Grin And Blur It

I honestly have no idea what’s gotten into this week, but it’s askew. And blurry.

Me: I think I’ll …

This Week: Actually, you’ll …

Me: Okay, but then …

This Week: No.

No, of course it’s not me. I’m right as rain.
Rain. I love rain.
It rained a lot here this week. It made me happy, except on Monday, when I took the interstate to the weird split where Pennsylvania meets Delaware and lefter is better, LEFT LEFT LEFT! The slopes of the left lanes were floody and my car was whooshy and my nerves screamed under my skin. When I parked, the skies closed.

On Tuesday, I needed red meat and in a particularly pleasant turn of events, my husband had already thought takeout sounded good, so he brought home noms.

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We watched Nightmare on Elm Street and ate takeout at the coffee table.
Zero trick-or-treaters came to the Mottern house, even though The Mister bought FOURTEEN bags of candy.

 
Wednesday I thought I’d go to the store and clean house before Bubba showed up, and then The Mister said he wanted to go.
“You want to go? To the store?”
“With you.”
seriously, what is goin on?!?
So we went to the store together and I did not clean house and Bubba arrived and we yayed and played.

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I thought I’d clean house yesterday, but I had to do some midday sleepin first, cause thank you, Five Am. When I woke up, I found out the young people were comin to the house and I needed to drink Pepsi and eat Milky Way bars way more than I needed to vacuum, so Bubba and Kiki and I sat in the dirty house and chatted before off they went to eat a late lunch because I had a pot of chili on the stove, of course.

Alone in the house, high on sugar and a whopping 35 milligrams of caffeine, I cleaned to spotless perfection.Β Moo came home, Bubba and Kiki returned, I picked Sassy up, Simon arrived.
We had a great night! Sassy and I agreed that was a lot of peopling on such short notice, but what a great night!

Y’all, I cannot tell I cleaned. Is too messy to see the clean.

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This week has been askew, I tell ya. The disappointments I did not mention were made up for by more unexpected joys, pleasures, treats, and kindnesses, also not all mentioned.

Outside, the sun shines. Bubba plucks his guitar. Simon snores on my floor.

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It’s really important to remember that our hopes and plans, big and small, are sometimes in the way of BETTER stuff.
This week did not go as I planned, not even once. The results were spectacular.
The best blurs out the rest.

Happy Friday Everyone!

About joey

Neurotic Bitch, Mother, Wife, Writer, Word Whore, Foodie and General Go-To-Girl
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69 Responses to Grin And Blur It

  1. bikerchick57 says:

    What can possibly be wrong with take-out noms, the lovely company of others (pets included), and a clean-but-messy house? That is an awesome week, Joey, and I hope it continues into the weekend. Happy Friday!

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  2. scr4pl80 says:

    Clean house always loses around here. I have much better ways of spending my time. On another note, I am trying to get a routine established now that I work outside the house. I’ve been doing it for over a month and it has eluded me so far. Working from home for 17 years was much easier!

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    • joey says:

      Isn’t that the funniest thing? I know. Every time the standard schedule deviates, I readjust and work it out, but it does take a while, depending. When I worked I found myself doing laundry at night, and I’m not a fan of that, but it is what it is. Good luck in your adjustment πŸ™‚

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Happy Friday! May all unexpected surprises be good ones! πŸ™‚

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  4. What a great week and you even snuck a bit of sleep in there!!! ❀️

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    β€œThe disappointments … were made up for by more unexpected joys”—Some days that’s the most we can ask for. 😊

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  6. I’d rather do anything than clean ! Messy is different, with the kids grown, I kinda miss messy. I love your takeout dinner and movie time the best. No trick or treaters ??? Wow. Did you know that you can freeze much of that 14 bags of candy, especially chocolate? I agree, some of that unplanned stuff is golden, unexpected but golden.

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    • joey says:

      It really was a week full of delightful surprises. My husband just told me he’s taking Sassy to the 7am tomorrow so he can get the oil changed in my car. I may cry of joy. LOL Like, I welled-up a bit.
      I did NOT know that about the candy! It’s all versions of chocolate, so I reckon I’ll Google and see what freezes best.
      I really thought with the influx of families, we’d get some, but nope. I saw the costumed across-the-street wee people hop into the car and leave. Honestly, my kids only trick-or-treated to that house because the lady decorated the outside. We, too, took our kids to a larger section of our community. Dead end streets aren’t candylands. πŸ˜›

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  7. Happy Friday, Joey. Sometimes those spontaneous happenings are the best! πŸ™‚

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  8. Ally Bean says:

    Your week sounds good to me. Sure there was lots of peopling, but there were also good times with the peoples… so I’d take that as a win. Clean, tidy houses are overrated! Good memories are underrated. So says I.

