Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The no-update update

This is the no-update update.

For some reason, all of us are feeling a bit "off" today. Yes, I know I am always off, my humor is "off," my cooking and cleaning is "off" and I probably smell "off" after painting. But today, nobody seems to be able to get it together or get motivated to do anything.

Almost Grown and I were on a roll with the fence painting yesterday, until the humidity skyrocketed and we were melting in a puddle of sweat. Later, the thunderstorms and lightening started, the power went out and then back on, and a rocky noisy night was had by all.

Now I feel drained, achy, and unwilling to do much of anything. We were supposed to go see Indiana Jones with Stud Muffin (today is his day off) but the weather was still stormy this morning, so we didn't. We will watch the second Indiana Jones movie at home and try for the theater another day.

The mailman brought AG some long awaited books from Amazon (yeah Super Saver shipping!) She loves her books.

I went to my studio, and worked on some new produce bags. I had a customer request some bags that were taller to hold things like romaine lettuce and celery, and I thought it made a nice companion to the standard size bags. These are now available in my shop.

These are about 16 inches tall to hold big stuff.

In other shop news, I am working on a reusable sandwich wrap that doubles as a placemat. I am trying to find a truly food-safe plastic to use on the interior and this is proving difficult. I settled on the Foodsaver bags, but they aren't as wide as I need. Back to the drawing board. I may try a wrap that has no plastic and see if it will contain leaks (like jelly or mayo) while at the same time, keep the sandwich fresh and soft. We keep you posted.

But, for all my lethargy, I really can't complain. A spin through my blog favorites this morning showed me people with bigger problems than my own.

Marmite Toasty is having a horrible time recovering from knee surgery and is feeling hopeless (needs more chocolate!)

Mysti woke up to find her 11 year old son having what appeared to be an asthma attack. After an ambulance ride to the hospital, she found out that he had a rare case of croup that isn't supposed to affect kids over that age of six!

And Catty Ax Lady is having nightmares, and daymares, about hitting a girl who dashed out in front of her car! Everyone is physically okay, but the panic remains.

All I can say is Holy Cr*p!!

And now, I'm going back to bed.


Catty Ax Lady said...

You know, I've seen others who've made those sandwich/placemat things...and I can't for the life of me either find the saved page (because I'm sure I saved it) or remember what the inside was covered with. But if I find it, I'll let you know.

Thanks for the wishes...I did have nightmares all last night, and am hoping that tonight is better.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, hope you're feeling better. AG looks so cute with all of her books!

Penny said...

Hey Lisa, I am so glad you succumbed to my begging and are joining us on the swap! Hopefully you and almost grown are feeling better and ready to get to work! I want to see some fences painted on your next post!

Lisa said...

Tried to paint today, but the fence was still wet from all the rain and fog. Settled for installing the last of the metal edging that I had, and mowing.

Will attempt the frikin' fence again tomorrow starting very early early to beat the 90 heat that's predicted!

barefoot gardener said...

Even your no-update updates are fascinating, darlin'

Amber K said...

Lisa, Hi! You found me and now I have found you. I have to tell you, I am a wannabe farmer at heart too! Of course, I live in a rented apartment in an urban (well, as urban as it gets in Montana) neighborhood, but someday! Someday I will have a garden and an orchard and chickens and maybe even a goat! :) Until then, I'll keep checking back for your 'updates.'