Sunday, April 15, 2007

We Need the Proper Tools!

As you all know by now, if you are a regular reader of my blog, I'm a member at The Stamp Shack. Among the many benefits of membership, we get to yell and scream about things in our life that aren't working quite the way we would like them to be working. The other day it was Erin K's turn to look for sympathy because her washer and dryer are dying a slow and, for Erin, painful, death! (I don't think she published it on her blog, but go look at her marvelous cards anyway, after you finish reading this, of course!)I can totally sympathize with Erin because I've been there too. Not with a washer/dryer, but various other tools we, as homemakers, must employ in order to keep a tidy home. When our "tools of the trade" don't work, it just wears us out trying to complete the tasks at hand. Which leads me to this conclusion: men get distinguished looking as they get older because when they need a tool to complete a task, they bloody well go buy one! Am I right, ladies! You know I am. Whereas we poor, hard-working housewives and mothers continually "make-do" with our tools. And this card is a perfect example of why we look so haggard as we age. How can anyone age gracefully when we slave away and work our fingers to the bone to make sure hubby and kiddies have clean clothes to wear. Even if it means doing laundry by hand.
After reading about Erin's plight, and fight, with her washer/dryer, this image kept coming to mind, so I just had to do it. I truly hope you get the proper tools soon, Erin so that you will have more time to spend at The Shack. Show Brian this card and tell him this could be you if you keep having to work so hard!

Image is by I Brake for Stamps and she is entitled "Sexy Judy" for anyone who just can't live without her. Della has loads of humourous, seniors stamps. The paper and flower brad is from the Self-Addressed kit for April.

8 comments:

shuggy said...

omg barb! you crack me up!! love the card! i also love your mood today!!!

*giggle*

Erin K said...

Too funny!

Myrnabs said...

OMG!! This card is like looking in a mirror, BWAHAHAHAHA!! I love it! As a matter of fact, I love your work. You are extremely creative, TFS!!

Pam Speidel said...

Sexy Judy is a real HOOT!! ROFLOL! GREAT card and I've enjoyed reading your blog! You are stylin' with that awesome banner! Smiles, Pam :)

Anonymous said...

Barb, I just love your blog and your latest card is hilarious. I don't remember posing for it. Do you owe me royalty fees? LOL

Anonymous said...

That previous post was by me -- Joanne (tojoco)!

Carolyn Baker said...

Fantastic card and great article to go with it. Glad to hear that there are a lot of women in the world who feel the same as I do most days. TFS your creativity!

Jami Speidel said...

This card is too funny!!! I love the layout and your coloring! Great work!