Jul 27, 2015

Good grief

I opened a can of worms.  Better than a can of whoop-ass I guess. 
 
Thank you so much for all your help!  Jeannine you found what I couldn't and I thank you.  Kathy, Misi, Lisa, Sherry, Kathiquilts, a big thank you to all of you, too.  I wanted to reply with my gratitude but I can't!  You're all no-reply so I am thanking you here. 
 
My can of worms opened when I visited some of the sites recommended.  No no no.  I am not changing over to farmhouse style.  Industrial farmhouse. The uncluttered unique look.  The look I couldn't look away from.  The look I am searching for online.  NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!  I'm not finished with all these projects and I'm dreaming of a different style.  Can't do it.  Yet I see a change a comin'.  And my mixed up brain cannot handle it. 
 
Some farmhouse and industrial can certainly be mixed with primitive, but I don't know about sparse colonial.  Look at these birds from Antique Farmhouse.  This is not me.  But I love them.  And these tin hearts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And then there's Gershwin and Gertie and isabella sparrow that Jeannine pointed my brain to.  I know there are many many more I will discover if I search on this wicked device.  I need to step back.  Far back.  Take a deep breath, some chocolate, a towel for the sticky body, and an iced coffee.  Unplug.  Try to forget.  Keep in mind that the DEP is demanding sewage lines that will cost you $200 per month for the rest of your life plus $5000 in tap-in fees, new windows and siding are needed, your sister needs a car.  I shouldn't even buy the bee skep.  But I just spent another $100 on wool I'm not even using so why not this?  Once the can is opened, the lid can't be put back on. 
 
I need a pill but I can't swallow them.  I've not forgotten that Glenna (Eye of the Needle) posted "indecision=paralysis" and that is so true. Thinking about incorporating this style will set me back years.  I don't know if I am a true procrastinator or if my lack of decisions causes my immobility.  Projects, as you know, have been hanging around too long.  So has menopause.  At least the hot flashes have changed somewhat.  Now, instead of a rapid spontaneous combustion, it's a slow burn that sneaks up on me until I'm on fire and soaked.  Is it hot in here?  Is it getting warmer outside?  No.  It's your body on a #2 burner slowly rising to the #10 boil.
 
I'm leaving now.  My sister dropped off her tops for me to remove the stains.  I told her a hundred times, a drop of Lestoil for any grease, butter, oil.  Bar keeper's friend for rust spots from the washer. Biz for anything else.  I even gave her the products.  When people ask me if I have any children, I tell them yes I do, she's 77.
 
Later pals.
 
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17 comments:

Fran Caswell said...

You are a funny Lady my friend! I just love reading your blog. Keep it comin'.

sheravery said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! What else is there to say?!

-Sherry-

Robin said...

Oh Marly! While I shouldn't laugh, I am! I needed it and I thank you for it. I like those hearts you featured in one of the pictures, but not so much the birds. I think you should chart "indecision = paralysis" into some sort of mini sampler.

Okay, go eat some chocolate and wash it down with an iced coffee.

Robin in Virginia

Lizzy said...

Hi Marley,
You and I seem to have much in common when it comes to style changes. I want to change every season like clockwork. I have almost stopped shopping, but the internet is a different animal. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your blog and you.

Vickie said...

Oh but you are so good to your 77 year old child. ♥

Mary said...

I just looked Farmhousewares.com has a tall bee step, price not bad.

Margaret said...

I think that's always the problem -- there are too many styles I just love, so I can never do anything in terms of changing my house. I do love what you're showing. lol about your sister and children. I often say DH is my child now that the kids are off on their own.

Karen Budnick said...

I got out of "Home Goods" today with nothing but a gravy boat and a dog toy. Sewer, car and house tax bills are all due before the end of July. Then I open your blog post. I'm going to go knit and try not to look at any more bee skeps, thank you very much....

Anonymous said...

You are an awesome sister! Your current house style is perfection. Just saying. Mouse.

Jeannine520 said...

You're very welcome Marly. I'm glad I could help and I hope you find a lot of wonderful things for your house. I have to admit those bee skeps are looking really cute. I saw your picture and starting thinking that I've needed a bee skep all along and just didn't know it. My husband thinks my most developed skill is shopping and encouraging others too do it too. Guilty as charged!

ps - I don't have any idea why I'm my account is "no reply". If anyone knows how to fix that please share.

Truus said...

Have enjoyed your post today!
I like to change things all around the house but my rheuma want not allowed it to do.
have a great day!
greetings,Truus from Holland

Carol said...

Ha ha--you are such a great little sister, Marly!! And thanks for the tips on stain removal--never heard of the Lestoil hint...

I can see why you are in trouble--I just visited the links to those websites and found so many temptations! I love those birds with their little crowns so much :)

Stay cool--going to be a rough few days here in western PA!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Since I seem to have no real style I don't often think about changing. :) I thought I was primitive until I saw the real thing and now I think I'm more farmhouse/country/primitive, if there's such a thing. This week in my moments of homesickness I've shopped far too often on Stash Unload on Facebook. Do I need any more patterns? Absolutely not. Do I see at least 20 a day that I want? You bet! blessings, marlene

Ronin said...

Hi Marly,

Love your blog and yes I laughed out loud!!!

Shopping on-line is such fun!!!
Enjoy it.
Regards,
Viv

laceystitcher said...

Hang in there! Chocolate sounds good right now..............wish I had some!

Anonymous said...

Marly you rock, and I think you gave me my first smile of the day, and since it's now after 8pm, that's saying something.
SF

Maggee said...

Gads girl!! Step away from the computer!! Next time this happens, grab a book, some chocolate and an alcoholic beverage, and you should be asleep in an hour! ha!

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