Saturday, August 7, 2004

Points of Procrastination

I'm taking a break from doing the dishes.  My fingers are so waterlogged that they are sloshing on the keyboard.  I made some observations today.  For instance, did you know that nacho cheese smells like rotten eggs when you add water to it and let it sit for a day or two?  I didn't.  I do now.  And now that I know what chicken noodle soup smells and looks like after sitting for a little while in an obscure corner of the kitchen I may never be able to enjoy it again, no matter how cold I am.

The boys tackled the livingroom and dining room.  It took them 30 minutes to get them in order.  I've been trying all week to get them to do 30 minutes of work.  They work fast when dad is around.  That makes me mad.  I wish they would jump to it when I tell them to do something the way they do for him.  I think its more of a fear factor than a respect issue.  Its still not fair.

I got my new cell phone in the mail today.  Its charging now.  I can't wait to use it.  I gave up my phone about 3 months ago when my son when camping and his was out of commission.  I never got it back.  I had to renew my contract to get a new phone, but thats okay.  Despite the poor customer service department, we really do have a good plan.  I don't use the phone often and I only need it when I don't have it, you know how that goes.  I see it as a protection thing, see, now that I have a phone, I'll never have to use it.  Thats a GOOD thing, it keeps bad things from happening to me because I'll be prepared. 

Well, my fingers have dried out a little so I guess I'll get back to the dishes.  Got to make room for more dirty dishes.


purplectigger said...

I agree, you never need your cell phone until you don't have it. I think along the same lines. If I have it with me nothing bad will happen because I'm prepared.
Have a great day.

ann7inflorida said...

I know what old chicken soup looks like.....P-RETTY GROSS! Have fun doing the dishes! heh ~Ann : )

mzgoochi said...

If you think old chicken soup smells bad, try dropping a small peice of chicken in a corner where you will forget it until it starts to smell. OMG! Will make you never ever want to eat chicken again!

LOL Poor Dorn!


angieabk said...

you know I literally laughed out loud at this one.  You're one of the few writer's I read that can do that.  Unfortunately,.... I DID Know that about nacho cheese.  Sad sad sad.
When I was working... I was the world's worst housekeeper.  I always felt terrible about it too.  My mom had worked when I was a kid and still managed to keep the house perfectly.  Why couldn't I?  
As I thought it about it,... I remembered that my mom was a psychotic screaming mimi most of the time too.  Her stress level was so high that her hair stood on end!  I wasn't willing to do that to my kids.  I wanted them to like me.  I failed.  But for totally different reasons... too much to go into.  LOL...  Anyway, I told Lester. ... I can do the house... or I can work... your choice.  So yes, I know about nacho cheese.
Take heart though.... I remember in a recent entry you said that after the new year you were going to be a SAHM... I've been staying at home for a while now... I am really goood at the housework stuff now!  You will be too.  
Of course once you become a stay a home mom... you opinions no longer count.. no one respects you... you get to hear the jokes about being lazy and not working... no one listens when you talk.... ...... ..... it's a trade off.  All of that for not having to smell nacho cheese funk.  Something to look forward to huh?

Thinking of you!

cneinhorn said... about giving the
kids money to do the dishes......while
you continue to entertain us with your
stories ;-)  I am so grossed out right
now LOL will never eat nacho cheese
again (which may be a good thing for
my diet)

cnabarry04 said...

    I leave the brownie pan in there so long there's rust in the bottom of the sink. <sigh>  I hate having to scrub that thing.

hestiahomeschool said...

OK, I can out-gross you. We had a bat die about a week or two ago, and the mealworms in the cage started dining on it. Yuck. But they were cleaning the skeleton really well, so I figured I'd let nature take its course and put it in the back yard where we didn't have to smell it. We would like a bat skeleton.  Well, it rained, making dead bat and dead mealworm soup. I damn near puked today emptying it out. SHUDDER.