Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse. I believe I mentioned a certain gnarlyness to my 3rd Wednesday of the month. The only glimmer of light I have is, that I can watch The West Wing at 12 while I fill out my co-op food order and eat my lunch, before going back into the fray at 1 pm.
So I was all ready, my falafel, smelled great, I had located a pencil, I was managing my world quite well, until they changed the frickin time for The West Wing, it was on at 11 instead.
I did not let it get me down, I sucked it up, I moved on with my life, I moved on to CSI.
Went to another class, came home, put co-op order in fridge, went back out to another class.
Came home, made dinner, bribed my fine youngest son with a ham sandwich to come with me, and went back to another class, leaving instructions for my lovely teenage gals to eat their dinner when they get in at 7.
Neighbour’s husband was picking Kev and their daughter up from the school at 8 ( delays on the expressway).
All is well. I came home at 8.15. The smell of burnt offerings greeted me at the door. Doris claims, she was so engrossed in her history revision she forgot to turn the pan down and the dinner was burnt, beyond rescue, a panfull of carcinogens.
Not a problem, more vittals can be created, let us not worry how we will clean my Le Creuset.
I get to cooking up other stuff, then go into the living room with fresh cooked nutrition and I say,
Where is that sofa cushion cover?
In the washing machine.
THE CAT SHAT ON IT.
Are you practicing from your phonics reader?
No, the cat actually shat on it, so I put it in the washing machine.
( dare I ask) What cat?
The cat I said ‘no, no way, not happening, not now, not ever’.
No, his brother.
Where is it?
In my bedroom.
Cos it’s so sad, he’s got gunk coming out of his eye, he’s ill and they were in a box and they were going to die.
Yeah, they’re both upstairs.
The one you said ‘no’ to and his brother, ‘Sora’ and ‘Sun’.
They have names.
Well I’m calling them Sora and Sun, but Kev’s calling them Natural and Flat.
Kev knows about them?
Everyone knows except you. Please, please, please, please can we keep them, I’ll do everything, I’ll pay for everything,please Mum, please.
Oh God! I give in, I give in, I give in. okay, you can keep them.
Oh Mum, I love you, I love you, I love you. Thank you, thank you , thank you. I love you Mum, you’re the best.
I need a hot bath.
So I guess we have two cats now.