Friday, December 14, 2012
A Day In The Life Of A Sidetracked Blogger, #2
Once upon a time, there was a Sidetracked Blogger.
Oh, never fear - she looked like a fairly normal person. But underneath all that "normal" was a huge amount of distraction and a little bit of crazy. O.k., maybe a lot of crazy. With a dollop of "What was I doing?" on the side.
It all started when I was minding my own business and cleaning the microwave.
My son asked me if I would help him find something, because nothing is truly lost until mom can't find it. Right? So off I went to help him look. I get a little competitive when I go looking for something, sort of like a bloodhound on the hunt. Or maybe a mother who just discovered she hid the chocolate from the kids but now can't remember where she hid it. I have to find it.......I just have to.
Suddenly I found myself in the hall closet looking through some stuff and decided that I needed to sort things out and give some things away. I began pulling things out and making piles. I made quite a mess before I remembered that I was supposed to be doing something else.
We finally found what he was looking for and somehow I ended up in the living room putting away the Christmas decorations that we decided not to use this year, along with the knicknacks that I replaced with the decorations. So I headed downstairs to put some of the boxes away.
Somehow I acquired a packet of instant oatmeal and so I headed back upstairs to the kitchen to put it away.
As I walked by, I saw a magazine lying around and went to put it away. The next thing I knew I was sitting down reading it. Isn't it amazing how a magazine can just leap into your hands and you are totally not responsible for your actions?
Eventually my brainpower kicked in (I DO have some, you know.....) and I walked into the kitchen to put away the oatmeal packet and noticed the microwave door was open and there was a sponge inside. It was then that I remembered "I'm supposed to be cleaning this!!!!!"
So I started madly cleaning the microwave, with the t.v. blaring away in the background. The next thing I knew I was watching a Christmas Hallmark movie and I forgot about the microwave.
Eventually a commercial came and I "woke up" out of my Christmas movie coma, and went to wipe up the kitchen sink. That's when I noticed that there was only one of my rubber gloves lying on the edge of the sink. So I started looking for the other rubber glove.
I looked in the sink, all around the counters, and I even looked on the floor. That was when I realized the sad, sad truth. I was wearing the other rubber glove on my hand. That's why there was only glove in the sink. Because I was wearing the other one. Sigh.
The commercial was over and I found myself once again back in front of the Hallmark Christmas movie (addictive, aren't they?). The cleaning long forgotten.
Which is why I find myself still cleaning the microwave at 11:30 at night........
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