Right now, I'm up to my ankles in alligators. Sure, I'm the one who put on my galoshes and waded out into the swamp, but that's beside the point. Here I am. And recognizing that I've made myself incredibly busy means I also have to recognize that at times like these, everything else falls by the wayside.
- I haven't done dishes since Monday.
- I also haven't really cooked dinner (which means not doing dishes here hasn't been as grotesque as it sounds.) Last night, we had Banquet - frozen crispy (they don't make 'fried' anymore) chicken. The night before, sandwiches. Thank goodness for paper plates and aluminum foil. We're just totally out of clean spoons and juice glasses.
- We won't talk about my recent shower schedule, but I got one last night, so it's all good.
- My yard is beginning to look like 'urban jungle' in the truest sense of the word. I really need to mow. And pull weeds. And cut down the little tree growing up under my gas meter.
My husband is an incredibly patient man. He's also been so busy this week, he makes me look like I'm standing still, so maybe he just didn't notice. Well, until I mentioned the dishes and then we both laughed. His answer: "One good thing about dishes is that they aren't going anywhere."
Lucky for me also, my daughter's an adult now - so if she gets hungry, she can fend for herself. Plus, she's working, which means she's gone all day and doesn't require as much attention as when she's home.
(And yeah, either one of the above could've done the dishes - but I like them done a certain way and while I do appreciate their assistance, their way irritates me.)
The two of them haven't fallen by the wayside. Neither have my cats - who were both fed and petted and happy as of last night. (Kira wants more food this morning, but she's a pig.) So maybe I should've amended the subject of this post to 'everything non-living falls by the wayside'. :shrug:
Oh crap. I forgot to do the laundry yesterday. And for some reason, I keep thinking it's Friday. This must be what they talk about when they say 'writer brain'. Or maybe it's just me.
Do things fall by the wayside when you're busy? What do you let slide?