Saturday, May 31, 2008

Desi doesn't do Dishes

Hey guys,

Have you ever had one of those days when your kindness is mistaken for weakness. This picture of Cinderella says it all. She looks like I feel. Like she's going to brain the next person who adds something to her "to do" list. I'm royally pissed off right now. I know it's my own fault for giving in but I'm still pissed. I helped my mother transfer her winter clothes into the upstairs closet and then transferred her spring clothes into the closet downstairs. no problem-glad to be of service. I just filled up my gas tank 40 bucks thank you very much. Spent most of the morning hiking with my niece and my cousin's little girls-my suggestion. I brought them back and then took my niece to lunch. All cool. By this time I had just under a full tank of gas. My niece then told me that my mother had promised to take her and my cousin's little girl to the store. I said that's fine but I'm not going. There was no way that I wanted to drive all the way cross town and pick up someone I'd just dropped off a couple hours ago. Well we get home and my mother on top of putting me on laundry duty ask me if I will do exactly what I don't want to do. So of course like and idiot with a stupid yes mother push button I say yes. I need to have that button surgically removed. I schlep my way over to my cousins house-pick up the kids and drive them back across town to the mall. Now I only have 3/4 of a tank of gas and I need to top it off again. I am the master of doing stuff with a bad attitude. I hate spending my time doing crap that I don't want to do. Guys don't be like me. Learn to say no and mean it and stick with it. People will just continue to eat up your private time if you let them. All of us needs some time to ourselves that can't be infringed on by anyone. I'm going to take my own advice. I've focused on other people enough today. I'm sitting my ass down and knitting a few rows. I refuse to be a chore whore for the remainder of today. I'm spending the rest of this day on what I want to do.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ahhhhhhhhhh The simple Life

Hey guys

Summer is just around the corner. I'm not a fan of the heat but I am a fan of small and simple sweet treats. There's nothing better than fresh cut pineapple and cool whip. It's luscious and sweet and oh so refreshing. You don't even need sugar. The pineapple is sweet enough and as added bonus it's good for you. If you want to try something a little fancier-try layering pineapple,blueberries,and strawberries. You can either put the cool whip in between each layer or just on the very top. Very tasty and high in anti-oxidents. There's something about fresh fruit that so seductive and fulfilling. I wish I new someone who had a garden and grew their own watermelons or vegetables-I'd so buy from them. So share some fruit with your friends and family-it's guaranteed to make them smile.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I love SNB's

hey guys,

Last night I spent some time with the lovely ladies from clintonville's SNB. We're not all from Clintonville but we meet in Clintonville alot. I love the information and affirmation I get from our meetings. I'm now looking even more to making things for fun and profit. I'm going to do some more dog sweaters and then I'll move on to children's sweaters and then adult. I'm also going to do some socks as well not to mention some fair isle hat projects I have in the works. I feel this total entrepreneurial spirit rising up in me. It's all about having multiple streams of income. I'm trying to be totally debt free in the next 2 years. There is so much that I want to do-I just have to plan it out so I can reach my destination before I'm 95. So I will start a saving fund for trips with the money I make from my crafted items. I'm going to become the architect of my own dream scape. I borrowed and idea from Ms. A. I now have a play list as well. you can send in request of songs you'd like to listen to while you're reading my blog. Speaking of readers-thank you guys for reading all my ramblings. I'm open to suggestions for topics you'd like to see or idea's that you have that would make a cool post. I like to talk and write so it's not hard for me to ramble on about any topic.

check ya later


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

St. Louis or Bust?

Well guys I was planning on publishing a glorious post about my journey to St. Louis. Didn't happen. Bills are a pain in my bottom. All told I shelled out over $500 over this weekend. Not for gas and a hotel-that would have been nice-expensive but nice. No I paid for car insurance,cell phone bill,loan,car tags and renewal of my license. I absolutely hate that I couldn't do the spa day for my b-day. I have got to get multiple streams of income. I can't be broke anymore. It's not cute. To that end I finished my dog sweater but-I'm not sure about the sleeves. It might be a sleeveless . I'm afraid that when i sewed the sleeves in they became to stiff. So now I'm hanging on until everything clears my account and I'll move on from there. Check out my new play list. Kudos for Ms. A. being the first to do it. I'll be going to Mozart's tonight for some fun knitting action. I have a fair isle patter that I think I want to try. We'll see how it turns out.

check ya later


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Last dance-Last chance.

