Jul 20, 2011

One hell of a day

Good day to you!  Hope it's going better than mine.  It started off with a bladder infection.  I got an appointment with my doc and after giving my specimen, tried to close my pants and the zipper tab came off.  I tried pulling the zipper closed with my fingers which worked until my skin got pinched and as I yanked away, the thread that was in the area yanked too, taking the button it was holding along with it.  Thank goodness for safety pins tucked into wallets, and men's T-shirts that are long.  Yes, I buy men's T-shirts.  They are longer, looser, better fabric, cheaper.  I hate the tight skimpy t's for women.  Roll the sleeves up, put on some bracelets, and you're good to go.  So the pins held, the t-shirt covered the mess, all was well.  Until I got home and tried on the new white t-shirts I just bought at Penney's.  I had just gathered laundry and put on an old crappy bra since I was washing my regulars.  Standing at least six feet from the mirror and using a hand held mirror to see the t-shirt from the back, I see this black spot moving around my upper back.  OMG.  It has to be a big spider, of which I have an irrational fear.  I'm hitting my back with the mirror and checking and it's still moving.  I've got to get this shirt off and as I'm removing the shirt over my head, it disappears.  OMG.  It's in my hair.  I felt something moving at the nape.  Now I'm pounding on my head and neck, not knowing where it is, and actually getting goosebumps on a 95 degree day.   How do I get this dead or alive out of my wild hair?    Husband is on the golf course.  No one around.  I can't see the back of my hair close enough to check!!  The vacuum!!!  I wheel it around and use the hose to suck him out of my hair while hanging my head down.   When I was done, I looked in the mirror and felt a picture for my cousin was in order.  She always gets a laugh at my hair. 
And yes, my hair can stand up by itself.   As you can see, I am still in my old bra, not even thinking of putting on another t-shirt.  My mind is still on this creature I hopefully sucked into a crowded dust bag.   Hey - I hear the UPS man coming with my new jacket.  YAY!!!  I run down the stairs, answer the door, with this hair and this bra.   I guess I'm still having a problem with distractions and short attention spans.   Not as bad as this presentation, though.  I don't think I can ever top that scary sight.

I am thinking of using this little sliding box for my tiny sampler. 
  
I can keep remote controls, or tablets and pens, or a small stitching project in this box, and it can stand on its side and look like a standing frame too.  The box itself is 9" x 7 1/2" and the opening is made for a 5" x 7" photo.  This sampler is also made for that size frame so it fits perfectly. 

I will probably paint and distress the box instead of staining and sealing, maybe line the interior with something soft.  What do you think?   The way things have been going today, I will wait till tomorrow to start the finishing.  I'm just sayin'.

Have a good day - stay cool - be thankful for creature free hair.

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh my! What a day you've had! I love the pic of you in your bra with your hair. lol! Ugh -- spiders give me the creeps, to say the least!! Love that sliding box for your little piece. It'll look great in that for sure! Hope that bladder infection goes away. Glad you were able to deal with the clothing emergency well. Argh!

Mouse said...

sorryyy I am laughing ... your hair is like mine but mine is much longer .. think Hadrig !!! and poor wee spider ... brilliant photo and love the little box think it will be fine for your sampler :) love mouse xxx

samplerlover said...

Oh this is a brilliant post lol. I know how you feel though. Years ago I got out of bed late at night to get a drink of water and my DS was watching TV. He asked me did I know that I had a huge spider on my back. That freaked me out. It was huge. I hope that your bladder infection is getting better and your little piece looks lovely in the box. It will look really lovely when it is all finished. - Sandra.

Bertie said...

You have me in stitches, I am so sorry to hear the spider was sucked up, they are really harmless little or big things LOL. Love the hairstyle!! The sampler is so pretty, very nice sliding box:))
Speedy recovery on the infection.

Deb said...

You have me cracking up so bad!! I know that it's nothing to laugh about - I absolutely hate spiders too - but how you wrote it and the picture! Too funny!

Love the box you got for your sampler. It is a perfect fit! And boo on the bladder infection - those are absolutely no fun.

Glenna said...

LOL! You're a hoot! And the box is cute, and be glad for hair that doesn't just hang there.

Barbara said...

My fingers are shaking so much I'm not sure I can type this right. LMBO Love the pic with the hair and I'm with you as far as spiders go. I hate them!!!!
Love the little frame....perfect for that special sampler.
Blessings

Gabi said...

Oh my gosh....my tummy hurts now. I'm still giggling at the thought of you opening the door in your bra.
Crossing fingers that your bladder infection will be gone soon.
LOVE your little sampler in the box.

Solstitches said...

As soon as I saw the title of this post in Google Reader I knew I was in for a good laugh and you did not disappoint :)
Well, I shouldn't laugh at the fact you have a bladder infection but I do love your style of writing.
I've never seen a hairdo quite like that one!
Hope you are over both the infection and the spider.

Margaret

Siobhan said...

ROFLOL!!!! Yeah, I think I'd be doing the same thing if a spider was in my hair!

I think the sliding box for your sampler looks great.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

(My word verification is 'bustio'. I think it had something to do with the pic of you in your over the shoulder boulder holder. Just sayin'.)

Patty C. said...

ROFLOL - I'm glad you've finally gotten the hair under control ;)

earlyamerica 1815 said...

OMG CAN I RELATE TO THIS!!! Your post made my skin crawl, made me laugh...a little (sorry), and had me running to the bathroom to check my back!!! I freak out at the site of any spider...big little, big, little...did I say big??? Enjoy your day! Tina

akaber9598 said...

Thanks for being brave enough to share your funny stories! I love the sliding box too. The sampler is just perfect in it!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

OMG, that is so something I would do! I too am terrified of spiders and just the thought of one being in your hair...yes, it's a goosebump moment for sure.

I have visions of the surprised UPS man too. Oh it just makes me smile.

Love the box idea! I think you should go with it.

Carol said...

You are too funny, Marly--thanks for the laughs :)

Elaine said...

ROFLOL - I;m laughing but I;m cringing at the same time as I hate spiders.
Hope your infection has cleared up.
The box looks perfect for your Sampler.

carolannei said...

You are just too much Marlene! You should write a book - you can express yourself so well, make it funny (even though it is a crisis at the time), and we can just picture it all beautifully. Wish I had those curls too!

Heartsdesire said...

That was just too funny! Especially the hair. Love the little box, it's perfect for your sampler. I'm off to Wal-Mart to buy some men's t-shirts, hopefully without spiders.

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