The Blob and Other Stuff

“Indescribable …
Indestructible!
Nothing can stop it!
THE BLOB!”

You may be under the mistaken impression that The Blob is a 1958 horror and science fiction flick about an alien lifeform that consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

But it’s not.

It’s a satirical piece about my dirty laundry pile.

Same idea, though, really.

“Don’t go in, Jim! This won’t do any good! It’s the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Come on, we’ve got to clear this area!”
Lieutenant Dave, The Blob

Yes, I’m well aware that I’m supposed to be posting something poignant about the imminent New Year, reflective about the past year, or, at the very least, a list of Top Posts from 2011. All of those ideas sound fun. And as soon a I dig myself out from under the laundry, I’ll get right on that.

“I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw.”
Lieutenant Dave, The Blob

Fortunately, I’m lightyears closer to working my way through The Blob than I might otherwise be because my children have only rarely changed their clothes since school let out two weeks ago.

In fact, I’m almost positive that Christmas Eve church services are scheduled one week into winter break so that mamas feel obligated BY GOD to change their children into clean digs. God knows, I needed the reminder.

All that repetitive pajama-wearing, though? It REALLY cuts down on laundry. I might even get through the backlog sometime this weekend!

And if that isn’t a hopeful and optimistic start to the New Year, well, I don’t know what is.

Cheers!
Beth

………

In other news… did you hear?

I’m sending out an enormous and more-than-a-little-bit-overwhelmed THANK YOU to Stephanie Precourt for my inclusion as one of SheKnows Five Funniest Mom Blogs. WOW!

I understand that Stephanie polled folks both online and off as part of the selection process, so THANK *YOU*, too, for believing in me. What an amazing gift you all are! I’m genuinely touched that you’re willing to hang out with me and invite your friends along for the ride.

P.S. In addition to writing for SheKnows, Stephanie blogs beautifully at Adventures in Babywearing. I know this because I stalked her to find her contact information. And then I told her she’s SO pretty. (She is – go look.) And then I told her I’m pretty sure I love her. And then she didn’t take out a restraining order and she wrote me a lovely message back. Not even kidding; nicest stalkee ever.

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ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
4 comments
  1. Congrats! I am going to get around to writing a New Years post as well. In the New Year, perhaps. It’s my resolution. Right now, my son is asking me to smell the kitten because she “smells sick”.

  2. In our house, we call the laundry pile Mount Washmore. Good luck getting caught up!

  3. My parents now live in the town where The Blob was filmed–Downingtown PA. Every summer, there is a special showing of The Blob in the very theater that the movie features! Way whack.

    I just got back from their place for our 1 week Christmas holiday trip. Despite packing lots of clothing for everyone (all 7 of us), I _still_ managed to do over 8 loads of laundry at their place!?! I thought I had left my personal laundry blob behind, but No, I was Wrong!

    Happy New Year!!!

  4. I have chills all over and am smiling so big!

    Steph

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