Oct 20, 2014

Busy as a B

Greetings!  This will be a boring post about the chores that are keeping me too busy and tired to stitch. All about me.  Bitch bitch bitch. It starts with the leaves and several days this week will be cleaning jobs at my sister's house, and spraying for fleas.  The cats were always treated and have been gone for weeks yet she has them everywhere. Why now and not before?  The bombs are too toxic and leave a residue so we are trying a spray and I'll wear a mask.  Food grade diatomaceous earth will be sprinkled into the carpet after it's completely dry.  Cheap, non-toxic, effective.  But most of my week will be taken up with cleaning.  I'm not kidding - it looks like an auction house.  I tried to explain to her that your eyes are taking in the surroundings and when there is too much to process, it's very hard for your subconscious to be calm.  The more you have in your bedroom to stimulate areas of the brain that we are unaware of, the less relaxed you are.   I'm not referring to decorative pieces or furniture, this is "stuff" that should be put away.  Lots of stuff.  She admitted that when she walks into her room she gets anxious because she wants it to be organized and neat and it's overwhelming.  Exactly. That's why she has trouble falling asleep!  It should be a calming, peaceful scene, not clutter and distraction. In my sewing room, there is so much around and unorganized that I feel edgy and don't want to spend much time in there.  That leads to hurried sewing and frustration instead of patience. I purchased a slew of stacking plastic boxes with hinged lids and will get to that room this winter.  Ugh.  Winter.
I've been in the woods sawing and removing the large limbs and branches that were thrown in, plus all the small pieces.  A large fire is in my future.  In addition to chores, I'm trying to get boxes ready so not much stitching going on.  It's cold and raining way too much.  Can't cut the grass which is making leaf blowing difficult.  A trip to Dominic's is also on the schedule for him to remake all the pull outs since they are too tight.  Still with me?
 While I was washing clothes, I attempted to lighten my new overdyed black jeans.  Black black black.  Really black.  Not what I wanted but I have to take what I can find in a 34 inseam that fits. So I hand washed in several solutions and not enough dye was released so like a dummy, I used a little bleach thinking it would create a grayish black.  Nope.  My black black jeans are now bronze.  They're a nice color actually, but not what I expected.  {tap} {tap} Are you there?
And soon my Hallmark channel will be nothing but Christmas movies.  Boo.  I want half hour GG and Frazier on during the night not 2 hour movies.  I'll be switching to another network or channel, probably TV Land.  My laptop is failing and a backup plus file transfer needs to be done this week before I lose my labels.
Mama deer and her remaining fawn have changed since they lost a family member.  I can't approach them any longer and miss tossing the bread and seeing them so close.  I also see a path into the woods from the road behind me so I know there are hunters on POSTED property without permission.  Don't tell me to call someone, this community does what it wants.   HELLO???  Anyone left out there?
And that's what's happening here.  Working and bitching.
I got my buckets and rags ready, tall rubber boots on (no flea bites), mask on my face, ready to go.  This is when I usually run into a township police officer.  Never fails.

Have a great day!



diamondc said...

I am here: listening: I am hunter of past but never went on posted land how rude are some hunters.
I do hope your sisters room gets organized, I am like the same way, I hate disorganization. although my sewing room lookslike a bomb went off, I am always on the move trying to keep it in order, maybe after i retire things will get better no they will get better,
stay healthy.


gracie said...

Your post today made me giggle...we all need a giggle. Hope that you are not really too overwhelmed and find time to relax..and maybe stitch a little.

Robin said...

Oh Marly, I love your new jeans color. While they didn't turn out like you had hoped, the color is so pretty.

It is bow season here, but they are pretty good about not going on posted land. It is the hunters who use dogs that we have issues with (around Thanksgiving and until the end of hunting season).

Good luck with the cleaning this week!

