Friday, January 16, 2009

From the Trenches

This is my kitchen.

This is my kitchen on drugs.

In other words, when mama's out of commission. Yes, that's still a Christmas tree and a wilting poinsettia behind the sink. Sad. The children have pretty much been on their own for breakfast, making school lunches, and after school snacks for the last few days. Handsome is always a big help, but he had a wisdom tooth out on Tuesday and hasn't been up to par either. Then last night an old friend was in town, and Handsome met him at a restaurant and was out until 9 pm. So the kids were on their own for supper too. Didn't anybody teach them to clean up after themselves? I thought I did.

In the interest of keepin' it real, as they say, let's take a little tour. You remember that story about the wife who's husband thought she had it easy staying home, so she decided to kick back one day. When he got home the place was a disaster and he said what happened and she said oh, I did nothing all day. This is kind of like that.

The family room. This is where the kids park it after school. Not the worst ever, actually.

Our bedroom. (Okay, full disclosure. This is definitely worse than usual, but not as much as you might think. I always make my bed, though!)

Our bathroom.

I expected the laundry to be overflowing, but surprisingly not. Is anybody changing their clothes? Their underwear, at least? Please?

I'm feeling some better this morning, and so far no fever. Thank you for your well wishes!


ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love the reality! We all share it!

Leslie said...

Not bad....I've seen worse in my house. Glad your feeling better.

gina said...


Your kitchen looks like a trunkey in the first shot. ;)

I think it's funny you now have proof of how much you "don't do".

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Aww Holly, I hope you are feeling better! Let's hope that all those sweet little people who made the mess will oh so sweetly clean it up so your little self doesn't have to. Feel better girl! Loved the reality. Made me feel better about things at my home...when I'm not sick. Yikes.

Cathy said...

I love when my house is clean..then I take pictures cause within 5 minutes it won't look like that anymore. I not sure where the monsters hide the explosives but something happens.

ilovemy5kids said...

I love the kitchen on drugs pict. Too funny, I'm still giggling. I feel your pain! :)

Have an AWESOME day! Thanks for the comment!