Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Why is it Wednesday?
Can I like, totally monopolize this blog for a second? Okay, I'm the busy sort, it's no secret, but some planets must have collided this week because literally every breath I draw is booked. Three friends asked me to clean their houses, something I enjoy doing, but my dearest, most deliciously evil ally lives in a McMansion cluttered with rich people shit like expired Wiis, iPod skins, drum sets, 20' x 20' maps, on the floor, and lurking underneath all of that superfluous mess is grime the likes of which I've never known. So we scheduled two days, plus the rest of my life, essentially, following her surgery this morning. Monday my kids had a playdate, then some seriously James Bond childcare maneuvering (read: they ended up staying home alone), then off to Deborah's with kerosene hidden in my car just in case. I've been dying to get at this place for four years.
Then I anxiously awaited the arrival of an uber-important term paper a friend who was emailing me any second to proofread and edit.
Tuesday I filed some legal documents, right up until I had to be at an appt. in six minutes and was still in my underwear. Arrived with half-wet/half-dry hair, my FAVOURITE look. I was wearing the absolute most disgusting clothing you could possibly conjure up your mind, and flip flops, which you never wear to an appt. I endured all this shame in an act of unprecedented altruism so as to be prepared to hit round two at Deborah's. Then she announced she was going to see Harry Potter and could we meet an hour later. Um, no, I'm not going anywhere dressed like this. Except to an appt. with the person with whom it matters most. Also, OCD types don't like to kill time. But it worked out we were done at the same time and we were starving, and she groveled and used the surgery card to lure me into the Konditerei, where we hid in a corner and waited for Murphy's Law to take effect and for everyone from my high school and an assortment of others to stream in. During lunch, another friend called, a fellow OCD sister, in the throes of a serious grandiose plan, and asked when we might be able to carry it out. I basically said between 1:10-1:11am. But I'm headed there now. Tonight, Quinn and Reilly have track and field from 5-9pm, after which I was invited to a movie but not sure if I'll live that long, considering I've only had time to eat grape tomatoes in the car.
Tomorrow I'm helping a friend move out of her dorm and into what she described as a "disgusting" apartment, and could I please haul my 1,000 lb. Kirby vacuum. Tomorrow night I have serious plans.
Friday Todd will be out of town so the kids and I will do something radical, maybe pedicures. I was inspired by a gift card in my wallet, but I won't use it because it's cursed.
Friday night there is something. An intervention I think.
Meanwhile I have kept my house clean started filling next week's wheelbarrow.
I have also completed a surprise for a friend, read two books, started a third, and am close to deciding whether or not to endanger my current 4.0 GPA by adding math to my political science and foreign language schedule. Can't decide between Spanish, an easy A because I know a lot, or ASL, which Quinn could take with me. He has always wanted to learn.
Yes, I had coffee today.
I've noticed people are posting their cleaning achievements on their personal blogs or pages, an interesting happenstance that means nothing to me, lol, I'm just glad folks are cleaning!
In my mind it's September, so pardon the rambling.
Also, I am always amused when people portray their lives as being more idyllic than they are. I like to be brutally honest, sometimes to the point of TMI. It makes for better jokes and it's quite liberating. I like to say I've been in my underwear all day and have still not finished the school shelf, so that I don't have a heart attack when someone drops by. I don't know, facades are so 2008, and I am always refreshed when you guys post that all you did was dishes, or nothing, or scratched an itch. I'm glad we can be honest here.
In keeping with the spirit of the most egregious stream-of-consciousness post in documented history, I'm changing the rules today.
TODAY I WANT YOU TO:
-Post a list of the things you hope/want/need to accomplish before the weekend.
-And dishes and laundry.
-It's something new I'm trying.
Ready set go.