Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Greatest Eye into Other Worlds

Hello to my new followers.....thank you for visiting.  I am sitting at the computer - the greatest eye into other worlds yet invented and also the greatest time waster of the modern age....but at the moment I am using it as an excuse to avoid other more mundane stuff.....like cleaning the blades of all the ceiling fans in the house, which now I calculate is nine in total.  They do not actually have dags hanging off them but you can see where they will form like those limestone thingys in caves.  During the summer it is easy to avoid this job - just keep the fans spinning and you cannot see the gunge on them.....makes you worry that you actually breathe the same air though....but now summer is gone and the leaves are starting to turn and the breeze is getting cool and the quilts are appearing on the beds at night.  I should be finishing at least 2 quilt tops I have downstairs....but instead I am sitting here mooching through other people's blogs.   But others do so much.....they are inspiring and I want to do it all....all those Heaven & Earth Designs and all those Christmas ornaments and all those beautiful samplers ....but have to go to work and clean shower screens and weed the garden.  You can put these things off....but there comes a tipping point when the shower screen that was installed clean and clear become so opaque....and the weeds outnumber the plants.....not housewife of the year material am I, but there does come a point when even I have to make an effort, put aside all the things I want to do (stitching of various sorts.....sleeping....reading....) and become a slave of duty.  I believed for some time when the kids were little, that if I created a clean and tidy house this would set a standard for their lives and when they were old enough to clean and tidy they would help out without being chivvied too much.....HOW WRONG WAS I......maybe people are born clean and tidy or slovenly.....I have one clean and tidy child and 2 slovenly - to the extent they need to be driven with a  cattle prod......and it is not a Y chromosome thing either....Bee and Pat are the slovenly ones....Pat would not shower for weeks given half a chance.....he is 16 - and I would like to point out that he is NOT given half a chance.......

So all I can do is keep cleaning and tidying and hope they move out soon and discover the realities of life without Mother......

Here is the slovelny one and the tidy one....this is some years ago and they are both over 6ft now
But I figure that if I clean the downstairs fans I will have accumulated enough brownie points to sit for the rest of the afternoon stitching my wedding anniversary sampler....but I might just look at a few more blogs....just in case I miss something vital........

3 comments:

  1. hello your boys, tiddy or untiddy look cute. I share your feeling about blog browsing, you want to do so much more project!

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  2. OMG how cute are they. Tim hasn't changed a bit (just taller as you said). Don't tell him I said that boys can be so sensitive. LOL. I thought the only point of having kids was so you had mini slaves to top up your drinks and do the house cleaning. Now I'm so glad I didn't have them as obviously this is not the case!!
    xoxo

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  3. Hahaha such a funny post to start my day with, looks a lot like my life...Sometimes I feel I must have been born to work,clean and sleep....And in between there's little time left for stitching....
    Thanks for visiting and following my blog...
    Hugs from a Springy Amsterdam
    Erna
    Ps I love your Scotland photos...

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