Sunday, June 24, 2007

Pack a box or clean up doggie doo doo????


Oh how great it is to be me, I swear things happen that make me shake my head and wonder if the universe is just playing a cruel joke......this is just an example of how things usually go around here.

Today we have to dismantle both trampoline and swing set and I find myself coming up with all sorts of excuses to not do it.
Funny thing is that most of the time I don't even have to try and find something else to do, I just bring it upon myself.
Like this morning I went into the kitchen and started up the coffee machine.....if you know me at all you will understand the love I have for that thing. (hence why I'm taking it with me on the move, if a mover comes at me with a box for my coffeemaker, I will seriously hurt somebody!)

I get the coffee going and then look around the kitchen and remember "I need to finish packing that instant aid box". I walk over to it and notice that one of the dogs has pooped right next to the box, so I walk into the bathroom to get toilet paper and notice that the seat is up, before I set it down I decide to just go ahead and give the toilet a good clean, which I do. When I'm done I figure the whole bathroom might as well get a once over to match the sparkly clean toilet.....yeah you know where this is heading, I cleaned the bathroom.

When I was done I walked into the living room and sat at the computer chair to check my email, the dog poop and the "instant aid box" completely out of my mind. Then I realize that I haven't had my coffee so I got into the kitchen and pour myself a cup. Now I'm sitting there sipping the coffee and start looking around again trying to remind myself of what needs to be done, lo and behold I see the box again, which prompts me to walk towards it only THIS time I wasn't as lucky because I stepped RIGHT into that doggie doodoo.
Moral of the story??? ALWAYS WEAR SLIPPERS AROUND THE HOUSE!!!!

I am happy to report that the poop has been cleaned up, my feet washed, the box has had some more items added to it and I'm happily sipping on the now cold coffee, not sure why I'm so happy about that but I guess anything is better after you've literally stepped in it.

It's pretty much crunch time and from today until thursday morning we'll be busy and exhausted and overwhelmed and stressed. It's going to be a rollercoaster of emotions but I'm fully prepared for it, I even bought some kleenex in case I have a little meltdown LOL

Since we'll be staying at the house until we leave, we won't have anything but our clothes, a small tv, the kids video games, our computers and an air mattress to sleep on. Sound like fun???
See I thought that I would be freaking out but then I realize that this will be an adventure, when do you ever get to camp out in your living room and eat out of paper plates on the floor???
Other than the times mommy is too tired to use actual dishes for dinner and couldn't care less if they sprawl out in front of the tv, though in my defense that has only happened when I'm really sick or lately with all the packing.

Well Curt just woke up and we need to get things under way, can't wait until the whole house is echoing because that will mean everything is gone. Watch out Arizona, here comes trouble LOL

You all have a wonderful sunday, have a glass of iced tea for me will ya??? I'm going to be sweaty and cranky by the time the day is over. Oh the joys of moving!!!

15 comments:

Mari said...

You sound like me! I am always starting off to do something, only to find other things along the way. Keep at it - Before you know it, you will be moved and life will be back to normal craziness!

toddler said...

Just wanted to say good luck with the move. I am beginning to think that is a mom's disease, always getting distracted by something else that needs to be done!I thought it was just me but I am finding out it isn't which is nice.......is there a cure????

Kitty said...

I have the Mom's Disease, too... I am always getting distracted in the middle of jobs, too!! Oh, I am sorry to hear about that doggie doo-doo, that's one of the worst feelings in the world, icky!! Hope the rest of your packing goes smoothly for you!!

Org Junkie said...

I do that all the time! The get distracted part that is...I can't say I've ever stepped in dog poo poo...lol.
Enjoy your adventure!!
Laura
PS: Your smiley guy is hilarious :)

Karen said...

Found you through "I'm an organizing junky."
Laughed the whole way through this post because it sounds JUST LIKE ME!
Great post. Good luck getting everything done.

kellyo75 said...

I can totally relate to your blog. So refreshing to see someone else going through the same things! Have a great day!

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Hey Sandra! You sound like me! I'm always getting distracted and heading off to do other things then what I should be doing. lol

Coffee sounds really good right now, but I've yet to unpack the coffee maker. lol We've been in CA since April and it's almost July!!! I obviously am not like most people when it comes to coffee. I have cravings for it and will go a week needing it to survive and then I'll go for months and not need any. lol

I'm praying that your move goes well. I was just thinking...we'll be closer now that we're in CA and ya'll are moving to Arizona. Perhaps we can meet half way and do something some weekend?!?!? What do you think?

Oh, did you ever send the book? No rush if you haven't, I just wanted to know if I should be on the lookout for it.

Hugs,
Eden

Sharon Kay said...

I look forward to your daily family story and remember how it use to be when my little ones were growing up.

Teaching my own said...

I have really enjoyed your blog! And your meme's look wonderful! I am going to have to bookmark your blog, and come back again.

Ali
(www.homeschoolblogger.com/aligirl)

Sandra said...

Thank you all, I'm glad I'm not the only one drifting off something to do and ending up messing with other stuff along the way. LOL

Eden, I'm mailing the book off this afternoon, so be on the lookout ok???
Again I'm sorry its' taken so long.

annie said...

Poor you, stepping in doggie doo... I'm a poet and didn't know it :o)
Hope your moving continues to go well!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

OH NO!!!!!!!!!! Not a good way to start the day huh?

Linda

smilnsigh said...
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smilnsigh said...

And now as I write, it is Tues. June 26th.

"5 and a wake up!"

Courage and hugs. Lots and lots of both. :-))))

Mari-Nanci

Jen in MS said...

LOL I have days like that too! Good luck with your move!!

Have a blessed day!