Life is a mirage of ups and downs,
no matter how we spin it.
It’s Friday so rain on me and change my color
from fire engine red to blue.
Everything’s an emergency
and requires urgency,
if one falls down on the job,
they all fall down, the domino effect.
Colors get blurred,
feathers get ruffled
and lands on others.
Do your job,
be grateful you have one,
because you haven’t gotten paid yet,
So, the jokes on you.
It’s Fri-Yay fun or so I say,
so I’m starting with a cream cheese pumpkin muffin.
When all else fails, eat desert first
to put the YAYYYYY in your day!
After all STRESSED SPELLED BACKWARDS IS DESERT!
Happy Fri-Yay Funday and weekending my friends.
I know I said this already but this is the FINAL FINAL UPDATE until the finished product.
I don’t have the bandwidth to go into it but let’s just say there have been snafus every minute and tensions are high and mistakes are many and everyone wants to pass the buck.
We’re almost there but in the meantime it’s painstakingly frustrating and unbelievable.
It’s all in a days work in the life of a remodel and what can go wrong, does in construction, it’s Murphys Law but we’re
I’m staying optimistic cuz the end is near and this is generally how it goes when you’re this close to finishing.
Have a blessed weekend and remember whatever you’re going through, you’re not alone.
We all have these days.
Copyright © 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved
This made me smile today!😀💕
I love that stressed spelled backward is desserts! Yum! Great way to relieve stress! I’m adding that to my WQW post for this week.
I know right.. hahahahahahaha! Although I don’t usually advocate stuffing feelings with food… I just couldn’t resist.. Be my guest and enjoy using Marsha! ❤️
Nothing wrong with a well-earned stress dessert once in a while. 🙂
I thought all your renovations were done! Ughhh…. I’m sorry it’s not over for you yet. ❤️
Thanks so much Michele. I hate to say I have one more project after this! Thanks soooo much!!! ❤️
Keep up the optimism, Cindy, if you can. Happy Fri-Yay Funday back at you. Enjoy your weekend.
💗 Mary 💗
Thank you soooo much❣️
Happy Fun- yayy, Cindy. “I’m staying optimistic cuz the end is near and this is generally how it goes when you’re this close to finishing.” Glad to hear this. It will be so worth it once it’s done, in the meantime, keep enjoying the delicious muffins. Maybe a bit of chocolate too, since we both know how much you love chocolate .💕
Thanks Dear Grace! Right after I wrote this, I thought they might duke it out.. I think I might go buy a bunch of muffins and sweeten the day or put them in a sugar high.. haha. Thanks so much my dear friend!!! ❣️💗
Yessss. Sounds Fabulous. Add some coffee too. The caffeine may give them an extra pep.💕🤣🤣🤣💕
Love your color infused poem, awash with bright light. 🌞
What a brilliant point about desert spelled backwards 😀 🥧 🍰
Your final final pre final finale update looks good. Yes, there are all kinds of challenges in the final throes of any project of great value. As is the case for your beautiful remodel.
Oh thanks so much my friend! Glad you liked that and it is getting there for sure. Sometimes we just have to let em duke it out!!!! That is sooo true and wise Suzette. Thanks for the reminder! ❣️
Blessings to you. Happy Friday yay!
Thanks always and to you Suzette!! ❣️
Thank you 💐
Love this poem! ❤❤ It has definitely put the YAAY in my day! It’s time to eat something sweet. Once again.😁
Oh awesome Thanks Aaysid! Cheers to that.. enjoy! 💗
Things are coming along. Your house will look so amazing when it is done.😄 Happy FriYay!🙏🎉
Thanks John! Hoping the Yay will be in the day next Friday-Yay❣️
Oh my gosh my FUNyay Cindaaaayyyyy…no, not the cream cheese pumpkin muffin? 🤣 Girl, how have you managed to stay sane? Maybe you should walk around the house reciting this poem…loudly…and end it with a wicked laugh that will make the workers duck. OR…you can walk around the house reciting your poem while carrying a sledgehammer or machete for special effects! Yeah, I like that one!
Thanks so much for the laughs 😝 and the reality check dawwwwlinkkkkk. I think it’s time for you to grab that much needed glass of something strong! 🍹🥃🍷🥂🍸 Sounds good to me!
