Monday, January 31, 2005

Apologies and Housecleaning

First of all, Seven is awesome. Didn't he do a splendid job? I highly recommend his work. He is thoughtful and patient and practically a mind reader.


So I didn't mean to leave a post about pubic hair up all weekend. To anyone who was made slightly ill, I apologize.

Which brings me to another apology I must make. To Celti (you'll have to scroll down to find the post). I realize I'm extremely late in proffering one, but I wasn't aware of it until last night. Still however, it must be said: I'm sorry my Not One Damn Dime post upset you. I didn't mean any personal offense by it, and my intention was not to insult you personally, just to point out (with my own personal brand of non-compromise) the foolishness of the boycott. But I admit it sounded very harsh and unkind and for that I am sorry. And you don't have to leave anonymous comments. If I put it out there, you have every right to call me on it. It doesn't mean I will respond with hearts and kitties, but it opens up a discussion and that's almost always good.

Okay. My ego can only withstand so much apologizing, so onto a story that puts me in a really bad light.

My in-laws came into my house when we weren't home to deliver ice cream for the kids. My house was a friggin' mess. Not just a cluttery mess, but also a needs-to-be-vacuumed-because-the-kids-dropped-crumbs-all-over-the-floor, kind of mess. I am completely hypocritical in that I wouldn't let anyone see it like that, but I only ever take vague stabs at cleaning it up. I think I have selective ADD. But that's beside the point. MY IN-LAWS CAME INTO MY HOUSE WHEN WE WEREN'T HOME! I can honestly say I have never been more mortified. I can't believe they would just do that.

Let me just say that I love my in-laws. They live too close, but they let the kids spend the night almost once a week which is an unheard of luxury and a large part of what has kept Jeth and I sane and married. Not that we don't love our kids, but it's nice to get rid of them and take stock of where you are every so often. Plus it would afford us some much-needed sleep when the girls were very small.

But they still came over without asking - just unlocked the door with a key that is only to be used for emergencies, and walked right in. Jethro was just as upset, and he asked his parents to call first so we have a chance to straighten up so we don't have to be mortified. Jethro said they laughed and said ok.

On the bright side, it seemed to have awakened the muse of housecleaning within me, and our kitchen looks pretty good.

There isn't much else going on right now. I have a feeling I'll have to dig into the past for anything really amusing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On : 1/31/2005 3:41:17 PM angi (www) said:

I have the same problem with my parents. They live about 100 yards from us. My dad walks in whenever he wants. Unless the door is locked. Then he peeps in the window to see what we are doing.

He's almost 85, there's no changing him.


On : 1/31/2005 3:51:28 PM Gooch (www) said:

I live about 7 hours (by car) from my folks. Given the choice I would probably take the occasional uninvited entry into our house if I could have the once a week sleepover for the kids thing. That must rule


On : 1/31/2005 4:36:31 PM Zelda (www) said:

Angi - I know I'm not alone.

Gooch - Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't love to give up the arrangement, but just give me a ring so I can vacuum and stuff shit behind the sofas.


On : 1/31/2005 4:42:31 PM micki (www) said:

I can relate to that. My house always has the crumbs on the floor. My boys are 4 and 2. It's all I can do to keep them from getting into everything and still be sane when the dirty the floor right after I clean it. That and I procrastinate. A Lot.


On : 1/31/2005 4:46:01 PM Zelda (www) said:

I procrastinate. I hate cleaning more than anything. My house is always a mess. I only want to make enough money to afford a housekeeper.


On : 1/31/2005 6:47:48 PM Jay (www) said:

damn this is a girly template. except for that dripping blood from sleeping beauty's wrist and all. by the way, i JUST figured out what sleeping ugly meant. i never fucking knew.

i won't tell you how long it took me to understand angi's url. for the life of me i couldn't figure out what 25 boys had to do with anything. wanna buy lots of stock with me?


On : 1/31/2005 9:05:32 PM Mike (www) said:

I can't recall how many posts I've read that talked about Jethro's gun and how Jethro is gonna get his gun and blah blah blah gun. Well, univited and unwanted intruders enter your house and.....nothing!

I am horrified that this story did not end with at least Jethro shooting them in the knee. I know you guys weren't home, but can't he go over there now and rough them up a bit?

