Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WOYWW I am so late.

I am so very late today, and not just for WOYWW either. I was lying in bed this morning, reading my book and planning my WOYWW post when my phone started ringing. It was the chairlady of the school's Student Representative Council. She wanted  to know if I was still coming with them for the yearly outing to Gold Reef City (a local amusement park).  I told her that I definately would be there at 9, because the park only opens at 10 and it is about 30 minutes drive from the school. She said: "Mevrou, we are all at school already, we were supposed to leave at 7h30.' I nearly died right there and then, told her to give me 20 minutes and went into full scale freak out mode!!! I HATE being late for anything. I think it is just plain rude and disrespectful towards other people, so you can just think how I felt.
It  took me a whole 15 minutes to bath, wash and dry my hair and drive to school. The girls luckily had a sense of humour and were very amused to find out their teacher can be human too.
 So, thats why I could not post this morning as planned. Some of you might remember that I was 'thrown out' of my craftroom when my DD moved back home in November, well, she has since found a flat near her school and has moved out again, so I get to move back into my craftroom. Yay! I decided that all the missmatched furniture needed a whitewash to make them look the same and the painter finished painting today while I was out. The first picture is of the room that I used while DD was here with all my craft stuff piled on the floor.
 The next two pictures show my brand new (some of it very old LOL) painted furniture. I can not wait to start moving everything back in tomorrow and maybe I can even start creating by the weekend.
Remember to visit Julia, the queen of the WOYWWers and join in the fun of looking at all the wonderfully talented people the world over's desks.
Have a great week and maybe I will have something more interesting to show next week.

50 comments:

  1. I hate being late for things too. Your room will look lovely with all that white washed furniture. x Jo

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  2. Ek is seker jy kan nie wag om alles weer op hulle plekke te he nie. Ek hoop jy het na al daardie gejaag jou dag geniet.

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  3. Looking forwards to seeing your new finished craft room. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoyed your day out. Hugs Erika.

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  4. I'm with you, I do NOT like being late for anything! Congratulations on getting your space back, and to your dd for getting her own, as well!

    :)trisha, #122 this week with another quilted inchie charm (link)

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  5. Oh dear. Not the perfect start to the day. I hope you enjoyed it anyway.
    I love the white furniture. How lovely it will be to be back in your own space. Can't wait to see what you crate in there. Kate x #69

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  6. Can't wait to see the craftroom all finished. Furniture looks so nice and clean.

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  7. Another one here that believes on being on time. As far as your room, it is starting to look nice. The furniture is lovely. dani#33

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  8. Isn't it great that students somehow think their teachers have superpowers? And how happy they are when they find out we don't? From one teacher to another - it takes superpowers to admit you're human. :)

    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Zildara #86

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  9. Bless you What a start to the the day.. you got there that's the main thing... can't wait for that yummy ctaft room to come together.. Hugs May x x xx#5

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  10. Nothing worse then the feeling of realising you are late!!! Loving your newly painted room and furniture. Quite a few woyww are having makeovers, looking forward to the pics.
    Sandra @32

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  11. Arrggghhh! I hate that feeling of being late too, but being panicked and late is just the worst! Hope the day got better for you and you had fun. Sorry to shock you even more by mentioning the C word!! Every card I've made this week has been for that big event at the end of the year (seven this week so far), and I don't know why, lol! Glad you're getting your craft room back and such a great idea to get it all together how you want it and not just moving straight back in. Hope it stopped snowing!! Is it still cold?? It's warmer here so you're welcome any time!

    Hugs
    Brenda 5

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  12. dont you just hate being late!
    But at least you get a new room to play with
    thanks for sahring
    janet #9

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  13. it's going to look great by next week! keep us posted!
    Lindsay #25

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  14. I hate being late too!!
    Your room will look awesome! The stuff you have in there, the organization and stuff will be wonderful with the "new" white stuff!
    xxDaniella#24

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  15. I don't like being late either, so lucky they had a sense of humour :) You won't know yourself having all that room back again, especially with nicely painted furniture. Just tell DD to stay in her flat. I told my daughter that once she moved out that would be it but it backfired. She won't move out!!
    Have a great week.
    Von #27

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  16. Oh Tertia, I can't wait to see your newly designed new again room!! I hope it's up and running by next WOYWW so you can post pics!

