Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My movement against being a human sardine.

This morning I was running around the house with wet mop hair, searching the dryer for anything I could pull off as an outfit, towel continuing to fall down (you're welcome for that visual), and I couldn't help but wonder where people fit certain household things in their regular daily routine.

If you look around my house right now it's pure chaos.
Which, if we're being honest, is the cool part about being a grown up - no one is going to tell me I can't drink wine go see my friends if I don't put everything away.
Really though, I should probably still have someone telling me those things because I suck at finding time to do random chores around the house.

No, this isn't another post about how much I loathe laundry.
Although I could really do a month of posts on that one, I'll spare you the laundrama.

This is more about how most of you will think I'm an absolute slob after reading this.
Really, I'm not... I think I just bite off a little more than I can chew. My plate is full to the max, yo.

I do not know when (or why, really.) I'm supposed to make the bed.

I just don't.

It's not like I even have enough time to blow-dry my hair in the morning, let alone do a chore that is just going to get messed up again in about 15 hours.

And clearly my 2 furry companions are no help in this area. 

Whatever, I'm not a fan of tightly tucked in sheets anyways. That shit is too restricting.

Let's call this one my movement against being a human sardine.

I also don't know when I'm supposed to sort through the crap mail I leave in my mailbox for weeks days.

I know it's all junk but I swear I get anxiety just thinking about possibly missing something.
You know, like a winning $1,000,000 Publishers Clearing House check.

I wish I could say this is the only counter top covered in crap in my house currently.
Not so much.

In my defense, I'm really good at re-stacking the crap to make it appear to be organized. 
Call me pro-bullshitter.

You remember how we just got back from that fun trip to NYC?
There's a good chance that the suitcase my clothes were packed in will continue to stay packed for at least another week or two.

Or until I've picked the good majority of clothes out of there, leaving only a few that could take a spin in the washing machine.

Whatever, at least I'm giving all other flat surfaces in my bedroom a break from these particular items of clothing.
That's definitely what I'm going for.

Mean while, I complain about not having time for these random chores nuisances but I do have time to watch that hot mess Teen Mom behind bars last night.
Home girl chews on a plastic patch to get high.
That's some crazy shit.

And with that, I've got nothing else for you all today.
Peace out, girl scout.


  1. October 10, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I no longer feel any guilt for doing these exact same things.

  2. October 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    um. seperated at birth. of that, i am sure.

  3. October 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    I still haven't unpacked from my honeymoon and that was about oh three weeks ago, I have wedding gifts laying around all over the place and thank you notes still to write.....I am such a hot mess, I feel your pain!

  4. October 10, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    It took us a month to put my husbands suitcase away after his trip. And we NEVER make out bed! We just close the door when we have company.

  5. October 10, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    No longer feel bad. I moved in what two weeks ago so yes having a few boxes isn't awful, but the fact that I left a glass with wine in it (yes I know, I wasted it) sitting on the counter for a WEEK! A WEEK! And it was right by the sink, like could have blown it over it was so close and just poured it out last night, while I was watching Bat Shit Cray behind bars. I mean for real? I've always known Amber was off her rocker, but last night made me realized she and her rocker fell off the side of a mountain!

  6. October 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    I could not sit through "Amber behind bars" last night. She totally skeeves me out! How can a momma do that to her child?!?!?! BEYOND ME!

  7. October 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I'm the same way. And I don't care! No shame in my game.

  8. October 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I'm actually really worried about when I find the love of my life and I move in with him and I have no idea what I'm going to do - I mean I don't cook or clean. Hope he loves me anyway.

  9. October 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    WAITASECOND. There's a show about Amber being a jailbird?? The things you miss without a TV!

  10. October 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    I found myself nodding in agreement to this whole post! I just started making my bed again daily (only cuz I got cute new throw pillows) but otherwise....everything you just said is SO me!! I hate having laundry and mail all over the place but who has time to put it all away!!?

  11. October 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    No one around to tell me to do it, means it's probably not going to get done.
    My biggest issue is clothes and dishes. This is the first week in a while that I've made it to Wednesday without destroying kitchen.

  12. October 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    I was JUST thinking about what a disaster-zone my house is this morning. Obviously, cleaning is the LAST thing I want to do when I get home, so I just end up throwing crap everywhere. Good to know I'm not the only one!

    The Glossy Life

  13. October 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Thank you for YOU and for making us all feel normal and that it's ok to do the above!!
    The mail?!?!?! Don't even get me started - my PET PEEVE!!!! Mine is also piled up high , unopened and definitely not filed for months! x

  14. October 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    If it makes you feel any better I NEVER make my bed unless my parents come over. And lets face it, that only happens about twice a year. I think my anti-bed making comes from years of being made to do it. So now I am rebelling. LOL! Hope you are a great day!!

  15. October 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    STORY OF MY LIFE. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done, but there always seems to be enough time to do silly stuff I justify as relaxing.

  16. October 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Um my house looks the same. Eh, I'd much rather play with my kiddo's anyways. Housework can suck it.

  17. October 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    I rarely make my bed. It's sad that at almost-24, I still don't do it. Oops!

