Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Celebrity Lifestyle

Today I had a celebrity day planned. You know the one, where I drop in a photo of a new project and it shows up acres of gleaming clean and tidy and utterly co-ordinated home. Where my blog post mentions the bride to be that was coming around for coffee and some help with her stationery planning, and then a brief interlude from all my paper crafting and inspiration to have lunch with a friend who I badly need to catch up with. And then back to my craft room, freshly inspired to create, no doubt something with a friendship theme. All well and good. And a grand plan that actually, could well have been mostly accomplished. That bit about acres of gleaming household - hmmmm.
Ah well, in praise of modern women, flexibilty and the foolishness of offering to help, these plans are put off. Instead - I'm off on a slightly less glamourous trip around the M25 to collect an essential piece of equipment for Mr Dunnit's workshop.
This is not a complaint you understand, more of a 'how do they do it' poser - I mean, these celebrity scrappers and card makers have lives and children too (and mostly they have waaaaaaaaaaaay more children than I). So what am I doing wrong? Answers in less than a lifetime of essay writing please. And if you see me in my little green rocket on the M3 or M25 today - give me a wave - it'll make me feel like a celebrity!!

16 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, I absolutely howled laughing at your post! I have no idea how they do it, other than employ someone to do all the domestic stuff and look after the children. Staff, that's what you're missing, lol! Hugs, Sxx

Wipso said...

I would give you a wave but I am sewing, cleaning the house, cooking a 4 course meal for 10, baking a cake and doing fittings on 4 wedding dresses today......oh no thats not today that was the nightmare I had last night :-)
Have a fun day Julia. Thanks for the giggle.
A x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

They either don't sleep or have an assistant. How else can they do it? I sure can't and I stay up till all hours of the night. Sorry, not even close to the M25, since there are no M's in our highway system. But I'll wave if it makes you feel important!

Scrapcat 1 said...

you are a celebrity to me Julia so here is a *wave* just for you. :)
laughed at your post and you need a team of assistants to maintain your celeb life style

Fiona Whitehead said...

They have staff Julia! pop along to my OWOH giveaway x

MaggieC said...

I am sure we chose the wrong careers too. All the "younger generation" seem to have huge houses, posh cars, expensive holidays, assistants to do everything for them. We just have a normal semi, modest car, caravan mainly in this country, and do things for ourselves. However, I do have a wonderful husband who does so much for me, and two grown up independent children. So really, I have all I could really want.... except time. I do love your posts, Julia. This one was a real tonic on a damp Monday morning.

voodoo vixen said...

I promise to wave at any cars that resemble a bullet and are coloured green... we both know they won't be you but it might spread a bit of love and make someone else think they are a celebrity!! I have no idea how I did all the things I used to do when I worked full time! Everything got done and I always made time for a coffee with a girlfriend and my son always had clean clothes for school and help with his homework.... but I have no idea how I did it, cos now I have those 50 hours all to myself I don't get half the stuff done I should even when I am in countries where I have domestic help!! LOL

Claireliz said...

I'd love to know how people manage to have a gleaming home, kids & a hobby that involves getting bits of paper paint & ink everywhere, God knows I can never manage it, even when I'm off work lol
C
xx

Pam said...

If you find the answer let me know, then I might not have to clean 4 bathroom again next weekend!!! Hugs Pam x

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm so far away from that lifestyle lol. If you figure it out leave some small stones in your wake, breadcrumbs will only be eaten way before I can get there :D. A martini would really hit the spot though.

misteejay said...

I'll never know how they do it either but just to let you know I think you are a celeb anyway...hugs

Toni :o)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

you are so funny, Julia, and a celebrity in our eyes!

Sarpreet said...

you are funny. I think these celebrities have permanent child minders! beautiful embossed card

okienurse said...

WOW! Another week has passed and I now see what people mean about it streaking past. I did get all posts looked at last week but it was almost Saturday before I was done. Love your desk Julia. Very Valentinish as you say. Pretty!

pat said...

Bees Wax smells better that furniture polish!
Enjoy your blog. Inspiring! Enjoy the WOYWW! Thank you!

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