Monday, August 21, 2006

In Which I Focus on Things That Are Fun

Been in a bit of a funk lately. No single reason to point the finger at, more just an amalgamation of funk-causing agents ganging up on me all at once. Hate it when that happens! Therefore, in keeping with my funk-busting plan of attack, we will focus fun things today. Ready? Okay! Let the fun parade begin!

1. Pure sock love. My yet-to-be-named Crusoe socks in progress. Koigu, first of all, but then look at these colors! These are some glee-inducing socks right here, people!

I almost don't want to work on these too much, because I don't want to finish them. Silly, right? The thing is, they're so much fun! Just watching all the colors emerge with each stitch...I know, I need to get out more...But, I ask you: Does it get much better than this? Nope didn't think so!

2. Red patent leather flats. Oh boy! Because I love my black pair so much and because I am my mother's daughter, I finally broke down and got a pair in red, too. (Tangent: I vaguely remember a storybook I had when I was little - The Elves and the Shoemaker, perhaps - all I remember was that there was a picture of bright red shoes in it. I had a dream one night that I had those shoes (See? The love for shoes- it dates way back!) and I even thought I had them when I woke up, only to discover it was all just a dream. That was my first brush with the kind of dreams that seem real. Talk about heartbreak!) Now I have me some bright red shoes that make me I feel like I'm about 6 years old when I'm wearing them (only 30 years off)!

3. 80's Mix CD. Dee, my sister from another mother, sent me a most delightful CD of 80's songs. She included many popular faves, as well as a few I had completely forgotten about. A more with-it woman would include a song list here, but until I can get it together long enough to write it down, you'll just have to take my word for it- it is good!

4. Last, but certainly no least on the fun list: our blog makeover! We've been talking about it for quite awhile now, tired of our old look and feeling as though it didn't say much about our personalities. One thought was to unveil our new look for our blogiversary in April, though that was obviously not meant to be. But, better late than never! Eventually we'd like to venture into a home all our own, but for now we'll work the Blogger beast to its (or our) fullest potential. Thanks so much for all the comments - we really appreciate it! It feels so good to have a fresh face! Dare I say- we're bringing sexy back.*

* Not as blatantly as J. Timberlake, to be sure, but we can try.

11 comments:

jillian said...

Stop the funk! Those beautimous socks should do it, I think. The colors with that pattern are an incredible combo.

Love the shoes. Perfect for dancing to an 80's mix CD!

Kara said...

Okay, those socks are too fab. That stitch pattern is perfect. The colors just pop!

And yes, the shoes are totally fun!

Dave said...

Fantabulous socks!!

Dee said...

LOVE the shoes... I think I need to go shopping soon. Sorry I didn't send you the list of songs! I know you know all of them but I'm sure the list would have been helpful.

Also love the new look - very fresh and happy I must say!

Deb said...

SASSSSSSY shoes! Love them...

Julia said...

I'm suffering from severe shoe envy. I've already let you know how much I love the socks and the re-design! xox,

pam said...

The socks! The shoes! The blog!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I love the socks, shoes, blog... I love everything!

Monica said...

Those are some happy socks and the pattern works well with that yarn. Cute shoes and love the new blog look!

margene said...

LOVE the new look! It's so fresh and looks very sexy;-)
Hope the funk abates for you.

Lolly said...

The new shoes are gorgeous! LOVE the look ;) and the socks are definitely happy. I did not remember that pattern... it looks great in that yarn!