Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Borrowed random

Just a brief check in as I continue to unravel. I have unlimited energy, but of the wrong variety. Nervous energy does not go far in the way of being conducive to getting things done, or at least not the things on my list. No, this form of energy is the "just keep moving" brand, as opposed to the sit, think, plan kind. So instead of finishing my son's scrapbook, which would require me to stand still and risk an emotion overload as all that remains is writing him a few messages, I purged the linen closet. I am having trouble taking five minutes to order some photos for my son to give his friends as gifts this weekend and to fill the empty multi-opening picture frame on our family room wall because I feel like I just climbed out of the photograph sinkhole and fear falling back in! Instead I went to the store for the ingredients I need two weeks from now. Twirling, twirling, spinning, spinning! Just keep swimming! Find some random!

Just in case you've been concerned about how cell phones have impacted teenage relationships, I offer this gem...My son went golfing with some of his guy friends yesterday. Last night he mentioned that his friend had broken up with his girlfriend before they started golfing, "but they were back together by the tenth hole". I was disappointed that a six month relationship was terminated via text messaging, but was also perplexed as to how the fences were mended via the same system. Mostly I was just amused by the report.

Technically this is another gem from the monkey in the field since she was the one to give my aunt this gift...
Obviously this item was for big spenders with that $19.99 price tag...and obviously it was a big seller with that markdown!
What?! Discontinued?! Hmmm, how else could one POSSIBLY take a drink from too hot to just right in minutes? Maybe by looking at it? Blowing on it? I have a sneaking suspicion that these will keep your hot drink lukewarm, as in room temperature, for awhile. Stay tuned for further reports on these "beverage temperature regulators" from Just Right Joe (not to be confused with Average Joe).

By the way, the barn swallows? Out. Of. Control. I am maintaining a slight edge...very slight. It's just a matter of time before I gather up the evidence for a full report.

Stacy Uncorked


  1. Life does get overwhelming at times....it's gotten so bad for me that I've had to go into therapy to try to reduce my nonstop panic and anxiety attacks. It sucks. I'm having trouble figuring out what that coffee thing is. Just drop those metal thingies into your cup of coffee to cool or warm it??? Small wonder it's been discontinued.

  2. Hang in there kiddo. Still trying to figure out who you might have gotten those anxiety genes from, surely NOT my side of the family.

  3. Goldilocks could have done with those. Then she would have known that the porridge was just right, instead of making a glutton of herself by going through all three cereals.

    Just keep swimming Andrea and you'll soon find yourselves out from those rough seas. ((hugs))

  4. So??
    How are the "Just Right Joe's" working for you??

  5. Hang on, just a little more. You're almost at the finish line.
    Whoa, that's some price reduction! I think I'd have to buy whatever was marked down that much, just to say that I got a good deal on it. :)

  6. The "just keep moving" brand of energy. Oh yeh. I can relate to that!! I'm happy to have found your blog. Thank you for popping over to ours and leaving a comment. I look forward to following along with your updates. You are funny.

  7. We had some barnswallows, but some other bird knocked down their nest...twice. I was heartbroken. I know that you don't like them, but I always look forward to their visits each spring. It made me so sad to open my door and see their nest destroyed, along with the eggs.

    As for the other, all I can say is to just keep breathing, and swimming. I can't even begin to imagine the overload of the feels, but you can do it!