Friday, January 25, 2008

NEVER MIND THE WEEK, WHERE DID JANUARY GO?

Last post was Tuesday, fifteenth crisis for the month was on Wednesday, Mummy's shopping was Thursday and Friday was 'collapsing in a heap' day.

The phone lines went out on Wednesday. Ma did everything bar standing in the yard and yelling for me. There was a waiting time for Telstra faults, half an hour of life I won't get back. They wanted to know if she had a life threatening illness and by the time I finished, including the Chicken Poxing nephew, there was an almost audible shuddering on the other end and a promise to get a technician there asap. Then I had to ring Mepac to tell them the panic button was out before they rang me to say she hadn't been in touch. So I dropped the furniture I was moving and walked round in case Telstra wanted to check the lines inside the house. It's not that she wouldn't let a stranger in, it was to let the poor man out if he did get in.

Thursday and I was out again. I've been cramming so many frozen meals in the small freezer because of the packaging that I thought of getting some zip lock freezer bags. So much better and what a waste of cardboard by the time I'd finished unpacking the boxes. After about 20 minutes, a voice from the bedroom enquired, "Can I come out now?". It's only taken 9 months of threats to keep her from underfoot when I drag the groceries in. I don't know why I thought I could walk the 3kms home after the shopping and the houseworking but it was coolish and I thought it might relax me. I don't think relaxed was quite the word to describe me sprawling over a seat in the park half way home.

Today was far more relaxed. I moved furniture. My work table from the sewing room which is going to be a bedroom again, almost a bedroom since only the sofa bed is going in there. The table is just a bit longer than the computer table but not enough for me to get too much junk on it. It means that when I use the printer I move the chair closer or I'll fall off. Thank you, no harm done, no bones broken but another whacking bruise. It matches the ones I got the other day when I couldn't find the fretsaw blades so I used the pruning saw to cut through chipboard which I rested on my knees. Bruises everywhere but the picture I framed looks great.

Tomorrow, I have to unload the photo album cupboard to move that out. Then after much measuring and finessing I should have the sofa bed in place. The computer table will go in front of that in case I ever take up craft work again. When I cleared the table I found a beaded Christmas ornament, half done and left in December 2003 which was the last time I sat in that room to work. Sewing machine stays up though, I have dresses to finish but it will be a bedroom again. That is after I hoover up the dessicated blowflies in the window sill. I thought they might have been there since 2003 but I did move bookcases in there about two years ago and I washed the curtains so I'm sure I would have moved the bodies out of the way. The dead spider swinging from the light fitting is a nice touch.

7 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

Personally I reckon you should incorporate the dead spider and shrivelled up flies in your half-finished Christmas bead ornament. Then you could use it for both Christmas and Halloween.

Bwca said...

OMG The Links!

Bravo!

... and isn't Hughsie a pet?

Now please don't go too crazy celebrating Our National Day ... as I have no bail money, having spent it all on Florentines which I ate ( Kez's Gluten-free if you were wondering, and $6 a packet - and worth it).

Ozfemme said...

Dead flies and spiders? Did your boggart go on holidays/strike too?!?

JahTeh said...

Right, that's it Fleetwood, I'm divvying up your share of the gilded cockroaches and giving them to more discerning commenters.

Those links better work bwca, I sweated blood doing them and left out a few so I have to go back.

You ate Florentines WITHOUT ME!!

Another load of gilded cockroaches to divvy up.

Bella, what the eye doesn't see the housekeeper doesn't worry about. I not only cleaned up the bodies but washed the windows and the curtain. Two hours later we had a huge thunderstorm so I stopped in case it went on for forty days.

Bwca said...

oh fer chrissakes I nearly died after following YOUR link to carolinkus which leads to beezlebublog alright.
I though "OK she's left the caf and started a completely new blog"
... and she changed her name to Ianthe Dymphus or something, so i left a comment..... of course it wasN"T OUR Beezlebub

haHa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Middle Child said...

Ah Jahteh, I am sooo glad Brownie sent me over your way, some time back...I know your life is NOT funny, but you make me laugh a lot...you know what you are doing ...you are actually writing a journal of the "interesting" times you are living in...


some time back I lashed out and bought some printer ink and paper and printed out the posts which has stuff about our lives, thoughts etc in...and its sort of like a diary.

A diary no one I am related to reads but still... a record of the times... one day you'll look back on all this and larf your guts out... I promise...

JahTeh said...

Bwca, I just went there and got a post about 200 eyeballs being equal to one chicken or something. Link is now fixed. Please feel free to find any other little mix-ups.

Therese, this blog has kept me sane and the quotation in the heading says it all for me. Youse is all great and in the main, crazy.