Monday, March 05, 2007

It Took All the Strength I Had Not to Fall Apart

Oh. My. Goddess.

The horror! The horror!

I have been unable to post for four days. Four. Mother. Fucking. Days.

But it's back. It's baaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

::breathe:: ::breathe::

And now, Friday's post that has been waiting for 101 hours to be posted....


You remember how yesterday I was talking about our crazy weather? Seventies on Wednesday, storms, hail, tornadoes that night and snow yesterday?

Remember back a few weeks ago and I said that one of the major things I wanted to accomplish this year was to tear down our dilapidated greenhouse?


... turns out the universe thinks that's a really good idea. I'm surprised it's still standing.

Of course, I'm overly giddy that this is happening. Aaron has been fighting me tooth and nail over tearing it down, despite knowing that if we wanted to fix it we'd still have to tear it down. Seven years ago, when we bought our home, I said the floor in there needed work. Did he listen?

Ha. That's a silly question, now isn't it?

Now, my biggest concern is of it actually falling and smooshing some plants. It's perfectly aligned to smash into some irises and the sage plant, and possibly a rose bush. And I'd really rather not lose all the pottery that's in the greenhouse, but I'm more concerned about the plants.

But if you think I'm stepping one foot in there you'd be batshit crazy. No chance. Nuh-uh. No way.

My universal karma has always been crap. Which is deal-able. I've just learned not to test the limits. Like, walking into a falling greenhouse. No thanks.

In better news, I found some yummy fabric last weekend...

... that I think matches my house really well. It's got the khaki of my living room, the red of the armoire, the brown of the couch, the sage of the entry room and black.

I need to make new valances for the entry room to replace the old ones that no longer match.

But, does that look a little like under the big top? Because even though my home is a circus, doesn't mean I want to decorate like it is.

And I definately think it will look great in the living room. And those curtains in there have got to go. I've been living with them for seven years with utter disgust. Way too heavy, way to formal and way not washable enough for my taste.

So, what do ya'll think?

{weekend lego love}


Having the "publish" button work is like crack. Yummy, yummy crack. ::sigh::


Anonymous said...

I don't think it looks circus-y. I like the red.

And I've been going through withdrawal waiting for your blog to work again, too. See, you are providing a public service for all of us!

Unknown said...

I really like the fabric, you should definitely use it for curtains!

Glad you're back ;)

lera said...

I like the fabric. It will tie it all in together and brighten up the room. (Well, of course, I'm acting like I know what the rest of the rooms look like. I'm trying to remember from past posts.)

Stay away from the greenhouse. I hope it doesn't fall on anyone (or your pottery.) I am jealous, though, because I'd love to have one. Just not delapidated.

Anonymous said...

Glad you got your fix. I was having Laura withdrawl myself.

That fabric does NOT look like life under the big top - and when you tear down those old curtains, can I have that tassely swag thingey? It is calling to me - for what purpose I do not know. And like I need any MORE crap in my house. But, please, please, please. :)

Anonymous said...

the fabric looks great - not circusy at all.

those old curtains are ... maybe almost as bad as the ones that came with our master bedroom - four years ago. that we still have up.

we've got new ones picked out and have been saying 'let's order them tonight' for about a year.

Angelina said...

I'm with everyone else on this one, I think that is great fabric. In fact, I'm wanting to find something nice like that too. I suppose I should paint first though so I know what to match the fabric to.

How frustrating to not have the publish button work!

Maybe Blogger is really the government testing human stress levels with relation to technology.

Angelina said...

Oh yeah, and I'm excited for you to build a new green house! I wouldn't want to step into that one either.

But will Aaron, that is the question now.

Anonymous said...

love stripes, love red and white. don't go in the greenhouse.

MéLisa said...

Oh you poor little crack head! I am so glad that blogger gave you your posting-crack back! Rock ON!

I like circus material! Actually I don't think that that it is circus-y but I would put something with it. What you say? How am I supposed to know that? Geezzz! What do you want everything?

By the way I would not go in that greenhouse. I say put a rope around it & pull the sucker foward onto the ground. Just tell that man o'yours that it fell over. Now your done!

Oil Cloth Junkie said...

1) Love the fabric with your walls. Both the green and the khaki. New curtains make all the difference. I'm still loving mine and they've been up for almost a month now.
2) Don't go in the green house.
3) Glad you're back.
4) Don't go in the green house. Ever.

LLA said...

you got spam-botted too? Sucks, doesn't it? So glad to have you back...

And that is some totally fab fabric you've found - it looks great in both locations (and doesn't look the least little bit circus-y in either!)

Anonymous said...

I got an idea for knocking that greenhouse down... I could bring our big dog over and get him to do it. You know it would be easy for him, and he'd be happy to help. ;)

patrice said...

I like stripes a lot and I think it looks especially good against the green. I like it vertical more than I like it horizontal.

patrice said...

I like stripes a lot and I think it looks especially good against the green. I like it vertical more than I like it horizontal.

patrice said...

shall I say it again?

Kim -today's creative blog said...

You crack me up.
Yeah, the green house is dead!

I like the fabric........but go vertical. Cool!

Anonymous said...

I don't think you have to step into the greenhouse to knock it down. Just push on the left side.
I love the fabric, I think it will work perfectly.

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the stripe! Glad you're back in publishing action.

MichelleB said...

The curtain fabric is great. But I'm busy missing my days of Lego Love.

Me and Him said...

I like the fabric. I don't think it's circusy. Keep away from the greenhouse!

Chickenbells said...

Gosh has it been that long? Oh my...I need to get back to sitting in front of this thing...I have been running around so much, I don't even know what day it is. The fabric? Divine...and it matches the Legos too!

Ali said...

Don't go in there! I love the fabric - stripes rule.

Erin M said...

I'm trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart.. .oh wait sorry.. the title had me singing Cake

I like the fabric but of course YOU are the one that has to live with it.

the green house? Sweet.. but how long will it take for your husband to finish was nature started? If it was my house it would take another year or two

Renee said...

I like the fabric. I enjoy stripes.
But I also liked your little-falling-down greenhouse. I have a thing for little buildings like that.
Too bad it's at a lean now. :(