Yes…I’ve been avoiding this.
I had other, more fun, less painful things to blog about. You know, like killer bees and how I infiltrated the very top levels of WordPress while wearing sunglasses and a fake mustache. And it was really tempting today to wax poetic about how annoyed I am that Candice Olson works in Canada or how the lack of a 50-calorie Snickers bar is an ongoing cause for violent uprisings petitions and letter-writing.
And in a spirit of deep, embedded, therapy-resistant denial, I thought that if I just ignored it, it would go away.
I should know better.
It’s time for a Points Tally.
In my defense, I would like to state that 1)I had a conference I had to go to for the better part of a week Saturday, 2)we’ve had at least 2 or 3 dozen kids that are not ours spending days hours at our house, and 3) a massive, ugly, community-threatening nest of wasps was discovered under the dining room table deck and one thousand wasps got into the house causing me to seek urgent psychiatric help vodka tonics pest control interventions.
So how anyone can expect anything of me I don’t even know.
But despite my best attempts at deflecting responsibility, I can’t avoid my fate any longer.
And today, to shake things up a bit, we’re going to Points By Category. Who knows? It may become a recurring feature.
So without further ado…
Previous score: + 17 points
In the Category of: Lamest Act of Laziness Ever
FL = Full. So not only do we not answer the phone, we can’t even be bothered to stand next to the machine long enough to push “delete” once we’ve played the message that wasn’t important enough for us to walk to the phone for in the first place. -5 Points
In the Category of: Things I Can Take Credit for When No Actual Effort Was Involved
The effort I expended on this rosebush is roughly equivalent to the effort I have expended on solving the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. ie: none at all. But, it’s gorgeous, it grew in MY YARD and did not require me to lure the neighbors’ flowers over my fence under false pretenses. + 6 Points
In the Category of: Most Ludicrous Procrastination Activity to Avoid Folding Laundry in the History of Dirty Clothes
Himself brought this ridiculous thing back from a conference for me and it makes me laugh every time I look at it. Which is not often, because I have to keep it hidden in a desk drawer or the cats will maul each other for it. But I thought to myself, because yes, thoughts do on occasion occur in my head, “That’s a funny thing to take a picture of and show people who read my blog…” but that simple thought turned into a quest for the perfect background and the most artistic shot because MY GOD I WAS LOSING THE LIGHT, and I spent WAY more time on this than was in any way appropriate. -7 points
In the Category of: Relatively Decent Domestic Engineering
EVERY meal I prepared this week involved actual preparation. With ingredients. And heat. + 8 points.
Updated score: +19 Martha Points
Wow…I’m in awe. I really didn’t think there was any way I was going to come out of that ahead.
Which means…chocolate for Lori! It may be in the form of stale Tollhouse Morsels, but anyone who thinks I am picky about chocolate has not been reading carefully enough.
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