Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Time To Be Wonder Woman (Again)






 OK, I have just looked around me and seen the following state of slovenly mess.
Be quietly appalled:



Look, more activity-avoidance blogging. And ice cream eating.
And generally living like a pig.

Rough pile of paperwork on the left is the Important Stuff I Should Get Done.

Such as, get school uniform sorted, cancel a magazine subscription, get the unused Tesco tokens exchanged for a day out AT A WELL KNOWN CHOCOLATE FACTORY, book the 12 year old in for the filling the dentist told us a fortnight ago he needed, plus various nonsense to do with utility people, pension schemes, etc....

(I'd be lying if I was ever to put on my CV that I'm good at prioritising)


The pile on the right is a diagram to work out, in my mathmatically-dyslexic way, how many floor tiles I need for the dining room/kitchen, a map of Brighton (the boyfriend was trying to show me the Wrong Way To His Hotel he once took when Very, Very Drunk), a fan letter from Domino's Pizza addressed to  "Valued Customer" (aka Slutty And Undomesticated), more random bits of paper loosely relating to the first pile, and a load of floor tiles.

To the right of the laptop is some random carrier bag that seems to always be in my handbag - apart from today - and a London A-Z. Oh, and the EXTRA SUNBLOCK I had to buy last week when I forgot to put it on everyone one day. This stuff's brill - Solait, factor 50, it rolls on green and smells like melon. Can't get better than that...

The wooden cd box at the back of the table is from an idea I had while watching Cars 2 yesterday - I'm going to put it on the wall and put my tacky 60s Blackpool metal ashtrays and some vintage seaside postcards in it. I tend to get idle ideas like that while watching colourful films... you know how the mind just drifts.


These are my excuses for The Mess:




 I've made a start on the flooring - it will be slate-effect vinyl all the way through the dining room into the kitchen. You can see the ancient, chipped, mish-mash of the 2 floorings I'm replacing. More upheaval, and more things in the wrong place for a while.

The printer is dumped on the table as I was copying stuff for the school bus pass malarkey. The ink was too low to do more than 2 sheets. So,off  to the old-school photocopying shop I went. And then came back with ink and another fan for this humid-beyond-living-memory weather.... assembled the fan, decided we all needed late afternoon ice cream... browsed some blogs, and realised that I was going to have to get a move on to get us down to Kent to see my dad tomorrow. No packing done yet! A bit of Wonder Woman magic needed here....

9 comments:

Ciccia said...

I'll have some of that lemon ice cream! Have fun!

Vix said...

I do love your honesty! I'm exactly the same, the most simple of tasks get continually put off for no reason whatsoever and today when I'm supposed to be packing I decide to spend eight hours hand-making a pair of patchwork curtains.
Solait is brilliant, love the smell and the once-a-day stuff is much cheaper than Boots'. x

trashsparkle said...

Ciccia - the ice cream was excusable wasn't it, given the weather everyone's having at the moment :)

Vix - I'm too honest sometimes, ha ha, and you all get to see Trashsparkle HQ in true-grit style! Curtains sound fab - bet they'll be gorgeous. Photos! I still haven't started packing - have you? ;)

Kim said...

Have you actually snuck into all our houses and made a collage of all of our messes on our dining tables, MissSparkletta? things are looking so familiar!

Kim said...

I love the 'humid-beyond-living-memory weather' statement! Love it! I'm going to borrow it and give you credit!

trashsparkle said...

Kim!!!! Good to see you again - was beginning to worry where you'd got to. Yes, the Universal Mess Photo Collage - well-spotted! Have you still got your horrible humid-b-l-m weather? You've had a few more weeks than we've had - its unbelievable isn't it xx

peas and carrots said...

Would that be Cadbury's chocolate factory ? You won't be disappointed, i went last year and came home with a bag full of freebie chocolate. I live about 20 minutes away from the factory but i have a friend who lives in Bournville and she told me that when she use to get her washing in it would smell of chocolate!! Not great if you were on a diet smelling of chocolate!
Glad you popped over.

Kim said...

I've been around, just had a bit of blog mud in my mind and couldn't think of anything to blog about. Still probably don't but I did as you can see..dealing with this cute little visitor as themousedepot.com calls them. Can't I just get a break from creatures in my house. My son lectures me every nite about the little visitor and chided me for ordering a humane trap. He says his dad sits in his log home with gun on his lap and waits till bats fly by..does he really think he can shoot a gun in the house and not miss...no wonder I divorced him!

Kim said...

And yes we still have the humid-b-l-m weather, with mosquitos to boot. Our mosquitoes are black with stripey legs..looks like they have striped socks on. They bit during the day. They don't itch as much as just an irritating sting. They are called Asian Tiger Mosquitoes. Do I need more aggravation? Aughhh