Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ho Hum Day!

Yesterday was a no good, very terribly, extremely unbearably ho hum day!

Some of you are nodding your heads with understanding while others are making that cockeyed, questioning face that says you have no idea what I'm talking about. I'll explain.

A no good, very terribly, extremely unbearably ho hum day is a day in which I feel like I CAN NOT bear to look at the same four walls another minute!  It happens mostly in the late winter when yucky weather keeps me cooped up in the house. Add in several days this month at home with a sick child, and a couple of days without a car because it was in the repair shop, and it becomes A LOT of being cooped up in the house! Ho hum!

I've learned that ho hum days are a common affliction suffered by stay-at-home Moms, of which I am one. I am blessed and glad to be at home for my family, but sometimes it becomes a little more "at home" than I'd like. There is only so much laundry, bathroom cleaning, dusting and vacuuming a person can take!

I acknowledge that ho hum days are not reserved for stay-at-home Moms alone. Others definitely suffer! Even Lilo is not immune. She has definitely felt the ho hums! Just look at that face.

That is a ho hum face if ever there was one.

Even Zonkey looked a bit forlorn yesterday.

Just look at that sad face. 

Oh please who am I kidding? His happy place is on Emma bean's bed and he could stay there forever and be absolutely content! Good Zonkey!

So, what did I do you may wonder. There is only one way to deal with a no good, very terribly, extremely unbearably ho hum day. You gotta blow the pop stand that's got you feeling cooped up!   (I mean leave it for awhile, not blow it up! Just to be clear!)

I called Jason (the husband) and invited myself to go to lunch with him.

We soaked up some sunshine as we walked from his office to a great Irish pub where we had the most wonderful fish and chips. I love good fish and chips!

We also ate some incredibly delicious, beer battered onion rings. Love those too!

Lunch was followed up with a bit of window shopping as we strolled back to Jason's office.

That is how I cured the no good, very terribly, extremely unbearably ho hum day! 


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