Thursday, January 31, 2008

They're comin' to take me away aha!

You know, there are some days when I really doubt my sanity. I have a semi-full time job. Granted I work from home, but all the same, it's a job. We have just purchased a house and property in Kentucky. We are trying to get this house ready to put on the market. (F.Y.I. All you procrastinators out there! If you have one of those "roundtuit" lists . . . DO NOT - I REPEAT - DO NOT wait until you are ready to put your house on the market to start that list). We have boxes stacked all over the place in an attempt to "declutter" the house but nowhere to put the boxes of declutter! We have projects started or ready to start in nearly every room of the house. MWHITW and I are having uh - artistic differences about color choices and I really hate to disagree with him on anything because he has been working so hard trying to keep his business running, trying to get this house ready and suffering all the while from injuries he susatined in an auto accident nearly 10 months ago. Now I have committed myself to setting up a booth in a new craft/antique mall-type store. Am I crazy? Well, yes, that is partially the reason. But the major reason I have gotten myself into this last prediciment is because I was born without the "NO" gene. Be honest now! How many of you were born "NO" deficient? Now I'm not talking about the "mommy NO" gene. Once our children are born that little sucker kicks in and ususally doesn't calm down for about eighteen years. I'm talking about the plain old "NO" gene. The "now you have time to teach a Sunday school class, don't you?" or "we need a chairman for the PTA" or "I really want to do one of these booths, but I don't want to do it all by my little old self so YOU'LL split it with me, won't you?". You are thinking "NO!". Your mouth is forming the word "NO!". But because you are "NO" deficient, what comes out of your mouth is "why sure!". Who said that? Is there someone standing behind me? Static in the phone lines? Those darned Gremlins again? Nope! That "NO" deficiency done got me into a pickle once again! So . . . I have enlisted help in chosing colors (which is no small feat in itself because along with being "NO" deficient I am also extremely deficient in the gene which allows us to ask for help). I will get the booth set up when I get the booth set up. I WILL clear a path to the washing machine. I WILL finish one project before the weekend is over. I WILL survive! After all . . . I am WOMAN! W-O-M-A-N! Oh, and by the way, I WILL gladly accept a very fashionable white jacket with extra-extra long sleeves provided by those nice young men who have promised to give me a ride in their cute little custom van with the pretty flashing lights on top! They have told me about this wonderful vacation spot that has lovely padded walls. Must be one of those wall treatments like Vern Yip does on the decorating shows!

9 comments:

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Breathe Grasshopper breathe.... hope my crazy visit helped a little!! Love the new porch colors... you may find me out there one day having tea with Bridgi & Buck...I am also cursed with the No deficient gene. Also, thanks for my Valentine Display and the architectural piece!!

Adrienne said...

Oh, can I identify with you! I know exactly what you are talking about. Wish I lived close enough to come by and help you out. Practice, practice - NO, NO, NO! I'll do the same. ~Adrienne~

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What a beautiful blog you have. You have such a way with words and I so enjoyed reading it. Thank you for visiting mine. The story of you and your friend Elaine is amazing. I hope she is recovering nicely from surgery and that all will be fine. She is in my prayers. She is so lucky to have a friend like you. ~ Lynn

sister sheri said...

Hi, my name is Sheri, and I am a YESaholic. I am truly in recovery to my addiction to say "YES"! Okay, so here's my words of advice... When you say YES to one thing, you have to say NO to something else. Normally, the something else is family, quiet time with the Lord, or... as you have guessed... your sanity!

Wait a minute... you forgot to add in the fact that you blog, read others' blogs, and post encouraging comments... let's keep our priorities straight! I need your encouragement... Just say YES to blogging! hee hee

Kathy said...

I love your blog -- it's great! And the picture at the top is gorgeous. I'm assuming that is Kentucky? Wishing you the best in getting your house ready to sell!

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Kari & Kijsa said...

Oooh- We lived that same whirlwind! Both my sister and I have relocated to Kentucky...different ways..at different times...luckily we avoided that lovely white jacket...as fashionable as it is!!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOL.....I was born with one of those "NO" deficient genes too. After years of saying, "Oh, Yes! Please include me in whatever" I learned. Get ready for a great lesson:

Ok, repeat after me....

"Thank you so much for asking me! I am soooo flattered. I just can't do it at this time, but I am really honored you asked."

That is all you have to say....No excuses - they can always see thru them.....just say no, with a smile and a pat on the back....
Hugs,
Penny

Sugar Bear said...

I so hear you! I have a no problem as well. I finally realized that my own health and sanity are on the line though. I started saying no to a few things (have to start small!) and I feel good about it!
Karla