Quick Inspiration

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

I’m not normally one for chatting about my personal life. Especially on a blog. Especially on this blog because this blog is supposed to be about JOANN and all the fun stuff I find in the store.

But it’s been, what? Like 3 weeks… or maybe more… since I’ve shared, well, anything, here on this blog. At first it was just a matter of life getting in the way but now I feel like a deer in the headlights. Frozen. I gotta get moving again so here it is. Feels like I’m starting all over again.

I’ll start with the ‘Bad News’ first

Over the last 3+ weeks I’ve:

  • been without Internet for 5 or 6 days, requiring me to spend 4 hours on the phone with Spectrum and an entire morning waiting for their tech to show up, and 2 full days catching up on my other website.
  • been without an oven/stove for 14 days, requiring me to come up with some way to feed everyone breakfast, lunch and dinner that doesn’t involve cooking or fast food and spend 2 mornings waiting for a new stove to be delivered and hooked up.
  • been having a final showdown with Uncle Sam that started in 2017, requiring me to spend approximately 6 hours on the phone – so far.
  • been battling a toothache that feels like someone is driving railroad spikes in my mouth, requiring two trips to the dentist’s office and the offensive tooth is still in my mouth!
  • been working around 40 hours a week at my ‘part-time’ job at Joann, requiring me to sleep when I get home instead of hitting the sewing table.

The ‘Good News’ Is…

  • We have Internet!
  • We have a brand new stove!
  • Uncle Sam has finally agreed that he owes me money!
  • The tooth will be gone on June 30!


I’ve been promoted to Full-Time Key Holder at Joann! And I got a raise! Which means I’ll have even more money to spend on…


I’m having a great day, today, and I hope you are, too. Stay tuned and make sure you’re following my page on Facebook! I’m getting ready to release my first free pattern!

Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat!

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