You-hoo! Oh Yooooo-hoo! Oh Hello! I’m back waving madly at you, just like I said I would be.
I had a much longer break from writing than I originally anticipated but it feels good to be back.
So what have I been up to? Nothing exciting to report really – I know boring. I’ve been reading lots of lovely words from other bloggers that I’ll share in links in another post. Dang, there are some inspirational beautiful writers out there.
I can’t believe how quickly the last 7 weeks have gone by. For the most part of those 7 weeks I think I could quite honestly say each day has been pretty much full to the brim with the can’t be bothered’s. I’m hoping that’s behind me now.
My husband Doug may have caught the virus though. I think it’s best if you hear how the onset presented itself from the man himself. So here you go my lovely friends. Meet Doug…
G’day I’m Doug! Well, it’s not really me. (Really?) I’m not usually this pale… or that clean… and my nose is a deeper shade of pink. I like to rumble around outside in my outdoor wheelchair, known as the paddock bomb, painting things green and screwing extra handles on other handles of things to accommodate my arthritic hands… and then I paint them green too. This is my Sund’y go to meetings wheelchair… the inside one.
I’m also known around these parts as ‘The battery operated garden gnome’. I’m sure Sandra will share how that precious title was bestowed upon me all in good time… because she’s a bitch like that.
I hate having my photo taken because I’m rarely clean and usually covered in green paint so I asked my stunt double Smokey Bear to stand in for me… we might have been Smokey and the Bandit in another life… or maybe that was a dream I had. Whatever, we are cool dudes and can squeal these wheels… that’s all you need to remember. For the sake of this exercise, and so Smokey doesn’t crack the shits and pee off because you’ve seen through his disguise, just pretend it’s really me Doug in the photo’s. Okay?
Sandra wanted a re-enactment in pictures of how the can’t be bothered virus hit me the other morning and Smokey was only to keen to assume the position… he likes the spotlight and attention… unlike me.
So there I was early one morning, about 11am, sitting at the table waiting for my breaky when I decided it was a bit dull for my morning eyes to read the paper. More light was needed. Sandra spied me from the kitchen doing this…
I started edging my way over to the light switch ever so slowly…
The Wheelchair was chugging making a sluggish whirring noise, wheels barely moving…
I was inching along. Think slower than first gear four-wheel drive mode on a 95 degree steep incline with loose stones and tumbling rocks and screaming women and children slow. Not my normal high 5th gear bandit speed. So Sandra came closer for a listen to the strange labouring noise my chariot was making and to see if I was alright…
I was almost to the light switch completely out of breath and breaking out in a sweat when she finally asked,
“What’s up with the wheelchair and what are you doing?”
To which I replied,
“Nothing wrong with the wheelchair, I’m heading to the light switch but I’ve got a real bad attack of the can’t be bothered’s!”
Then she lost it and nearly peed herself laughing while calling me a funny bugga… which was much better than the clip under the ear I normally get from apparently being such a bloody idiot.
I was caught on camera much later in the day also in can’t be bothered mode making good use of one of my other lay awake at night designed inventions… a little table for my wheelchair. Until next time…
Do you have the can’t be bothered’s?
Do you think Smokey Bear has a stunt double career ahead of him?
Carly Findlay says
This made me smile! I just loved the action shot of “Doug” whizzing by in the chair 🙂
Welcome Carly! Hee hee, I’m no photographer but my limited skills seems to have captured the re-inacted moment. He’s a bugga that “Doug”. Thanks for stopping by Xx 🙂
Jenny Jones says
Smokey bear has done a terrific job for sure. He looks very comfortable in that chair-especially with that beer!
Ha, I think he could learn to love the perks of the job! Thanks for stoppin by 🙂 Xx
It’s so very lovely to read your words – a bit like a friend you have been hoping to catch up with and finally sitting down together over a cup of tea. I don’t know about the-can’t-be-bothereds as much as the I’d-rather-be-doing-something-else. Like, I’d rather be reading fab blog posts than working on my business website. 🙂
Robyna you are so sweet, thank you. Xx
Hello Sandra, and Hi Doug (and stand in bandit-bear),
Funny post! Great to find you through the BWP Sunday Share. I looked around and read some of your other stuff too, including your Woog’s World guest post. Hhahaha! I so relate to the rocking-chair-in-the-toilet desperation. I sometimes hide in the laundry, faceplanted in a pile of clean washing. I love the smell of that washing, the shut door, the stolen me-time moment! 🙂
Nice to ‘meet’ you Sandra!
