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Old October 18th, 2005, 12:27 AM
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One afternoon a man came home from work to find total mayhem in his
house. His three children were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in
the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles
of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He found her lounging in the bedroom, still curled in the bed in her
pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"

She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come
home from work and ask me what in the world did I do all day?"

"Yes" was his incredulous reply. She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."
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Old October 18th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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This is my life since I got laid off! Funny how just because I'm home now they think there's a maid living here!! My friends all tell me they go to work "to rest"!! Thanks for the laugh! Even DH got a big chuckle from this one.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 07:00 PM
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Five days a week I am on the go from 5 a.m. 'til about nine p.m. That's why I always say my favorite thing to do is nothing. Maybe I'll get that chance when I retire Nov. 18. Probably won't like it, but I'll get a back up plan after the holidays. For seven years I have driven seniors to daycare, hospitals, doctor's offices, grocery shopping, restaurant outings and when the roads are a sheet of ice or a foot of snow I just know we have had a guardian angel riding on each fender. I have loved all of it and I know I will miss it.
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What a great job!! I would love to find something like that in my city! The Retirement homes have their own shuttle service.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 09:45 PM
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You are right CAcruiser; I could write a book on my adventures. Very, very fulfilling a lot of heartbreak and joy and lots and lots of humor. Each person has taught me something and if I have learned one thing it is that with a resolute spirit and strong will most things are possible. My oldest client was 104 and he still had all his faculties.
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That was enjoyable. I think if I tried that , my DH wouldn't even notice.
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I've always said being a stay at home parent is one of the hardest jobs you can do. I tried for three years, but had to go back to work so that I could rest.
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