Friday, October 10, 2008

Been Workin' So Hard, Keep Punchin' My Card

The past few weeks have been hectic for me, work done plumb got crazy on me. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good thing - just busy.

And ::ahem:: if you are so interested, yes, the network is open again.

But all this workworkworkin' has made me slide on my upkeeping of the house and I think my OCD is starting to give me nervous ticks.

So today I've been trying to catch up and I've thoroughly have managed to disgust myself. No, not just with the dry crunchy dry cereal leftovers on the floor (although I really should only allow Darwin snacks at the table, geesh), not the gray haze on all my furniture (but still, ewwwww), not the five loads of laundry to put away and the eight loads to be washed (do they make robots for that yet? laundry-put-awayers?) but what REALLY sent me over the edge was a pan of leftover cornbread.

Cornbread that I thought was about a week old.

I'm guessing I have seriously lost all account of the passage of time because goddamn was that ever disgusting. Green and brown and black and red and cobwebby things and HOLY CRAP THE SMELL. ::gag::

And yes, I did attack that mess. As well as the laundry. But the floors and dust? Meh. That can wait.

Instead I've been listening to Darwin sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "The Roof is On Fire" all day. I also watched Griffin plan, make and test a zip-line.

We've kicked the soccer ball around outside, watched a movie, made a snack together.

And reminding myself why I work so much - to take care of them. And to remind the stupid Mommy Guilt to shut the fuck up already.


MichelleB said...

I actually vacuumed today! Those stairs just got to me. I can only take so much.

I must admit, I really had no idea that cornbread could turn so lovely!

Liz said...

Tell me more about your little engineer / zip line disigner. How did he do it? Don't you love it when they do things like that...

Anonymous said...

My kids are all in their 20's. When they were in grade school I use to try and get by on 3-4 hours sleep so that I would be able to fit everything in-the house with the once a week washed floor moldings(because my mother in law did)the full time job, coaching soccer- well I don't think I enjoyed much of it. Often spend family time we often went out to eat because there were no distractions of things to be done. Now is when I think you deserve that parenting reward. Who the hell hasn't had a science experiment in the fridge or elsewhere in the house? It took me alot longer than it did you to figure out the reason for the hamster wheel. Your son made a fantastic self portrait!

Sasha said...

Oh good freakin' lord, but it's nice to hear I'm not the only one who kicks her own ass for sucking at cleaning. The funny thing? I'm a FREAK about organization. I just claim (though it IS true!) that when there's such a huge ass mess, it's too much for me to take in, and I don't know where to start. HOORAY for being human. :) And really, it all starts over once you get it done anyway!

misschris said...

Tell you what. The dirt? It's always there. I gave letting it get to me a long time ago. If my house were perfect, my kids would suffer. I'd be crazy. And my WORD would it be boring around here.

A zipline? Awesomeness.

Angelina said...

I haven't managed to get all my laundry done in one day for three years. There is an ever present pile that is either big or bigger.

I'm impressed with the corn bread. I had some liquid basil that would have been good for an experiment of some kind.