Posted on 12 Comments

Try not to panic

Nobody panic

There’s been a terrible development in my kitchen. The box of Dr. Pepper? It’s empty. I peered inside, felt around with my hand, picked it up and shook it. Confirmed. We are all out of Dr. Pepper.


I’m going to try to soldier on, and finish this post without my fizzy brown companion, but I must warn you, my prose may just fall flat. Please continue reading at your own risk.

One Object 365 Days: 116/365 04/25/08

No doubt at the moment may of you are thinking, “what’s the big deal? why doesn’t she just run out to the supermarket?” Oh, I would have done that hours ago, if not for my five-year-old. Last year at this time, we suspected he had seasonal allergies. Today, his constant sniffling and watery little bloodshot eyes confirm it. I let him stay home from school this morning, and looking at him now, I can’t really justify taking him out to the food store either.  His appearance is made all the more pathetic by the band-aid he insists on wearing across the bottom of his nose.  I don’t know how it really can be helpful, but it makes him feel better and provides comic relief for me – what more can you ask for? 😀

I have a few other errands I wish I could run, including a trip to the post office. I packed some orders this morning (I am totally kicking butt with order processing, packing, and shipping this week!) and missed the postal pickup by about 30 seconds, darn it. Mailman came early. I’ve got a nice little pile of packages here by the front door that will have to sit there until tomorrow now. Unless Neil can get home before the post office closes… (Reading this Neil? Think you can manage? The happiness of ten polymer clay addicts is in your hands. )

In other news…

Favorites week of April 21

it’s Flickr Friday, and these are my favorites. It’s too bad that some people “opt out” of being included in the mosaics. It always makes me sad to see big empty spaces in my favorites mosaics [not as sad as being out of Dr. Pepper, though.  It’s a low-grade sadness 😉 ].  I can tell you that the current whitespace is supposed to contain a Drew University building and a patchwork tote bag. You can also click on the image or just go directly to my favorites stream and poke around to see for yourself.

We have 40-something participants in the sheet swap so far – very cool! I plan to close comments to that post sometime this evening, so if you want in, make sure you post a comment soon!

The color challenge for March/April is coming to a close, and I’ve decided to do the judging sometime this weekend. If you haven’t already posted your kelly green creations, you’ve got only a day or so to do it!

Happy weekend!  I hope the weather will be pleasant where you are.  We’re getting chilly rainy days, which don’t do much for me, but will probably make Allergy Boy more content…


Sign up for occasional Polka Dot Cottage news and get a coupon for 10% off your next order!

Don't worry, we won't bother you more than once or twice a month!

Posted on 12 Comments

12 thoughts on “Try not to panic

  1. OH NO!!! Out of soda? That truly is tragic.

    Your poor little one! I hope his allergies ease up a bit. I feel for him.

    I do have something for the kelly green challenge, but my pictures are coming out AWFUL! 🙁

    1. Well, I only had to survive for another 3 hours or so before I was able to replenish my supply 🙂

      The little guy is still oozey, but hopefully tomorrow’s rain will help him feel better!

      Good luck with those pictures. I’ll probably be closing the challenge tomorrow morning. I’m ready for the next color!

  2. NO DR PEPPER???? aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    you poor thing. I will drink 4 or 5 to make up for your loss. Will that help?

    1. Oh, yes, thank you 😀

      1. ok…I am now officially Dr Pepper logged 😉

        wow, I don’t think I have ever drank that many in such short of time. I take it Neil came to the rescue?

        1. Yep. Made it to the post office with 10 minutes to spare, and then I high-tailed it over to the supermarket. I had to stick a can in the freezer so it would be cold enough to drink with supper 😉

          1. “I had to stick a can in the freezer so it would be cold enough to drink with supper”

            said like a real Dr Pepper addict!

  3. hello! i don’t speak very well your langage, i am fabienne and i make a polymere clay . je suis éblouie par ce que vous faites, c’est super. bye bye fabienne

    1. Thank you, fabienne! I don’t speak your language at all (I have to use Google to translate), so you are ahead of me! Thanks for visiting.


      Je vous remercie, Fabienne! Je ne parle pas votre langue à tous (je dois utiliser Google pour traduire), si vous êtes devant moi! Merci pour visiter.

  4. Hello from France (again I can see Fabienne was here before me !!) — what a lovely blog you have !!!
    you were recommended to me by Toni/simple sparrow for things I’d like to purchase… however what you told her didn’t appear in your bookstore… would you be nice enough to contact me by email as i can see any email address here to reach you… thanks. happy weekend 🙂

    See what Valerie has been blogging about: j’aurais pu

    1. Thank you, Valerie, for the nice comment! I just emailed you about the magazine in question. Thanks for dropping by!

  5. […] says, as she sips her homemade blueberry-lime-infused water, having completely cured herself of her well-documented Dr. Pepper addiction [woo […]

Leave a comment!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.