Working a full time job that keeps me at home and not able to leave the house for errands during the day, most running around, grocery shopping, errands, etc. are left for evenings or the weekend. Most days during the week, it just seems the last thing I want to do is go out running errands at night time. So that leaves a lot for the weekend. And seeing church is on Sunday, I try very hard not to have to be doing major time consuming errands on Sundays. I like to be with family on that day or maybe a relaxing trip to the library is about as strenuous as I like my Sunday to get.
Being the list person that I am, I try during the week to jot things down that I'll need to do on the day left, that being Saturday. So Saturday morning comes and what happens, the jammies feel so comfy, and the coffee with Southern Butter Pecan creamer tastes so good, and bloglines is calling me, and that book is jumping out at me. After all, Saturday is the only day that I actually get to laze around a little bit, too.
So going back to the list, I have grocery shopping in big letters. We're out of quite a few essentials like milk, cat food and garbage bags, so this is a no option. Now when I do lists I make them according to which store I need to get the stuff. My big plan was to do it all. Hit all 3 or 4 stores and actually finish in one morning. Great plan wasn't it. Just too organized for words, right Laura? Plan A was great in theory. Something, however, got lost in the execution. Remember the paragraph above? Let's just say the jammies, coffee, you guys, and my book just didn't let me go. And was it wonderful!!!
Then as I was finally getting myself in gear around noon to go do Plan A, I started to pick up a bit here, wipe this counter down there when I remembered I had read on someone's WFMW that mixing baking soda and vinegar into a paste with a clean rag works just as well as the Mr. Clean magic sponges. Well, now that I was noticing all the grease marks and finger prints on my laminate cupboards, I thought, I'll just make a small batch and see what happens on one cupboard. LOL, can you guess what happened? It worked great, so 6 cupboard doors and 1 rangehood later, I still had not left the house. It's now about 1 p.m.
On the way to the bedroom to get my purse, I noticed how messy the carpets looked, so I thought I'll just run the vacuum really quick over the carpet so that Beloved Hubby didn't have to come home to a messy rug. Well, once I did the living room, the entryway & kitchen looked twice as bad, so..... I vacuumed them too. Then when I went to put the vacuum away well, the hallway and bedrooms just couldn't get left out!
Okay, now it's getting past 1:30. What was Plan A again? Oh, yea, groceries. Get my purse, tell the kids goodbye, and the phone rings. My mom wants to bring my bread over rather than wait till I go get it because she's coming by anyway. How sweet of her, can't say no to that! Right? By the time she was going, hubby was coming home. Then we thought of the DVD we rented, that was due back, we thought, at 6:30 so we better get to watching it. (More on that in another post). By the time we were done that, we were starving with no supper made so when we returned the dvd we stopped at Little Ceasar's for a couple of their $5 pizzas to bring home.
What was Plan A again? Oh yea! Groceries, right. By now who wants to run to 4 stores? So plan A got ditched. Quick plan B. Walmart had the biggest number of items needed so we'll get one list tonight. So when all was said and done the best of plans and intentions went down the drain. And as I unpacked the bags from Walmart I had a good chuckle. For contained therein was my milk, cat food and garbage bags. So I guess Plan B was not so bad after all. At least the cats won't go hungry and there won't be garbage on the floor!