Re: [gardeners] Re: this is spring?

George Shirley (
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 16:12:19 -0600

Gadzooks! Are you sure you and Miz Anne aren't related? Her art room is
13 feet by 18 feet and has overflowed into all the other rooms of the
house. I've even offered to rent her a storage locker at the local
climate controlled place that rents such things. Some of this stuff
hasn't been unwrapped since Noah was a pup. We've been married over 42
years and you would think I would be used to it. Hah, all I want is a
flat place to eat my breakfast, drink my coffee, and read the paper.
Hah! Oh, well, it's continue to evolve or get divorced and I don't see
that happening. <BSEG>

Maybe your husband and I can start a support group for neat freaks.


bsk wrote:
> Oh George! I am sooooo....... sorry............ to hear this! There is just
> no way I can speak sharply to a "Sister" flat decorator! I have the same
> problem. Hubby is the neat freak and I am the messy person. I always have 4
> or 5 things going at least somewhere in the process of getting done. Right
> now I have over 40 yards of various red, white and blue designed fabric
> washed and ironed waiting for me to clean up a place so I can start cutting
> quilt squares. I also have a new vacuum sealer thing that I am playing with.
> This project is getting food that you don't have to cook or will go bad in
> the weather extremes to be put in my 2 kids and their spouses autos for
> "just in case" things. I am also making flavored oatmeal mixes to vacuum
> pack for those 3 days worth of food you are supposed to have on hand now.
> Actually I have worlds of food for the whole family and the kids are sitting
> good I just do this as a hobby since it won't hurt anything to be prepared.
> I have already gotten a sewing kit for all together and a personal grooming
> kit. Next is a Auto hazard kit and sometime all will get extensive medical
> kits with more than just Band-Aids.
>      I have the Bernina artista 180 and the Juki surger set up permanently
> on a corner desk and lateral file cabinet on one side of the room and the
> other side had the computer, fax and the 3 in one with the cabinet to hold
> all the other goodies beside it. This is all contained in 1 room that is 12'
> X 12'. I can wheel all around in this chair and play all day!
>     The kitchen is always a wreck either because I am traveling for business
> or cooking from scratch and that just makes a mess. When I make cookies I
> double and triple recipes! I cook for whole armies and share it with the 2
> kids and the 80+ y.o. in-laws. after 27 years my poor hubby has accepted the
> fact that I am a messy person. I have learned to try and keep this mess
> contained in the kitchen and the play room. It does get away from me
> sometimes and spreads to the dining table until I open my eyes and say
> Ooops! and get it cleaned off.
>    We won't even talk about my weed room down at the old house that nobody
> uses! Neat is just not in my vocabulary! Oh yes, I don't know what that word
> is they spell like this D-U-S-T. I just can't figure out what that word
> means!
> Ranchmama
> Okie zone 7a
> *********************