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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

March Madness

It's that time of year again-The Tournament!! (Basketball, I mean, for all you non-sportwidows out there) I don't pay a huge amount of attention to the college basketball season-just enough to know how the Hokies are doing mostly-but I really enjoy all the excitement that surrounds the tournament every Spring and I like making picks on my own bracket. This year I was fortunate to do a bracket with a bunch of knitters through Nona's blog through Yahoo-what fun! I'm sure I picked everyone who is going to win and I will be the top winner-haha! But it really is fun for some reason-I have memories all the way back to 7th grade making brackets with all the boys and picking the teams-they were so serious about it!! (Of course, 7th grade boys are so serious about a lot of things that don't always merit it but I digress...) And, since I went here and not a REAL school (only semi-joking here), The Tournament is a way for me to vicariously have real athletic teams who play in real games-whoot! However, despite my excitement over The Tournament, I think we all really know which March Madness is causing me to foam at the mouth and maybe sleep a little restlessly this evening:

Oh that basketball stuff is fun and all but HELLO?! Can ya' beat a great yarn sale, especially when it is less than 2 miles from your home??!! Last time Mosaic had a sale this past summer, I spent all of my birthday money (the day I got it) and then some, justifying it as "Christmas Presents" (to me a little....) and I have used very little of what I bought YET. However, is that stopping me? NO WAY! (I do have lots of it earmarked for projects that are yet to be-you know how that is.) And I believe the Husband's remark was "You could not possibly need any other yarn for any thing else in the world"- silly, silly man. Does he not know the silliness of such a statement? "Need"-haha, that's cute of him. Now, if I can only think of a few more "presents" before I go, it will all seem like I am doing it for the good of others. In fact, I AM doing it for the good of others! Yeah! I just cannot possibly NOT go to the yarn sale when it is for the happiness of others and the giving of handmade gifts that could one day be treasured and prized heirlooms. How can I rob friends and family of receiving a little piece of fiber love? That would just be mean and I won't stand for it. It is clearly for the good of my fellow man (and woman-and kids-and maybe a little bit me-or a lot me) that I embark upon a journey to this noble sale, credit card quivering with excitement, and purchase what I can to bring joy to others. It is my destiny.

And if anyone tries to get the last of any yarn I decide I want, be prepared to be knocked down. You know, for the sake of the children and all.....

4 comments:

Gina said...

You are going to freak when you see all the beautiful yarn I put on sale...if you want to come at 9:30 before the store opens to get the best selection, be my guest! See ya tomorrow!

Patrick said...

Gina - You're not helping.

Gina said...

Oops, sorry Hubby...but one of your Babies got a funfur purse! How Fun! How Furry!

Bel said...

Hey! It was great to meet you, too! Don't worry about the spending...I had to sneak in some from my paycheck. Still planning the groceries around this one! Haha!! No, I had a teeny bit...and HAD to get the sweater book. And your girls are just beautiful.