Friday, March 28, 2008


I'm supposed to be doing something like, uh, cleaning, my posts for the next few days are likely to be quite short. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

I'd just like to say that being a housewife would probably be the best gig in the entire world if it were not for the fact that there is actual cleaning involved now and then.

When this actual cleaning is required though, I have developed something which makes it SO much easier. I call it the Housewife's Speedball. It goes like this:

Take one shot of espresso. Drink it black and drink it down.
Take one beer. Open. Drink.

Okay. Since it's only 2:18 in the afternoon, it's way too early for that sort of folderol so I suppose I best get back to it, sans any little mother's helpers unless you count the Amazing Power of Bleach which should never be underestimated. We all know, however, not to mix bleach with ammonia, which is another potent cleaning product. Ever. You will be sorry. After you wake up.

And let me say that it's the most beautiful day here I've quite possibly ever seen in my life and darn it! I wish I had my hands in the dirt.
The kind in the yard and garden, that is. By the time it's reached the surfaces of my house it has lost 100% of its enchantment.

Side note:
After doing a Google-image search for "Housewife", I have to say that there are a lot of housewives out there doing their part to keep the entire world very, very happy.
Whoa. Excuse me while I swoon.


  1. Don't image search school girls or army men, either, if anyone is looking over your shoulder.

  2. School girls I could understand. Sort of. But housewives?
    And Army Men you say?
    At least someone's having fun.

  3. It is amazing what pops up these days on a Google image search. I think you asked but I found that list on my blog over at I wish I could take credit but I am too lazy. Hope the cleaning went well and you have a lovely weekend.

  4. OK you did not ask. It was the comment right below yours. Sorry. But now you do know in case you really did what to know. I am done now. Bye.

  5. Mr. Shife- you are invited to say anything at any time. Your visits are always a pleasant event.

  6. Hi! Sorry, it has taken me so long to get back to you. I have been looking at your Blog too. They are so much fun. I just got back from a trip to Istanubul, Turkey so stay posted for some new stories and pictures. I would love to come visit again soon. I had a great time seeing all of you and I wish you lived closer so I could get to know you better. Lots of love from Spain and give my love to all the family.
    SeƱor leifer

  7. Leifer! My nephew! My incredibly handsome world-traveling nephew! We miss you here in Florida. Come see us when you get home.
    We'll be checking your blog for stories and pictures of your adventures.
    I'm so glad you dropped by.

  8. If you are conscious, it's time for espresso. If it's past noon, it's time for a beer.
    And that's coming from a guy who doesn't drink alcohol.

  9. I'd never get the house cleaned if I followed that advice. But it does sound like I wouldn't care so much. I will consider this.
    Thanks, Jon!

  10. I'm partial to hippie speedballs myself. Ha er um, i mean.

    I'd be a great housewife save for the cooking, cleaning, and wifey aspects.


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