Wednesday

Mopping the Floor- BLOGGER STYLE

Wordless Wednesday (with a small explanation)

I have issues.  Serious.  Issues.   I need a support group.  

Therapy is probably an option.

I need help.

This is how I mop my floor -Blogger Style:


I start the water for my nightly tub soak.  It's a ritual.  It makes me happy.


Before I dive in, I check my blog.  You know, people might need me.  


I forget about said water flowing into tub because I am engrossed with a NEW COMMENT.


I do not hear the water overflowing on the tile floor.  Gallons and gallons.  And, did I mention gallons?


My hubby makes the discovery and screams. "AWWWWWW!!   THERE'S A FLOOD!"  


That's when it occurs to me that he's probably talking about my bath.  On the floor.  Literally.


He turns off the water.  I'm expecting a lecture.  An argument.  A little uh, laughter, maybe?  (Depending on his mood).  


No.  He grabs HIS CAMERA.

 

And I grab the towels.  He doesn't help me.


At all.


I'm using every towel we own to soak up the 3" of water on the floor.



Without any help.  Oh, I have an attentive audience.


And, it seems it's quite entertaining for some in my home.


The floor sparkled when I was done.  What, with all the blogging, I was a little behind on the household duties. 

And, that's what works for me, mopping, Blogger-Style.  

Come back and see how I wash the family clothes!!


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70 comments:

Michelle Hix said...

Love it! Those are cute pictures. I sometimes do the same but with my breakfast in the morning...sittin here at my desk wondering what smells so good and I realize it's the frying pan!

Lisa J said...

Hey, don't take a bath, don't leave the house, don't do anything but sit at the computer and those things won't happen!!!! Oh wait, you have a life don't you? silly me!

Jane said...

lmao... That's hilarious!

Hope you enjoyed your bath after all the hard work. ~Was there a towel left for you?

Janel said...

Oh my. That is just priceless. Something I would definitely do. Your bathroom looks fabulous, by the way!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness! Hilarious story!

Marni Tiani Self said...

That is hilarious!!! I loved it!

Elaine A. said...

Whoopsie!!

Aren't you so glad it's all documented for you? HA!

Diana said...

Too funny! I guess that's one way to make sure you don't miss any spots!!

Amy said...

Blogging can be very hazardous! I've learned that lesson the hard way too!

Great WW!

~ Amy @ Memoirs of a Mommy

Michelle said...

what a husband!!! I guess the floor is sparkling now..lol happy ww. mine is here

Amanda said...

That is too funny, but I have laundry on my bathroom floor. I guess the piles could absorb the spilling water like a sponge or your towels. They could perform in a mop-like way by being swished around and about. And all the flooding could help me get a jump start on the wash. Perhaps it is a win-win situation after all!

Dominique @ Who Has Time To Scrapbook?!? said...

Oh. my. goodness. That is too funny. What a great story for the memory books! Happy WW!

Mrs Hannigan- Homeschooling 6 daughters said...

I'm thinking your husband is pretty hot for not nagging you about the whole blogging thing. Al

Anonymous said...

And you were worried about him...I'ed say he's got your number!

LOL!

How many times I've done this with the sinks; washer machine you know it's on the rinse cycle and you realize you forgot to put the laundry in, but never the "luxury tub" oh I know why, because I don't have one~ brat!

Nice tub~ Dawn :0)

kcbryans04 said...

Quite the multitasker and comedienne :)! The pictures are great, buy how did you handle being on the other side of the camera for once :)?

Family O'Foxes said...

fyi- your link doesn't work on WFMW...I had to find you another way. :)
~Amy

Valarie said...

Good job!!! I normally let stuff burn in the oven. :)

marky said...

Too Funny! I never thought to show my blogger cooking from Monday night. Let's just say those potatoes were not fit for human consumption!

TheVasquez3 said...

FANTASTIC!! really that is sooo funny!! i love it!

Heather said...

Too funny! I can totally see myself doing the same thing!

