So yesterday morning I got up and decided to do some stitching on my wreath that I bought at Ornament Extravaganza. I really had to get the house cleaned up so we can decorate, and live (it was awful after being gone all weekend) but I decided to stitch. And besides, my friend told me not to move Dixie!
Finally, after getting motivated, I started putting stuff away. All of my crafty stuff (I have a lot) is stored in a room in the COLD part of the house. Which is the entire house, except the room we live in. I sometimes use the rest of the house for items that need refrigeration when my fridge is full.
Visualize piles on the table if you can.
So, I picked up a basket of ornaments and when I did, my finger caught on this green basket (in the box in the picture below) which was in a box of stuff I got at an auction the other night. The green basket crashed to the cement floor and shattered in a million pieces. Two pieces which stuck into the side of a two liter bottle of carbonated soda that my Shug put beside the fridge rather than in the fridge. They didn't actually stick in the soda, they just hit the soda, put two pinhole size holes in the side of it, and it started squirting out across the room. Luckily, I had shoes on. I ran through the glass, grabbed the soda and put it in the sink. I thought if I opened it, it would stop squirting through the holes. Nope. That would have been too easy. The soda starting shooting through the top like a geyser! I then changed my plans for the afternoon, stayed home and cleaned all afternoon.
And I don't even like soda. I might drink one every now and then, but it's rare. I'm a coffee, tea, and hot chocolate kind of gal.
Yes, I know the picture is upside down. You fix it!
See these packets. They do not puncture or squirt or shoot in the air. They are calming.
So that evening, I had what I am now calling my
"meltdown relief" drink.
and I stitched some more on my wreath. This was after cleaning the entire room up, and cooking dinner. Ok...dinner was a frozen pizza for him and popcorn for me.
Yesterday was the second meltdown I've had in two weeks! WTH? I'm about to have another one as I see a truck, a BIG truck pulling in our driveway and I'm in my pj's. Double WTH?
Think he saw me?
I hid in the bathroom! Call first peeps. I have no idea who that was! And guess who forgot his phone today. My Shug. So I couldn't call him to see if we were expecting someone.
As a result, I have a box of stuff going to the goodwill, I threw out two bags of "trash," and I still haven't opened the dreaded box. (the box from last year where all the ornaments busted)
And I got my wreath finished. It's nice starting and finishing a project in two days. And still getting other stuff done.
While heaving/pitching/placing stuff in the cold part of the house (sometimes I heave to release energy) I found this gingerman that I made last year during all of the Wool Scrap Saturday events. I put him by the Oxford Rug Punch tree I made this year. My decorations this year are coming on slowly.
and this was in my Advent calendar today. I'm going to try to wear it under my bee suit this summer!