Monday, December 04, 2006

Photo Challenge day 4


Here is day 4's photo and layout. It's of one of the Basic Grey paper ornaments. They are beautiful and I love them! The round ones are far easier than the stars. I still have quite a few to make. The font I've been using on the layouts is CK Journaling.
I am a GROUCH and I feel terrible that I'm a grouch...who likes a grouch? Not me...so I apologized to all of you for have to put up with my grumpy post. I'm trying to clean this house. Brek and Brittany still have so much stuff here so I can't get things re-arranged. I do really miss them and baby Mark. It feels strange, but at the same time it will be nice to have the house be a little less squishy for a while. After much arguing with Cole he actually got in the mood to clean...but in the process of his cleaning he knocked the can of RED paint off the counter in the family room. YEP! RED paint on my new carpet, on the walls, on the oak trim, on several articles of clothing and all over the back of my blue couch. Mark quickly unrolled the carpet cleaning truck moments after it happened. Red is the worst color paint to spill, so of course I feel terrible because I had to have the red paint and didn't put in in the garage., but I'm not done painting. He did what he could. Most of it came out. The carpet has a pink tint to it and the couch is worse than the carpet. I threw the clothes away. Cole was crying, I have paint on my nails and I got shocked from trying to get paint off of an outlet. UGG!!! Then to top things off I go to get my camera and pull the CF card out of the printer to put in my camera and it wont go in!!!! The little button to eject the CF card is stuck down and whatever little mechanism isn't letting it release so the card can go down all the way. Can I cry now??? Please???
Tomorrow is another day...Ill just go to bed and start fresh in the morning.

I promise to be happier...I think I'll eat a candy cane kiss or two...or three!

25 comments:

Cee said...

Jolene:

I sit here shaking my head for you. I am SO sorry! Is there any hope for your couch???

Coleen said...

Hey girl, you didn't even tell me all this went on today when I talked to you griping about my life. Did it not happen yet when we were talking? I'm so sorry. I would be sick. What are you doing making paper ornaments when you have so much to do with the house? I don't get it.

Amie said...

I am just sitting here with my mouth open....... CAN YOU CLAIM IT ON INSURANCE LETS CROSS OUR FINGERS AND HOPE.

I hope tomorrow is a better day when you wake up.

Tricia said...

((((((((((hugs))))))))

I am so sorry! Man alive... not fun. Think of the bright side...you love PINK!

Hope it all works out!
Insurance is a good question...

Andi said...

Let me start by saying your ornament is lovely! And of course I love your layout. I'm so glad you mentioned the journaling font you use because it really looks good. I'll have to get that.

I'm so sorry about the paint fiasco. I have to admit I'd be pretty bummed out about that. I feel bad for Cole too because it was an accident and I'm certain he feels worse about it than you do...if that's possible.

I'm having similar problems with my camera memory card. I took pictures of the Christmas tree but now my computer won't accept the card to transfer the pictures so I can add them to blogger. Not sure what the deal is there. Camera works, computer works...so maybe it's just the card. Do they wear out after a while?

Hope today is much better!

SmileyCarrie said...

awwww (HUG) I think after a day like that -- you sure deserve to be "a grouch"

Thinking of you!!
I guess its a good excuse to buy new furniture?? hehe

Briana said...

Oh no! Poor Cole, bet he felt terrible! Is there anything you can do as far as having the couch covered to hide the spot?

Amy Mowbray said...

Oh my gosh Jolene. Look on the bright side; maybe you can get a new couch? And what about hardwood?
I love your ornaments. Those are really cute.
I hope you have a better day today.

~Telah said...

You did a great job on those ornaments...so cute! I am so sorry for your RED paint spill. My husband had a spill in the nursery with yellow paint a year or so ago...seems like you just can't ever get it all out. Hope that Tuesday is a lot better for you!

Chris said...

You can't cry over spilt milk but paint is another story...Boo Hoo. At least you have a professional carpet cleaner setting in the drive...could of looked worse (and cost ya).

Your ornaments will be the focal point of the room and no one will ever see it!!!

((Hugs))

Rhona said...

