What is it about the human psyche that makes us so desperately want what we cannot have or what is difficult to get? I have a whole list of things in my head that I would just about give my left arm (OK, well, maybe my pinky) to have, one of the first being Rowan Magpie yarn. Oh, I feel just like Ralphie yearning for the Red Ryder. Just seeing the word "Magpie" makes me snap to attention in the event that Rowan is attached to it. The much sung praises of this fabulous wool has me searching eBay daily in vain. And even if I do find it on there, I'm always outbid. Alas, it's getting difficult to even find pictures of it.
I'm reminded of when I was in desperate need of a Furby. Mind you, I was an adult at the time when they first came out, and I did not have any children, but I distinctly remember getting up at 6AM to stand in line at the toy store when word got out that they were expecting a shipment in. Now, if you knew me at all, there isn't much that would get me up at 6AM, except to leave for an exciting vacation somewhere, or if someone told me where to find a million dollars, but I must leave at 6AM in order to get it. But I did get a Furby that day.
I can remember a similar situation when Cabbage Patch dolls first came out. Now at least I was a teenager, not quite an adult, so it wasn't too embarrassing. My sister was my partner in crime at that time in obtaining a doll. And we both got one.
Some other things I would very much love to have...
a 4 door Jeep Wrangler.
And iPod Touch...
and last but not least, the DSL camera we ALREADY OWN, but my dear Jim took away with him on a business trip.
So now I have been unable to take pictures of all of the clothing for my Etsy shop. This was the perfect week for it. Hubby away on a business trip....child in school. Aahhh, I could work uninterrupted, but alas, it was not meant to be. So I sewed more clothing instead, so I have even more items for the shop! Oh, well. It looks like the shop will open right after Memorial Day.
Guess we can't always have everything we want...but at least we have what we need.
My Etsy store will finally be open next week. I'm not sure what day exactly, but as soon as all my photos are taken, and I'm able to spend a good part of a day editing them and posting them in my store, I'll be able to open. Check back because I will be giving away a goodie! The store is going to be an eclectic mix of women's and children's clothing. Some things are OOAK, but I will also be taking orders on some items as well, so that should make everyone happy.
This past month there has been an abundance of birthday parties and communions to attend. Every weekend there has been at least one or both. This past weekend was My Girl's cousin's Communion - the first that My Girl has been to since she's old enough to really care what's going on. I explained to her ahead of time what a Communion was and a little bit of what the ceremony would be like, and that one day she would be making hers, as well. She was in awe of it, especially the beautiful dresses on the girls. About half way through the ceremony, she leaned over to me and whispered "Now where's the chameleon?"
When I first saw that I was tagged by Jen, I thought – ooh, great.I’m just coming down from a Mother’s Day high and am still feeling a bit self-centered.Perfect time to write all about ME!But then actually answering the questions felt a little self-indulgent.Obviously, I was able to overcome the discomfort.
What are your current obsessions?
Trying to lose 10 lbs.; making sure I either sew, knit, read, draw or create SOMETHING every single day, and watching LOST.
Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often?
Black sweatpants.I own about 27 pairs, and they are all so similar, with only minute details that differ, that no one would notice and it appears that I wear the same pants every single day.
What's for dinner?
One of my husband’s unique one-pot combo creations.
What is your greatest fear at the moment?
Losing my precious parents, who are in their mid 80’s.
What are you listening to? My husband talking on the phone upstairs.
If you were a god/goddess what would you be?
What are your favourite holiday spots?
Typepad doesn't like when you name specific places - it gets all wonky, so I'll just have to say anywhere the food is good and my little girl has fun.
What are you reading right now?
A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber – it’s about a yarn shop.It’s sweet, enjoyable and I don’t have to think too hard.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Coca Cola, the real stuff, not diet.Can’t help it – love the stuff.
Who or what makes you laugh?
FawltyTowers, Mr. Bean, The Golden Girls, the Honeymooners, my Mother, my Sister, my Husband, my daughter, Hot Pants: Enchilada Surprise…..and many, many other things.
What is your favourite spring thing to do?
Sleep….allergies make me sleepy.
Where are you planning to travel next?
Nothing planned yet, but if it’s up to Jamie, it’ll be back to the “Bunk Bed Hotel”, the place we stayed at last year that had the cool bunk beds.She keeps asking to go back.
What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
The lobster dinner Jim made me for Mother’s Day.
When was the last time you were tipsy?
A few weeks ago when I had 2 glasses of wine instead of 1.Doesn’t take much these days.
What is your favorite ever film?
Can’t pick just one -Gone With the Wind, Out of Africa, Trip to Bountiful, When Harry Met Sally, Uncle Buck, The Way We Were, Parenthood, It’s a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, All About Eve, Laura, Rocky, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Da Vinci Code.
That is the biggest life lesson you've learned from your kids?
This is where I could get extremely gooey and sappy, so I’ll just say – Take nothing for granted.
What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
War and Peace.
What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
Super strong upper body – I can lift anything.
If you could sit down and have dinner with anyone from the past, who would it be and why?
Teddy Roosevelt.What an interesting character, and he accomplished so much in a relatively short lifetime, makes me feel like the world’s laziest person.
What’s your favorite quotation?
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And why the sea is boiling hot-- And whether pigs have wings."
The rules of this meme are as follows: - Respond to and rework the meme. - Answer the questions on your own blog. - Replace one question and add one question. - Tag 8 people.
Some fellowbloggers have been sharing their favorite books they read as a child. A book worm since I was little, all I have to hear is the work "book", and I snap to attention. These are some that immediately come to mind, but since I was reading almost constantly, I know there were many, many more. I was lucky living in a household that was full of books, and if I ever wanted something new to read, I only had to ask my Dad to take me to the library, and away we went.
I adored this book, and can't wait for My Girl to read it. I think it's time to get a new copy.
I was absolutely, positively convinced that I was, in deed, a fairy, and my mother was keeping it a secret.
What can I say? I loved the tv show too.
I'll never forget discovering this little gem in a box that was being stored in our basement.
All I can say is ... sigh! Oh to be a little girl again - reading this for the first time.
Jane Eyre is still one of my favorite books EVER.
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
This was a gift from my Aunt and Uncle. I don't remember much about it, except, of course, that it was about a dog named Josephine, but I remember that I adored it.