Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday's Orts--Feb 7, 2012

Another edition of the bits and thoughts of my week that land on Tuesdays.
  • Things I Don't Understand:   Eye shadow trios that only come with one two-sided applicator, making you supply another tool to apply all three.  Can you say cheap?
  • I made a near fatal error the other day when I mistook Daughter #1 for Daughter #2 on the phone.  Oops! 
  • A trip to the local JoAnn's Fabrics during the Superbowl meant I was there during the last hour the store was open.  Someone made polite but firm loudspeaker announcements every few minutes saying the store was closing in X minutes and to bring all tickets to the cutting counter, bring all purchases to the registers, etc.  I felt a bit harassed and it sure didn't make me want to linger and perhaps spend more money during their Super Sale. 
  • My mom and her friends are spending uncountable hours emptying the very full home of their recently departed friend, organizing a sale and taking home treasures, as was her wish.  I became the owner of an Elna sewing machine and a folding sewing table last weekend.  Haven't tried her out yet and she will be going to Mr. Cubbage the sewing machine man for a spa day soon.
  • Groundhog day was last week but since here in SoCal we never had winter, I can't see much difference occurring over the next six weeks.  Time to plant some lettuce!
  • Talk about a wild hair:

I couldn't resist this new ironing board cover I found at Big Lots discount store for $5.  I may have to go back and get the one with giant clothespins too, at that price!

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13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh I need to check out Big Lots!

Marg said...

Cute ironing board cover. The clothespins one sounds fab too.

Sarah said...

I love reading your weekly orts - never know what's gonna pop up in your life :) Love the new ironing board cover.

Libby said...

I have asked for raised bed boxes for Valentine's day . . . . such a romantic *s*

Dawn said...

Great cover - I'd say some big pins are in order.
You have a lot going on!!
lol - mistaking the kiddos...

Lorraine said...

Never ....but never mistake the kids....LOL...phew...so pleased you are still with us! Your new ironing board cover reminds me that I need a new one....love the big dots!

Shay said...

What I don’t get about eye shadow trios is that there are always two great colours and then a colour you would never use . What’s up with that ?

You just reminded me my own ironing board cover is looking pretty manky .....I go through those things like you wouldn’t believe.

Michele said...

What a good deal on that ironing board cover! It's cute too!

Pokey said...

I'm with Shay on the eye shadow, and sometimes it is only one color you like, and can't find it alone...not to mention, the shadows are so shallow in the case, you touch bottom real fast.
I like the ironing board cover, and glad you got the sewing machine too. If she was a seamstress at all, she's glad that is being enjoyed ~
:-}pokey

carol fun said...

I MUST go to Big Lots!!! OMG - -that dotty ironing board cover is fantastic.

Denise :) said...

Haha! I looks like a game of Twister on your ironing board ... love it! :)

Kate said...

Very cool ironing board cover!

Vivian said...

My ironing board cover should never be seen by the public. Time for a shopping trip to our local version of Big Lots. I can only hope to find a cool version like yours. Love Denise's comment (above) about Twister on your ironing board.

Our twin daughters are the same way. They don't appreciate our mixing them up over the phone. That's especially hard, as their voices really are similar.