    And I hope that after your late start, you had a blast at the amusement park!

    The tutorial about coloring on glitter is up now if you're still interested!

    Amy E. #4
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com


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  17. I hate to be late too Teria...and here I am visiting on a Friday! Can you forgive me?
    I hope so reading you're post made me chuckle...see I'm human too ;D
    How exciting moving back into your creative space again!
    Can't wait to see the progress reports as and when....Good Luck!
    Thanks for popping over to my place...have a wonderful weekend ~ Neesie #30

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  18. hehee...I've done that...and then the rush to find those lost minutes/ hours! Loving your room! Loving your new fabulous white stuff...I want it!! Have a great week, sorry for the late comment...don't think I've slept since Tuesday! very busy week! Have a great crafting week, Happy WOYWW
    Lyn #13

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  19. Blasted Blogger is playing up again today, Tertia, and not letting me see ANY of your photos! I'll kee trying though.

    I hate days like that too, being terribly late and getting into panic mode. Hope it all worked out OK in the end.

    Thanks for your lovely comment - I was amused because you remind me of me (see my description of myself in my blog header lol lol!!) I am soooo easily waylaid!

    I'll pop back again later and see if Beastly Blogger is playing ball or not.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #10

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  20. Success! The pics are up now. The furniture looks GREAT!!! It's amazing what a lick of paint will do, isn't it. I think there's an epidemic of clearing/tidying/revamping craft rooms going on at the moment - maybe it's something to do with the awful weather and the seasons being all haywire, but call it summer cleaning instead of spring cleaning lol?

    Shoshi #10

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  21. I do like the white furniture. I giggled with your story about not being late. We always put that added stress on ourselves to not let others down but sometimes we are just "human". The cross in your last post is such a beautiful gift. We are always Totally Accepted by Him.
    Blessings, Lisa

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  22. Hi Tertia, what a bad start to the day you had, hope you enjoyed it anyway - it did make me giggle though..... Lovely to get your craft room back again, the white will make it very light and lovely. Thanks for your visit too. Anne x #59

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  23. I May not be late but I am intermittent due to internet problems. Thanks for stopping by and I did leave my LO as it was. Your new room looks delightful. BJ #46

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  24. Great story about being late...I can so relate to that now days. Like the looks of the new paint job, walls, and furniture. I am hoping to get my room done in the next couple weeks too! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog. Vickie #38

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  25. Lol! So funny! Bet the kids applauded when you got to the school! I love your craft space, it will look amazing. I see what you mean about there being a cleaning frenzy in WOYWW land!

    Thanks for your comments on my page.
    Kyla #52

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  26. It's amazing how the white paint has unified the whole look of the room - you're going to have such fun putting everything back!!
    Your story of being late fills me with heeby-jeebies..whenever I'm stressed, I have the 'being late for a band concert' dream.... *shivers*....it's a real nightmare!
    Hugs, LLJ #72 xxxx

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  27. haha that is too funny about being late. Thanks for sharing, I needed that laugh. I cant wait to see the new revamped room
    Bridget #42

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  28. Oh so frazzling to have to rush! I have eliminated "run", "hurry", "dash" from my vocab.Love the look of the painted furniture.Guess it's good to paint it while the room is like this. Looking forward to seeing it when you've done!

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  29. I can't wait to see your craft room finished! You've done a fab job so far on the whitewash of the furniture. :)
    Deeyll #128

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  30. How embarrassing about the school trip! I'm very late with my visiting this week - too busy making wedding stationery! Happy belated WOYWW.
    Bernice #8

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  31. Thanks for coming by to visit me! I've enjoyed the return visit here. You painted the perfect picture of the early morning phone call and your mortification! I can SO relate; I hate being late, too!

