Friday, September 26, 2008

Someone New

I am officially a new person! At least according to the gov't. July 3rd of this year I married my "person" (the one who truly knows me and loves me just the same), and this last week I have finally received my new social security card and now I carry his last name. Unfortunately as a new person I am not 20 lbs thinner with less grey hair. Same old me...different name. Case in point...I am still in a creative funk and having such a hard time finishing projects. Last Friday I started work on the recycled jeans pillow chair. As of right now it looks like an alien and nothing like a chair, which needs to look like one by next Saturday, for my very first movie night. I had to use 5 pairs of jeans and an entire box of Polyfil. It is in the final stage and as of right now I am not sure if I really even like it all that much. I plan to embellish it with some pockets and maybe a decal/patch or something. Who knows I may end up ripping it all apart and making something else...I am rebellious like that!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Mii Fit?...need Wii Fit!

I kept seeing, hearing and reading about the Wii fit board. Well seeing as I am a huge Wii junkie I "NEEDED" one. Which I actually I didn't think I needed one till I saw it at the store, then my addiction kicked in. I grabbed the box, held it up, then quietly yelled across the aisle, "HONEY, HONEY LOOK!! CAN I HAVE IT?" By the time he turned to look at me I was already hugging the box and giving him my best puppy dog eyes. Like my hubby would ever say NO to me!

The box was opened and set up as soon as I got home. I find it very fun way to get your booty off the couch, my favorite is the yoga and the way it shows your balance. I must warn you though, this thing is brutally honesty.

The first step you need to do when you start off is tell it your age, height and step on it to get weighted. I did this, knowing I am no where close to 105 lbs or even what one would consider my ideal weight. I stood on the board, it tells me to relax and not to fidget...analysing...please wait...I stand there stiff as a board, nervous as heck to find out what it will tell me. Finally the BMI (Body Mass Index) result, I watch as the indicator bar goes up and up, obese (which means I am about 20-30 lbs more than I should be). Then I look at my mii on the screen, she's a cartoon version of me with piggy tail braids and freckles and now about 30lbs larger then she was, yes this thing actually made my mii....well look like me, not the fantasy version I had designed her to be.

The next step is to do a balance test. Yeah with my clumsy self this should be fun right. During both the tests my hubby sits on the couch laughing (out loud) and saying "wow, I knew you were a little clumsy...just not that much". Ha Ha thanks hubby. Luckily I can laugh at myself and was laughing just as much as he was. Then to make my self esteem weaken just a little more, my favorite toy speaks to me....

You are very you trip on your own feet.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pass the Concealer Please!

The deadline has come and gone...and I am wore out. Insert your biggest exclamation point here!

Working a full day last Saturday and the insanely busy day on Monday has left me with no energy and is killing my perfect housewife image. It's just not the same when your serving homemade quiche with dark circles under your eyes and your hair is all over the place. At least it was made with love.

I have managed to slowly make progress on a few craft projects. The crocheted skirt is now 3 rows bigger....I can officially use it as a belt now. My stuffed pillow chair is designed (drawn out on newspaper and drafted in my head) and I am in the process of cutting up the jeans into neat squares and rectangles. I am excited to start sewing the pieces together and having the chair take shape. It's always an amazing moment when something I think up in my head comes to life, I just can't wait!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Taking a Smoke Break

Please excuse my short post. I work in an accounting office and we are running toward the Corp Tax deadline. My desk is loaded with paperwork, so at least until September 15th, posting will be light.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Scheduling Creativity

I think it has been about 2 weeks since I've picked up a crochet hook, plugged in the sewing machine or even glued two pieces of paper together. I MUST BE LOSING MY MIND. My main excuse....I have been sick, wicked cold, head congestion, cough, and no energy. The other excuse.............the wii, shhh don't tell anyone of my addiction or they'll take it away.

Projects on the agenda...
Bean Bag chair for my hippie van.
Mohawk hat for friends new baby.
Black and Gray Cotton and Lace Skirt.
Crocheted Skirt.