I was so excited to have pencils - and coloured pencils and a pencil case - with my name on them as I'd never had them at school and I always secretly wanted them. I was always envious of those children who had pencils with their names on them! Well, now I have them too!
With some of my Christmas money, I got myself a windy-up pencil sharpener and, when it arrived today, I got to work sharp-, sharpen-, sharpening my new pencils. I had such fun! :o)
There was an awful lot of shavings - so much so that it overflowed the wee drawer in the sharpener!
I put the shavings in a wee dish because I wanted to show Douglas when he got home this afternoon.
And now, all my brand new, sharpened pencils are sitting in a nice red mug on my desk just like a bouquet of sharpened pencils. (Name that film!*) At least I know nobody will dare steal one and try to pass it off as his own! :oD
*You've Got Mail -
Joe Fox in an e-mail to Kathleen Kelly: "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."