Today I am busy

Today I was going to write a post about doing something but now I’m not, because I’m busy doing something else. That happens every once in a while.

And as it happens I’m doing something I’ve already told you about in the past, otherwise I’d do what I always do.  Do a post on what I’m doing.

Even though there’s only a few weeks of real winter left (I’m sticking with that ludicrous statement) we had to have some wood delivered to ensure I didn’t go SnowSad.

SnowSad – (def) A condition wherein the sufferer gets really sad when there’s snow, but no wood for a fire.  Snowsad.

So I had a couple of cords of wood delivered yesterday which isn’t going to stack itself. Unless I’m very stern and cross with it, and I don’t like to be that way. So I’ll be stacking and splitting some wood today.

I’m gonna be honest with you here. That’s not going to take me all day.

I’m using it as an excuse. You know. To get out of writing a post.

There’s only one problem with my plan. It would appear … that I am currently writing a post.

I don’t like to leave you with absolutely nothing, so I have for you these pictures I found on the Internet.  I’ll probably do something exactly like this for my wood pile.






And I know you like to leave laughing so I’ll finish up this post I’m “not writing” with a knock knock joke.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Wood who?

Wood you open the door already you raving lunatic?  I’ve been out here for an hour.  You know it’s me.  Why are you acting so crazy?  Have you joined a gang?  You can tell me.  Have you?  Well then you’re on drugs.  LEMME IN.



  1. Christie says:

    You are absolutely killing me with this post! Thanks for the laughs. (Also, I have the SnowSad right now. Could you send some of that chopped up, nicely stacked wood my way?).

  2. Erin Q. says:

    Have you seen this, Karen? So cute.

  3. Barbie says:

    I want to see a picture of what you do k?

  4. Chau says:

    Karen, have fun with your wood.

  5. Marti says:

    (Warning: the following is an unpaid testimonial for TADS blog.)

    Now that I’m in the middle of the second round of this head cold, I have to say THANK HEAVENS for the soup recipes on this blog. I am so tired of chicken soup that I could scream, so what have I done? I’ve pulled out some Fire Broth that was resting in the back of the fridge. It tastes wonderful after the blandness of chicken soup for days on end. And if I finish it all off, I have plenty of carrots for another bath of Szechuan Carrot soup. Someday these sniffles will be gone and I’ll go back to real food but until then, I’m far less bored than I might have been… at least foodwise. Hurray TADS!

  6. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Sorry you couldn’t write a post today..(you know every time you tell us that you end up writing one anyway)..Now that you have shown us this awesome wood stacking art we will be expecting to see something amazing from our leader..that would be you..Don’t over-do it..takes lots of breaks with hot cocoa..Stay is freakin frigid and high winds here today..I’m staying in but I do remember those wood stacking days..

  7. White says:

    Much edited version of classic Cheech and Chong:

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    It’s Dave, man, I’ve got the stuff.
    Yeah, it’s Dave.
    Dave’s not here.

  8. Janet says:

    Can’t wait to see a photo of your snowsad cure.
    (aka. woodpile). Have a fun day creating.

  9. Maryanne says:

    If anyone could make stacking wood into art Karen, it would be you! Hopefully no sore muscles tomorrow!

  10. Isabel says:

    I never knew you could do art with a woodpile!!!!!!!

  11. Lynne says:

    Today is another snow day snow day snow freaking snow day! Seriously. Do kids EVER go to school when you live in the country? I give up. I would sell my first born for a trip to Barbados right now. Yup. How desperate is that? :)
    Lynne xx
    PS. GORGEOUS wood piles. My wood is jealous. It just gets thrown around all willy nilly.

  12. Erin says:

    Definitely hiding these pictures from my man. The tree is gorgeous but I can see him spending waaaay too much time recreating this.

    Happy stacking…and whatever else you’re up to!

  13. vicki says:

    I live in the “south”, Asheville North Carolina. Our definition of snowsad is different here. Promises and threats of snow that never comes. Rain and cold, but no snow.

  14. Langela says:

    That first photo is awesome. Having said that, the person who did that has waaaayyy too much time on his/her hands!

  15. Linda says:

    Hey, that owl wood pile looks just like mine. Ha. Ha. Mine is actually starting to fall over now, and looks pretty sad and small. Please come soon spring.

  16. RosieW says:

    Add more images of the wondermous woodpiles, Karen. They are so wonderful. I sent pics to the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center here, hoping they’ll get a group to do something like this. They have many acres of woods, naturally have limb drop, etc. I’d love one on my property even though I only have a fake gas logs fireplace.

    Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA

  17. Mary Werner says:

    Love the picture of the tree stack – someone has a lot of time on their hand – probably snowed in and used it as a cure for snowsad disease. I guess that is what I have since I wake early and sit in the dark looking at my laptop and watching the world get busy. I guess it is snowsad but being I live in Florida it may be that I saw too many pictures of snow and have instead contracted sympathy snowsad. Either way, a coffee and some Art of Doing Stuff should cheer me right up.

  18. Bonnie says:

    I know you are busy, but….

    Knock, knock.

    Who’s there?


    “To” who?

    No, no, no. It’s “To Whom.”

  19. Lynn Marsh says:

    You never fail to make me laugh, Karen! :) Thank you!

  20. karenagain says:

    Honey thinks Tuesdays are laundry days. I actually do it all on Tuesday but it only takes til noon. Then I drink gin and juice all afternoon.

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