Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ape Runs - News at Eleven



THIS is a happy woman! Just LOOK at that cute apron. Do NOT look at the following items:

1. Wayward garden hose under feet.

2. Empty LARGE pot that should have flowers, or at least weeds.

3. Pitiful, nearly non-flower bed right behind me.

4. Driveway and sidewalk with leaves blown all over. (Don't call me if you want to stage photos of your home.)

5. 500 mosquito bites on legs. It was mosquito Thanksgiving yesterday and I didn't get the memo. The party raged on until they were all drunk. It was complete debauchery. I'm not attending next year.

But DO notice this really spiffy apron I'm wearing. I ordered it from "A Georgia Farmwoman" at Life On a Southern Farm. She makes them out of feed bags and they are plastic. I have been SERIOUSLY wanting a plastic apron. I blew the last one out and it just couldn't be saved.

And, frankly, life has been detestable without a plastic apron. Desperate, despicable, desolate, dire.

Or maybe just damp.

I have to bathe dogs, wash a car, and occasionally, when we run out of paper plates, I have to wash dishes. So I love plastic aprons.

And this apron, THIS apron was made by someone I admire for her practical farm skills and kind ways. (And I have two other VERY SPECIAL aprons made by my sweetie friend, Diane, who is an apron maker extraordinaire. And the truth is, one of those aprons is Hannah-Bo's. And I borrow it all the time whether she wants me to or not. And this is the same Diane who drove all the way across town to celebrate Hannah's scholarship with us while wearing an apron. A DARLING apron. That's why we're friends. We might both be buried in our aprons. But not while we're still alive.)

And if you click on the photo and see the full size you will be frightened by my face looming into your screen. When you are over that, look at what the apron says: Pen Pals! How did she work THAT out?

Don't you want one now? Maybe I should have gotten two. You're probably gonna buy them all up.

Copyright 2009

43 comments:

  1. this is just a flat out shallow comment: you are WAY younger than your profile picture portrays. (wow that is a lot of p's in one sentence)

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  2. I love it. Fabulous. You have really made me smile with your photo. Awesome (in one word!) I will definitely use you for an apron goddess and link up with Farm Woman's site!

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  3. Cheeses and Rice ! I blew that sucker up and the first thing I saw was a giant green Anaconda at your feet ! "Be still, my thumping heart !!!"

    I love love LOVE that apron - and I love that big ol' smile on your sweet face as well!
    I'm heading straight over to see if I can't get me one of them things! (the APRON you silly woman... not the smile! I already have one of them.)

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  4. Robynn,
    I love the picture!
    It looks right spiffy on you!
    I guess now you will get busy with the dog bath,car washing,dish washing, etc...LOL..
    Thanks Robynn.
    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  5. Ah aprons. I adore them. Sadly I am very lazy, and almost never stop and take the time to put them on before I tackle my messes. My current plan is to make an apron that is so cute my lazy powers can't resist it, and fail horribly under the cuteness of said apron. We'll see if it works. It would be nice to not have to wash so many clothes. Cute apron, BTW.

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  6. thank you Robynn for always starting my day with a smile and a giggle,... I really enjoy how you write. But even nicer is that wonderful smile of yours! Happy day to you!

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  7. Like the picture the Do's and dont's were really cute. i am sure alot of people went through and looked at everything. lol (i did)

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  8. Well, first of all, Robynn, you look really cute--mosquito bites and all! LOL And, yes, you do look younger than your profile picture.

    Secondly, I like your apron. I guess I'm going to have to get in the habit of wearing aprons.

    Thirdly your house looks really nice. I've always wanted a more substantial roof like you have and garage doors with windows. Maybe some day.

    And lastly, your post had me chuckling from the first to the last sentence! Love your humor!

    You rock!

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  9. You're beautiful!

    I think it's funnier to see chicken feed on your apron. Because isn't that what you work for? ;)

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  10. Robyn,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and encouragement from yesterday. I am new to all this blogging stuff and your comment made my day;)........It's early in South Carolina and this was a great way to start the school day.

    Also,

    I love your apron and your picture. Who would look at the yard and sidewalk when your standing there so happy in your new apron? Your beautiful! and your apron is too!

    Again,

    Thank you

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  11. Not only is it a great apron, but one heck of a testimonial !

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  12. You look so cute in that apron! I always wear an apron when I groom my dogs. I get soaked when I bathe them. You gave me the idea of wearing a plastic apron! Who would have thought,dughhhhh!

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  13. ahh... a plastic apron - what a great idea! Looks cute too.

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  14. Love your cheerful face - and that apron is brilliant too!

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  15. Cute picture! The apron is adorable!

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  16. Such joy on a Monday!!!! Love it! Your beautiful face and smile have made my day!!! And as usual, you have given me a wonderful chuckle!!! I have several oil-cloth aprons ...are they similar to "plastic" aprons??? I love them, and consider them fashion accessories...I have worn them around our neighborhood frequently... but never across town...didn't know that was kosher...Looks like you may have just started a new fashion rage! Love you!

