Friday, January 11, 2008

I'm a bad Mom

I'll get to why in a minute. First off, I want to thank everyone for their kind words and concern for my sweet husband. I really appreciate all of your well wishes. Thanks also for the sweet comments regarding my lovely grandma.

Yesterday I headed over to Joy's house to pick up some stuff, drop off my shopping cart and help her unload and set up for the show she is doing today and tomorrow at the Oregon Gardens in Silverton. I always have fun with Joy no matter what we are doing and yesterday was no exception. Her sweet son, Dusty was such a trooper and was helping us as well.

On my way to Joy's, I realized that I didn't have my cell phone. When I got home there were 8 messages waiting from me, two from the kid's school and two from my husband telling me why the school was calling me. Apparently my sweet 6th grade son burned his fingers in science class and was trying to get ahold of me to pick him up. Oops! By the time I got home he was already on the bus so I just had to wait for him to arrive home. He was not too happy with me. Of course I got the, "where were you? why didn't you answer your phone?" questions. I felt horrible. His poor fingers were blistered so we put ice packs on them and sat on the couch together to watch cartoons. That seemed to help. I looked around for my phone and couldn't find it anywhere. I even called the restaurant where we had had dinner the night before to see if someone turned it in there. No luck.

Isabel called me and told me that the check I wrote to her bounced. Oops! I forgot to deposit the Monticello check. With my hubbys accident on Monday and not having a car on Tuesday and Wednesday, I completely forgot to deposit the check. My bad! Again, I felt horrible. Now I needed to go to my bank and get cash to give to Isabel, cause if I wrote her another check they would put a hold on it because of the bouncy one and she needed the money to pay bills. What started out to be a fun day, was turning pretty crummy.

My husband came home from work and look at what he brought me. He said he thought I could use some cheering up. Guess what else? He looked through my purse and found my phone. I swear, I looked in that thing at least three times and didn't find it. Of course the battery had died which is why the school couldn't get ahold of me. I think I'm losing my marbles. At least my phone wasn't lost for good.

This morning after dropping off the kids at school I headed out to the thrift stores for some more shopping therapy and this is what I found at Goodwill, Value Village and the Salvation Army.

Not a ton of stuff, but I really like what I got. A footstool base, old metal cup holder, vintage baby ben clock, light green wood frame, scallopy doll cradle, two new vintage pillow tickings and box of 12 small salad/dessert forks.

I sell a lot of vintage doll beds and cradles. I usually give them a make over with paint and a ticking mattress that I make to fit the bed.

Here is a close up of the forks. I just thought they were so pretty. I am going to keep these.

I also bought a dresser at SA which I talked them down $15.00 on the price. Yippee! I didn't get a picture of it yet as it is still in the back of my car. Its a cute older one with three drawers, a wavy front and old wood wheels. It will be adorable after a painting makeover. I also stopped at JoAnn's and got some thread and the February Romantic Homes which I can't wait to sit down and read with some hot tea.

Kind of a low key weekend. Basketball and dentist appointment for my daughter, car hunting for my hubby and maybe a trip to Monticello for me. I need to get busy and freshen up my booth. I may also try to list some things on ebay. Lately I have been toying with the idea of opening an Etsy shop. I would love to hear from those of you who have one, whether you think it's a good idea, if it has been good for you, etc.

Have a wonderfully fun and fabulous weekend!


Michelle said...

Sending you a big hug.. what a hard couple of days. I'm glad your husband and son are okay. Hang in there and have a wonderful weekend,


Auntie Joy said...

Hi Missy,
I sold a jacket for you, it was super busy I guess over 400 people and suppose to have more than that tomorrow had a great time visiting with everyone.. I told one of the volunteers that was watching the quilts to tell people that I made this beautiful quilt next to my booth..It was cross stitched and beautifully quilted. It had a white background, so I knew that anybody that knew me would know that if I had done it, there would have been stains where I had spilled diet coke...

the said...

Hi there, I hope to make it to the show tomorrow. The Junque store Im talking about is JJ's out towards Scio. Its a place where you could spend 4 or more hours at ...... I can send you the address and number if you want to.
Good Luck this weekend :)

mamawillow4 said...

Lisa, if you are a bad mother, then I am definitely heading that line...!!! I have days when I feel everything is going wrong, but things always get better! It was so sweet of Eric to get you your favorite flowers!! Love,

Sandi McBride said...

Sounds like you were having a bad day right up to when you weren't having a bad day! Glad everything turned out okay...nice finds there, too...

FrenchGardenHouse said...

See, now isn't it Soooo nice to be married to the kind of man who brings home a bouquet of Roses? Special guy.

And you're not a bad Mom. Just a Mom who'se phone I've left one of my children standing in front of her school once, simply totally forgot to pick the girl up, now THAT'S a bad Mom!:)
xo Lidy

Back Through Time said...

I think you deserved those roses! What a tough day and week for you. I sure hope you get a chance to relax this weekend. And if that is the worst thing that happens with your kids, then your a very GOOD mom!

Esther Sunday said...

Wow. Having a chance to catch up with you. Glad your hubbers is ok. Bad mother? NO WAY! Also sending cyber hugs. You did score on your treasures! Love, Esther

Flea Market Queen said...

What lovely flowers...what a sweetie!
Hope your sons burns are better...
Head over and sign up for my 100th post drawing...

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my! What a rough time you've been having. And you even found time to respond to my pathetic "how do you link" question! are amazing. I am also happy to report I have conquered the link thang.

I will probably forget how I did it, tomorrow.


~ Jillian

Miss Gracie's House said...

When it rains, it pours, huh? (Hugs)...What a sweet guy-what beautiful roses. Enjoy your tea and magazine-it's a good one!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

hi lisa, thank you for stopping by my new blog =) i tried emailing via that email twice, but it kept coming back undeliverable so i thought i'd send you a note here. i have fun browsing through your blog and will be back. thanks again! debbie

weechuff said...

Hi Lisa,

You must have some seriously good 'junk shops' in America. I am very envious, and I know my daughter Sindie ( be also.
What a sweet thing for your hubby to do:0)
All the best,
Sandie (UK)