Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Diagnosis: Amplitudinous Domestic Denial-osis

crocheting.the.laundry

Good Morning! Well what took you so long to get up? I'm just working away here at the laundry just like I do (very diligently) every other morning.

What?

morning.occupation

Oh that?

It's just part of the laundry, so I'm a-workin' on it. I need to pick up that little orange thing on the floor over there too. Goodness knows when something needs doing, I do it, by gosh.

making.it.up.as.I.go

Whadya say?

Looking for matching socks almost made the kids miss the bus this morning?

Well, as soon as I fold this little thingy here, I am on those socks!

crocheting.the.dishes

An' right after that I'm gonna crochet, errhh-uh, wash those dishes.

Man nothing like waking up early and getting everything done.

Hope your day is just as productive.

xo,AM

43 comments:

  1. HA HA! Thanks for the laugh! Totally like me.

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  2. I am giddy with delight and laughter ...that's so me. My son actually says to me "that's okay, just freshen it up in the dryer for me"...busted that freshen up in the dryer, is an acceptable substitute for laundry. Where does that dang time go?

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  3. That's so me, too. We homeschool our kids and my husband will often say, "Well....at least they're going to know their arts and crafts."

    Seriously, is math all THAT important? :)

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  4. Oh, I *so* identify with the sock thing! We are always running around the house looking for socks before the bus comes. Crazy!

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  5. LOL my laundry table looks like yours this morning, my kitchen sink looked like yours, and we won't talk about the strange bits that are inhabiting my floors! Off to do some more sewing instead of my domestic responsibilities!

    Caroline

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  6. Yup, and while I was crocheting away, I'd probably make a comment like:"Elizabeth [my six-year old] really needs to focus better and stay on task." Like, duh, where do you think she gets it from. . .

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  7. LOL...
    For 2 weeks crocheting has been my sanity life-line. Loop-loop, slip, loop-loop, slip... whenever and wherever possible. And laundry? Dishes? Those are sadly neglected. This has not been an easy month for us, and though I rarely ever crochet, I literally have become obsessed (which is not the same as *good*)
    You have given me another opportunity to realize we are not alone in the world... thank you.

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  8. THIS is why I love your blog so! I read other mommy blogs and such but have a hard time relating to those who have it all clean and planned out - ALL the time. What's the fun in that?? I think the 'flying by the seat of your pants' mode goes with the crafy mind. I actually LIKE things strewn about at times. Call me crazy!

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  9. Its nice to know there are "others" out there lol.

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  10. Hehehehe... LOVE it. Thank you for showing us your piles of laundry! I feel a little better about mine now. :)
    Ula

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  11. I know just what you mean! My house almost always takes second place to my knitting needles!

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  12. Anonymous2:23 PM

    What a beautiful piece- with talent like yours, you have no business doing laundry. You ought to be crafting all day long.

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  13. haha!

    i'd like to think that for it's because it's a pseudo-monday (since yesterday was a holiday), but to be honest....a little crafting always seem to distract me :0)

    thanks for the giggles ;)

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  14. Well, I'm obsessive about matching up socks and folding underwear. Weird, I know.

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  15. LOL! My kids are learning if they can't find something clean to wear to check on the pool table :).

    Alyson

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  16. I'm beginning to think this is the regular state of your dining room! (We've seen this before!). But hey, I'm not one to judge... I threw in a load as soon as I was out of bed this morning...from the seven piles on the floor of the guest room (my constantly rotating mess!). Just give me plenty of warning if you want to stay with us!!!

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  17. ohhhh me too.... I think we have the same table.... lol... love the colour combo.
    luv Abby

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  18. Nobody has as much fun as you do. Incredible. Can't wait to see (read)your book.

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  19. Artistes should not have to worry themselves with the mundane chores of everyday life. Pfffft!

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  20. I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one afflicted with this blessed curse! Laundry is patient.

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  21. Hum, I think I am going to have to forward this post to my husband, so he knows we aren't the only ones. :) Love the crochet!

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  22. I love your table and bench, I imagine many great memories are created while eating with the fam...every other day that is...LOL ;)

    We all have our vices, don't we?? We can be doing all the things that we need to be doing, but then how would all the things get done that we love to do? Balance...easier said than done! Glad to see someone that has reached your level of success have much the same life as so many of us!

    xoxo lucy

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  23. Ha! Ha! This made my day! I had to show my husband! Look honey I'm not alone! Thanks for the fun!

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  24. Every other day? That's way to ambitious! Do like me, every other week...;) We watched Whale vs Shark last night per your suggestion - so great!! Thx!

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  25. Duh! Eagle vs. Shark. His favorite animal was an eagle! (or else a cobra)

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  26. Ha! The sock-match game.
    I grew up in a family of 6 kids, and this was always an issue.
    You should have seen the basket we kept them in.
    Yikes.
    Thanks for sharing some of the "normal" side of your charming life!

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  27. Amen sister! Love this post.

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  28. Glad I'm not alone in this! :)

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  29. hilarious and seriously makes me feel better about all of the "creative laundy" hanging around my house! you house is just an inspiration to look at, I love those benches are they vintage?

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  30. Hi :) If by vintage you mean extremely old and beat up, than yes theya re vintage :)
    I love to buy random very worn pieces especially when I know we will USE them alot...for instance these benches, they cam from a 100 year old farmhouse and were already the prettiest color of blue. I figure the more we use them the more we improve them.
    xoxox,AM

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  31. I think this is totally going to be the first post on THE NEW FLYLADY site! FLY ANNA STYLE. hah.

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  32. moline11:14 AM

    ROFL! (Rolling on floor laughing) Thanksfor making me laugh! I felt so bad this mornng because I am exactly the same and sometimes I get caught....

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  33. LOL!! That is soooo me! I have to do a little crocheting before the chores....as long as the kiddies let me of course since they are both under the age of 4. Thanks for the laugh!! ;)

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  34. I think this disease is going around blogland. I have to make deals with myself to get something done before I sit at the computer or start crafting. I know once I start reading blogs, I will be in a time warp. A tip...folding laundry is easier if you're watching Martha. Love your blog! Kristin

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  35. yes..the way i fold laundry is with a glass of wine and a movie. because i couldn't possibly fold it coming out of the dryer. so i am taking my three baskets and putting something in the dvd.

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  36. angie2:12 PM

    The center of the crocheted thing, the brown (?) part, ALMOST looks like acorns....

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