Well Guys,

It's my last day of being 32 and as I reflect on the past year I realize how blessed I've been. I have met so many wonderful people and become closer to some people. Ms. A is such a wonderful person. She is so brave and willing to try new things. I'm proud to be her friend. She inspires me and I love our walks together. I can tell her how I feel and who I have a stupid crush on and she's always the voice of reason. Mrs. J is so funny and so beautiful. She can see my beauty even when I can't. I always feel like being glamorous when I'm with her. I love spending time with her just talking and drinking tea at our favorite B&N. She makes everything fun. Ms. L. has been wonderfully supportive and constantly giving me things to try or to think about. Thanks so much for being an awesome friend. I can't wait to go camping with you-I'll finally learn what the great outdoors is all about(hopefully not just ticks and spiders-I prefer the smore's:). I've also had great volunteers who consistently show me what dedication is about and some have even welcomed me into their homes. I've spent time in the home of Ms. P. she's been so gracious and I've learned all about Clintonville and why I want to live there one day. It doesn't seem impossible anymore. I have even been invited to tour the new library at the Ohio state university by one of my new volunteers. The new library is going to be so beautiful. It's a mixture of the old and the new. They kept the original building built in 1912 and have renovated and restored it to it's former glory. They still have the stacks built in 1951 and have renovated it as well. The only thing totally remodeled is the third building built in 1971. That's all gone. It is now a state of the art space for reading and studying. It has tons of natural light and beautiful windows. Mere words can't describe the beauty. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's finished. Hopefully I'll get invited again. Thanks again Ms. H. I have also grown closer to my co-workers being deep in the trenches with them has inspired genuine affection and a bond. It's more a sense of were all in this together so how can we make this better. I love the GIT-R-DONE mentality that our morning crew has. We all pitch in and work together to get things done. I love being part of an awesome team. I've been introduced to different authors-old movies(now I'm light weight addicted to TCM)-and I've laughed over TEAM AMERICA several times with my co-workers. All I have to do is start singing "Freedom isn't free" and we are all cracking up. What I've learned the most is how much everyone is alike. Our interest may be different but when it comes down to it we all want the same thing-a better world and a better future. So I'm not sad that I'm growing a year older- I'm proud to have such wonderful company on journey. I'm still downsizing and now I know even more that I can do it. This year has had it's ups and downs but I'm better for all of the challenges. So come and go with me as I continue on this roller coaster(usually I'm totally anti-coaster but I didn't have a choice in this one,gotta make the best of it:). If you'll hold my hand when I scream-I'll hold your hair back if you toss your cookies.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ahhh Spring cleaning how I dearly......

Hey ladies and gents,

It's funny how things change. One day(like yesterday) your yelling at the top of your lungs at a baseball game,drinking hard lemonade,and eating pizza and have hilarious conversations anal people and their issues,listening to lovely live music at Byrnes pub and the next day.....
Today was a day of putting up window sheers(oh joy!) and pulling out the old lawn furniture and repositioning it on our lovely patio. This just confirms my belief that I was meant to be a lady of leisure. I hate cleaning-Love the way things look when everything is clean-but I hate the actual process. I watch all the TLC shows like trading spaces and design on a dime. Love Them!! Those shows are totally sneaky-they make you feel like you too could be the McGuyver of the HGTV world. Still my constant "While you were out" watching doesn't make me want to break out the dust buster and Elmer's wood glue and get to craftin' and cleanin. Maybe if I were in my own diggs I could get excited-but alas it is just a weigh station for the formerly cash deprived. I did do something for myself or should I say for my car. I channeled my inner Rosie the riveter and replaced the break light bulb on my car. No car manual needed for this fair dame. I have courage and ingenuity to spare. I also have a weird need to be able to do things for myself. My pastor suggested that I take my car to the dealership being that I had just bought the car a couple months ago. "Capitol suggestion my good man!" Alas there were no grease monkey's at the auto mall zoo today. So I figured I'd give it the old college try and decided to figure this one out for myself. What's that wonderful sound-could it be the sound of your turn signal returning to it's slow melodic waltz? What a vast difference from the speedily frantic cha-cha it was doing earlier in the week. It's such a feeling of accomplishment when you repair stuff. I paid 4.44 for my light bulbs and no labor cost. I feel like I could fix anything now. To top it off I figured out how to fix the audio file problem on our computer-how cool is that. Maybe I was meant to be a singing mechanic-who Knows. For now I was meant to be in bed dreaming of my house in Paris or Italy or was that Hawaii?

