Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Old House Despair.

I just finished reading about the shower curtain and bathmat that John and Sherry picked out for their guest bathroom over at Young House Love and I am, once again, convinced that J needs to quit his job so that we can work together at home, writing a blog about our lives.  Like John and Sherry. 

Just imagine a blog dedicated to the days of our lives.  We could call it "Old House Despair."

A typical day would look something like this...

I take C to preschool, return home, and wait until 10:30 for J to get up (he's nocturnal).  Once awake, J puts on his hole-y (not to be confused with 'holy') camouflage pants and Superman t-shirt before settling in for a bowl of oatmeal.  After brunch, J takes out the trash and I photograph the process for a Very Special Blog Event.

At noon, J and C settle in for some Xbox gaming while I work up the energy to re-wash the load of mildewed towels in the washing machine.  After that, I may or may not think about dusting the living room.  If I do think about it, I decide against it and instead compose a blog post about the proper way to organize embroidery floss.

At 2:30, C puts J and me down for our nap.  J listens to sports talk radio while I snore.

At 4:30, I suddenly realize that I'll be expected to make dinner within the next hour and I need to run to the grocery store.  I decide that brushing my hair would be overkill, but do manage to change out of my faded blue sweatshirt with the mysterious stain into my faded black t-shirt with the mysterious stain.  I drive to the store, spend $30 on dinner fixings and a few "treats" and head home where I decide NOT to make dinner after all and instead, dig through the frig looking for something "nutritious" for C.

I quickly compose a blog post about 10 ways to save money on groceries and a follow-up post highlighting our three favorite family dinners.

I consider another post suggesting key conversation starters for families on the go, but quickly get caught up in an episode of Wheel of Fortune and postpone that idea until C goes to bed.

Okay, so clearly our blog mission would be broader than just "home improvement."

And, no, we don't have a super-cute baby like Clara or an adorable dog like Burger (though we do have two muts I'm thinking about offering as the prize for our first blog give-away).

And so what if J and I aren't quite as young and cute as John and Sherry...

I'm sure that we would appeal to all of the real people out there, right? 

Advertisers are going to be breaking down our door with lucrative offers.

Well, hopefully not literally breaking it down because we would have no idea how to fix it.

Any day now!



  1. PRICELESS!!! I still say you need to write a book!

  2. I just stumbled on your blog and had to laugh! I do the same exact thing at dinnertime! And love young house love!