Wednesday, May 2, 2007

On Missing Out on All the Fun Stuff Like Speed Skating and Dirty Toilets

Do you see that lovely picture right there? Everyone is so happy. Obviously having the time of their lives. That is a picture of a once-in-a-lifetime event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. DH, because he is the master of all relationships, scored us and our friends incredible tickets to a sold out speed skating event. Scored us tickets, as in for free! What an incredible day!

Or at least it would have been. If we had been there. As luck would have it, I landed an intense flat-on-my-back case of the 48 hour flu a mere 24 hours before the incredulous event. That's right, not a very favorable math equation.

So look at the picture again. Uh huh, you do notice, I am not there. And poor DH, so loyally stayed home to rub my back while I barfed, so he's not a part of the memorable festivities either.

That rare winter Olympic speed skating event happened to occur on one of the sickest days of my life. But then so did my wedding.

While such illnesses do not seem like ones worth dwelling upon, on a day like today, when I feel headachy, queezy and weak, it helps me. It is good to remind myself I could be missing more than just in-laws coming into town. That would be in-laws with multiple esses, as in DH's parents, and DH's birth mother and her husband.

Yes, you counted right, that is two mother-in-laws, not just one, that might see my dirty toilets, if I don't find a way to will myself out of bed to do some housework.

And if I don't find a way to get out of bed and clean? I'm sure, just like my loving friends at the Olympics, someone will take pictures of my dirty toilets and e-mail them to me. So it will be just like I didn't miss a thing.


  1. how did the day go? I'd come over and clean the toilets if I lived closer....

    ~youngest sister Kim

  2. Laundry - check
    Dusting - check
    Vacuuming - check
    Dishes - check
    Bathrooms - check

    Still mopping and wood floors to do.

    Yeah - I'm dragging.

  3. You rock woman!! You inspire me! Hope you are feeling better... and how do the inlaw"s" get along??
    ~youngest sister Kim

  4. Poor Deb :( I'll take a pic of my toilet and email it-it's probably in the same condition. :)

  5. Kim -

    Mopped Tile floors - check
    Cleaned Wood Floors - check
    Redid first five items in cleaning list above - Check, check, check, check, and check!

    Whew! I'm ready!

  6. Eve,

    Emailed pics of your toilet huh? You're about as thoughtful as my Olympic speed skating friends.

  7. What are friends for, Deb? *grin*


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