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I visited a site today that I had seen before that handles live land auctions. If it was not this one, it was one amazingly like it, and while I was looking at it, I was thinking and playing with ideas, and it just occurred to me SHEEP. Free wool. Well, not free, but you know, wool. Probably more expensive all told than what you pay now, but! The shearing, the carding, the spinning, the dyeing, the knitting, the wearing, it’s all YOU. Everything but the growing, although maybe if you feed them you can even take credit for that.

Ok, I admit to being silly. I’m still doing that up early thing. The kitchen sinks are done, though the toilets could still use some attention, and I need to do a bit more on the laundry yet.

And OH! I just totally whacked a baseball almost out of the yard. Twice.

Yay me!

I did it again, up at 6 this morning. But I am sleepier this morning than I was yesterday! I actually woke up at 4, and said “no way”. Since I just finished Insomnia, that was just freaky, ykwim?

Oh, btw, I was poking around Google last night, and found out the this site is way on up there for ykwim. How funny is that? I feel like a realtor sitting on some prime corner lot. I mean, doesn’t everyone say that? It’s an official acronym, ya’ll. Speaking of ya’ll………. no, not there. But Crazy Aunt Purl is!

OK, I’m hushing. The girls are out at a swim party, and if I can get my work done, I can knit. Or maybe knap. Whichever. Kno, that’s not a typo, I’m just tryin’ to be phunny. Ykwim?

I’d go there for yarn

Quite some time ago, I was desperate for some particular sock yarn, and I could not find it locally, so I ended up ordering it from Astrid’s Dutch Obsessions. The yarn I wanted was Opal but I ordered some Trekking at the same time, and if I remember correctly, it’s the ball that’s sitting in my waiting basket right now.

I was reminded of that order tonight when I was talking about Amsterdam Hotel Bookings with Ang. I joked that it would be worth going to Amsterdam just to get to Astrid’s shop, LOL! Seriously, there is so much to see and do in Amsterdam that most normal people would not even consider the addition of yarn into the enticements to be rational behavior. OTOH, knitters are not known for their rationality when it comes to yarn porn, now, are they?

You know Amsterdam is very small, almost village like, and in the summer the flowers are riotous, and the cafes put chairs and tables outside. I can totally see flocks of knitters strolling through the antique shops, art galleries and museums, knitting round and round and round on DPNs with limited edition Opal procured from Astrid.

Funny Baby

This morning, I was sitting here working, and I heard a weird noise from the bedroom, and DaBaby just crying as if she was being attacked by wild animals. I ran in to see what was wrong, and she had climbed up and hit DH’s clock radio. It was making that “white noise” and making it really loudly. She was terrified.

I’d say to myself, “well, at least she won’t mess with the radio anymore”, but experience has taught me that’s just not true. Drama used to scare herself with the TV, but instead of learning to leave it alone, she eventually learned to work it.

Speaking of Telemarketers

I went over to Mama’s last night to help her get AIM set up on her computer, and a telemarketer called trying to sell some math books for kids. Mama had the woman talk to me, and I had a real good time with that. Now, I love to talk to telemarketers, but rarely have the ability to employ my rapier wit with them, because hey! I’m a mom with 8 children. Phone is not the best way to communicate with me. But I was kidless last night, and I did have fun with the gal, so I have to tell you about it. Poor thing had to talk to her supervisor about 4 times during our short call.

So, now you are thinking what I said that was so horrible, aren’t you? You are thinking I must be a horrible person. Well, I asked two basic questions with follow up.

1)If i don’t like the product and want to send it back, how do I do that. “Well, you ship it back, and we pay for it.” No postage paid envelope? How am I supposed to put a receipt in a sealed envelope? And why would I want to wait for you to send me a check?

2)What makes your 45 page math books that cost 6 dollars each any better than the hundred page math puzzle books I can buy at Walmart for $2.95? I think the gal about peed in her knickers when I told her that her books cost over 10 cents per page, and asked her if she really thought that was a good deal. Apparently, she was quite flummoxed that I could do that math in my head. Maybe she should keep the math books and use them herself, eh?

Stop! Police!!

There’s something I want to have, and in order to win it, I need to convince the folks who are giving it away that I deserve it. The thing I want is the new Police cd, and I think my story will be pretty compelling.

Back in the day, when the Police were all the rage, I was in high school. I went skating every weekend, and man, I knew all their songs. I’d be spinning, and shuffling and singing. It was Synchronicity. Law, I was the hottest thing on 8 wheels. Roxanne had nothing on me. Wheels, because I live here in coastal North Carolina, and the concept of ICE skating as entertainment was totally foreign to this area way back then. Every Breath You Take has that slight salt tang, and ice just doesn’t fair too well here.

Fast forward to today: I am held hostage in a house with either Kelly Clarkson or Kenny Chesney constantly coming from one set of speakers or another. Occasionally, I get to listen to both at once, and let me tell ya, that will totally put Voices Inside My Head and I am often Driven to Tears. I want that Police cd so that I can turn the tables, create a little musical Fallout of my own. Muhahahahahah. I could be the one blasting my tunes and annoying the rest of the family. And that would make me very happy. Even yarn ho’s deserve a bit of happiness right?

The fact is that there is a real Hole in My Life without this cd set, and now that The Police are going on a new worldwide tour, I’m telling folks Don’t Stand So Close to Me, because you might get hit while I’m dancing to….

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Fallout
2. Can’t Stand Losing You
3. Next to You
4. Roxanne
5. Truth Hits Everybody
6. Hole in My Life
7. So Lonely
8. Message in a Bottle
9. Reggatta de Blanc
10. Bring on the Night
11. Walking on the Moon
12. Don’t Stand So Close to Me
13. Driven to Tears
14. Canary in a Coalmine

Disc: 2
1. Do Do Do de da da Da
2. Voices Inside My Head
3. Invisible Sun
4. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
5. Spirits in the Material World
6. Demolition Man
7. Every Breath You Take
8. Synchronicity I
9. Wrapped Around Your Finger
10. Walking in Your Footsteps
11. Synchronicity II
12. King of Pain
13. Murder by Numbers
14. Tea in the Sahara

Giggle, rock, giggle rock

Heehee!! After a bit of frustration which ended with a call to tech support, I am sitting in my new office furniture. Well, if you can call my rocking chair office furniture, that is. yes, boys and girls, we are wireless. Ok, we are plugged in to the wall, but not the modem. I could be completely wireless if I chose, and that’s the point. Yeah, I’m tickled!

Dh picked up the wireless router this afternoon, and I got it installed. The call to tech support was to get the default gateway number off the router and onto Bellsouth’s system. The computer said it was connected, the router said it was connected, too, but they just refused to connect to each other. I always forget when we get a new router (because it happens so often??) that it entails a call to get the numbers configured.[tags]wireless internet[/tags]

Color me happy

I took DD#1 off the car insurance the day she left. I knew it would reduce the premiums on my car insurance quote. I expected them to apply the overage to the next payment. But, nope, I actually got a refund. I found it when I checked my bank balance online this morning! I thought that was pretty cool of them.

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