Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The post about the "lasers"

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Am I the only who is running in a hamster ball?  Not a hamster wheel because that would mean that I'm going no where.  But yes, a hamster ball because I run everywhere but never without getting tossed around because I'm always going too fast and running into things.  Like giant green trash cans.

This post has nothing to do with quilting while having everything to do with quilting too. Confused? Me too.

Here was my Wednesday morning {all before 8 am}:

... get up... work out... take a shower... feed the dogs... keep Chaney on track so she won't wear a nightgown and jeans to school {she's really tried this}... make breakfast... pack lunches... explain again to Chaney why she can't take an entire bag of microwave popcorn for a snack... get in the car... back out of the garage... rip the side mirror off my car... stop to freak out... continue backing down the driveway... stop and run back in the house to get Chaney's violin that I asked her to get 3 times... sit in the carpool line... drive back home... call Steve and yell at him... dry & straighten my hair... apologize to Steve... get ready for work... wrestle the dogs into their crates... run my pantyhose in the process... change pantyhose... run late... drive to work with glass falling off my mirror with every bump... sit down at my desk sweating and try to start my day... school nurse calls, Chaney has no fever but is "sweaty and dizzy".  Me too... go back to class, kiddo.

Oh, and the garage door wouldn't close because I knocked the trash can into the sensor.  Steve's answer: re-align the sensor so the lasers match up.  What?  I don't know how to make lasers match.  I didn't even know we had lasers in our garage.

All I'm picturing is throwing baby powder in the air to reveal the laser but I know that doesn't work because I saw that Myth Busters episode.

He's at work and I can't even leave because I'm contemplating the properties of baby powder and lasers.

WTF!... which stands for what the fun, of course. 

Back to the quilting part of the post.  All I want to do is sew at some point this week.  However, I'm so tired and frazzled that I would probably sew myself to a quilt again.  Except this time I probably wouldn't mind because people would expect far less of me with a sewing machine attached to my sleeve. 

I'm choosing humor because it's messy to cry.  Sorry but no perfect pretty pictures today because well, it just hasn't been one of those perfect & pretty days!  I do have a nice post over here all about color though...

Like I said, WTF.  Please tell me I'm not the only one.



48 comments:

Kelly Smith said...

I am just having one of those days too. Not nearly as bad as yours, but I am hoping for a break that just isn't coming. Sorry to hear about your mirror!! I hope tomorrow is better for you!

piece peace said...

When I have days like that, and I often do, I try to tell myself (the operative word there is "try") that things could still be worse. It works more times than not...like 60/40. I enjoyed your post over at Sew We Quilt today and your humor in this post. Hang in there. Hugs.

EG said...

I love that you took a picture of the busted mirror. Sums it right up. Cheers to tomorrows!

MN2NM said...

Man, when it rains it pours, doesn't it?! Hope you can make a little time to play with fabric today. Tomorrow's another day :)

MichelleB said...

Seriously? The baby powder in the laser beam had me in hysterics! Thanks for the laugh, I hope your day gets better.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Nope your not the only one, but choosing humor reminded me it's not so bad. Thanks for that perspective and wishing really hard that you get a little sewing time it to take the edge off!

Kara said...

Once you figure out how to realign the laser, I do hope you'll dedicate a post to that...I have yet to figure it out. I just unhook the garage door from the opener and leave it for my husband! Works every time. He can figure them out.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I hope by now that things are better. Great post at Sew We Quilt.

Nicole said...

Oh, Jennifer! We all have days like that. Thanks for sharing your story. I'm wishing you some rest and lots of sewing time.

CitricSugar said...

Also having one of those days. Sitting in class feeling like the university stole my money and is laughing at me for being stupid enough to take this class...

Time for cheesecake! :-)

Colleen said...

Something must be up with the magnetic alignment of the earth. Its sounds like my day. BTW Im still LOL at the babypowder in the lasars! Giggle giggle! When you can laugh about it you know everything will be ok.

WandaFish said...

Aw, so sorry you've had a woeful Wednesday. Here's hoping that you might have a thrilling Thursday! Hugs x

JanetK said...

You are definitely NOT the only one!! When it happens to me I just say out loud whether alone or with people "Mercury must be in retrograde" (I'm a Virgo and someone who follows astrology once told me I was having one of those days because Mercury is my ruling planet and it was in retrograde. Turns out Mercury is my husbands ruling planet too...so you can imagine...)

