Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Time Out

I thought, mistakenly, that when my children were all at school, that I would have more Time.
I reckoned that I would be able to catch up on all those things that I hadn't been able to do for years. You know. Wipe bottom without audience. Finish a cup of tea. Finish a sentence. Eat.
Have light hearted cups of coffee with medley of friends, all with shiny hair and nice clothes.
Go shopping. Alone.
Let's see.
By the time I have cleared house of all Crap from day before and it is back to looking like it did the day before that, it is time to Do Something.
Doing Something is my favourite pastime.
But I never get to Do it because I have to do Other Bastard Things First before I can Do the Something that I Want To Do.
And when I finally reach that Mecca, that Mountain Peak of Possibility, when I can Actually Do Something for Myself... what happens?
Don't know what to do.
Totally Sad.
I start thinking things like should I actually clean out that drawer, the one with all the Chuffing Bits in it that Family dump there on daily basis. The drawer that is so full that I can hear distinct Sounds of Breakage when drawer is forced Shut.
Or Re-organise Daughter's Knickers Drawer.
Quite Dull things.
How often do I go out and Do Something that has absolutely no purpose other than pleasing myself?
Don't do that, really.
So. Will plant a seed inside my head to have a go at doing this Exciting Thing, even if is has No Point At All and is a Complete Waste of Time. If it floats my boat and makes me laugh, giggle, gasp or gape, I'll do it.
And perhaps then I won't get so damned Tetchy about doing all the other Bollocks that life throws in my direction.
Right. Must just clean out the lavatories before I... hey, wait!
Nope! Not today! Today the loos can fester and grow bacteria the size of large furry mice!
Because I'm going out.
Have Not A Clue what I will do.
Might ride a horse.
Climb a hill.
Go to beach and sniff the Ozone.
Eat. Alone. With Book. Heaven.
Choices, choices.
See you later!


Clippy Mat said...

your blog makes me smile.
and laugh.
i hope that whatever you did decide to do was fun. or good enough to recharge your batteries for the next onslaught of cleaning loos, drawers and/or sorting knickers.

Vicus Scurra said...

Pls to avoid cups of coffee with shiny hair. Tastes bad. I hope that this helps.

elizabethm said...

Good for you for going out! Hope you had a great time. Bacteria will happily grow away without any assistance from you and will happily wait for you!

trasha said...

Am now quite practiced at avoiding 'Other Bastard Things', if you lived near enough would be happy to give one-to-one tutorial in how to do 'Fun Things'. Would even wash AND condition hair before meeting. Prefer no coffee if OK with you.

Anonymous said...

If you're ever at a loose end there is tea and cake in London just waiting to be eaten!

Pam said...

The drawer will only get filled up again, so no need to empty it. I hope you have a lovely day out, just for you.

Diane said...

I'm with Pam... it'll all be there when you get back! Enjoy your day!

Hearth-mother said...

Surely just the 'no audience for bottom wiping' is enough for eternal contentment? No? Then all my eager anticipation is in vain...

Anonymous said...

You have to take time out for yourself, or you won't survive. I climb rocks or walk in the woods. Jen plays the piano or reads a book. We both try to give each other a little free time every day to do the things we enjoy.

Corey Schwartz said...

Nothing like going to the loo without an audience! I'm with you on that one. Try a "Zumba" class if they have them there. All the rage here and actually quite fun!

Mwa said...

Hurray for you! I hope you did.

geraldgee said...

Heh Ladybird.
Change sex.
Get married,
problem over. xx

The Dotterel said...

But there are so many blogs you should be reading...

Troy said...

Couldn't you eat and read a book whilst riding a horse on the beach? That would seem to kill several birds with one stone so to speak.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Thank you one and all!! I did indeed have a lovely day... read a book. In Cafe. Alone! Marvellous. Could have ridden horse on beach with book, Troy but couldnt find a good enough book.
Oh, and VS... will definitely avoid coffee with shiny hair. Thanks for the tip.
And will knocking on the doors of all those kind enough to offer coffee etc. Oh, and Zumba sounds amazing, CS... what in tarnation IS it!!
Kisses all round. Off to wipe my bottom without audience now. This life just gets better and better! xx

Tattie Weasle said...

What indulgence - having just applied for a place for Bog Boy at the local primary - am busy planning my freedom. No! Sorry Dear Charlie has just noted that I will be available to do more work....!

Alix said...

Indulge! You deserve it.

Ladybird World Mother said...

TW - pretend that you have a very Busy Schedule... how lovely that you will have some more time!
Alix - oh, I will, I will!x

Tatersmama said...

Blogs. That's my dream. To be able to read without someone saying "Tatie, look at this... Tatie, can I do that?.. Tatie, I need something.... Argggghhh!
Come to think of it, if anyone knows of any deserted islands going to waste, preferablly with George Clooney willing to stop by with massive deliveries of books, I'm your...ermm, woman.
But if you're free, (any of you) please feel free to pop in.
I don't even care if your hair is shiney.

Robynn's Ravings said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Always love your vernacular and word pictures. I'm absolutely there, standing beside you!