Saturday, October 15, 2005

Steve is back!!! :) It's so nice to have a whole family again. When he gets home I feel this tension that I didn't even know was there lifted off of me.

I've been feeling frustrated lately because our house is always a mess. Granted, I'm no amazing housekeeper, but the fault is mostly Emma's. She can take a spotless room and trash it in under three minutes. Today I was trying to get the house all clean for Steve's return, and she did her best to thwart my efforts. For example, I completely cleaned the kitchen. A minute later I asked her to go in there and throw something in the trash...one more minute later I went in to see what she was doing...the towel on the stove had been thrown on the floor, she'd removed about half the contents of the trash can and thrown them on the floor, plus my cookbooks were strewn about on the floor. The dogs were happily eating things that had been thrown out of the trash, namely used muffin cups, and spreading pieces all over the clean floor. Sigh. I don't know what I can do to have a cleaner house, besides clean it from top to bottom every night after Emma goes to bed. We all know that's not going to happen!

We have to be at some KPMG function tomorrow at 7:45am so I better be off to bed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is there an image thief thing on your blog? What does that mean?

Sarah said...

Oops, thanks for letting me know. I couldn't see it and didn't realize I was an image thief! I fixed it!

'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.


Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.


Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."