Thursday, October 16, 2008


I do wish people would reply to my emails.

Even if it's just to say, 'Sod off.'

While they don't reply I have hope and hope is a terrible thing.

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Would you believe it? Now I've found a baby slug slithering up my sink.

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I've also been infected by an evil cleaning bug. While cleaning the lounge this morning (did I mention I was cleaning ...?) I was possessed and tore off the sofa cover to put it in to wash. 'It's a sunny day,' I said to myself. 'Covers have to be dried naturally so it's an ideal time.' I said all this knowing full well that the heat of the sun at this time of year is not strong enough to dry the cover so, come this evening, I'll be muttering under my breath - and out loud - about stupid ideas.

And as if that wasn't enough, then I put my dusters and polishing cloths (i.e. old t-shirts) in to wash.

'Go away, nasty cleaning virus! I hate you!'

I've had enough; I'm going out now.


Anonymous said...

It must be catching I keep cleaning too!

Spiders and slugs... ooooh we could do a home ed project about those ;0)

Dragonstar said...

It must be getting cold outside, and you have a warm and welcoming home. Either that or George has started keeping pets!

MissKris said...

Uh I one of those who hasn't emailed?! I lose track so easily anymore. And I do get backed up. But one funny thing about blogging...we who keep them put so much of our daily lives and thoughts out there, I find I don't have much to say in emails. Now, if those in my life who don't blog would only email ME and let me know what's going on in THEIR lives!!! And I get so many emails from them saying "I get so caught up in reading what you write here I forget you're not up-to-date on what's going on in my life." And their point is?!? Good grief, WRITE, people!!!!

Lindsay said...

I simply hate cleaning - but now reserve Monday morning for the job otherwise nothing would ever get cleaned. I learnt my lesson when we moved house 2 years ago. We had lived in the previous house for 30 years - there was an awful lot of dirt to clean up before we left - in fact it took 6 months to do the job!!!!

Liz said...

Just ask Jay for any information you need, hippy mama, regarding thigs that creep and crawl!

I wouldn't put it past him, dragonstar!

No, kris! Not you. I don't mean friends; I mean people I submit work or writing ideas to.

I can believe it, lindsay. Dust and clutter just gathers out of nowhere.

Gary said...

My wife has suffered with the same virus for the past fifteen years. She caught it from her mother, who somehow seems to have recovered now that she's older!!

I think if I found a slug in the sink I'd get a cleaning virus too!


Vic Grace said...

I usually do serious cleaning in spring because I have a wood stove and it makes everything really dirty all winter. Of course I do maintain in the meantime.

I sympathize about the slug I know all about them you might get a laugh from this story

Vic Grace said...

I never get those links right but if you copy and paste it in your browser you'll get there.

Anonymous said...


jams o donnell said...

Luckily I was immunised against this bug... much to the not-wife's chagrin!

Suburbia said...

Hey Liz, I replied!!

If you have a cure for that bug can you let me know? I hate it when I get infected !

CherryPie said...

With the odd exception (and you are one of them) people rarely reply to my emails either!

I always get hassled if I don't reply though!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Thank God I haven't caught your bug...

Oops, I'm probably guilty of not answering your emails. But if you asked me something I'd answer.

James Higham said...

I agree with the replying bit but sometimes rl becomes too much and it all gets lost in a flood of material. I try to reply.

leslie said...

EEEWWW! Oh my gosh, Liz! I think I would've screamed! Those are some of the slimy creatures I abhor!

Hey, if you get that cleaning virus again, come on over to my place! It's only an 8-hour flight! lol

Jay said...

I think I'm immune to the Evil Cleaning Virus!

Tee hee!

Little slug ... how did he get in there? Have you bought lettuce recently?

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