Saturday, May 16, 2020

Well, That Week Went By Quickly

Blink! Week over.

I made a vow when my kids were born that I would never wish their lives away by saying things like "I can't wait until they're old enough to...". And I don't want to wish MY life away, either, by saying things like "I hope this week goes by quickly." But this week went by quickly in spite of that, and now it's time for another edition of Ten Things of Thankful. Here are my thankfuls:

1. My baby nugs started back this week at school! They haven't all returned yet for a number of reasons, including several who don't come during the summer because one or both parents are either college students or teachers, but it was a joyous reunion with the ones who were able to be there! We played and danced and sang. There were tents made out of blankets, dress up fun, rides in the bye bye bus, and a wee little bit of playground time on the two occasions this week that there was a break in the RELENTLESS RAIN. I love my baby nugs so very much! 

2. I am thankful for the actors (especially women) who are appearing on television without benefit of hair stylists and make up artists during the pandemic. They look perfectly normal and I find that perfectly perfect. I wish this trend would never stop. Wouldn't this be a boon for everyone's self esteem? 

3. I'm thankful for John Krasinski's web series "Some Good News" on YouTube. If you haven't caught this series, then do yourself a favor and watch this episode:



I cried, but they were happy tears.

4. I'm thankful that my toilet healed itself. It was shrieking every time it was flushed, and the Google told me it needed a new fill valve. Now, I'm a pretty fair plumber, and it's not difficult to replace this, but we have an over-the-tank shelving unit that would have to be emptied and the shelf moved in order for me to get to the tank and replace it, and it wasn't something I was looking forward to doing. Thank you, toilet fill valve!

5. My daughter has returned to her apartment in Fayetteville after two months at home with us. I am grateful for this time we've had with her, but my heart has a lonely place in it since she left.

6. I'm thankful the Food Network had the brilliant idea of having Amy Schumer and her husband Chris (a chef) do a cooking show together while they are sheltering in place. Check out "Amy Schumer Learns To Cook," unless you aren't an Amy Schumer fan because you think she's raunchy (she is, and that's one of the reasons I love her).

7. I'm thankful that wearing a mask when out means there is no need for make up. 

8. My Easter Sunday coronacut is growing out and looking less, I don't know, desperate? 

9. I am thankful for blister bandaids. I wore a pair of shoes to work on Friday that I really need to get rid of. They rub a blister on my heel every time I wear them. I keep them because I paid more for them than I should have, and I wear them because I kept them. Dumb all the way around. Someone tell me it's okay to forget about the money and give the shoes awayyyyy!

10. I took down my kitchen curtains today while doing ant eradication (long story). Naturally, I didn't think to take a picture of the window with the old curtains in it, but imagine hunter green and white gingham that went all the way to the windowsill, and there was a pair on each window, held back with ties. They were also lined. They matched the kitchen, and I didn't dislike them, but after I pulled them down, I got the bright idea to make new curtains from a pair of vintage, hand embroidered pillowcases, and I think they turned out pretty well. Plus, they make the kitchen about a hundred times brighter!

Lewis doing his part to impede the ironing.


Nora helping me with the sewing....



Tadaaaa!!!

What can you be thankful for today? 


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19 comments:

  1. Thank you for the video! Those curtains are adorable!

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    1. I'm a big Office fan, so that video really moved me. And thanks! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, especially since I didn't really have much of a plan when I started!

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  2. Remember back in the early days of the TToT, when we would rush to be FRIST to comment?

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  3. But, I see I missed it by 2 minutes! LOL

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    1. Well, FRIST, Need there be any better reason!?!

      (and, remember when we used to...*)
      *has always been my realization of how not different from friends in the 'real' world, this blogosphere is... the baseline of time (and therefore knowing a person) inherent in the phrase "And remember when we..."

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    2. Calling it loud and proud makes it so, Kristi!

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  4. And now I've just become annoying, but I do want to leave a real comment. I had fallen behind in watching SGN, so thank you for posting that episode! So cool!
    I canceled a hair cut appointment a week or so into this pandemic, and have been too lazy to attempt anything on my own, so my hair just grows longer and longer. Between that and the no makeup look, I'm turning into a hippie. :-)
    Your curtains turned out so well! I don't have anything on my kitchen windows right now, but am thinking maybe I need to find a pair of vintage pillowcases!

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    1. I'm sad that he's taking a break from SGN!
      Have you ever heard of a unicorn cut? My hair wasn't long enough (probably a good thing, considering how much I cut off), but yours would do it. It puts some layers in, and all the "after" pictures I've seen have been amazing results.
      No head ever slept on these pillow cases, and they were starched and pressed! Found them at Red Racks. I ripped out the seams and went to work.

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  5. You have permission to give away the shoes. Life is way too short to go around with aching feet when it is preventable.

    Thanks for the list, it made me smile!

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    1. THANK YOU! I really don't think I can bear to wear them again.

      :)

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  6. I second Mimi's directive. Heck, the money you save on bandaids will probably allow for a pair of future shoes.*

    *which surely would allow levitation, at very least.

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    1. Those blister bandaids ain't cheap, either! Of course, neither were the shoes....

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  7. I know you are probably wondering how it is that I haven't watched any SGN videos to this point, but that just goes to show you how behind the times I get some times. BUT I watched the one you included in this post and now I think I need to do some catching up on the ones I missed! And yes, I cried happy tears too.

    Your #4 some ring of truth to our situation. Some strange noises happening at times here too, and I am pretty sure it has to do with the valve.

    I hope you are not experiencing flooding where you are.

    Lewis is looking mighty comfy on that ironing board.😊


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    1. SGN is so simple and funny and touching and I love it! Plus, I love John Krasinski and The Office!
      Having your toilet scream is not a good sign. I'm just glad it cured itself. For now.
      Minor flooding here, and so far, the lake house is safe, although if this RAIN doesn't stop, it may not be for long.
      At one point, all three cats were on the ironing board.

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  8. The SGN episodes have been wonderful. So positive and upbeat. I've been watching them all. Weekends In Maine

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  9. I love number seven. This time I don't look like I neglected myself by not wearing make up. My coworkers (mostly) stopped wearing make up as well. It is "just natural."

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    1. I put on some mascara (because otherwise I don't look like I even HAVE eyelashes) and I call it good.

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