Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Never Learn

I maintain an internal dialogue, constantly telling myself what to do. I can find this interior voice very annoying, so I tend to ignore it. For example, I’ll think “Take the plates off the wall before you try to rehang the picture, or you might knock one off and break it.”  So what do I do??? I DON’T, leave them on the wall; knock one antique majolica leaf plate, newly arrived from England onto the floor, chipping it.  This is one of a matched set of four. I need it for the photo shoot of my cottage. I can’t get another; it’s an antique from England. I am an idiot. I am an idiot. I am an idiot.
Luckily, as an idiot, I have become quite accomplished at repairing a myriad of different things. I glued it back, mixed paint to the exact color of the glaze and repaired the darn thing to complete and total wonderfulness. If I had taken the two seconds necessary to remove the plate from the wall, I wouldn’t have had to:  Go to Home Depot for the glue; glue the piece back on; try to remove the paper towel I glued to my finger tips; mixed the paint; painted the crack; clean the brushes.
I wish I could say I learn from my mistakes, but since I keep repeating them all I can assume is I have a learning disability, newly acknowledged called AOAODL disorder: As One Ages, One Doesn’t Learn disorder. I believe in better living through chemicals, so I can’t wait for the pill to fix this problem. Until then, I’ll just stock up on crazy glue.

23 comments:

Cindy said...

That made me laugh...

I suggest vodka instead of crazy glue, but that's just me...

Cindy

Karen said...

Ditto, I do these things all of the time.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

So glad you started a blog. This is going to be fun, I can tell;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

Nothing a margaritta can't help ! I do that sort of thing all the time . The breakage , not the margaritta . Thats just an occasional thing.
Cute blog !
Sharon's Wannabe Cottage

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I went through all the photos (so far) of the Badass Bungalow and so loved it! I immediately thought oh...this is just like it would be to live in Florida in the 40's. So adorable. Loved every bit of it. My great grandparents had a little bungalow much like this back in the 40's in Tampa. I imagine it was like this. I'm sure it wasn't this fabulous but I'm pretending it was. I can't wait to show it to my Mom because she always has told me about her grandparent's bungalow and how happy she was when she'd go there for the summers. I'm sure she will find it delightful.

KATHY said...

I'm so happy you have a blog. I can't wait to see all your decorating.

Kathy

Victorian1885 said...

Welcome to Blog land! I look forward to following your journey. Take care.

Wanda

The enchanted home said...

Hi found you through Amy and just wanted to say hi and welcome. Started 7 months ago and am having so much fun. Enjoyed the tour of your pretty and oh so charming living room.....thanks for sharing it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That sounds like something I would do. I thought we are supposed to become wiser with age. I don't think so! Popping over from Amy's. Love your living room that she shared.

d. reyné said...

I found you through Amy as well and can't wait to see more of your fabulous home that she shared!
So... glad you decided to start a blog!
I love meeting others with shared passions!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Lol! Oh goodness! stopping by from Amy's today- she is a sweet blog friend of mine and I love your living room!! How absolutely beautiful! :)

Entertaining Women said...

Welcome to blog world. I popped over at Amy's recommendation. Your living room is delightful. I am particularly enchanted with the teal and coral built-in...ingenious design. I look forward to finding inspiration here. Cherry Kay

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I also found you through Amy. I'm looking forward to visiting you, often. I love your sense of humor so this should be fun as well as informative. Good luck.
Shannon

MaryJ said...
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MaryJ said...

HI Betsy,
I followed the link over from Amy's. I don't blog, just follow.
Look forward to seeing where you go with your blog.
All the best, Mary

janet said...

Good Morning Betsy,

I am here via Amy's lovely blog post about your home.

I admittedly know next to nothing about interior design, so I will be taking everything you say as Gospel truth. ;->

I am looking forward to seeing more of your lovely home and soaking up all of your decorating tips.

Good luck with the new blog.

Janet xox

http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

PS....I own super glue stock, I love people like you..he..he

janet said...

OMG.......Ok Betsy, I have to tell you!

I just signed up for your blog posts to be sent to my e-mail and guess what the word verification was to complete the action?

Are you ready for this........

SUCKS !

Is that too funny or what...did you have a hand in that????

I'm still cracking up! I am going to take this as a good omen.

Janet xox

http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

Passionate for White said...

Your blog is gonna be one of my favs...I just know it!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I found you over on Vanna's blog delusions of grander

Welcome aboard to us ladies in blog land

hope you have some new stuff for show & tell LOL

Janice

Betsy Speert said...

Janet, that's really funny, I had nothing to do with it, maybe it should be my new password

Juniper Hill Antiques said...

Your style is wonderful! I am becoming a fan of coastal colors, your home seems to have them incorporated. Beautiful! I have never met Amy personally, although she has always stopped by my blog and made me feel happy and welcome....such a great person she is....you were so lucky to have her input, your blog will be fabulous! P.S.....I WANT those cow paintings you have above your head in Amy's blog, I have a weakness for cows, LOVE THEM! Welcome!

Dear Lillie said...

I am laughing out loud as I read this! You are too funny!

Katie said...

It's called AOAODLI? Now I know the name of my disease!

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