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Fricken lasers! Don't ask me, I have no idea either. Maybe you can MacGyver it with a compact mirror, a tea bag and err...a violin string? If all else fails, keep up with the humour, it's the only way to stay sane. x

MollyP said...

I just read this post outloud to a bunch of girlfriends at work and we are rolling! You sound just like me. I am always on the go, always hurting myself (I'm wicked clumsy), and always wishing there were 2 more hours in the day so I could sew. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone! :)

Kim said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one! Not that I wish that kind of day on anyone and I hope you have a much better day tomorrow. If it means anything, you truly made me laugh :)

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you keep it real over here! No you are not the only one - I'm on hols but already am listing off all the stuff I have to do today and it ain't pretty, and doesn't involve anything picture worthy! Hopefully I'll get to the sewing room but I suspect it will only be to clean up the awful mess that is lurking in there (I am convinced it has a life of it's own). Hope the rest of your day goes smoother for you.

Sally said...

I'm so thankful that I'm not the only one feeling this way... overwhelmed and rolling a bit out of control. My friend has torn the mirror off her car several times now, so I know it happens. I fell out of the shower the other day (reaching for my too far away towel) because I didn't want to get water on the floor. Luckily, I'm just bruised up. However, during the following night I stepped on a piece of broken glass when I got up to let the dog out. It will get better! breathe in... breathe out... right?

Marcia W. said...

Enjoyed your post at stashmanicure. Telling you about how I recently ripped the mirror off my mother's car and dented the entire side from front bumper to rear when slid into our mailbox probably won't make you feel better - just saying that things will get much better. And, we called the garage guy to fix our lasers and he didn't charge us anything. It took him 5 minutes on was on his way to a job.
Yes, it can get better

Katie said...

As long as you can still laugh at yourself, you're doing alright. I saw the laser thing on MythBusters too! Darn those guys for discrediting all of my long held ideas!

soren2go said...

As Judith Viorst said in her great children's book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible Very Bad Day, "Some days are like that, even in Australia". (You have to read the book to understand the Australia reference.)

Marian said...

Oh I feel your pain. This was Monday for me...and today has been a day of choosing humor over tears also in light of my 2 year old daughter and her extremely strong will...yay...Sorry about the mirror, that is a bummer. Though, I am impressed at how much you were able to do before 8 am!

Here's hoping tomorrow is a better one!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I just said to my hubbie yesterday I feel like I am on a hamster wheel. No time, too much to do. Today was kind of a disaster for me too if it's any consolation. My answer was chocolate :-)

charlotte said...

Some days are diamonds...some days are stones.

Jenn said...

I didn't run into anything but my day was one of those as well.

All day long I just wanted to sit down and cry but that just makes your face puffy and you still have to get all the crap done.

Karen said...

After the ball slows down on this type of ball run I always wonder why I yell at my husband....it somehow feels right at the time though. They get it right? :) Have a better tomorrow!

quiltzyx said...

Oh boy, what a day! I've been fairly lucky lately, but I did manage to dislocate both shoulders & skin both knees, barely missing flying into the TV one time, tripping over the cat while rushing into the kitchen to turn off the skillet where I was toasting some almonds to make "Death by Chocolate" cookies.
Never have I been so glad I keep big cold packs in the freezer!
May the rest of your week be, um, boring!

Michelle said...

whaAAAAAATTTTT???? lasers? i must go check RIGHT NOW! LOL LOL

Sheila said...

I remember a day like that when my girls were small. I had finally herded the three of them to the car after an especially trying morning. I closed the door on them (maybe a little too hard) and crash! the whole window smashed and collapsed into the door of the car. I opened the door and sent them all back into the house. I then rang the school and my husband, explained we would all be at home for the day.a bad case of "Mondayitis". We watched movies and baked cookies, much better than risking further disaster on the road. Humor and Chocolate are the only way to deal with days like this.

Tamie said...

I'm sure that it won't help you but your post did give me a laugh before I fall asleep tonight. Here's to a better tomorrow.

Danielle said...

Oh dear! What a day! But good that you can laugh at it, sometimes it's all we can do really! Hope tomorrow is less eventful. And let us know what the deal was with the lasers. Is your husband a spy? ;)

Danielle said...

Oh and WTF totally should mean what the fun. Love it.

Jess said...

Hope things get better for you soon! When I read your blog post title I immediately thought of Austin Powers with the "lasers"...

suemac said...