    Life Unsweetened

  18. October 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    All so completely true. I have piles of clothing that I know I should hang up but I can't be bothered to re-hang them when I change out of them. Don't get me started on doing laundry- I HATE doing it. HATE. Folding is perhaps my least favorite chore in the world and I would pay someone to do it if I could. I too have piles of paper on my desk. I end up getting fed up and going on a tear and clean up at once....only for piles to form again. Nothing wrong with it :)

  19. October 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I love you. and this post. I needed the LoL factor in my morning/afternoon. What do you call that awkward point where it's not really morning anymore but not really QUITE afternoon yet? Because Lord knows I haven't been fed my lunch yet.

  20. October 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    You're pretty much my new favorite blogger/tweeter. I'm a pro-bullshitter too. My mail stack looks super organized. I have no idea what's in it.

  21. October 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    There are so many reasons why I love you, but this post takes the cake. I"m the same exact way with Laundry, Mail and Suitcases. I loathe all this political crap I'm getting in the mail lately. Don't they know It's going to sit on my counter for weeeeeks. Wine and Reality is a way better way to spend my time.

    Does Amber have a show? I'm so behind! UPDATE me!

  22. October 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    My suitcases stay packed for a good three weeks after vacation. I hate unpacking as much as I hate washing dishes and vacuuming..

  23. October 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    You should start a support group, cause I'm right there with you! Um, if I'm being compeltely honest? There's a good chance my half unpacked suitcase will stay exactly where it is until the next time I need to pack :-P (and for the record, a 'made' bed might look pretty but I hate getting into it! I love a messy bed LOL :-)

  24. October 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    I work. My husband works. We have two kids, a dog and three fish. I finally had to realize it was ok to let some stuff go and walk around piles of toys and laundry. There just aren't enough hours in the day.

    One thing that did help me is an app I got on my phone. I put everything in there that needs to be done daily and weekly. I check it off as I go. I don't always finish everything I'm supposed to, but it definitely helps. It's called HomeRoutine. :)

  25. October 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Thank you for making me feel better about not doing my 'chores.' I work full time, take care of my little munchkin and by the time I put his little behind to bed, I'm ready to crash too! (Well after I watch the few shows a week that I like to watch.)

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  27. October 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    lol! You are not alone! I leave my suitcases packed for ages!

  28. October 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Hello soulsister! I have never understood the whole making the bed thing. I don't even eat breakfast at home in the morning, let alone make the bed. Those few extra mins. of sleep are WAY more important. My luggage may or may not get unpacked by my using every piece of clothing in it until it is empty. Or it goes in the laundry bin for a few weeks. Glad I have a friend.

  29. October 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Guilty as charged with the suitcases here, sistah!
    And why should I make my bed every day if I'm just getting back in it later? I never did understand this. SUPPOSEDly "happier people make their beds every day" (no joke- real statistic) but I think they are just happy because they must not have jobs, husbands, or kids.

  30. October 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Sweet baby Jesus...the more I read the more I am convinced you are the blonde haired, white girl Whitney version to my brunette black girl. (no offense intended as my mother is a white girl and so is my step mom) I leave suitcases for days, junk like another tool I use to decorate, and make my bed?!?!?! Why? Is my mom coming over?

  31. October 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Oh damnit, I totally missed Amber last night!!! Shitballs.

  32. October 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Who needs to unpack? Vacation clothes are the cutest ones and that way, they're all in one place ;)

  33. October 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    All of a sudden I feel so much better about my not-made-bed, my clusters of "neatly" stacked junk papers, and etc. :D

  34. October 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    hahaha.. I think we both missed the "how to be a grownup memo." My mom comes over to my apartment sometimes and she's like, when's the last time you dusted? seriously, who dusts?? :)

  35. October 10, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Same here.

  36. October 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    i am guilty of every single one of these things! i guess we can be slobs together!

  37. October 10, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    We must be kindred spirits. I don't believe in making the bed. ESPECIALLY not tucking the sheets in. Who sleeps like that?? Also, my clean laundry has been sitting folded in the basket for a week.

  38. October 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    This just made my whole night. Glad I'm not the only one! (By the way.. I'm a new reader, and I'm hooked... love your blog! ) -Karla

  39. October 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Yeahhhhh, my house is right there with yours. We have no counter space left. There are tumbleweeds of cat hair bigger than Ethan rolling across the floor. I still have stuff in a suitcase (that doesn't even fit Ethan anymore, probably) shoved in my room for two months ago. My non-perishable groceries I bought Sunday? Yeah. Still on the kitchen counter. I don't know HOW people find the time to do ANYTHING of the sort. I think I overextend myself, too. Spread waaaaay too thin lately, or something. Whatever, the chaos is more fun, right?! :)

  40. October 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    lol you funny, its ok for things not to be perfect sometimes :)
    wondering if you would like to follow each other?

  41. October 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Laundrama. Hahahahahahah!!

    My key to success (AKA: keeping the shit piled up on my bedside table only as we've previously spoken about ;-)) is marrying a neatfreak. If it were NOT for him, my suitcases would NEVER get unpacked, our bed would NEVER be made, and I would have NO counterspace whatsoever. Don't feel bad. It's just in our nature, 'kay? ;-)

  42. October 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    I have a lot of questions on this post but first things first...what is this plastic patch business??

  43. October 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    I never make my bed, just seems like a giant waste of time.


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