Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 2,
Thirteen “Relaxing” Things That I Have Done During My “Vacation” From Work

1. Enough laundry to clothe a small nation.

2. Cleaned and organized the Man-Cub’s bedroom including his closet. I feel lucky to be alive after witnessing the evil that lurked behind that door.

3. Mopped muddy paw prints off the hardwood floors approximately five million times (we won’t even discuss the other puppy related messes that I have cleaned up, he is just a baby after all and accidents are to be expected but, the muddy paw prints, egad, they are annoying).

4. Battled the after-Christmas sales shoppers for large Rubbermaid containers in which to store my holiday decorations. I won.

5. Tried to convince Hugh that we absolutely did need the artificial evergreen wreath that is five feet in diameter even though Christmas is over and we will just have to store it until next year. Half off, Hugh! Half. Off!

6. Watched one episode of The View and mentally calculated the slowest, most painful way for each of the co-hosts to die. That is an hour of my life that I will never get back.

7. Picked up and carted a plethora of boxes, wrappers, cellophane, twisty-ties and other paraphernalia that the kids new toys came wrapped in out of the house and up the hill to the trash can only to turn around and face another child of mine asking me to please help open his/her new toy because he/she wants to plaaaaay with it, oh please, oh please, oh please. Gah.

8. Cleaned the kitchen a thousand times.

9. Swept cookie crumbs from the kitchen floor.

10. Deep cleaned all three bathrooms, including the grout on the tile floors, the inside of the toilet tanks (I know, I have no idea, either) and the windows.

11. Organized my underwear drawer to make room for all the new things that I am planning to buy with the Victoria’s Secret gift card that Hugh gave me for Christmas.

12. Re-organized the attic so that I can store the holiday decorations in chronological order, in color-coded Rubbermaid containers that I had to rumble with the other shoppers to buy.

13. Gotten up at 5:00 every morning to take the puppy out for his morning break. Ok, fine, Hugh does that part but, I am there with him in spirit and my spirit is exhausted.

This is why I can never quit my day job; I need it to relax.

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  1. Oof I'll bet you're busy between the kids and the puppy!

    And yes, you can justify buying decorations...espeically when they're half off!!! Glad you got your wreath!

    My 13 are up. I moved my blog and this is my first 13 in my new digs.

  2. hi there!

    i totally know what you mean about your week off from work. i'm back at work today and just EXHAUSTED! i haven't had this much peace and quiet since last week. lol.

    oh and, the View hasn't been the same since Meredith and Star left.

    Love your blog!

  3. great list! it made me smile!

    here's to a "relaxing" 2007!

  4. I'm pretty hyped to be back at work myself. Maybe next week I will start the Thursday 13.

  5. You should have a nice clean house now. I know, I know, if it's like my house it needs to be done all over again, thanks to the boys!

  6. I can definitely relate!! For us it was the week of Thanksgiving when my husband had off all week. Then it was suddenly the next week and I was really ready for vacation.

    Happy T13 and happy new year!

  7. I know about the cookie crumbs and trying to keep a clean house. Never ending exhausting job.
    Your puppy is so cute! Thank goodness you have wood floors, I know mopping a million times is tough, but imagine if you had carpet!
    I agree here's to a relaxing 2007!
    Happy TT!