Things I’ve discovered since being domesticated

8 Jan

Since I’ve been staying at home, being all domestic and stuff, I’ve learned all kinds of interesting things about myself that I never knew before. I don’t know, maybe the drugs are finally starting to wear off, or maybe the effects are just kicking in…

1. I make a kick ass grilled cheese sandwich. I mean, it’s GOOD. Like restaurant good. I didn’t know that. I’ve made grilled cheese for Chris and the kids, but I’d never eaten one I’d made before. Since being home all day, I get really hungry for lunch, and you can only eat Chef Boyardee so many times before you have to cave and make real food (yeah, grilled cheese counts as real food). I don’t know why it’s so good, probably because I’m awesome, so it only stands to reason my grilled cheese is as well.

2. No matter how many loads of laundry I do, there’s always more. Always. No matter what. The other day, I spent the whole day doing laundry. When I finally finished, I was strutting around, so proud that I’d finally conquered the Battle of the Laundry. To my utter dismay, there was a sock…ONE freakin sock…in the basket. I don’t know how it got there. I don’t know where the other one was, I didn’t have any extras, everything I’d folded had a match. I’m convinced that there is some evil sock gnome that is just not playing fair. When I find him, I’m going to punch him in the face. I’m just sayin…

3. The UPS guy is even more exciting now than he was before. A couple days ago I got a package from Pottery Barn (more on that in a minute). And while I was excited about my package, I was thrilled to see the UPS guy. I was all, Hai! How are you today? He’s all, here you go ma’am, have a nice day. I’m all, wait! Don’t you want to have a cup of coffee? I could make you a grilled cheese sandwich! He’s all, no thank you, ma’am. Have a nice day. He starts pulling the door closed and I’m like, wait! Don’t go! Talk to me! Are you enjoying the weather? I just moved here from Maine, it’s cold there. My favorite color is green. I like sunsets and puppies, please don’t go, please talk to me! He’s all walking quickly to his truck, furtively glancing over his shoulder to make sure I’m not following him, which I totally am. By the time he gets to his truck, he’s at a near sprint. Maybe I scared him, I don’t see why though. I just wanted some human contact. I get kind of lonely during the day. And it’s not like I was going to chase the truck ALL the way down the street…

4. I love, love, love Pottery Barn. I’m trying to make my whole house an homage to the perfection that is Pottery Barn. Last night I was looking at their catalog for the zillionth time, trying to decide if $129 for velvet drapes was really too much to spend, and Chris was like, you know the whole house doesn’t HAVE to be from Pottery Barn. I was like, YES IT DOES. YOU SAID I COULD DO WHATEVER I WANTED TO AND I WANT POTTERY BARN! WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? He’s like, um…first, you’re nuts. Second, I like it too, but don’t you think it’s a little expensive? I scoffed, it’s not like I get a paycheck anymore. The least you can do is pay me in Pottery Barn. He’s all, but we have a mortgage now…blah, blah, blah. I love Pottery Barn. I want more Pottery Barn things in my house. That’s all I have to say about that.

5. I’m still as crazy as before (as evident by this completely rambing nonsensical post). I still break out into dance in public. I still bust a move in the kitchen when I’m making dinner. I still burst into song randomly. The other day we were in the car and Chris was talking to the kids about the Panama Canal (I forget why, but I readily admit it’s an odd subject to be discussing in the car…or at all, for that matter), and I’m just contently looking out the window, when all of a sudden, Panama! Panama-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! PANAMA! You know, a la Van Halen? It just kinda came out. Kat started laughing, and I was like, what? She’s like, mom, you’re nuts. Ain’t that the truth.

One Response to “Things I’ve discovered since being domesticated”

  1. Amanda November 9, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Love the UPS part! 🙂

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