Thursday, 15 March 2012


This week, I had grand plans to get things accomplished.  I made myself a schedule for my editing work, and then there was the spring cleaning.  With a few fun things sprinkled in too.  Then my mom ended up in the hospital, and all my plans shattered!  I'm so glad I'm able to be there for her, but the house is a mess!

And that's not the only thing that has shattered!  Due to my lack of china cabinet (and lack of a place to put one in this house), some of my Grandma's antique china is displayed above the top cabinets in the kitchen.  Well one day, as I was unloading the dishwasher, I got a surprise!  The big tray, which had been propped--securely, I thought--against the wall slipped forward knocking the small tray and a casserole dish off, narrowly missing my head!  One hit my arm as I reached to put a glass away, then shattered against the counter and floor.  Breaking my favourite pen in the process.

I don't really know what to do with it.  It would be pointless to glue it all back together (several of my tea cups are painstakingly glued together, but of course they're unusable in that state).  I suppose there's some mosaic work in my future!

So in the midst of the mess of the house and my plans, I'm lighting my gardenia candle, and getting to work!  I want the main floor liveable again!  And I need some laundry washed for yoga tomorrow morning.

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  1. My place is a mess soo! I'm hoping I'll have the energy to get everything ship shape this weekend.

    Don't work too hard!


  2. Oh, what a shame. Hopefully you'll be able to come up with a creative way to keep that heirloom china around! :)

  3. Oh no, what a week you've had, Jo. Don't worry about the housework - it will still be there. But if you are like me and everything else is chaos, a tidy house is very important. Nothing stresses me more when I'm already stressed but to walk in to a messy house.

    Hope your weekend improves and your mother is feeling better. Guess you'll be spending some time on Pinterest looking for ways to use that china.

  4. Sorry about the china, and the pen. On a normal week when things were going well, that might have been easier to take, but I'm sure it was hard after the week you've had.
    (I have a feeling you'll discover a wonderful way to keep the memory of your Gramma's china)

  5. sorry about your Grandma's china!! Hopefully next week will be better. We never know what life will throw our way. I hate that feeling that comes with a disastrous house. You'll have things whipped into shape in no time.

  6. Aw, that's so sad that your grandma's china broke. (My hubby is very sentimental about things like that.) A mosaic is a cool idea; if anyone can do it, I'm sure you could! Good luck with the spring cleaning. I'm attempting a little... well, mostly attempting just to declutter a bit but that's a slow process. (See hubby comment.)

  7. I'm so sorry! It's always a bit sad when something special like that breaks!

  8. Not to worry, I'm sure you'll come up with a new way to use the broken pieces of the china. I do think some mosaic-ing is in order- One of my favorite hobbies is doing mosaics...I've done many wall hangings and a large coffee table insert. I just go to stained glass stores and get their remnants and smash up the pieces. It's so much fun and so easy!

  9. Ah, I always feel so bad when I break anything, but it's especially sad when it's a beloved antique piece.
    Hopefully things will get better from here one out, and hopefully your mom will recover quickly, too.
    Hugs, Cindy


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