Sunday, June 17, 2007

I Can Explain...

Now, before you all start shaking your heads, assuming that knowing look and saying, "Oh, that Sheep..." just let me explain. I have a really good reason this time. Bunches of 'em! I can spend days and days justifying my behavior if need be. Ask Mommy Sheep...she's had 42 years of experience with listening to me rationalize decisions ranging from why I thought I could balance on that bouncy ball like those guys in the circus to my thoughts on why it may be somewhat frivolous to change the oil in the car every three thousand miles.

I'm good at this...

First of all, there is the simple fact that I am basically a good person. I don't spit on the sidewalk or cheat on my taxes. I have been known to give up my seat to someone who needs it more. I look away when a friend needs to adjust her bra strap. If someone reminds me, I can usually be counted upon to turn off the lights when I leave a room. I've never snuck into a movie without paying or used handicapped parking. I dutifully joined Mommy and Daddy Sheep today to celebrate Father's Day in the time honored tradition of gorging on an All-You-Can-Eat Chinese Food Buffet. I purchased a card and a gift and even went so far as to remember that I needed to bring it with me to successfully complete the gift-giving transaction.

I'm not nominating myself for sainthood or anything...that probably wouldn't come to much. I think you have to be Catholic. And not swear. In fact, the Sainthood Approval Committee might get a kick out of seeing my name on the list. It would no doubt break up their day a little bit. But, I don't think you'll be seeing me modeling for my Saint Sheepie statue any time soon.

Then there is all the fiber I've got in the condo right now. It needs to be dealt with! It's not going to spin itself. I don't have my own personal helper monkey or elf coming over to take care of it. I have to spin it. That takes tools.

And, for that matter, I didn't invent the concept of the Etsy Shop. That was Ms. Etsy. I don't know if that is her real name...she may use an alias for shopping purposes. But I can tell you that it wasn't me who put the whole thing up there. It is a very good idea, though and one that isn't going to be around for long if we don't use it. I am only doing my part to keep a fine Internet shopping tradition alive and well. (You may add this to the Isn't That Sheep A Fine, Fine Person list, if you'd like)

If none of that convinced you then there is this: When the price is right, then the price is right. You are nothing short of obligated to make the purchase. Who knows when the shopkeeper is going to need to slap some braces on their youngest or put their dog through obedience school? It is only fiscally responsible to purchase something for $15.00 or so dollars while it is available at that price. Life is unpredictable.

So, I am assuming that we are all on the same page at this point. We are in agreement. Some things were just meant to be. Others may not have been so intended but, with a little creative thinking, we can make it seem that way. Thank you for coming around to my way of thinking on this one.







I did, in fact, really need a new spindle.

For those of you keeping track, that would be a total of 4 amassed since February when I learned that I actually do know how to use one of these things. And, if you are keeping track, then you should probably move along now. There's nothing to see here...

I can stop any time I want.

SA

16 comments:

Beth said...

You're my kind of friend - one who can justify and rationalize anything! It's a good thing we don't live in the same state. :)

Your new spindle is very pretty. Which Etsy shop was it in?

trek said...

Both Number Guy and I are snickering and snorting right about now.

And you wonder why I tend not to point my browser towards esty.com.

Julie said...

Really Sheepie, what choice did you have? It is a beautiful spindle; it was just begging to be bought. And there is that issue of dog obedience school - we wouldn't want anyone's dog to end up a doggie delinquent because of lack of funding for school!

p.s. I'm with Beth, which Etsy shop supplied you with such a lovely spindle?

Mouse said...
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Mouse said...

Those spindles made with wood trim parts are really cute.. especially if they are stained nicely. A woman at our guild showed us how to make them one day and they were really nice if you like light spindles.
(also.. Etsy has been really awful this week with the server being up and down and no doubt the shop owner was hurting for business. I'm ready to try street performance in order to supplement my lack of weekly income thanks to their computer problems!)

Jeanne said...

Oooh, pretty! Pretty shiny things! Of course you needed it. They could be used to weight down freshly blocking skeins when not in spinning use. Right? So... you need more. :-)

I succumbed today. I took a spinning class, and I'm hooked. Ack!

catsmum said...

well my friend if it makes you feel any better to be in like company, I fell off the Knit From Your Stash 07 wagon today to the tune of exactly $15 at the Op Shop [ Thrift Store] today.

Bells said...

bet you can't!!!!!!

Very pretty spindle, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Nice spindle! I am thinking of getting another one. I currently have 2 and I, um, don't spin. I see nothing wrong with you buying another one.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Susie said...

I own 14 spindles and 2 wheels. each has something different being spun on it and at different stages of the process.

You are vindicated.

Diana said...

Do you need a 12-step program?

Bobbi said...

well you put a LOT of thought into that justification! Normally I just whine that I neeeeeeeeeded it!

Cursing Mama said...

I can see this going the way of the underwear......

Bluejinx said...

Delurking to ask how it spins--I ordered one just like it Friday. Can't wait for it to get here.

Ronni said...

That's a very pretty spindle. I hope I can resist being a copycat this time. I already had more than 4 spindles when I started reading your blog but that didn't stop me from copy-catting and buying a Wooly Wonka spindle. I think, fiscally, I am grateful you didn't tell us which Esty shop exactly. Of course emotionally I'm all over the "I need a new spindle" idea. And really, $15 isn't much is it. So it wouldn't really be fiscally irresponsible would it? And you're right, the small business/craftperson should be supported...

crzjane said...

What a pretty spindle. I love the rationalizing for it. Good Job!