Monday, October 24, 2005

Lazy Hausfrau and the Case of the Missing Credit Card





Here at Hausfrau Haus, I never have days during the week in which I just vegetate. I tend to manage my time more efficiently when I am busy. Even though I occasionally bitch and moan about how busy I am, I am blowing hot air. I mean, if I have time to blog about it, how bad can it really be? My life as a vegetable used to be done on the weekends only(as I worked during the week) up until the birth of our second daughter. I rememberly fondly the many weekends my husband and I enjoyed in which much television watching took place, maintaining one's hygiene was completely optional, and improving the ass-groove on our designated spots on the sectional were the only goals we had. We had the good fortune of having a laid-back firstborn who allowed us to indulge in this hedonistic lifestyle. Then Peaches came along, we moved, blah, blah, blah, and now we don't vege.

Perhaps it is because it is Monday. Perhaps it is because it is a COLD and wet day outside. Perhaps it was because I had to put 5 extra quilts on the bed last night because it was 43 degrees in our house and I just couldn't turn on the heat (it's not November yet!). At any rate, I have not been motivated to do anything beyond the necessary mommy stuff today like feeding and changing diapers. It is currently 3:00 in the afternoon and I am still in my pajamas (as are my kids who are currently napping--YAY!), I am still drinking coffee, I haven't brushed my teeth and I DON'T PLAN ON IT. By the grace of God, both children amused themselves at the same time this morning and I was able to actually watch 20 minutes of Ellen. Is it Christmas? Is it my Birthday?

Here's the problem. I have absolutely no business being this lazy today. I have lost my credit card. I put in the front pocket of my denim jacket Thursday afternoon after I got gas and headed to a doctor's appointment. I realized on Saturday that I lost the jacket. Since I go to so few places and there hasn't been a reason to wear a jacket until a few days ago, I thought it would be easy to retrace my steps. I was reasonably sure that I left it at the doctor's office. Unfortunately, I called them and they don't have it.

There is only one other place it could be. On Friday I took Baby Girl to her artwork class a few miles away at a church. I was certain that I didn't wear my jacket, but I may have. Unfortunately, Misfit Hausfrau is not in the driver's seat--Lazy Hausfrau is. If Misfit Hausfrau were in charge, she would be destroying the house from top to bottom, cleaning out both cars, checking under the deck and behind the barbeque grill for the credit card and jacket. And cursing the whole time. She would also drive the 50 mile round trip to the doctor's office because she wouldn't believe them and would have beat down the doors of the church until some poor sucker opened the door. Instead, Lazy Hausfrau can't seem to get her ass off the couch to do anything more than call the doctor's office and monitor the credit card account from the credit card website. I can't believe I am willing to risk identity theft and the tarnishing of our credit for the sake of lounging.

But here I sit. So, if you see a denim jacket lying around and happen to find a credit card in the front pocket, just email me--I'd sure appreciate it, as would my always fiscally responsible husband, whose head is going to explode when he learns that I still haven't found it.

20 comments:

Jenette said...

It's a lazy kinda day. No need to be productive. It's Monday. It's cold. It's rainy. Heck, all I did at work today was watch the kids play. Didn't get down on the floor with them. Just watched.

Might want to call the credit card company just to alert them to the missing credit card situation... :)

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

I'll send Chris over to find it. You KNOW how he is. I'll just mention it in passing, and sure as shit he'll be on the next plane to Cinci to tear the city apart looking for it.

Why am I blogging on my anniversary? Shouldn't I be gettin' me some??? Riiiight.

Susan said...

I would be more upset about the jacket than the credit card.

But I'm stupid that way.

Please post pictures of the exploding head.

kimmyk said...

Today I woke to continuous rain (3 days in a row) took a shower, didn't bother to do my hair, put my pajama pants on and a sweatshirt and here I sit. Ya really can't get the babies bundled up in the car and go truckin around lookin for the jacket and the card. I would just cancel the card for now...that's when it'll show up. (in your wallet behind a receipt)
Good luck with hubby....if he explodes ask him to do it outside that way you don't have a mess to clean up and the rain will just wash it down the gutter.
Just tryin to help.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

Happy Anniversary SNM! I remember that day so fondly as I fit into smaller dresses then...I also remember the CHEESECAKE! Oh, yeah--the wedding was great too :)

Maybe I will find a photo of the event and post it ...

Mary P. said...

I'm having a lazy WEEK. Kimmyk is right: it's the weather. Just sucks the energy right out of you.

The children are all colouring at the table with me, and I am blogging, because I canNOT face going outside in that cold, gray, drizzle. But it's the tenth day in a row of cold, gray, drizzle, and I am beginning to feel cold and gray and drizzly myself. Bleah... I hate November! And it's not even November yet.

On the bright side, I still have a Hallowe'en costume to sew!!!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

You don't have a scanner, girlfriend, so good luck! When I get some time, I'm writing about the Hatfield/McCoy drama, and the falling cheesecake, AND the crazy male photographer who insisted on "fixing my slip" in the coatroom. And I let him do it. Eeeeew.

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

KimmyK-- GROSS!!! LOL!!

Susan said...

Hausfrau, take a picture of SNMartha's wedding photos with your digital camera (no flash, it will reflect) and post THOSE pictures. True, the quality won't be as stellar, but still--let's see the pictures!

And one of you too, please.

(Happy Anniversary, SNM!)

Misfit Hausfrau said...

What do you mean I don't have a scanner?! Of course I do! After we got reimbursed for it (we thought it got lost in the move) we FOUND IT!

Mary P. said...

SNMartha says I'm supposed to ask you about "Muddins". So I'm asking...

Nothing But Bonfires said...

Okay, if you can find the SCANNER, you can find the credit card!

Misfit Hausfrau said...

Yes, but the credit card is in my BEAUTIFUL DENIM JACKET from Nordstrom.

The movers threw the scanner in a Rubbermaid tub marked "TOYS." Had we not had a second child who was ready to play with some toys, we would still think our scanner got lost in the move!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Susan-- enough wih the great ideas.

Hausfrau-- good luck even finding the photos. It was 7 years ago, sister!

Susan said...

And again I say, screw the credit card, FIND THE JACKET. Because really, that's all that matters.

And scan scan scan! Let's see those pictures!

Misfit Hausfrau said...

I am pleased to report that I found my Jacket AND credit card at 6AM hanging up in my gym.

Had I gone to the gym on Monday the way I was SUPPOSED to or Tuesday to make up for not going on Monday, I would have found it sooner.

Now I wonder where the checkbok is...

Susan--I have to use the scanner on my computer in the basement. I will have to do that during naptime...

Susan said...

I'll be back after nap time.

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

WhatEVER!

DA- did you even TAKE pictures at the wedding? I don't remember you with a camera. Then again, there's a lot I don't remember of the reception. Damn cordial tree.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

Of COURSE I took some--but those were crappy. You gave me a couple of the official ones--or maybe just one. My MIL is here at the moment so I will have to scan later.

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

No scanning necessary. Really.