YEAAA the pumpkin Cheese Pumpkin muffin.. sooo good! I think at this point it’s questionable if I am sane 🤣. Hahahahaha good call. I bought them all lunch to ease tension. TBH I wanted to spit in the food.. lol 🤣. What’s worse the sledgehammer, spit or wicked poem reading laugh… 🤣🤣 Thanks always my friend! 🙏🏼
LMAO Cindy! How about all three options??? 😂😜🤣 Nah, that’s not you. How wicked of me to think that! 🤨 Yeah right! But I still think walking around with a sledgehammer while laughing a wicked laugh is a good segue to a great murder-mystery story though!!! 😝 Enjoy the rest of your weekend my dawwwwlinkkkkk!!! 🥰💖😘
Omg that’s my next book. I love it dawwwlink. hahahah you do the same! 💗
It goes on and on and on. Hang in there.
Oh man time.. ain’t it the truth. I literally thought there was going to be a fight today…
Thanks for the wishes Tim… i need them. 💞
pumpkin cream cheese muffin sounds like it would take your mind far away from the stressed (never noticed that spelled backward it was desserts — how perfect is that) One step closer to finish with each one. I admire your hard work!
Thanks Lisa and glad you liked that one. We’re getting there for sure after the morning battle. Thank you so much Lisa!!!! I appreciate it!❣️
You’re very welcome!
Go get ’em! You’re doing great, Cindy.
Oh that’s so sweet of you Jacqui.. thanks soooo much!! ❤️
Best of luck with the remodel, Cindy. And I agree with your take on eating dessert first. I’ve begun my day with a strawberry Pocky stick, and it’s impossible to be unhappy when you have a strawberry Pocky stick! 😀 Wonderful poetry as always, my friend. Happy weekend! 🙂
Thanks Mike… need it!! Yes, indeed it helps and whatever works when you get in this state. Oh yum but what’s a Pocky stick? Oh thanks on my honest poetry diddle. Glad you liked it. I am hopeful I will and you too!!! 💞
Pocky sticks are a Japanese treat consisting of a “biscuit stick,” which is sort of a long, thin cookie stick (resembling a 4th of July sparkler) dipped in a coating of various flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, etc. They’re might tasty! 😀
Stay positive My Friend.
Thanks for throwing some my way Goff!!
Boo for stressed but yay for desserts! Stay positive and it will all be worth the stress when the construction is finally done 💖
Yes, to thanks and I appreciate the needed reminder Pooja! 💞
You’re totally welcome! 😊
Almost there, dear heart…the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow❣️🤗🤗
Yes to that!!!! we’re getting there. !!! 💞. Thanks bunches.. 💗
Glad you are keeping your optimism and looking toward the goal! My sister just went through a remodel, and it’s been a headache for her, they ended up with some defective tiles so had to call the people back out to replace it. Of course, the workers never come when they are supposed to and its never finished when it should be. The plot has too many holes when it comes to construction and remodeling! 😆
Am I? hahahahaha thanks Trisha. I’m doing my best with what I have to work with. Oh your poor sister.. that’s the pits. Promises, promises. That’s .a shame.. I’m so sorry for her. what a headache!!!❤️
It’s been fun reading about your adventures! 💝
What a fun poem to cut frustrations down to size, Cindy! I have eaten my dessert first on occasion, an effective strategy! 🙂 I hope things are going more smoothly with the remodel as the holidays draw near. <3
Oh Cindy I so feel for you..I lived in a torn down house(big remodel) for 10 months, that was rebuilt around us, so I really get what you are saying..I might be the last person online to realize that stressed is desserts spelled backwards..I could have used that to my advantage during all that STRESS!!! Good luck and it sounds like you are close now…Just repeat the mantra, “This too shall pass” and it will look Fabulous!! 🙏🌹🌟
I admire your positivity Cindy. Lots of prayers that things get done, and done well in time. Happy Friday
I’m grateful for your kind words/. I keep saying “you’re almost there, keep. going. I appreciate that!!!💗
You ARE almost there my friend. Take care.
Thanks dear!!!!! xoxo❤️
My prayers and best wishes for a speedy completion of your project
So much appreciated.. thanks for the prayers!!!💗
Always a pleasure
Awe so lovely. XoXo 🎄
Thanks Selma!!! ❤️
Stressed to dessert….hahaha….long way to go😂
Hahahaaha feels long for sure.. i might gain 10 lbs.. hahahaha🥰
Construction is still going on!!
