Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dear So & So....

My friend Annie over at Incessant Ramblings uses her "Dear So & So" posts to get things off her chest.

Here's mine! (inspired by The Quiet Rage)

Dear Neighbours with yappy dogs,

You are really nice people and I like you. I know you'd help me if my house was burning down and I'd do the same for you. I also like your little dogs - I love dogs! But I hate their yapping - please, PLEASE can you stop letting them out to bark their little heads off before 8 am and after 11pm, it is driving me demented!

And during the day, too, please can you try more effective methods to shut them up than just saying "Be quiet". That clearly doesn't work. YOU may be so attuned to the yapping you can't hear it any more. But I CAN!!

Dogs should bark when someone comes to the door, during thunderstorms, when a cat crosses their patch, to say hello to another dog. But constant yapping should be checked!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

I have tried and tried, begged and BEGGED for some help in the house. Nothing major just to sort out the clean underwear once a week and push the hoover around the ground floor twice a week.

But clearly my begging, bribing, cajoling, pleading, yelling etc has no effect. I'm now working full time (including two days when I'm out the house from 8.15 to 8.15), trying to keep my small business going and STILL doing virtually all the housework and gardening (as hubby works even longer hours!)

I'm tired, I'm tired, I'm tired. I'm nearly 50 and I'm doing more than I did when I was 20 or 30!

Last night after a fabulous Green Day concert, I felt so happy. And tonight I feel so ...crappy.

Oh well...tomorrow is another day!