Life & Duct Tape

Duct tape can fix anything…?

Or can it? Duct tape, which was originally created for duct work, supposedly can fix anything. {Does not hold tile up, even for trial look.} But can it fix life? Right now, after a long day of sanding yesterday and an interesting night, I am contemplating duct tape on my kids.

I just hate {too strong maybe} when my children do not listen and I am not feeling good. My mom, who is amazing, tells me they act up because they sense things are off in relationships and they always know when to push your buttons. Life {children} today is pushing buttons and I am just tired & hurt to deal with it…that is where the duct tape comes in. You always see in the movies duct tape over peoples mouths to keep them quiet, sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I could do that with the kids.


Why my life needs duct tape…sinuses roaring from the sanding dust and some slight staining fumes from yesterday, sleeping way to hard until 5:30am {too many pillows, crick in my neck} and waking up to a smoky smell and a weird ticking. I was so exhausted from yesterday I kept on falling asleep while my brain tried to figure out the smell & noise. God must have been working overtime last night. I came downstairs to one of my burners on the stove in the ignite position and flames shooting up. The God part was the loaves of bread were on the other side of the stove. That explained the sound, the smell was my cast iron which was half over the burner. It started after 2:30am when my hubby leaves for the weekend job. Our 11 month old lab/shepherd mix likes to get into mischief, and he is very talented and smart. {He can also open the back door to get IN the house.} He apparently thought there was something good on the stove and hit the knob. I turned it off and went back upstairs to see a very guilty Mishka laying on the floor. His mischievousness is also why he is locked upstairs with us at night. Which my hubby forgot to do. {He apparently got into the bathroom garbage too and ate half of it, gross.}

Which brings me back to wishing you could fix life with duct tape.

Dust Everywhere

So I had a choice to make this morning, work on N’s bed or my closet for my clothes. Hmm toys out of the living room or my clothes where they belong??? The organize freak is saying clothes, the mom is saying get those toys out of the living room. Guess what? “Mom” won out.

So I spent my day working on N’s bed. Did you know that polyshades {stain & varnish in one} is awesome IF you know you are going to want it that color for eternity AND do not plan on reusing the wood. N’s bed is a loft style bed, we got the plans from The Design Confidential.


It is awesome and easy to make. We had some sturdy 4×4’s already that we decided to reuse. We built it over a year ago and I am just now getting to finish it. I decided to stain & varnish {Kona} it…one problem. Those previously mentioned 4×4’s which were a blessing ended up to be not so great. They had been coated with a polyshade AND multiple coats of floor varnish. Not sure at all what I was thinking. This is what I have removed so far…


Tomorrow I get to run to the hardware store and get more sandpaper { thank God for my new orbital sander} and some varnish for it…and then clean the dust.