Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Comedy of (Morning) Errors AND Hearty Thank Yous

You know those mornings when you wake up from the deepest of sleeps and can’t for the life of you fathom what day it is? It sort of feels like a Sunday, so you stretch long and lazily, but freeze mid-way through, because Sunday was only three days ago and BY CRIKEY IT’S PAST EIGHT O’CLOCK AND IT’S ACTUALLY WEDNESDAY AND I FORGOT TO HANG OUT THE SCHOOL CLOTHES TO DRY LAST NIGHT AND ISN’T THERE SOME EXCURSION PERMISSION FORM FOR THE ELDEST THAT SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIND/SIGN (mental note: weigh up advantages and otherwise of teaching kids to forge signature) AND HAVE WE SERIOUSLY RUN OUT OF MILK? WHO HAS BEEN DRINKING THREE LITRES OF MILK?

You know those mornings? That was mine. Just as the kids were digging in to a dried cereal breakfast (the lukewarm water wetting agent option unanimously rejected), there was a knock at the door. Am I the only one who can never answer a door in peace? Must the entire family follow at my heels while the dog provides a rousing accompaniment to every RAT-A-TAT-TAT? I’m not my best on the best of mornings. And I was wearing my You-Can’t-Seriously-Be-Trying-To-Sell-Me-A-New-Electricity-Plan? look. Fortunately for the postie at the door, he came bearing gifts. In a flash, the sun shone, the birds twittered, there was milk in the cereal, we were all dressed and ready to be at school on time.

Thank you, Lauren, for saving the day. And for my giveaway wins of gorgeousness, crafted in a favourite Ink and Spindle fabric:



I have realised I should probably get out more or blog about less. Either I must enter a multitude of giveaways, or I am on a winning streak that should prompt a quicksticks trip to the nearest shopping centre to enter in one of those car raffle thingies. For some recent winnings, my delayed, but nonetheless hearty thanks to...

Daan of MaandagDaandag for bundles of stamped stationery lovelies:



To Grace of Going to Graceland for an excellent shopping/market/quick-throw-the-swimming-gear-in-the-bag, bag:



And to Nicole of Craftapalooza fame for my apple pincushion complete with matching spiky accoutrements. Not only do I feel like a real craftster now, but it has replaced the use of the voodoo pincushion, so I am now, inevitably, a much nicer person. Whole (sewn together) apples and kits available for purchase from the soon-to-be-open shop.



Hope your own day is of the smooth sailing variety and only punctuated by the knock of a door-to-door salesperson if you happen to be in the market for a new electricity plan.

22 comments:

One Flew Over said...

Can you pass over some of that winning streak! Talk about FANTABIOSO giveaways...you lucky, lucky girl.

I had one of those mornings too except mine started at 1am...when little Miss came racing up the hallway ...'monsters, mummy, monsters'. My husband and I were then karate chopped for the rest of the night. Ahh, restless sleepers - gotta love 'em!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Another very funny peek into your world! And about the giveaways... it's just some good karma coming back to you xx

Christina Lowry said...

I love those days, everything is crazy and then, ta-dah, the mail man saves the day. I might not love them at the time, but they make me laugh later! I have had a few of those and know there will be a few more!

I hope things are a little less crazy for you for awhile, but that you still win some fantastic and all the rest of your goodies. :)

Mel said...

Well once again I have had to stifle my laughter so as not to wake the toddler (mummy needs her blog time after all)! Boy oh boy you sure do know how to string your words together lady! And hearty 'congrats' on the winning streak. Stuff the car comps I'd go straight to the lotto counter if I were you!

(oh and I so hope Rita from Red pepper quilts doesn't see your snazzy new pin cushion after she has just received the one I sent her the other day. That is super cute!)

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

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Good thing the postie wasn't bringing the bill for the Existing-Electricity-Plan, I guess... That swag of gorgeousness must be well deserved.

Um, DO you have this week's Tattslotto numbers by any chance...?
W

Searching for Sporadic Surprises said...

ha ha! You crack me up! Thank goodness all of that didn't happen on a Monday because that would have been a serious cause of Mondayitis for you. At least the day is looking up.

I love the fabulous goodies courtesty of the mail man!

Hope the rest of the day is brilliant for you!

sophie said...

holy cow do we ever have those mornings, like ALL the time - you are not alone. what yummo treats you scored today...there is nothing sweeter than unexpected pressies in the mail.

Melanie said...

Funny thing is, I seem to be running just as late on the mornings I get up with plenty of time as I am on crazy mornings like this!

Well done on all the swag lately :)

Amanda said...

yay for goodies arriving, I do know the chaos of a guest at the door..4 kids and a dog at my heels as well...I won't even go there with my mixed up days lol.

At least you are getting on and over with your Wednesday I have a sleep first to get to..:)

Have a great day!!

Leonie Guld said...

Cant talk...still laughing!!!

Karin said...

Oh my, yes, I know those mornings. And I think I sometimes scared innocent people away from the door. But hey, they weren't bearing gifts, so I guess it somehow was their own fault, don't you think?

Thanks for starting my day with a smile :-)

Maree: said...

Congratulations on your Lovely giveaways...oh yes I can relate to those mornings...Lucky for me my lot have now grown....life doesn't change...
Enjoy your goodies...
cheers

Cath from chunkychooky said...

clearly you have rigged all those giveaways - are you a hacker?
I wake up every morning wondering what day it is and if I have to lay or leap... we only have to all leave the house together on one day a week and we barely cope!

craftapalooza said...

Ha! Sounds fun :)
Thanks for posting, very nice of you :) and you photographed it beautifully! x

mrs smith said...

You are kicking ass on the freebie front - screw the car raffle, I would go out and buy a few lotto tickets if I were you and then you could leave those tiresome domestic arrangements to the staff. how I long for staff ...

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I was just about to write "bugger the car raffle I'd head down to the tatts office...." .then I read the comment above...wind out of sails now. Send some of your lady luck my way Mrs. Peta

Kylie said...

I sooooooo recognise that morning routine as being so very normal around here :) I usually paraphrase this account of events to "I'm not a morning person"... it seems to cover many bases ;)
So, Mr Posty visits you that early in the morning? Is that legal? He must be a very diligent caring soul... good thing too, as he had precious cargo to look after! Those goodies are just lovely, Tania. Congratulations! I'm particularly in love with that apple. K

craftschmaft said...

Oh you lucky, lucky thing! Love the pincushion and ink & spindle goodies especially.

Daan said...

O that's so sweet!

and so recognizable those mornings ;-)

-x-

GUGAW said...

that pincushion is adorable!

Madeline said...

What a wonderful way to start the morning...well, maybe not the dry cereal part. ;)

Tinniegirl said...

Nice loot lady! I'm terrified of finding myself at your place for breakfast :)