Saturday, November 10, 2007

What a week! (or The one with the whine)

I had a show today (and tomorrow) and its been a bit hectic! I'm so excited for Tuesday, the kids will be back in school, and the first round of shows will be over, a good cuppa and some lovely blog reading is awaiting me!

All good things must come to an end, and so it happened with my USB port. The constant plugging and unplugging of the camera, iPod, and printer (by the not so little hands of my darling children) has taken its toll, and it has been completely pulled out of the computer. I have to take it in to the Geek Squad, as I can no longer print or upload (Just in time for not only my show, but also the Science Fair, arrrrrrrgh!) The Science Fair is like a full time job, so I will affectionatley remember this week as Hell Week, and I'm sure there is a very special place in heaven for mothers, where they hopefully they serve a good stiff margarita. Hey, at least I don't have to eat a live goldfish, there's always a bright side.

On top of that, we had relatives from Ireland visiting this week, which was absolutley fantastic, they are so much fun, and we don't get to see them nearly enough, but as I was cooking dinner for them, my dishwasher began smoking, and it turns out the control panel MELTED. When it rains, it pours, right? So dishes by hand, a big hole where my dishwasher should be until we get a chance to go get another one, and after my show tomorrow I'm hosting a jewelry party. I have 3 hours though between my show and the party, so hopefully I can pull it off.

I wish I could share some pics of my booth, because it turned out really cute, but it will have to wait. Can't wait to see all of everyone's new goodies, and to finish up my ornaments for the Deck the Halls swap!!

18 comments:

Tootie said...

Wow! You have been and will continue to be one busy woman! I had to laugh out loud at the science fair comment. I think they sould just skip giving the kids a grade, have the moms come in for the science fair and give them the grade b/c they are usually the ones who do the majority of the work on them! LOL!
Thanks for the kind comments on my blog! Can't wait to see the pics of your booth!

Monica said...

ooh hate those kind of weeks and that " when it rains it pours" statement sure is true, hope it gets beeter for you soon!!!I
Will be back to check out the pics of your booth, I am sure it looks fab!!!

Lori said...

Oh Colleen!!! first we were sharing creative muses...now it seems like we have both been visited by the bad fairy of all things electrical must fail...so sorry for you:(. The computer port thingie is THE reason my laptop has it's own little counter space and nothing gets moved or unplugged EVER!!!...OR ELSE!!!

dime store daze said...

Sorry you had such a bad week , think positive and good things will happen. BTW your art is so sweet
(forgive the pun) , this week will be better.
Terri

Lori said...

When it rains it pours! Love your site, will be adding you, well trying that is to my upcoming new sidebar! Am having a lavender, lilac and old lace give-away stop by if your interested! Take care and hope you get alot of goodies from your jewel show! Oh how I remember science fairs!!! But the kids had fun and always won! later, Lori

laura said...

Oh wow! Just reading about all that you have on your plate makes me feel overwhelmed! Good luck! Too bad your cupcakes aren't edible or you could go through a dozen just for comfort!

Mary Timme said...

And I thought my day today was eventful! But with children--well you know!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I wish I could see your booth too. I'm sure it was fantastic. I love how you can take what life dishes;) you with humor. It's Tuesday morning, so hope you're relaxing!

Flea Market Queen said...

You are a busy girl!
Have a great day...
Priscilla

A bird in the hand said...

And the best of Irish for your show!

COLLS GARDEN said...

Hi Colleen, seems like I haven't visited you in ages. Checked your older posts, just adore those beautiful cakes & the cuppies. Also think I might try to make some Taffy, sounds soooo good. We make Toffee, but a little bit different.
Hope you get a new dishwasher soon, how hysterical (well maybe not) that it melted! Hope your show went well.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Oh my! Sounds like days/weeks that I've had! That USB connection is bad, we seem to have had a similar problem on a couple of our laptops around here. Not much you can do about it, unless there is a special plug to plug in and use...ask those Geeks!

Good luck with what's on your plate!

mosaic queen said...

From one Irish girl to another............................You GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!
Remember....what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!!!! :-)
Miss you!!
Come see my new blog!
www.mosaicqueen.typepad.com
Michelle

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Sweetie maybe its best that you just stay away from all electrical items for a while ..LOL
you poor thing, running around, busy as a bee....remember to stop and take a breath wont you.


Luv Ya
Shann xo

Scrappy Moments said...

Wow You have been a busy girl, I need to finish my deck the Halls swap this week too :)

Angie

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Will be giving this painting away in a drawing on Dec .10th darlings along with 7 prints,that will be 8 drawings,1 orginal and 7 prints,so come leave y'alls blog for the drawing,it had some papers from magazine and vintage mica.

karin (creativechaos) said...

Wow...what a week! Here's to making it work! Can't wait to see the pictures of your show!

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Thank you, thank you!!! I cant believe all the fun swaps i missed out on this year!!!! Your ornaments are gorgeous!!!
~hugs~
Ang