Beatriz' suitcase contents said...

I burnt my stove top coffee maker beyond recognition, but I WAS BUSY, with very important matters, so I understand, and I laugh with you.

CP said...

This might be the funniest WW I've seen EVER!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Hey, it's all good because in the end, you got more out of it than you bargained for. Well I mean aside from a ton of wet towels, you now have a sparkling clean bathroom floor.

Of course, my hubby would do the same thing...stand there and snap away whilst I slogged around in the water. Oh and he'd be laughing himself silly. I think. Not that I'm going to find out anytime soon. Nope, I learned that I am physically incapable of blogging and cooking. Burnt orange peel and vanilla beans do NOT come out of Le Creuset cookware. Ever.

Great post!

MomOf3 said...

I hope you were able to enjoy your bath after all that! Great post! Happy WW!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

That's just freakin funny!! Can you see the humor in it? But that's a LOT of words for WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!!!

Hallie :)

Shannon said...

lol , i've come come close to doing that too . luv the pic of the kids in the flowers , so cute !

Suzie said...

I learned in college to bring my clothes in the tub and dance on them while I take a shower. It got them sort of clean I guess

Dana said...

Is there another way to mop a floor???

onemoreequalsfour said...

Hmmmmmmm! I may need to try this method in my kitchen sink! I could get the dishes washed AND my floor mopped! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Happy Mommy said...

Oh what an innovative idea! I experienced almost the same thing about 2 months ago, it was the day after we got new carpet and the toilet overflowed for hours. We had to pull up the carpet in our dressing room and in our closet, the tile was ruined and it was raining in our crawl space... I'm glad your husband found the tub over flowing!

mama k said...

haha. That's too funny.

Happy WW!

Niki said...

You are too funny!

:)

Crystal said...

Can I say that I love your bathroom? It is huge! And so clean!! Thanks for sharing the secret...wonder if it would work on the kitchen floor too with dish washing. Only prob is I am horrible at laundry so I can't spare all my towels or we'd be towel-less for weeks!

Jenileigh said...

This is so funny!! I do this all the time! So much that my husband has nicknamed me "Squaw Running Water" how hilarious is that! I loved the pictures, bless your heart! LOL ;)

Heather J. said...

Mopping and bathing...it's totally a twofer.
Look at you girlfriend,your gorgeous!

cre8tivkj said...

Hey, whatever it takes to get great content for your blog, eh? LOL! I really enjoyed this one!

nottryingforaboy said...

That's hilarious!

Two semi off-topic comments.

1) I still hate you for your tub.

2) I ADORE the new picture on the bottom of your blog.

Christine @ Serenity How? said...

Great post as always! :)

Love the picture of your kids. Gorgeous!

Shelley said...

OK I need to try that - both the bath AND mopping the floors. Great pictures!

ttelroc said...

I heart doing dishes. I have never said that before - but I thought it would be fun. (that's my WFMW post)

I have honestly never cleaned my bathroom floor the way you have. Living on the 5th floor of a condo community, I'm not going to try it anytime soon LOL But I'm so happy your floor got clean and your husband enjoyed taking pictures of you LOL

Have A Great Day!
Kristin

AmandaEck said...

I am so jealous-- so have 40 comments!! WOW you are famous in the blogging world my friend. And I love it that Terrell captured that on camera- kinda like the poparattzi getting candid shots of celebs. :-)

THopgood said...

LMAO! And you were probably smiling from ear to ear not because of the sillyness of the situation but because you were thinking to yourself "YES! This is PRIME blog post material!"

I almost burned my house down bloggy style. I have since that time banned myself from the computer when dinner is on the stove or cookies in the oven...It just never ends well.

mommypie said...

LOL - that's hilarious! I did the same thing about a year ago ... it was literally a waterfall pouring down through the heating vent. Thankfully, we only have one level. But you're right - the floor SPARKLED!

Sara said...

