Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oh, Fer Criminy Sakes!

What went wrong today:

We got drop-in company as soon as I cleared the breakfast dishes off the table, and right before I was going to make my morning latte and sit and knit while sipping. (Cripes, I was lucky I wasn't still in my sexy [not] flannel nightie.)

The new brake lines ordered to repair our old Suburban were the wrong ones so husband made an appointment to meet with auto parts store guy in town today to try to figure out what were the right ones to reorder. When he got there, auto parts guy was gone for lunch because he'd been so busy earlier he'd had to work through his normal lunch hour.

I planned on getting several loads of throw rugs washed today. I completely forgot about them out on the deck where they had been shaken.

There is a half finished baby quilt I need to have completely finished by 1 p.m. Thursday. It ain't gonna happen.

We had about ten minutes of gorgeous snow this morning. It stopped. We never got anymore even though we were forecast to get a few inches which we hoped would help cover some of our acres of ice and frozen bare ground.

I made burgers for dinner and mine hit my stomach like an unchewed rock. I may have to resort to drinking some peppermint tea. (I hate peppermint tea, but it always makes my tummy ache go away.)

You can't make it in or out of our driveway without risk of life and limb (and vehicle) because of one uphill or downhill (depending on which direction you're going) section which rivals the bobsled course in Vancouver.

It's a little on the cool side in the house. We're attempting to burn up some punky wood I tried to convince my husband not to waste the time cutting last summer. While burning, it gives off a little less heat than a kleenex. He's now convinced I was right.

I forgot to take butter out of the freezer for the new recipe for Apricot Bars I wanted to bake tonight.

The temperature outside is dropping rapidly and there is a howling wind that I think is trying to tell us something.

A new book I really, really wanted isn't available from the library. I got a notice saying it's "too new" and I should try ordering again in 3-6 months. (I will have lost the urge and forgotten all about it by then.)

I spoiled my absolutely-nothing-between-meals eating regimen by attacking a bag of pretzels this afternoon. (That's probably where my guilt-induced stomach ache has come from.)

As you can see, my life is simply crumbling around me. I think the only sensible thing to do the rest of the evening is to sit in front of the TV (wrapped in a quilt) and zone out on the Olympics.


  1. May I join you on the couch? I'd love to see the Olympics.

    My day wasn't quite as disappointing as yours (nonetheless, you succeeded in making it sound an absolute riot), but I'm nursing a sore throat (sipping a cup of lemon-honey tea as I type) and a slight earache. Sleep good tonight (or will my good wishes jinx you?). Tomorrow is a new day...

  2. Hey, JJ - Uh-oh, sounds like you've got germies trying to get a hold on you. Take care of yourself. Moms aren't allowed to be out-of-commission.

    With your blessings, m'dear, I shall have a wonderful night's slumber. Bring on the new day!

  3. Sorry about the lousy day. Mine went fairly well until I realized that last night one of the cats had peed on all the clean laundry we had piled on the dining room table. Time to do more laundry. And lock the cat in the litter box room at night.

    Good luck on the morrow!

  4. Aw, thanks Jo, for your kind sympathy. But my day wasn't really bad . . . I was "complaining" more tongue-in-cheek than anything.

    Now if I had found cat pee all over the clean laundry I'd finished yesterday, you would have heard some SERIOUS whining!

  5. Try chamomile tea next time - it's what Peter Rabbit's mommy prescribed for a tummy ache :)

  6. Hi, Jen - I WILL try that next time to see if I can get the same results. It'll put me to sleep, too!

  7. What a day! I don't like peppermint tea either, but I hear it works wonders! Blech, I don't like this time of year either, it's always cold in the house, there's no festivities like the holidays to brighten the spirit, and for me there is always a cloud of "gotta get this done before spring" around me and never enough time - sometimes you gotta just sit and zone out and watch the Olympics, lol! Maybe you should put in to host the next Olympics, think of what they would come in and do for you with that nice fat budget LOL, luge in the driveway, maybe a nice heated chairlift to take you around the property... and Jo, wow! It never ends, does it?!

  8. Hey, Erin - Nah, I'm gonna pass on hosting the Olympics. I've been reading that Vancouver is suffering financially . . . too many expenses they've had to handle and not enough revenue coming in. (Besides, I'm allergic to crowds of people! That's why we live 130 miles from the nearest Target!)

  9. zoning out sounds so great...hope you did just that!

  10. Hey, Claire - I cannot tell a lie . . . I tried to sit and knit with the Olympics but kept popping up to do "just one more thing". Finally at 9 o'clock I hit some kind of a wall (same wall I'd been scraping against all day!) and went to bed.

    And JJ, had a good night's sleep, thank you very much.

  11. Yes, I think couch time of Olympic is the only fitting punishment for all of today!! Enjoy it and know that tomorrow's another day and that slate is clean..
    Keep smiling..it makes people very suspicious!!

  12. Hope your next day went a little better Mama Pea!
    (I've gotten quite a bit of Olympic knitting done in the last couple weeks.)

  13. Hi, Karen Sue and Ruthie - I'm getting caught up on blog stuff . . . finally. I'm gonna miss the Olympics as an excuse to sit and do handwork without (too much) guilt!