I am not working so my life shouldn’t be so out of control, but it is! I seem to have more to do than I have time to do it in. For one thing, I now have a social life and friends with skin. Most of that is related to selling Avon, but it is still fun to get out and about everyday.
This week I destroyed two sewing machines — well, more accuately they destroyed me. My own has a cracked bobbin holder. It didn’t survive the move. I borrowed a machine from a lady at church. It is the same model as mine, but a little older. There was one tiny difference I didn’t realize — my machine threads left to right; hers threads right to left. That tiny little thing gave me much frustration. She swapped me for another sewing machine (she teaches quilting and owns a dozen or so). This machine sewed like a dream until I broke the needle sewing elastic. The machine is a Janome and there are no needles for it on this island. That means I had Amoeba’s costume vest for My Fair Lady to finish by HAND. I designed the pattern, cut the vest out of old flour sack dish towels, and made it in 2 days. It should have taken me 3 hours max.
I have had a rush of Avon orders. I have had church commitments. I missed a church commitment yesterday while hand sewing the vest and cussing Automattic for their, “Gee your site is down, too bad” attitude. And Amoeba has had me fixing costumes and running all over the island looking for this, that and the other thing. Today I must go buy him MAKE UP! This man who will not kiss me when I am wearing lipstick wants me to get him his own!
There is a full dress rehearsal for the play tonight. I am expected to be there. This play has rearranged my life and my sleeping patterns — but at least I am sleeping. Amoeba is only getting about 4.5 hours per night. Most of this week dinner has been after 10 pm because that’s when Amoeba gets home from rehearsal.
I potted 8 rose bushes, battled hummingbird feeders, read my assigned novels and storybooks, shuttled meals to Amoeba and battled computer woes — then my website disappeared. I was already stressed before that happened!
It seems someone forgot to pay the $14.99 renewal fee for her domain name. I have the domain name registered with Automattic. Despite 3 emails and a phone call to a voice mailbox with a message that pretty much says, “We don’t really care what you need because it isn’t our department, but go ahead and tell us anyway so we can ignore you”, I didn’t get an answer until this morning — over 24 hours AFTER my blog disappeared. The answer was, “This really isn’t our problem.” However, when I told the guy what I thought of their system of “help” I received a much more compassionate answer.
Of course, by that point I didn’t need it.
At any rate, my blog is back until this time next year when I forget to pay the renewal again. My desktop computer is running again — I finally took the time to figure out why it wasn’t working since it had the info I needed to actually pay the bill. My roses are transplanted. Amoeba’s vest, suit coat and clothes are washed, mended and ready for the full-dress rehearsal tonight — and I am soon on my way to buy him pancake makeup and eyeliner (I just gave him an old tube of my lipstick). I would have ordered the face makeup and eyeliner from Avon, but he asked for it last night at dinner and I can’t get it shipped quite that quickly.