Friday, February 25, 2011

What I should be doing, vs. what I am doing...

 Am I the only one wishing that I'd quit posting photographs of boxes?  Or of projects for my new house that are only half done?  Are you wishing I'd move in already and show you some "after" photos?  Well, you're not alone.  My brain is getting dulled by all this nothingness... and blank wall space.  I'd like to submit this photograph as exhibit A.  I could have gone so many directions with this photo, but my brain is so dull all I could do was snicker like a seventh grader.  And maybe drool a little.  Oh, I'm just joking... seventh graders don't laugh at stupidity like this. 

Anyway...  I should  be packing or wiping out drawers or something, but instead I'm sewing cute messenger book bags with owls on them for my daughter, and feeling happy because it gives me something to photograph for you besides cardboard.  I have no explanation, other than the fact that I've been feeling kind of sick off and on for about a week, and I took some medicine that contained caffeine.  It was kind of weird.  One minute I was watching American Idol, and the next minute I was plucking big orange buttons out of my sewing basket for owl eyes.  It's kind of what I do when under stress.  I get my craft on.  You how know most people relax with a bubble bath, or escape into a nice movie or a hot fudge sundae...or actually pack things in the house that need to be packed?  I sew frivolous things. 
 We're still in the countdown to moving day.  I mean, we have the closing date set, but everyone is pushing for an earlier closing (by everyone I mean us) and we can't move on it at all until after the 28th of this month, because that's when the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes Prize Patrol delivers the big cardboard check to our buyer.  Allegedly. 
 I may or may not have spent an hour of my life I'll never get back trying to find out if this entire thing was legitimate or not on google.   This story is getting a lot of mixed reactions and it makes me wish I had no idea any of it was happening behind the scenes. 
Meanwhile, I'm (in denial?) moving forward like it's all going to happen smoothly, and beginning to sew curtains for my new kitchen windows.  See?  I told you... I sew.  
 The good news, is that I finally found a purpose for the big, useless room in the front of my current house.  It's become the holding area for all things packed and waiting...Oh.. and incidentally, do you know what happens when you pack up all your winter clothing because you live in the Pacific NW and it hardly ever snows?

It snows two days later, forcing you to unpack hats and mittens. 

And here's to hoping I'm not unpacking all my boxes, come about March 16th...

20 comments:

  1. I'm hoping right along with you: ) Hang in there!

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  2. adorable bag!

    So so cute. I am studying your methods because we're moving again soon too...gotta do it right this time! :)

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  3. you'll be fine...everything will go according to plan...the power of positive thinking :)
    adorable bag, by the way!

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  4. I'm sending you happy thoughts and positive vibes for a chilled weekend. Love the owl bag; I must try sewing when I feel stressed, it would beat eating and drinking bucketloads of hot chocolate :)

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  5. Your owl bag is awesome and I bet your little miss loved it too!

    Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phillipians 4:6

    Nancy

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  6. Come on over..I am having a great giveaway with Shabby Apple- a very cute little girls dress giving away!

    Sandy Toe

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  7. Here's to more and more packing. I pray it all goes well and smoothly. Cute, cute messenger bag. My favorite color is yellow if you need any more distractions :)

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  8. Well, if you want to make some more owl bags when you get your craft on...I might get one if they showed up on etsy!! Too cute!

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  9. that little owl messenger bag is SO cute! This will all be over soon. no worries right? I can't wait for you to say that it's all done and you worried for nothing. :)

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  10. OMG...I just googled it too! I so live vicariously through the blogs I read. Ok...off to get a life!

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  11. Oh wow, I thought you were being sarcastic when you said that the buyers thought they won the publishers clearinghouse sweeps. I hope all goes well for you! I know you are stressed but God knew all of this was going to happen. He has a plan :) (That's what I keep telling myself since our house is for sale too and I am anxiously waiting for a buyer so I can find our new home! I wish you all the best, Sasha!

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  12. The owl bag is super delightful! Praying for Publisher's Clearing House to come through as "allegedly" promised and that you will be unpacking in your NEW home soon! (Just heard from a friend in Seattle that is only
    11*'s...YIKES!)

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  13. ADORE that owl. I just painted one last night for my show. Are we hilarious or WHAT?! Good golly girl, it's almost scary!!!

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  14. LOVE the bag! And I'm sure everything is going to be JUST. FINE. and we will all be very happy readers with all the after photos to come. YAY!

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  15. I'm just getting back into sewing. It's something I CAN do so far. Don't worry about the house. It's going to happen. That is so funny about the snow. Murphy's Law is alive and well isn't it.

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  16. I just want you to know if you happened to BY chance sew another owl bag, with a little more BLUE in them and still a brown bag with an extra LONG strap I would BUY it and give you money to buy things for the house.... I am just saying! :)

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  17. I love reading your blog! The owl bags are adorable! I made the pineapple teriyaki burgers tonight and got rave reviews from my main man! Thanks so much for the suggestion.
    Blessings!

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  18. OMG owls are all the rage. You must sell those bags on etsy. Seriously.

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  19. I giggled about the box too, even before I read what you posted! Hee hee
    I SO hope everything works out with the house sale.
    Also, I am madly in love with the owl bag! Totally adorable!

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  20. I'm just so excited for you !! What a great adventure you are heading into!! Get packing, girl!! :) (that owl bag is too cute!)

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