Friday, December 5, 2008

Silly, Willy, Nilly Day

We had a bad day, well...really I had the bad day, and more about that later.. so we went on a walk to look at the lights through the neighborhood. And just in case my neighbor's somehow stumble upon this, Seriously they are my kids favorite house to look at, I mean they every single decoration you can imagine. But then, I saw THIS. Pooh Bear lashed to the ground. At first I thought they had caught him in a new fangled bear trap, but now I think they might be holding him prisoner. You can't even see the two ropes in the back in addition to the two in the front. Now, the last time I saw anyone locked up this tight it was Hannible Lector, or maybe the vampire/werewolf guy in that movie Underworld. But maybe my neighbors know more about that seemingly sweet and innocent Pooh then we would have ever suspected, perhaps "rumbly in my tumbly" is way more ominous that we ever believed before. Maybe he thirsts for human flesh? I dunno, but clearly with the way they have him fastened down, he won't be coming to visit my house thank goodness. Its, ...... disturbing.

Oh and here is the craft I managed to churn out tonight. Its an advent calendar, I am taking a closepin and hanging them from a line run around the house. When I get it up tomorrow I will have to post pics. There are 25 stockings, and each stocking has a number from 1-25 and this way I don't have to keep answering that question.... "how many more days until christmas????"

Today was not a great day. It started out great. I got dinner in the crockpot, recovered some fence wood from a trashpile to make our snowmen tomorrow for our outdoor decoration project. Things were looking up.

Then we ended up off schedule and having to stop for lunch. I have slowly let caffeine back into my diet and today was just IT. We stopped at Whataburger, and I got a giant coke. Okay no biggie right, well yeah, unless you are sensitive to caffeine and the chemicals in Coke.... flash forward to two hours later and I am having a full blown raging panic attack in Kroger. First, how embarrassing... its bad enough when I have them at home. For those of you who blessedly haven't had one... I don't "panic", its more I get chest pain, dizzy, I can't think straight, and I can't breathe and then I start to panic. See, I wait till its appropriate. After, it leaves me with a splitting headache and ringing ears for a few hours. Fun right? TOTALLLLY worth the coke right? I could have just kicked myself.

This also explains why its midnight, and I am still up at this computer. Yeah, thats how much of a baby I am... I drink coke at noon, and at midnight I still can't sleep... UGH.

On the other hand, I churned out a pretty nifty craft in my insomniac delusions. Hm, well, still, I think I will stick with weak green tea tomorrow.

6 comments:

Rob said...

:( Sorry you had such a bad day. Yeesh. If you fall off the wagon like that again, get me online and we'll talk about it through some quests and green tea!

Jennifer said...

Yeah, I will....and thank you for the offer. It just snuck up on me. I had added in an extra source of caffeiene in the am, and then my flawed logic of course was... well, maybe it would be okay? um, it wasn't.......

Carrie Thompson said...

hey sorry you had a bad day! I have them all the day and cannot possibly blame it on the caffeine!

I was wondering -which btw great advent calender, very cute- how did you get the circle around the 5, is it a stensil or a die cut or what???

Jennifer said...

Carrie,
I went to Micheals at 646 and purchased a big pad of christmas themed scrapbooking paper, it was 50 percent off, and honestly Im going to use it for a few more projects so it will really earn its keep.

The number circles are just blank tags that were in the scrapbooking aisle. The specific ones I purchased are by K&C Company an they are die cut carstock. They came with 40 tags, since I only used 25 I figured I can also use them as gift tags. Martha Stewart had a set of tags also, but they were slightly more expensive.

Martha Stewart was the inspiration and I even used her template, you can find her version here http://www.marthastewart.com/article/mini-stockings at first I was going to do it her way, but I have enough sewing to do this year...

rainbowmummy said...

Maybe your neighbours REALLY like honey! :0)

Jennifer said...

Ha! I hadn't thought about that! Maybe they weren't holding him prisoner, they had just caught him in their "trap"! LOL