Tuesday, April 27, 2010

House Cleaning Arrest At Bungalow'56: Day One

Psst?  Hello? Is anyone there?  
I'd like to quietly welcome  anyone who happens to be visiting from Sweet Shot Tuesday.
I've been allowed a few minutes to frantically download and type you all a quick message.  And of course while I've been cleaning I've also been taking some self portraits.  That's normal...right?

I guess, much like Martha, they've decided to make an example of me.

Let me tell you, things have been a little less than jolly around here.  First of all, I'm cleaning, and that generally makes me grumpy.  

But especially if I've been cleaning because I've been turned in to the blog police and the Hazardous Waste Department, on the same day. 

That makes me especially grumpy. 

Like, Eating Ten Banana Muffins That I Don't Even Really Like, kind of grumpy.

While folding and scrubbing, I've had a chance to think a lot about what happened yesterday.  

And while I know I am guilty as charged, I can't help but wonder how the nail picture ended up in the wrong hands?  

While scrubbing the toilet yesterday, I realized who my Barabas was, or Barabasses, as it were.  

If you are wondering what this post is about? and feel the need to be caught up to speed, just click on 
Yesterday's Post and it will all become crystal clear.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know...

That these are the faces of guilty children! Beautiful children...Yes.  But still guilty.

I caught her looking like this on Sunday.  She knew what was going down on Monday.  Can't you see it in her face?
They could barely even look at me when I spoke to them.  

I mean how hard is it to respond to a simple, "Pass me another muffin?"

And as for The Agronomist, he wouldn't even show his face around here.

I do have some good news though.

The bathroom is gleaming. 

And all of the laundry is done AND put away.  

I know, I know... you're impressed.  The putting away part was more than you ever expected from me.

It's as though a miracle happened at Bungalow'56.

But the miracles didn't end there.  Oh no.

I also prepared, in advance, a Roast Beef meal with broccoli, cauliflower and Potatoes with gravy.  

Albeit, while I took our middle child to piano practice, I left a message for The Agronomist to turn on the burners for the veggies and microwave the gravy. 

I heard a few gasps out there in blog land.

But It's OK,  he has his Master's degree in Soil Science for goodness sake, and knows his way around a bunsen burner.  

I decided it was time I cooked a man's meal, as I realized perhaps I needed to mend a few fences.

This house arrest, hasn't been as bad as I expected, as they have allowed me off of Bungalow'56's grounds here and there on account of good cleaning behavior. 

Well my friends, tomorrow I will be cleaning all of my baseboards with a toothbrush, and I will try not to eat any more muffins.

Just knowing you're out there makes me feel as though I will be able to accomplish this enormous cleaning task.

So think of me as you sit at Starbucks sipping your lattes whilst ruffling your sweet children's hair.  

I will only get through this with your support, but I beg of you, please don't ask about my nails.  It isn't pretty.

Good bye dear readers,

Please Send Goo Gone. 


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  1. this is hilarious. thanks for the laugh right before bed :) hope you get off house arrest soon!

  2. Goo Gone, the wonder of all wonders. Also try Magic Erasers, you'll never clean the same again. My thoughts will be with you during this difficult time. I'm sure you will come out the other side a much stronger and wiser person. ;)

    pssst...just don't send the DOHW to my house--gotta keep them off my trail.

  3. Love love love that last photo of your daughter - amazingly done!

  4. gaa! My family did the same thing to me this weekend. But mine was due to no groceries. yah. they had the guts to complain about an empty fridge. sheesh...what am I? your mother or something?

    Good job....i'll pass you the Bailey's for your coffee. you'd be amazed at how much more quickly time passes through a haze.:)

  5. LOL, I'm dying reading this. I have been put on the same version of house arrest before, it happens :)

    And yes, it is totally normal to take self-portraits. Well, don't take my word on that because I may not be normal & I do it ;)

  6. Very funny stuff...why do I now feel like I'm doing something naughty reading your blog. Don't turn me in to the Agronomist...I find him scary in a weird-never-seen-his-face kind of way!

    I also love your self portrait.

  7. So glad you broke out for a few minutes to post. I have groceries waiting to be put away...I have a feeling the blog police will be by here next!
    Glad you are accomplishing so much!

  8. Yes, those are guilty, guilty children.

    I know the look. I know it well.

    I'll try to sneak a mocha in to you.

    I'll hide it in a cake. Isn't that what one is supposed to do?

  9. You are so funny!! I always enjoy your posts.

    Your girls are just beautiful, like their mommy.

    Stay busy, you are on a roll now!

  10. Too funny. Hope your get out of house card shows up soon. At least you'll have the cleanest house on the block.

  11. Yay! You snuck another one in! It sounds like your making amends is going well....however, I am making sure that no one at my house even gets near this because they will throw me in the dungeon for sure.

    Love the self portraits and those of your girls too. That window of light shining on spiritual...


  12. You take really beautiful photos!!! The self portrait is very well done and the girls' photos are just too cute!!! Hope you win the battle of the laundry!

  13. Seriously! Where do you come up with this stuff?!!!
    and uh, when your done with your house would you like to come to mine?

  14. crack me up! glad that your not so blog free days are freeing you up to get the cleaning done! crack me up!! thx for your comment on my blog!

  15. LOL! I was totally intrigued and had to read yesterday's post. Too funny! It is my first time here. Love your pics of yourself and the children. They definitely don't look happy. LOL! :D

    Have a great day!


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