There is no F in blah

1 Mar

I was feeling pretty blah this morning.  Actually, I told Ms. Wonderland, that I was feeling “effing blah”.  She pointed out that “effing” (And that was my exact word—I never say that other one, I promise.  I’m not being cute here, I really don’t.  Not that I think “effing” is acceptable.  I just want to assure you there are limits to my evil.) seemed a little strong for “blah”, like if you’re getting to the point of “effing” then you’ve really gone beyond the blah of “blah”.  I stood by my effing blahness.

Anyway, so this morning I went through the motions of showering and feeding and clothing kids and crap.  I even went so far as to dress myself in something other than pajamas.  Oh, AND I resisted the urge to curl up on the couch with the leftover half of Chuck’s birthday bundt from last night, so I was just racking up the accomplishments despite the effingness of my blahdom.

But I still found my little list of checked-off to-dos lacking, so I installed a coat rack/hook thingy. For years I’ve been meaning to hang a coat rack/hook thingy above my shoe bench in the entry way. For YEARS. This past weekend, I finally purchased said coat rack/hook thingy. Chuck was going to install it this weekend, but he ran out of time. I was going to wait for him because I knew the job would entail measuring and drilling and screwing and possibly even stud-finding or at least wall-anchoring, and, well, that seemed like a whole lot more work than I am accustomed to enjoying.

But in the end I decided “Screw the enjoyment! I will have my coat rack/hook thingy!” and I installed it.  I installed the HECK out of it.  By the way, I did need to do the wall-anchoring* thing, which involved measuring and drilling, hammering and screwing and still, STILL it has been accomplished.

Bask in my glorious accomplishment!

(Do you see all those tools I had to use? Do you see them??  And please note how the coat rack/hook thingy can withstand the weight of a small child’s jacket.  Can you say quality craftsmanship?)

Bask in my glorious checked off to-dos!  BASK!

I think I may have managed to take the eff out of the blah.  After all, there is no F in blah.

How are you?

*And you know, the coat rack/hook thingy didn’t even come with wall anchors.  I had to find my own ding-dang wall anchors—the right size, mind you, to fit the screws that came with the thingy!


14 Responses to “There is no F in blah”

  1. Susan M March 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    I’m basking, I’m basking. Good job! And you have really nice handwriting.

  2. shazbraz March 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    You are frickin’ amazing!!

  3. Mother of the Wild Boys March 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    You lost me at Bundt. 😉

  4. madhousewife March 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    I’m impressed. I would never tackle a job that required that many tools. And I bask in the glory of your to-do list.

  5. tawnya March 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    That may be my favorite to do list ever.

  6. boquinha March 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Ugh. Now I feel even worse about my day. Ever have one of those days where you just can’t seem to get it in gear? But hey, I’m basking! I am super impressed both with your to-do list and with your coat rack/hook thingy (as well as the number of tools involved)!

  7. bythelbs March 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Susan—Thank you for the compliment on my penmanship. I will add that to the list of my glorious accomplishments.

    Sharon—I know this is probably child’s play to someone as handy as yourself, so I doubly appreciate the compliment.

    Mother—It’s a bundt! A bundt! As opposed to a sheet or a round.

    Mad—Next time I’m at your house, I will help you tackle a job that requires many tools. So be prepared with a project.

    Tawnya—Thank you.

    Boquinha—No, no, no. The basking is supposed to be uplifting, not discouraging. You’re doing it wrong!

  8. kamilli vanilli March 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Impressive indeed. You should be so proud!

  9. Julie March 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    You are woman, hear you ROAR!

  10. evitafjord March 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    I’m very, very impressed. I’ve mastered the art of the stud finder, but wall anchoring is always left to my husband. I installed a coat rack this weekend – except I’ve had mine sitting around the office (which I cleaned this weekend – yes, my husband was out of town all day on Saturday and big-project cleaning is what I do when he’s gone) where was I? oh yeah, my coat rack has been sitting around the office for many months. I was saving it for him to do because I thought that there were wires in the wall and those give me the skeevies, stud finder with magic wire finder or not, but I just switched it to the other side of the entryway where wires were highly unlikely (confirmed via stud finder). duh. and now the kids have a place to put their backpacks that is not my living room floor. I wonder if they put them back there after school. I’m afraid to look.

  11. foo4luv March 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    BratzBasher thought I was the only mom who talked like that. You know, with the thingies and the whatsits.

  12. Alison Wonderland March 2, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    I think you’re fantastic. Nice job on the coat rack, I hate doing that kind of stuff (I know, I know, don’t say it) And good luck with the coats actually being put there (that’s where the whole system breaks down at my house).

  13. Lora March 2, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    I agree on the best to-do list ever! So funny! Sounds like something even I could accomplish… considering I came home from work and 5 minutes into the at-homeness I was back in my pajamas.


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