Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's OK. I'll Sleep Later. When I'm Dead.

It's 9 o'clock on a Sunday morning, but for some reason feels like 8 AM. I'm fairly certain I have no one to blame except Benjamin Franklin and his not-so-forward thinking invention of Daylight Savings Time. If only he had stopped at the lightening rod and bifocals. He obviously never had to plan a conference call while sitting at a desk in Utah. For a caller in Boston. That will be calling people in India and Singapore. Sending the appointment on a Friday. For a meeting that will be held on a Tuesday. After Daylight Savings Time happens on that Sunday. But they pay me the Big Bucks to help people figure out stuff like that. Unfortunately, no one pays me Big Bucks to get out of bed on a Sunday morning, especially when church isn't until 1 PM.

However, if I sound overly cranky it has less to do with my confused body clock and more to do with the noises in my home. Right now, someone is vacuuming the family room. You heard me correctly. Someone is VACUUMING. You see, NO ONE vacuums unasked in this house. It only happens after they receive a threat of no friends, no television, no video games, or no FOOD. Usually the threat includes all the above before any manual vacuuming labor is actually performed.

Early (extra-early) on this particular Sunday morning, I have made no such threats - I'm not even out of bed yet.

And that begs the question: "Do I get out of bed and go see what kind of late Saturday night after-mom-and-dad-fell-asleep-from-exhaustion disaster someone is trying to cover up?"

Or is it simply best not to know?


  1. Best not to know. If the ox is in the mire and needs to be pulled out with a vacuum, it's not going to be a pretty site. At least it's the vacuum and not the carpet steamer.

  2. Ugh! If the carpet steamer is next then I guess I will get OUT of bed.

  3. Rule No.1 .... if the vacuum cleaner is switched on without your knowledge, never ask questions. It is either a) a domestic mishap that you do not (indeed, MUST NOT) know about or b) one of the children assuming adult duties. Either way, just go back to sleep and offer a silent prayer!

  4. Hi, David. :) So nice to 'see' you. Wise words of always.

  5. I'm gonna go with the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy of home noises. I figure if someone's bleeding they'll come get me.

  6. Hi Deb .... guess life must be busy for you, because you haven't updated your blog in a while. Just thought I'd drop by and say G'day.


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