Sunday, May 04, 2008

What Did You Do All Day?

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?'

She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?'

'Yes,' was his incredulous reply.

She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'


Well, you know what, come next week i may just not do it either!!

This email I received summed up my week-fed an extra 4 for a few days while they shore off the wool around the sheep's bottoms prior to lambing, madly sewed, cooked and made organizng phonecalls for the School market, tried to remember to blog at least once and hoped that people will forgive me for my lack of comments...(I'll be back next week!!) and stayed up late into every night getting organized so i could skip town on the family for Friday and Saturday to attend the Church Ladies convention 5 hours away on the bus! We are holding it here next year and as President I had to go and see how it ran and receive the banner etc. My scariest moment was climbing on the mini bus and taking my seat...near a woman called Valda....and fearing that I was just like Mrs. Hoggett on Babe!!! Remember her going off to CWA on the bus fearing for Hooggett's sanity?-Well, i feared for mine! but I had a perfectly fine time..I kept remembering my parents credo for life-"you have to learn to make your own fun!"

I bought some great books which I will share, sewed a heap of redwork, ate some great slice and enjoyed being treated pretty much as the pet...because I was a good 20 years younger than everyone else! My family survived and appreciated me so much more when I wandered back -so all in all a good result.

I can't be bothered walking down to the woolshed tonight to get my camera, so photos of interesting happenings will have to wait-hopefully see you soon, have a good day, Tracey


Carolyn said...

Reading that story, all I could think was, "She's just going to have to clean it all up tomorrow!" Sounds as if you need a little relaxation this week...

Clare said...

I feel like doing that some days too. Just letting them get on with it LOL.

Sounds as if you are going to need a week to recover.

Elaine Adair said...

GREAT post.


Linda said...

So funny, thanks for the giggles Tracey. Sounds like you had a wonderful time....*s*

Susie said...

Sounds like you've had more to do than time to do it! Hope you get the chance to relax just a bit soon.
Is it almost lambing season? I loved when you posted pictures last year!
Take care.

Chookyblue...... said...

the trip is what you make it and sounds like you made it have lots of work to do now planning it for next year..........and WHAT is your camera doing in the woolshed???? I can't believe you left it there

Chocolate Cat said...

You make me tired just reading what you are doing ! Wonder what would happen if we all just stopped doing everything occassionally???

Carol said...

Oh my gosh Tracey, I'm getting frazzled just reading all that you've done there. But the story ... priceless!!!

Libby said...

Truer words have not been spoken *s* Try to take a moment or two just to catch your breath.

Nines said...

Funny...and then again, so true it might be a little sad!!

Glad you made it a good time for yourself over the weekend. Happiness shouldn't depend on circumstances, huh?

Quilting_Basket_Case said...

I know that I'm late in discovering your blog, but I'm laughing so hard that I'm crying. I have always wanted to do that--my DH cannot understand what I do! What a great idea!