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Monday, March 9, 2009

And on the 12th day she drank.

Happy Monday, campers! You will be happy to know that I survived the weekend with nothing worse than a tough case of baseboarder’s butt. Who knew that the muscles used to install wood trim, had previously been unused since my extreme skiing days. Oh wait, I totally made up the extreme skiing. That explains a lot.

Gail will be pleased to know that Homer also came through unscathed. To say the least. That man is a woodworking machine. He can sand, stain, finish, sand, finish, sand…. forever! Sun up to sun down and beyond if he turns on the lights. Jane! isn’t quite so dedicated. Although I did get the baseboard installed on the biggest wall in the Mancave and I textured the last of three walls, I can’t say that I am in danger of being recruited for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Frankly, I don’t know what the hurry is.

I also had a bit of an attention problem on Saturday. That’s common when I’m afraid to get started on something– to make the first cut in this case. I put a lot of pressure on myself not to screw up. After about the third time Homer caught me off task, he commented that when we started this project, he didn’t realize that ‘working on it together’ meant that he would work and I would watch him work. Pfftht. He better not get me started in that battle because he will go down faster than our 401k.

Sunday I did better. Probably because Homer went skiing so I didn’t have anyone to watch. Of course our little overachiever still had to sneak in a topcoat before church and like FOUR hours of sanding after skiing. Show off. Well, some of us did 8 loads of laundry, cleaned the house, walked and washed the dog and shampooed the stairs carpet!! Not to mention the 57 clocks I had to spring forward! It’s not all about remodeling, buster! Home improvement comes in other forms, you know!

Speaking of springing forward, last year the Daylight Savings time transition hit me so hard and lasted so long that I vowed to better prepare myself this year. I mentally moved my clock forward on Friday night. I KNOW, genius, huh? I got up a bit earlier than usual on Saturday with the intention of going to bed earlier on Saturday, thus easing the pain of Monday morning. Only I stayed up 2 hours later than usual on Saturday night. And I slept 2 hours later on Sunday. Oops. I’m still not sure how that happened. I can’t even blame the usual suspect, Mr. Internet, because I hardly even cracked the laptop the whole weekend. Anyway, it was more of a ‘dragged forward’ or maybe ‘shoved forward’. Definitely no springing here. (PS if you have something to say about DST - go here and find out how you can win a cute, sassy clock.)

Oh, the Mancave pictures I promised? Yeah, well, they’re somewhere. In the camera, probably. Which I guess is on Junie’s desk or maybe Kat’s. Crap, I don’t know.

Oh, here’s something to distract you from my unfulfilled promises – another unfulfilled promise. I fell off the Lenten wagon. Willfully and purposely, I drank a big ole Gulp (as in the 492 oz. kind) of Diet Dew on Sunday. That’s probably why I got so much done. Hey, a woman can only remain unproductive for so long.

19 comments:

gail said...

I'm first???

Happy to hear Home is still alive and kicking. Looking forward to the pix.

Have a great week!

Laoch of Chicago said...

The haunting danger of the dew.

lizspin said...

glad to hear about the progress on the Mancave. . . Does Homer really work faster than you do???

And what about the "Cut once, measure twice" mantra???

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey, any and all progress is a good thing! :)

Paige said...

If a little Dew is all you broke down and did, you have me beat by a mile

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Don't ever question the power of the DEW....

Jeankfl said...

Just glad you and Homer both survived it! And glad some forward motion is happening.. I hate the time change.. it just makes me confused for several days!LOL

jill said...

sometimes you just gotta do the Dew! we understand. =D

Debbie said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend! Daylight savings time is hard on me too.

Gaston Studio said...

Oh, am I familiar with baseboard butt! Did a bit of that over the weekend myself and still feel those muscles screaming... as well as many, many others.

But it's all worth it in the end, right?

Kat said...

Sorry - haven't found your camera, or mind, yet... I hate springing forward!

Miss Thystle said...

You decorated the man cave? I just close the door to ours. It makes me MUCH calmer to not know what goes on in there!

Gina (Mannyed) said...

yea spring fwd this time around kicked me in the butt, I have no idea why. Next time I'll just slurp on a big gulp 'o Dew to help me thru the day.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Mountain Dew? Take 40 lashes for Lent! ;)

Deedee said...

Okay, Now I feel like a total slug. I only wish I had done a quarter of what you accomplished!
Quit settin' the bar so high for the rest of us!

thesleepdeprivedmomma said...

Oh Jane, I feel so lumpish and undermotivated. I accomplished BUBKISS this weekend.

Good for you though. Love the way those menfolk can forget that laundry, dishes, and other duties just don't get themselves done.

Noanie said...

Dang I missed a whole bunch while in my funk! I'm impressed by both you and Homer and the work you got done on the mancave. My house is serious need of some TLC, but unfortunately it won't get any until May, when I graduate!
Be well. Peace

binks said...

Sweet mother of all things good, what is with all the sanding and finishing? We bought the pre-painted MDF stuff. Slap on another glossy coat of white and you're good to go. And now I am asking myself what the heck is taking so dang long???
Kudos on all your hard work, I was busy covering my adulterous friend's behind. Sheeesh, I AM going to HELL!

Jan said...

I love DST. I feel so much happier knowing that we sprang forward.