Sunday, September 14, 2008

Caught in the Web

Today started at 5:30 am. I ate, had coffee, got dressed and went to my pet sitting job. Then I came home fed my bunnies, did two loads of laundry, changed the sheets on the bed, went to Lowes, Target, Harris Teeter and Walgreens. Ate a quick lunch, did more laundry, answered 4 phone calls that took up 2 hours time, answered 6 emails, visited with friend that came by, did invoices, sewed briefly, went back to pet sit, visit with another friend and dropped off sewing orders, made dinner, fed bunnies, back to pet sit because owner's flight was delayed, folded laundry, got big glass of wine, cleaned up office and here I am. I still have to iron clothes for work, take shower, clean bunny poo poo bucket and give the bunnies a carrot. It will be 11:00 pm before I'm done.
I'm tired. I'm exhausted. I want to sleep. In fact today I told David that if I won the lottery the first thing I would do is sleep. Yep sleep. No stinkin alarm clock, no stinkin schedule, no work. Just sleep. Ahhh, yes, sleep. I remember when I was about 20 that sometimes I would sleep a whole Saturday away just because I could. I know many of you can relate to how that feels and wish you could do the same thing. It's fun to think about it and pretend life is like that again. I can't even remember the last time I took a nap. It's been years now. I have several friends that take naps and I envy them that they are able to enjoy something so simple.

I'm caught in the web. Just like the poor grasshopper that got caught by Mr. Icky my garden spider. Mr. Icky kept looking at me while I took his photo. He seemed to be saying "it's mine, all mine, back away from my grasshopper! Mr. Icky sat there happily and sucked the life out of the grasshopper. Hmmm, how many times I feel like this. How many times I talk to other's that feel the same way. What are we doing to ourselves? Why do we allow Mr. Icky to suck the life out of us? How do we change? Have we done it so long we don't know how to change? Caught in the web we are.


This week IGF my cutie grandma making it through a tough time in the hospital. God give her strength. I'm not ready to lose her yet.


gail said...

Boy, Ditto!!!!! I dont know if I am walking or flying. I hope you have a really relaxing evening. I hope the pet sitting business is going well. It sounds like you have had a couple adventures. I guess we will have to compare stories next weekend in Virginia.. It will be nice to meet you.. (())gail give the furry kids pink hugs from auntie gail

lisa said...

Shell ~

I have a Mr. Icky on my deck, my girls and I call them Halloween spiders because they come when Halloween is just around the corner. They freak me out honestly, they will build a web anywhere and they are huge!

I love naps but don't get to take as many as I would like. But I can sleep at any time!


Carolee Crafts said...

Reading your blog has left me exhausted, cannot think what it has done to you. I think a well deserved rest is in order and a bit of me time, you deserve it.

Enjoy your retreat.

Craft Diva said...

well, what a cheery message, dw! but i can so relate to that. hmmmmm...what is my main mr. icky and how will i manage to smoosh him into the ground? i'll have to get back to you on that one...

Bake Me A Cake! said...

"It is a lot easier to act ourselves into new thinking than to think ourselves into new action"

I enjoyed reading your post. You are one busy lady!! Have a great time next week at the retreat. I wish I could go...maybe next year! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Making It Pink,
Simply Delicious Diaper Cakes

Susan said...

I have Matilda outside my kitchen door...I love her...a web is not a bad takes a lot of work and only get caught if you do not watch where you walk :-)
Susan *dutchrose*

Cottage Flair said...

Beautiful pictures of the spider and yes, I think we all feel that way. Life is just too busy these days. It was easier year ago. My prayers to your grandmother.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Ohhhh Yucky that I feel like I am caught in a web somedays too. Hope you have a nice Monday!
pink hugs,

Silena said...

Hi Shell,
An awesome and right on "tell"!! And to think you had the energy to write so brilliantly about that "web" problem!! A prayer for your grandma. We all need our loved ones to be in good health!! Have a great time at the Retreat!!

Janet Bernasconi said...

aaak! Mr. Icky gave me a I do not like bugs at all. But they too have to survive. ;-)
Hope you are all packed and ready for the retreat! Looking forward to meeting you! Enjoy your day and week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Janet Bernasconi said...

aaak! Mr. Icky gave me a I do not like bugs at all. But they too have to survive. ;-)
Hope you are all packed and ready for the retreat! Looking forward to meeting you! Enjoy your day and week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Patricia said...

Sounds like you need some'me' time, girlfriend. That seems to be what most of us cut out of a busy schedule first, and fortunately, I've come to find out that it is what will keep us sane. Even if it's a 15minute soak in a bubblebath. Just a scheduled break with no distractions--put it on your to do list!!
Prayers for your Grandmother, so glad she's home.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Prayers for your cutie grandma.

Sometimes we just have to STOP and say enough is enough and make that time. Of course, when you get older you have no choice and you will NEED that nap no matter what. I am learning this...


Shabby Shan said...

We usually have those garden spiders all over the place, but I haven't seen one all summer. I love to watch them. I hope you get to take a break when you go to the retreat. Hope your grandmother is doing better!


Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Shell,

Oh my, you need a break! We all have a Mr. Icky and sometimes it's just too easy to get caught. I hope you can get some rest. I miss naps too. It has been a long time. Take care and get yourself out of that web!

Sharon said...

If Mr Icky is going to suck the life out of you~ the no more visits to Mr Icky

cathy said...

Gee Shell you have a job and a business and doing pet sitting?
No wonder you are so tired! Don't burn yourself out sweetie!
I love those sewing machine spiders! They are fascinating to watch.
Prayers for your grandma. What hospital is she in?

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Shell,

Your schedule sounds so packed!! And yes, nap does sound very nice. I hope you have some time for crafting...
Have a good week ahead!

Pei Li

Susie said...

Michele you can even make a Mr. Icky spider story come to life! Rest up roomie. You know there will be no sleeping late in Virginia! Great show and tell.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Inka Thomas said...

Wow Shell,
You do need this trip!!! Can't wait to meet you and laugh our butts off. I could stand to loose a few back there!!! LOL

Debbie said...

Ewwwwwww....that spider is yucky....I'm scared of spiders! I sure now what you mean about getting caught in a web and having the life sucked right out of you though.....hope you and the bunnies have a great day!

Pink hugs,

Susan Tuttle said...

I am getting chills from these pictures --eek!