Jan 27 2006

things i feel guilty about:

Published by at 10:24 am under amy's head,daily

  1. I sprayed my oven with oven cleaner exactly 1 week and 1 day ago, and still have not done the scant 15 minute job of wiping all the greasy gook out of it. Which means we can’t use the oven. Many chicken nuggets and french fries breath a sigh of relief each night that they are granted another day’s reprieve. I think this item could be expanded to include all the many things on my “todo” list that I haven’t done, and probably won’t do for a while. Not major things, like “paint the upstairs hallway,” but minor things, like “send care package to friend in Korea.”
  2. Wearing dishwashing gloves when I work in the kitchen. There’s no real reason to feel “guilty” about this, and sometimes I don’t, I feel all retro and like some smiling 50s mom in an ad, all is missing is a 28″ waist, an apron, high heels, pearl necklace and make-up. (OK, lots of stuff is missing.) But sometimes I just feel guilty, like I should just plunge my hands in the water and not worry about the pruney-ness.
  3. Dropping my son off at pre-school on my way to work.
  4. Putting the kids to bed, after I’ve only seen then for a few hours after we all get home. Sometimes only 1 hour. Not only guilty, but sad. Then guilty for feeling glad that they’re in bed and I can veg out in peace.
  5. Not exercising. Too cold, too busy, too much time away from my kids who I don’t see enough already.. too many excuses. Guilt.
  6. Eating McDonald’s egg mcmuffin for breakfast on my way to work. I shouldn’t feel guilty, because I don’t eat hashbrowns and it’s 6 points which is very reasonable. I still feel guilty though. I mean, McDonald’s for crying out loud! An Egg! Every Single Day! I can hear you GASPING all the way over here! OH THE GUILT IT’S STAGGERING!
  7. Having a messy house. Being messy. Given a choice whether to sit with my laptop/ book/ TV or cleaning the kitchen.. Guess which one wins 9 times out of 10? I feel guilty while I sit and read Mimi Smartypants, or watch Gilmore Girls. (I bet Ms. Pants would be aghast at being grouped in the same paragraph. Sorry, mimi.)
  8. Wanting a new ______. There are several things I want and have been pining for of which I have perfectly versions of that work just fine, and yet I want the sleeker, upgraded, newer, version. Wasteful, and I hate being Wasteful.
  9. Around Christmas, I bought James a book on cd along with some other item which I can’t remember, and when I got home, I realized that they didn’t charge me for the other item. I hate inadvertently stealing, and I usually go and correct them, but I didn’t. Still bugs me though.
  10. Wouldn’t it be nice if this list ended on 10? I can’t think of anything else.

I should really get over myself, shouldn’t I?

I’ll put that on my to do list. “Get over yourself.”

I’ll get right on that.

– amy has fun plans this weekend. she will fill you in later.

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2 Responses to “things i feel guilty about:”

  1. chrison 27 Jan 2006 at 10:47 am

    you do such a beautiful job of beating yourself up! I’m curious about what it is about having a messy house that you specifically don’t like. I know where my head goes when my house is messy, but I don’t know if you think the same way…

  2. raineon 27 Jan 2006 at 10:57 am

    Honestly, I just don’t like the mess. It’s refreshing and feels so nice after we run through and put away the toys and run the vacuum. I feel better sitting in that room when things are putting away. It’s not the “everyday” mess that really bothers me, because it’s easily remedied, but the collected piles of random shit on surfaces that bother me more – the piles that just get moved from spot to spot when really they should be filed away, put away or thrown away. That’s the stuff I can never seem to get on top of, and always want to. I really am ok with my furniture and my sparse bare walls – I’m taking that sort of thing step by step and we’ll get there eventually. It’s the clutter and just STUFF that bothers me, because it feels like I can never conquer it, I guess.