So much to do, so little time. Gee, where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah, everywhere!

I am not ready for Christmas. I like to have the house clean before we drag out the decorations. Last week I decided to clean the carpets after I’d vacuumed and discovered the heater on my carpet cleaner had gone, so it’s in the shop. Yesterday I vacuumed and the belt that drives the beater bar heated up and filled the house with the stench of burnt rubber. So now I have to buy a new belt and get GG to replace it for me. Which will be like … next year … he is not a handyman unless it has a circuit board in it. (I’m sure I had a spare around here somewhere but do you think I can find it? Nope.)

On Sunday, the boys’ computer monitor started smoking and died with a crack and sizzle. The danged thing was due, it was probably about eight years old. So Gizmo Guy haunted some of the used computer places and bought 19″ CRT style used one for $30 and hauled it home. Guitar Hero is ecstatic, and so is Curly because GH kicked Curly out of his own bedroom so GH could use Curly’s computer to IM his girlfriend.

So I’m thinking I should stay away from most things electrical right now. (Says she eyeing her reasonably new computer and wondering if she should back it up again. Probably a good idea at any time.)

Anyway, I’ve just been handed a huge assignment and I need to wrestle it into submission. I hope I’ll be able to tell you about it by the end of the week. So I’m back on the Sven bandwagon … and sweating before I even begin.

Don’t forget to head over to Angela’s Nice Mommy-Evil Editor blog today for the Christmas contest. Today’s prize includes a Samhain laptop bag, a signed copy of First You Run by Roxanne St. Claire amongst other things.

There’s not enough hours in a day …

4 thoughts on “There’s not enough hours in a day …

  • December 2, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I also clean before I decorate; which is probably why the decorations sometimes don’t get up until a couple days before Hanukkah or Christmas start!

    And yikes on the vacuum and carpet cleaner… It’s a sign. You need a housecleaner. Yup. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  • December 2, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    LOL – we purchased a new vacuum carpet cleaner this year and I’m not allowed to use it. What’s up with that? To be honest, I’m not thinking about it too hard. If I’m not allowed to use it then who am I to argue?

  • December 3, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Shelley’s comment made me chuckle. I wish someone wouldn’t let me vacuum!!

    And yes, Leah, back up your computer then back AWAY from anything with a plug!

  • December 3, 2008 at 10:46 am

    you know once Dec hits it’s time to get back into major cleaning mode….

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