Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Good Intentions

Good intentions, aren't those what the road to you-know-where is paved with? I believe it. Cheeks fussed all morning, pigged out, and then fell into a deep sleep. I knew this sleep equated to a golden opportunity and I wanted to make the most of it. My choices were:

A) Take a MUCH needed shower.
B) Eat some ice cream and read.
C) Fold laundry and do a load of dishes.
D) Play with my kids.
E) Do something sweet for my husband

This was a toughie until I remembered that poor Mr. Hotness has been very neglected by me these past few weeks, so I decided on (E). Aren't I sweet? I decided to iron the shirt and pants that have been hanging on his magic ironing hook for the past 6 weeks (apparently even magic hooks take maternity leave). That went quickly enough and I felt so benevolent that I decided to finally sew the missing button onto the shirt that has been waiting for, oh, about 12 months (I have yet to give Mr. Hotness a magic sewing hook). I have the shirt, the button, the needle, all I need is some tan colored thread. No problem, I have loads of thread. I have orange, neon orange, rust, and salmon. I have moss green, pine green, and old lady spearmint green; silver, fuchsia, puce, and even clear. I have black, white, red, and blue. Can you guess which color I don't have? While searching in multiple thread stashing areas I realize that my sewing desk is a complete and utter disaster. Some people have junk drawers, I have junk desks (and closets, and boxes, and corners, etc). I figure if I clean it out I just might find me some tan or at least off-white thread. Instead I find 4 year old valentines that were never sent, a half finished apron that I had started 6 years ago, 5 different telephone cords, the watch I had bought myself last year and had yet to take out of the package, half filled notebooks, a broken purse that I've been saving (for 3 years) so I can salvage the beads that are on it, and the list goes on.

Let's see now, I was going to sew a button on my husband's shirt at 11:16am. According to my new watch it is now 2:30pm. I have no tan thread but I have very clean desk drawers, 1 crying baby, 4 neglected children (thank you Cookie for making them some lunch), stinky arm pits, and... and... THIS:

Cheeks says, "Oh, mom, what were you thinking?!?"

But I had very good intentions!!!

23 comments:

Lauren said...

Awwww what a beautiful little one!

Cocoa said...

Hahaha! Cheeks made the perfect "doh" pose. At least you know that if you had cleaned up it would probably be messy by bedtime anyway. At least that's the logic I seem to use when there are other choices besides cleaning.

Laura said...

Could've Had A V8 too!

HAHA. I'm just surprised you were brave enough to take pics of your mess and post them on your blog. I guess it's an accomplishment in and of itself.

By the way, I hope you win president.

IceCream Diary '08!!!

Richelle said...

I quite often have good intentions and get side tracked. At least you got the ironing done. :)

Amber M. said...

That picture is priceless.:-)

elena jane said...

great photo, and i always get sidetracked...nothing gets seriously finished, but that's our happy life :)
and cheeks is adorable!!

Posey said...

I love the pics! Your crazy messy house makes me laugh. All of us have those moments, and few live to tell about it!! If anyone has the right to "let it slide" you do...! Relax, and make the kids do your chores.

Lisa said...

So cute!!

I have a junk desk, too. And to clean it would make my husband so so happy. I try. It gets clean and then slowly it returns to the same old mess.

Good intentions do mean something!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Cheeks is beautiful! I would just sit and stare at Cheeks and do nothing else all day.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh, I could just squeeze those cheeks!!!!

Tirzah said...

That is an adorable picture!!

Annie said...

You completed something and there's a lot to be said for that!

And you blogged - LOL - the most important thing of all :)

Packer Family said...

Cutie boy! He is so darn adorable!!! Kutos on the messy house! I only have 2 little ones and mine looks like that some times!!

Magirk said...

You can join my 'Good Intentions Club' if you'd like..... ;-)

(I'm notorious for telling my husband that I'll sew his buttons on, and then waiting for like 6 years to do it. Poor man.)

Cute picture of Cheeks, though!

Leslie said...

Ha HA!!! I love that picture...what a gem! Cheeks is darling!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I adore that picture of Cheeks!

And I have had a lot of good intentions lately ... hmmm

MiaKatia said...

At least the ironing is done!!!

CC said...

I've with Cheeks. I would have gone for A or B!!

Melanie said...

Hilarious and so true. I have done this way more times than I care to count. I figure my house will be perfect once they are gone haha!

Jeanette said...

You got the ironing done. I'd call that a good day. :-)
That picture of Cheeks is just too cute!

LaDonnaMobile said...

LOL--I love messy house pictures; they make me feel normal, understood!

Michal said...

i am laughing at how easily distracted you are because it's all so familiar. i get off task all the time.
i can't believe that you are finding time to blog through all of this. i am a wreck post partum. i salute you!

Amber said...

She. Is. So. Cute. And I can't even imagine your transition for juggling it all. Good thing you have ice cream to help you. :-)