Does it ever end?!?

It would be so wonderful if I could just snap my fingers and have a new house that's always clean and everything has it's place. Sadly that's not the case. Right now I'm stuck and can't do much around here. The water heater went out...again. That means I can't do the dishes, I can't do laundry, and I can't shower.

The dishes can wait, and that's usually what happens. That's one of my least favorite chores. Actually, I don't think I like any of them! Anyway, I'm trying to make dinner on the little counter space I have at the moment when I realize the floor is sticky. So now the floor needs mopped, but what's the point of that if I can't do much about the rest of the kitchen until the water heats back up?

And laundry.....does anyone have a 4 year old boy that often gets too busy to use the bathroom? Welcome to my world of never-ending laundry!!! I have yet to put away what I washed yesterday. Today I thought it was a good idea to go through the kids' drawers and pull out what's too small or out of season. I don't see anyone wearing shorts for a while! Thanks Mother Nature! I hate when I everything in the drawers all nice and neat and then come downstairs to see more that I forgot needs put away. Laundry is just a vicious cycle that never ends!!!

Now for a shower...let's not even go there! I'm cold and, well, I just need one! The shower is my happy place. I can go in there, close the door and not be bothered by anyone!

Hopefully we get it lit an it stays lit! I really am not in the mood to call anyone about it! My luck, it would end up like the kitchen debacle from last winter. The kitchen sink clogged and it took 2 weeks to figure out why and to get it fixed. NOT good times!!!

Now I have to finish dinner and get Paige ready for soccer. Let me tell you how much I love Fall soccer season! It's cold and wet and just miserable. I could take a camping chair to the field with me so I'd have a place to sit, but it would probably sink in the mud. Hopefully I remember to take some hot tea or hot chocolate with me because I refuse to be one of those parents who drops their 7 year old off at practice and disappears because they don't want to be out in crappy weather. Oh, yes, we have a few. Even the parents that do stay aren't always really there. Last week a girl on Paige's team kept getting hurt. Her mom was too busy ON HER PHONE to see if her child was ok!!! I couldn't believe it!

Well, grubs on! Time to eat and run!

Until next time....


Chief said...

I hate laundry the worst. Dishes, I can live with...but for some reason, Laundry kills me!

Anonymous said...

I agree with chief, laundry sucks! I think clothes should be disposable like paper

I was reading your post thinking as I often do when I try and do house work...boy a genie would be nice right about now;)

peace, and hope u stay warm on the soccer field;)

Evonne said...

A genie would be awesome!

The soccer field sucked! Not only was it cold, but it started to rain. But at least I came home to a working water heater!

Allison said...

I need one of those genies and I feel ya about the water heater. That happened to us a couple of months ago. You never realize how much and for how many things you use hot water until it's gone! Hope everything works out!

Trac~ said...

Sorry about all of that stuff today - glad to see you are a "REAL Soccer Mom" :o) Big Hugs!

Raising Z and Lil C said...

I am so with you on the laundry! There are only 3 of us right nowand I can't keep up...what is going to happen when we add all the baby laundry to Z's wet undies and pants??!!!?? He is 3 but is always too busy for the potty! I hope you have your hot water back :)

Melanie said...

that is a bad day. My dryer broke a few weeks ago and I felt lost. I can't imagine loosing all water usage for any period of time. And I am totally with you on drop of parents for sports events. (although I would be lying if I didn't admit to taking advantage a couple times, don't judge. :))