Friday, December 14, 2007

a moment for a fallen tree


it has been one of those weeks that you need more than a weekend to recover...and work is the eggsovereasy part.

after having my Christmas tree knocked over six times just this week, i undecorated it yesterday morning at, um, five a.m. and put it at the curb. okay, i get it. holidays, catlings and lucy mae-hem do not mix. i really could go on, but i won't.

what i need is a movie in bed, two days (at least) that i don't have to be anywhere or talk to anyone, a glass of wine and a plate of cheese&crackers...but a second cup of coffee will have to suffice.

strike that.

what i need is a wife.


lulusparkles said...

Mama Mia! that sounds disastrous. forget the wine,movie and coffee-you need to hit the hard stuff sister :) hang tough!!

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Aye Dios Mio! Mommasita, I think you just need a weekend retreat!=o]
(lol & nearly spewed perfectly good coffee@ the 'wifey' comment!!!)

~S said...

Thankfully our threesome just lay in wait under the tree hoping for a chance to pounce on an unsuspecting mouse toy or each other. Here's hoping you win the new year's lottery soon and can retire doing what you like when you like. :)

Marilyn said...

Nope..what you REALLY need is chocolate..lots and lots of it!

I've never been in a bad situation that wasn't helped by Dr. Hershey, Dr. Nestle, Dr. Godiva or Dr. Ghiardelli. :-) Try it!


Keely said...

Sweet Cheeks... all you really needed was a sturdy hook in the ceiling to hang the tree from!!! Of course, chocolate is always good, too! Skip the cheap stuff and go straight for the Godiva!!! (She's a woman... she understands!)

nikkipolani said...

Oh dear. I came across some notecards yesterday that said "Every life should have nine cats" and I thought of you. But now, maybe not so much!

Sweet Remembrance said...

I'm going with the chocolate too!

fiwa said...

Oh girlita, I'm wrapping you in hugs. I understand about taking down the tree - you're not admiting defeat - you're taking away its power to frustrate you. Smart move. What is going ON in the cosmos that this christmas season has been so universally crazy?

I hope you can get your weekend me time in. Remember the lesson of RuthEbell stress and make the time, ok?


Ginni Dee said...

Aww Darn! Sorry about the tree, you need to go miniature until your furbabies grow up a bit. A tiny tree with tiny ornaments up safely on a table somewhere. It's fun shopping for stuff to make tiny ornaments out of. Many neat things in the flea markets...thimbles, ribbons, etc.

Or...chocolate! Lindor Truffles! Any of them are yummmmmy! I like the dark chocolate ones.

I hate to say this, but I would love to be a mouse and see what they did to knock over the tree! When I was a kid we had three huge cats and they would climb the tree and we would feel like the tree was looking at us...then we would see kitty eyes looking out from somewhere up high in the tree! We must have had a really strong tree stand cuz I don't ever remember them knocking the tree over.


Brad said...

After this week, I'm kinda over my life out here and willing to consider other positions. Where do I sign up for wife duty ?

A bird in the hand said...

I know what you mean baybee! Get the cheese out and open that bottle and take a break. Otherwise I'll have to come down there and sort you out!

realityphotography said...

oh dear gawd.

now you know the addition of a wife comes with it a whole new set of quirks!!!!!!!!

martha brown said...

I'm so sorry about your tree. I used to have to tie it to a hook in the ceiling. When my daughter was 1 1/2 , my kitten knocked the tree over when we were out. We walked inside to an exploded living room. For the next month, Lauren asked "What happen tree, mama?" over and over and over. That was the worst part. "Kissmass tree fall down, now mama sad" Was what she told EVERYONE. (I think that I just sat in a heap on the floor and cried for awhile)(I had lots of antique ornaments)Thank you for reminding me of that sweet memory of my baby, Dawn. You'll look back on this as a sweet memory too. Honest!

fiwa said...

Out of the kindness of my heart, and because I heart you so much, I will let you have Nigella for your wife. But I get to come over for midnight snacks sometimes, ok?

Cheryl said...

So sorry about your tree. I'm sure it was a beaut and I hope your ornaments survived.

Here's to time on the couch and a wife. I'm with ya, girl.

diane said...

dawn~~how can i tell you how much we enjoyed coming by and visiting and finally meeting you on friday night~you are so special and so fun~lets do a show together in 2008~on saturday night i met a girl who said i need to check out the first friday the king william district....wish you could have been there girl...i saw and met more peopelies...just gawgeous ones you know!
we wore your (ours now) scarves ALL weekend. they saved our cold bu**s! plus did mel tell you a lady at liberty asked about them...we gave them your website! loved liberty~lets go there next time i am in town~okay? tell V. hello, and i think she is a doll~

Val said...

"Grrrrrrrrrr!" to the animal-tree craziness, and I hope you've created some peace for yourself since the fall. There's a reason so many holiday movies feature incidents like this one. :)

Scheherazaad said...

Yes we all need a wife. I hope you eventually got the glass of wine. I think its time to party.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dawn

What a heart wrenching poem - you are a poetess?

Have been following your blog thru this past year and you are doing wonderful. It will only keep getting better and with that wonderful young man at your side life will be good.