I've been out of town for a few days.
What started out as a fun 3-day-weekend with my sister turned into a fun 3-day-weekend, with an additional 3 days of when-am-I-going-to-be-able-to-get-home?? as 700 miles of blizzarding cold front came between where I was, and where I wanted to be.
Finally though, I got to drive home yesterday - with minimal white-knuckleage on the way, thankyouverymuch!
I am so SO glad to be home. But the state of my house when I got home reminded me of an episode of Andy Griffith that apparently made quite an impression on me as a kid watching one day after school.
(I wanted there to be a clip here - but apparently the clip I wanted has been disabled from the sharing process. You'll just have to imagine it - or you can watch the episode on youtube if you want.)
clip 2 <-------this is the main part I was remembering.
Basically, the gist of it is that when Andy and Opie are on their own for a few days, their house becomes a disaster area, and then they clean it up before Aunt Bea gets home... only to figure out that if the house is clean, they send the message that they don't need her. So they mess everything up again.
(Don't worry - no spoilers here. But I WILL tell you that there's a tricky surprise ending!)
The clip also made quite an impression on me today. Only the impression I got today was about how much Aunt Bea is not the old, plump fuddy duddy that I always thought she was. In fact, listening to her rant in clip #1 sort of reminded me of some rants I've been on recently.
Crap. I'm Aunt Bea.
Except I'm pretty sure Aunt Bea wouldn't say "crap".
Anyway the point is... by the looks of the house when I got home during this busy busy week -- They REALLY need me.
It's not a perfect system. But for today I'm OK with it.