Sunday, May 31, 2009
Here Comes the Sun...day:
So, as most of you have heard me whine, I acquiesced to my orders of bed rest yesterday and completed only the tasks on my list. Those who know me know what an integral part ritual plays in my cleaning, so I hope you can appreciate me abandoning my post, ON A SATURDAY, to heed doctor's orders. It was misery, but Dexter helped.
I did keep the sink clean, I did eat 400 pounds of salad that a friend brought over, I did drink three cans of diet Dr. Pepper that another friend brought, and I did hobble to the wax place only to have my girl call in sick, which, as we all know, suddenly forces your eyebrows to grow completely over your eyes and you basically become a werewolf. I dusted around me wherever I sat/lay, and was surprised at how much easier it is to lie down in one's underwear. That is to say, in my underwear. I can feel dust making its move, but I will get the kids on it later while I finish yet another book.
If I can get away with it, I'd like to:
-Re-bleach the sinks.
-Fold the last load of laundry.
-Wipe down/mop kitchen.
-Clear hard drive of old photos of irrelevant people and things, which I can do while sitting!
-Vacuum the car (shhh...). I can't even drive so what the hell?
-Put all clothes away.
-Give Quinn his weekly stipend for vacuuming and wiping down toilets.
-Not die of guilt when Todd takes them outside and I burrow into my blanket, waiting for the Vicodin to kick in. Sure am missing that shot of morphine.
-Take a shower before anyone stops by.
-Reward myself with more Dexter, which always makes me want to fall asleep, so I just eat continuously throughout my viewing.
YOUR CHALLENGES FOR TODAY: (I know the sun is killing us, but I think you can do these.)
-Clean the cup/holder you are using for toothbrushes. That shit gets nasty, toss it in the dishwasher.
-Organize the top drawer in each room, whether it's silverware, Band-Aids, crap, papers, whatever. Line them up in front of you and gut those suckers.
-Wash three windows.
-Make all beds and make sure your room is neat and inviting, changing sheets as necessary.
-Pick up and put away/throw away 20 things, whether you have them or not.
-Try not to become reptilian in the heat.
-Report back to me with your achievements. I will live vicariously through your efforts.