Thursday, October 23, 2008

Groundhog Day




It's Groundhog Day. Again.

6:00am - 6:45am: Pit crew for launch of teen and tween to school bus.
7:00am - 8:00am: Pit crew for launch of 2nd grader to school bus.
8:00am on: Emails /Posting /Commenting /Twitter /Workout /Shower /Grocery Store /Dry Cleaner /Post Office /Laundry /Phonecalls /Vacuuming /More Laundry /Clean Kitchen /Kids' Rooms /Phonecalls /Emails /Twitter /More Cleaning /More Laundry /Husband's errands /Bills /Emails /Tween from bus stop /snack for tween /homework /2nd grader from bus stop /snack for 2nd grader / homework /prepare dinner /Soccer practice /dance /make dinner /serve dinner /clean dishes /supervise homework /computer /kids to bed /bed.

Repeat.  Copy & paste. & Paste. & Paste. & Paste.

I keep washing the clothes, but they keep coming back.

I keep vacuuming the kitchen, but the crumbs and the goldfish and those little plastic tabs from the milk carton tops keep reappearing.

What about THIS day, universe?:

6:00am: husband whispers - "Don't get up, Hon - you sleep in, I'll get the kids off to school."

8:00am Shuffle down to kitchen, where husband has left me breakfast and a note: "sorry - we were out of mangoes, but I hope you like the fruit salad. Have a terrific day - signed, the Luckiest Guy in the World. xoxox."

9:00 Kickboxing at the gym. Mark Wahlberg is surprise guest instructor. Asks me out for coffee afterwards.

11:00-2:00 Clothes shopping at the mall. Score perfect Christmas presents at the same time.

2:00-3:00 Hot stone massage
3:00-4:00 Facial with aromatherapy.

5:00 Check emails: Random House wants to make a book from my blog. $200,000 advance. Wants to know if I could go on the Today Show to promote it. Warns me that the studio might be a little crazy that day because of Jonas Brothers appearance. I'll just have to wait in green room with Josh Holloway, if that's OK.

6:00-8:00 Dinner with husband at hip new restaurant. Mark Wahlberg at next table: We joke about kickboxing class. Don't mention coffee.

9:00 Watch Grey's Anatomy with husband and a glass of expensive wine.

10:30 bed.

Wait. I lost the kids in there somewhere. Um...throw in a nanny around 3pm.

Thanks, Universe. I'll be waiting.



42 comments:

georgie said...

i am signing up to be your personal assistant...especially since we will be stuck in the green room with Josh holloway

Amy Bennett said...

I like the way you think...great day :)

JT said...

Sounds like you deserve a day like that.

BTW - did you see SNL's sketch "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals?" It was classic.

Deb said...

I'm waiting with you Sue. I'm sure the universe is listening. It is going to happen soon.

I'm sure it isn't the Great Pumpkin we are waiting for, right? Right????

Headless Mom said...

Can I join you? I'm good at choosing a good wine!

mommaof4wife2r said...

seriously...if it only worked that way!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Can I submit this request to the Universe for me too? Just wondering...

The Mom said...

Hey that sounds like my day, except Josh asks me to have dinner with him at the new hip restaurant and he invites me to live with him on a deserted island in the Pacific.

Former Fat Chick said...

Mark Wahlberg...hmmm, that's all I read. oh my, that is MY kinda man!

leigh said...

whenever i read about mark wahlberg taking himself too seriously, i repeat the following words to myself:

marky mark and i'm here to move you
rhymes will groove you
pure hip hop, no sell out
if you ain't in it to win it
then get the hell out

and then i laugh and laugh and laugh.

Threeboys1mommy said...

For what it's worth my sons never make my fantasies either, except that one I have of them being the future Jonas Brothers. The one where they buy me a mansion by the Hudson, and hand me the keys to a custom Ferrari ( I can't drive stick) That one is great!

Allison said...

Can I be the nanny? I would only sneak like one glass of your expensive wine. Promise.

Southern Gal said...

That day sounds AWESOME! I'll wait in the green room with Josh Holloway while you go sneak into Joe Jonas' dressing room! Win - win!

ali said...

