Friday, October 9, 2009
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SIDETRACKED BLOGGER
This morning I overslept. Everybody who's anybody knows that oversleeping is an awesome way to start your day. Especially if you homeschool. It always makes you feel so good to know that you are beginning your day already behind. Doesn't everybody?
Next, I forgot that I homeschool. My hubby has Fridays off, and has for a long time. See, I know that. Except that today I forgot it was Friday and thought it was Saturday, so I forgot it was a homeschool day until later.
Then I couldn't decide what to have for breakfast. I didn't know if I should have cold cereal or warm oatmeal. So I compromised and had a pretzel instead.
At some point I found myself in the sunroom watching a movie. Then my stomach alerted me that it needed something wonderful to eat, so I wandered into the kitchen.
The next thing I knew I was holding a toothpick and was micro-managing the gunk that somehow attaches itself between the tile counter and the stove. Yes, it was do or die time and I found myself cleaning madly with a toothpick. You will be happy to know that I threw it away afterwards and did not put it back in the holder.
Before I knew it I was taking the recycling out. After all, you can't clean out the gunk on the counter next to the stove without removing the recycling. Even a child knows that.
A few minutes later found me with my head in the freezer of the refrigerator, agonizing over what to toss and what to keep.
My husband especially loved it as he was trying to fix something on the computer and I kept interrupting him with earth shaking questions such as "Does this look bad to you?" or "Do you care if I toss this?"
After about the 2,000 time I interrupted him, he finally said "Look, honey. I don't care. Toss what you want."
How come he never says that when it comes to his stuff that he's keeping around here? Now I know, all I have to do is put it in the freezer and he'll let me toss it. So if you ever look in our freezer and find an old worn out pair of jeans or a VCR in there, you'll know why.
Next I found myself opening the freezer door about a million times, basking in the joy of it's beauty and letting all the cold air out.
After that I was suddenly seized by an overwhelming urge to wipe down the top two shelves of the fridge. After all, two shelves are better than no shelves, and I can do the rest later. Because you know that I won't forget or get sidetracked or anything.
Then I decided I needed to wash my hair, because it's getting later and later and it's not getting any cleaner. So I washed my hair and remembered that I am almost out of shampoo. I squeezed the remains out and made a mental note to buy some more.
My memory is so good, you know, it's not like I need to write it down so that I don't.......ummm....sorry, what was I saying?
After I washed my hair I grabbed some banana bread from the freezer because I wanted a frosty and I don't have a Wendy's in my freezer. Then I buttered my banana bread, took a bite, and somehow managed to get butter in my newly washed hair. Because that's how I roll. That's how I banana bread too.
Then I found myself taking pictures of myself with the camera just because I could.
And because I always love to post unflattering pictures of myself with no makeup on and butter in my hair.
What picture would be complete without the requisite up-the-nose shot?
And that, my friends, has been my very productive day so far. I can hardly wait to see what's next.