Then Superman said “Yeah…”

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Superman and I were on a walk today.  On our way out he deadpans, “The lawn looks nice.” (And here you’ve gotta see the grass high above ankle height with weeds poking through)

And I say, “Yeah”

And he says, “It’s because I haven’t edged”

And I say,

Yeah…

And then I tell him that maybe I might be sorta almost thinking about weeding those front beds.  And then if I feel inspired, but I probably won’t, but I’m almost there I’ll plant some flowers in the planters in front of the house.

And he goes,

Yeah…

And I say, “Weren’t you going to work on the pool?”

And he says,

Yeah…

And so starts yet another conversation of all the things around the house we need to do, want to do, dream of doing… that we know we’ll probably never do because in order to these things we wouldn’t be:

…at the ball field
…at the soccer field
…looking in thrift stores with Chrysanthemum
…running errands with The Fonz
…playing card games with Lil’ Sport
…talking on the phone with our family
…and most importantly…
walking together.

What’s the one thing you let go (for us it’s the yard/house) in order to do what you want (for us it’s sports/games/family)?

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post.
No proofreading or spell checking.
This is writing in the raw.
Stream of Consciouness Sunday

Having Company

When I heard today that my brother and his wife were coming over I just about had a heart attack. I never feel like my house is nice (enough) or clean enough. I’m thoroughly embarrassed by how messy (and dirty) we live. The thought of them seeing it is totally horrifying.

But the way we live works for us. Yes it drives me crazy when I see dust under the radiators or along the base boards but I’m loathe to do anything about it! And yes, I could have one of the kids do it but they wouldn’t do it thoroughly enough, I would have to nag nag nag them, or they have commitments.

Which lands the job back in my lap.

Which sucks. I hate cleaning!

But I sure like it when it’s done!