Monday, April 28, 2008

Birthday Celebrations!

Yes, this weekend I turned 44 but as I was told by a friend ... I'm within 10 pounds of my college weight, I have all my hair and I'm gainfully employed! I only really cared about the hair ... okay, and maybe the weight. Fine, I'm superficial at 44! And if you have anything to say about it, remember, I'm officially old enough to be a bitchy queen, fine, getting older has nothing to do with it!

Hey, life's a journey and I've learned a lot over the past year so I'll just laugh my way into middle-aged-dom instead of anything else -- thank you very much! J.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Experiences?

I did two things today that I never do. I bought a live plant and really cheap yarn. There's green thumbs and then there's mine - the royalty of black thumbs. I can't keep a plant alive to save my life but my little lanai needed a little some some (as my ex used to say). It's an adorable little thing. They call it a Hawaiian Schefflora whatever that means. All I know is it needs plenty of water and medium light. I just thought it was pretty. I'll keep you posted.

On the yarn front, today I went through the stash which constitutes about 40-50 skeins of yarn - amazingly soft alpacas and sublime sock yarn from Lorna's Laces yet my umph to hear the click of needles was not stirred. I don't know if it's the heat of the unending Summer that Florida experiences or my lack of concentration which is expended entirely at work these days. So in Walmart searching for a window shade and a trash can, I saw the yarn section. I didn't even know they had a yarn section; which was filled with gynormous skeins of Lion Brand and the like. I have nothing against Lion Brand yarns, I just think the feel of the yarn in your hands is part of the experience. Regardless, two skeins of $1.27 Peaches & Creme yarn unknowingly jumped into my basket and a dishcloth was born. Simple, uncomplicated and already on the needles. I could be back!

On a side note, the lovely little lady working in the craft department looked at me like I was crazy when I asked her to find a matching dyelot. A dye-what she exclaimed which made me smile. Yes Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.

Happy Earth Day!