Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mountains and Breezes. And, Oh Yes, an Abyss.

I know, I've been a real slacker lately, only blogging about once a week. I really want to blog daily, but my brain is fried and I can't think of anything amusing or interesting or enlightening to say.

The good news is that after much hand-wringing and furrowing of brow, I think I may actually get all of the gobs, heaps, mountains, oodles, and plethora of reading and writing assignments done prior to attending my MFA residency next week. I've got two more 1-page writing assignment, and 3 more articles to read. I should be able to do that in two days. However, I can nearly guarantee I won't remember much of what I read. But at least I can honestly claim to have done the reading.

The bad news is that my in-laws called and are planning on visiting. It's not bad news in the sense that we don't want to visit them, because we do. The bad news is that A) they'll get here while I'm gone so I'll only see them for a short time when I get back and, more importantly; B) their visit means we have to clean the house.

For any of you who have read my blog consistently, you'll know that we are slobs. It's our natural habitat and although somewhere in my consciousness I don't really like it, and I realize that polite society cleans up more regularly than we do, I just can't muster enough concern to really care. I hate to clean. I only do it when absolutely necessary, and so does everyone else in my family. But, I do realize that when you have company coming to stay for several days, it's only civilized to shovel up a bit.

So on top of finishing my assignments, and packing, I (we) have to do some deep cleaning before I leave on Saturday. Ugh. Just what I need is one more thing piled on top of the rest.

What's the saying? -

God doesn't give us any more than will leave us teetering on the brink of insanity where just a gentle breeze will send us careening into the abyss?


alana said...

First off, I love that saying at the end. I've never actually heard it before and it rocks.

Second, my house is always messy too. Even when it is "clean," it never seems to get as clean as other people's standard of clean. lol

Helena Halme said...

Cleaning is for the non-creatives who can't think of anything else to do (like write).xx

Embee said...

Alana - the actual saying is "God never gives us more than we can handle," or something to that effect. I was being fascetious with my version of it!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I'm going to use that saying at the end if you don't mind. Our aunts house is always clean, it's like a serial killers. Messy houses have character!

alana said...

Well yours is much more clever! :)

Terresa said...

I hear ya, it's when folks pay a visit that I actually deep clean anything in my house, including washing bed sheets, mopping floors and unearthing the vacuum.

Kathryn Magendie said... the last saying! :)