Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Ruffly Burlap Day

It's over.
The dreaded dental visit to fix a few things.
All is good.

One hour and 49 minutes of sitting in THE CHAIR.
Playing Zenses to keep me calm.
Listening to Lenka on my Pandora station.
Feeling so relieved to have that off my calendar.
I've decided my mission in life should be to invent a silent drill.
It's too bad I don't have a technical bone in my body.
Perhaps I could paint ceiling murals for dentists instead.
Imagine what Michaelangelo could have done for the modern dentist office.

Came home.
I can finally feel my mouth again.
What an awful feeling.
Made a ruffly burlap pillow to feel a little better.

Notice I'm not showing my seams.
They are horrific.

Don't be too impressed by the ruffles.
They weren't mine.
They were off of an adorable pair of jeans that Sofi and Izzy refused to wear.
"They're weird Mom!"

My day started rather scratchy, kind of like the burlap.
One of them, who shall remain nameless, has had horrific tantrums nearly every morning.
Today was no exception.
The issue?
She has 4 pairs.
I'd gladly wear any one of them.
But they aren't cozy like her sisters.
In other words, missing the fur.
I almost insisted she wear her rainboots.
And it's not raining.
She wore these instead.
Ugly aren't they?
I needed Calgon by 8:30 a.m.
A glass of this would have worked too.

But instead I walked Miss Polka Dot Sneaker Girl and
Miss Dramatic Fashion Queen down to school.
She dressed herself during the aforementioned tantrums.
Good thing they carry my heart with them wherever they go.

Here's hoping for more ruffles in the remainder of the day than burlap.


  1. This post made me laugh. Having two kids the same age is interesting, isn't it? When we had our foster son, I had the twins from different mothers for a year, and the competition at times was more than I could bear!
    So sorry about the dentist, but you really should look into the mural niche. With your talent, you might really be onto something!

  2. Hope your mouth is on the mend. We won't look at your seams if you won't look at ours!

  3. feel better! love that pillow!!

  4. So....I'm not the only one with shoe related tantrums going in in their home?!?!:)
    Thanks for the smile!
    The pillow looks great!
    I am determined to break my very dusty sewing machine out of the closet for a quick lesson when my mom is visiting next week!!!
    Enjoy the day

  5. Oh no!!! We must be related...we are both having mouth issues? Oh my oh my. I hope your saga is a closed case. Mine gets reopened this Saturday. Long story but my crowns are causing MAJOR cold sensitivities. We shall see. Oh and Mr. B's car DIED. When it rains it pours. If you come across a decent & safe car under 2k...let me know. :)

    I adore you...can I come over when your mom visits and she hold a class? I will bring my own machine. :)


  6. Thanks for joining my blog! I'm following you too! Hope your feeling better. I'm dreading my dental appointment 2 months from now! Alyssa of Boston Bee;)

  7. Yikes, mouth problems are the worst. Hope you are feeling great now! The pillow is too cute - you are one creative gal!