Thursday, 18 June 2009

Another Day another caterpillar



It's been a very long day..sigh.
I was woken by the teenager asking me to wash her socks, oh joy!
Darling Husband pulled the quilt off me, because I was annoying him looking so snuggled up and cosy...sigh.

I gave sock washing instructions which I discovered were followed to the letter...apart from the actual sock bit, they were no-where to be seen. You know sometimes I think I'm wasting my money on her education!

I dried the socks with the hairdryer, cooked scrambled eggs and baked beans, persuaded the younger two to get their uniforms on and took them up to the bus stop.
"Why do boys have willies, Mummy?" ...sigh...

Me: 'OOh, look, there's bus!'

I came in to the kitchen and made a cup of tea.
Read a ton of emails
Emptied the dishwasher and re-stacked it
Made a loaf of Bread
Fed 28 pigs and carried 10 buckets of water
Put the washing out
Filled the washing machine
Cooked sausages and peeled potatoes
Answered emails
Made Chelsea Buns and Danish Pastries
Put the washing out
Filled the washing machine
Found something for tea out the freezer
Answered emails
Put the washing out
Filled the washing machine (Isn't life terribly exciting some days?)

'Yes of course I can dispatch that today!' (heck I'm starting the school run in ten minutes!
I was terribly brave and followed instructions to go into Somerfield (OHMYGOD!!)and buy their bargain of the day Daz soap powder (we use a ton a day, I'm sure).
I paid a bill
Sent the enormous parcel
Collected teenager from posh school
Came home to find Darling Husband asleep on the sofa..grrr!
Put tea on to cook
worked on my NVQ
Put tea out
Uttered the immortal words..."Darling sit down and take your snorkel off at the table" (No, I'm not kidding)
Worked on my NVQ
Bathed the girls
Fed 28 Pigs and carried 10 buckets of water
Oh..I forgot to mention,
my new boots, did you know I have new Berghaus boots ?
Hmm, well, my lovely new boots were outside the back door where all boots should be.
I picked them up, shook them and bashed them delicately against the wall to loosen any dust or foreign objects that might have found their way in.
All dust out...
Foot in!
Squelch!
Gosh what's that green sticky stuff on my sock and more importantly in my new boot???
A very squished caterpillar...euck!!
Shudder!
yuck
yuckky
yuck...a very long day indeed.

12 comments:

Around My Kitchen Table said...

You put me to shame today. I've had a day off work after days of overtime covering for people on holiday. I have: eaten breakfast, lunch and tea with the odd snack in between; drunk a gallon of tea; read a book; pushed the hoover round in a superficial fashion, likewise the duster; surfed the net; ordered some books from Amazon; and chatted to my neighbour. Oh ... I've been busier than I though!

Mud in the City said...

More people should have to utter that line about the snorkle! You've made my morning.

Potty Mummy said...

Chelsea buns and danish pastries? I'll be there in ten minutes...

(Am ignoring the caterpillar story. It's so gross that I can do nothing else. Can you tell I'm from the city?)

Millennium Housewife said...

It could have been a frog....every cloud. MH

Maternal Tales said...

That sounds exactly like my day except for the 28 pigs. 28 pigs????????!!! Blimey! x

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dulwichmum said...

Oh Frog dear, where is your au pair and your housekeeper. I have told you before, don't be ashamed, lots of women need help

Grit said...

aren't kids fantastic to have around? if it wasn't for the snorkel life would be too ordinary, no?!

Expat mum said...

I love how you do Chelsea buns and Danish pastries, then rummage arounf for something for tea!

Half Mum Half Biscuit said...

Hi, just came across you to day and loved your blog. So I tagged you. Sorry if you have already been tagged. I'm new to his lark.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Blimey you are amazing. I think it would take me all day just to make the pastries. Oh and, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

A Modern Mother said...

Loved this post, especially the bit about feeding 28 pigs and carrying 10 buckets of water...