Wednesday, July 11

Am I multi-tasking or just getting distracted??

Is it just me, or do others find that they get really distracted when they're doing mundane houseworky chores? Today, for instance, I thought "Right, I'll get x, y and z done and then I'll be able to chill and work on No.12" (x,y,z being my formula for said mundane, houseworky chores - ooh, hark at me doing maths!). First on my list was the spare room.

We have friends coming at the weekend and if all goes to plan, there'll be so much wine and beer flowing that they'll have to stay over. And they won't be able to stay over in this .......

But really, it was so dull that half-way through I mooched downstairs, got a coffee, and did a bit of surfing and blog-stalking. (Isn't it amazing how long that kind of thing can take?)

Eventually, I slogged back upstairs to CRACK ON!! But while I was up there, I got distracted while peeking in at this .......


...... I sighed (ok swore), then beat a hasty retreat. One question though ......


...... why do I bother making them packed lunches??

Shortly, I took another break and went and did some of this ........

And even in the supermarket I got distracted! In the fridge section. By a little black box with 2 innocent letters on it. After talking about them yesterday I found that I couldn't actually walk by without picking up a - full price - pack!

BUT LOOK!! I could win the most decadent long weekend of my life on my very own superyacht! That makes it worth it, surely!

Also, I thought I'd try a different style this time. In the name of research, you understand. They're tiny! But they're really really REALLY rich. Bet you can't eat all three without vomiting. (I tried, but sadly failed)

And then I texted my RFS.

Next, I FINALLY did this - after the sheets had practically walked themselves to the washing machine (my mum must be so proud of me!) .......



Notice No. 5 assuming the clean sheets celebratory position? (Note to self : must try to recreate this celebratory pose when RGH gets back)

Then I got distracted by my PC again and uploaded some pictures to flickr.

After that I made this rather interesting sock and pant mountain .........

(Sorry, Super Sweetie, you get all the best assignments. They are clean though. Ish. Now, if you could just pair them for me?)

Next I took a break to check my emails.

Until finally, I trogged back upstairs to finish this .......

Hurrah! Roll on the weekend and a good old (responsible) drinking sesh!!

Strangely, I didn't see Dennis in the spare room. He's usually in there facing the wall. I don't want him jumping out at me in the middle of the night so I thought I'd better find him. Luckily, I knew exactly where to look.


Can you see him there? It's like a Where's Wally puzzle.

Sadly, after all that I didn't manage to do any of this .......

(is it a hedgehog??)
And I'm just the tiniest bit upset that while I was in, doing all that "stuff", this was going on outside ......

No! Not the washing! The sky!!

Well, apologies for the long winded, picture heavy, horn tooting post, but if nothing else it's an exercise to show RGH that days off are not always what they're cracked up to be.

Toot toot!

5 comments:

Zoebert said...

Did you show the date on the pictures as if to convince us you really did the house work...not pulled out old pictures to fool us? We believe you, and are cheering you on from the side lines! Clean-that-room. Clean-that-room. Ok, now I feel inspired to tackle my junk, err, I mean craft room. Thanks for the giggle.

Lucy Locket said...

If you gave your friends enough alcohol they wouldn't notice the state of the spare room at all!

julie said...

I'd have definitely left the spare room as it was - afterall there was soft foam ready to crash out on and if the beer and wine is flowing copiously then your friends wouldn't notice (well, not 'til the morning anyway!) I'm awful at housework and can only manage short, sharp stabs at it inbetween doing much nicer things like knitting bunnies. Hope RGH appreciated your pose or were you too worn out from getting that room looking perfect to try it on him? By the way, if you win the Gu weekend can I come with you, we could knit monkeys together in luxury!

Shannon said...

Wow, you are a super cleaner. I have a hard time focusing enough to clean an entire room. I usually survey clean.

Pea said...

Hi Monkee Maker, thanks for your comment on my blog. Monkey was great but the posters weren't for sale I'm afraid. You might find some nice pictures online though! I *love* your blog! It's really funny and cheers me up when I'm down. Keep blogging! By the way I love all your monkey chums too and wondered if you sell them anywhere? x