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    • joey says:

      It was good for the most part. About Tuesday, mid-afternoon, I had to just surrender and go with the flow. I was pleased with how well it worked out πŸ™‚ Good memories are priceless! πŸ™‚
      Tidy houses are the battlegrounds of most parents. It looks worse now. I am trying to pretend it’s a holiday. LOL πŸ˜›

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  9. Hurrah for the blur!! Those are the days when most of my to-do list gets re-written onto the next day’s list and sometimes the day of that. So it goes. πŸ™‚ Goin’ with the flow. Happy Friday and weekend to you, Joey.

    janet

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  10. eschudel says:

    Sometimes my best days/weeks are the ones that did not go according to plan. Especially if I let myself just go with the flow! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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  11. John Holton says:

    I like weeks like your past week. We’ve been busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest this week, mostly with doctor stuff.

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  12. marianallen says:

    Such a bee-you-tee-ful cat! I love your clean but messy coffee table. It’s PERFECT.

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    • joey says:

      Well if you thought it was perfect at 11am, you should see it now. LOL A new layer of candy wrappers and books! Woot! πŸ˜›
      That Clara kitty, she’s a lover ❀

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  13. rgemom says:

    I clean, and thirty seconds after my preciouses get home, it looks than when I started. So I gave up this week. Done. Over it. My plans were shot to hell this week too….but I took a two-hour nap Wednesday morning (we had nearly 700 kids Trick or Treat our hood Tuesday), and felt much more in line with whatever the rest of the week was going to bring. Oh, and I totally skipped Costco today. What sane person does Costco on a Friday anyways? Happy weekend!

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    • joey says:

      I know. I feel like you really understand my conflicts over tidiness. It’s not the best part of motherhood, we know that much πŸ˜‰
      I used to have a hood like that, too. I feel for you. Such an EVENT! I’m sorry you had to surrender, but I hope yours goes as well as mine. May you have a beautiful, balanced weekend!

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  14. I’m so happy that your unexpected joys, pleasures, treats, and kindnesses outweighed the disappointments!
    We get no trick-or-treaters ever.
    My week was full of decision-making deadlines.I had some nice moments where the boys were actually home and we had real conversations. Some weeks that seems rare. Not much peopling outside of some of their friends popping in and out briefly.
    My house finally found a trace of clean today…but not that kitchen. Making recipes every day makes lots of dirty dishes! I hate kitchen cleaning. I think it’s because it was my chore from the time I was 7. I cannot keep up. πŸ™‚

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  15. Great post, Joey! Magic hides in plain sight.

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  16. loisajay says:

    And a good time was had by all. That’s what matters. Sound like a great time was had! Yay, Joey!

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  17. Dan Antion says:

    Sounds like a great week. I hope all your weeks go not-according-to-plan.

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  18. Matt Roberts says:

    I’m unaware of how many bags of candy you have left or at how fast you go through them, but I’m going to predict when we show up in two weeks, you’ll be down to two.

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  19. pluviolover says:

    You plan weeks? Wow. Impressive.

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  20. Luanne says:

    Quote quote quote!!!! “our hopes and plans, big and small, are sometimes in the way of BETTER stuff.” I can see the clean under the “mess.” I love to make messes, but I do like it clean.

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  21. Benson says:

    How delightful. Milky Ways & Pepsi. Family and chili. What a great way to spend your week. Thanks for the reminder that just because our “grand” plans are not met don’t be surprised if better things happen. Have a good weekend Joey.

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  22. Sometimes it is better to just surrender to the flow. I always turn for any distraction from cleaning. A timely post for I imagine many of us who read it. Thank you dear Joey. All my best to you.

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  23. It sounds as if Thanksgiving came to your house early and lasted the whole week! I feel your joy!
    The housework will wait for you, all that peopling were way more fun, and important. πŸ™‚

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  24. This is a great realisation. ❀ Go with the flow, or as a reality show contestant in Slovenia once remarked and gained instant fame: "The show must go." πŸ˜€

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  26. Joanne Sisco says:

    It’s absolutely the best when things don’t go as planned, but it’s BETTER!! Can’t complain when the Universe delivers that kind of logic πŸ˜ƒ
    It sounds like you had the best kind of peopling in your week.

    … and I recognized your table!! We had the same one … I say “had” because it went off to college with son #2 several years ago.

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  27. Well, with 14 bags of candies and no trick-or-treaters, you know what will happen…
    And your coffee table is my kind of jam too πŸ™‚

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  28. Erika says:

    *Fourteen* bags of candy left over?! I can’t even.

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    • joey says:

      Oh yeah. Then the girls took some to school, and the boys shoved it in their pockets as they left, guests ate it, everyone ate candy every day and we’re down to three bags now. I predict that’ll be gone by week’s end.
      One of Moo’s teachers wanted candy for donation, but sadly, she specified no chocolate or nuts.

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