Saturday, March 20, 2010

What's the opposite of a domestic goddess?

Damning judgement of my housekeeping skills:

Whenever I tidy up the house, mop floors/clean bathrooms etc, I can count on at least one of my kids to ask: Are we having visitors?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Don't panic!

I'm heeeeeerrrrre!! I have no less than eight unpublished posts that I need to edit and polish up (or possibly consign to the DELETE pile), but I promised a post by end of week, so here I am....

This afternoon the phone rings. It's my mother:

Is No. 1 Son alright?

Um.... Yes, I reply. Well, I don't know, given that he's on a cruise ship somewhere in the Pacific and not due home till tomorrow, but I assume.... I begin to feel a mild panic setting in.

Er, why wouldn't he be?

Here's the thing: we really do not watch much TV. Or read newspapers. Except on Thursday when the Green Guide comes out and I always buy The Age... except when I forget... so all I hear is snippets on the radio while driving around. If I'm not listening to Pink or Katie Perry, or some other CD, that is.

So I had no idea there were disaster-strength cyclones in the Pacific, that parts of Fiji had been flattened (pfft, again??), and MY FIRSTBORN IS ON A CHUNK OF METAL FLOATING AROUND THE FREAKING PACIFIC???!!!

I did a quick Google search and discovered that the ship has a blog (LOL - of course it does), and apparently all is well. Anyhow, I figure that if I haven't had a phone call or telegram or something, then I have nothing to worry about....

So when Bike Boy got home, I asked him if he was aware of the extreme weather in the region. Turns out, he was...but he didn't think to mention it to me.

I somehow refrained from belting him.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Smoke signal

Just FYI, I'm not lying around in a mopey old funk or anything at the moment. Things are actually good, I've just been flat out with landscaping/gardening stuff (put in another dozen plants yesterday, hurrah!) and generally busy. I'm making the most of the last of the good weather and spending more time outside than stuck in front of the computer.

As well, my blogging mojo is still a bit MIA (apart from on the house front over here).

I do have some stuff to write about though, so I'll aim to get back here and do something about that by end of week.

Right now I'm off for another one of my fab (not!) medical tests and then to work. Onward!