Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Calgon, Take Me Away!

I'm having a Calgon moment. Hell, I'm having a Calgon day.

I've been working like a maniac the past two days trying to condense a week's worth of (part-time) work into 2.5 days. (The kids are off this week, Jay and I are splitting the time.) I was nearly done for the day when both children came racing in arguing loudly about their individual and non-reconcilable video preferences, in the process managing to press some button on the laptop and nearly wiping out half an hour's work. No, it wasn't pretty, but I managed to hit undelete and find it again. After that I was attempting to do the dishes when found out that a certain someone had left the wet bathing suits and towels from their (not my, I was working, remember) trip to the beach yesterday to sit and fester in a closed duffel bag. I was getting that into the washer when the grocery delivery showed up, so I had to stop to go put everything away before it spoiled (it's VERY hot here today and the perishables were barely chilled by the time they arrived). Before I could finish doing that a certain small child had managed to miss the toilet AGAIN and pee all over the damn floor, and I mean ALL over the floor, AGAIN. Sigh. Got that mopped up, then it was back to the groceries, then back to the laundry, start straightening up the disaster zone that is my house, and now the solar water heater guy is due to show up in five minutes. Oh, for goodness' sake. I forgot the dishes.

Calgon, take me away!!!


Jo said...

Hate days like that. Breathe, breathe, breathe. x

Janet said...

What you described (constant interruptions) is one of the things I dislike happening the most, mainly because of my bad memory! I have to then take the time to remember what it was I was doing before I got interrupted and at what point I was in the task...takes up so much time!

Hang in there :-)

Jen said...

Aack! I feel for you. I really do.

Jen said...

Ah, ain't it fun working from home? Like, poke yourself in the eye with a sharp stick fun? Like, drinking Drano with a lime fun? Like...oh, you get the idea. :)
I'm just jealous you get your groceries delivered!

Rachel said...

Oh honey!!! I am so sorry! Chew on some tinfoil....it might, at least, minimize the horror that is home today!