THE DOMESTIC GODDESS (CLUB PROMPT – GETTING READY)

AFTER 3 WEEKS OF DEALING WITH WATER PIPE AND HEATING ISSUES IN OUR EASTERN SHORE RENTAL HOUSE AND A PIPE BREAK AT HOME IN PITTSBURGH, I’M FEELING A LITTLE FRAZZLED AND THE HOUSE HERE HASN’T BEEN PROPERLY CLEANED UP IN A WHILE AND IS STARTING TO GET ON MY NERVES.

THURSDAY MORNING

7.00A RISE AND SHINE. FEELING PRETTY GOOD THIS MORNING. WILL BREAKFAST AND GET READY TO GET THIS HOUSE   CLEANED UP AND BACK IN ORDER!

7.51A CALL FROM MARY. WRITER’S CLUB CANCELLED TODAY.  DRAT.  WELL, MUST BE SIGN FROM GOD…WILL HAVE MORE TIME TO GET THIS PLACE IN ORDER.

8.00A REMEMBER I HAVE WORK TO DO ONLINE.…MUST DO THAT. MUST PAY FOR RENTAL BEFORE CLEANING IT.

8.50A RECEIVE CALL FROM OIL COMPANY ASKING IF I WANT SHIPMENT TODAY. TELL THEM YES, DEFINITELY!

CONTINUE MY WORK ON COMPUTER

9.00A RECEIVE CALL FROM HEATING GUY WHO WAS HERE YESTERDAY.

CONTINUE MY WORK ON COMPUTER

9.06A RECEIVE FIRST SKYPE MESSAGE OF THE DAY ON COMPUTER FROM MOM. CHAT WITH HER FOR 20 MINUTES UNTIL SHE LEAVES FOR GYM.

9:27A CONTINUE MY WORK ON COMPUTER…REALLY NEED TO FINISH THESE JOBS.

9.38A RECEIVE CALL FROM AMAZON CONCERNING GIFT CARD ISSUE.

BEGIN THINKING I SHOULD GET OUT OF BRIGHT RED, MOOSE-PRINT P.J.s AND INTO CLOTHES ON OFF CHANCE OIL PEOPLE SHOW UP EARLY BUT THEN THINK, I HAVE NEVER HAD A WORKER ON EASTERN SHORE SHOW UP EARLY IN MORNING SO I CONTINUE TO FINISH MY WORK ON COMPUTER….ALMOST DONE WITH THAT ANYWAY.

9.43A OIL WORKER DEFIES MY THINKING AND SHOWS UP AT DOOR.

9.55A ONLINE WORK NOW COMPLETE. I’LL GET STARTED CLEANING AS SOON AS I’M DRESSED. OH, NEED TO CALL RESTORATION CONTRACTOR IN PITTSBURGH ABOUT OUR HOUSE THERE. WILL DO THAT NOW BEFORE I FORGET. LEAVE MESSAGE.

10:05A TOSS IN LAUNDRY

10:15A GET DRESSED

10:30A CALL MARY AND MAKE PLANS TO MEET AT 12:30P FOR LUNCH. CAN SURELY CLEAN UP HOUSE BEFORE 12:30P.

10:47A DECIDE TO CALL JAKE THE PLUMBER BEFORE CLEANING TO SEE IF HE’S COMING TODAY TO DEAL WITH PIPES HERE. HE REPORTS NO, NOT TODAY, PROBABLY TOMORROW.

11:00A GET SON OUT OF BED AND MAKE HIM BREAKFAST. NO SCHOOL AGAIN TODAY. WELL, MAYBE HE CAN HELP GET THIS PLACE IN ORDER. OUR DAY JUST GETTING STARTED OVER HERE.

11:20A MARY COMES OVER WITH A PROJECT FOR ME TO HELP WITH. WORK ON THAT WITH HER AND WE SIT DOWN TO CHAT FOR A WHILE. DECIDE AT NOON TO GO EARLY TO OUR LUNCH. SPENCER ALREADY HUNGRY AGAIN ANYWAY.

NOON OUT TO LUNCH. FEELING BAD THAT HOUSE IS NOT CLEANED YET BUT CONSOLE MYSELF WITH THOUGHT THAT EATING LUNCH WILL GIVE ME NEWFOUND ENERGY TO DEAL WITH HOUSEWORK ONCE WE’RE BACK. NO PROBLEM…THE DAY IS YOUNG.

1:10P RETURN FROM LUNCH. HUSBAND NOW HERE EARLIER THAN EXPECTED. EVEN BETTER. THREE OF US WILL BUZZ THROUGH THIS CLEANUP THAT NEEDS DONE. BUT HUSBAND VERY TIRED AND REPORTS HE WILL HAVE A REST FIRST. FINE. I WILL CHECK MY WORK, SPENCER CAN DO HIS ALGEBRA, AND WE’LL ALL MEET UP IN A BIT TO GET THIS PLACE BACK IN ORDER.

1:35P MOM ON SKYPE AGAIN. CHAT WITH HER FOR 20 MINUTES.

1:52P SHARE WITH SPENCER INTERESTING ARTICLE IN NEWSPAPER AND TELL HIM WE WILL BE CLEANING UP THIS PLACE ONCE HIS FATHER GETS UP.

2:23P FOLD LAUNDRY. DECIDE TO GET GOING ON HOUSEWORK. WILL SURPRISE HUSBAND WHEN HE GETS UP TO HAVE PLACE IN ORDER AND CLEAN!