Wishing you great and stress-free day, Cindy
ugh.. i know yep.
thanks i need that.. appreciated!💞
From Below to Above
Below Makes Heart Beats
Possible to Crest As Waves
So Do Breaths RiSinG Below
As Well As Real Waves on the
Ocean Still Rolling
In and Out
And In And
Out too The Way
of the World Even
With Brain Waves of
Different Vibrations Frequencies
And Synergies of Energies too Dear Cindy
Bottom Low Up
Key As Always
Ride All the Waves That
Come Our Way in Balancing
Force of Spiraling Flow And Eventually
Our Oceans Will Come Again Just Another
Ripple in A Pond
Splashing in the
Ocean As Big As the
Stone That Made The
Gulf of Mexico And my
Home The Sunshine State
Without Any Dinosaurs Stepping
on the Rodents We Inherit Our Lives
From 66 MiLLioN Years or So Ago When That
Our Humans FLoWeR
Rise As Rose Petals Once Again
No Pain no Gain THorns Make
Blood of FLoWeRS Rise to the Top
Soup of Warmth
Oh God Remodeling
A Home So Many Metaphors
That Brings in Re-Creating All
We Do in Getting This Game of Life Done As Play..:)
a long meditation and needed .. thanks ‘Fred!! 💞
SMiles Dear Cindy It’s Kinda Sad i’m The Only Dude At The
Military Gym Who Warms
Up With A Free-Style-
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Of Total Bliss And
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Arms To The Heavens
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RippleS oN A Pond
Leg PReSSinG Yes Up
To 1593 Pounds 8 Reps
Yes Of Course This Explains
Why None Of The Elite Military
Warriors Will Even Attempt
An Effort 40 Years Younger
Than me As They Believe
Comes From So-Called
That The Total
Chi Silence iN FLoW Of
Peace in DiViNE Feminine
Grace iN Fearless
For A Kill
For Life Is
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In Total Peace
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Focus Fearless Yet Still
Aware of The Bigger
Picture View of The
Yes ‘Be The Water’
Wave Ocean Whole
Do All At
Best BaLaNCinG Peace iN
Loving Grace What We Do
In Greatest Strength of Will
With Kind SMiles Of Course
🙏💫☺️❤️🕊🦁🐻 🧸 🌊🏝
I knew a poor cactus who tried to remodel the desert, but it could never finish Architect school because of the mandatory English class. It got kind of prickly when told there were 3 deserts:
desert(1) [di zurt’] — to abandon, forsake, or leave one’s post,
desert(2) [dez’ art] — dry region,
desert(3) [di zurt’] — deserved reward or punishment.
When it finally flowered, it got its just deserts in the desert with stressed desserts and served cactus wine with scorpions to traveling architects with solar panels. Many were stung by the beauty of the desert and they sang the song, ‘Home on the Range’ : “…Home, home, on the range where never is heard a discouraging word, and the sky is not cloudy all day…” (Brewster M. Higley 1870 word of mouth folk song). Oddly, the rattle snakes used more than one ‘s’.
This is adorably clever doug. I love it. thanks❣️
Beautiful and fun poem!!!
I will enjoy more desserts 🙂
The process is great.
Happy weekend. Don’t forget to smile.
Glad you liked my “sweet” words and deserts Devang
Enjoy every bite and I’ll try to keep smiling! thanks my friend💗
Delicious muffins! In this holiday season! So mouth watering! Give some to your workers, and see how your project is finished before time. All the best, Cindy! Have a great weekend 🎉💐💖🙏
And that’s exactly what I did and bought them lunch too KK. I got one done and out … next crew is coming today. I’ll let you know how it. goes!!!💞 Thanks a lot. Have a great on too!
I know you’re so considerate. Thanks a lot. You’re always welcome, Cindy 💖💐
“When all else fails, eat dessert first.” That may be the 11th commandment. Nice. Keith
Hahahaahaha I love it and i’ think you’re right!!! Thanks for the laugh Keith!!!🤣
The cream cheese pumpkin muffin is well deserved, Cindy. 💖
thanks Eugi.. I think so too
Most welcome, Cindy.
Looking good, Cindy. I’m excited for you guys!
Thanks so much David! ❣️😘
I love that you’re keeping your humor despite the delays and stress. Hopefully, the project will wrap up soon and your life can settle down. Or you can start a new career as project manager! Cheers Cindy! 😋
Hahahahaha thanks for making me laugh Brad… I’m actually getting pretty good at it at this point but I best keep my day job.. LOL. 🤣
I appreciate your vote of confidence and kind words Brad! 🥂 ☕️☕️
A lovely poem, Cindy. It’s always so cool to see your project continue to move forward. And, a pumpkin cheese muffin sounds delicious. 💖
Glad you enjoyed my poem and the pics of the project. Yepppp so good. Thanks a lot Jeff!!!! ❣️
You’re welcome, Cindy! ❤️
” … they all fall down, the domino effect” great lines. Team work at work. Thanks, Cindy.