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  17. Oh! That is so very cute!

    What a great idea for Mother's Day (hint to my husband). :)

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  18. Love that apron .. personally I wipe my hands on my jeans ... I know if I had an apron I would still do that cause I wear a rubber glove on one hand while washing/cleaning with the ungloved hand .. I do not know why, I am guessing my brain is mis-wired or something ...

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  19. I love the apron and I love your face...you're beautiful! I love aprons too, they make me feel domestic..you know "Leave It To Beaver homemaker-like". They are just fun and what a great idea to wash the dog in it. I'd never thought of that; I just end up sacrificing anything I'm wearing!

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  20. I have never heard of such a thing!!! People are so crazy creative...

    And personally, I love the realness of your yard... anything that contains sunshine, green grass and no snow is absolute heaven in my book!!!! :)

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  21. I simply have to have one... I love aprons... have 4. No idea why but they make me feel efficient! Nothing else does.
    Your photo makes me want to run and give you a HUUGE Hug!!

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  22. That is a very cool apron. Never had a plastic one before. Need one to wear 24/7 since I seem to always dribble something down the front of me. It's a gene I acquired from my father.

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  23. You look great! And I agree with most of the readers here, you are much younger than your profile picture!! That's a very cute apron!

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  24. You are a beautiful woman! I do like the apron!!! Didn't notice any of the comments, just your beautiful smile!!!!

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  25. Wow... LOVE the pic... a different view of you. I had to go back and see your profile pic- that it was you. Not that you look vastly different... your profile pic looks like a math or science teacher and your apron pic reminds me more of a home-ec or creative arts teacher [see you are ALL that rolled into one! :-) ].
    Love the apron ...and the "pen Pals" at the top is cute...
    Now, back to the pic.... it's your eyes... and smile and face shape... you are probably a momma bear DELUXE... so soft and cuddly and nurturing, but any nefarious would-be's around your kids better watch out. I surely do love this pic of you. Funny, it feel like I know you a little better just by the gander.
    :-)

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  26. Robynn your a HOOT! I'm sitting here ROARING over your 500 SKEEEEET-ER bites! Don't head to northern Minnesota if you don't want to attend a SKEETER party there........their blood thirsty vampires there, and you can even eat them if you like...keep your mouth open long enough they'll fly right in! I know that's my ole' stomping grounds.
    Gotta check out those aprons...Humm m could add this to the Tote bag patterns out of plastic store bags.....could really go somewhere with that. Going to have to pass this on to my girlfriends that make them.

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  27. P.S. Robynn....do I have permission to post your picture in my Decorating / Craft section on my blog? I'd love to get that site posted for others...really a great link and great spring board for craft ideas.

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  28. Your posts always make me smile!!! BTW...who did your blog design? I want to makeover The Charlie Project site and have no skills as a designer at all!! :) Love the apron!!! :)

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  29. I did it .........I bought me's one of them aprons and the last one to boot! Just got have me one.

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  30. OMWORD YOU GUYS!!! I can't believe all your SWEET comments! Now listen, that profile picture was taken five years ago and I think I look way younger in it - but not according to y'all - and I thought I oughta to be arrested for false advertising (as I already told one of you).

    It's five years old because I HATE to have my picture taken. It always looks JUST like me! But I figure, ya know what? It's who I am so you may as well see the real me.

    Now how 'bout you guys? Some of you I've never seen and I would love to. We always judge ourselves way more harshly than most other people judge us. If you don't believe me, just read these comments from YOU! I certainly don't recognize myself from the things you've had to say but I can tell you see me with loving eyes and I love you, too!

    So if you're hidin'....come out come out wherever you are and show yerselves! If I can do it, you KNOW you can!

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  31. EXTRA, extra read all about it...your posted! And, Thanks for letting me.

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  32. Oh, Robynn! You always know just what to say to make me feel a thousand times better about things! I swear, I'd like to bottle your knowledge and carry it around in my pocket! Bless you friend for caring about my family!

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  33. LOVE THE APRON. YOU CRACK ME UP.

    HUGS FROM MAINE

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  34. I love it! What a great apron. I see the practicality of a plastic one, but it's also way cute. And you model it dazzlingly!

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  35. Would you stop?!? :-)!! I don't know about having a 'poet's soul', I just say what I see/think (which isn't always a good thing).
    Your kids are right. Listen to them.

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  36. You make ALL facets of life FUN Robynn!!!
    You are adorable!!!!

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  37. I love aprons too. Does your friend sell them?

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  38. You look like spring and you are lovely! Wish it looked like that here. And love the apron.

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  39. When I looked at that picture, I saw one of the most loving women I know. She is beautiful, joyful, real, and has the power to lift your heart with her smile.

    Your apron is snazzeladoodley cute! I love it.
    ~Sally

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  40. I love the apron, and you weren't kidding about those misquito bites!

    You crack me up every time I read your blog!

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  41. Oh, you look lovely and I have to have one of those if they are made by my favorite farm woman. Thanks for the info.

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  42. But you have wonderful coreopsis in your garden...

    Helen

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