Your day was definitely not pretty. I am sure writing it all down in your blog made you feel better. Better to laugh than cry. This weekend should be a lovely sewing weekend after that disaster.

Elsa said...

Oh my gosh ~ I've had days like that! That's a lot to happen all before noon!
Love your humor.

Archie the wonder dog said...

What an awful day - I hope today is better!!

audreypawdrey said...

I hope your today is much better!

Francine said...

LOL I don't want to laugh at your pain, but this post just cracked me up! I think your husband might be related to mine - I've had to adjust the dang lasers too. Don't they realize they're just supposed to come fix things and not tell us how to do it? Why did we get married then?

M-R said...

I totally feel your pain! Aren't those days crazy making? Glad you are choosing to laugh about it. Hope today was better! :)

Deb said...

I know it's truly not funny what kind of day you had, but I about rolled out of my chair reading your post today. I have days like that every once in a while and you really have to laugh, otherwise you will cry! Hope things go better this weekend!

Paula said...

You are not alone.....welcome to my world!

Angie said...

"Me too... go back to class, kiddo." <--My favorite line of the whole post. I feel your pain on wanting to sew. It's been nearly two weeks since I sat down at my machine. Makes my heart hurt. Hope this week has been better for you!

You know, on Big Bang Theory they used disinfectant spray to find their lasers during Secret Agent Obstacle Chess... I dare ya! ;o)

Madame Samm said...

Oh my heavens....what a day you had but can you feel the love...I can...we all have had days like this...I love the no nonsense days, you know the days when the biggest decision you have to make is whether you are going to have a coffee or tea for breakfast...I hope you felt the warmth after all had settled? Glad you were our guest

Kristie said...

Umm, sounds pretty much exactly like my typical day. I think I do more before 9 am than...well, many, many people!! It makes my head spin sometimes.

Sucks about the mirror. If it makes you feel any better, I backed out of my garage into my garage door just before Christmas...had to completely replace the garage door! I'm such a dumbass. Just rushing around! Thankfully my van was fine, but later that day, someone hit it in a parking lot!! Seriously. Big dented fender. And, it was -20 degrees and I was stuck parking outside, scraping my windows of snow and frost every morning, because they couldn't fix our garage door for over a month. Good times. My kids learned some new words that day. WTF indeed!

You are definitely not alone in the hamster race!! Bug hugs!

Elle said...

I'm with you - I've not read any blogs in about 2 weeks, much less had time to sew...it's been THAT busy! Including staying at work until after 3:30 a.m. last Thursday/Friday and working 2 12+ hour days this week. And yeah...my hose...shredded. And my new tights. And my cat is feeling traumatized from the lack of attention, which is why I haven't left my computer from working all day yet to go sew. She's so happy on my lap. But...there are things to do in the 2.5 hours I get for me this week (in which time I need to eat, do laundry, and take a shower!) Yes...WTF indeed, but I'm not claiming "fun"!!! But...we'll make it. Really, we will. It will pass, and life will be better, and I'll get to put up my Chasing Chevrons tutorial that I took pictures for 3 weeks ago, and finish the placemats that were for my aunt's birthday on the 2nd. We will both get to sew up a storm soon...preferably not by sewing ourselves into a quilt! Hang in there, and I will too!
P.S. Car care is over-rated...I've needed to have my brakes fixed and my oil changed for 10 months now...but who is counting?!?

MaryAnnB said...

You are not the only one...sounds like almost every day of my life lately! And I just want to lock myself away in my sewing room too! Do what you can to steal away from the day and take that time for yourself! Even if it's 10 minutes!

kelli37174 said...

I thought I was the only girl in the world like myself until I read your blog from the accuquilt website! I played softball all my life through college, and beyond. Had foot surgery last year and pretty much hung up my cleats. I've been quilting for 5 yrs now, and it's so refreshing to see another "younger"quilter with the same story. Thank you for sharing your blog. Looking forward to following you on the web!

barbara said...

Loved your laser post, I just came across your blog today from another site. Where were you back in october??? when in the course of 10 days...my van was broken into, purse and all the belongings in it and just one the right boot from my new favortie boots was stolen, monday window fixed, thursday my middle child comes home form school with head lice(YUCK), then friday I am side swiped on my way to work on the freeway, got van fixed by the following tuesday only to be rear ended on wed on my way to work by a driver with whiskey plates. I could have used that laser post.
By the way I really enjoy your blog.

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