Friday, 17 May 2013

A Fraction Of What I Deserve ....


Have to say the Mother's Day haul was a mighty one
a new wok, some perfume and this lovely tea cup for my collection,
lots of fun was had ordering my slave, Phantom Steve around
not to mention Ice Cream for dinner
in my own tub
that no one else was allowed to touch, or taste, stick their finger in, or sneeze into
and none of this sharing or tasting each other's flavour business
we each sat with our own tub... which was totally glorious
so all round the day was a raging success
and you know what
I totally deserved it


One day a year of being spoiled is hardly too much to ask for putting up with the madness
in fact I think there should be one day a quarter, at least
which may seem extreme, but before you judge me
here is a snippet of a conversation to back up this statement

5.34 am this morning
I am sitting reading the paper and I asked Phantom what she thought of human cloning
and can I clarify that this is not common breakfast discussion
I was reading about it in the paper

all for it she says
really??? I ask
absolutely... the world would be a better place with a lot more of me in it...
Sinus and I looked at each other and just shook our heads
and she countered with a 
tell me you didn't see that one coming... disappointed you guys have no come back
no my dear child I didn't see that coming because it is 5.30 in the freakin morning
zingers will not be replied to before 7am at the earliest


Sadly this sort of conversation is all to common in our house
and though there was a moment of shining highlight this week
when Phantom actually washed a tea cup... big news trust me

 I also had the dubious pleasure of proof reading
a 10 000 words chemistry assignment ... twice

checking her editing of articles for the cultural magazine 
at 9 pm on a Saturday night

endure a discussion on carbon pricing... at 6.28am

endless questions looking for feedback on her feminist transformation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which is one of my favourite books I have to say but there are limits to how much I want to hear about what theorists she should be using to defend her transformation
sort of takes the shine off a favourite after a while

and watching her hold a discussion with a bit of scone dough
because it looked like a little bald man's head
and when I questioned her sanity for talking to scone dough
she rolled her eyes and picked on the fact that I have moved
Trevor the Pocket Buddha into the car to help me get good parking spots
scoff all you like I have been getting some cracking parking spaces
so Trevor is staying where he is


Looking back on the week I have to say that though it is never boring
I totally deserve all the mother's day loot that I got
in fact I am starting to think it was a bit light on actually...xx

Linking up with Paint Party Friday....

and my last post link is here ...

57 comments:

Cynthia Garner said...

I have but one word.... HAHAHAHAHA....that was too funny, and yes you deserve everything you got....LOL

Blessings,
Cynthia♥

Alicia C said...

Re human cloning... y all were completely asking for that one :) am glad you had a lovely mothers day _ a wok and tea are always nice _ not to mention ice cream!!!!

A Creative Harbor said...

Fun post and love the tea cup illustrations ~ they are divine! ~ Glad you had a great Mother's Day ^_^

Netty said...

Loving your fab and funny stories Trace. The painting is so beautiful.
Happy PPF. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Rita said...

I would love to spend a day at your house!! :) :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Always so amusing to see what you will say and your new cup is quite wonderful. Ice cream in the tub, now that sounds divine. xox

Laurie said...

you always make my day, beautiful gifts too!

JoyCorcoran said...

Hey, I got a tub of ice cream too! My husband prefers a nightly beer to a nightly ice cream, so it's all mine. Lovely cup and tea painting. Sounds like your phantom is quite the scholar. And here is my parking lot prayer "Hail Asphalta, full of grace; Help me find a parking place." Works remarkably well, if Buddha is ever too busy.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

I love this little painting. I love everything about it. They gave you nice gifts and you made them go even farther by painting them. Not bad. Thanks for the chuckles as usual. :)

Elisa said...

this painting is just so exquisite. beautiful colors. And yep you deserve to be spoiled. ;)

peggy gatto said...

you have a wonderful fresh style, I always enjoy seeing your art!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tea cup, and glad you had a good Mother's Day! Valerie

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Just wonderful

Paper rainbow said...

