Monday, August 17, 2015

Everybody Needs One

Well, company has gone and the house seems a bit empty.  Lucy certainly enjoyed the extra attention and thought everyone came specifically to see her.

I have a wonderful son and a wonderful daughter and a wonderful daughter-in-law.  All of them are very thoughtful never more so than when I had my bout with shingles.  My daughter sent me some marvelous bath salts for soothing soaks in the tub.  Some of them were oatmeal baths with the ingredients in netting so they didn't mess up the tub afterwards.  My son and daughter-in-law sent me a Dammit Doll which I still keep on my desk in a vase.  It's easily available when I need it.  (Perhaps I should keep it near the television when the talking heads and political candidates spew forth.)

The doll is pretty much indestructable and is intended to be a vehicle for releasing anger.

Here's the doll sitting awaiting the need.

 It's ugly and cute at the same time.

The doll came with instructions:
Whenever things don't go so well,
And you want to hit the wall and yell,
Here's a little dammit doll,
That you can't do without.

Just grasp it firmly by the legs
And find a place to slam it.
And as you whack the stuffing out
Yell, 'Dammmit!  Dammit!  Dammit!'

You can find your own doll here.

Summer is definitely winding down.  Dark comes earlier.  And the schools are back in session.  Autumn is just around the corner.



Barbara Rogers said...

So glad you all had a good visit. The Doll is just what everyone needs...we'd not kill so many pillows if everyone had one!

troutbirder said...

I could use one of these but I'm inclined to think the rules of my caretaker role and the ailment involved do not allow for it....;)

The Bug said...

My mom had one of those :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the idea. I checked out the site and will get one for a friend of mine who has had a sting of unfortunate issues. Like you, I could use one for election fatigue release.

robin andrea said...

So glad you had a wonderful visit with the kids. That's the best way to spend the waning days of summer. Love the dammit doll!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh,yes, summer is winding down. I sat in the garden today, watching yellow leaves drift down as I yanked out the sad old, burned-up broccoli and cauliflower. And the air is cooler!

Ms. A said...

Glad you got to spend some time with your kids. I love my boys, but rarely see much of them. Thank heaven for my daughter, who still makes the time occasionally.

I may need one of those dolls and I definitely need some cooler weather!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's always good to have a vehicle for releasing anger. Glad you're on the mend from your bout with shingles, how awful for you. Enjoy this slow transition into fall...

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Mrs. Goodneedle - Thanks for dropping by. I LOVE your quilts.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello ... having been away for a few days I'm just catching up on reading.

So pleased to hear you had a good visit and I love the dammit doll, what a good idea.

All the best Jan

Pat said...

Love the dammit doll. I think she's cute.