But in the midst of all this, I got a package from my still Secret Pal (now will you tell me who you are?). This is the final proof that my SP is the absolute best there was in this round.
Aside from the adorable little sheep and more post-its (I'm in post-it heaven!), there's a sock's worth of Fortissima (already claimed by The Middle Teen; we just have to figure out which pattern I'm knitting it up in), two skeins of a lovely alpaca, a larger size of my favorite irredescent dark bead, and a tub of Udderly Smooth. Not only is this a great skin cream, but the directions are hysterical when you're using it for a woman and not its intended bovine:
Wash udder and teat parts thoroughly with clean water before each milking to prevent contamination of milk. Use clean individual towels for this purpose. Apply to the udder after each milking, massaging into the skin. For teat cracks apply in suuficient quantity to fill crack and cover surrounding area. Apply uniformly to chafed area and bruises to maintain skin suppleness. For aid in softening swollen udders following calving, apply liberally twice daily with gentle massage. May be used for chapped or chafed skin. Do not use in or near eyes.
Thnak you, SP. I know this package took a long time to get here, but its timing couldn't have been better.