Monday, May 21, 2012

A Funny Thing Happened On The Weekend

Now those of you who know me, know I hate ironing. In fact I go out of my way to buy clothing that doesn't need ironing.

But the MOTH in a moment of fevered I don't know what went out and bought himself some clothes.  Amongst the new purchases were a couple of black dress shirts. I thought geez that makes a difference from him wearing a polo shirt out when we go out or pulling on a tatty old tshirt with a saying splashed across the front.

Well yesterday we had a family picnic to go to and about half an hour before we were leaving MOTH announces he was going to take a shower and that he would like to wear one of his black shirts.....

My first thought was holy c*** where are the shirts and then I stopped panicking when I realised I had washed them the other week so they were clean which is a bonus point, but then it was minus 5 bonus points when I realised it was still in the bottom of the clean laundry basket arghhhhhhhhhh

My next thought was holy holy c*** where is the iron!!
Now I haven't seen the iron for about 12 - 18 months but I faintly remember my mum using it when she was over at Christmas time ( my mum is an ironaholic, so obviously that gene missed a generation)

Now I know that no one was going to buy the excuse.......

especially MOTH so I had to find the iron and fast. I knew that he was nearing the end of his shower and would want to head out the door soon after.

After finding the ironing board rather quickly (in less than 5 minutes) and no, the iron was not with the ironing board!
I checked the laundry, the master bedroom cupboards, the office, the guest room and well basically that was our house (it isn't a McMansion) I still couldn't find the iron. 
I was starting to panic and thought oh well, good ole polo shirts here we come when I went into the guest room to turn off the light and there sitting on top of the filing cabinet (yep I know I said our house has an office but the filing cabinet is kept in the guest room and that is totally another story for another day) was the stupid iron!!

Now I'm not sure if it mysteriously orbed there from an alternate universe or if I just hate ironing so much that I had a man look and didn't register the evil household appliance sitting there........

So anyhoo, I was ironing the shirt when MOTH got out of the shower and came over to see how I was going.
He opened his mouth and the following started to come out....."Your mum irons better than you" well I turned to him and he was on the other end of this ......

Well the above was  better than an iron shaped burn mark on his forehead!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

RIP Disco Queen

Attending Disco's in the 70's would not have been the same without the music of this woman.

RIP Donna Summer.

PS I was working part time while at school back in the 70's and an album of Donna Summers was one of the first albums I ever bought with my hard earned money.

 I wont tell you what the another album was that I saved up to buy - that is just way to embarrassing LOL

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why Didn't You Tell Me What I Was Missing??!!

Well the MOTH* is currently away for a week having a bonding session with his blokey mates and when I am getting home from work the dogs haven't being much of a conversationist, except to welcome me home with so much enthusiasm you would have thought I had trekked to the South Pole and back ( I am only out of the house for just under 12 hours, mind you in dog time that is a long time). Once they are feed I am pretty much ignored but this lead me to thinking how to fill the few hours until bed etc.
I tried rewatching some DVD's I had but just couldn't focus so the other day during my lunchbreak I went to the DVD store and there sitting out on special was...........

All for under $20 a season. So I picked up season 1 -4 and settled in on Tuesday night for a bit of DVD watching.

Have I been living under a rock or something, I love this show! I love the fashion! the music! the people! How come this has been on tv for 4 seasons with the 5th season just started here in Australia and I had never watched it!

I have just started watching season 2 and can't wait to get home tonight, fill the dogs in on my latest expedition, pour a glass of wine, hit the play button and be transported back to the 60's.

Oh and if Don Drapper knocked on my door while MOTH was away I don't think I would be telling him to go away...who knows the dogs might like to hear about his latest expedition :)

*Man of the house