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From: Sherri
Date: 03-17-2006, 07:26 PM (1 of 11)
I just want to scream. I am sewing costumes for and organizing a skating carnival next week. I also need to dye some of the costumes. Well today I have just had one of those days where I am rushing around and around and around. Nothing is going very easily. And everytime I stop at the computer there is 1000 emails saying did you do this, did you do this, do this, do this ...

Then I throw a load of stuff in the washing machine that is supposed to be green throw in soe green dye. And my washing machines decides this is the time to tell me the lines are frozen and in the rinse cycle showers my entire white bathroom with green DYE. UGGGGHHHHHH!!!

You can't win for losing and I have had no time to make 6 bumble bee skirts which was my actual job for today. :mad: :mad: :mad:


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From: swartzrn
Date: 03-17-2006, 09:07 PM (2 of 11)
Hi Sherri, wow, sounds like you have had one of those days!! It WILL get better!!! Keep your chin up!
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-17-2006, 10:07 PM (3 of 11)
[[[ ]]] Yep...know them well...just ask the electrician, the stove repairman and the (idiot) who gave me the wrong part for my dishwasher...(in the space of 4 days...)

But I've never had a green shower....hhhmmmmm....I like the color green... :wink:
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From: Almajanesattic
Date: 03-17-2006, 10:09 PM (4 of 11)
Look at it this way, Sherri........things have to up from way things could get worse, right? Here is hoping tomorrow finds you singing your way through the day!

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Member since: 01-20-2006
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From: Sherri
Date: 03-17-2006, 10:25 PM (5 of 11)
I left my house to take my dd to brownies and my son to piano lessons and the transmission fell out of my van on the corner by my house. Warranty on said Transmission has expired and I just sewed all these bee bums together backwards.

Are you sure it can't get any worse?

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User: Sherri
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-18-2006, 12:00 AM (6 of 11)
Oh dear...(it's not a Ford van is it ??? my neighbor has one and it's a beast to keep together...if she had the money she'd junk the darn thing).
[[[ ]]]

Things always happen at once and when you have no's the way it is..

Maybe there was a recall you missed on your van concerning the MIGHT wanna look that up in google. I'd sure make a try at getting the thing fixed (if you want to) by the person, dealership that put the thing in. They aren't supposed to fall out, under normal driving..

Just tell the bee's to walk around backwards, that way it looks like they're Ok...

If you have some chocolate...I'd have a large dose soon...

Tomorrow is saturday....have a sleep in, if you can. Just get some rest.
You've earned the day off....
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From: DorothyL
Date: 03-18-2006, 12:20 AM (7 of 11)
Oh Sherri --
I'm sorry but you made me laugh. I was feeling sorry for myself the second time my computer crashed today -- I've got to get a new one before it dies when I'm on a deadline for work -- but I don't have it quite so bad.
I love the green bathroom!! If you leave it like that whenever you are feeling bad you can look at it and remember -- it could be worse.
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From: Sancin
Date: 03-18-2006, 03:28 AM (8 of 11)
Oh Dear, Sherri - Not much can beat that.

Hopefully this MAY make feel better about your day.

Hair removal 101... God love the woman who shared this...

All hair removal methods have tricked us with their promises of easy, painless removal - The Epilady, scissors, razors, Nair, and now...the wax.

My night began as any other normal weekday night. Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: Maybe I should pull the wax out of the medicine cabinet. So I headed to the site of my demise; the bathroom. It was one of those cold wax kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand and then they get warm and you peel them apart, press it to your leg (or wherever else) and hair comes right off. No muss, no fuss.

How hard can it be? I mean I'm no girly girl; I am technically inclined enough that I can figure it out. I gave birth, wax should be a piece of cake!


So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. Cold wax my rear end. (Oh how this phrase haunts me!) I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. OK so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am She-ra, fighter of all wayward body hair and smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure I apply the wax strip across the right side of the bikini line, covering the right half of my v-g-na and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek - Yes, it was a long strip.

I inhale deeply and brace myself. RRRRIIIPPP!!!!

I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!....OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!

Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half of the strip. Arghhhh!!! Another deep breath and RRIIPP.

Everything is swirly and spotted. Do I hear crashing drums??? OK, back to normal. I want to see my trophy.

A wax covered strip with my hairy pelt that has caused me so much pain, sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip! There's no hair on it.

Where is the hair? WHERE IS THE WAX??? Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair, the hair that should be on the strip. I touch. I am touching wax. I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair.

Then I make the next BIG mistake....... remember my foot is still propped up on the toilet. I know I need to do something. So I put my foot down.


I hear the slamming of the cell door. V-g-na Sealed shut. Butt?? Sealed shut. I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off. Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!!

I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in,immerse the wax covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???


I get in the tub - the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit. Now, the only thing worse than having your nether businesses glued together is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub. In scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.

So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub!! God bless the man that convinced me I should have a phone in the bathroom!!!!! I call my friend thinking surely she's waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone.

It's a very good conversation starter "So, my butt and who-ha are stuck to the bottom of the tub!" There is a slight pause. She doesn't have a secret trick but does try to hide the laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located on bottom "Are we talking cheeks or hole or what?" She's laughing out loud by now...I can hear her.

I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. Yeah Right!! I should be the joke of someone else's night.

While we go through various solutions, I resort to scraping the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry shaving the sticky wax off!! By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I slip into glazed donut land. My friend is still talking with me and my hand reaches towards the saving grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax. What do I really have to lose at this point. I rub some on and
... OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

The scream probably woke the kids, scared the dickens out of my friend, but I really don't care. "IT WORKS!! It works!! I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair..............

THE HAIR IS STILL THERE........... ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!

So I shaved it off. Heck, I'm numb at this point.

Next week I'm going to try hair color.....

Now Sherri - just go to sleep and don't even think about what tomorrow will bring - or what colour!
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
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From: grandmasue
Date: 03-18-2006, 10:44 AM (9 of 11)
Sancin...thank you for sharing the best story ever, I do believe! I am having a terrible time with my 16 year old dd and I was hoping to find something to cheer me up before I had to head off to work today and not take it out on my customers. I will allow this story to come to mind whenever my thoughts want to turn to my troubles today and I should be able to make it thru the day just fine!
Grandma Sue

At the end I am not showing up at my grave all pretty and well preserved...I am coming in sliding, yelling "What a ride!"
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From: pretnichols
Date: 03-18-2006, 11:45 AM (10 of 11)
Sherri, sorry about the bad day. It's been a bad week for me as well...must be the weather, the planets are out of sync or something. Even my kids are out of sorts this week.

Corker was, I backed out of the garage right into my DH's truck :cry: It is the 2nd time I've done it in 2 years. I just want the week to end. :sad:

The bumble bee costumes will turn out just fine. As for the green dye--splatter paint was a big thing in decorating a few years ago! :wink:

So little time, sew much to do...........
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Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
From: Magot
Date: 03-18-2006, 04:02 PM (11 of 11)
Wasn't St Patricks day this all happened was it? Blame the leprechauns. Have a Guiness and relax! These days happen to us all, yet we survive.
love and kisses, Jan
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