Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Tracy G's challenge 49


Maid (“We can’t both look good, it’s either me or the house”) – This is my least favourite job of all! I have a maid, Phyllis, who comes in twice a week to mop, dust, iron and attend to the heavier cleaning – otherwise I pretty much keep the house clean and tidy on a daily basis. I don’t enjoy washing pots and I despise mopping and sweeping floors and cleaning bathrooms!! In fact, I pretty much don’t like the job of maid at all …

Family StoryTeller - This is my favourite job – I get to document our lives and to tell the stories that may be forgotten along the way. I keep the memories alive and I take the photographs. I put the pictures that make us smile on the walls. I remind my family of the good days on not so good days. I am leaving a legacy of love behind for my boys and for our future generations … what an awesome role I play in this Family …

Detective - I must be an undercover (so deep not even I know who I am) FBI Agent sent into middle-class South Africa to infiltrate the operation known as “TWO SOCKS GO INTO THE MACHINE BUT ONLY ONE COMES OUT”???? What???? I only wash what they put into the laundry basket – I’m just a housewife for goodness sake … call in the SWAT Team … Put out an APB on the missing socks … sigh … Why do my boys assume that I know where everything that goes missing lands up? I don’t wear their slops, use their Games Chargers and misplace their car keys, cellphones or T-Shirts – why am I the Finder of all that goes missing??? I’m tired of playing Detective – pleeeeease give this job to somebody else …

Cheerleader (“Little words of kindness, little acts of love”) – I am our official “let me make you feel better” Family Cheerleader. Whenever my boys are sad, sick, tired, stressed or just plain otherwise, I am the one who knows exactly what to say to make everything better. I am their biggest Champion – I attend every game and every function – I pick up the pieces when things go wrong and I cheer them on when all is well … I am proud of my boys and I love this job because they are my Cheerleaders too …

Chef
(“I only have a kitchen because it came with the house”) – I enjoy cooking for a dinner party or special occasion – actually I think I enjoy the organising and decorating more than I do the cooking … tee hee – but I cannot bear everyday cooking. Not only is it a mission to decide WHAT to cook everyday but my boys are soooo fussy – no veggies and nothing that looks or tastes even remotely healthy! Perhaps it’s just the thought of all the cleaning up afterwards … sigh … please send me a chef – PRONTO!!!

Personal Shopper – I am not quite sure how I feel about this role in my family … Shopping for everyday stuff like food and cleaning materials and … well, stuff, is just plain boring and quite frankly a waste of my time but I do it because I love them. Of course, this is not to say that I do not enjoy retail therapy at all but only when I get to buy some seriously delicious item for my home or my scrapping stash … tee hee … or even an item of clothing that I know would look so good on one of my boys … all in all, a pretty cool job …

10 comments:

Mia Castrillo said...

Oh, Tracy! This layout is absolutely divine! I LOVE your journaling because I can obviously relate to a number of points. Teeheehee! I also love the glittered title and the rub-ons behind it. And that picture is just so cute! Great job!

Liza said...

This is absolutely fabulous Tracy! Love the witty journal and how you "define" your "jobs." Awesome design too!

Lynette said...

I love your journaling...you are a true story teller

jacqui said...

Love your story Trace. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it....

Ali said...

Excellent job on your journaling and LO!

QueenTracy said...

fabulous journaling!!!!

cabbie lopez said...

love the title! and the layout itself is so unique!love the little tags !

Shayne said...

Really love this LO. The tags, the glittery title - everything. It's divine.

Tracy said...

awwww , thanks, girls - I really do love my jobs - well, I can't lie so openly - the maid thing sucks and so does the chef thing - why can't I just look pretty and scrap????@@@???

Love, Tracy G

Sophia said...

Great job Tracy, love it...