I’ve Been Told…
That everything is bigger/better in Texas.
You’ll get no arguments from me. With the beautiful, winding hill-country roads, miles seem longer, but more scenic. With the two story brick and stone exteriors, houses seem taller and more formidable. With temperatures in the 100’s, the climate seems warmer, though still bright and cheery. With every store (or seeminglyevery store) being a 24-hour one stop megaplex, shopping is serious big business. But what I want to know is – why do MY days seem shorter?
Is it just me? Or are there just not enough hours in the day? I wake up, make/pack lunch, and then shephard the flock off to school. I unload the dishwasher and do a little housework (emphasis on little). I pay bills (there seem to be a lot more of those lately) and organize home maintenance appointments/projects. Noon rolls around before I know it.
There are school meetings that must be attended, kiddies in need of after school pickup, and somewhere in between all that, I make dinner. I do a light kitchen clean up (emphasis on light) and before I turn around it’s 8:00 pm. I don’t even have time to watch Whoppie Goldberg and the other ladies on The View! I brought Gone with the Wind home from the library (yes, I’ve seen the movie but I thought it would be fun to read the actual book). I’m on my first renewal, but I haven’t even started reading yet!
One thing that’s NOT bigger in Texas, is my kitchen. Yet, it seems like I spend a larger portion of my time cleaning it. Could it be that *gasp* I’m cooking more? Is it because I have less dishes and have to wash the ones I still own more often? Or have I suddenly developed and intolerance for messy kitchens? Beats me. *throws hands up in the air in bewilderment*
All I know is that something has gotta give. How am I supposed to keep up with my blog reading? How am I supposed to come up with decent posts? How will I sit on the sofa eating bon bons a la Peggy Bundy? Hopefully I’ll have my act together soon. How I miss Peggy.
PS: I finally found my camera upload cord!!! (actually Hubby found it) Now I can start posting pictures again. Yay!