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Monday, 28 November 2011

Nine am

Bright, cold and dry at Lago Maggiore this Monday morning.

Nine am. Breakfast served. Children gone. Dog run. Chicks fed. Wood hauled. Stufa lit. Beds airing. Laundry out, laundry in. 

After the early-morning flurry, I confront the post-weekend wreck of the kitchen. Jerry Seinfeld's words come to mind: 

"A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have the top for it."

Oh yeah, Jerry, very funny. Now think one five-year-old and one seven-year-old both armed with watercolours, various fresh fruit, glue, cotton wool, pine cones and glitter. Oh yes, and Swiss army knives. If you can imagine mixing the topless blender with the Sorcerer's Apprentice, then I think you have it about right. 

I think I'll go put on my short spotty housewife's dress and high heels and use the vacuum cleaner to murder a couple of spiders...


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8 comments:

Michelle said...

This reminds me of a commercial in some magazine. A woman brings the trash out and she's in full make-up and high heels and nice dress. "Wie denn sonst?" ^^

Denise said...

Hope you get some rest in between time :)

Karin said...

No one could ever accuse you of taking it easy and just munching on bon bons! Don't those spiders keep living in the dust bag?? Love the outfit for the vacuuming detail!

V. said...

a bit surreal, that cartoon...

Carol said...

Ahh but it will be worth it when they are older and are telling their own kids about the fun they used to have with their Mum making decorations. (and when you are Gran you can visit their house, encourage their kids to do the same and then leave them with the mess to clear up *grins*. Ok, you may have to wait a while but revenge will be yours...oh yes!!)

C x

ladyfi said...

Ah yes - I know that sight and that feeling. Makes me want to go and lie down.

♥ Braja said...

I really do think you need to provide images of a 50s style housewife in gorgeous outfits murdering spiders with vacuum cleaners....

:)))

Clipped Wings said...

I have to say, I kind of like your life style. Enjoyed reading this.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Nine am

Bright, cold and dry at Lago Maggiore this Monday morning.

Nine am. Breakfast served. Children gone. Dog run. Chicks fed. Wood hauled. Stufa lit. Beds airing. Laundry out, laundry in. 

After the early-morning flurry, I confront the post-weekend wreck of the kitchen. Jerry Seinfeld's words come to mind: 

"A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have the top for it."

Oh yeah, Jerry, very funny. Now think one five-year-old and one seven-year-old both armed with watercolours, various fresh fruit, glue, cotton wool, pine cones and glitter. Oh yes, and Swiss army knives. If you can imagine mixing the topless blender with the Sorcerer's Apprentice, then I think you have it about right. 

I think I'll go put on my short spotty housewife's dress and high heels and use the vacuum cleaner to murder a couple of spiders...


http://www.123rf.com

8 comments:

Michelle said...

This reminds me of a commercial in some magazine. A woman brings the trash out and she's in full make-up and high heels and nice dress. "Wie denn sonst?" ^^

Denise said...

Hope you get some rest in between time :)

Karin said...

No one could ever accuse you of taking it easy and just munching on bon bons! Don't those spiders keep living in the dust bag?? Love the outfit for the vacuuming detail!

V. said...

a bit surreal, that cartoon...

Carol said...

Ahh but it will be worth it when they are older and are telling their own kids about the fun they used to have with their Mum making decorations. (and when you are Gran you can visit their house, encourage their kids to do the same and then leave them with the mess to clear up *grins*. Ok, you may have to wait a while but revenge will be yours...oh yes!!)

C x

ladyfi said...

Ah yes - I know that sight and that feeling. Makes me want to go and lie down.

♥ Braja said...

I really do think you need to provide images of a 50s style housewife in gorgeous outfits murdering spiders with vacuum cleaners....

:)))

Clipped Wings said...

I have to say, I kind of like your life style. Enjoyed reading this.