Monday Musings ~


Cuz we’re just not quite ready for it.


The Ranch’s presence this week may be somewhat spotty and limited. A project in the studio has gone badly (no thanks to IKEA) and may restrict the ability to be online. I was lucky to find the laptop in the chaos.

And that’s only the part that was ‘spiffed’ up

Live, love, bark! 🐾

60 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~

    1. Thanks, Binky. It’s hard to be creative when your surroundings are so chaotic. But we’re moving toward with Plan B which hopefully will be completed by next week. 🤞🏻

            1. I know exactly what you mean…right down to the dust bunnies of dog hair. Oi!

  1. Lulu: “Ooh, Dada says he really likes IKEA, but he never thanks them when he’s putting something together that he got there. Usually it takes a few months for the assembly aggravation to wear off first. And that’s when it goes well!”

    1. I’ve gotten used to the pictorial instructions and most of the time it works out just fine. This time there were defective screws and no replacements to be had with IKEA. Back to the store to return the whole thing. Argh.

    1. Barely. He thought it would be a good idea laying on top of the box for a while.

  2. And THAT’s why I have at least one son… to do the putting-together of things. I have zero patience…
    As for Norman, I am totally in agreement with his desire to move forward!

    1. It’s all we can do…after a petulant teenaged-like tantrum…which I discovered does nothing for the psyche. Sigh.

  3. OH dear on the chaos! Good luck!
    That photo of Norman is so sweet, I just want to cuddle up beside him, though he takes up the whole couch. LOL!

    1. Normally I’m pretty good getting things together-this one had defective plastic screws and no replacements in the entire empire. Oh well. If that’s the worst that happens, I guess I’m in ok shape.

    1. It’s a 50 mile round trip to reach the one here and with multiple trips in the current climate of $4/gal is as maddening as defective screws. Time to go to Plan B I suspect.

  4. YIKESS Miss Monika what happened??? THE Room threw up on itself!!!!
    Wee hope you an IKEA can sort thingss out……
    An Sweet Norman wee toetallee AGREE with you ’bout Mondayss’!
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum

    1. That’s good way to put it-the room DID throw up on itself. I’ll go through and reorganize the art supplies and fall back to Plan B…as soon as I come up with a Plan B. 🙂

    1. They can be challenging, but biggest problem seems to be the quality of the hardware seems to have deteriorated on the past couple of big projects.

      1. I had already sorted out what’s needed, just need a place now to house all of it. Sitting on the floor is not the perfect option. 😇

  5. Gah! I’m so sorry you have to deal with such a mess! It would frustrate the s**t out of me too! Everyone sees Norman and his bed except me. Are my eyes really that bad, or is he kinda hidden somewhere in the chaos?

    1. {snicker} Even affable Norman couldn’t stand the chaos-hid photo was taken in the living room enjoying a peaceful moment.

    1. Norman is the most affable dog I’ve ever seen. Nothing bothers this boy. I should be more like him.

  6. that’s a cozy dog bed. Wish I could come play with you in studio. It’s satisfying to re org. a studio and oh the things you can find in there!

    1. Right now, nothing can be found-stuff is everywhere! I may steal Norman’s bed since I can’t face the day in that much chaos.

    1. Brave…perhaps but today I’m mostly VERY irritated. I’ve never encountered this problem with IKEA before and have more than a few items that have been built. It’s just frustrating.

  7. Awww, there’s handsome Norman. I just love Norman.

    Yikes on the office. I hope you get things straightened out and soon.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the pups, a smooch to Norman and a hug to you. ♥

    1. Thanks for the positive thoughts. I called customer service; there’s not much that can be done (the defective part is out of stock with no estimated date as to when it will be back). I’m torn as to waiting it out or returning. This until weighed a ton and will be really tough to load into the car to return in pieces. The boxes were bad enough.

  8. Uhoh……..well, having “been there/done that” with ordered furniture it is TRULY upsetting when you can’t get it DONE and get your “normal” back!! Hope you get help with NEW hardware soon.

    Hugs, Pam

    1. Me too. I can’t stand living in that chaos-it’s making my eye twitch.

    1. Universal biorhythms are seeming to be in disorder. Hope things on your end improve quickly and easily.

    1. Normally I do, but when you’re midway at assembly and your piece has defective hardware and you make another trip to learn replacements aren’t in stock, you get a bit cheesed off. I love making 3 trips of 50 miles round trip in $4/gal gas times. Not.

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