Thursday, January 8

It must be 4:00 somewhere!!!

Remember the part in my last post where I said I would be posting to my "Tea and Stitches" blog the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 CST? We are going to change that right here and now. I will post at 4:00. Now I'm not saying if that will be 4:00 my time or your time but I will at least post on the first Wednesday of the month!! You see, there's life stuff that sometimes happens and my blogging is fun but it takes a "back seat" when I need to give my mom a call, do the laundry, clean the house, etc. And speaking of cleaning the house, funny thing happened today.................I was clicking right along. My cold is almost completely gone, had some laundry going, and I was busy making little Snowball cupcakes for the Tea and Stitches post. I had just finished frosting all the little cakes when the maid popped in. She said it looked like the floors were in a fine state and surely needed a good washing and what about those bathrooms!!! Can't let those bathroom bowl rings build up. Don't you know they tell you on TV that you are missing all sorts of germs if you don't clean your bathroom bowl properly!!! So, I said, "fine, get to the cleaning". So there she was whizzing from one place to the other and all I wanted to do was sit down for tea and stitch on my little project. No stitching yet, she said. Fold that laundry and put it away. So, I folded the towels and put them away. And as I went upstairs what do you think I saw......she was at my computer playing a game of Solitaire. Silly lady, I said, you left the bathroom brush in the bowl. Please go finish the job. And so she did. Pretty soon the bathrooms were done, so it was time to wash the floors. I threw in another load of laundry and then guess where the maid was.......she was in front of the TV watching an old Jane Wyman film!! Well, I am not paying you to watch TV, I said, so off she went to wash the floors. "Would you care for a cup of tea?" I offered to which she replied "oh, no time for tea, must get back to my telly so I can watch my show". And with that, she was gone in a flash and muttering something about "Keeping up her appearances?" Wait, I cried out but I couldn't remember her name. Please, when will you be back? And that's when it hit me.........I don't have a maid! The maid's name is ME!! Hee hee!

So what on earth possessed me to write such silliness? Well, as I was scurrying here and there, it occurred to me that cloning myself or having a maid would really be quite nice. And I can so easily get side-tracked (the Jane Wyman movie was good to watch because I loved the costumes!!)! And then while I was making everything pretty for my tea, thoughts of Hyacinth on "Keeping Up Appearances" popped into my head...........and that's when the silliness I just wrote was born. Plus, a few weeks ago, someone asked me if I had a cleaning lady. This person assumed I did because we live in a two story house and it's just me and my husband. Yes, the house is bigger than two people need but when our kids and family come to visit it is just right. In our old house, we began to feel like sardines. When kids are little they don't take up as much space. Then they grow up. Then when you live someplace for 30 or more years, you accumulate all this stuff that also takes up space. And even when the kids moved out, lots of their stuff stayed behind so it was crowded. Now I feel like Baby Bear when he found Goldilocks house and the bed that was just right. As I said, this house is just right. It's okay to be the maid here. :-)

Enough of my silliness. If you click here you will find the little Coconut Snowball Cupcakes and another Snowman design you can stitch. I'm preparing to do it in Redwork but it could be colored and then highlighted with embroidery, too. Take a peek.

Time to turn out the lights. The maid's got to get some sleep.
Sandi

P.S. No offense intended for anyone who is a maid or a cleaning lady. Also, no offense to anyone who is a real baker as I am telling you how to make something with a boxed cake mix. How hard is that?!? This post was all in fun. Also, most of you are probably familiar with "Keeping Up Apperances" but if not, it is a BBC program that airs here in the States on Public Television. The lovely and very proper Hyacinth is just too divine!!!

15 comments:

Misty M. said...

I enjoyed your post. You had me going with the maid bit! lol

Lindsey said...

Very Funny!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Keeping Up Appearances is so hysterically funny! My daughter and I have watched every single episode. Rose is our favorite, and the vicar's wife. Elizabeth is a hoot too especially when she comes for tea!

We must have hired our maids from the same agency!

Thanks for the laugh!

MGM

W. Latane Barton said...

You are so funny. I have a maid just like yours. She works for a little while and then the lazy woman is found sitting at the computer blogging away. Well, there is a lot worse things to do. I love my blogging friends.

xashee's corner said...

LOVE the maid story! i am not familiar with Keeping Up Apearances but will keep an eye out for it! ;)
Off to check out your tea, cupcakes and snowman!! WOOHOO! Thank you for sharing ALL that you do!! Hope you have an AWESOME day! :D

Valerie said...

This is the cutest posts!!! I had a feeling it was you as I read this because I wouldn't have paid someone that was playing on computer or watching t.v.- Ha! I enjoyed this a lot. Made me smile!

Julia said...

I enjoyed your post....Very Funny!
Keeping Up Appearances is so funny...I love watching Mrs. Bucket and the funny faces she pulls.
Julia ♥

Mel said...

I love that show, Keeping Up With Appearances! Funny Post Sandi!

Sam said...

I laughed extremely hard at your maid story. The biggest reason being that I my 'Maid" cleaned out my bedroom closet and threw everything on the floor, but now she is sitting her typing a note to you thanking you for making her laugh. Great story. I loved it.
sandy

momof2gr8kids said...

oh you made me laugh.. cause i call my self the maid too.. and talk to my self in my head.. and all the while I wonder how much I am getting paid..

Kritta22 said...

You are too funny!

Spanish Princess said...

So cute! I too have personalities ... and the maid never shows up on tme, leaves early is is quite easily distracted. Now the crafter on the other hand can work on a stitching project, cut fabric for a quilt and blog at the same time! {Sigh} What a world I live in!

Jacquelynne said...

So often I try to do so many things at once, I DO feel kind of like I have a split personality! I thought the other day (again) about actually getting a cleaning lady.... but I'd be so embarassed about my mess, I know I'd end up cleaning up before she got here....

Nanabarb said...

I'm with Jacquelynne-clean before the maid gets here! LOL Your "The Look of Love" snowcouple are wonderful! Does anyone know where I put my embroidery floss?
Barb

pegsplace said...

:)...such an amusing post! I loved it all! But I quickly realized the gig was up because I think you mentioned something on the tea blog about you being the maid, but you sure do have a way with words! You sure do seem to have a lot of energy!

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