I would love for Extreme Makeover Home Edition to choose my house to demo & rebuild....oh, wait....can't do that because, 1) it's my dad's house, not mine, so he'd kill me, and 2) you really shouldn't do that to a century home, right? Okay, so how about a maid and a handyman arrive at 7 a.m., I leave the house, when I come back at 10 p.m. the entire house is clean & neat with no holes in the walls and no messed up flooring in the bathroom and the walls/ceilings are all painted (after the 46-year old wallpaper has been properly removed) and I'm both thrilled and in shock?
Seriously, I would love perfect weather (75 degrees F, partly cloudy, wind SW at 5 mph, chance of precipitation 20%), a half hour walk alone in the Metroparks, then an hour to read a book (Amish fiction....it's Mother's Day, so I don't have to read school books or anything heavy!) while overlooking the Rocky River, followed by dinner out anywhere but fast food or pizza with my kids, followed by a dvd (kids' movie of my choice) at home, during which we eat no-sugar-added ice cream with sugar-free hot fudge sauce. Maybe I'll even splurge on bananas and whipped cream.
And there's more.....Next, the kids all go to bed promptly at 9:30 p.m. and immediately fall asleep, I spend 30 minutes playing around on the computer (again, nothing heavy like researching websites suggested by SCM members....sorry, but again, it's Mother's Day!), then I snuggle up in my bed to finish a chapter of that Amish fiction I was reading.
*Sigh* Almost perfect!