Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Fire Swamp

I've been swamped, not by just any swampety swamp either, but by a fire swamp.  Luckily, there's a popping sound right before the flare so I'm able to get out of the way.

But Kami, what about the ROUS's?

For those of you unfamiliar with The Princess Bride, what I'm saying is that I'm navigating a well-rumored but previously (to me) unknown landscape.  My DH is going to a hot, sandy place for a long stretch and I'm still working part time until the middle of the month (which is rapidly approaching, both a thank goodness and an eek.)  We're trying to get paperwork done, to go on friend visiting rounds, etc. around two work schedules before he leaves.  
Laundry?  What laundry?  Dishes?  I think they're just a myth.  Writing?  Ah yes, the fond days of daily writing, I remember those!  
I hear tell of a thing called vacuuming that cleans carpet.  
Really?  Tell me more of this thing you call vacuuming!

If it weren't for the kids I'd be irretrievably sunk in lightning sand by now.  I hope they still remember what I look like.  Boy, there's nothing like mom guilt when, while getting ready for school, your son is looking into a glass of dry cereal, his expression sunken by the realization that there's no milk.  

So those are my lame excuses for not reaching the pirate ship Revenge today.  I've got a load of work clothes running and an itinerary prior to going to work that looks like a full day's worth of out-of-house chores.  What doesn't get done today I'll leave for tomorrow, provided I don't get chained up in the Pit of Despair.  Thankfully I don't have to do all this alone.  My Wesley will come for me, and we'll brave the Fire Swamp together.


Carissa said...

There, right behind you! An ROU! DUCK!

You'll make it through. Laundry will keep. Dishes will be there. And this is a great time for the kids to learn a little self-reliance. It'll all be good.

But if you feel completely overwhelmed, I'm a phone call and a truck ride away!

Yovia Network said...

There is an actual Princess bride Game that is launching tomorrow june 11 everyone should really check it out. If you are a lover of this move I think it should be a good time.
the url is http://www.princessbridegame.com/

Kai Jones said...

Yes, call your friends when you need help. Or even just someone to listen while you vent. Or someone to have lunch with away from the stresses of home.

Kami said...

Thank you! I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of calling and venting and requesting some help over the next long stretch here. Luckily I have the next three days off, meaning I have the next three days to work my buns off getting this house back to it's normal pig sty state, as opposed to its current landfill state. As much work as it's going to be, it will feel really, really good to have a semi-clean house again.

Mark Jones said...

"You know how I love to watch you work. But I've got my country's five hundredth anniversary to plan, my wife to murder, and Gilder to frame for it. I'm swamped!"

I second Kai's offer--feel free to call or visit, or yell for help. We'll be glad to do whatever we can.

Deborah said...

Love from the redwoods. Pics on the way. Well, maybe. Considering how phosphor-impaired I am, and that this is my first attempt to email jpgs.

Holding you both in my prayers,

Kami said...

Thanks for the support, Deborah and Mark. Right now things are hectic but nothing we can't handle. Intellectually I understand that things will probably be hard now and then. For the moment, though, it's smooth sailing on the pirate ship Revenge.

The pics were great. Thanks!