Sunday, August 2, 2009


Usually when I haven't posted in a while, it's because there's so much going on that I just don't have time to do it. The past few days, the opposite has been true. After Abby got well we took a quick trip to Branson, and since we got back on Thursday, nothing has been going on. Nnnnooooooootthhhhhiiiiiinnnngggg. I went to a baby shower yesterday and church today, which got me out of the house for a total of about 6 hours out of the last 60 or so.

While I've been home with the kids and nnnnoooootttthhhhiiinnnggg has been going on, I've had this weird Twilight Zone-ish thing going on. It's like I'm living someone else's life for lack of something better to do. There are never dishes in the sink. When a load of clothes finishes washing, they are immediately put into the dryer. And then? They are PUT AWAY. The SAME day. I have always had this twisted sense of pride over the amount of clutter in my living room, as if it proved that my life was far too exciting to spend any time cleaning. Well. I caught myself de-cluttering THREE times today. I even cleaned out. My. JUNK drawer. Who have I become?!

Even with all this bizarre activity, I've still had plenty of time to do mom-ish stuff. I've played Sorry and Candy Land and Memory a gajillion times and watched every episode of Hannah Montana ever made. I've made more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches than I care to admit in writing. I've read books and done puzzles and even doled out money for the stupid ice cream truck that stalks our house. My children are not neglected.

In the spirit of full disclosure, though, I suppose I must admit I have had a little down time too. I have played Spider Solitaire on my computer so many times that the game opens when it hears me sitting down. Any friends who are unfortunate enough to call me get treated (trapped) to a 45 minute conversation about anything I can talk about to keep from hanging up. I also check Facebook about every 10 minutes. I keep thinking I should post a status update, but every time it would be: " doing the same thing she was doing 10 minutes ago. And an hour ago. And yesterday."

I know, I know, everyone would kill for a few days with nothing going on, and when school starts and both kids are in soccer and I am wading like a madwoman through the clutter in my living room I'll hate myself for not appreciating this more. Whatever. I can't think about that now. I have an important meeting with some laundry.


Anonymous said...

LOLOLOL!!! I don't know how to respond to that one!! I'll call you!!
Kori "o)

Sarah said...

Cleaning out the junk drawer is serious business. We need to get you out of the house - pronto.