Monday, January 23, 2012

Random Thoughts: Housework Blues

I need to get something out of the way. I am blogging right now to avoid housework. I'm just being honest. I guess I keep hoping that if I keep putting it off The HouseCleaning Fairy will show up and at least vacuum. It is pretty bad when it is only 1:00ish pm on a Monday and you already recognize you are at least 2 days behind with the week's activities.

I did get a few things out of the way. I went to the grocery store. I picked up a prescription. I put something in the crockpot. I downloaded a Celtic Woman song to my IPod. I charged my Kindle. A girl has to have her priorities straight.

So as I sit and wait for the spirit of domestic inspiration to fall upon me, I am going to give you a few Random Thoughts. In no particular order.

1. I am itchy. And it's my own fault. I am allergic to Jalapeno Peppers. And I knowingly and gleefully partook (is that even a word?) some pretty awesome dip last night at church during Small Group. It was cheesy and had a delightful bite. I will say that I had my suspicions when I started eating it. But chose to keep those to myself when I discovered how absolutely wonderful it was. Then The Studly Muffin (who is my caretaker & knows more about my medical issues than I do) asked, "Does this have Jalapeno Peppers in it? 'Cause Rebekah is allergic to Jalapeno Peppers." Man! Why does he have to care? I continued to eat a bit around the edges of the little bits of pepper...knowing full well that it wasn't going to make a bit of difference. I'm pitiful. That's what I am. Pitiful. And itchy. It's my own fault.

2. Josiah has a dentist appointment on Wednesday. I dread it. I don't know about you, but I hate the way the dentist makes you feel if your child has a cavity. And Josiah has a tooth that has broken off. Just thinking about it makes me want to curl up into a fetal position. I know. It's not all about me. Poor baby is the one who will be subjected to the "chair of dental torture." I used to practice the "Don't Ask...Don't Tell" policy concerning dental appointments. I wouldn't tell him of his appointment until we pulled into the parking lot. I figured he's 10 now and needs to "man up." Sigh.

3.  So I did my meal planning this morning. Don't get too excited. I am way too impulsive to actually stick with it. Same thing with a schedule. At this point I have gone through countless planners (lesson planners, daily planners, monthly planners) I go for the ones that are cute...forget the functionality. I'm also trying to figure out how I made it through all those college courses. Or how I taught classes of little kids (most of who thrive on a schedule). Poor Josiah. His Momma is Free Flying and Fruity. At least we have fun. We might not eat at normal hours, but we have a good time.

4. This week is our Library's Annual Food For Fines drive. You bring in non-perishable items and they deduct .50 from your library fine for every item. All donated food items go to the Ozarks Food Harvest. I'm not even going to tell you how much I had to take in last year. It's shameful. And to think I used to want to be a librarian. This year I am pretty pleased with myself. I can hold my head high when I walk into the library with just a few things. Obviously something changed this year. I would like to think I was able to manage my time and life a little better...but I think it probably has something more to do with the fact that I got a Kindle for Christmas.

Well. I've probably wasted enough time. I will say that so far The HouseCleaning Fairy has failed to make an appearance. I am a bit miffed at her (or him). You think she (or he) would at least give my tub a good scrubbing every once in a while. Is that too much to ask?



  1. If that fairy ever arrives at your house, will you please send them to MY house later? My tubs could use a good scrubbing too, and I absolutely hate doing that! I enjoy reading your blog. Very funny :)

  2. Thanks, Aimee. Sadly, the housecleaning fairy never showed up. And I had to at least make an attempt at the whole tub scrubbing thing.


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