I TOTALLY DID THIS!!! And it created a huge problem since it was in the middle of winter, and it was freezing cold outside, and it soaked through the air vent and then FROZE down under the house. Wow what fun.

Cassie said...

I am laughing out loud!!That is hilarious...The funniest part being your husband taking pictures of you and your "flood"...This could easily be me too...I check my blog probably one too many times a day sometimes...I love your "Mopping, Blogger style"..Hey, you have a clean floor now!! :)

Sarah said...

it has been said already - but that is hilarious and totally great. I love it.

stitchin' girl said...

You have such a great way with words!! Such a funny story - I can totally relate, but I am usually burning the dinner while I am reading and writing blogs :o)

Domestic Accident said...

Holy cow, Kristen. Look at all your comments! I can say I knew you when...

The Happy Housewife said...

You are fortunate, out toilet overflowed upstairs and came pouring out the downstairs ceiling. Of course the first thing I did was grab my camera... my husband asked what I was doing and I said, well of course I have to get pictures for the blog!

Jill @ Live, Laugh, Blog said...

That's actually a pretty good way of doing it. Maybe I should try it myself tonight. I cannot remember the last time I had a hot soak in the tub.

Jennifer in OR said...

I'm impressed you get a bath every night!

val said...

ROTFL!

twinklemom said...

LOL...NICE!

I love the expression the second from last pic. It's like you're saying..."I'll deal with you after I get off the computer." LOL

VE said...

Classic! I've mopped that way before. Better tub than toilet I always say...

lori said...

ALLRIGHT....I HAVE GOT TO START COMING HERE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING!!! I ABSOLUTELY HATE BEING THE 55th COMMENT....
you'll bathe and never get this far!!!

YOU provided the LAUGH I needed tonight...I may have to add it to my thankful Thursday routine...REALLY....the scary thing is....you look strangely like me....and I HAVE DONE IT THAT WAY...no overflow needed!!!!

SCARY THING...mine would ahve done the same thing!!!!

I'm telling you....FIRST THING in the MORNING....I'm determined to be at least in the top 25....sound like Idol now don't I?????

in my BEST BRITISH accent....
that was quite possssibly the FUNNIEST thing I've seen all week....you know, maybe not your BEST work....but it WILL get you through to the next round...

have a great night..
keep us laughing....:)
hugs,
lori

Morning Rose said...

Hilarious! That's how I get my floors clean too (by accident). :)

The Apron Queen said...

Since everyone else commented on your mopping. I'm choosing to comment on these adorable kiddos at the bottom of the page. Love the TX bluebonnet pics. Don't seem to be any in my area at the moment. Guess I'll have to wait on my sunflowers.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Tiff said...

I wish I could try that but my luxurious tub is sitting in a box in the garage. *sigh* someday I will be able to mop the bathroom floor bloggy style. If only I had a bathroom floor to mop. LOL!

Mycrazylife said...

Maybe I should try that. I might finally get my floor mopped!

Kristen M. said...

Great tip. At least your husband has a good sense of humor.

Jen @ One Moms World said...

OMG What a hoot! I could see myself totally doing the same thing. Hey we moms have to clean house the best way we can right? hehe. Thanks for the laugh.

Faerie Mom said...

What a great idea! I think I will try it out... I wonder if I can plug the overflow somehow? I need to mop the floor anyway! LOL

Michelle in Mx said...

Hill-AIR-E-US!

I do a lot of my work like this too!
Happy WW!

Stephanie said...

Funny how blogging sucks you in so that you lose all track of time. Nice work!

Sheila said...

I have a bath every night, too. It's a great way to ruin library books!

Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

Storm said...

Love it!!!

Beautiful photo of the kids at the bottom of the page.

Mommy Lion said...

This is my first visit and for sure the first of many! I can so see myself doing the same thing. In fact, okay, nope I'm good! ;o)
Thanks for the laugh.

Veggiemomof2 said...

Who hasn't mopped like that before? I use to mop the bathroom every night after my little ones got out of the tub.

Della said...

Keep up the good work.

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