Friday, October 30, 2009

What I Can and Can’t See

I can see the English (and for good reason) answer to everything: tea and toast. Except at the last second I went for sweet, milky coffee and am now experiencing a wobbly, over-tired, sugary high. I can see crochet therapy.



After 72 hours of working with the Mr on his scary deadline, all of which culminated in the inevitable sprint to the finish, just-throw-everything-on-the-floor-as-you-go, there are many things I can’t see.

I can’t see the piles of washing (even though I vaguely remember this one is clean and at least it’s still in a basket):



I can’t see the streams of paper offcuts strewn knee-deep over the floor between the studio, kitchen, living room, shed, but not the bathroom (no one’s had time to visit there):



I can’t see the stack of last night’s dirty dinner dishes...



...waiting to be loaded in a dishwasher still half filled with clean or possibly unclean (I can’t see, so I wouldn’t know) crockery:



Nope. This is all I can see:



I even managed to squint past spreading butter and jam on the toast with the wrong end of a fork because I also couldn’t see any clean knives.

For anyone contemplating a spontaneous drop-in at my house, tonight is not the night. Or not, at least, until the completion of several rounds of the Ten Minute Tidy.

PS. COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, I’M HAVING A GLORIOUS WEEKEND - HOPE THE SAME GOES FOR YOU!

36 comments:

dillpickle said...

If sleep can't be had, coffee, toast and crochet sound like perfect therapy!

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

Maybe you need to have a little escape to Amitie tomorrow. Perhaps at around 1pm when some other fabulous people might just be planning to drop in there for a wee bit of shopping and maybe come coffee and cake nearby. I'm just saying, just maybe it will help improve your vision.

m.e (Cathie) said...

squinting is good!!
i wouldn't want anyone to pop round here either with our state of affairs.

hope you have a fabulous weekend my dear ♥

Christy said...

sounds clever! happy, glorious weekend to you too!

Shine a Little Light said...

Hehe! Nice post format! Love it... ah selective seeing - just like selective hearing... LALALA!

One Flew Over said...

Sounds like a serious power nap is needed! Maybe the Mr could treat you to a dial an angel cleaner!! I think you deserve it!

Enjoy your weekend x

willywagtail said...

So glad to hear you survived. Will there be any sewing in your glorious weekend. I am sure none of the washing, of any sort, will get up and walk away so just ignore it. Cherrie

M* (Melanie) said...

I can't see any problems here either Tania. You're handling everything just like a professional. Well done.

And yes, I intend to have a great weekend. I'm leaving all the blurry photos behind and going away where the only thing I'll be able to do is crochet and walk on the beach. Hope your weekend is equally as good.

Amanda said...

Oh yes..This is how I feel at the moment as well. Just keep telling myself, "don't look down". I decided today was not a day to clean so that's what I am sticking too..

I hope you have a glorious weekend!!

Nikki said...

Ah.... a deadline met. Have a blissful weekend of crochet, tea and toast ...and whatever else you totally deserve to do. Well done team!

Kate said...

You can see coffee and crochet everything else is secondary. If that was my tablecloth I couldn't help myself I'd have to colour in those squares.
ps It's the 5th weekend of the month so no farmers market-we're happy!

Gina said...

You made it through! Well done lovely. I was thinking of you throughout the last few days. Now breathe...........

Mel said...

Oh what a corker of a post Tania! How I long for a foggy lens with which to view the utter pig sty that is my home. Instead I shall continue to keep all visitors at bay this weekend and continue stitching on binding ... or learning to crochet ... or sewing.

I just know your weekend will be good!

Andi said...

Laughing out loud ... all by myself.
Thanks for the guffaw!!
Andi :-)

Hayley Egan said...

I love the ten minute tidy!

beck said...

Hope you have a lovely sleep tonight, followed by a sleep in and some more of that toast, with tea this time. Glad the deadline was met, happy you have some crochet to make you feel good and hope the weekend is full of wonderfulness for you xo

Christie said...

Oh, that would just be a regular day at the office round these parts although I must say, with rog away the 'washing monster' has been considerably smaller, hmmmm....

Have a lovely weekend!

Karin said...

That's nice. I could use some of those blurry lenses for my eyes ;-) It's probably better than closing my eyes when I walk past the chaos, maybe it would prevend me from hitting my head against walls or tripping over lego that way ;-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your positive slant on life! Enjoy your weekend, I am sure the cleaning will wait. In any case, everything looks better after a strong cup of tea.

Kylie said...

Hey, well done you! So glad it's all behind you. Love the blurry photo technique... I could use some of that here ;) K

amy j said...

I have selective vision this week as well. I can see the lovely Alice in Wonderland costumes I've been working on, and pretty much nothing else. Including the train wreck that is currently my crafting corner!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I thought you'd found the ether ! Toast is a great restorative , with tea , a pillow and a blanket . You'll feel better in no time .

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

What an excellent idea ... I'm applying a Gaussian blur to my entire house. And the garden of weeds. And defintiely the car full of rubbish. And perhaps even the children ... just for good measure.

Have a good weekend!

The Sice Family said...

Hee hee, funny! Don't feel too bad when your eyes unblur - I have emptied my entire pantry onto our dining table, wiped everything down and examined it very carefully because there are FREAKING MOTHS IN THE PANTRY AND I WON'T HAVE IT!!! Going out today to buy a heap of containers and don't care how much it costs!! Hope the housecleaning fairies rescue you. Wendy xx

peppermintpatcher said...

You, with your undone housework blindness, are welcome at my place ANY time!

Glad deadlines are over for the moment.

Tas said...

Hmmm, I am surprised that the coffee didn't work. It always works for me (in copious concentrated quantities) But if all else fails, crochet should work. My crocheting project at the moment is red too!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Well done to you both on meeting the deadline. I hope things are starting to come into focus.

Kaylovesvintage said...

let's put the kettle on , I'm on my way,lol

ecoMILF said...

Hey Tania,

That toast looks delicious. I might be game for a second breakfast this morning... Thanks for your comment about extendedbreastfeeding. The blog you posted on is my unofficial crappy blog that hasn't been launched yet- am working on html. Right now my blog is located at www.ecomilf.com.au I am using iweb currently and it's not working for me so I am slowly transferring all of my entries one by one over to typepad and reformatting. Have a peaceful Sunday. xo Meagan.

Madeline said...

Sounds like you deserve a wonderful weekend! Hope that's exactly what you are getting.

Liam's Mummy said...

You've made me smile. I need to blur out a heap of stuff here too, but hey, it's the weekend. Put your feet up!

Amanda said...

LOL, I also can't see the ever accumulating pile of ironing. Sigh!

angela said...

Your post made me laugh out loud, I know exactly how you feel :)

thea said...

BRILLIANT POST!!!!!!!

promise to not pop-by. as any good friend does :)

thea.
xx

elly bee said...

Why do I forget the toast therapy? it looks yummie! I could have done with some toast and tea this Sunday morning (which is a perfect Sunday with an ice skating tournament on tv, a lot of left overs (which I will snakc today) of a well visited b'day of husband which was our 'deadline' this week.
enjoy your weekend days and just wait for the 'kabouters', they will clean all the stuff you're not seeing....

Sandrine said...

Can you forward the blury button, I would love it!;)