Just Catchin' Up...

Sorry for my recent neglect of Blogger. I haven't posted/commented on anyone's blog in (gasp!) almost a whole week. I was beginning to fear that the Blogger Officials would come banging on my door with a warrant to pick up my laptop and block me from the blogging, but then I remembered that there are bloggers out there like Dr. Mike who only post about once in a blue moon and very rarely comment on others' blogs, so I quit worrying about it so much.

I did change the template of my blog, although I admit it looks very much the same. I am now able to use the features of the Beta version. Before, I could use the labels, but if I wanted to make any changes, I still had to do it via the HTML coding. I was scared about making the jump because I didn't want to lose anything, but luckily, I only had to go through and make a few small changes to keep it looking like the same blog. How great is it that I don't have to manually change the font and color on every single post anymore? Woo-hoo!

I'm afraid to do any big changes to my blog... Kind of like my fear of getting my hair cut short. What if I don't like it? And what if I can't ever seem to get it back to the way I like it? You know what I mean? I'm sticking with the theory: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"


With Valentine's Day just past, the chocoholics of the world are beginning to come down off their holiday high and realize that swimsuit season is just around the corner.

Maybe it is just me, but it seems that every other week there is some new study out that touts the wonderful, healthy benefits of eating chocolate. This story is on the front page of the Yahoo! site today. I mean, okay, we get it! Eating chocolate is not ALL bad! But, perhaps the people who munch on Hershey's as a vice just feel really guilty about it and need constant justification for their sweet tooth. The "doctor's" who, in the '50's and '60's, cited smoking as healthy have since given up their fight to convince people that there is any good side to the habit; when are the chocoholics going to do the same?

(Sidenote: Did you know that more people are on diets in the month of March than January? New Year's resolutions don't last; the beginning of warm weather and the fear of flabby thighs lounging at the pool is a great motivator!)


Last week, I didn't work on Monday because I was sick; the snow storm let me off the hook for working on Tuesday and Wednesday; today, I'm off for President's Day. Realization: I need a job that allows me to take a nap every afternoon, sleep in every morning, and work in my pajamas. Anyone hiring?


Poor Regis... He is still walking around with that stupid collar thing on his neck because even though his stitches have been removed, he refuses to leave it alone and it still isn't completely healed. It seems to be practically tortuous. I mean, imagine having an itch or something, but having your hands tied behind your back so you can't reach it! I would go absolutely crazy. But, Regis, being the good, patient dog that he is, simply endures without complaint.


So, I'm doing laundry today. Dave and I have this great deal worked out. He does the dishes and I do the laundry.

I love it! I am not a big fan of doing laundry, but I have a bad habit of putting dirty dishes in or next to the sink. Dave has this "thing" about having a clean sink. With this negotiation, he gets to keep his sink as clean as he likes and I don't have to feel guilty about putting my dishes in the sink.

Personally, I think I got the better end of the bargain. I only have to do laundry once a week and Dave ends up having to do dishes pretty much everyday. Plus, when I cook, the last thing I want to do is have to clean up all the dishes after dinner, too. But, Dave seems to think that I got the short end of the stick since doing the dishes only takes a few minutes every day while the laundry can be rather time consuming. What do you think? Who got the best deal?


Word of the Day: Confabulation - (Noun). Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.

Lesson to learn... Confabulation can cause all types of problems if you aren't aware of who is in your audience. Your confabulation can easily become somebody else's gossip.


Dave Morris said...

It's actually kind of 50/50. You get to leave your used napkin and leftover food on your plate and walk away, I get to leave my skid-mark-laden underwear in the hamper and walk away. I say we're even.


Mishka said...

I do both the dishes and the laundry in our house but I am the one with the issues so it makes sense that they would be my deal.

blakbyrd797 said...

Good life lesson, that last bit.

Also, Dave's comment about the downside of doing the laundry. Another valuable tip. Prior to that, I would've agreed that doing the laundry once per week is better than having daily dish duty, but now I'm not so sure.

My DH and I used to have a similar arrangement regarding the cats: he'd deal with the litterbox, I'd deal with the puke. We both were very agreeable to the terms. However we recently had to add a second litterbox that I'm "in charge" of (I was the one who made the decision to get another box), so there went our arrangement. To balance that, though, the cats puke considerably less after we changed to canned food. So it still works out pretty well.

We both do the laundry and the dishes, except he won't touch my cold water wash and I don't bother doing the one tiny load of his white socks that ends up back in the bottom of the hamper week after week until he does it himself.

Now that you mention it, all the women I work with were excitedly discussing the recent "news" about chocolate today. So now it's ok!Good grief.

Blog is lookin' good! Don't be too afraid to make changes; I believe the new blogger has a way you can roll back to a previously saved version if you decide it's crap.

Tug said...

I like the template! I did like you until the whole reminder of warm weather came... ;-)

Poor Regis. Do you (or can you) rub lotion or oil or something non-itch-ful around the incision??

Tug said...

oh, & Dave? ewwwwww. LOL

Paula said...

Job...Be a mom!! Somedays I don't even get to shower or get out of my jammies. I get to nap when Ella does and if she is being especially rotten, I just drug her up with some tylenol.....

(I'm just kidding about the tylenol thing)

It's pretty sad that I feel the need to add that line, (I'm just kidding), to posts about me drugging my daughter. Everyone knows I'm joking but there will always be that one person that will call CPS on me....

Mike changes the litterbox and takes trash out on Sunday, I get to do everything else!!

rosemary said...

Thanks for visiting...flowers or the name....violets are all lovely.

I have no deals with my husband...I have always done it all. He is a slob, I am the white glove....as for poor Regis....maybe you could put some stickers on the collar or paint it...make him feel like he is special!

Blogarita said...

I know I posted a comment last night. It just disappeared!

Spouse Guy and I both do laundry (almost every day or as soon as there is a full load) and dishes. He vacuums because I hate to, and I clean the bathroom because I'd rather do that than vacuum.

Bluepaintred said...

just wondering do both of you work?

If so you got the better deal. if only you work, he got the better deal.

Weary Hag said...

You got the better deal for sure. Laundry is a job which requires about 20 seconds per load to start, about 10 seconds to switch from washer to dryer, and another three minutes tops to fold afterward. You don't have to stand there and watch the clothes wash or dry. In fact, you could nap in between! haha
Dishes ... hm. Unless there's a dishwasher (which, I'm figuring there is) ... you can't start the job and walk away.

Good for you to split chores!
Good for Dave to get in on that!

Ed does most of our laundry because he got used to it while in the service. (thank goodness for long stints in the service)

Thing is though - he also does just about all our other housework except cooking and dishes.

Great post and I love the word at the end!

Ari said...

I think I would've chosen the laundry too. Just the old food and stuff is yucky. Skid marks you can just sort of toss into the washer and pretend not to see. :)

Mom of Three said...

Dishes over laundry any day. Dishes are easy! Laundry is neverending, especially with four dogs and three kids and hubby. I just came in from starting yet another load, and the cleans are piled like six feet high atop the dryer, because that's my personal weak spot is actually bringing it all in and putting it away. Good thing Auntie has provided all the kids with more clothes than they can ever wear, or they might notice how behind I get.

Nobody has mentioned all those chocolate Easter eggs coming up!!!! Heck, I feel like I've been on a bender since Halloween only to find out that the Girl Scout cookies have arrived.