Sunday, February 24, 2008

The sun is out and I feel better

I am not cut out for weeks of Seattle weather. My friend 'Nusan and Marji both love this kind of soggy weather, but I think that's because they aren't big dirt diggers. I would rather dig in the dirt than clean house any day...and if it's MY IDEA to clean, I really like it. I just don't like being reminded that I have a full time job that I get paid for and another full time job that I don't. And I get down right surly when the people with whom I live think they are the boss of me.

But the sun is shining, which means I can open the windows upstairs at least and air out the bedrooms, which smell of eau d'cigarette.

I know. He was a smoker before we got married and I should have known what I was getting into. That's what the entire world says after the should have known. Exactly how was I supposed to know?

It's like when you have a baby who doesn't sleep for, oh, three years. You should have known. Well, unless you were subjected to days with no sleep, how the heck would you know? I remember going weeks with one or two hours of sleep and that whole portion of my life was just zombie-like. I worked at a big school in LA and most of us were young mothers; I would bet somebody was having a baby every month of the 8 years I worked there. The whole bunch of us were exhausted. We never argued or fussed with each other because we were trying to stay awake.

So off I go to strip the rest of the bed (I did the quilts yesterday). I have a quiche cooling for breakfast and I went outside to check to see if it was dry enough to's not. We've gotten so much rain you'd think I was living on a sponge.

Then I have to vac the bedroom again, I have white carpet and three dogs. I should have known.


lowdawgs said...

I know what you mean.

I like to huff around when I finally disinfect the bathroom and I make sure everybody in the house knows what I am doing. What I am doing is a direct result of what they are NOT doing. Or didn't do.



Anonymous said...

OK. You know what? With the three dogs and the white carpet? You have NO excuse for NOT knowing. That's just asking for trouble. White carpet and ANYTHING is asking for trouble.

Paulie said...

Hey, the good news is that one day it won't be all mud out there!