Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just A Few Things I'd Rather Be Doing...

I'm "processing" homemade spaghetti sauce that I whipped up with the 489 tomatoes we needed to deal with from our garden. Though secretly a bit tickled with myself for maybe being successful at something so organic and old-fashioned-y..
I also find it tedious, and messy.. and really, really, time consuming.
So as I sit.. watching boiling water splatter over the edges and onto the floor..
I feel the need to make a list of all the things I'd rather be doing.
Here we go.
1. Stepping off a plane into a tropical paradise.
2. Getting a pedicure. (And I'm not even due for one.)
3. Shopping for a bunch of really great clothes, with some random credit card I was gifted for no apparent reason.. (from a pink unicorn that showed up at my door?)
4. Watching a really good episode of anything really good.
5. Eating pie.
6. Sitting with a bunch of girls talking about how droopy we look naked, and what procedures we would have done if cash, and staff infection, weren't issues.
7. Out to lunch at Le Nonne with my husband talking about our next dream vacation to the paradise I spoke of earlier.
8. Watching a maid scrub every living inch of my house.
9. Getting a 2 hour massage. Make it 3. I hate worrying that it's gonna end too soon.
10. Poking my EYES out...

7 comments:

me and him said...

funny. i'm doing the same thing and wishing of the same things...

Clarice said...

I'm right along with you on your list, except for the poking eyes out one-- that one you can have. I SHOULD be mopping the kitchen floor as cereal was spilled all over it this morning, but nope I'm bloggin!!!

Emma Jo said...

Funny. And so impressive. I'm afraid if I had a maid I would have to run away and do something else so I didn't feel guilty that they were cleaning and I wasn't, but watching could be rather satisfying too.

Brynne said...

I am very impressed with your newfound domesticality, bottling things you grew in your very own dirt, way to be one with the earth. And ay to not give in and start poking your eyes out :)

Keith said...

For #4, have you ever watched "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"? It is perhaps the funniest sitcom ever, and I think you'd get a kick out of it. Hastings has the first four seasons on DVD...

Heather Zwygart said...

I agree!!! I'm kind of glad most our tomatoes are still green on the vines, that are outside getting frost bite!! But no yummy spagetti sauce over here! just lots of peaches! Want to trade?

ALO said...

Curse those delicious tomatoes. I actually went out and invested in a canner/pressure cooker and got fired up for one day until I tried applesauce and then I reverently carried my new purchase out to the garage and hid it under a blanket. I don't want that big pot staring at me and accusing me all the time of not canning my produce. Sigh.