Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Take time for the important things......

Well, I got up this morning, as I usually do...grabbed myself a giant cup of joe and headed down to my shop to get a little work done. Do ya ever have those days when you just have absolutely no ambition to do what you should be doing? I looked at my fabric, blah....looked at my buttons, blah....looked at a couple paper projects that are sitting on my worktable, blah.....blah, blah, blah! I glanced over at my shop monkey--JoJo, and he gave me one of those looks! ( He just knows me too well.) Go play today need a day off! Well, he didn't have to tell me twice!

Yesterday I was over at Sweet Repeats blog and was enjoying her music while I was there--so I decided that it was just what my blog needed to perk it up a bit! So, say hello to my new music player. I had a really good time deciding what to put on there--and found a bunch of my favorites for you to listen to while you visit.

If you've never heard the song "Oreo Cookie Blues"--make sure you give it a is my unofficial theme song! lol (though if you were to ask Mr. Kwitty, he would say it was "Still Crazy after All These Years"--not sure if that is because he thinks I am still crazy after all these years OR if it's because I tend to sing that song with particular gusto every time I get a few cocktails in my system) Either way, they are both good songs and I hope you enjoy listening while you are here!

Another cool thing is that you can just minimize the page and still listen to the music, which has added a whole new dimension to my computing experience! Yeah.

I then decided that my SIL will probably enjoy a little gift for her birthday. She is one of those gals who really doesn't get the appeal of handmade--so I have to actually go to a store and buy her stuff. (she's so weird!) So I parked the car waaaaaaay down the road and had a nice long walk to go along with my's a beautiful day, and the sun is shining and no coat required! Awesome.

Now, I'm home--feeling rejuvenated! I've a few minutes to spare before the kids get home from school and I have to make dinner--so I'm just gonna sit here and enjoy my tunes and play a couple games of solitaire--so there!I did manage to list this new bag yesterday--grass and skies and butterflies! It's available in my shop.

Oh, and would someone please go purchase something from my shop--I've been sitting at 666 sales for 2 days now and it's freaking me out a little! I'll put something special in your package........

Have a great day friends!

xoxo Karen

P.S. JoJo told me to tell you all that you are to take the rest of the day off!


Jenn Maruska said...

I've made a new friend in JoJo!

: D

You rock, JoJo!

And you too, Mrs. Kwitty : )

(I got a little Kid Rock when I visited!)

Jenn Maruska said...

I'm #667! Whoo hoo! : D

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Mrs. Maruska------YOU rock!
Thanks so much--and JoJo sends his love!
Smiles, Karen

starrynightimpressions said...

Hi Karen,
Love, love the spirit in the sky music, oh my does that bring back memories, i remember when I first heard that and i was so excited as a teenager to hear a song on the radio about Jesus!
thanks for the little boost,

Waterrose said...

OH I'm glad someone else has those days...I always feel soooo guilty.

Junie Moon said...

I have days like that, too, where I cannot seem to figure out what I want to do. I tend to overwhelm myself with giant lists of things and then rebel and do absolutely nothing. Maybe it's the universe telling me to slow down a bit.

Leigh said...

I can relate to this kind of day. Oh and I love the bag you made!!!

calamitykim said...

JoJO called and told me to go to lunch today with a friend! He didn't have to tell me twice! Somedays ya just gotta get out of the house! Glad somebody put you past the 666! teehee!

Crystal said...

lol...I'm so glad we found eachother! Between the two of us I predict lot's of days off and dirty houses ;)
How on earth have I not seen your adorable shop until now...thanks goodness for blogs!!!

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Congratulations on your 667th Sale! 666 would have freaked me out a bit too! I have days like that too.....blah...and...more blah....some time in the sun always seems to help! We've had such a dreary Spring here in the Pacific NW, I can't wait for a real Summer Day! Hope you enjoy your time off :o)!

iSew said...

Hooray for you for takin' a day off.

And I didn't even know you had a shop monkey. How cool is that? I'll have to do a post about my shop money(s) now. haha

Pinky said...

LOVE the music!! Great idea and JoJo is the bomb! WOO!!

I'm taking your advice and laying off for the day, I need it. Thanks for perking me up! HUGS and LOVE LOVE LOVE to you!!

treasurefield said...

Aww man, Now I want a shop monkey. Good call, JoJo!

And yes, I have those days, too. Love that green purse, btw!

ricracsally said...

Hmmm...I have a shop bunny named Tallulah. perhaps we should introduce her and Jojo!
Oh, and Oreos? They're the food of the gods they are!
Congrats on 667!

LazyTcrochet said...

I love your playlist! I made one but it didn't work on my blog. I put it on my Myspace though.

Lucy said...

Love the new playlist--I like to minimize mine as well and listen to the tunes while blogging or creating. It's great since I don't have an mp3 player or ipod thingy so gotta get my dose of music somehow!

Glad you have gotten over that dreaded number of sales!!

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, it's good sometimes to make time to do things that you really want to do

Diana said...

Jojo is adorable! And very wise. So glad you got out and recharged your batteries. You deserved it.

667 sales?!?!? Oh my. You are a power house. It's no wonder I worship you so.


Babydoll said...

Found you on another blogger's site. Love your little monkey!! Glad you got a chance to play!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Loving your music Misses!! A day off every once in a while is a great thing!!

Carol said...

Hi Karen!!
I had my volume off so I didn't here a thing...hubby's got the game on :(

Isn't awful to have people that don't want/like/need/ handmade gifts??? Ugh, it makes me crazy.

Happy Mother's Day! I talked to JoJo and he said to take tomorrow off too.

Carol said...

erm... typo above-
I didn't HEAR a thing.

Stink Bone Jones said...

I know how you feel Mrs. Kwitty! I think all creative types go throught waves of creativity. I know I do.

Alison Boon said...

gothic14Spirit in the sky is such an iconic song. I love the music.

Pinky said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! I hope those gorgeous children of yours spoil you rotten!! HUGS and LOVE!!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Karen..
glad u got music it is fun isn't it..(:) and thanks for coming by ..I see you like sock monkeys too ...just the cutest critters~~..(:)
I enjoy reading your blog~ well have a great Mothers Day..
hugs Patty

Tizzalicious said...

I love the bag you made! And your monkey!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

I think I really like this JoJo. LOL
Glad you had a nice day off. Sometimes you need that to see things in a fresh light.

Nice music picks. I always forget to turn the radio on when I'm in this room.

Yea, I have a lot of friends that don't "get" handmade or vintage.
And I can't stand buying something that a thousand other people have, so they get gift cards.

Kimberly :)

Amanda said...

Thanks for the comments! :) I just love those faceless angels! I have another one holding a book (learning) but the one in the picture (courage) is especially close to my heart - it belonged to my (now passed on) grandma.

Loving the music - bubbly! :)

LittleSun said...

your blog just keeps getting better thanx for stopping by
I am making sure I have your link.

Absolutely Small said...

Here, here! Time to play!
(also: love the new bag! Good design with all those pockets- I'll have to check out your shop, now!)

Dinah said...

JoJo is definitely my kinda guy!!
Love the music and the bag too!

Escaping Reality said...

OMG! The monkey ROCKS!!! Now i have something to keep an eye out for. I collect sock monkies and he is just TOO CUTE!!!

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