I Would Comment on This, But I’m Too Distracted

December 19, 2006 @ 12:31 pm | Filed under:

You know that thing you do (you KNOW you do) when you’re picking up the house, and you never finish a single room because you pick up the socks on the living room floor and carry them to the bedroom, and while you’re there you notice laundry you didn’t finish folding, and when you’re putting your kids’ clothes away in their room, you are walloped by the mess in their closet, and you hunt them down to make them come clean it up but they are in the middle of a craft project and there are bits of colored paper all over every flat surface in the craft room, so you order someone to start sweeping and you’re still standing there with folded laundry in your hands which is now mixed up with the dirty laundry you started to pick up from the kids’ closet floor before deciding to make them do it themselves…? You know that thing?

Well, there’s an internet version too. Boy howdy, isn’t there.

(Evidenced by the, I’m not kidding, 368 emails in my in-box—AFTER the deletion of all spam, billing reminders, and VistaPrint ads—awaiting a reply. I would answer them, but I’m still holding the laundry.)

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Hee, hee. I was just going to email you and beg you to detail the ins and outs of narration CM style (meaning exactly you did with Jane) at the Lilting House. Well, I’ll just leave it here instead. 🙂 Best of luck with the housework. All I ever want for Christmas is a clean house but there is a better chance of a Lexus ending up in my driveway.

  2. Maria says:

    My house looks like yours!!!!

  3. Mary Beth P says:

    I KNOW how you feel (& I don’t even have a blog which gets read by hundreds {or thousands} of people each day). I’m forever “losing” e-mails from friends and families amidst the SPAM. And the house… don’t even get me started! It WAS spotless, for about 5 minutes, 2 weeks ago, for the baby’s birthday party.

  4. alicecantrell says:

    How did you know?? This is my day today!! Right down to the mixed up laundry, no kidding! (Were you peeking in my window?)

  5. Karen E. says:

    Ummm … what was I going to say?

  6. xixi says:




  7. mary mi says:

    you’ve been spying onme haven’t you Lissa??

    don’t deny it.

    I do that thing to!

  8. mary mi says:

    Hey…that fella was on EWTN on the Abundant life show!
    He’s awesome!