Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Pointless Instant in the Earth's Orbit Day

It's New Year's Eve, which is about the silliest holiday imaginable, but have fun if you happen to be out celebrating. (And if you're both out celebrating and reading the Internet, something is really wrong with you.)

I also wanted to mention that, as usual, I really feel for my wife and all stay-at-home parents whenever I have vacation time that corresponds with vacations for my kids. For instance, today was the first day in nearly a week when I wasn't setting off on some project, and I thought I'd be able to get caught up on my blogging, maybe even write a review for ComicMix (they probably think I fell off the edge of the Earth, by this point), and so on.

Uh-uh. Nothing doing. I had a couple of errands with the boys in the morning (through what looked at that point like a major snowstorm, but fizzled later) -- off to drop off a Cub Scout shirt for sewing, and then some grocery shopping, but then the day would be free! Well, then I had to get them lunch. And then somehow I was playing LEGO Batman with Thing 2, and then I had to start getting dinner ready, and before I knew it the sun was down.

That's almost twelve hours just gone -- I did shovel some snow, and do dishes, and various other household stuff...but I didn't even get to the laundry. I make a lousy housewife, I'll tell you that.

I've been on vacation for most of two weeks, and have very little to show for it -- I don't even feel as rested as I think I should. At this rate, I'll be happy to get back to work on Monday, so I can Get Things Done. (Maybe that's the point of vacations...)

4 comments:

Kerry said...

grammar nazi *and* curmudgeon. fascinating...
;-)

Hagelrat said...

I wonder how friends of mine manage full time job, two kids with ten different evening things, house and Masters degree all at the same time.

acpaul said...

I hope that you at least enjoyed your leap second as much as I did. (actually, I was busy and failed to notice the time until 0030, but that's what I get for working in the ICU.)

Glenn Hauman said...

I don't think you fell of the edge of the earth-- I think everybody fell off these past two weeks. Sheesh...

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