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Lazy dogs, Tom Cruise, All Blacks and me…

Check out my dog, would you? He’s having a lazy Sunday morning doing what he loves best; being as close as he can to the bosom of the family, and sleeping. It’s like the dog equivalent to having a large coffee and a read of the Sunday papers which is what I’ve been doing for the past hour or so. I must confess I’m feeling a little lazy myself this morning but when you hear what I did yesterday, you’ll understand why.

Yesterday I was like Tom Cruise in a Top-Gun-kind of way, not a couch-jumping-super-controlling-kind of way. “I feel the need!” my inner housekeeper sang. “The need for CLEAN.” With a side dish of decluttering. LOTS of decluttering.

When I am in one of those moods, I am like a woman possessed. Main child to benefit from my spring clean buzz was Son #3. We went through his drawers and wardrobe like a knife through butter, throwing out things that were ripped, too small or not worn. Clean sheets were put on his bed. Toys were organised into plastic containers and put away. And finally, a window was opened to air out the room. SO MUCH BETTER.

I then turned my energies to attacking the laundry floor, completely hidden by a proverbial MOUNTAIN of dirty clothes. My God, it never ceases to amaze me how much washing a family of five can generate. And you will not be surprised by the fact that my pile of clothes is the SMALLEST. I know, right?! Whoever said girls were clothes horses ain’t got nothing on my boys. Four loads were washed, hung out, taken in and folded then put away. Dinner was made and eaten, then cleaned up. My day ended with my backside on the couch, in front of the TV.

It was rugby night. The All Blacks playing the Wallabies. There was much yelling and cheering (on my part) and more yelling about the standard of commentary (also on my part). When the Wallabies can string 16 wins in a row then you can start boasting about DEPTH, okay fellas? You know who you are. Sheesh.

Final score was a disappointing 18-all draw. The AB’s played well below their best and for a good portion of the game were on the wrong side of the scoreline. Despite their efforts they were held at bay by a spirited Wallaby team who, it must be said, really took it to them. Both sides had loads of handling errors due to either the humid Brisbane night or the huge amounts of sweat dripping off the players.

Referee Joubert was right there – how did he not see it??  Credit: Getty Images

And yet again Richie McCaw was the victim of another cheap shot from an opposing player, this time Scott Higginbotham, who first kneed our captain in the head then seconds later head butted him for good measure. He has been cited (and rightly so!) and will appear in front of a judiciary next week. If I was him though, I’d be more worried about the next time he plays the AB’s. Those boys have long memories. Just ask Quade Cooper.

This Sunday I’m having a quiet one. I have two new episodes of Sons of Anarchy & The Good Wife to watch, plus there’s another weekend paper to read. What are YOU doing today?

5 responses to “Lazy dogs, Tom Cruise, All Blacks and me…”

  1. Ness Avatar

    Same phenomenon here, I'm the only female in a family of five, yet I have the least amount of clothes among our mountains washing. Weird.

    Enjoy the rest of your lazy Sunday, sounds like you deserve it!

  2. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    If the boys had to do their own washing, they might think twice before changing shirts/shorts/whatever three times a day! Maybe I need to try that idea out…

  3. Groovy Grandma Avatar
    Groovy Grandma

    I am exhausted after staying awake until 3 am to watch the game – and yes we didn't play at the top of our game – but no the Wallabies did not win – and certainly MR Higginbotham deserves a big fine and a two match stand down.
    As for the washing – I know what you mean – I have seen how it all mounts up love

  4. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    Gosh GG, did they delay the game where you were watching?? It was a very close thing in the end, I was on my feet for the last three minutes!! Yelling not so quietly, lol.

    Managed to get a few more loads done today, so we're all set for the Monday morning rush xxx

  5. Groovy Grandma Avatar
    Groovy Grandma

    Yes – didn't start until 12.30 am on Free-to-air. Its Labour Day Weekend so today is a holiday.

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Former wild-child of the 80’s, classic rock fan and loyal friend to a particularly awesome group of people. Forever planning to write more. Fervently wishes she lived at the beach. Loves the mighty All Blacks. Rather partial to a cheeky glass of red.

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