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Monday, March 30, 2009

Wouldn't you just know it!

Friday we had a call from our realtor, they wanted to show our house Monday. Great, we had the whole weekend to clean. Sunday was to be THE DAY. So we get up Sunday spent the morning sorting and tidying up when we get the call... they had to cancel the showing, some one's sick. Great, we don't have to spend the rest of the day cleaning.

We proceed to give up on the rest of the housework, like cleaning bathrooms etc and head out to run errands and spend some time at my folks etc. Well, we're finally sitting down to watch a movie Sunday evening when we get the call at 9:00 p.m. They want to show our house on Monday again. CRAP.

I just knew it. I had even said to K, wouldn't it be funny if they called and said oh we can make it now? Of course, it's not funny in reality. Reality is that with the kids in bed and three movies to watch for work, there was no way we were going to start cleaning at 9:00 p.m. Reality is that hubby has to work today which means I have to clean the whole house BY MYSELF. Okay, normally I'm the one to do most of it but not all in one morning.

So I've been rushing around like crazy trying to get things tidied up. The hard part will be keeping the kids from messing up all the toys etc until it's time to leave for the showing. Cross your fingers and say a little prayer that this will be it.

On a side note.. do you remember how I have these commitment issues and how that can relate to watching movies? Well last night we watched Seven Pounds. I wasn't sure I wanted to watch this movie but hubby really did and after all we need to watch movies for our job. So not really knowing much about it we put it in and watched it.

What a horrible movie. Wait. No back that up. It's an excellent film! It's horrible in the sense that it made me cry and cry and cry and cry and cry. I literally had to stop several times and get my emotions under control afterwards. It was the kind of movie that just makes you want to lay your head down and sob your heart out. Why do some people enjoy this? Perhaps you or someone you know has said "I like a good cry." I don't get it. It makes me feel like crap and depressed. I had to make myself a cup of tea and couldn't even think about going to bed until I had gotten that movie out of my head. (We decided to discuss our finances instead. Sheesh that's a good way of getting your mind off of it).

As it was when O woke me up at 6:30 this morning and after I had gotten him resettled and crawled back into bed it was the first thing on my mind without me even realizing it and it had me tearing up AGAIN.

So if you like a good cry.. watch this movie. If not, I would recommend skipping it. If you've seen it, let me know what you thought. There are so many avenues of discussing this film but I don't want to spoil it for any one who hasn't seen it and wants to.

Well gals, let's have a wonderful day and may all of your homes be blessed with the cleaning fairy.


  1. i am not a big movie watcher but you have my curiosity up...there aren't to many that tear me so i be paying close attention

  2. Give us the scoop on the movie!

    And while the house is on the market you should seriously consider getting a maid (other than zeemaid!).

  3. What horrible timing! 9pm! Hopefully your cleaning fair showed up during the night.

  4. Don't I just wish I could get a maid. That'd be so lovely (sigh)

    But as usual... I am Zeemaid

  5. I remember having our house on the market...what a pain when you have kids. I feel for you!
    Now I am not sure about Seven Pounds. I thought I wanted to see it, but now I'm not so sure. I could probably use a good laugh instead of a good cry.

  6. I've been there. Having to get the house cleaned quickly for a showing. I hated when that happened.

    I watched Seven Pounds last night and cried for about the last 15-20 minutes of it. Wow.

  7. I've heard the same thing from another mom about Seven Pounds. And I'm with you: I don't go seeking out movies that totally wreck me to the core, since I am about five seconds from crying half the time anyway. Who needs the extra push? Geez. I'm also commiseratingi about the home-sale. I called our realtor yesterday and basically found myself complaining that he'd lured so many lookers to our home, none of which are offering. I think this experience has officially made me what they call back-asswards...


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