Hi there Rach!
Thanks for stopping by and staying a while! “Face planted in a pile of clean washing…” Ha ha, anywhere that smells good, is kinda quiet and has a door all helps in the big scheme of things hey!
Nice meeting you to Rach. 🙂 Xx
Oh yooooou hoooo, lovey lady, nice to have you back, it’s lovely to have a long break, I had one of those too.
I love the beer holder, that is a must!
Yep, I often have a case of the can’t be bothered’s, they are usually rife on Mondays! x
Hello there Sarah!
I did miss you and noticed from your return post that you have been extremely busy. Monday morning enthusiasm is hard to find isn’t it.
Doug’s always attaching something to something – maybe this could become a series ha!
Kindness to you Xx
Trish MLDB says
Doug is totally my kind of bear…guy.
A series would be most amusing with lots of sage advice I am sure.
Smokey is very cute.
(Ps Thank you for your kind donation)
He never ceases to crack me up at least once every single day! Some of it probably not printable lol!
Your Welcome for the donation. As you say, every little bit helps 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Trish 🙂 Xx
Shauna Round the Corner says
I have a case of the can’t be bothered’s as we speak! No ‘wind in my sails’ for blogging at the moment. Busy with family and work life and no time/motivation to write about it 🙁
Pleased to see you back though! Your hubby is a good sport by the sound of things. Lovely to read about you two sharing a laugh and taking inspiration from it to write this post together. Good stuff!
Sandra Kelly says
Oh Shauna I hope you get your writing mojo back soon. I love reading your posts.
Doug is a good sport with a quick wicked sense of humour. He’s my idol! 😉
Thank you for stopping by Shauna Xx 🙂
Jodi Gibson (JF Gibson Writer) says
Welcome back! And hi Doug and bandit-bear *waves*. 🙂
Thank you Jodi! Waving right back at ya! Thanks for stopping by Xx 🙂
Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me says
Oh my friend welcome back – and what a ripper post to blast back in to blogger land! Have I told you recently how much I admire your strength? Hugs xxx
Thanks so much Em! I appreciate your encouraging words. You’ve heard that saying ‘Behind every good man there is a good woman” – well in this case it’s the other way around. Doug’s determination to live life with meaning builds my strength.
Thanks for stopping by Em. Xx 🙂
Amy @ HandbagMafia says
Oh “Doug” gave me a good chuckle. My two year old was fascinated by him, as well!
It makes Doug’s day if he can make someone laugh… even at his own expense! It made Doug smile to think your little one enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Xx
Bele @ BlahBlah says
I can’t believe I haven’t been here before. How fun. I’m loving the slippers and the beer holder. How good is a break – I just had one too and feel much better for it x
Notice the beer holder has GREEN non-slip mat on it as opposed to green paint ha ha! The break was good. I needed to stop over-thinking everything for a while and taking a breath helped. Had the attack of the can’t be bothered’s as I stated but when I look back it was a place I needed to be.
Thanks for stopping by Bele 🙂 Xx
Sonia Life Love Hiccups says
well hello Doug you cheeky bugger – lovely to meet you and SO good to see you pop up in my feed Sandra. I missed reading your gorgeous words xx
Doug says Gidday! And I say thank you for that lovely comment gorgeous girl. Thanks for stopping by Son 🙂 Xx
Sonia from Sonia Styling says
Oh this gave me a rather good giggle – exactly what I needed on this Monday afternoon. Brilliant re-enactment, Smokey!
Doug, Smokey and I had lots of giggles during the re-inactment hee hee! Smokey is a natural 😉 Thanks for stopping by Sonia Xx
Kelly Exeter says
Dear Doug – I do hate those cases of the ‘can’t be bothered’, and know them well!! But hopefully this post has shot you out of that state!
Dear Kelly – I haven’t found fifth gear yet but I’m working on it. Thank you 🙂