Aug 20, 2013

Swimming in the Menopool

Hey.  How are you?  How's your brain today?  Me?  Well.....
First off, the tags.  Hopefully I will post the Cart button this weekend.  As I was getting the code to add it this morning, the floor man called and is coming tomorrow to sand.  That means, the kitchen (including some base cabinets, the fridge, the entire living area, and the new area must be completely rid of items.  This is half my house.  I will need to start staining as soon as he leaves, and then start the finish coats before bedtime for three nights so it dries overnight and we can walk on it next morning.  Having the pros do it will leave me trapped upstairs for the entire day, but I will consider it. So I won't have an area to print and ready the tags, let alone pack for mailing.  This should be finished by Sunday so let's set that as the date.  Remember, these are not made yet, so you can order any design - all will be available, until the supply of wood runs out.
On to the swim, which I don't do because of claustrophobia.  My head beneath water unable to breathe sends me into a panic.  So let's say I'm drowning in the menopool, not swimming.  Yesterday morning, I took my large Oikos out of the basement fridge along with a dozen eggs, set them on the counter, and came upstairs without them.  I guess the raccoons will be dining on greek yogurt and scrambled eggs tonight.  I did bring up the klondike, but set it down to answer the phone and found a melted mess this morning.  I cashed Mark's paycheck and didn't remember that the white envelope contained $$$ and put it in with the items to burn.  Good thing he asked where it was.  These are just a few highlights of the last 24 hours.
  I wanted to start this sampler from Essamplaire last night.  I opened the pack and found the chart - nothing else.  Where's the color codes?  Searched and searched - found nothing, threw a hissy fit.  As I sat there fuming, I glanced at the cover page on the floor.  Have no idea what raving lunatic threw it there.  And look at what is printed on the back of that cover.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What a putz.  But in the meantime, I decided to pull out this one until the missing page could be found.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I guess I'm up for a border.  I avoid them at all costs but for some reason, am drawn to these two.  Both close in size, some specialty stitches, which I can substitute with cross if the mood is rotten.
 
Ed showed up a little while ago and is putting the final coat of mud on the walls, and will sand after the floors are sealed.  Since there is no one local that finishes hardwood, I had to take a chance on this company, wish me luck.  I can't wait until furniture can be put back to where it was.  Since I can never find what I'm looking for when there is order, you can imagine how frustrating it is now.  But soon it will be over!
More proof of his name - Nitzy. He never figures out that he doesn't have to stand in the dishes to reach the other side.
 
 
Well, this was certainly long and boring.  Thanks for visiting.  I'll be back after the dust storm.
 
 
 
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20 comments:

Melissa said...

Oi, Marly, it sounds like things are just busy with the renovations and that can wreak havoc in the best of times, never mind the menopool!

I like these samplers you've chosen. I had to go and peek at the Essamplaire one as I've never noticed it. Since it's Canadian I may just have to stitch it!

Take care!

cucki said...

Beautiful sampler..looking lovely.
Sound like you are busy bee..sending you hugs x

Vickie said...

Aaaww, Nitzy you poor guy you!

vivian said...

love your blog....BEEN THERE DONE THAT.....tom another day....:)

Barb said...

Your day sounds like some that I have! The ice cream melt was very funny.

Pam in IL said...

I read the post, but am hung up on the cash envelope in with the stuff to burn. I guess that's because I've done it too many times. Sounds like you have alot going on and just need a break.

Hugs!

rosek1870 said...

Oh my dear I am right there with you. Some days I wonder if my mind will ever come back! The only thing that keeps me going is that I have 2 daughters who are on me all the time and I hope I am still around driving them crazy when they go through the menopool too!!!
Hugs
Rose

Margaret said...

Oh my. I think all the renovations don't help with the misplacing and menobrain either. Thank goodness you didn't burn the money!!!!! Love your next project choices. Glad you discovered the cover had the key. lol!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

How long has your house been under construction? That is probably a good portion of your meno-brain. Hard to remember where stuff is when it is always being moved! I got a crochet pattern recently and couldn't figure out the directions - after throwing a little hissy and in the middle of an email to the designer I had the ah ha moment. Guess you and I might be swimming in the same pool! {Plus most of my stuff is in storage still - my good excuse}

Shirlee said...

It does seem that your home has been undergoing renovations "forever!" I guess you can console yourself now that more is done than is left to do? Hope so : )

bluetit said...

thanks for yours story
i like it i do the same things sometime my son don t understand..
kisses from burgundy

Chris said...

OOh Marly. I hope things get easier. I hate it when so many little things go wrong. I love the new sampler.
Hugs!

willmania said...

not boring at all . . . funny, funny!

Barb said...

Marly -never boring,my visits to you always end with me smiling , take heart you do come through the other side, I did but then old age hit .Oh well you can't win em all!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Heehee...I ,too, am wading in the Menopool. Actually I have been in it since 1992...hate to tell you, but I'm still one HOT mess! ....and nothing makes me more warm, fuzzy, and loved than hubby telling me it's all in my head! ....other news...I bought a new, very heavy skillet yesterday...what to do, what to do... ;) ...Jan

quiltygirl1 said...

So understand-- it is enough having workers in the home!

Merilde said...

I hate having uproar and workpeople in my house. It gets me all off kilter and I can't remember anything - even worse than usual! It will be so nice when it is all done and you will be glad you did it. Hang in there!
Lori

Penny said...

Sounds like you really have had an eventful time lately. Love the samplers, especially Thankful Davis! Hope you have your home back in order soon. I think it would be extremely difficult to deal with all that upheaval for any length of time. At least you have Nitzy to provide a little comic relief. :)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

God Bless You, Marly. When does this brain fog go away, anyway? I've been "IN" menopause for 3 1/2 years. I told my daughter the other day that I forgot something she told me and I said it was meno. She said, 'No, Mom. You've been like that for years!' Can you imagine? Poor upbringing, that one!
Hugs,
Susan

Maggee said...

You are NEVER boring! Tsk tsk... And IF you want to try an herbal formula that I have used do send me an email! You won't be sorry! No need to keep suffering! Hugs!

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