For those of you who are not my friends on Facebook, and by the way, why the hell aren't you? Whatever the reason you are not privy to my every waking thought, hmm that could explain why.  Anyway, never fear, I am back to catch you up on my life. I KNOW! I am posting more than just thought provoking quote or a story I copied from someone else. I'll wait while you rush to the bathroom to avoid peeing your pants in excitement. Wait... it's just a bullet post, no need to get that paper bag to breathe into.

Proof you can still teach an old dog, here's some crap I have learned recently.

Answering the phone before 8am is a crap shoot.  It could be my boss asking if I could come help that day with a store revision. Where revision means playing Bob the Builder. So I was building, organizing and restocking cards from drop off to pick up of my kids, on one of my scheduled days off. On the flip side maybe the a/c guy coming to do our yearly checkup was available to come EARLY! When does that EVER happen?!

School skate night is entertaining. For all the wrong reasons! Yeah, yeah, watching my kids skate and hang out with their school friends is fun. But watching the older siblings, mainly middle schoolers flirt and dance is way more entertaining. Playing count the inappropriate tattoos and missing teeth is possibly the best game of all. 
Also? Note to skating rink: please stop selling crap that lights up for kids to put in their mouths. Those damned blinking retainers and pacifiers are disgusting. And they scream white trash. Thus all the kids, mine included, want them! Please for the love of Pete at least close the "Pro Shop" on school skate night. And here I have no idea what Pro Shop actually means.

The number of extra days I work is directly proportional to the added amount of mess in my house. Upside is it is also proportionally related to the extra amount of money in my bank account. Between Mother's Day and that 8am phone call I have been at work more mornings than home, thus the house is quickly becoming a disaster area. When there are loads, plural, of DISHES to be done there is trouble. And don't ask me why I am the only one capable of loading and running the dishwasher in this house, I have yet to learn that!

I could never work full time and have little kids, I have an amazing respect for those who juggle it all. I have come to the conclusion that I am missing the multitasking life gene. Actually this is one of those things I have always known. There's even a name for my condition. Damn, what was it again? Oh yeah, PROCRASTINATION!

You can get a lot of crap done just during commercials. Tifaux is possibly not the best invention EVAH after all! Don't get me wrong I sure as hell wouldn't give it up, but sometimes regular viewing actually helps me get more accomplished by splitting a big job up into little bits.

I need to quit finding new blogs to read. By the time I catch up with new posts in my reader I don't have time to write my own posts. Damn there's that procrastination problem again! But really go check out that blog, well written with great pictures. Remember the photographer friend I was asking you to vote in a contest for? It's his site. 

Alright, time to watch some Gilmore Girls and clean the girl's bathroom during commercials. 


I am of the buckle down and get it all done in an hour so I can sit on my ass the rest of the day persuasion. I'm amazed at how much you can do in a short amount of time with the Internet calling for you to hurry up and come play.

April 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

I have the same problems with new blogs, people who live with me who pretend they either don't notice OR think they shouldn't do anything, plus the idea of being paid for a career on top of motherhood!
And single mothers? They are HEROES!

April 22, 2009 at 2:09 PM  

Great update Karen. You have been very busy...isn't it amazing when no one is home that the house still gets dirty? What the hey???
I have yet to see the white trash mouth pieces at the skating rink. Well, I suppose I need to get over there and check it all out...

PS. Glad to hear that my green nagging is least on someone. :)

April 22, 2009 at 2:50 PM  

You are so right on pounding through stuff during commercials. My favorite tactic is if I finish work at say 4:45 to see how much I can get done before 5:15. Usually it's a good healthy chore -- like waxing the fiurniture downstairs, etc. My reward? A gin and tonic! Yes, rewarding yourself with alcohol is a good thing. :-)

April 22, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

Hey, been wonderin' where you've been lately!

I myself am procrastinating the massive mountain of laundry I hid in the office; hoping Hubby won't notice until I get back this evening from my brother's performance so I can fold it while viewing T.V.!

Like ProHMKR said; Gin & Tonic's are great! Only, I make mine with Vodka! LOL!

Beer and vino work very nicely too as a reward!

April 23, 2009 at 5:35 PM  

First - I totally wish we had school skate night. I absolutely LOVE the skating rink and have so since I was a kid. I think we're going to take a visit to the skating rink next weekend.

Second - I've been doing that cleaning during commercials thing for YEARS. I love it. It's like cleaning on crack - you get to relax and watch your favorite TV and then you clean like a crazy woman for a few minutes. It I was still doing works for me wednesday posts that would be one.

April 30, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

AND - I had to Google that quote to remember it was from Harry Met Sally.

April 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

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