Benjamin Franklin has been quoted many times, but the most frequently cited is this one: "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. "
Well, Ben... obviously, you have never been to my house. If you had, then you would know that the only certainty in this place is LAUNDRY. No matter how much I do, there's always more to wash. How can that be? Do I really have this many clothes? Because, oddly enough, even after I've done several loads of my laundry, there's still nothing to wear. And that's not even counting the Farm Boy, Westley's laundry... or even any of the kids'.*
That means... instead of coming up with some incredibly entertaining post for the day (ha ha), I'll have to settle for a quick list:
5 Amusing Things from this weekend:
1. Went to see Brokeback Mountain with my husband last night. Since I was driving, and we were running late, I told him that I would drop him off to buy the tickets while I parked. All I got was the deer-in-the-headlights look and a "No WAY am I buying tickets to that movie without you glued to my side." That just made me giggle. (and yes, I really enjoyed this movie.)
2. Warning: TMI ahead! Our smallest dog sleeps with us at night. So, obviously, in the lives of two married people, there are times when a dog is not welcome in the bed. In the past, he has been carried out of the room to "wait" outside our door. And he doesn't like it one bit. Recently, he's learned that he can just jump off the bed and wait inside the room, if we don't notice him. The funny part is now, if my husband even reaches over to kiss me goodnight, the dog jumps off the bed until he thinks we're "done."
3. Not that I'm a big celebrity follower or basher, but... what the hell happened to Fergie? I don't really care for her, and I'm absolutely disgusted by her peeing accidents, but seriously. She was somewhat cute at one time. Now, she's just scary looking. We saw her on some tv show, and she looked like the Joker from Batman. About a year ago, she looked her age. Now she looks older than I do.
4. My dad was upset that "our chili" (the 10 gallons of it that my mom and I made for about 4 hours on Friday... and for which he played absolutely no part in cooking) didn't win the chili contest on Friday. He was convinced that the voting was rigged. Really? The chili feed was a fundraiser for a church-sponsored pre-school. And, apparently, they're rigging the votes. Because that framed certificate declaring the 2006 winner must be printed on platinum or something. Good GOD, man! Please find something else to bitch about.
5. None of our four children have been with us since Friday night. A "kid-less" weekend should be a party-laden, drunken, full-fledged celebration of debauchery, right? So, what did we do? We napped yesterday, saw a 7pm movie, came home, and went to bed. Yep. That's just the kind of exciting people we are. Tonight, we'll go to a 5pm hockey game, where I MIGHT just yell at the players to kick some ass. Yep. I'm a wild one. Don't get too close to me... I might taint you with my licentious ways.
*Hubby AND kids are all capable of doing their own laundry. That's really nice... except then we argue over who gets to the washer and dryer first.