Monday, 13 December 2010

Mondays. Grrr.


Monday morning.
The house looks like an deserted Airport Terminal.
Stuff everywhere, in the wrong place. Post weekend.
The odd sock, dangling, from the bannister.
Bits of Electronic Stuff left around for me to trip over.
Sitting room has an air of Devastation. Curtains still half drawn, cushions scattered and the children's teddy bears sitting expectanctly, on the sofa. Waiting for some Daytime Television perhaps.
Every bedroom is messy, with unmade beds and pants/socks/pyjamas/toothpaste on the floor.
Our two cats tip toe delicately through the scattered outdoor wear by the front door. Left by children as they dashed off to school.
Yet I have a grin on my face and lightness in my step.
Not working today!!
For once, I can drift about the Carnage, picking up the tenth pair of Wellington Boots, slowly replacing the turf, as it were, until the house looks ready for the children to come home again.
I can prepare a lovely fire in the sitting room, ready for a cosy evening.
I can dust and sweep and hoover until the place is sparkling.
I can shop for Delectable Things to eat.
And I can bring my home to order and tranquillity.
But Bollocks to all that.
I'm going to blog a while, make a nice cup of tea and ring a friend.
The house can chuffing well wait.
I am SO enjoying this moment!

16 comments:

Vicus Scurra said...

Waiting for the phone call.

Expat mum said...

Our front and back door areas look like we've been burgled. No one sees the lovely basket thingies I have for hats and mitts, the boot trays (we have a lot of snow at the moment) are empty while wet wellies lies everywhere. Makes me despair sometimes, but I am also having a cup of tea for half an hour!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Enjoy, enjoy! I don't work today until noon, but everyone else in the house is working. So nice to have a few hours to myself. Course, I'll not be as productive as you. I'll stand in line at the post office mailing off the last of the gifts before work.

Have a great Monday.I'm leaving the mess where it is.

trash said...

Monday morning is ALWAYS the worst. I have come to think of it as the fallout from a weekend bomb.

Lakeland Jo said...

I am more than cheered by this post. I only have one fifteen year old and one husband, but the house is always a tip in the morning, especially on a Monday. It takes an age to sort all the carnage out. It amazes me. I do enjoy the fact I now have time to do it cos I don't work, but I get frustrated with the post operation slowness and tiredness. I love it when the house is all sparkly and warm, and tidy for their return too. Hope though you enjoyed some time to yourself. Love the polar bear pic. Yep- it sums it up

Humdrum Mum said...

You paint it well. I used to not work Mondays but I do now so my own grrrr and a full day double grrrrr. Enjoy -HMx

Knackered Mother said...

Love that you put tea and a chat before all in your few precious hours. Sometimes I feel that all I do is pick up stuff. All day. Move it. Find it on the floor later. Pick it up. Again. Move it...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You sound just like me!! I say bollocks to it, too. Blogging is way more fun!

CJ xx

bigwords is... said...

Sounds like the perfect morning! Enjoy!!

Nice to meet your blog, pop over to bigwords if you ever get a moment!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Strangely our home looks a bit like that at the moment and we have no children living with us - I think Christmas preparations have taken over! Enjoy your day! A x

Cookiequeen said...

Now that is getting your priorities in the correct order! Dust, clothes and other carnage will still be there after a good chat with a friend

Clippy Mat said...

I love the way you write! I'm right there.
Hope you enjoyed your cuppa and chat.
;-)

Suburbia said...

Good for you!

Hope you have a good Christmas

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours LWM and all good wishes for the coming year. A x

Kevin Musgrove said...

You and yours have a good Christmas!

Tatersmama said...

I agree! Bollocks to it! There's nothing wrong with putting yourself first for a change, and let's be honest...they'll just make mess sooner or later anyway, so why not take a bit of a holiday whilst you can?
I look at it as theraputic. I don't get stressed, and they don't get killed. Win/Win!