Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blog Break - I Demolished My Craft Room

Oh no, Maria! "What happened to your craft room?", you ask. Well, here's the story. . .

Yesterday my DH was mad at me and to get back at me, he began moving all of my craft stuff scattered all over the upstairs hallways downstairs into the garage. Just FYI. . .we have two long hallways upstairs and linen cabinets lining one side of one of the hallways and I've taken over all of them. Okay, typically, NO ONE MESSES WITH MY STUFF! I mean NO ONE!! I will go into a murderous state if you do!

I think my husband thought I was going to have a fit but NOPE! I had taken Claritan for my allergies earlier in the day and my head was all fuzzy. . .I was sort of in a daze all day so as he was bringing down my stuff, I just sat on the sofa and stared at him. No reaction whatsoever from me. Which by the way surprised him! LOL!

All I did was just watch him walk up and down the stairs for a countless amount of times then something went off in my head. . .you know, "ding, ding, ding"!! I thought, since he was moving my stuff into the garage, this would be the perfect time to clean out my craft room and reorganize it. I mean completely clean it out and start from scratch!

So. . .as my husband continued to work his butt off thinking it would somehow bring me to plead and beg for him to stop. . .instead, I offered to help him! LOL! Screeeeeeeeech! That stopped him in his tracks. After he realized that I was actually HAPPY that he was moving my stuff out, well. . .you know what happened. . .he stopped moving my stuff out and went into his office and started playing a video game!

What the heck? I should have kept my mouth shut!!! Well, I decided to ask my daughter to help me clean out my craft room but after awhile, my husband started to feel bad so he began helping us. He asked me what my plans were and I told him that I wanted to reorganize my craft room. He then offered a "budget" and said I could buy shelves and cabinets for my craft room so I can store my stuff.

Although I appreciated the offer, believe it or not, I declined. You're like "WHAT!" Honestly, I don't want more shelves and cabinets in my room. I want my room to be "pretty" and not turn it into a storage area for all my stuff. I'm tired of the clutter. . .it disturbs me. I want to be able to breath and relax in my room. I did ask that my husband to buy shelves for the garage so I can move 75% of my stuff into the garage rather than keeping them in my room.

All I want is a nice, clean space where I can actually move around so I'll be on a blog break for a few days. I've already cleared my room and everything is in the garage so I'll be going through my stuff and bringing up the essential stuff. Storing the rest of the stuff in the garage can be a slow and easy process. I don't want to spend weeks not being able to do anything so my goal for the next few days is to just bring up stuff that I use on a daily basis so I can be back in business in a few days!!!

I'll take pictures when I'm done! See y'all later!

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19 comments:

Lologrl said...

LOL!! I had a kick reading this post. Had images of you laying on the sofa, and watching hubby go up n' down the stairs smiling... yes, you shouldn't have said anything...LOL!!! Well, at least he got you started. Can't wait to see what your beautiful craft room is going to turn out like - you will surely surprise all of us!!!

big hugs,
Jen

Mel M. M. M. said...

ROFL You are such an awesome writer. You should have your posts published as articles in magazines. They rock! I laughed my butt off. When Charles gets mad, at me he knows better than to touch my stuff. I wouldn't be that calm, LOL. I love how you psyched him out. Heehee, reverse psychology!... works on children & men, muhaha. Hope you are having a wonderful time making your space all zen & mojolicious! I tried your glorious sketch and am gonna try another! Thanks for all you do (AND have done!) :0)

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Sounds like you are in it for the long haul. Good luck with the cleaning and reorganizing. You know...it's always a big job, but so worth it in the end!! :0)

malieta said...

I'm happy that you turned a negative situation into a positive one!!!! Good for you Maria and I can't wait to see pictures of your "new" craft room.

hugs
Risa:)

Smita said...

I am going to miss your posts Maria. Btw, is this the story everywhere in the world? ;-) I thought only Indian husbands specialised in this. LOL!!! Husbands!!!! I can't wait to see the pictures of your new 'space'.

Tonniece said...

sounds wonderful Maria. I wish I had a great space to use, but alas I have a tiny little corner in my frontroom to wk. in.
I hope you get yours arranged the way you want so you can relax and enjoy the space.
Hurry back.

Miss Crystal said...

Maria, you crack me up! That is so funny. Enjoy your break and have fun cleaning the room.

Stephenie said...

Maria you crack me up! So so funny. I can't wait to see your new craft room. I am working on one myself. Hugs to you.

Ila said...

Lol..I totally got a chuckle out of this post Maria...and am glad it's all working out for you...I can't wait to see your room...and how you manage keeping a good deal of your things in a different space. Like..what do you keep handy and what do you move. I'll be watching...lol....Take Care, Hugs, Ila

Allison said...

Ha ha...I laughed my ass off when I read this. Are your husband and mine evil twins? You should have never opened your mouth...you could have got a lot more done (doing nothing!)...ha ha!

Rita said...

Thats too funny! I laughed so much, I had a picture in mind of him thinking...why is she not upset??? You should have stayed on the couch girl! Good luck & I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

kathleenh said...

Wow, you are ambitious Maria! I hope to find the motivation soon just to clean up my craft room. Good luck with your reorganization.

Juliann said...

What a funny story...I love "murderous state"!!! Hahah you are a stitch!
your hubby sounds familiar!
you are gonna love your studio when you are done, only thing is...it gets messy again, no matter how hard we try...I tell my hubby, just give in to the fact that it is a creative mess!
good luck, will be waiting for pictures!!!

Lori said...

Great post--I'm still smiling! I hope your efforts pay off!

Lori

Sankari W. said...

Maria - YOU are awesome! I don't know if I could have handled that with your grace!!! And you are totally inspiring me to clean out my area - right now everything is in tubs.... (i just borrow the dining room after everyone is in bed - so I am constantly packing and unpacking - sigh... but I am counting that as exercise!!! LOL!!!!
can't wait for your next post!
much love,
Sankari

Karen said...

Must be the summer to re-organize everything. I just did it myself and LOVE the results! Such a funny story about your husband too! Oh my gosh, when I told mine I was going to organize all my rubber stamps, he gave me "THE LOOK", like how was this going to impact him!! LOL! Can't wait to see pictures!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

OMG, I had so much fun reading this, Maria! It cracked me up. I had a mental picture of the whole thing. Too funny!
Good luck with your reorganizing. Can't wait til you're back up and running. I've missed your blog.
Have a great weekend!
Stampin hugs, Becky:)

Tina said...

LOL OMG Maria that made me laugh so much, you go girl......


Maria there is an award on my blog for you.....

Big Crafty Hugs Tina xxxx


http://yummyscrummycreate.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-feel-so-honoured-to-have-received.html

~Michelle~ said...

Can't wait to see your new room.....how fun!! I love arranging and rearranging...it's almost as fun as creating itself!! LOL!

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