Situation: CHAOS

By PaisleyJade - Monday, June 08, 2009

Warning: Chaos at my place.

My sewing machine crafting table thingy (that hubby has promised to do-up for me someday) is overflowing at the moment... it looks so bad that I didn't dare take a photo to show you. I have too many projects going at once... and nothing seems to be working out.

I am trying to stock up the PaisleyJade shop but instead feel like throwing my sewing machine in the creek and biffing my crochet hooks in the loo. My scarves aren't working out and my current beanie looks like it will be size XXXXXXL. And the saddest of all, my drug smuggling monkey still only has one eye!

And that's just the crafting department... we've had cat poo dramas, lost socks, chewed toy dramas, sneaky mice visitors, giant piles of washing to fold (like this one), shrinking jumpers and ripped boxer shorts... and did I mention that our house feels like there are 324 kids that live in it?

Aaaahhhhh... the serenity of life. It reminds me of this obscure scripture in the Bible, Proverbs 14:4...

"Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest."

I don't know what you think of that verse, but to me it speaks volumes.

To have oxen, you will have a messy stable... if you want a clean stable, don't have oxen.... to have a life in which there is family, friends, creativity of some sort etc, you will have mess, clutter etc, but you will also have results, joy, laughs and you will truly live.

Three cheers for oxen!

p.s. if I don't make sense today, just put it down to the chaos at my place ;)

p.p.s. let me know if any stray socks turn up at your place... they may belong to our house.

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  1. Don't talk to me about mess! My goodness! I once said to a friend "excuse the mess" and he kindly said that "messiness is a sign of creativity". So I have been thinking of getting a sign made for my front door. "Please excuse the mess, it's a sign of creativity and I'm a creative genius!
    As for the socks, didn't you know that one from a pair is always biodegradable?

  2. Chaos is the word around here! :) My house is pure chaos 24-7.

  3. Exactly the same here! Both the "creating" mess and the sock situation! I'm so over the socks. They are driving me insane!

  4. So a skinny Whippet is considered an oxen then?

  5. Oh Kristy I think there is something in the air that is zapping our creativity powers! I tried knitting yesterday and every time I did two rows I ended up pulling it all out and starting over. I still haven't started my next scarf....

  6. I'll help by making an eye patch for the monkey!
    Feeling for ya, don't look at my latest post, may make you green with envy!

  7. God bless you for that scripture reference. Just what I needed to hear. :-)


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