Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Thou Shalt Not Blog

No, the Father of This Lot has not found out about it and issued a proclamation.


It's a self-induced eleventh commandment. (And don't worry - it's strictly temporary).


As I said, very quietly and gently to this lot lastnight,



'THIS HOUSE IS AN ABSOLUTE TIP!'



And it's true. It is in immediate need of some de-cluttering, deep-cleaning and general care and attention.



In fact, if there were awards for housekeeping, I would nominate myself for this one:





And, as we know, blogging is not very condusive to housework. In fact, I think it's in direct opposition.



So I'm signing off for a couple of days and getting down to it. I've even got a plan!



There will be less of this:






And more of this:






Less of this:






And more of this:








This will be ditched:




So I can get back to this:








And I think this staying overnight business........








.....may need a review. Whilst it has its advantages, it is leading to more of this:






Which I definitely do not need.




And if any of my kids are reading, I would like to point out that I do not intend to do it alone. Your evenings will not include any of this:







Until we have tackled these:






So. That's the plan. No distractions till it's all done.





Although if I get an offer for any of this:






....I may well be tempted.





See you Friday!



35 comments:

Journey of Truth said...

I pray you stick to your standard!! God bless you and I hope your lot does help out!!

Katney said...

Right on! If I could only get my backside up out of this computer chair and get to it as well!!

Jennie said...

Good luck with the cleaning!! I am expecting your house to be spic and span by Friday! Don't let me down now. ;)

Renae said...

If you have time, check out www.flylady.net . She was a lifesaver for me! :-)

--r

Daryl said...

Good luck .. I nominate myself for Underachiever of the Century .. this one and the last.........

:-Daryl

Kitty said...

Good luck with the cleaning, de-cluttering, etc. I did a lot of it recently - so I'm sorry, but I can't help. :-D x

Dusty Spider said...

Bet you couldn't help yourself and you're actually reading this on THURSDAY!! Flick xx

Casdok said...

Dont enjoy yourself too much!!

Liz said...

Hilarious. I too wander from room to room. Good luck.

ChrisB said...

That badge should be presented to me~ although I have done quite a bit over the last couple of days!

family affairs said...

How very disciplined of you....I personally prefer to keep blogging 24/7 in order to avoid signs of any other disorder amongst house and/or kids x

Akelamalu said...

GOOD LUCK!

Working mum said...

Ha ha ha! Loved this post.

Looks like the FOTL has already made a start on the dishes.

Good luck dragging the kids away from that cowboy programme. Was that an HD ready TV?

Beth said...

Taking a bloggy break to clean?? Sounds dreadful!

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, you're kidding right? And Ricky is going to let Lucy be in his show, too, right? RIGHT?
Please come back to the right side my friend! Hey, I even know what a tip is...garbage heap...so please say it ain't so...you are not deserting US for housework?
Sandi

Momma said...

Can you schedule a couple of days to come clean mine, too? I'll blog for us both!

Peace - D

SMS said...

Wonderful idea! When you return( flushed with success)can you advise if it's better to start the clean-up in the corners or the middle of the room?

CrazyCath said...

Phew! At least it's only a couple of days. For a moment there I thought you joining the ranks of those going "for now".

Withdrawal symptoms slowly subsiding now...

Amrita said...

that was fantastic... and funtastic.

I also feel the same.

Yesterday we had a dust storm and i have to WORK on the house.

Your picture sentences are super. How do you make your posters?

Have a good week.

I have burnt food, while I was busy blogging or day-dreaming about it.

Maggie May said...

May be Blogger should shut down for one or two days a week so we can all catch up!!!!! I am in a similar state at the moment but have not reached such desperation YET! Good luck to you with the cleansing & I hope you get the help you need!

Frog in the Field said...

Brilliant, brilliant post!
I feel the same as I turn around, so you've inspired me, I'm off to cook a lucsious lunch for Darling Husband, finish some paperwork, get to the drycleaners etc....

Alison Boon said...

I should follow your wonderful example. But maybe not this week. Hope you get it all done so you can spend more time doing the stuff that really matters. Blogging.

Lazylol said...

Yes this pesky blogging does kind of take over, doesn't it! I have to have a blog ban now and then too. It's amazing what you can get done! I hope you get lots of help.

blogthatmama said...

Have just spent 3 hours reading blogs instead of cleaning house for potential buyers. You're distracting me! Must do better!

Mary Poppins NOT said...

Got here late, but I hope it went well. See you "Tomorrow"!

Suburbia said...

Oh if only I could give up the blog and do the same. This place has disintegrated around my ears since I started blogging!! Good luck and good willpower to you :)

Carolyn said...

Too funny. I love all your awesome retro images!!

tootsie said...

Chef was home yesterday, I tend to 'get my finger out' when he's around. But he can get in the way of the housework, so I sent him out into the garden with an Irish Independent and his phone. I got so much housework done, and ironing....

(Thankfully, he doesn't get many days off!)

:..Rebekah..: said...

Have I told you how much I love, love, love your pictures? Well, if not, I love, love, love your pictures that you use!

SabrinaT said...

That was GREAT! Just one question? Where did you get a picture of my dishes, and messy kitchen? HA HA~!

qualcosa di bello said...

thanks for the tutorial...it will be a perfect addition to my refrigerator clutter that may explain the life of my children who will be freed from school this very week!

Jackie Parkes said...

Great post!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Fab! Love your pix...quite intrigued by TFOTL staying over!
Pigx

Milla said...

FANTASTIC!

Suzysoo said...

Hi,

Wicked post!

I managed to rope my 3 bigger kids into an hours full on housework (pardon the language)last night with the theory-if we do an hour of it together it will save me doing four whole hours by myself tomorrow. It worked a treat, for once i was greeted with almost enthusiasm, house looked good, everywhere clean & tidy.

Then the 2 little ones came home from their dad's today!!