Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Vacation

Hubbo and The Girl are away this week. They left for Mexico last weekend and will be home Wednesday or Thursday. While they are building a house and doing good deeds, I've been wasting away here at home.

I had grand plans for my "vacation." Clean the house. Really clean the house. Sew curtains. Hang pictures. Work on the wedding album. Etc.

I did sweep and dust the house - moving all the furniture I could. I did the dishes. I will take out the trash and recycling tomorrow. I found the sewing machine under 18 piles of crap.

I don't think I'll finish the list. But that's OK. I'm still sort of on vacation for the next 8 weeks or so.

Being alone has been nice. No one makes a mess right after you finish cleaning (unless it's you, and that's OK). No one whines that they're "bored" (again, unless it's you). There is no one to be frustrated with for not doing something unless it's you again (and again, that's OK).

But it can lead to one's demise. Like having no one to talk to but the dogs and cats, and while they're great listeners, they don't really care about why there were 8 police cars at the end of your street on Sunday. They just want to bark at the policemen. And while they might miss their dad (the grass is getting a bit high), they don't care who feeds them, so long as they get fed. And everyone has enjoyed that extra half of the bed.

I found myself having a debate with Miles over what to have for dinner (me, not him). And then I found myself singing about my dinner. "Nacho, nacho man. I want to be a nacho man." Perhaps it's time for Hubbo to come home. Someone needs to save me from myself.


Since I'm on "vacation" this yarn totally doesn't count in the stash. And, better yet, I can leave it sitting out on the table without anyone giving me grief about buying more yarn. I just have to remember to put it away before he gets home. And come up with a good story for where it came from when he sees me knitting with it. Suggestions?

11 comments:

  1. Enjoy your vacation! It's so much easier to clean when the house is empty. Glad you indulged in some yarn:)

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  2. Heh, it's only bad when you start having those conversations and you DON'T have pets to pretend to be talking to. :)

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  3. Enjoy the vacation and relax! As for the yarn purchases, do what I do. "Oh that? I've had it for a long time. You probably just don't remember seeing it before." I don't think he fully believes me, but he has enough doubt to make him not question it.

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  4. I like Jennifers answer...I must remember that when I am asked "where did that come from"

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  5. There is always the yarn fairy to blame...:)
    I only have a betta fish to talk to when my hubby is gone- a dog or cat would be much more sufficient! Enjoy your vacation!

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  6. well, you can say it came from your mom along with box of yarn on it's way as of yesterday. so knit up my sweater, chica... good excuse to avoid housework.

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  7. Maybe you can say the Nacho Man brought the yarn!!! Enjoy your vacation, and try not to feel too lonely. They'll be home soon!!

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  8. In our house we have a "no guilt" policy. Chances are, if you should feel guilty about buying something, you already do. No snarky comments necessary! It means I have to bite my lip regarding the towering stacks of books though (I'm trying, I really am).

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  9. I wish I liked hordes of kids because then I'd get a job in a school library and have the summer off too! I'm totally jealous of your long vacation. Enjoy it! Cleaning, schmeaning. Who needs it?

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  10. Emmdy7:23 AM

    "Oh, this yarn? It's been in my stash forever! Don't you remember?"
    :)

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  11. Hope your vacation is terrific! Is cleaning allowed when you are on vacation? I know yarn buying is allowed. The explanation for the new yarn is, "Oh this is so old I had to run the vacuum hose over it before I could use it."

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