Today started out promising. I had little house work to do and very little laundry, so I was looking forward to some nice “ME” time before the kids got home from school. Well here’s how that worked out:
8:00 am: walked the boys to the bus stop.
9:00 am: Say good bye to Jose.
9:00-11:30 am: Do said housework & laundry.
11:30-12:30: Jose comes home for lunch and I spend an hour picking up after him.
Oh yeah…I now have a couple of hours before the brats…I mean kids get home. I think I’ll make a nice cup of java w/steamed milk and top it with some flavored whipped cream. Then I’ll do some surfing on the net.
12:30-1:00: Makes java, burns steamed milk, mixer accident showers kitchen in cream…finally after 1/2 an hour I walk out of the kitchen with my perfect java!
While walking to the computer (singing walking in a winter wonderland) I stub my toe, and spill my perfect java on me and the carpet and my golden retriever (damned dog)! :::insert some major obscenities here::: I head back to the kitchen.
1:00-1:30: Cleans up java and makes a second cup (yes I know I’m a glutton for punishment).
I change my clothes and head for the computer avoiding all obstacles and traps that are in my path. When I finally make it to the computer my eyes can hardly believe what I’m seeing. The blue screen of death….NOOOOO! Oh well screw it! I’ll just read a book. So I head downstairs, grab a book off the shelf and as I’m trying to sit down my golden retriever jumps on me and I spill my perfect java all over me, the chair, my book, and my golden retriever (damned dog). I clean up the chair, throw away the book, chain out the dog, and head for my bathroom. I’ve pretty much decided by this point that I’ll just $#%^$ forget the java and get a nice relaxing bubble bath. I gather some scented candles and get my radio and head for the tub. I’m saying my little “wusah….wusah” and finally starting to calm down. Then I pull back the shower curtain and there’s the tub half full of dirty water. I think…Okay somebody didn’t drain the tub….noooo….the tub has a major &^$%#ing clog. :::insert more obscenities than you’ve ever heard in your life here::: I retrieve the plunger from the closet and proceed to plunge the crap out of the drain as I have encountered the clog from hell. After what seems like an eternity the clog breaks and I get the nice swirling action in the water. Then that very instant I hear an all too familiar sound….The school bus pulling up out front!