Don't get me wrong.
We still watched some tv. www.hulu.com is an awesome website and we were able to watch most of our favorite shows on the computer in the evening. It was not the most comfortable tv viewing experience but it did fill the quench. I have learned over the past several months that it's okay to have a black box sitting in my family room and that I do not require it to be on.
The benefit of the new tv is that we are now able to hook up a digital antenna to it. We only have a few of the local channels, some spanish channels, and some christian channels.
Yesterday I turned it on.
It was the first day for the kids to go back to school and I was getting ready to dive into housework. I do that every day around 10am. I am able to accomplish so much MORE while the kids are gone. It's AMAZING! I am, by far, the laziest tv watcher I know. Whatever is on the tv I will watch. Maybe it's from years of being forced to watch whatever my father wanted to watch...I don't know but it's what I do.
Background noise with mild entertainment.
A program was on that I have never watched before. Joyce Meyer. I have heard of her and know that she writes books and is on the radio, but again, I have never listened to her. As I did the dishes I listened and she made me laugh. She seems like an extremely down to earth woman who wears her past and how she is on her sleeve.
Yesterday she was discussing how she would run around the house and clean. "I would go in the kitchen, see the dishwasher needed unloading and begin unloading it. As I was doing that the dryer dinged so I ran to remove the clothes out of the dryer. As I was folding the clothes I saw a package on the coffee table and remembered I needed to send it so I got dressed to go the post office...."
You get the picture.
I laughed when she said it.
It describes me to a tee!
After I finished up my dishes, well, kinda. I left a few for later to do...just in case I got bored? I went to the restroom and realized that it was DISGUSTING.
You see...it's the kids bathroom. I have not cleaned it in two weeks. Even the bathtub was gross. I am not sure what my kids do in there...but jeesh. I went and got the bleach and began filling the bathtub with water. That's what I do. Pour some bleach in, fill the bathtub, let it soak and then clean the whole thing up and it smells beautiful.
Well, I did something weird yesterday.
Since Duke likes to drink gallons and gallons of water when he shouldn't...and since this water had bleach in it...I decided that I should close the door. That way he couldn't drink it.
Sometime later I remembered...
I'm talking some time later.
Like over an hour.
I remember because all of the sudden I heard it.
The hubby had just gotten home for lunch. Oh no. He's gonna kill me. I am sure the water has flooded Maria's bedroom. All of her stuff is going to be ruined. What if it seaped out the other door and is under the laminate flooring?
Without hesitation but much trepidation I flew open the door. I could NOT believe my eyes. The water was to the very top of the tub. Almost level, but not one drip had dropped to the floor. Nope, that nifty little drain did it's job and the water did not escape.
"Oh thank goodness. They really do work!"
I had always wondered as a child if those things worked. I was never daring enough to try or challenge. I did learn now that they do. Or at least MINE does. I'm not sure about yours so I wouldn't try it at your home.
Maybe at your friends house.
After those thoughts though I did realize something. Our water bill is going to be through the roof! The hubby is going to be IRATE. I have not told him about my "ooooops" moment but I will when he yells about the water bill. In the meantime I guess there are no baths for me...only short showers to compensate for the water that I wasted.
I think I need to take Joyce's advice.
Do not be too busy.
Complete what you start.
Have YOU ever done that?
Or am I the ONLY blonde in the house?
Or am I the ONLY blonde in the house?