasty sinus headache. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t turn into a sinus infection.
Wear the sweater whenever U of M plays. They need all the help they can get!
I got mine too. It’s not the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen (don’t get me started on horizontal stripes) but boy is it soft. And comfy. Steve immediately asked, “You’re not actually going to WEAR that are you?” I’m still debating whether to give it to a woman at work who actually wears a lot of stripes. or keeping it for those nights when I’m freezing and do not expect to get laid. :D