Monday, March 29, 2010

SleepyME: WannaME's deep too...

Before I turn in for the night, after a long day of wanting. I figured I'd do a precursor of some posts to come.  WannaME isn't just about the crafts. WannaME has other, deeper interests as well. Like art. Now I don't really know anything about art. I just like stuff that grabs my attention. If I come across something that makes me want to stop and take a second look, well I take a second look.

One such painting is The Tree of Life. I just came across this piece a few months ago. But I F'Luv it. All the lovely swirls, it's all me. So I wanna learn more about Gustav Klimt. And one day maybe get a copy of one of his works. That shall be my mission for tomorrow. Of course only after I've finished working or on my lunch break. Sure. That is all. Sweet Dreams.

WannaME: Ooo I wanna make that....quilt

And this is why I should not be allowed on the internet without adult supervision.  Just sitting here clicking the next blog button, scoping out other sites. Look what I came across. JediKnits is amazingly talented. I Wanna make that.....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

CraftyME: Introducing....

Yeah I think the addict that is CraftyME has spawned a new identity. For now we shall call her Ooo I WannaME. As in "ooo I wanna make that" or "ooo I wanna go there" or "ooh I wanna buy that".  OiwME or maybe even just WannaME for short.
So WannaME is a busy gal. I didn't even get outta bed before she spotted something and thought "ooo I wanna make that."  Today's entry was found by way of yesterday' new discovery Grumperina's blog. The original site is actually one that's on my TTDL of sites to explore, Purl Bee.
 Isn't that pretty. I so wanna make that. And I dont even sew. Or Embroider. But I wanna make that.
Le sigh. ME

Friday, March 26, 2010

SleepyME: CraftyME has a problem....

So yeah, CraftyME has a bit of a problem. Apparently CraftyME is an addict. And this addiction is taking over my life.
Everytime I see a new craft I NEED to learn it, master it, see all there is to see about it. And it's all Rav's fault. Dang online crack source, I tell ya. It's already taken my harmless little crochet fetish and morphed me into a knitting fiend. I'm impatiently awaiting the arrival of my new books on sock knitting, soapmaking, and jewelery making. This morning I was checking out sewing classes. And now I've just spent the past oh 3 hours or so researching metal stamping. Why? Why must I be so captivated by the lures of handmade goodness. The notion that I could be a creative goddess. The possibility of finding my special something and selling the hell out of it. I'm so chockful of ideas but I can barely keep my eyes open. Be on the lookout, strange things are afoot at the circle k my friends.
Yawn.....Good night all

Thursday, March 25, 2010

WorkME (shh): that's the way life goes

Job Responsibility

by Charles Osgood
There was a most important job that needed to be done,
And no reason not to do it, there was absolutely none.
But in vital matters such as this, the thing you have to ask
Is who exactly will it be who'll carry out the task?

Anybody could have told you that everybody knew
That this was something somebody would surely have to do.
Nobody was unwilling; anybody had the ability.
But nobody believed that it was their responsibility.

It seemed to be a job that anybody could have done,
If anybody thought he was supposed to be the one.
But since everybody recognised that anybody could,
Everybody took for granted that somebody would.

But nobody told anybody that we are aware of,
That he would be in charge of seeing it was taken care of.
And nobody took it on himself to follow through,
And do what everybody thought that somebody would do.

When what everybody needed so did not get done at all,
Everybody was complaining that somebody dropped the ball.
Anybody then could see it was an awful crying shame,
And everybody looked around for somebody to blame.

Somebody should have done the job
And Everybody should have,
But in the end Nobody did
What Anybody could have.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CraftyME: SnarkyME haters

Ok. Haters. Why are you such a hater?Oh wait I'll tell you why. Because you can't do what I do and you so wish you could. But you can't so you hate. It's cool because I find it hilarious. Yep I KNIT. Yep I knit Shawls & socks. And I'm good at it. I saw something I didn't know how to do. Said hey I wanna do that. And taught myself how to do it. You're just mad because you know no matter how hard you've tried you can't do it. Now I've tried to be nice. I've sat w/you showed you how to do it. But to no avail. So instead of trying to play me because I can, maybe you should try a little harder to do it yourself. We both know you wish you could.

WorkME (shh): MIA me

Yeah so I've been MIA from my poor little blog. I mean it's to be expected because that's just how I do. I've been meaning to post. Have like 5 different topics to cover, including but not limited to TouristyME adventures in Philly & NYC, podcast obsession, and knitting obsession, and ListyMe (needs a better name). So this is just me checking in to say I'll be back with a ton to talk about. So many ideas are swirling around in my head. Can't wait to share em. Ok back to being WorkME (shh)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

CraftyME: Urgh Being a Grownup sux....

So, I've finally completed a big-girl knitting project. The world famous Clapotis shawl from Knitty by way of Ravelry (RAV). I am so proud of me. This is a big shawl. Way bigger than the hats and fingerlings and dishcloths that my newer-knitter skills have completed. But it's only a big-girl project, not a grownup one.

