Wednesday, January 25, 2012
On the heels of the Wiki stix incident last night I decided to heat up a frozen enchilada meal that a friend was generous enough to give to me (after I kept telling her and her husband how good they were) in the oven totally forgetting that I never cleaned it after the episode. So my house is now filled with smell of blown out birthday candles on steroids AGAIN. Genius that I am I decided to clean it while it was still on, wet sponge+ hot oven and vwahla a steam facial oops. Anyway all said I think that we have hit bottom today with a giant thud. We are officially out of everything from apples to toilet paper (oh no, that's the last roll), dog food and diaper cream. Topping the day off my vehicle is back in the shop, we picked it up today and it was out for a total of an hour and a half before we realized that it wasn't ok so back it went. I should be taking this homebound opportunity to clean but no I am doing all of this instead. I have been so busy with my "projects" that I should have noticed what was going on around here but I didn't.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"Can you smell that, something is wrong", check of the oven = nothing wrong . "What on Earth is that smell, it"s like plastic burning", second check of the oven and ....smoke. Out comes my super fancy home made garlic bread (yeah right), and there it is a dripping rainbow of melting wiki stix hanging on the rack now billowing smoke through my entire house. YUMMY. If you're not familiar with the wiki stick they're colored six inch wax ropes you bend and stick to one another, completely reuseable and sometimes completely annoying in a ,"hey mom build me the lost city of Atlantis with these wiki sticks" kind of way. They stick to each other, your clothes, and apparently cookie sheets placed on the counter and your hardwood floors. Trying to remove a stepped on dirty wax lump from your oak floors = good times. They can also be lots of fun too, in crazy 3-d doodle man come to life kind of way. I guess the rest of the pack can stay......for now. Man it stinks in here I gotta go re-open the door. Have a toy gone wrong story, please share it with me.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Lucky for me we don't have any ants at least not right now, too cold. But I still feel antsy these days. This always happens about now, the point of to much indoorness and not enough outdoorness, the kind of anxious energy that makes you dislike the four walls you stare at all day long. As we have grown from a family of three, now four plus one( my mom) our walls seem to be closing in on us, our stuff is crowding us out rapidly and it feels as if we are about to burst at the seams. All of this is making me want to throw absolutely everything out and live one of those picture perfect minimalist lifestyles with the sparkling white walls and lucite furniture etc., .....but then reality strikes and I come back to earth and realize that this is my life, my wonderful, messy, overabundent life and it dawns on me that all of this stuff belongs to all of the people I love most and it wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them and the thought of that I couldn't even dare think. So here I sit next to my gigantic dog surrounded by toys with a baby on my lap while my daughter and mother have a stuffed puppy and kitty wedding and smile, I will live with all the stuff in the world to have these moments. But I might just have to throw on a new coat of paint one day soon.