Robin in Virginia

C. M. Designs said...

I'll be thinking about you and all of the cleaning/organizing you will be doing..
I'm so sorry about the deer/fawn and hunters.. I don't like this time of year because of the deer hunters, whether bow or gun.
Take time for yourself.
Charlotte in Virginia

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

you make me laugh with every post ~ I can give you that slaw recipe if you realllly want it too!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Well having to clean and not stitch sucks {and not the kind that keeps you coming back} but getting all those things done is good for the brain! You will feel like you got stuff done. I'm sad about your deer - we had twins here but I haven't seen them in awhile.

Jacqueline said...

You are a great sister!

If you want you can come help me organize my sewing room too. Yeah right.

Don't work too hard and watch out for your knee's.

Kristen said...

And soon my Hallmark channel will be nothing but Christmas movies. Boo. I want half hour GG and Frazier on during the night not 2 hour movies. I'll be switching to another network or channel, probably TV Land.

Glad to know that I'm not the only one! I need my GG fix, every day!

Jackie Duggan said...

Hi Marly. I loved today's message! Your so right about the bedroom clutter, good luck. I have a sister who is the same.I offer to help but so far she won't let me. The fleas are there now because the cats are gone. They are out looking for food. Those suckers can live dorment for months so it might be a few trys before there gone. Post a sign for the hunters that trespasser's will be hunted ! Should be equal rights for the deer. Lastly don't get to tired to take care of yourself and stitch to relax.
Jackie from Canada.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, you're one busy lady! Thank you for this post. Your sister is very fortunate to have you. Good luck with everything this week! SAH

Maggee said...

I am right there with you about the cleaning... If there is stuff needing to be done, I cannot bring myself to stitch... but... I don't clean a lot of the time lately, either! I'm in a slump... I hope you can get lots done at your sister's house. Such a good sister!

Pam in IL said...

Oh my, you sound stressed. Hopefully the chores won't be as bad as you think. It's maddening to hear about hunters being where they shouldn't be. I would think the conservation police would be more than happy to catch hunters on posted property.

Mouse said...

good luck with the bug busting ... my DH does that for a living ... love the colour of your jeans :)
hope that you get your labels done and sorry about the hunters on your land .... love mouse xxxxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fleas, arghh! It's one of the reasons I'm thankful that we live here, no fleas thank the Lord! Just had our big bonfire here and already have another pile ready to go. Not much rain here thank goodness so needle raking isn't too difficult (we have more evergreens than deciduous trees so needles are the bane of my existence!) And the pull outs are too tight? After all you've already been through? Another ARGHHH! I love your new jean colour, think I'll have to go buy some black jeans and give it a try :O) My go to channel is Turner Classic movie channel, love the oldies! So sorry to hear one of the fawns is gone, hope everyone else makes it through hunting season. Hope you didn't get stopped by the cops in your get up!

Barb said...

Have you read the book "Alexander and His No Good Very Bad Day'? It is hilarious. I think they made it into a movie. Anyway your day reminds me of that book.

Margaret said...

34 inseam? Wow! You're tallllll!!!!

Karen said...

I really like the color of your jeans. And I especially like your header and the way you set up your sampler pillows! Thanks for the idea!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks for always making me lol.
Hugs :)

Heritage Hall said...

Our kitten was washed in Dawn and
that rid the fleas...might work full strength elsewhere???
Like the jeans - lovely color..34"
??? lucky gal...
Hope you have an easeful time taking care of your Sister's needs
You are a gem...
Lump in the throat over the Fawn..
How dare they hunt posted territory?
I agree about the header..charming
Blessings ~

Melody said...

You go girl! How wonderful of you to help your sister with her overwhelming amounts of stuff.

That's too bad about the fleas. No fun.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited for the Christmas movie takeover - which is a new tolerance for me.
What I can't stand is all the political ads running on almost every station, so I stick mostly to Hallmark, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and... GSN (Game Show Network) I love the really old game show reruns they show - particularly the ones with Hollywood stars of the day - it seems so many of them (esp. the hosts) must have been drinking before filming and it's ridiculous in a funny way. It doesn't stress me out, which is my #1 requirement for programming these days.
You are a rock star of a sister.

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