 The reason it's not a grownup is because of the yarn. Its redheart shhhh. In my defence, it's red heart soft and not supersaver. Not that good ol s.s. doesnt have its place in the world. Some of my earliest, most used blankets were crocheted w/s.s. Anyways, about midway through the Clap I made myself a promise. If I completed it and by the Ravelempics deadline, I would go to the LYS and actually buy some Grownup yarn.  And I would make another because I loved the pattern.

So, finish my Clap I did. And purchase my LYS yarn I did as well. Although I slightly cheated and brought the yarn 2 days before I finished. Hey we had yet another snowstorm so LYS was having a 1 day only snowday sale. You would have cheated too. 
 Unfortunately my wallet is not as growed up as my knitting skills are becoming. Even w/ 20% off I could only buy 3 balls of the yarn as opposed to the 8 skeins TheClap requires. That's ok I knew I'd find something else to make. And today I did. Again thanks to RAV and Knitty, I've decided to tackle.....Citron.

Another growed up pattern using my growed up yarn. But.....
I'm sad.  Even though I waited ALLL day to finish work before I caston, I have to be a grownup. Dont wanna but I must. I must go downstairs, fold the clothes in the dryer, put in the ones in the wash and add another one. And I have to wash the stupid dishes too. Then and only then can I obtain a hit of my new drug, Knitting.  Being a grownup sux.....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HungryME: Makes no dang sense....

So let me tell you a little something about me now. Even though I'm sure that it will become more apparent as time goes on. I love to snack. Hate to eat. Love to snack. Food makes me sick. I'm so over it. Food is boring and I am sick of eating the same ol stuff day in and day out. I wish THEY would invent all new food just so I can have something new to eat.
But I LOVE snacks! Give me a snacky-type thing any time any day. Oooh and don't let it be a cake-like substance. Watch it. Of course there are some ME-esque rules as to the what qualifies as a snacky-type thing, but I'll save that for another time.

One snack that I'm soooo luv'n right now is this Handful of Everything trail mix! Its chock full of yummygoodness , cashews almonds, yogurt covered peanuts, dried apricots mango peaches pineapples coconut cranberries GOLDEN raisins(not the yucky black ones) and choolate chips. I think that's everything. Yo when it comes to this quote my dearly missed Gram "I don't have the sense the Good Lord gave to a fly". Seriuosly I can't stop eating it. I eat it til it makes my stomach hurt. And then I eat somemore! All day long I've been in&out of this canister. I'm such a glutton for punishment. Makes no dang on sense.

Monday, March 1, 2010

SleepyME: 3/1/10 11:32pm

Most nights, just before I take my glasses off and call it a nite I check my iPhone one last time. Tuck in FB & Twitter. Make sure gmail & yahoo are bedbug and spam free. And weather channel & local news so I can ponder the morning's wardrobe selection while I sleep.
Well tonight I add what I hope will be a habit. Reflections on the day. Hopes for tomorrow. My nightly prayer is generally the same as it's always been. Please lord watch over us tonight. See us through another day. Please let it be free of drama, stress, anxiety. Please let me BE.
Today I was so exited for all the possibilities that await this site. Spent hours researching. I hope the momentum continues so that I can see the ideas in my head manifest into reality.
bedtime philosophy: tonight it's deep. tomorrow it's HUH?!?! Goodnite. SleepyME

HappyME: March 1 6am-ish

March 1 6am-ish
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So this was the scene I stepped outside to find this morning. Yeah so what's so special about it, one may ask. Well, I'll tell you. This scene made my day. You see, normally when I leave out of my house to go to work @ 6am-ish, it's dark. Like barely dawn dark. Last week I noticed that I didn't have to turn on my highbeams on the back road to work. But after being snowed in and working from home the past 3-4 days, I really noticed the change. And @ 6:30am when I'm pulling up to work it was real live daytime out. (although i was pulling up to WaWa's for my coffee instead of clocking in, but hey I was only 15 mins late)

And as if my day wasn't already a little brighter, it's the first day of MARCH. A month that contains several of my favorite holidays including the Ides of March (Beware!), St Patrick's Day ( I'm selfproclaimed Irish, Jamaican-Irish to be exact) AND THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!!! So yes even though I'm from CT and have seen it snow the last weekend in APRIL, I had a whole lotta pep in my step today. Because Winter your days are numbered. Soon temps will rise and trees will bud. Then you, the Hawk, and good ol' PhillyGasWorks can kick rocks!!!!!!

MommyME: It Never Fails...

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Originally uploaded by simplyme5252
No matter what time I have to get up in the morning, it never fails. Somehow some way my kid will find a way to wake me up 1/2 hour to an hour earlier than needed. If I have to get up at 7 then she's calling me @ 6:30. If my alarm is going off @ 5:15 she's yelling Mom @ 4:45. And she never wants anything! She goes back to sleep. Meanwhile, I'm stuck in the space of too early to get up but too late to go back to sleep. Another blissful slumber interupted. Le sigh.