Tea and cloning, a great way to start the day! lovely illustrations as always! :)

Lime Tree said...

You SO deserved that whole yummy day! A day monthly would be best :D

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wow Tracey ! Your day started early ! but was definitely worth it:) The tea cup and saucer look beautiful and I love the colour co ordinated tea bags. Hope you have a relaxing weekend and a HPPF Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog

Michelle Webb said...

I love your way with words. :) Your tea cups are so wonderful too. Thank you for hopping over to my blog. Michelle x

clare said...

stunning work and fabulous colour palette. x

denthe said...

That is a lovely teacup! Would love to see your collection .....

Giggles said...

Another beauty!! Yes I would agree.... Mothers day should always be epic!! You are the funniest mom if nothing else....a joyful soul!! Lucky girl that Phantom!! Lucky you too!!

And if you're reading Sinus....you are also blessed with this woman who can crack you up any time of the day or night!!

Put Buddha back in the house you have enough good karma to have ever lasting good parking spots like I do!!

Or maybe not.....we haven't heard about your driving yet!!

Hugs Giggles

stefanie stark said...

I fell in love with your tea cup. It is so beautiful! And I like your daughter's comments too. Her ideas are incredible somehow but they make me see the world from a very different place :)

Jaz Higgins said...

Such a pretty one! :) I used to manage a Crabtree and Evelyn store and their packaging is so pretty! Ah...Summer Hill.

Linda said...

yes, you SO deserved your wonderful Mother's Day treats!! Your colorful illustrations are always so beautiful. Happy PPF!

Sandra Busby said...

I think you need a public health warning on your blog for those with weak bladders, lol! Phoebes is hysterical! She really makes me laugh! LOVE the tea-cup! And yes you absolutely DO deserve it! After all, I don't remember ever having to dodge poisonous spiders whilst doing the housework, nor hang the washing out in the garden with a Croc hanging from my ankle! Nor do I remember ever having a Koala climbing up my leg as I'm trying to wash the dishes... How you Sheila's cope, I just don't know! Must be all of that relentless sunshine ;0)

storybeader said...

what a great tea cup! Glad you got it and we could see it! So, what's your favorite ice cream flavor? {:-Deb

Jessica Sporn said...

beautiful teacup and fun post -- kids say the darndest things! Happy PPF! (PS - would love to see a pic of your teacup collection -- I have one from my grandmother.)

Colleayn said...

This is so funny! You do deserve all the Mother's Day's you want. I wonder what else Trevor can help with? I need a Trevor.

Snap said...

Loved this post ... giggled all the way. You DO deserve a special day of your own .. we all do! And, about Trevor ... do you know I own each and every one of those little Buddhas ... I always carry one around with me ... mainly because they are cute!

Helen Campbell said...

Your tea cup looks marvelous! Does the tea taste better from it? :)
You are right, we mothers do deserve a few extra days a year. Thanks for the morning laugh!

Faye said...

Your teacup art is beautiful, Tracey. I'll say you have a very bright daughter who is up to repartee so early in the morning. Loved the post. At 5:30 a.m. I am into my best sleep. I'm so glad those early risings are over.

Aga Gasiniak said...

Lovely tea cup.It was a pleasure to read about your morning activities. Thank you for sharing.

Gloria in CA said...

Your post was great, it made me smile and love your new teacup. How fun collecting teacups. Your blog always makes me smile. Have a wonderful weekend.

Christine said...

love your painting, and you have great discussions with your daughter!

Tammie Lee said...

you make me wish that i had kids in the house still!

such a lovely tea cup, so happy for all your loot ;-), you have earned it!

Nic McLean said...

what a gorgeous cup! And your painting is beautiful as always. I love the conversations you have in your house - Sounds like you'd have to get up really early to get the better of Phantom (or maybe not given that this conversation took place at 5.30am as it was!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Tracey,
your post is wonderful as your tea cup is. Amazing painting as every PPF - Hugs and a happy Weekend
Erika

Karen Smithey said...

