Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

But not necessarily in that order.

I woke up this morning at 6:30 a.m. when our younger cat, Spike, tried to climb the padded panel that forms a headboard on my side of the bed. Both Spike and the panel came down on my head (probably where they got the name "headboard," eh?!), and Spike made a quick getaway, leaving me to deal with the panel. Which fell down a second time. I got back to sleep, but it took awhile.

When I got up later, I found Hubby in the kitchen, making a fresh pot of coffee. While the coffee brewed, he went to take a shower and I got on the computer. I'm telling you, there's something about this man's shower timing that's not quite right. When I thought the coffee had been brewing long enough to have produced a couple cups, I went back out to the kitchen to find about a half of a pot of coffee--complete with coffee grounds--all over the counter top and the floor. Turns out he hadn't seated the pot correctly, causing the basket to overflow all over the place.

I guess I'm not a REAL blogger, because my first thought wasn't to run to get my camera. No, I was just about done cleaning the counter top when it occurred to me that I really ought to take a photo. So, here's the photo, with coffee all over the floor and a bit still on the counter.

And here's a close up of the pot--see all the coffee grounds? And when I took the pot and basket out, grounds were stuck up all inside too. Just about the time I got everything cleaned up and a new pot of coffee started, Hubby came wandering into the kitchen, all nicely showered and dressed, looking for a cup of coffee. Why I've let him live this long is beyond my understanding sometimes.

Remember that wool purse I struggled with last night? I struggled with it some more today, and I finally got it done just a little bit ago. Was it worth the effort? Probably not, but I like it. I'm not sure whether it best fits "the good" category because I like it or "the bad" category, given all the effort it took. Hubby wanted to know if it was a purse for Minnie Mouse. Hrumph!

After struggling with the purse about half the day, I decided I needed to get out of the house and go on a little road trip. First stop? Goodwill.

At Goodwill, I found some "good," which I'll probably show you tomorrow, and I also found some ugly. So ugly, in fact, that I felt I should take a couple photos to share.

How about this men's shirt? If Hubby pisses me off again, I'm going back to get it for him for Father's Day. Either that, or I'll make it so he talks like Mickey Mouse. Choices to ponder.

A "designer" handbag--Prada. They had this one specially priced pretty high at $20. Maybe I just don't have very good taste, but I really can't see anyone buying this thing except maybe as a saddlebag, but then everyone I've ever met who rides horses wouldn't be that silly.

And how about this mushroom canister set? Doesn't it just scream 60s?! I was really tempted to buy them just because--I love the kitschiness. But I know they'd end up in a box in the garage, so I figured I'd leave them for someone who would appreciate them. Seeing these reminded me of an absolutely HUGE canvas my mom painted of mushrooms back in the 60s--I wish I had a photo of that to show you, but we're not quite sure what happened to it. At about 6 feet by 4 feet, it couldn't have been misplaced but it doesn't seem to be around anymore. Hummm.

Anyway, after Goodwill, I headed off to do a little shopping for food goodies. Next stop, Trader Joe's! Yum!

Then? Then I ended up here.

Gas. Made from black gold, as the price reflects. $4.47 a gallon--regular. What can I say? Bad, definitely bad! And ugly!

Tomorrow we're off to the monthly antique faire where I hope to find some old paper goodies and Hubby's hoping for some glass insulators. I'll tell you all about it tomorrow night. Enjoy your Sunday!


Eileen said...

OK, since the little red bag is finished, how big? Guess you can put all that money you saved in it? LOL

At least you used your camera today.

anne bebbington said...

You made me laugh so much my shoulders shook - making your husband wear that shirt - or worse!!! - I'd have just made him clean up the coffee but the shirt would've been more punishment - you could've bought his the bag too just to doubly humiliate him!!!

Louise said...

I like the "Minnie Mouse" purse, no matter what your hubby sais!
I know that you think gas prices are outrageous, but we pay twice that here in Sweden. And fabric is also at least twice as expensive! So, next time you get gas or fabric, think how lucky you are not to be paying our prices!

Carol said...

My mom used to have some mushroom canisters just like those.

Colene said...

OMG I've been whining about $3.87 for gas, then I saw what you pay, and even worse what they pay in Sweden.

Su Bee said...

Gads - what is happening to these old guys? Mine's going to get a shirt like that too -- or I'll pierce his ear sometime when he's asleep! He has his own bathroom and still parks in mine - I don't get it???

BusyLittleQuilter said...

There have been a few times my coffee pot did the same thing. It's such a mess, and no fun to clean up.

Your bag is adorable.

A friend and I were talking about mushroom canisters just the other day! How funny to see them in your post! What's even more funny is that I was buying a yellow shirt and some brown shorts. I didn't buy them to go together because I don't like brown and yellow together except on sunflowers. We decided that it was the mushroom canisters from the 60's. However, after looking at the ones you posted there is no yellow on them! Now I have to tell her there is something else out there from the 60's that haunts us so bad we won't wear brown and yellow together.

Gas prices in my area of KY are 3.87. On Friday there were $3.79. After I saw on the news that crude oil jumped $10 more a barrel than the day before, I went to fill up.

Have fun at the antique faire!

Anonymous said...

My "D"H has his shelter in the shed where he has all his motorbike thingys. I once taped the letter "L" (from lawyer, as in divorcelawyer) on the shed's window... when he was extremely annoying.hahaha! It helped a LOT!

Btw: love the Minnie Mouse bag!!

Marcie said...

Your poor hubby can't catch a break! Your purse is adorable. Love that flower on it! I am putting a link to your Prairie Paisley Quilt on my blog. I finally finished mine!

Richelle said...

Wow, those canisters bring back lots of memories. Growing up, that was the set my mom had and I remember when she was having a garage sell and trying to sell them for $25.00. I had to explain to her how no one in their right mind would pay that kind of money for a mushroom canister set. Thanks for the memories!

Katie said...

Wow. Gas (well regular anyway) is still just under $4 here. Makes me gag.

I'm still giggling over your hubby story. :-D

Jeannie said...

Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed! Sure fire way to get even with hubby is to start the laundry mid shower! I did the same thing with the coffee pot on Christmas Day at my Mom's as company was walking in the door - good think Santa had already been there! Thanks for the giggles.

quiltmom said...

Hi Kim,
Well it sounds like you had your series of adventures this weekend.
I have a mushroom cookie jar that my mom made for me when I was just starting out - it still sits on my kitchen counter and reminds that of her (I Love her dearly)- It is a little more natural in color than those ones but about as big as the biggest one ( you know it suppose to hold lots of cookies:0)
.She made it in a ceramics class in the mid 70's. ( I do have some nice pottery pieces on kitchen counter too) Its funny how one keeps things long after they are considered trendy because of sentimental attachment .I figure someone has to treasure them - it might as well be me.LOL
Your purse turned out nicely- I will look forward to your next purse creation...
Hope that the Antique Fair brought you a few treasures....

Julie said...

That coffee pot fiasco has happened here, too. My Honey forgot to put the paper filter thing in. Our pot has a grinder so the grounds just went into the holder & clogged it all up so the water overflowed. I hope he found his glass insulators and you found lots of paper goodies. BTW,I love your newest quilt.

Question: Where do you buy the verigated thread?

sewingchick said...

We had those mushroom canisters growing up! (and the matching bread box!)