If ever a week was about to do me in, this would be that week. If I could go back in time and talk to myself last week at this time here is what I would say.
“Girlfriend, deciding to paint an entire backhouse in the name of distracting yourself from going to Target is a bad idea. It is evident that someone who puts off cleaning the bathrooms until the last possible disease-filled moment isn’t necessarily a good candidate for undertaking a massive home improvement project.”
I was actually doing pretty well until Wednesday came along and then I reached my limit because I tried to do too much. I spent the morning helping out in Caroline’s classroom, went to the grocery store, came home and started painting the house, went inside to make Rice Krispy treats for Caroline to take for snack, painted some more, cooked meatloaf for dinner, got Caroline bathed and in bed, and then went to Bible study while simultaneously suffering from massive PMS.
And now I would just like to crawl in bed for a week with a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup the size of my head and all the American Idol that’s waiting for me on my DVR.
So you may be wondering what any of this has to do with fashion.
Yesterday, Angie Smith from Bring The Rain posted a precious video and in this video she called out to me for some scarf-tying assistance. I love Angie and I am never one to turn down a sister in a time of fashion need, so I called Gulley and asked her if she’d like to come over and videotape me doing a scarf-tying demonstration.
Because what else could Gulley possibly have going on that’s more important than that? Feeding her family? Taking care of her children?
She came over and we basically made the most amateur video known to man. The lighting is horrible, there’s a continual clunking sound which I think is her wedding ring hitting the camera, and I sound like I have a lisp every time I say “scarf” or “issues”.
I realize that after that build up, you are dying to see it and, in all honesty, I have never worked so hard to make a big goob out of myself on the internet because I have tried (UNSUCCESSFULLY!) to upload the aforementioned video for the last twelve hours.
I’d like to blame Youtube or Vimeo, but the problem lies somewhere with my camera and my computer and my intellect. However, I have called in technical support that will be arriving later this morning and I will either get the video to work or I will make a brand new one.
It will not beat me.
And I wish in the meantime I could offer some other brilliant fashion advice, but I am completely unprepared because I put all my eggs in the scarf-tying video basket.
I could not be sorrier for my lack of technical skills and abilities and the minions of Satan who have taken over the iMovie feature of my Macbook.
Just know that I will have a video up before the day is over and hopefully it will be about tying scarves.