2.27P RECEIVE RETURN CALL FROM RESTORATION COMPANY IN PITTSBURGH STATING THEY WILL BE IN THERE NEXT WEEK TO DO THE RESTORATION WORK.

2:40P MESSAGE MOM TO TELL HER ABOUT THE RESTORATION COMPANY NOT COMING IN TILL NEXT WEEK.

2:45P RECEIVE CALL FROM PITTSBURGH REALTOR ASKING IF HOUSE CAN BE SHOWN TOMORROW. SURE, BUT PLEASE LET   THEM KNOW WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A DISASTER THERE. SPEAKING OF DISASTERS…THIS PLACE I’M LIVING IN REALLY NEEDS CLEANED UP TOO…..IS THERE SUCH A THING AS DOMESTIC RESTORATION COMPANY?

2:50P SKYPE MOM AND TELL HER ABOUT HOUSE SHOWING TOMORROW AND MAKE HER DAY! (MOM MOST ANXIOUS TO HAVE OUR HOUSE THERE SOLD).

3:03P TRY TO CALL PITTSBURGH RESTORATION CONTRACTOR TO ASK QUESTION. NO ANSWER…WILL HAVE TO CALL TOMORROW. MUST GET READY AND MOVE ON THIS HOUSEWORK. WILL JUST CHECK AND BE SURE NO JOBS ARE ON COMPUTER FIRST.

3.15P DO HAVE ONLINE WORK SO I DO THAT FOR A WHILE.

4:42P OLDER SON ON SKYPE – SEND HIM MESSAGE ABOUT HIS UPCOMING B-DAY THIS WEEKEND.

4:43P SCHOOL CALLS WITH MESSAGE THAT THEY WILL CANCEL AGAIN TOMORROW. MAKE SPENCER’S DAY TELLING HIM NO SCHOOL AGAIN. SKYPE MOM TO TELL HER ABOUT THIS…ALSO REALIZE I AM NOT GETTING FAR ON CLEANING UP THIS HOUSE.

4:45P HUSBAND HAS WORK MEETING VIA COMPUTER AND THEN WE WILL DO DINNER AND THEN GET THIS HOUSE IN ORDER. FINISH MY OWN WORK ON COMPUTER.

5:10P MOM REPLIES SHE ISN’T SURPRISED ABOUT THE SCHOOL CANCELLATION, MAKES DREARY PREDICTION THAT NEXT WEEK WON’T BE MUCH BETTER AND THEY’LL PROBABLY CANCEL THEN TOO. OMG.

5:30P FINISH TALKING TO OLDER SON AND MOM VIA SKYPE. EVENING IS JUST GETTING STARTED, OF COURSE, BUT REALLY MUST GET STARTED ON HOUSEWORK. HUSBAND’S TUMMY GROWLS…..MUST FEED MY HUNGRY MEN FIRST. COOK FOR THEM.

6:15P REMEMBER I NEED TO GET BANKING IN ORDER AND FILE PAPERWORK ALL OVER DESK CONCERNING TWO HOUSE DISASTERS. WILL START THERE AND THEN CLEAN UP.

6:30P ANOTHER JOB COMES IN ONLINE. OKAY, WILL DO THAT AND THEN SEE WHERE THINGS ARE AT.

7:48P SKYPE MOM ABOUT POSSIBLE WEEKEND IN HOTEL IN FAIRFAX WHILE HUSBAND IS THERE FOR HIS JOB! HOW COOL IS THAT? BUT WE AREN’T SURE ABOUT PLUMBER AND WHETHER HE WILL NEED TO WORK WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY BE IN HOUSE INSTEAD OF UNDER IT. CAN’T REALLY MAKE FIRM PLAN. HMMM….

7:50P MESSAGE SON’S WIFE IN CALIFORNIA TO LET HER KNOW ABOUT HER PERSONAL ITEMS IN OUR PITTSBURGH HOUSE. NICE GIRL SHE IS….PROBABLY HAS CLEAN HOUSE TOO.

7:59P RECEIVE CALL FROM EASTERN SHORE PLUMBER. HE REPORTS HE WILL BE HERE IN MORNING TO DEAL WITH PIPES. THANK GOD!!! TEXT LANDLORD TO LET HIM KNOW.

8:05P RECEIVE TEXT FROM LANDLORD STATING HE IS HAPPY TO HEAR PLUMBER WILL FINALLY SHOW UP!

8:30P SEND YOUNGER SON OFF FOR SHOWER AND BED.

8:50P BANG ON BATHROOM DOOR AND REMIND SON THAT HE IS NOT TAKING 30-MINUTE SHOWERS IN MIDDLE OF WINTER WHEN OIL IS AT A PREMIUM!

8:55P HUSBAND AND I HAVE A LITTLE QUIET TIME AND WATCH A MOVIE.

10:00P SLEEPY NOW. WILL TRY AND DO HOUSEWORK TOMORROW. AFTER ALL, THE WEEKEND’S JUST GETTING STARTED………

Q: HOW CAN I GET READY WHEN I CAN’T EVEN GET CAUGHT UP?

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5 thoughts on “THE DOMESTIC GODDESS (CLUB PROMPT – GETTING READY)

    • I’m so glad you went back and read this….I had forgotten about it and it gave me a laugh too going back and reading it again! Thanks for the visit…I feel so bad not posting for so long, but we’re in way over our heads with this move……wading through boxes…I think it would be easier just to live in a box! 🙂

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