You got that right Eunice.. glad you like. that line!!1 ❤️
I love your solution 🥰
❣️Aww thanks Laleh! ❣️❣️
My pleasure ❤️🌺❤️
Lovely poem Cindy…soon the renovation would be done…enjoy the delicious muffins 💫💟✨
Thank you dearest Navin!!! YOWZA, I can’t wait. !!!! Thanks so much! ❣️ Hugs and love! ❣️
You’re welcome Cindy ✨💟💫
Thanks so much!🙏🏼
I love your attitude Cindy: and the backwards spelling of stressed! It’s actually plural so I’ll have 2 helpings 😋 🧁 🧁
Hahahahhaahaha Thanks so much Ingrid.. that will make 2 of us. I’m beginning to look like Mrs. Claus 🤣💗
Great encouragement and inspiration in your words, Cindy, and love these lines:
When all else fails, eat desert first
to put the YAYYYYY in your day!
After all STRESSED SPELLED BACKWARDS IS DESERT!
🙂 Happy weekend to you and here’s hoping for no more snafus! 💗🎉🥰
Thanks so much Lauren! ❣️ Glad you enjoyed that!!! Hugs.. and appreciated.. we’re back on track… YAYYYYYY! 🙏🏼
Mmmm that muffin sounds delish! Is it vegan? 🤣 I do hope this is all in your rear view mirror VERY SOON! I recall the days we were on the East Coast having our home built in Arizona & the number of stressors we encountered. I can’t imagine being there everyday during the process. You are gonna need a sanity escape after it’s complete! Sending love & patience, my friend! 🌞💛🙏
Of course it isn’t lol but in my dreams.. I’d no time to check but if you were cooking it for me.. I’d be eating it for sure.. lol
Oh lord that is hard building from scratch too.. i remember that well but I do think the living in it part gets old. We’re getting there slow but sure and you’re so right, I’ll need a vaca.. was that an invitation?! hahahahah 🤣 Thanks darling Lisa! 🙏🏼😘
That was absolutely an invitation! I would love to help you celebrate its completion! 🌞
You are the best. I’m hoping we can actually manifest meeting this year!!! Thanks my friend! ❤️
Let’s do it! 🌞
Yes, let’s ❣️
Hope you had a happy Fri-Yay, Cindy! It looks like your home improvement is coming along smoothly! And cream cheese pumpkin muffin! Oh, that sounds 😋😋😋! Wishing you a wonderful what’s left of the weekend!
Looks like the floors are going in. Paint on the walls this week? It is coming….
YES….. TODAY!!! PAINT STARTED Sat and Sun and we’re getting close! Thanks Dwight!😘
3 cheers to that!!! 🙏🏼
A cream cheese pumpkin muffin sounds like the most perfect thing to eat while reading this delightful piece! Here is to you in the home run. <3
Thanks dear Jaya! Yes, indeed for sure!!! I appreciate that! 💞🙏🏼
Trusting all will be complete in time. He/she who pays the piper calls the tune!!
Oh yes, i love that!!❣️
LOL!!! The prose is fun, Cindy!
I love the line “STRESSED SPELLED BACKWARDS IS DESERT!”
Did you do that on purpose?
Stressed – backwards is Desserts.
You made the word desert… like the Sahara Desert.
You know, both make sense! xx
Awwwww glad you liked that Resa! It came to me as I was writing but remembered if from over the years. Both make sense but you can live without the desert but not chocolate.. lol 😂
🍫 here you go.. 🍫
That looks like a lot of work but it’s awesome hearing you be optimistic about it. 🙂 I hope you have a merry Christmas. God bless ❤️😊
Thanks so much Brittany.. you have that 100 % right. Thanks so much an you too~! 💞
Thank you, Cindy 😊😌💕
Whoa, I didn’t know stressed backwards was desserts. What a great new thing to learn 😀
Anyhoo, it seems like construction works have been going on forever, and I hope you get to settle it once and for all! Wishing you all the best for the season!
I do the same! When things go wrong, enjoy the desert or pizza. We have touched the nadir, now there is only way to go is up!
Hi Cindy, your poem is lovely and your comment about stressed spelled backwards gave me a good giggle because you left out the second s so it spelled desert and not dessert. It was very funny in the context.
Glad you liked this one Robbie.. I thought about changing it.. lol but then left it. I missed you gingerbread house. I’ve gotta come see. It’s ben crazy busy💗
I know, a mad time of year
Looking forward to its finished state! 🙂
Thanks Susi!!!! Me too.. wer’re seriously almost there.. I think .. lol 🤣