Friday, February 22, 2013

Ever been shot by an oven? Me neither.

I had this cute little blog about Ivy floating around in my head and then I read the news online. You really can't make this shit up.

First there is the headline to draw you in, make you want to read more:

Woman shot by oven while cooking waffles

Really? Apparently this little lady, (she was 18) was making waffles, in an oven, at her friends house and failed to notice he stored the magazine from his .45-caliber Glock 21 in there.


Anyway, after being sprayed by shrapnel, she picked some of the pieces out of her legs and chest, and then, she took a bus to the hospital. What a considerate girl! I'll make you waffles and when your oven shoots me, I'll even take the bus to the hospital! She probably even knitted him some socks on the ride. She's a keeper.

So, she's fine, the guy's gun was totally legal, registered and everything. Apparently there is no IQ test to get a gun permit, but whatever.

There are so many things wrong with this story, I mean, who makes waffles in an oven?

What have we learned today boys and girls?

Listen to your mother. If she had only listened to her mother this would have all been avoided. How many times has your mother told you not to heat up the entire oven for one little waffle, throw the thing in the toaster and be done with it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Say something dammit!

So, I’m lazy. There is no other excuse. My poor little blog has been sitting here, alone and unattended for a while now. I’d like to make excuses but the reality is, I’m lazy.
I’m not lazy in my mind, in my mind, I’m gonna do great things. My to-do list right now looks like this:
1.Build workbench for the garage.
2. Make some purses to put on Etsy.
3. Make a few baby quilts.
4. Work on the yoyo quilt.
5. Start a hexagon quilt
6. Hats for Christina
7. Work on my novel
8. Write a blog post
9. Start a new craft blog
10. Go to the thrift store.
11. Revamp furniture I find at the thrift store.
12. Make a dollhouse for Ivy.
13. Make some skirts for Ivy to wear to kindergarten
14. Paint peg people for the dollhouse I’m going to make.
That’s not the whole list, I got tired of typing. The problem is, I start things, but never finish them. I buy fabric for quilts. When I get it home it needs to be washed. I wash it, notice that the laundry needs to be done. Gather all the laundry.
Back to the craft room to work on the applique quilt that’s not even on the list. Notice fabric for purses. Run to Hobby Lobby to get grommets for purse. Come home and switch out the laundry. Walk the dog. Pick out the yarn for baby hats. Switch the laundry. Go online to get ideas for purses, find a funny blog. Read until bedtime.
Tomorrow I will do it all over again. Shit. I will get to these things but in the meantime I’ve found some new blogs that make me laugh until I snort coffee out of my nose and those ladies have reminded me why I love blogging. I’m going to get better about it, everything else can wait.