Saturday, February 21, 2009

There's chips on my treadmill

So here I am. I'm sitting in the middle of my living room floor. "Why?" you ask? Well, because.

It's because I am exhausted. Today Ribbon Blossoms had a booth in a boutique held at a local historic farm. Do you know what that means? That means that for the last month I have been anticipating all the unanswered questions, such as "How will we stage our booth? Will there be a good turnout? Will we make our booth fee back? What items should we showcase? Which things should we concentrate on making the most of? For the last month I have been anticipating everything I need to do to prepare, and not let my business partner down, and then, suddenly it was 4 days 'til the show and I had wasted a month thinking about all that I needed to do, and now only had 4 days to finish!!

So, reminiscent of my high school days, and true to form, I spent the last 4 nights CRAMMING! Yes my friends, I have pulled all-nighters most of this week, sewing, cutting, gluing, fake-swearing when the hot glue landed on the most painful of spots (the cuticle - it hurts like a ...well - you know), then real swearing when my 2 year-old tripped on the hot glue gun cord and almost pulled the smokin' hot thing down on her trouble-making self! Sometimes, when you fake-swear too much, then when something really scares the poop out of you , like picturing your beautiful 2 year old with glue-gun blisters down the side of her chubby little face, well - sometimes the real thing just slips out. I should really quit fake-swearing so much.

Anyway, when you cram - well lets just say you ignore everything else. Common phrases this week were, "I don't know what's for dinner, why don't you fix yourselves sandwiches - again." or, "I don't care what you do, just as long as you get along, and keep your little sister away so she doesn't get hurt", and my favorite, and most shameful, "what? You don't have any clean uniforms for school? (kiddos go to a charter school), well do you have one that looks clean and doesn't smell?"

So here I sit, surveying what used to be my home. The only word that comes to mind is - "tornado". Yes, couch pillows strewn about, toys scattered everywhere, ribbon scraps littering the floor, all my boxes of supplies and tools stacked carelessly everywhere since I had to hurry and clear them off the work table which had to become my booth table, and my favorite...there's chips on my treadmill.

Yes, chips. Not a bag of chips sitting on the treadmill, but chips, crumbled and broken, scattered across, and I'm sure stuck under the belt. Don't ask me how - I don't remember anyone eating chips in the front room (aka, my workstation during boutique weeks - so I can watch TV).

Do you think chips in the belt will void my warranty?

23 comments:

That Girl said...

you need a vacation now. I need a nap just reading this post!

The Masked Mommy said...

Good luck at your show! I also lost control of my house this week. Seriously. Keep us updated on how it goes! Hope we get to see some pictures!

gramee said...

oh my..you must be tired..
i can't believe you even survived! lol
or you kids did lol!

Jen said...

Hope your show went well!!! Especially after what you've been thru!! Loved the uniform remark!! I do that at times too!!!

Kasey Hunt said...

My my you have been busy!! I hope that your show was a success and you can relax now!!!! Give that glue gun a break!!!

jenjen said...

I hope everything went well today!!! I am a big procrastinator and am always cramming everything in at the last second!

XOXOXO
Jen

Mammatalk said...

You sound exhausted. Hope it was a success!

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Tanielle said...

Oh but what a fun day we had...YAY!

Aunt LoLo said...

oh, wow! some weeks, i think stress counts for all the exercise we need!!

i hope your show was a success!! Excuse me while I pop over to your shop to see what you've been up to!

Becky said...

Stopping over from SITS to show some comment love. Wow, you must be SO tired. Hopefully you can relax now!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Good luck at your show! I think the chips could help the treadmill: now it knows what it has to fight when you're running. :)

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I loved it. I am just like you. I have an antique booth....with my BFF, Mary and she is always asking...how can we????....and then I cram...especially at the holidays. I think the chips give the treadmill that much needed information like Cairo Typo...Hope the show was successful.

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Cheryl Lage said...

Oh Xazmin, that is PRICELESS! As I type I think I have spotted some brownie crumns on the table, but is that ever missing the chips on the treadmill irony! ;)

Thanks for coming by my blog...I'm gonna follow yours! :)

Yaya said...

Oh we all have situations similar to this at some point in life! Hope life is able to resume normalcy soon!

Jane said...

You for got to mention that during those last few hectic days, you also spent several precious moments helping your mom clean out and organize her food storage room. Way to go!!! - I'm sure the blessings will be many!

Jane said...

Sorry - I meant several precious HOURS!!!

bec4 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am loving your blog and definitely adding you to my bloglines list. I am all about cramming--still. I don't like it, but it seems to work for me (although my family may disagree!).

Jennifer said...

"Fake-swearing?" Is there such a thing?
Laughed out loud at this post.
Hope all went well.

Kathleen said...

Congrats on being SAUCY!

And I hope your show was a success - take some much needed rest!

Sturgmom said...

That's SO ME!! I always have the best intentions of preparing before events/holidays and somehow it always comes down to the wire before I get moving. I hope y'all had a great time!

Shawn said...

Aren't we all guilty of those ever so wonderful Mommy statements?

The title lead me to believe that you were eating chips while walking on the treadmill, that's what would have happened at my house!