Phantom sounds as though she and my 13-yr-old Jenny would hit it off--the other day, what I said (somewhat randomly) "I love you, Jenny!", she smiled, gave me a sideways look, and said, "I know. Everyone does." and then walked away...

I like the story about the cracking good parking spaces--but what was Phantom trying to get out of the conversation with the dough?

Melissa Kojima said...

Wow! Wonderful.

Zue said...

Hi Tracey!
You did really well for Mothers' Day gifts.
I love your beautiful painting of your teacup.
Have a great weekend!
Xx
Sue

TwinkleToes2day said...

I store up your comic posts for the days when my own life is particularly BlEuRgH! So that I can have a good old chuckle and know that I am not the only non-crack pot in the universe. I mean, taking photo's of boxes of tea is normal isn't it!? :0) Mo

Lynn Cohen said...

I love your blog I love your humor I love your crazy family...I did envision you all sitting in adjoining bathtubs (what we call tubs here in sunny California) until I realized you just meant the ice cream container itself!

Yes, you were well gifted. And you already are with such a delightful crew even if they do keep you on your toes at all ungodly hours of day and night! But then, that is in your job discription as MOTHER, right?

I also adore your art! And the transforming tea cup from pencil to light to dark is fun to see and enjoy! Like the last one too! ;-)
Happy belated Mother's day. Mine was super special too!

Patsy Paterno said...

You must have a wonderful teacup collection! Wonderful that you had a grand day! Yes one day a year is definitely in order! Patsy

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love, love, love the colors in your tea cup and tea bag cover. Blessings!

Maria said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day! :D wonderful tea cup! I love pink and yellow. :)

Anne Manda said...

Fun post and that painting is awesome, great color combination! <3

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Hahaha. I think you deserve something amazing for proof reading a chem paper! Lovely painting this week x

Lorraine said...

have you got a teenager too then..all I get out of my son is ugh and trails of pot noodles and baked bean tins left everywhere life is never dull with 3 sons!! Love the teacup and ice cream bit I can relate to...we celebrate mums day in march in the UK and I remember my 8yr old making a big fuss of me;) Happy ppf and love your drawings and your posts always make me laugh

Zafaran said...

Love your teacups! Beautiful! (Commented on google plus too!)
:-)

aimee said...

that you were able to hold a conversation at 5:30 in the morning -- let alone about cloning -- i bow to you!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Tea cups and laughter how can one go wrong with that. Great post lots of giggles.
Nicole/Beadwright

soulbrush said...

Your house sounds like the place most of us want to be-and I love the saucers- how do you do saucers so well? Sigh. Happy PPF.

Wilme said...

Oh my lol I totally agree - 4 mothers days a year is totally in order! Love your work :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

If the school exchange was with yours our kids would sooooo fit in each other´s homes!
Love the once pér season Mother´s Day idea.

bellefrogworks said...

Tracey - you have an interesting household - I hope it makes you laugh as much as I do reading about it. Family needs a good dose of laughter or we might all hurt each other - LOL Love the colors on that beautiful teacup. Actually Mother's day should be every day (except maybe the 2nd Sunday in May - mother's deserve a great fanfare all the time!!!) HPPF

SAMARA said...

Tracey not only are you a fabulous artist, you are an amazing writer. I can so see you as a columnist in a paper writing on a day in the life of... This post was hilarious! What a morning. And what you choose to describe is so funny and how you describe your day is the best. I'm all for the 1/4 instead of once a year bit! Lovies, Samara

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Your new teacup looks awesome together with the eau de toilette ;-) Really love the colours!

If your daughter only washes one cup a year you have earned at least four mother's days!!! :D

Have a wonderful week!

Ilona xxx

JKW said...

You have the most beautiful dishes I've ever seen. What happy cupboard you must have. Blessings, Janet PPF