Thursday, April 12, 2007

Identity Crisis Solved!

It's all so very confusing. I look at the calendar and I see the word, "April" emblazoned across the top. And yet, when I look out the window, I see January. The snow and sleet continue to fall in complete defiance of the actual date. Seasonally speaking, I should be edging into my cute spring wardrobe with the capri pants and strappy sandals. Instead, I am swathed in turtlenecks and woolen socks.
I used to be a relatively competent and intelligent person. Suddenly, I find myself the owner of a lemon of a vehicle that is nothing if not a symbol of my poor judgement to all and sundry. For a whole week there, I didn't even recognize my own mode of transportation as I was driving a teeny, tiny rental.
I used to have a sleep schedule that defied the need for alarm clocks. Since last week's power outage, I have found myself awakening at 4:30 or so each morning for no reason other than the eyes have opened. I have reset the clocks, but I cannot seem to reset my brain. Have I become a farmer of some sort? Do I need to plow a field? Feed a chicken? Or perhaps I have morphed into a milkman and need to scoot out to my truck to deliver fine dairy products to those lucky souls who reside on my route?
The lack of sleep has led to odd outbursts of cackling laughter at the most inappropriate of moments. (like when my windshield is struck and cracked by a rouge pebble...) This is new behavior. I do not even recognize myself.
And, don't quote me here, but I think it may be entirely possible that I just spun laceweight yarn on a drop spindle.
Who am I?????????????
Just when I thought all was lost and that my only hope was some form of electric shock therapy, a package arrived. The ever thoughtful Beth, upon learning of a recent issue with my Girl Scout cookie order, gave of her own cookie stash and sent me a little care package. To say that it was well-timed would be an understatement. Sometimes a Sheep needs a little reminder of all that is good in the world and a subtle hint as to who she grew up to be. Gaze upon that which has returned my equilibrium:




Cookies, Pez, a thoughtful card and a headdress that brings it all back.

I actually collect Pez dispensers! That is part of my identity! And I eat cookies!! I remember cookies! Cookies are good! (note to self: eat the cookies in sensible amounts or you will be needing to re-adjust to a larger version of yourself and what may be another identity crisis) Yes, it is all coming back to me now. The path is clear. I understand where I fit in the grand scheme of things. Thank you, so very much, Beth! I know who I am...


I am The Sheep!!!
SA

20 comments:

brenda said...

I was wondering about the whole April thing too because I'm still in turtlenecks, wearing gloves and driving through snow!! I love the shot with the sheepy ears. Cute sheepie :-)

trek said...

I, too, am wearing a turtleneck at this very moment - as did Neatnik all day.

I did not know that you collect Pez dispensers!

Julie said...

What cute ears you have :-)


hmmm, my verification word is dcrgym! dcr gym; is it trying to tell me something?

Beth said...

You're welcome! The ears look great!

Sheila said...

What a great care package!!
You need only read your archives to remember who you are.

Cathy said...

I was smiling as I read your post but the ears! Good thing there were no liquids in hand or I'd have to replace the keyboard and mouse. Thank you Beth for making my day.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the snow. Mother Nature is having some sort of crisis.
The sheep ears are you. Too cute!
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Anne said...

At least you aren't the walrus.

Debby said...

Friends are wonderful for reminding us who we are, when our identity is lost among disobedient trucks and piles of winter clothes!

What a great package! Do you think BFK would pose with the ears?

Bobbi said...

LOL. The ears are great! Winter is evil.

Mia said...

And a sheep with great hair too!

Cursing Mama said...

*whispers* all of the snow has melted except the snowman butts on the soccer field at St. School.

Can't wait to wear the orange flip flops I ordered special from OldNavy - they call to me every day.....

debsnm said...

That last picture absolutely MUST go on your profile! It's totally perfect!

The Purloined Letter said...

The ears are just perfect for you!

BTW--I'm sure I must have your email somewhere, but I just wanted to say that your posts, and your comments on my blog, always make me so happy! Thanks!

Diana said...

Cute ears!!! Even Spock would be jealous.

G said...

Love those ears!!! Arent you the lucky Sheep and I KNOW there is at least 1 more pkg. on the way to you soooooooooooon.


Huggs, G

PS Check your email when you can...toe grafting on the radar!!!

April said...

Sheepie, those ears are so YOU. I can't remember the last time you looked as stunning. I suggest wearing them every day as a visual reminder of who you really are.

Our little Sheepie.

kmkat said...

Awesome ears. Just sayin'.

Lazuli said...

Yup, wearing a turtleneck here, too. But no sheep ears. Those are adorable!

catsmum said...

yes I agree with debsnm ... you MUST use that as your profile photo.
but
ahem
didn't Beth tell you NOT repeat NOT to open that package ???