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Monday, January 12, 2009

Much nothing to ado about

As usual someone played the so-not-funny joke of pushing the fast forward button on my weekend. How IS it that 2 weekend days can go faster than a 10-minute ‘chat’ with the boss? Not fair.

I guess that’s my sour-grapish way of saying that I didn’t accomplish diddly. I did parts of many things but as usual I didn’t FINISH anything.

My one resolution for the new year is to finish all the many projects that have been left in the dust of my time-challenged life. I thought I would start slowly so I selected a size small chore for this weekend: one last closet door left undone from last spring’s door painting project. Well, I only got the holes plugged and sanded so it remains on the list. The good news is that I didn’t start anything new.

And the weekend wasn’t without its lessons learned. First, let me warn you that it is not possible to download an entire year’s worth of movies from the hard-drive of your video camera an hour before you need it to capture an intense cheerleading competition. Ah, but the fact that I WAS able to download them at all means that we won’t , in fact, have to buy a new camera every time the hard disc fills up! This will help the family budget tremendously in these tough economic times. More good news in that I was able to clear off enough stuff to make room for the new stuff and by 10pm last night, I had everything transferred. I think I even have a pretty good idea how to edit the clips and burn them onto DVDs, but I might just be overly full of myself.

Second, if your nose is feeling overly allergyish and you decide it’s time to launder the feather pillows, don’t ignore the loose feathers inside the allergy-proof cover of one of them. I know it’s easy to support your laziness with the theory that they are just some strays that have worked through the pillow seams. Trust me, that it is a WHOLE lot more work to clean a completely exploded feather pillow out of your washing machine. And out of the filters. And off the floor of the laundry room. And out of the floor drain. And out of the dryer filters. And probably from every remote corner of your house for the next 50 years.

And even your extreme disappointment in yourself won’t equal the look your cat gives you when he sees the feathers, that says ‘Why didn't you call me for the main course?’

Ah, but only five more days until the weekend.

25 comments:

Lucky Wife/Bookaholic said...

I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Oprah show, you too can find inner peace.



Dr Oz proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.'



So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Tequila, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how good I feel right now.

Tracie said...

oH yEA lUCKY wIFE!!

Shana said...

Sorry about the pillow thing. That isn't good. I didn't laugh. I didn't !!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Well, at least you FINISHED off that pillow for good. :) (Sounds similar to washing/drying an adult Depends. Don't ask.)

Mary Moore said...

You got more done than I did this weekend!

meg said...

Sorry, but the visual of that particlar escapade is priceless- thanks for the giggle :-)

Debbie said...

If I didn't have things undone and unfinished, what would be the point?

Noanie said...

If it's any cosolation, I'm STILL cleaning up Christmas tree needles. Every. Single. Day. Feathers are probably much more difficult to capture though. Good luck with that!
Peace
(BTW, norovirus is just the medical terminology for a stomach virus)

Shanna said...

Gah! Feathers everywhere?! Glad it's you and not me.
Hey! Monday's almost over ... there's always that ;)

Diane said...

I'm with Shana... I didn't laugh at the pillow thing either. Really. I promise. I didn't.

OK, I lie. A lot. I totally laughed. I might have even snorted a bit. Sorry.

OK, so I lied again. I'm not sorry at all. It was a good giggle. And it's Monday, so I needed it. Thanks!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Feathery cat toys for everyone!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh my. The pillow thing. I'm sorry. Well, not really sorry - I totally needed that giggle.

And it's obvious that Dr. Oz is not a mom.

Finish what you started?

How cliche and boring!

liz said...

love the cat comment. . . call me for the main course!

Sheri and George said...

I am still picking myself up off the floor after laughing about the fether pillow episode.I can just see feathers flying every where!!!!

I always have stuff leftover at the end of the day,the week and the weekend. Have to have something to do the next time otherwis I wouldn't have anything to put on my LIST.

justsomethoughts... said...

indeed. 5 more days...
goes by about as fast as that 10 minutechat you were talking about...

if i may be so bold as to ask, where is that quote on top from ?

Kat said...

There is something to say for us underachiever's... Well surely there is I just can't think of it right now because I an extremely busy underachieving today's goals...

g said...

Awwww.......it's good to see you still have your sense of humor!

thesleepdeprivedmomma said...

Lucky Wife sounds like my kind of Momma!!!!! Hahahaha!

Dr. Oz needs an enema, he's so full of shit. Look how much help he's been to poor old Oprah with her Yo-Yo dieting self. What.Ever.
As for finishing things . . . allow me to say it . . . when I get around to it.

Lorrie Veasey said...

I would have been even MORE impressed if you had Videoed the pillow exploding, and then uploaded it to Youtube, with full editing and a score by Phillip Glass, then burned the whole thing to DVDs and sent them to each of your followers.

That's me: easy to please.

MizAngie said...

You could have tarred Homer and rolled him around in the utility room to accomplish TWO tasks.

Helpful hint: DO NOT use the leaf blower thinking this would be easier than sweeping the feathers. Don't ask me how I know...

Shupe said...

You still have the power to make me giggle- nothing funny my arse! Little lifies in general can bring out the funny

I was on puke duty all weekend- and appears again tonight with Little Mister- he's got it now!
UG

Paige said...

My whole life is like that-playing catch up. If I could do just four things at once, instead of ten, maybe I could get something done for real

Nah,
I doubt it

binks said...

There was a weekend recently? Did I blink and miss it?

jill said...

oh luckywife had a good day at work...lol

feathers in your new beautiful washing machine? sad day....funny....but sad

Soxy Deb said...

I hate that I missed this yesterday cause boy, oh boy did I need it. The laugh that is. Yes, it WAS at your expense. That's just the way it goes.