Monday, January 31, 2011

If It Wasn't for Bad Luck....Wouldn't Have No Luck At All

Well, 2012 2011 is certainly starting off on a sour note. I'm hoping that tomorrow ends the month of everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

So, last Sunday, the stove breaks. New stove, sweet. The day after the stove is installed, the washer breaks. Great! We've got a service call scheduled for Tuesday, which, coincidentally, is the day that a major ice storm is scheduled to slam us. Perfect! There will be no new washer, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he's able to fix this one in one service call. (Or I'll have to enlist my daughter to laundress duty--like that's gonna happen).

Yesterday the dog started having some kind of problems with a leg. He fell off the bed, he fell off the couch. But, he was well enough to get into our houseguest's bag and eat a mess of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and then in the guestroom wastebasket where I think he might have helped himself to some used contact lenses. Tonight the hubs carries him up the steps and says "I think something is seriously wrong with him". Wonderful. Exactly when I'm supposed to get him to a vet between washer repair and ice storm and work is problematic. He's eating, so I think he's just going to have a little crate-cation tomorrow and we'll see what happens.

We had houseguests Thursday night and Friday night (their power was out due to the fact that it snowed). Fortunately we had an extra set of sheets for the guest bed (remember, the washer has broke), because a new set of houseguests moved in Saturday night. The hubs took them to the airport this morning.

I've been fighting with my sewing machine this evening...apparently a little thread gremlin has set up in my studio and keeps breaking my thread. It had better not be a machine problem, but it's not looking good as it's Presencia thread and a new needle. Shoot me now.

Oh, and while the hubs is carrying the dog upstairs he informs me that he has broken the lid to the 'cookie' jar. The Radko Las Vegas cookie jar flashes before my eyes, but what he means is the Polish pottery dog treat jar, the one that I looked for for years until I found one the perfect size. Good grief! What next?

In the meantime, I've started yet another project:

And this month's Follower Appreciation Giveaway prize is:

A little something to take your winter blues away. It's a yard of Monet's Countryside Fabric by Fabri-Quilt.

One more day to comment, and as long as the roof doesn't cave in, the computer crash, the refrigerator head south, I'll post the winner on Tuesday (assuming we don't lose our power in the ice storm).

Check back tomorrow to see if I managed to complete the project I started tonight. Have a great Monday!


  1. Sounds like things can only get better!

  2. Oh my goodness...just go back to bed and pull the covers over your head.....

    I hope you get all problems solved and will be able to glue back the cookie jar lid.

    Sheweeeeeeee...throw some salt over your shoulder...something.

    Here is for a better tomorrow!!

  3. Wow! When it rains, it pours! I can certainly sympathize with days/weeks like this. In my case, it always happened when the hubs deployed somewhere. I went from being a happy girl that jokingly said, "it's the man's job, hon." to looking up fixes on the internet and getting to. Hang tough and here's hoping we don't get that storm.

  4. I hope you have solved all your problems. More storms are heading our way,hope yours are all done.

  5. Bring your laundry here if Jen can't accommodate. We just finished up ours.
    Who did you call for service? Last week we had stove top burner, dishwasher, refrigerator, and washer serviced by Mike's cost under $350 for all. The stove top burner replacement was the major item.

    No ice storm closings please, I had to reschedule 4 schools from last week!
    ??? Where did 2011 go to?

  6. YIKES! That is more than one crafty girls fair share of grief! I'll send some happy crafting thought your way. Good Luck with the repairs and the dog.

  7. You can only go up from here! Tomorrow is a fresh start with a new month! Hang in there!

  8. Wishing you better days from the 1st of February :D

  9.'s wishes you place old uneventful days.

  10. Only bad luck - - - there's your three things so now on to good luck. Go buy a lottery ticket.

  11. Too bad days don't come with a cord and plug, or reset button. Just a yank on the cord to un plug it and you get a do-over. Uh, oh, I think that's Groundhog Day. Wait! Reset means that you can change things. I don't think you want to relive these past several days over, and over and over.
    The fabric is beautiful by the way. Perfect for this wintry season of ice and muck, to remind us that Spring does follow winter :)

  12. Cheer up! Spring is coming!!


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