Sunday, May 04, 2008

For As Much As I Got Done Last Weekend...

I must have taken two steps back this weekend. I finally got antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection that has haunted me for a month now. I've got a nagging cough and lagging energy. The mere prospect of tidying the children's room is exhausting. It's actually a many stepped process. You see, Lucy got a hold of some rolls and Hansel-and-Greteled the place as if she were planning on losing her way out.

Also, their playroom is a disaster. I know from their report cards that both of my children know how to tidy up after themselves. But upon my request that they go in there and straighten that room up, I get an Oscar award winning performance from a couple of would be miners who would rather do anything than go back down that dark shaft again, lest it cave in on them or give them the black lung. The minute I mention it, they break out the guitars and union protest songs until I give up and string crime scene tape across the door.

But I'm making progress. I got the dishes done, which were strewn from wall-to-wall. I ran the sweeper and made a path through crumb road. I got dressed. I fixed lunch, which brought high praise from my daughters. Riley called it the best lunch she'd ever had.

In between the small bursts of activity, we've lounged around watching TV all day. Fortunately, the neighbor girl invited Riley over and she's been there for a couple of hours now. By the way, Captain, your mother-in-law says "Hi!"

Wish me luck on my recovery. I've got half a Z-pack under my belt and things are looking and coughing up. Maybe by Wednesday I'll feel like myself again. Until then...go clean your room!

15 comments:

  1. The very second Doc comes home, get the rugrats into bed, snuggle up on the couch and rest. I mean it!

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  2. You are a saint, you know that? I wouldn't do dishes when I'm sick for all the... well, for anything, actually. doing dishes sucks the big'un to begin with.

    As for cleanin' me room-- this is the advantage to livin' in a closet-- don't take no time ay-tall to clean it!! Plus, you get to drag the mattress out, flop it over a railing and spank the shit outta it!!! Whoo-hoo!!

    ::ahem::

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  3. Glad you're feeling better. So you know, you're not the only one dealing with a house that's a disaster area. We're slogging through right now, and hopefully the place will be in some kind of order by the end of this month.

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  4. Elizabeth: Yes ma'am!

    Captain: Yes I am a saint!

    Bubs: Thanks...good luck with your project!

    Deadspot: A five day antibiotic regimine.

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  5. Wishing you all sorts of healing luck.

    What did you watch? I love the occasional weekend filled with nothing but unhealthy munchies and unhealthy TV ... as my a** can attest.

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  6. Beth: We watched Spongebob, Scooby Doo, Murder She Wrote (natch), and some Japanese Pokemon Magic Card crap that the kids were fascinated with for some unknown reason. Actually that was Sunday morning and when it was over, the Ernest Angely Hour, started up and I decided to kill my television. Though, as far as televangelists go, he's pretty scandal free and non-offensive.

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  7. I hope you recover quickly! And by the way, something is wrong with your sequencing. You did dishes, sweeped, and then got dressed? What would the neighbors peeking through the windows think?

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  8. SD: I did dishes and swept in my jammies. So the neighbors should have had nothing to be alarmed about.

    I must say, I admire your mad process analysis skillz.

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  9. Thanks for telling me to clean my room, Mom. I always need to hear it. *sigh* I'm going to go cut up some strawberries and then fold my laundry.

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  10. "...best lunch she'd ever had...."

    WOW! Can we get some of that, too?

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  11. They have Maids for that, you know - especially when you're feeling sick. It's worth every penny, trust me, and I don't even have kids.

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  12. BSUWG: You got it! One sausage biscuit with a side of carrots and ranch dressing coming up!

    GKL: I'm sure it's worth it, but once you have kids, you no longer have pennies.

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  13. I hope you are feeling better now! ;( I agree with Lemon, I applaud you for doing dishes sick I have enough trouble doingthem feeling well....

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