check-ya later kids

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I'm fired up

Ladies and Gentlemen(I don't know if there's a guy who reads my blog but just in case I better include him:).I am changing-I haven't been this focused in a while. It feels so good-every time I make a better choice I'm one step closer to the me that I was meant to be. So I'm casting fear aside or at the very least doing something about my life even if I'm afraid. Exercising has become integral to my existence. I've also started drinking a lot of water. I feel great and I know that I'll start to see the changes in my body. I can already feel them. In a previous post I stated that I wanted muscle-well I have them now all over. There is nowhere on my body that isn't tighter or firmer. You may not see it when you look at me but underneath my fleshy exterior is a slab of muscles being strengthened everyday. I'm also doing something for my spirit. You have to renew your spirit sometimes. I love going to parks or going on hikes. This past weekend I went to Innis Woods . If you haven't been you need to go. It's beautiful and provides lots of great walking trails and neat little gardens that are so picturesque . If you're looking for a place to take senior pictures-Go to Innis woods. I took pictures of my niece that could have easily been great ones for senior pictures. This was in The Sisters Garden. They also had a really cool twisty garden with little cement plaques along the way that told you a story. I just thought everything was gorgeous. But the funniest one had to be this picture. Obviously it's a quote about water but no water is in the basin below.
It's in Westerville so please-this is a metro park you can support-it's close-go explore and be renewed.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Magic mirror tell me today did all my friends have fun at play?

Hey guys,
I've been enjoying myself these last few days. I went hiking with my favorite niece(okay she's my only niece but still my fave). Instead of braving the nearly and now clearly $4.oo/gallon gas prices-we decided to hike a little closer to home. We had so much fun. It was like being a kid again. We skipped(picture it Innis woods circa 2008) did all the trails and the kid-play(watch house party for the reference) and finished with Hindi movie dance scene reenactments and belly dancing moves. I loved it we spent 2 hours getting a great work out that was fun. I nearly fell off the trail while we did the father Abraham song(father Abraham has many sons). I'm back to exercising the regular way now. I've been doing hip hop abs for the past week. After doing it for two days in a row I've gotten used to the moves and can really get into it. The moves remind me of the dances from the 80's break dancing scene the I loved. The music is awesome as well. That Sean t. is so cool-he makes thing so fun. I would love to support our local parks by visiting them regularly but come on-Gas is ridiculous. My economic stimulus is already gone. Everything cost more now so I have to think more about the little luxuries in life that I allow my self-gorgeous soft yarn-eating out once or twice a week. I'm on lock down financially until I can get some breathing room. There ought to be a law against having your license,car tags,and car insurance due in your birth month. They should know that you want to spend some money on yourself that month. I'm doing it anyway-I've set a little a side for my own personal spa visit. It's my treat for making better choices in the last couple months. Well I gotta go kids, enjoy your Wednesday and walk instead of driving-stick it to big oil and do something for yourself.

hugs and kisses


Friday, May 9, 2008

knitting pics

You know guys,
I thought about it and realized although my blog is titled a knitter in a weary land-I haven't shown you any pics of recent or past projects. So here's a little taste of what I've done.

I finished the little boat neck baby sweater in march of last year. It was so fun to do. I've also done some socks and cable hats. Here's my example of fair isle knitting.
My cousin's little girl was enamored with Dora the Explorer at the time and wanted a red and orange knit hat. How could I say no to that beautiful face. My next project was a fair isle theme with my alma mater's school colors. Let's here it for the Mansfield TY-Tygers!!

I'm back to knitting for profit and pleasure. I'm currently working on a dog sweater. Wish me luck.


Friday, May 2, 2008

I want muscles

Hey guys,

What does the word vacation mean to you? Do your thought immediately turn to long naps in the middle of the day or getting up in the middle of the day. Do you look forward to reading all the novels you've been putting off for the past year. Maybe you think of trying new recipes or trying a new knitting pattern. Well for my vacation I intended to do all of those things. It didn't turn out that way. Wednesday night I did 3 exercise video tapes. I followed that up with a two hour hike on the Lyons fall trail at Mohican's national state park.

As you can see by the pictures it was a totally awesome trek. I felt almost like the girl I used to be. More adventurous and curious and willing to take a chance. I skipped over rocks,faced my fear of heights and conquered mountains. The next day I did water aerobics. If this doesn't increase my muscle mass I don't know what will.

see you