Unbagging the Cats 1

Unbagging the Cats 1

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cutting Corners to Fill the Page

I had so much I WANTED to do this month, but life seems to have gotten in the way. Now it's parent conference time, and I have to spend two evenings this week at school. Oh, the payoff is that school is not in session on Friday. But that's the day of the science fair at the local junior college, and we always have entries. They give prize money, you know. And a scholarship. So I will be there from 7:30 until 4:00. Longer, even, than a regular school day.

Further flies in my ointment, bees in my bonnet, thorns in my side, pains in my patooty, kicks in my head, objects stuck in my craw, and rain on my parade, are the following:

Hick's knee surgery and convalescence

The Pony's recent illness and subsequent medical appointment

Tax time looming

It's not that these items aren't worthy of my attention. They are good causes. But they have kept me from doing things I'd RATHER be doing. Like whipping some submissions into shape, and actually submitting them. That loss of an hour to spring ahead did not help matters. I can do a lot in an hour. Like type up four blog posts. I'm not saying they're GOOD blog posts. But they're posts.

I could probably eliminate chair napping. But that would cut into my five hours a night. And I kind of need my rest. Only yesterday, a colleague asked if I was sick. I don't hold it against her. She's known for asking chubby women if they're pregnant, inquiring after people's dead relatives, and complimenting young girls on their Halloween costume mustaches. Which are, at times, merely a manifestation of a facial hair issue.

Something's gotta give. I'm going to broach the subject with a game of family Would You Rather. My first question? Would you rather eat off dirty plates, or wear dirty clothes?

9 comments:

irishoma said...

Dirty clothes.

Stephen Hayes said...

I'd rather where dirty clothes, or clean clothes and paper plates.

Sioux said...

I have a solution that will double the time you have "off" to write.

1)Use paper plates. Then throw the dirty paper plates to Juno. She'll make sure they're "recycled."

2) Buy your boys and your husband "Croc Clothes." They're all the rage here in the big city. Made out of the same material as the beloved shoes, all you do is hose them off when they get soiled.

Mrs. Tuna said...

I don't even want to talk about taxes. We have to to cut a freaking check for $3200 bucks. You'd think if we claim zero dependents they'd just take enough stinking money.

Val said...

Donna,
Not so much DIRTY, as wear more than one day. Jeans, maybe. Not underwear!

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Stephen,
Then I'll need to lay in a supply of plastic utensils as well.

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Sioux,
What a scathingly brilliant idea! My men could use a good hosing.

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Mrs.,
I'm almost afraid to look at ours. But I've got to take my head out of the sand soon.

Linda O'Connell said...

Family would you rather... I am going to try that one :)

Josh Hoyt said...

Its too bad you're so busy but at least you will have clean clothes ... or clean plates :)

Val said...

Linda,
Be careful to make both options work for YOU.

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Josh,
Yeah. Because we can't have both. It would be easier to eat off the clothes than wear the plates.

Josh Hoyt said...

That is a great point I guess you have your solution then!!