Saturday, November 9, 2013

Michigan Wonders

So if you all have been wondering where I have been lately...
come on I "KNOW" you miss
I have been switching my creative room to a back bedroom...and it has been a HUGE job
plus the fact, that I have almost killed myself in the process.  My DH is gone, has been since
Wed and will back tomorrow afternoon, so I have been hustling to get this done...
well, guess what, "it ain't gonna happen".....!!!
What a BIG job, what a BIG mess I have created.....
yesterday while moving an 800 pound table, (I know it weighs at least that much)
I used those mover thingies you see on TV....all good, but when I came thru caring a big load,
including my Big Shot, I stepped on one and went a** over applecart you might say.
Hit my shoulder on the window sil, slammed my good hand and the knee I had already
injured a month ago, into the HARD ceramic tile floor, and my Big Shot went "sailing"
as well....lets just say it came out of the "mishap" better then me....
I just can hardly stand it, I have 6 November DT projects to turn in (due Nov 1)
and several challenges I wanted to do, and I here I sit in my mess that looks like
right now a hoarders house that blew up (or maybe that's threw up)!
So I am leaving you with a bit of Michigan humor (sadly it's all true)
to get you thru what I am sure you are having (Diane withdrawal)....
to be 58 to 60 here today, and artic weather starting on Monday...that's Michigan my friends!!
MICHIGAN, according to JEFF FOXWORTHY: If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Michigan. If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't even work there, you may live in Michigan. If you've worn shorts and a jacket at the same time, you may live in Michigan. If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Michigan. If "vacation" means going anywhere North of Grand Rapids for the weekend, you may live in Michigan. If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Michigan. If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Michigan. If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day and back again, you may live in Michigan. If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Michigan. If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both doors unlocked, you may live in Michigan. If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Michigan. If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you may live in Michigan. If the speed limit on the highway is 70 mph -you're going 80 and everybody is passing you, you may live in Michigan. If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Michigan. If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you may live in Michigan. If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you may live in Michigan. If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly", you may live in Michigan. If you actually understand these jokes, repost this so all of your Michigan friends and others can see, you definitely do live - or have lived - in Michigan


Joan Fricker said...

Oh my goodness, I think you need your 4 friends to come to your rescue.....we could have a ball helping you move and helping you organize. I sure hope you are ok and didn't anything drastic to yourself. we need pictures!!!!!
I think Indiana (at least northern) fits about the same qualifications as Michigan. Beautiful today, supposed to be nice but it is SOOOOOO windy on Stanton Road that I am afraid to open the door and stick my neck outside. AND, I have over 400 bulbs that need planting before that "artic" weather arrives. Do take care of yourself.

Dianne said...

OH MY GOODNESS, bless you, you poor thing,WHAT were you doing that all by yourself, I know I live alone and must do it, LOL.. Thank God you were blessed with this humor, you had me in horror and laughing, I had to send this brilliant post ( not your accident ) to a few of my friends. I hadn't had a chance to tell you the Winter White Bendi Card was BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, FABULOUS, truly a master piece, my friend Bibiana make them, your is a Christmas winter wonder land, excellent designer work... Now Miss Diane you stay still, things done need to be moved at the moment, honestly, your sweet man will be home able to take care of you, thank goodness the Big Shot is okay lol :O).... Take care, healing wishes sent your way. Oh and I sure, the people you design for will be very understanding, crafter's are wonderful caring people. (((( BIG HUGS ))))

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I hope you are okay, Diane. I was gasping in pain with you reading about your tumble. Ouch!! And then laughing at your hoarder description!! How sad is it that my room looks like that and I haven't even been moving anything??!! Hopefully you will have a gorgeous new craft room soon :) It's supposed to be in the 60's here too and then snow next week. Urgh. So not ready for the white stuff. The Michigan humor is awesome!!

Seriously, I hope you are feeling better and the aches and pains are gone. Have a great rest of the weekend my friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Shirley said...

Okay, your humor made my day!!! And I hear you on the move thing. LOLOL I would never start that. See you soon!!!

Claire said...

I did have a chuckle at your post despite the mishap. If it had happened to me I'd probably be more concerned about my Big Shot than myself which really shows how obsessed we are with our craft items doesn't it?! Hope you have recovered and thanks for the crash course on Michigan lol!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Hi Diane, so sorry to hear of your "tumble". Sounds like something I would pull. Like Lisa said, my room looks like a "hoarder's explosion" all the time. I hope you are feeling better, and will wait until you have some help until you start "moving things" again.
I LOL with the Jeff Foxworthy piece, I love Jeff and his humor. Take the best of care, and hugs from Texas.


Leslie Miller said...

Well, you probably just gave the best testimonial on how well those slider thingies work. Ouch! I'm so sorry about your fall, but then you had me laughing about the hoarder's explosion. I hope you're okay, though. My room needs some serious rehab, too, but I'm glad I don't have to move the whole thing. I'm also sorry you have to stress about the DT stuff. Thanks for the Michigan humor and, for heavens sake, be careful!

Kristi said...

Oh girl! I hope you're ok! I'm so sorry you took a tumble on those moving men! It sucks when big plans go awry! Feel better soon!

Loved the Michigan bit from JF..I can't imagine!LOL

Darnell said...

I love that you are able to keep your sense of humor, but Lordie, woman, that fall sounds monumental! It wasn't even me, yet I sat here imagining you in a heap and the air was blue around me with the words I would have been calmly and firmly ejecting into the air, if I were you.

Seriously, are you okay? If you need to rest your poor body, everyone on those DTs will understand. You need to take the time to heal. I desperately wish I lived in Michigan. I would be there in a flash to put the room to rights. You know I love that sort of thing. It's like a sickness with me, really!

Speaking of Michigan, I know have coffee snorts on my keyboard thanks to that paragraph! I grew up in Iowa, which is tropical for you, but I could still relate!!

I'm sending hugs and healing prayers! Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

Oh sweetie ... I am so sorry about your disaster ... I wish I were there to help you out ... I do hope you are feeling better ... but still and all your post made me laugh out loud!! If you laugh at this post ... you definitely come from Liverpool!! Sending hugs (gentle ones)