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A day in the life of a domestic goddess
3/9/2008 10:36:02 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

Just trying to get up the nerve to enter the black hole of Sue's clutter

Sunday is a lovely, laid back day. This Sunday has definitely been pretty laid back, bright, sunny and cold. Lovely in all kinds of ways, but over it a cloud is hanging. This time I'm not referring to risks to the laundry. No. I'm being metaphorical.

If you have been reading my recent blogs, you will, no doubt, have built up a picture of me in your head. A lady who knows her laundry, I'm sure you're thinking; a domestic goddess, I hear you say; pride of her family, fabulous cook....... oh stop, stop I'm blushing. No I'm not, I'm fibbing. Housework, to me, is something imposed by some sadistic ancestor who wanted to stop us doing more interesting things. Yes I like the billows, but the rest can go hang as far as I'm concerned. It's strictly done on the basis of pure necessity. When you can't get from one end of the house to the other without things falling on you, then it's time to tidy.

I've been tired today, after all the toing and froing to the hospital, which is quite a drive from my house, visiting my dear old dad and transporting my mum hither and thither (usually one or the other, sometimes both). We also went to my brother's house for dinner last night and the wine flowed rather freely. A smidgeon kept finding its way into my glass and, aware that my sister in law is rather houseproud, it seemed only polite to tidy it away. I seemed to do a lot of wine tidying.

The meal was delicious, the dessert, made with me in mind as it contained almost no dairy, was an old family recipe and very tasty in a light, frothy cloud-like way. The problem was that "almost". I woke up this morning with a combination of slight hangover and serious headache from a small amount of yoghurt in the dessert.

These negative experiences have coincided with the kitchen's need for attention. The shelves of fridge, freezer and cupboard are groaning under the weight of fresh, delicious comestibles, and yet other members of the family have been sauntering in, complaining that there's nothing to eat, dirtying plates and cups with lots of nothing and then wandering out again. Things are threatening to fall and they've all managed to find something important to do. I'll get in there and sort it out....... in a minute. Better have a fortifying cup of rooibos first.



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More Blogs by Susan M Phillips
• Interrogating Ali - an interview with percussionist Ali McMillan - Wednesday, September 21, 2011
• Change of continent? - Wednesday, August 03, 2011
• Book Launched - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• Green Living, Sacred Life launch Sat. 2nd July Nuneaton, UK - Monday, June 27, 2011
• Correction to last blog - Monday, March 21, 2011
• Nearly there - Saturday, March 12, 2011
• Happy New Year - Wednesday, December 29, 2010
• Lost a castle, found a forest - Friday, April 09, 2010
• I found my category! - Thursday, April 08, 2010
• New category needed - Wednesday, April 07, 2010
• Raising money to help the homeless and vulnerably housed - Saturday, January 30, 2010
• Happy New Year - Thursday, December 31, 2009
• Making History - Wednesday, December 23, 2009
• Change of direction - Thursday, December 17, 2009
• French sojurn - Monday, September 21, 2009
• My poem is going into print - Wednesday, September 02, 2009
• new profile, new photo - Thursday, August 27, 2009
• From sprinting to spinning - Thursday, August 20, 2009
• Sprinting to stand still - Friday, August 14, 2009
• The tortuous route from idea to bookshelf - Wednesday, July 29, 2009
• Terror Scibes Rise Again - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Happy new year - Thursday, January 01, 2009
• Chritsmas Blog - where's the dictionary? - Monday, December 22, 2008
• Off to Oxford Dance Camp - Thursday, July 31, 2008
• Friends and Gravy - Saturday, July 19, 2008
• Phew - Thursday, May 08, 2008
• missing but still alive - Thursday, April 17, 2008
• Poetry to Form - Sunday, April 13, 2008
• So much to tell, so little time - Sunday, March 30, 2008
• Why the Shrew Had to be Tamed - Monday, March 24, 2008
• Happy Easter William Shakespeare - Saturday, March 22, 2008
• Rock 'n Roll and Education - Wednesday, March 19, 2008
• About that titling experiment...and the other surprise - Saturday, March 15, 2008
• Surprises just seem to happen - Friday, March 14, 2008
•  A day in the life of a domestic goddess - Sunday, March 09, 2008  
• Blogless - Saturday, March 08, 2008
• Rose Tinted Billows - Tuesday, March 04, 2008
• Aaaaaaaah! - Monday, March 03, 2008
• And today is....... - Thursday, February 28, 2008
• Chocolate Liquor - Thursday, February 21, 2008
• Dogs more interesting than cats? - Wednesday, February 13, 2008
• Titling Experiment - Monday, February 11, 2008
• phhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhew - Sunday, February 10, 2008
• head shock - Sunday, February 10, 2008
• Prosody and page stats - Tuesday, February 05, 2008
• Warrior Camp Episode 2 - Tuesday, August 07, 2007
• Frogs, Fireside Shrews and Earth Toilets at Warior Camp - Sunday, June 10, 2007
• New Computer, clean slate - Saturday, December 30, 2006
• Forgot to mention - Tuesday, November 28, 2006
• I'm Back - Monday, November 27, 2006
• Seasons Greetings - Saturday, December 24, 2005
• Fame is as fame does... - Tuesday, August 02, 2005
• Fame ? - Friday, January 14, 2005
• Sue Phillips Invites..... - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Brainless but well booted - Friday, January 23, 2004
• Highs and Lows - Tuesday, January 06, 2004
• The Christmas Question Many Parents Dread - Monday, December 22, 2003
• Building blogs - Coventry revisited - Wednesday, December 17, 2003
• Blogged Down - Saturday, December 13, 2003
• Smoke Blog - Sunday, December 07, 2003
• Blogging on - Tuesday, November 25, 2003
• Tangled Webs - Sunday, November 16, 2003
• Dream Scenes revisited - Sunday, November 09, 2003
• Fire works - Saturday, November 01, 2003


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