    How fun that you get your craft room back and it looks like a huge room and you'll have all that beautiful freshly painted furniture and you have fab paper storage racks ... can't wait to see it all put together! Enjoy! Darnell #53

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  32. Oh dear. That's got to be the definition of being on the back foot!
    It will be nice to have your room back again no doubt. Thank you for leaving a lovely comment for me - I'm late too, being stuffed up with a cold which is behaving oddly. It started in the chest and has moved to my head and nose. I call it rising damp!
    See you next week,
    Ros. #14

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  33. OH no Tertia, I know exactly what you mean about not being late, I’m exactly the same and the trouble with getting a rude awakening when you’re relaxing like that is that it usually puts you out for the rest of the day. I hope you managed to enjoy the amusement park and had a good scream on all the rides.
    Your new, ‘old’ furniture is looking great after its makeover and I’m sure that you’re going to be spending many happy hours in there with your crafty stash.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
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  34. How exciting to be having your craft room back again. We love the whitewashed furniture. Thanks for visitng the bears

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  35. Bet you were just beside yourself till you got that outing behind you....
    Oh your room is going to look beautiful... can't wait to see the pic of it put togehter..
    Keep us posted will you!!
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog too!!

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  36. How wonderful you get your space back again but not the same, better than it was before. Freshly painted and revamped, lucky you.

    I understand exactly where you are coming from not wanting to be late with anything. Glad you pulled yourself together and made it.

    Thanks for visiting me
    Eliza #102

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  37. I can feel your pain. I hate being late also. My ex-husband always made a point of being late, would drive me nuts. I'd even set all the clocks ahead just to get him somewhere close to on time. Your room will be lovely when finished, can't wait to see it. Thanks for visiting my blog. You are now entered in the drawing. Good Luck!

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  38. Oh what a terrible start to your day ... glad you got there in the end and all was well. You must be itching to get everything on to your storage pieces - it will be lovely when finished - I look forward to seeing it. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #120 x

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  39. Hi there and I too hate to be late - hope you enjoyed the day once you got there!!! I think your craft room is going to look super - I like the whitewashed furniture. I wish my room was more streamlined but part of it has to stay as a bedroom when my eldest son and family visit. Guess though I should just be happy with what I have. Thanks for visiting me, I have enjoyed reading some of your earlier posts. Anne x ~89

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  40. Hi Tertia - I am late too this week! It must be catching. Thank you for popping to visit me. I look forward to seeing how you get on reclaiming your craft space. The whitewashed furniture is a great start and a great idea too. Belated WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 18

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  41. Funny story! I taught Kindergarten for 30 and used to have field trip nightmares during which I would lose children. Luckily never lost anyone in real life! Thanks for stopping by. Barb

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  42. Have fun putting your craft space back together with the furniture all matching. It can be so disruptive to move out of your space (I did it earlier this summer) and so great to be back in business. :) Thanks for visiting my blog already. ~ Laura #124

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  43. It's always exciting to redo an art/craft room. You find materials that you may have forgotten and/or you see them in a new light, so it regenerates your creative juices. Blessings!

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  44. Oh what a panicky start to your day! I hate being late for things too so can empathise with how you must have been feeling! I hope you had a lovely day once your heart rate had come down! What a fun start to getting your craft room how you want it. Can't wait to see it all come together! A very belated happy WOYWW to you!

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  45. I hate being late too! Fabulous looking storage, old looks way better than new! Happy belated WOYWW.

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  46. Hello!

    Wow! 15 minutes is record breaking - I'm impressed! :<) Can't wait to see your new white craft room this week on WOYW?W - it will be spectacular I'm sure! Wishing you happiness today!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  47. I hope the move into your craft room goes well. Can't wait to see it finished. LisaDV

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  48. And you thought you were late ... here it is nearly Tuesday and I am just now visiting, lol! Good job on getting to the school in such a short amount of time! And how fun to redo your craft room! You will probably find some forgotten treasures when putting everything back!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    xoxo Karen

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  49. I'm returning your visit on TUESDAY! Talk about late! lol
    Love the little peek of the "Keep CALM and Carry On" canvas. :):)
    Can't wait to see your finished craftroom!
    Hugs,
    Roudi #129

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  50. I'm like Roudi - visiting on Tuesday, a whole week after the event, so don't worry about being late! You did make me chuckle with your tale of the day...

    Looking forward to seeing your lovely creating space once its done! Thanks for stopping by.

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