Spinning, Knitting, Crocheting, Organic Gardening, Living off-grid, and chasing sheep - because- I'm, like, NOT SANE!

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's like riding a bike.....

My horoscope for October said many things and most of them I am still scratching my head about. Like, the part about being magnetically attractive all month. Hmmm.....I turned around in my cape to see if the inner Wonder Woman was just going to burst out, boobs and all with a 28 inch waist but, alas, it didn't come to be. And, there were other things like the mention that I'd finally be able to take some time to collect my energy. Was the fact that I'd have to stop sleeping and find a way to not need bathroom breaks in the fine print? LOl! Phewy! It's just still kind of not so happy times on the farm. It happens more than most farmers would mention but, you know me, all gloomy and such so I would!

spunky spin in 011One gem of advice did lay in the ole stars and predictions - the advice to get out more and have some fun. Gloomy people, surprisingly, only become more gloomy and crusty the less they have fun. I seem to remember knowing that but, as you know, knowing something and acting on that knowledge can sometimes be worlds apart. Sometimes, you just know it and carry it around like a hump on your back. So, fun was advised and, very shortly after, I heard tell of a spin-in at Spunky Eclectic. It was a rough morning and I thought I might not even go because I was looking everywhere for my smile and it was just hiding somewhere, I'm sure of it. Still, crazed as I felt from it all, I packed up the wheel and headed down. I'm so glad I did. Firstly, because I lurve Boogie. Every time I get a chance to visit with her, I just wish I had the chance more often. I think I want to be like her when I grow up. I scored some 'Galaxy' bfl and some 'estuary' bfl from her. They spoke to me a little on the way home and they really want to stay together forever in a project. And, you know, I'm a sucker for true love so I agreed.
boogie and david - so cute!
My favorite part of the day was also the second reason why I'm so glad I did go. I would have cried big ole crocodile tears if I'd missed a rare chance to sit and spin and laugh with David. There are some people in this world that, when they smile at you or hug you, or, in this case, bring you some of their treasured handspun Pumpkin Juice yarn and chocolate - they just make you feel like the happiest person alive. David is like that. I miss him already. And, no, it's not just because of the chocolate and yarn love! spunky spin in 010 I just hope I didn't creep him out by coming back for hugs over and over again. I do have that natural talent, you know, for creeping people out. I'm choosing, with age and exhaustion, to look at it as a sort of 'yet to ripen to its true purpose' gift. Perhaps, someday, all the world will need is one harmlessly creepy woman and, with her help, all will be set right and whole. It's not the Wonder Woman gig, but, I guess it will have to do.

True to form, I just plopped down to spin and started talking to everyone in the room like I know them so, of course, I had a great time and met some fascinating people but don't know their names. It is the only antidote I know to the nervous reaction that I'd otherwise have of thinking far too much about what to say, what not to say, hoping the nervous ticks didn't show up, and trying not to tell a story that was totally inappropriate. Let's edit that, shall we - to try not to tell too many stories that were inappropriate. I think a few slipped out anyway. This learning how to have fun, again, thing can be tricky at times, non? I mean, riding a bike is just, well, balance, pedaling and, for the less inclined to adventure, the ability to look ahead of you.

In other news, uh....let's not talk about the news. I do have to acknowledge, though, that I've fallen behind on the Great Giveaway. Hmmm. I don't want to stop it but I think I've just lost my ability to feel really creative in it. So, I think we'll change it. Let's do it every other month - make it a more expansive 'give away', and allow me to just come up with a surprise package. Silly, I know, but I think the task of assigning the prize is kind of depleting the fun of being a 'giver' and a 'receiver' - I think adding a little surprise back into it will be just the trick. This month's give away goes to Becky - hope you love it! The next Great Giveaway will be Dec. 1st.

So, I'm off to spin and, hopefully, become human, again. After about thirty to forty five minutes of that, I will be transformed into a Halloween costume making goddess that has 9 arms (4 sets to get everything done and one to carry the cup of coffee) and, even when the machine jams, she smashes her fingers in the foot, or the yarn just disappears into the abyss - she doesn't flinch, groan, or otherwise foam at the mouth. If I pull that off, I'm having a pumpkin beer and sitting around in my flashy cape whilst knitting until I fall asleep!