March 13, 2006

spring broken

well, long weekend. long week ahead.

the kiddos are spending spring break with their dad. i'm dealing with it as best i can.

now, i have a shitload to accomplish while they're gone. the yard has to be completely spring treated. i have cannas & daffodils breaking through in their beds, yet a blanket of dead leaves and weeds are successfully choking them out.

i have thigh high weeds in the back. they were treated this past weekend, but just one week to rake the leaves and have them droop to a mowable heighth.

i have been doing laundry since the boys left, and guess what? i'm not near through. i need to box up their winter clothes somewhere and organize their dresser again. shorts weather is here to stay, 80's in texas this past weekend, even with the overcast mornings.

next sunday, the alley cat turns 5 and we are having a blow out. his first real birthday party with school friends. what's great about turning five? well everything, but my favorite is alex's excitement over his big party. buzz lightyear theme, it's all he can talk about.

but tax time is upon us and work is absolutely chaotic of late. until april 15th, you can count on a bustling nine to five shoe shop. afterall, it's my busiest time of year. hey, i'm not ignoring you, i'm suffocating under a pile of paper. have a heart, will ya? uncle sam is teaching all my lessons--pay yourself first and free you can be. i'm going to write a holiday fable. this one won't be religiously based, so no one can go apeshit when my capitalistic holiday gets too capitalistic, deal? on the eve of spring broken...i like that.

it will symbolize the dead holiday within all responsible adults. the day will be a somber one, where we generate yard trash and sleep in and bemoan our lost childhoods. where the workload triples with the change in season. brothers, sisters, countrymen...i invite you to celebrate with me. Happy Spring Broken, lovechops!! from me to you!! smoochies, now quit fucking around and get to work!! mama needs a new pair of shoes!! mwah!

Posted by shoe at March 13, 2006 07:28 AM | TrackBack

I love it -- and in this version of "A Capitalism Carol" Bob Cratchit tells Scrooge he can shove his starvation-wage job.

Posted by: Bob at March 13, 2006 09:48 AM

I liked it much better when we went skiing with all the other families during spring break! Don't care how long the lines were.

Posted by: Zapatamama at March 13, 2006 03:00 PM

Momma likes to go barefoot FYI. Daddy needs a new pair... of shoes.

Posted by: RedNeck at March 13, 2006 07:34 PM

Redneck --
Shoes? When did y'all start wearing shoes?

Posted by: Bob at March 14, 2006 10:01 AM

I purely wish I'd time to take
A couple days off for Spring Break.
But because I'm a jerk,
I go in to work,
Earning bread for to pay for my cake.

Posted by: Elisson at March 14, 2006 05:09 PM