Hello young ones.
Forgive me, it’s been 2 weeks since my last
How time flies when you’re semi- crazy; but in fact I kinda sorta had a couple of good reasons for not being here or at your place for that matter.
First, I’d been sick. No, nothing life threatening, just something bad enough to give me a case of the “I don’t give a rat’s ass about anything”.
I had a terrible ear infection that lasted 10 days.
I hadn’t had an ear infection in 20 years. Fluid was almost gushing outta my ear. It felt as if someone had a voodoo doll and was jabbing a hypodermic needle into my eardrum; and in addition to that I was totally deaf in that ear.
And I’m married to a low talker.
It was most unwonderful.
Other than that things around here have been pretty much normal–a three ring circus; which I wouldn’t mind so much if I looked like this:
Sadly however, with no time for the gym or a massive pluck-a-thon. I look a lot more like this:
The thighs and the mustache are, unfortunately, about right however.
I’m happy to report that all the canines are happy and healthy; although they haven’t been to dog park in over a month. I have been quite remiss as a dog mom.
Second, after the ear infection finally started to clear, last week Doug and I spent Mon-Thursday, 12 hours a day at Evelyn’s house (no, she’s not been sick), cleaning and organizing her sewing room.
This was her sewing room before we started.
Actually, we’d already started when she came in to take that photo. Doug and I had been ripping stuff outta there like we were going to the chair for 15 minutes before that photo was taken.
When the room was finally empty, Doug installed shelving up high around the entire perimeter of the room. After those were done, he installed 6 shelves the entire width of the bedroom closet, so that gave her another 36 feet of shelving–which was a good thing.
Here’s a photo of Evelyn’s cat, Fred as she was doing an inspection of the shelving that encircled the room:
Anyway, while Doug was having fun playing Bob the Builder, Evelyn and I began the task of sorting and folding all her fabric so it could be stored efficiently.
There was LOTS of fabric, more than lots actually.
By the time that we left at 11:30 Thursday night, we’d folded and wound over 750 different pieces of fabric onto comic book cards; and believe me; there was a right way to do it as I was shown more than once.
What can I say?
Sometimes it takes awhile for me to learn something new.
Evelyn has promised me an “after” photo of her room once she gets everything just the way she wants it. She bought lotsa plastic containers for her treasures and a labelmaker too. Doug almost got a stiffy just watching her use that labelamker. I see one of those in his future.
Anyway, I guess that’s it for now. Tomorrow Doug and I are heading out to deliver flowers and hunt for glass.
But before I go I have a question for you. Why is it infinitely easier to clean and organize at someone else’s house than at your own?
Back to the funny next time, and it won’t be two weeks.