Tuesday, April 8, 2014

28 Things

1.  Still cleaning here. The fun of it comes and goes. Mostly goes.

2.  We're having some occasional pretty days which feel a little bit like heaven.

3.  Saturday was one of those days and I took some time to do some dethatching in the yard.

4.  Estate sale season is in full swing and I find myself with a full garage that will have to be organized if I am to buy anything bigger than a breadbox. 

5.  I bought a piece of coral at one of these estate sales.

6. The coral was dirty. I put it in the kitchen sink to soak in hot water. I put the plug in and turned on the water.  Then I went outside to do previously mentioned dethatching.

7.  I often always usually occasionally leave a mess so Mr. Quirky every so often occasionally sometimes always has to clean up from me. Saturday was no different.

8. Suddenly Mr. Quirky comes around to the back of the garage and says in his most calm panicked voice "HONEY, YOU TURNED ON THE HOT WATER AND LEFT IT ON!!!! IT'S BEEN RUNNING OVER FOR LIKE 45 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!! WATER IS POURING INTO THE BASEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9. I said in my most calm, feeling really guilty, and stupid, and OLD, voice, NO! IT'S BEEN MORE LIKE 2 HOURS!!!!!!!

10. You don't have to tell me that the basement is flooding when the sink overflows. I've overflowed the bathtub enough times to know that already.

11. Three hours later the basement floor is sparkling.

12. The kitty litter bins have fresh kitty litter.

13. The kitchen floor and counter are shining.

14. All 396 of our spare towels have been washed and dried.

145. All the paper towel and toilet paper rolls I have been saving for crafting that were probably never going to get used have been thrown away.

16. I went to the doctor yesterday. She thinks my hard drive is full.

17. My menopause belly is making me mad. I guess I am going to have to cut back on the cake.

18.  But I haven't been eating cake. At least not in the last 3 weeks.

19.  Garage cleaning day is tomorrow. You may want to say a little prayer for me.

20.  I think I sold a dresser. Whew! But guess what? They want it to be repainted! Wait for it......WHITE!

21.  I still have a saw in my kitchen.

22.  I have become remarkably good at navigating my kitchen with a saw in the middle of it.

23.  I say I've been cleaning.  But I really haven't cleaned that much.

24. Last weekend I tried HARD to find another way to arrange the furniture in my living room. 

25. There is only one way to arrange the furniture I have in my living room.

26.  I have a really bad case of spring inspiration ADHD. There are no less than 581 ideas burning up my brain. 

27.  I'm going to take down my winter mantel today. Then maybe. Just maybe. I will do the spring mantel that I've had in my brain for the last 3 years.

28.  If you are still reading - I love you.

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Bliss said...

Well...... I understood everything, but I'm wondering what happens when a body's hard drive is full?

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness...Take a deep breath and tackle one thing at a time. Lol, that's what everyone keeps telling me...but it can't be done! Menopause belly and cake, me too, bah.

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Yup, its spring. I am so with you on this one.

Art and Sand said...

I LOVE this list and am so glad that others are forgetful like me.

I should be weeding the jungle, but I was eating popcorn for lunch so I sat down at the computer.

The attic is mostly done, but not the garage.

I try not to eat cake, but boy do I love it.

Have a great day!

The French Hutch said...

I did read all the way to the bottom of your list and I’m exhausted! Sorry to hear about the basement but seems you had that cleaned up in no time. I think you may have spring fever, I know because it sounds exactly like me!
Got to go, more flowers to try to plant...........

Unknown said...


Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Sounds like you've been busy!! Bummer about the water...I have that problem when I am boiling water for eggs...I have to set a timer to come back to check for boiling...so I can set the timer for cooking. Sad but true :)

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, Karen, I can relate to so much of this! Your subconscious mind was very clever about getting the kitchen & basement cleaned. How do you feel about me taking my refrigerator through the car wash? Cuz I'm thinking about it...

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I can relate to this so much, Karen. Too much! I am slowly making progress in the cleaning and clearing, but like you I want to go dig around at the sales right now. I have no room, but son #2 has a sweet girlfriend that loves antiques so she's coming to take things away this weekend. New apartment for her and less stuff in my garage and house. Yay! If it makes you feel any netter, our neighbor turned on the water for the pool and then left town for a week. We finally investigated after two days of water in the street and turned it off. He told us that he remembered on the the drive home from the airport! LOL On the bright side, I'm glad that your boo boo ended with sparkling clean floors!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

...at last I've found you!

I totally got this post. Thank you for sharing your somewhat quirky 28 things.
I bet from the sounds of it-- that was just 28 things that you typed as fast as they came and that was in under 2 mins. I have about 28 things blow through my mind every minute it seems and I totally under stand the ADHD/ menopause/ FULL HARD-DRIVE and so many things burning up your brain.
I think we were separated at birth!

Unknown said...

I love you too.

Kirby Carespodi said...

Same here!

fiona anderson said...

This is a really clever, witty post full of perfectly captured home truths and I wish I'd written it !


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