Wait a minute, I thought SAHM's sat around eating chocolate and watching soap operas all day?! I need to send this to my SIL, she once told me she could never stay home like I do because she would be so bored. Hmph.

Kimberly said...

Oh man... Bill Murray looks so young on that movie cover.

Mama2hre said...

Ah! I have the same thoughts/feelings! We went to the beach this year and I felt like I was on a working vacation! Oh, to sleep in! Listen up universe! I need that day too!

Heinous said...

lol...I'll have a talk with the universe for you, but I'm pretty sure it just prefers to kick me in the pants.

Jen said...

Awesome ideas for a perfect day and now that you put it out there to the Universe, you know it could actually happen. Just please don't forget the nanny if it does. ;)

Mike said...

I like most of that except for the Mark Wahlberg stuff.
And the shopping stuff.
And the Grey's Anatomy.
And dinner with your husband.
But other than that everything else...

Sassy Pants said...

Lord I so feel your pain. Except for me subtract two kids and throw in a full time job plus nursing school.

kel said...

love it! Come on Universe, pony up!
Love the mark wahlberg secret coffee date, though in my perfect day he would be giving the massage!

love your blog, you're hilarious!

jill jill bo bill said...

You left out mugging with Matt Lauer. Oh, wait, that's Georgie!

sassy stephanie said...

You are too funny. But I know that all can't be true, as my BOYFRIEND Marky Mark was in BED with ME!

Feener said...

the thought of marky mark was enough for me....i loved him as the crazed guy in Fear .....

Simply Shannon said...

Dang...where do I sign up for a day like that?
Please stop by my blog on your way to NYC and pick up your awards. :)

amusing moments said...

I will take the second scenario, please! If only....

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Oh baby, sign me up for that day too please! (except replace the Jonas Brothers with Jon Mayer please)

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Swirl Girl said...

okay- so your life sounds amazingly similar to mine only without those 'flying pigs'!!

oh, and please tell me its Wahlberg a la Boogie Nights...please?

Loveable Loser said...

In the film, Murray plays Phil Connors, an egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event (February 2) in Punxsutawney, finds himself repeating the same day over and over again. After indulging in all manner of hedonistic pursuits, he begins to reexamine his life and priorities. Screw that...I would like to wake up Feb 3 next to Adie MacDowell..even in my dreams.

Gettysburg Mom said...

As I was trying to post my inane comment about how funny you are, Blogger repeatedly told me your site was just too busy... sort of like a velvet rope and my comment's the ugly girl showing no cleavage.

Tamara said...

Ah yes, I wish all days were like that! lol.

*I am just roaming through friends blogs.. that is how I found yours. I like it!*

Spoiled Mommy! said...

Hahaha!!
I love reading your stuff!
I must agree with you about the plastic milk tabs...is that crap not annoying?! Geezzz, Im so happy to hear that it annoys someone else too! :)
Have a great night!

Wayne John said...

I think the universe is sleeping. Perhaps if we all yell loud enough we can wake it, and Sue can have her day.

I'll be screaming at 5:00 AM starting tomorrow...

Wendy said...

aim high, girl! good for you!! :P

my dream is more like "have maid show up from nowhere and clean entire house". that is all.

Jen said...

I so want that day,if you get it you must tell how you did it.

Lisa-licious said...

Marky Mark used to rent the penthouse in my old condo building. His place only had a mattress on the floor, a killer stereo system, a heavenly view, and about 50 pairs of sneakers lined up along the bedroom wall. Do not ask me how I know this.

Caffeine Court said...

You are BRILLIANT!!!

P.S. I hate to burst your bubble but the second part of your post will NEVER happen. Not to you, not to me. Such a pity.

Rachel said...

That would be an awesome day. Are you taking interviews for your personal assistant???

* TONYA * said...

Oh if only every day could be like that instead of the reality that we seem to be living in.

The Nice One said...

Oh I hear you. That sounds like a great day. Even just the morning part...where I get to sleep in and the husband does all that "morning crap". I hate that part of the day.

Smart A$$ Mom said...

Hmmm.....sounds delish. I am SO in on that day.