Monday, January 30, 2006

Cooking, Cleaning and Laundry

I asked my family at dinner tonight if they would all just give me a break for four days. I asked if they would go without clothing, not play with any toys indoors, fast for all of their meals and not use the bathroom for any reason.

Four days. Is this so much to ask?

To tell the truth, I would have settled for three days, even two, but was giving myself room to be bargained with. I am not above compromise.

They laughed at me and didn't offer anything.

I want a magic wand.

I want ruby slippers, pixie dust and a top hat with a freaking white rabbit.


Megan said...

If you find one let me know where.
Hang in there!

Sheila said...

A freaking white rabbit, huh? What's going on up there? Sounds like you need a vacation. Want to meet me in Hawaii for a week? (OK, I know it's not going to happen, but a girl can dream, right?) So, we'll meet at the airport, stay at a hotel by the beach . . . . no cooking, no cleaning, no laundry. Yep, just what you need.

Anonymous said...

Sherry, it sounds like you're suffering from "post-disappointment syndrome" (and all the recent traumas & emergencies in your household); you were so looking forward to a fun time & visit with KMJ. I could lavish on you words of advice but will spare you; I'm sure you know what it takes to recharge ones personal batteries......just give yourself permission and then take a break from your usual routine. But in all things, give THANKS to the Lord. Love, Dr. Judy :)

jaymarie said...

awww, i feel for you sister. i truly do.
what would you and sheila do if i met you at the airport?


alison said...

Feeling it.

The other day I encouraged someone to set the timer for 1 minute and spend the time thanking God.

I have a headache and the blues. I am going to take Tylenol and my own advice.

Scott said...

Man, all I've got is this dusty old lamp.

Hope you find some peaceful rest, Sherry. Blessings.

Sheila said...

We'd scream and hug you and head STRAIGHT for the airport bar, that's what we'd do! :)

Sherry C said...

Oh, I can almost feel that warm tropical breeze now, girls.

Somebody hand me my Mai Tai.

Mister Ed T said...

Cold cereal for breakfast. Bead and peanut butter for lunch, and Kraft dinner for supper. Then put a sign on your door: "Mother on Strike!" and curl up under the covers with a good book (or the Good Book) with some relaxing background music! The laundry and the dust, etc, will keep for a couple of days.

Doctors orders from Mister Ed

Sherry C said...

Uncle Ed, you're the best. Thanks for your constant encouragement.