March 19, 2011

A Cacophony of Projects



One of the cacophony of projects.


Yesterday and Today
Himself: Will reluctantly help with the garage. Museum today. Feasters this evening. Early meeting tomorrow. Humming "A Pirate's Life For Me." No, we are not headed to Disneyland....no, no.............arg...........

Herself: “Writing Contest.” Garage. Working on the scrap book.

Two of my projects fill big spaces in our house. G is a kind man and never says a word about my messes, but I feel the need to get at least one of them out of the way….done, out of our way.

Next to me waiting on my desk is the last two-thirds of the Mexico 2010 scrapbook. Downstairs waits the “Reluctant Quilt”….one should name a quilt my teacher said. Right in front of me waits “The Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.” If I put that off, the contest will have vanished….Poof…into the foggy air out there.

I’ll send them a poem and an essay off this morning. This is part of my project to get my words out there. I remind myself that if I can do it with paint, I can do it with words. “Everything is better with Butter” will be the poem. It’s got a reality that hits home, makes you laugh, and reminds me I still use too much butter.

For the essay, I choose the “Black Pants” piece. It’s not got the punch I want, but it did make the class laugh. Laughter is very important even tho the piece could be better crafted.

Another weekend goal is the garage…..

Don’t laugh. When I pulled the truck into the garage one day this week, I smashed the giant, Costco container of paper towels. I never heard a sound when I hit them as I did the day I rammed two framed paintings. When I got out of the truck that afternoon, the paper towels were wrapped around the bumper as if Grumpy was lovingly resting himself pillowed on the paper towels.

Arg...............

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a full day to me.

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  2. Good luck with the projects. It is so hard just to get started. I haven't. We have a double garage and only enough room for one vehicle. So many things on the to do list.....

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  3. What the heck are paper towels doing in your garage? lol. Put em above your kitchen cabinet, like us.

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  4. How do you keep up? I barely get one project started and I want to go lie down and read.

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  5. Oooooooooops! Have fun with all your projects! We've got a busy weekend ahead of us. Mostly parties to attend though.

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  6. Wonderful blog and just what I needed after a fight with my GP yesterday about weight. Butter, I love butter. Weight, to heck with it. Dianne

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  7. Love how you smacked your towels. No damage so the story was funny!

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  8. May all your landings be as soft.

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  9. We need a photo of the towels wrapped lovingly around your car....

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  10. That's what we can refer to as a soft landing!
    And your 'messes' look awfully organized to me!!

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