Aug 28, 2016

The hornie winner

 Greetings folks.  Random selected Grand Mary as the winner of the hornbook.  She is not no-reply!  So I will contact her shortly.
 
Thanks everyone for the sweet comments, still surprised at the number of entries and thanks to all for participating.
 
We had a very humid day and now I have rashes wherever the electrode patch has been or is currently.  Too much sticky sweat with no where to go.  All was quiet for days and as soon as I get in a store, beep beep beep!  Maybe all my run-ins with mannequins and poles created repressed anxiety. 
 
I tried to give Nitzy his flea meds while he was sleeping on the garage floor.  All our steps were made 6" high so it would be easier for mom, and sitting on one that low was a big mistake.  As soon as my butt crashed into it and my knees were chest high I knew I was in trouble.  I didn't realize what a drop it would be to land only 6" higher than the floor.  But I decided to give the meds a shot since I knew I was stuck there for a while.  He looked at me, blinked, I started scratching and talking, and as I was contorting to get through the fat knees and bent legs, the monitor slipped out of the tshirt pocket and hit him.  So there I am, an open vial of flea meds, a cat hiding under a car, muscles screaming, knee joints ready to burst, and no way to get up.  Fall over and get up on my knees?  I couldn't.  My legs were locked (folded) so high I couldn't raise my foot off the floor.  So I leaned backward and spotted an umbrella by the steps, used it to extricate my foot from the floor and it sprung off like a snark-in-the-box.  I was fine, but Nit won't come near me for the next week.
 
One more thing- saw this on a Facebook page and thought it was a great idea.  Too bad I already got rid of my quilt stands.  With wire or regular baskets this would be great in a kitchen, pantry, entry (mail, gloves, glasses, boots) or a bath, even filled with fat quarters and supplies in a sewing room.  Original post is HERE.  It looks like the rails were unscrewed to loosen and then turned to an angle to hold the baskets.
 
Have a great week.
So sad August is over, and so hard to believe!
 
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12 comments:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Congratulations to Grand Mary! Ouch Marly! I feel your pain!

Vickie said...

Well you are keeping Nitzy guessing!!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness. Poor you and poor Nitzy too. I'm the same way for sure -- no way can I get up from such a low step. Can't sit on the ground, etc. Aging is not fun.... I love how you manage to find the humor in it.

Truus said...

Congratulations to Grand Mary!
Oh Marly that was a bad fall you made on the floor --I also cannot get up and sitting on my knees so someone has to come and pick me up.
Hope you did not hurt to much.
Have a great day
Greetings Truus from Holland

Winnie Nielsen said...

Congratulations Grand Mary! Enjoy your little treasure. Glad you were not seriously hurt with your fall while trying to apply flea medication! Our pets are so uncooperative about getting that stuff on!

Your Pinterest photo of the quilt rack is really cool. I can think of a lot of places where open baskets like shown would be useful and decorative.

Heartland Stitcher said...

Great idea for quilt rack to basket rack. Love your new santa hike chart. I don't have space for a garden--and your tomatoes look delicious. I am sure I have never seen 6'tall plants. Then again, I don't have a green thumb! All of your boxes and hornbooks are lovely.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the quilt rack idea! You would think those cats would be used to you by now. They've been with you for years!

Barb said...

What a great use for a quilt rack. I'm so glad the cat episode did not have really bad results for you!

Krissy B. said...

OMG! I walk in the door from work and my Mark starts laughing and can't wait to show me your post. He even brought me the lap top! Pretty soon we were both laughing so hard. You need to write a book girl! You are so funny! Thanks for the Marley fix! Hugs to you! Krissy B.

Maggee said...

I am sorry that you didn't get around to the flea meds on Nitzy... Hope you are feeling better now! The quilt rack is a great idea... looking it up! Hugs!

diamondc said...

Marly: Oh my what a dilemma, I am so sorry you could not give the meds, hopefully soon, we had fleas once in our first home, Mike came home with a pet raccoon, I almost committed murder, we had to have our new home sprayed twice hence twice the price.
I have been where you were not able to get up and no help for over an hour Mike came home and asked what the heck I was doing, what a turd, this happened a week after cancer surgery.
Congratulations to Grand Mary.

Blessings
Catherine

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

OMG. Getting up from a low step can definitely be a challenge. I used to be able to do it so easily. No more. Sigh.....

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