Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It’s Tuesday and I Can’t Wait To...

1. Become uber-human-super-mum-career-gal or get a grip and stop putting myself in situations where I need to be one.

2. Get up early enough to iron my entire shirt (not just the sleeves and collar) in case I forget to wear the vest over the top and turn up to the meeting half-wrinkled.

3. Remember to do the tedious weekly meal plan (along with the Ten Minute Tidy, the secret to uber-human-super-mum-career-gal success).

4. Get everyone so good at the Ten Minute Tidy that we can cut it down to nine minutes. I need more craft time.

5. Devise a calm, clear and concise gameplan for when the eldest starts asking the curlier questions. I have been warned by other mothers. There is playground discussion about really hard kissing with tongues.

6. Get to the bottom of the lyrics to MacArthur Park. It’s been bugging me since University days:

Someone left the cake out in the rain,
I don’t think that I can take it,
’Cause it took so long to make it,
And I’ll never have that recipe again, oh no.


Huh?

7. Find and book a summer holiday. The months spent in anticipation are possibly even better than the reality. Especially when you factor in the surveillance requirements for the kid plotting the 240km swim to Tasmania.



For more Tuesday anticipation, head on over to Lou’s place...

19 comments:

One Flew Over said...

My least fave task of the week is number 3...tedious but it does save a daily stress fest!

katiecrackernuts said...

You are soooo funny. 10 minutes? Is that all. If only everyone sat still and didn't muss it up again.

Kylie said...

Wow! You're on planning overload, my dear! Too much koala poo, methinks! ;) Okay okay, sorry...
1. stop putting in for situations
2. buy non-iron shirts
3. good idea
4. overkill
5. wing it
6. seriously important quest - let me know
7. ditto

:) Kylie x

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

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We already all know that you are uber-human-super-mum-career-gal and the leader of us all.

As for Question 5... really? I've never heard of this. Is this really what happens...? Let us know your answer, it will be worthy of a laugh.

Question 6... drugs may help. Wasn't that a 60/70s kinda song?

W

CurlyPops said...

I think maybe Macarthur Park was written in a drug haze and therefore will never make sense!

I'd just focus on number 7 'cos that's important...hee hee

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Hee hee how funny... I stopped ironing years ago... actually I never started... I agree with Kylie on her list helper guide!! You know your list looks like mine... what with 3 kids, work at home crazy times.. lol

xo Steph

Sandrine said...

Oh Tamia You made me laugh again!!;)Just one thing... once you have mastered all aspects of your "to do/to be" list can you post a tutorial please, that would help me I think!;))))Maybe the swim to Tassie would take a little longer from here;)))

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

And you need to achieve "perfection " overnight because ... ? And what is "Perfection " exactly .....if it's crease-free , then I don't stand a chance !

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

I think there are some great ideas but certainly needs to be some slowing down in there! I go in cycles on feeling in control and out of control! Good Luck with the tricky questions.

Cute as Buttons said...

Hmmm. Can't really help with all.
Choose seven blogging friends and ask them to plan a meal...there you go! You could even post it as a community service to the rest of us.

Holiday on Sunshine coast in Queensland and visit all your devoted Queensland followers who will help with the surveillance. Lisa.

beck said...

A list is a good start! Re no.5 - good luck. "humping" and talk of it is on the agenda at our school. Humping, what a word. No.7 I spent endless hours looking for a holiday house by the beach for summer, ended up going insane and houseless. Hope you have better luck. Cheerful tonight aren't I? Nah, you'll be right love, pop the kettle on, hop on the couch and watch the first episode of the Wire. (warning: Foul Language- much worse than humping and tongue stuff) xo

Nikki Cardigan said...

That's a lot of things you can't wait for. I sure hope you don't have to wait too long! xxx

Grace said...

#2 is funny.
I HATE ironing. Last summer hubbie took a new job requiring nice (ironed) shirts and it of course falls to me to do it. Mainly because I've seen his ironing.

Happy week to ya.

Madeline said...

Quite the plan...I'm thinking the 9 minute tidy sounds pretty fabulous. ;)

Cath from chunkychooky said...

1. don't buy clothes that need ironing
2. book holiday immediately
3. get 10 min cleanup down to 9min
4. write less lists and craft more
5. more craft

Angus in Northcote said...

1. As I keep saying to the missus: just breathe, honey.

2. Ironing (and hairdryers) are bad for the environment.

3. "darling, it's your turn to cook"

4. LOVE THE TEN MINUTE TIDY

5. "Where did I come from?" is a very usefull book and taught our generation everything we needed to know except how to actually 'get' sex on terms we were happy with.

6. It's a metaphorical eulogy for a relationship that's falling apart; as with all relationships that you value that are dying it's a mystery as to how it began and a tragedy that it's ending.

7. sigh... Can you convince my wife that she should have a holiday sometime? We tried last year and she spent two weeks stressing and only enjoyed the third week because we decided to ditch the fourth week and head back to town early.

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

That weekly meal planning seems to come around so quickly!! but if I know what we are eating each night then I have extra time to blog ha!!

Great list :)

elly bee said...

- book something on kangaroo island for summer.
we are in hugh need for a new "huppie", that is my sons kangaroo 'doll' from kangaroo island and I just put it in a 60 degree laundry to get rid of lice (yak) and just after I saw the shrunk and awful kangaroo I read I could also have used a closed plastic bag for a week. my son is very very sad. so if someone can send us a new huppie.... (I think you have missions there for your holiday Tan!).
- and A irons his onw shirts and I never iron a thing.
- about lyrics: I always think it is my bad english when I don't get it, so relief from here that even native speakers sometimes lift an eyebrow.
eb

Tammy James said...

Good luck with getting that 10 minute tidy down to 9 ; )