Saturday, 7 March 2009

It's What Saturdays Were Made For

In an attempt to keep the Sundays of Lent slightly more holy than other Sundays in this house, I decided to see how much housework I could get done today, rather than spread it over the whole weekend.


I was slightly hampered by the fact that United were playing in a FA Cup quarter final, and as you know, on match days, I am not allowed to wash, dry, iron, bake cakes or go to Tesco. And if you don't know, don't ask. It's not worth it, and it will lower your assessment of my sanity considerably.


Anyway, aided and abetted by The Fixer (everybody else having suddenly remembered previous appointments, homework and promises to go and see Nana) we did manage to get through copious amounts of cleaning - including the Manchester Centre for Bacterial Excellence, otherwise known as the kitchen floor.


And since on match days I am allowed to clean the stove, everything is now sparkling clean for Sunday.


Oh, and United won 4-0 and got through to the semi-final.


Who am I to mess about with the laws of the universe?






Did anyone spot the deliberate mistake in the picture? Go on, have a closer look.


Yes, you guessed it. This picture gives the impression that the Father of This Lot helped out.


Fortunately, I managed to find one of how he really spent his afternoon.........




Roll on Sunday!

11 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

My man actually emptied the dishwasher yesterday - unprompted! I was dizzy with gratefulness!

Maggie May said...

Mine always likes to wash up and does what he calls *shopping for basics* so I can't grumble.

Love your description of your kitchen floor!
I did spot the mistake in the photo! Husband washing car & smiling!

Kitty said...

I think Sir Alex himself should award you something. You make almost as much effort in contribution to them winning than the team themselves! x

Miss Ellen E. said...

Spotted the deliberate mistake well before you mentioned it!

Great match, though wasn't it? I'm a Five Live fan and usually listen on my PC whilst I'm blogging - sad, or what?

BTW I'm not a United fan particularly but you can't deny their brilliant form at the moment.

Daryl said...

IF I cleaned, I dont, we keep the lights off or on a very low wattage, but IF I cleaned I would tie my whims to some sport that played all year 'round .. here things are seasonal ... I'd need to find a team in every sport .. however Husband only watches football religiously .. the rest of the sports are only 'play off' viewing worthy, thank god .. oh now I have made that into a religious thing .. oy vey, am I in trouble

Ttony said...

5 Live or Radio Manchester? You can't listen to Radio Manchester's commentary on line.

gigi said...

Well, at least you are a little ahead of the game.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

You always leave me chuckling!

ChrisB said...

I thought the "mistake' was too good to be true. LOL.

Cath said...

I thought that picture (the first one) was too good to be true....

E said...

So how is the father of this lot anyway? We haven't heard about him in a while.
Does he read this blog? if so then surely he will be working his tailfeathers off for you this coming weekend