Friday, January 15, 2010

Where did the week go?

This week just vanished right before my eyes....poof. I did manage to take a few of those cute nine-patches and sew them together to make a mini. Then, while I was deep into a pile of stuff in THE CLOSET OF SHAME, I came across this sweet "Gracie" fabric. I really liked this stuff because it's cute but also because my husband used to call me Gracie since I was so poised and elegant(not) in my movement. Truth be told-I'm sort of a klutz and it's a blessing that I have strong bones since I can usually find something in my path to trip me or stumble across. I believe that he began by calling me Amazing Grace and from there it went to Gracie. Further truth be told, he's not a lot more graceful than me so we make a perfect pair as long as we remain on our feet. Serendipity.

I went shopping with Terry yesterday. We so rarely get to do much together lately since her job is more complicated lately and takes a lot more time and planning. All in all, no one can make me laugh like Terry. Sometimes I can hardly catch my breath. Terry works at a local public building and, frankly, there's nothing funnier than the public, unless it's the people who serve the public. She also owns a business in town so , again, the public. Good times.

I have a lot of house work to do...dull and boring housework but I don't know if it's watching "Big Love" or what, suddenly I feel the need to be Harriet Homemaker. Since I know this will pass in no time, I should take advantage of the urge. The same thing happens to me when we visit Amish country. I want to come home and throw away every non essential thing we own and polish all the rest till it shines. This, too, passes quickly. The program that really gets me going is "Hoarders" Holy Cow, have you seen that show. It's a revelation and if you aren't driven to throw stuff away by that, you need medication. As gross as it is(how can they eat in those kitchens and bathe in those bathrooms?) maybe I need to watch that more often. I got rid of several grocery bags full of stuff after watching one episode. All of us are pack-rats here. Books, magazines, collections, and other stuff( fabric, closets, bins, etc.)
it so quickly becomes out of hand and overwhelming. Anyway, I'm going to tackle one thing at a time and try not to get distracted by any pretty, shiny, things.
Off I go, talk to you soon.


Gerrie said...

I love Big Love - my guilty pleasure. The new season just started- Whee!

I have not watched The Hoarders - I am afraid I might see myself!1 LOL

Terry said...

Oh yes, Hoarders. I am both repelled and attracted. A guilty pleasure?

AnnieO said...

The mini is adorable, especialy with the wing chair pincushion next to it! Haven't watched Big Love but Hoarders is amazing...Especially the one about the old woman who never threw any food away and had rotting pumpkins in her kitchen!!!! I agree, how do they eat and bathe, OMG. Good luck on the decluttering--I'm feeling the weight of too many posessions too.

Libby said...

Big Love!!!! Why can't a new episode be on every day?
That Gracie fabric is just darling . . . reminds me of the paperdolls of my youth *S*

Janet said...

That little chair pincushion is so cute!! I can relate to the Gracie story as I'm a klutz, too. I'm about as graceful as a pregnant water buffalo!!

Hoarders is mind-boggling! I have watched it a few times but it usually makes me sick. I'm glad we don't have smell-o-vision!!