So very disappointing.


On : 1/31/2005 10:21:24 PM angi (www) said:

LOL at Jay. HOnestly, I had to explain sleeping ugly to Tommy, when I read him Jay's comment~ men...


On : 2/1/2005 1:39:37 AM Zelda (www) said:

Yeah, Jay I know it's girly. But the blood effect would be lost if it weren't.

Mike - Jethro has never come close to shooting anything except our vacuum cleaner.

Angi - I thought it might be a little confusing. Seven got it though.


On : 2/1/2005 8:17:39 AM Kat (www) said:

I just figured it out, myself. Oh, and kudos to you for the first part of this post. You are very up-front with things, even when they might be a tad uncomfortable, and I think that's commendable.


On : 2/1/2005 9:32:28 AM Jethro (www) said:

Thanks Kat. It really wasn't a personal attack, but I take it rather personally when people threaten our economy that we all depend upon, because they're not happy with the outcome of an election. It doesn't matter who wins.


On : 2/1/2005 12:17:19 PM seven (www) said:

great post and thankya so much for the endorsements! it was fun to do your blog and i'm so glad it shows what "Sleeping Ugly" really means lol I admit I didn't get it gor a while myself, being that abstract about the humor in "Sleeping Beauty" is not readily apparent and is a very whimsical idea on your part, Zelda, kudos to you!


On : 2/1/2005 4:56:02 PM Celti (www) said:

thanks, Zelda. I appreciate what you said. I am really a very reasonable person, and I didn't have a problem with your opposition to the idea (I, later ended up taking the post down after learning that the funding was private - I was initially given the impression that it was tax $ being spent - changes things a bit) but I felt that the direct mention and link made an example out of me that I didn't like the taste of.

By the way - I don't EVER leave anonymous comments - if I have something to say, my info is left along with it. I didn't comment at all because I didn't want to start a fight. lol Not sure which comment you thought was me...

Anyway, thank you and I'm glad that the air is cleared. You can be a pretty cool gal, even for a republican.


On : 2/1/2005 5:23:49 PM Jethro (www) said:

I'm just curious...why did you think it was tax payer's money? When you heard about the boycott, did they leave out that bit of information? If you heard about the amount of money being spent, did the media not stress that it was private funding? Does that make you think differently about what you've been hearing on the news?

I ask you these questions because it a similar circumstance that started off my switch to my current belief system. I didn't always pay much attention to politics or news. Once I did, Thanks to Zelda, I started to see how much I've been lied to all these years. It really ticked me off. So, now I research everyone's claims to get the WHOLE truth. Not just the part that some of them want me to hear.


On : 2/1/2005 5:36:05 PM micki (www) said:

I know you didn't ask me, but I never knew that there was an inaguration party. When it was announced, I didn't know it was privately funded. What I was hearing was they were making the DC? police pay for extra security, whereas they used to reimburse them. I wonder if that is even true.


On : 2/1/2005 7:04:03 PM Zelda (www) said:

Celti - You are a classy girl even for a lib. Thanks for the nice comment. I thought you left the anonymous comment because it used the exact words that you did. I thought it would be odd though, and I hated to think that a member of this little blog community would feel like they couldn't leave their name. I'm very relieved. Drop in anytime.


On : 2/1/2005 8:05:02 PM Celti (www) said:

hi guys - I heard about the boycott through word of mouth, actually - incomplete word of mouth, in fact. I felt a bit silly when I found out the rest of the story (after the post) and even sillier after reading your post, z! I know that our media is full of shit. I lived in Europe for a while, and seeing what the media there had to say vs. what ours said about things was a real eye opener.

have a good night guys.


On : 2/1/2005 10:20:09 PM Zelda (www) said:

Celti - I really admire the fact that you are willing to admit that. It speaks to your wisdom and I'm sorry again for my tone.

The European media, while never very kind to the U.S. is also not so deliberately blind to the threat of islamofascism. To me, the Europeans have a fascinating policy of ridicule and appeasement when dealing with Muslims. I can't see it being successful, but it's interesting.


On : 2/2/2005 6:28:21 AM Inanna (www) said:

I got nuttin' new to add.