Sunday, March 4, 2012

march photo challenge: days 3 and 4

I wasn't planning on combining days three and four into one photo. It just happened.

prompts: domestic & illuminate

illuminating my undomesticness.

I struggled a little with the "domestic" prompt. I don't really feel all that domestic. I cook some (and I'm really good at it. No, seriously!), do tons of laundry, and clean when I must. But (embarrassing admission incoming) I'm kind of a slob. There, I said it.

I hate cleaning. When I was young, we didn't have chores. Awesome life for a kid, not so awesome in the way of getting me into good habits regarding house cleaning.

I actually wish I was OCD about cleaning. I have a friend who is, and her house is always spotless. We have the kind of house that you need to call in advance before dropping by, so that I have time to get things together.

It also doesn't help that Buster is also a slob, and even worse than me. Well, in a different sort of way. My messes usually involve clothes and shoes, his involve empty coke cans and empty cigarette packs.

So in the photo above, you can obviously see a million smudges from Kelsey's nose. When Buster steps outside to smoke a cigarette, she will run to the back door and press her nose against the glass. Perhaps she is actually writing a cryptic message for him to read?

"Let me come outside with you!"

The sun was rising over the barren trees, and the smudgy glass was difficult to avoid. So, I figured my domestic could be more "undomestic".

Excuse me while I go Windex the sliding glass door...

9 comments:

  1. Most of my windows looks just like that, too, courtesy of the dog. Pre-baby I LOVED the dog like he was our child. And he was our child. Now, I can't give him the attention he used to get (and can't really pet his disgusting poo-coated fur when I'm holding or near the baby!). He's ok with this and things will be better when the baby is a bit bigger but right now he is 100 pounds of mess I just can't handle!

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  2. Love this pic!! That is what my deck window look liks too!!!
    I love it that you are a call inadvance person, so am I!!!!!! Its hard to admit but I just don't see the point in spending all day cleaning just to mess it up!

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  3. I'm seeing an "undomestic" theme among those doing the March photo challenge, including myself! At least we have company.

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  4. People don't have to call before they come over my house, because I have ceased to give a *beeping* *beep* about what others think of my cleaning. That being said, I better go finish cleaning the downstairs bathroom now because my mom is coming over tomorrow to babysit.

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  5. I have the same kind of house. We require an advance warning so I can shovel the mess downstairs, in closets, under beds and then close the doors to the bedrooms. When I lived on my own I was actually very tidy. Something about dealing with the mess of two humans in 3 times the square footage, though, is impossible. I have resigned to always having a messy abode. Plus, it keeps life more interesting for the cats, right? :)

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  6. yep us too! Were are messy:( I really like this honesty I am seeing from everyone!!!

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  7. I wish I could leave mess! As we are trying to sell at the moment I am living in a show-home, and it just doesn't feel as homey. Still when the in-laws came last weekend at least I was prepared (MIL still found dust on a head height shelf in the SPARE room AND commented!)

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  8. LOL, what a great photo :D Our dogs get their slobber and nose gunk on our front windows ALL the time.
    Oh I hear ya on being a slob. I would be even more of one if it wasn't for DH.
    It's amazing that he isn't himself b/c his mom is a hoarder.

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  9. Yup, messy here too. The worst part is the tumbleweeds of cat hair. He likes to pull out chunks of his hair all the time so it builds up fast.

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