Guess yesterday wasn't your best day but at least everyone's ok and nobody's hurt - grouchy maybe, but fine otherwise! =o).
Love the ornaments and hope you have a better day today.

Wendy said...

Bless your heart, what a mess.
I have a fit when my kids spill pepsi on my rug.

Maybe Santa will bring you a nice area rug for Christmas.

Love your page and the ornament.

{{{Here's a HUG for today}}}

Wendy

Leona said...

Oh no, sorry to here about the paint mess. My son dropped a can of painted off of my dry once. Made a big mess. I fully understand. Your ornaments and layout a beautiful. Hope you have a much better day, today.

Laura said...

Oh bless your heart. You know these are the memories that you will laugh at when you are old, but there is hardly a thing funny about it now. I feel for all of you. I hope and pray that today is a much better day for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jolene, I am SO sorry! You do such a good job with your home. One of the things I have enjoyed the most about this blog is your sharing of how you tend to your home. You truly are a HOMEmaker, and you do a really good job! I hope today is going much better! I am so happy someone is enjoying the BG ornaments I have not been able to get my hands on a set, but things are so crazy busy right now I would not have time to make them if I did get a hold of a set. Oh well! So, ENJOY those ornaments.

Noel
:-)

Jacquie said...

Oy what a terrible day. Your poor son must have felt terrible. Your ornament is cute, you are just chalk full of talent. I can see the turmoil of Brek/Brittney/Baby Mark leaving, such a catch 22 that one. Hope today is a better one.

maryw said...

ahhh red paint!! Yikes!! my hubbie spilled an entire gallon of blue paint on the living room carpet once-he was shaking it up and the lid flew off..he was able to get most of it out-luckily it was also blue carpet(it was the 80's when everything had to be country blue!!)there was always a hard spot in the padding of the carpet though.I feel for you.I had a neighbor once who actually painted her carpet purple on purpose.......long story_ i think there were drugs involved.
Chin up!

Maureen said...

Yikes on the red paint :(
Love the pages for your album. Fun! I had hoped to do a picture a day for december with a blog entry but nope....failed already :P
Hope you get happier :) I have had far too many grumpy days lately....sigh....

Pam said...

ACK!! Red paint! Well at least most of it is out. Will homeowner's insurance cover the damage? So sorry!

I am bummed about the ornaments! They are very pretty but of course I have two packs of the stars coming my way! I was hoping they'd be easy! ;)

Sorry to hear about your camera woes!

Hope the kisses helped, if not here's a hug from me! :)

Missy's Blog said...

Oh Jolene ... my goodness. I am so, so sorry about the paint fiasco ... and I'm sure Cole is feeling pretty bad about it too. Oh my ... I can't even imagine having to deal with that. One day ... many, many days (years) down the line ... you will remember this and laugh. It's certainly not a laughing matter at this point ... but the day WILL come. I just hope you can get the paint out of the sofa and everything else. I hope today is a much brigher day for you.

Jen said...

Oh my! What a mess....cut the little red pieces of carpeting out, he he

I got your card today, very nice!!
TY!

Susie Q said...

Oh Jolene! I am so sorry. I too have had such exciting days. : ) The mad at the world phase passes and you can later laugh about it. Usually! I know YOU will.

Your scrap pages are womderful, as are the ornaments. You are a talent.

Here is a cyber hug...I am sure you are feeling better by now but I will send one anyway...from someone who knows how this feels!

Take care of yourself...

Fondly,
Sue

Valerie said...

i'm giving you BIG ol' hugs, from one Grinch to a grouch! what a drag for the paint to spill, and your poor boy feeling like crud!

the best thing is, everyone gets another fresh start in the morning! love ya!!!

Chickenbells said...

I'm sorry sweetie...take a deep breath...it doesn't seem like it was the greatest of days right? I've been on the verge of tears all day myself...just waiting for the perfect time to let down and just cry (thank goodness for therapy tomorrow!) sigh.

Nikki *Ü* said...

SUCH cute ornaments!!! I've seen a math activity like this at my daughter's school but never thought to use patterned paper and make them cute!! LOL