Thursday, April 16, 2009

Note(s) to Self:

1. Chili's french fries are best consumed at Chili's. Reheating them, even in the oven, will not yield satisfactory results.

2. French fries are NOT your friend, Mer. I know you love them, but they are no respecter of the hips and thighs. Next time order steamed veggies. 

3. That "lost" parking pass you need for today wasn't lost after all. It stayed exactly where you left it. Your mind, however, is another story.

4. Think long and hard before you go to the trouble to mop. Your floors will only stay clean for a few minutes before the dog or the family mucks 'em up. Save your sanity; live with dirt.

5. Be careful how far you actually stretch the cord on the vacuum cleaner. It might damage the plug and render your vacuum inoperable, which until repaired will cause you to notice every. single. white. wiry. hair. that. your. beagle. sheds. and will drive you slowly insane.

20 comments:

Kellie said...

ITs funny that you should post this....

I've recently come to the conclusion that having dogs is way messier than kids.

I too swept and mopped on Monday afternoon. By Monday night it looked like a tornado had blown every bit of pine dust, grass, dead leaves and dirt into the house.

We can journey to insanity together...at least the white padded room will be clean, right?

Tiffani said...

I was picking up just last night and saying (out loud) to myself..never ending cycle, never ending cycle!

Sorry about the fries and that they're not nice to your hips...mine either.

Girl, I might have to give up the Keurig if my vacuum broke...yikes!

snoodlings.com said...

Addendum to note to self: Pat yourself on the back for your mighty burst of power that allowed you to accomplish great and mighty things yesterday.

Sure, the beagle shed and the families undid some of your progress, but you don't lose even one single bonus point for doing it in the first place!

Lori Motl said...

Two points:

1) All that cleaning burned a few of those french fry calories, so forget the guilt.

2) In honor of number 4, I will refrain from mopping until further notice. Strictly in your honor...no other reason...

3) Kitchen floors are MUCH messier without our furry family members when we have little family members. That's why we got our furry ones.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Mopping is something I leave for once a month, or once a year...I'll never tell :-)

Lauren Kelly said...

Haha!!!! Too funny. Words of wisdom I will make sure to live by Meredith :)

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

#4 was too funny and soooo true!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Yeah, I mop about once a year. Spot clean everything else (and vacuum). Sorry about the vacuum!! Our hose gets stuck and we have to force it out and it breaks, and so the hose is getting shorter and shorter.

Also, ditto about the fries. Only good the first time they're hot.

Carpoolqueen said...

My kids only spill their milk the meal AFTER I mop the kitchen floor. Never the meal before.

Ever.

Mama Voss said...

hee, hee... mopping is overrated, especially with dogs/kids and I've broken the vacuum cord more than once in that manner. I think you need to relax with a cup of jo!

Cathy said...

Funny!
...except why do I feel like I'm reading note(s) to MYSELF???

Hope you feel better to get through your busy day!

Gretchen said...

I've pretty much given up mopping in lieu of a damp dishrag dance with bare feet upon my floor. If I can't get it with my foot, what's the point?

And yes, Kellie is right. Dogs are way more messy than kids--but they don't pout/whine/kvetch, either, so it's a balance. Ours bring in pine pitch from the back yard all year long.

I had a fast food meal with impunity yesterday because I went to the gym, after all. ;)

Christen said...

ha ha funny!
I've stopped mopping all the time too! Used to ALWAYS mop before people came over only to have it filthy within 10 minutes (making me mad), now I mop after so I can enjoy it! I can enjoy company better too because I'm not worried about my dumb floor!
I have memory/foggy mind problems too. You should do a cleanse with me so we can both have sharp minds! Plus I could use the support :)
A lot of the plugs in our house are really loose and the cord falls out, what's up with that? SO annoying!
Enjoy the storm....aaahhhh enough already!

Christi said...

Mopping is the worst! HATE IT! Thankfully, we have dark tile floors in most of the rooms that don't have carpet, so I can get away without doing it very often...sshhhh! :)

The new dog helps with food on the floor, but the shedding hair is probably more of a problem than the food was!

Oh well...she's cute!

leigh said...

I love number 4. It validates the reason I live with the dirt. As for number 5, that's what bedrest did for me.

Amber said...

Did you really post this at 3:33 a.m.? Wow...

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the calories in french fries don't count on days that your vaccuum dies.

His Girl said...

bahahahahhaahahhahaha.


man you're a funny girl :)

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about mopping. Honestly. I go to all the trouble, only to have it look like I haven't touched them two hours later. It drives me about seven shades of insane. I agree. It's easier to live with the dirt. ;)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

We don't go out to eat very often, but when we do I ALWAYS struggle with the potatoes/fries thing versus the steamed veggie thing. I know in my head that I should choose the veggies, but for Pete's sake, we're treating ourselves here, and why should I waste a good dinner out on veggies???

Such a quandry. :)

Lisa said...

All I can say is "Amen"!!!

Lisa Q