Sunday, November 30, 2008

My mother is horrified

K, so since Shelby had his sinus surgery, I've been doing things I've never done before. To my credit(hey, it's my blog) I do lots of gross and/or tedious things on a regular basis: do dishes, clean out shower and sink drains, do laundry, change totally nasty diapers, do dishes, wipe boogers, do laundry, clean mysterious substances under the kitchen table, laundry, dishes, laundry. Also dishes.

There are, however, some things that I just have never had to do or, to be honest, have avoided doing hoping that someone else will just do it. Shelby is usually my someone else, but since he's been out of commission, I've had to be my own someone else. I know. It's so sad to think about.
But what could I do? The vacuum bag wasn't going to change itself and the house needed to be vacuumed...badly. I think you hear what I'm saying. I've never changed a vacuum bag in my entire life. Never. What?! I've been busy! Plus, it's gross.

Anyway, I surprised even myself. I can do it! My new talents also include putting up the Christmas tree and supervising the decorating of said tree by myself, hanging up the outside Christmas lights and changing the humidifier water. I'm a regular Maverick. I've been pumping my own gas for years. Brushing my own teeth for longer. I know. Kind of amazing.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do the decorations look like ??

Tara said...

You are all sorts of amazing!

Janna said...

Oh, Annie, I'm so proud of you! And so sad for you all at the same time... sorry.

beav said...

Well, now you can OFFICIALLY...do it ALL!!!

Tammy said...

Yikes..that was my comment under beav's name.. love, mom

Jaymie and Paxton said...

You go girl. I was thinking of our college Thanksgiving dinner as I was working my butt off this year. Remember the thermometer we broke off in the turkey and the pie we baked onto the pie plate?