Friday, February 18, 2011

It's a Good Thing My Mom Lives Abroad

Hola & Hello Friends,
I wanted to share some news that may be upsetting to some of you, as it has caused me untold grief. Viewer discretion is advised.

On Monday, September 14th, a great loss occurred in Studio K (a.k.a my craft room). I hadn't been in my craft room for awhile, cuz my mom had been in town for a while & had been staying with me for the past few days. On Sunday, I took her to the airport & she flew back home. Anyhoo, I went in to Studio K to spend a lovely crafternoon when I noticed IT was GONE!

So I immediately wrangled up the usual suspects & lined them all up. I demanded to know the whereabouts of my treasured Anna cup. Of course all three looked at me like deer in the head lights & denied they did or knew anything about the disappearance. I briskly pointed to the wall hanging that reads "If Mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!" and asked again. I got the deer in the head lights look again. Then my little one said, "Maybe Abuelita threw it out." I gasped as this scenario because it COULD be a possibility. It could have also been a tactful way to distract me, so I told them they were still primary suspects & should not try to flee the country house. I called my mom (abroad) and here's how the conversation went:

Me: Hi mom, did you happen to see a Starbucks cup in my craft room?  (say no, say no, say no)
Mom: No, the only time I went in there was to help you clean up a bit... oh wait, you don't mean an empty cup, do you?
Me: (Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!) yes, it was empty but, but, please tell me you didn't throw it out!!!
Mom: well, i thought it was trash. it was an empty cup. You drink Starbucks almost everyday. You always leave the cups around....
Me: i have to go now...
click... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

What the H-E- double hockey sticks!!! Aggggghhhhhhhh! tear, tear, tear...

and that's why it's a good thing my mom lives abroad.
and that my glue gun only holds glue sticks.
I knew I should have bought that glass display case from Mike's.


btw, "double hockey sticks" means L L, just in case...


  1. Oh no!!!! I'm feeling your pain!! I'm sooo sorry I know from one crafter to another they just don't get it!! I'm sorry but I had to giggle while reading (but I truly am sorry she threw it away!)I know your family now can breathe again knowing their heads are not on the chopping block!!

  2. I am so sorry about your star bucks cup from anna griffin, maybe you will meet her again! Next time mom comes to visit tell her not to throw away anything in your scrap room!!!!

  3. Oh no!!!!

    Oh you poor thing.

    I bet your Mum has absolutely no idea of the gravity of what she has done.

    Michelle :-)

  4. Oh Karli, I am so sorry, I feel your loss. Poor Mom, she was only trying to be helpful.

  5. Oh shoot- were you able to rescue the cup from the craft garbage??? Well, if not, at least you do have a photo.....OMG... Mother.....!

  6. Ohhhh.....that sounds so familiar to me. Could have been my Mum you been talking about. I love to have millions of little notes around me, where I just put ideas on, that pop in my head. And Mum has thrown lots of them away, thinking they were just scraps of paper. Or she picked up little pieces of plastics laying around in the boys room, not being able to tell, what they were. Well they ended up being parts of toys or lego.
    Now she is not allowed to pick up anything in this place without me knowing about it. *lol*

    So, you see. I know exactly what you are going through right now. *wink*

    Big hugs,

  7. Oh no but you still have the pictures so instead of framing the cup you can frame a layout of your memories. Your so funny how you put it in words lol

  8. ohhhhh noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! parents, they just don't understand...LOL!!

  9. oh noooo! that's terrbile! did you go digging in the trash? i SOOO would have! did you explain to her why you were aksing?


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