Oooo look a butterfly . . .


sorry . . . I’m distracted lately. I have good ideas for blog posts and then a butterfly flits by and I forget that idea and go off and sort socks while listening to my latest audiobook (right now, Gone With the Wind). It’s bad enough if you read this blog … imagine my poor family. It’s far worse for them. In fact, that’s why I’m up tonight, catching up on laundry. :::sigh::: The laundry does not respect my attention deficit. I hate the laundry. The people sleeping in this house right now had better be grateful for the clean underpants tomorrow.

So, as I wait for the dryer to buzz, I’ll share what I can . . . First, this video. I kind of liked it, but it makes me think, “People actually make a living doing this kind of stuff?” I spent three years of my life working for a woman who would send faxes back to my desk with spelling and grammatical errors circled in HOT pink demanding I fix them. Nothing I could do or say could convince that woman that I was not the one sending the faxes. And, all that time I could have been in NYC being carried around by strangers!!!! Bitterness aside, it made me smile and feel a vague urge to go shop for some new cool clothes. This is a work-safe/kid-safe video. I think it will make you smile too.

Next up, this is the opening line to a blog I read. It’s a conservative leaning blog, so consider yourself warned if you choose to read the whole thing. This guy is funny – so funny that Fox News only puts him on at 3 am. I only found him last time I was really sick and on the couch. He’s just flat-out funny. Here is the line that captured my heart:

If you’re like me, and congratulations if you are, then you try to enjoy your weekends. For example, I spent last Saturday in bed, watching my favorite soaps, eating donut holes basted in Nyquil. I call them happy holes – after seven of them, you think you’re an Angoran rabbit.
I don’t know, it just spoke to me. If you want to read the full article, click here.

I’ve been desperate for something new and different here. Over the weekend, I broke down. I sanded down our butcher block counter tops – love the counter tops, hate the stains. After much sanding, smoothing and all of that, I stained them BLACK. (Insert Rolling Stones.) Here is a picture – on the other side of the room, is a super-long stained black table with benches and chairs that fit in with the room. I think it all kind of ties together now. I used a lot of black in the back splash which you never really noticed until now. We’ll see how the black stain holds up over the next few months.

6 thoughts on “Oooo look a butterfly . . .

  1. I just had a nice yell at one of mine over laundry! Six people make a lot of laundry, I don't need to be washing CLEAN clothes! She tried on a pair of jeans the other day that didn't fit, I told her to put them in the pile with the other stuff that doesn't fit. Where do I find these pants two days later? In the dirt clothes of course! I thought I was going to have a seizure! I'm right there with you on the laundry!

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