Friday, October 21, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday: A video! And a dude with a machete!

First, the very happy, good news.  Finally, after months of paperwork and phone calls, Tommy was approved to receive his unemployment benefits after getting laid off back in May.  Hallelujah!  While it's not a whole lot, it's a whole lot more than zero, so we are pretty stinkin' stoked.  Now instead of working odd jobs and not applying to real jobs, he can apply to real jobs that have super long applications and a multitude of essay questions.

True story.

Anyway, we're breathing a little easier around here, at least for the time being.  Thank you...ALL OF YOU...who have been so supportive.  Your prayers and kindness and goodies literally saved us and for that we are so, very grateful.

Do you know what I do when I'm breathing easier?  Sew stuff!  Yeehaw!

Now, yesterday I showed you the fabric that Tommy grabbed for me at Goodwill, yes?

Well, as usual, things have gotten out of hand in my brain and I'm thinking that not only do I need to make covers for our existing throw pillows, I am ALSO going to have to make slip covers for the current den sofa.

Yep, I pretty much have no choice.

Why?  Um....I'm trying to figure out a way to describe the color of dog pee soaked into a burlap sack that's been printed with a vague blue and pink plaid which pretends to be a sofa but is really a pile of olfactory nightmare.

Yeah, the frenchy blue and yellow would not look so super awesome atop that I don't think, ya know?

And do you know why I would have to make said slipcover instead of just buying one? Because HOLYBEJEEZULONS have you ever seen the price of a 3-seater sofa slipcover from Pottery Barn?


Do you need a paper bag to hyperventilate into?  You can use this one.  I think I'm all done...

Anyway, enough about the stupid fabric (don't try an pretend you didn't just fall asleep there for a second).  It has struck me that some of you readers may not have been around during the Donkey days.

So, if you've been sitting around wishing you could see some video footage of yours truly (like a vlog, but doesn't require me to, you know, do anything new) then it is your lucky-tastic day!  Enjoy...

Low-brow humor for the win.
This totally happened during breakfast the other day...

Dadgumit, I do believe we's raisin' them chillin's right after all!

Finally, please promise me that if I ever go to your house for target practice, you know, right after I learn how to use a gun and stuff, that we can practice with this extremely chic target.
Look!  They even have their own website right there!

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  1. So glad those unemployment benefits came through. *big sigh of relief*

  2. You and me both, girl! Thank you. Now if gets a call for an interview, I'll REALLY do a jig :D

  3. I do not like the Donkey Guy. I do not Like Like the Donkey Guy. I LOVE the Donkey Guy and want to adopt him and have him come live here in Florida with me and only three kids so it's more relaxing. We have a pool...come on Donkey Guy. What do you say? In couch related news: Mine has fresh puke on it. SO excited about you guys getting those benefits. That's HUGE!

  4. Yay for benefits!

    For some reason both of my children are suddenly sitting in my lap, begging me for a Donkey Guy marathon...

  5. So glad those benefits came through!

    My mil just finished sewing a slipcover for her couch! It took a while, but it turned out AWESOME. So! It's do-able!

  6. woo-hoo!!! awesomeness all around :)

  7. yay for Tommy and I NEED ME THAT TARGET for my medieval bow and arrow skillz!!!!

  8. Hahahahahaha!! I have never seen the Donkey videos! You guys are so funny! Love the breakfast picture many laughs! You are raising them right :)

  9. Hahaha, man, that donkey is a donkey. What we call the guys who just can't get it together around here. That is hilarious! Can we expect a weekly/monthly feature of the Donkey?! I like like like him.

  10. Congrats on the unemployment benefits! I know how stressful that can be, as we were dealing with the same thing.

    Love that video! :)

  11. Yay for unemployment! (But it took this long to get it?! Holy forever, batman.)

    Yay for a video! Loved seeing you. That Donkey Guy is pretty funny.


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