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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Riddled Like Bullets

Here’s something you might not know about me. I am riddled like bullets with ADD with a hint of H depending on what day it is and the weather and--whether I allow my hair be its natural curly self. You might think that has nothing to do with it. You could be right.

I’ve never been diagnosed, but I promise you I am riddled with ADD. Here’s my evidence.

My focus is broad. My creative mind flits here and there and back again. I start one thing and then start another before the other is finished. In between writing, working a job and mowing my yard (pleeeeze don’t forget I mow and trim ¾ of an acre each week, please don’t forget that) I did the following around the house:

Sewed this chair cover from three Lowes drop cloths because I’m too cheap to buy a chair cover. It’s white sort of.

Put this bead board up as a back splash in my kitchen and painted it...white.   Trust me it's pretty. I lurve it with all my heart.

Sewed these white flowing cotton curtains out of—get this, on sale tablecloths because I’m too cheap to buy curtains. Did you know I love white? Yes they are puddling. Will fix that when I get my new rods.

Made this bench for my breezeway/screened porch from my son's old waterbed drawers that was taking up storage space. My goal was to make the bench from recycling what I had on hand --not buy anything. I had the drawer frames (that I stacked), the plywood, and two brackets. But, I had to buy a package of brackets and yellow paint which cost me 12 buckaroos.

Sewed a cushion for the bench from another clearance tablecloth. It will look better when I get the back cushion done. It was an outdoor tablecloth. I’ve forgotten what that means, but I think it means it’s good to use outside.

Being cheap (my daughter called it frugal when she wrote for her blog) and poor has made allowed me to learn many useful skills. It's empowering...sort of.

I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR, IN NUMBERS TOO BIG TO IGNORE. I’m just it saying it out loud. (Thanks, Helen Reddy.)

I am just a woman who uses tools (some tools) and I let THEM roar.

Really I am woman tired and in need of a vacation from my mind.





Source: YouTube-Helen Reddy

16 comments:

  1. Hahaha! You are too funny...and no, I haven't forgot about your 3/4 of an acre, I think I remember a few posts in the past about it! :-)

    You are so crafty, that's totally cool! Good for you, I wish I had those skills.

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  2. There does seem to be a theme here...white, tablecloths, and sporadic creative activity. Love it!

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  3. I am very pleased there is someone else that knows how to make do!

    Very good progress...now send me some of your energy, please.

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  4. Sounds like you're doing a lot! Wish I could sew!

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  5. We would get along just fine, so I'll roar right with you. I love the drop cloth idea, since being ADD I am spill prone that has real merit to me :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  6. CM, I think it bears repeating my mowing. :) I need the empathy.

    Jema, I wish I could see a theme. I just see chaos.

    Gail, My mind does not produce the energy, only the ideas. I have to buy the energy off the black market.

    Elizabeth, If you were closer, I'd teach you. I'm going to teach my daughter's friend hopefully this summer.

    Jules, I think we're more alike than we even know. So sorry. :)

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  7. LoL, I don't think that's being cheap. It's being creative! It's easy for someone to go out and buy curtains. But you're making your own with the material and design you want. Go you!!!

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  8. Hi Teresa .. 3/4 acre = good exercise?! Love mowing .. will you pay my air fare once a week .. oh yea I forgot you're frugal - don't fancy the freight class!!

    You certainly keep yourself busy .. those are things I'd have done in my youth .. now I recycle but only if it's easy .. like your ideas though ..

    Good for you .. keep enough brain power for that new fangled job .. but honestly I don't think ADD features ... you've aced yourself full of bullet holes already .. ADD doesn't hang around in colander ladies!!?? Cheers Hilary

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  9. Laura, thanks for not thinking I'm cheap.

    Hilary, I would love love love to hire you once a week to mow my yard just to get to see you in person!

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  10. Hi Teresa .. one day I'll be there to mow your yard .. then with my shorts on and sweat dripping off you'll point me in the direction of the airport and say I've seen enough!!

    The meet up sounds fun .. cheers Hilary

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  11. looks like you're in 'a doing a lot' mode. you're my hero. i've been too lazy lately.

    those look amazing!
    they are all really pretty!


    i wish i could sew!!

    betty xx

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  12. Betty, thanks so much. If I could I'd come teach you. It's fun 75% of the time. I use to make nearly all my clothes.

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  13. Wow! I think you are one creative resourceful woman!! I love your looks, puddled curtains and all!

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  14. I am most impressed with the bench. I don't know why, but I love that you used the bed drawer frames, that is so spiffy!

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  15. I stand in awe of your creativity and resourcefulness! You're clearly making the ADD work for you. :-)

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  16. Your title could be: Table Clothes - not just for tables anymore.

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