Tuesday, June 12, 2012

best laid plans

I had plans. Really I did.

I was finished with work by noon today, and the afternoon was wide open.  I was going to get caught up.  I had a list.  A list in my head. It said things like "iron", and "clean the blinds" and "toilet train Meego"...

None of that has happened.  I did at least cook a slab of corned beef for dinner.

I think slacker mode kicked in over the weekend.  I felt a little more breathing room in my schedule, so I celebrated by drawing this Blake Shelton portrait as suggested by Terri.  He seemed more appealing than the aforementioned housewifery

Then today, I even had a willing participant in Meego's toilet training.  See, he cut me a deal a few days ago.  He wanted something but was a little short on cash.  I agreed to give him the cash if he agrees to clean the "Man Bathroom" each week for the rest of the summer.

I refer to it as the Man Bathroom because I don't use it much, it's more of a King/Prince throne area.  Anyway, Meego agreed.  I forked over the cash, now he's got to hold up his end of the deal, but he's never been properly trained in Man Bathroom maintenance.  That was going to happen today.

But it hasn't yet.

Meego wisely went to play at a friend's house when I started playing with Johnny Depp.


terri said...

That is a PHENOMENAL picture of Blake. You captured his eyes really nicely! Thanks for drawing him! I might print him out if you don't mind?

I was wondering about this toilet training business. I was thinking your kids were all too old to still be in diapers. I swear, that is a creative solution to the need for cash. I will learn from you and use similar tactics going forward.

Abby said...

I'm glad you like it, feel free to have your way with him! I actually was feeling a little restless while drawing him and didn't know if I got those eyes right.

Yep, in this life, sometimes you gotta clean a few toilets to get the prize. Sooner they learn it the better!

agg79 said...

Great picture of Blake. Now how about a sketch of Miranda Lambert?

And you made one tactical mistake with Meego. Shoulda have him finished the job before tending payment.

ShadowRun300 said...

Oooh!! You're playing with Johnny Depp?? Can't wait to see that! ;) Especially after seeing how well you played with Blake.
I've been avoiding round two of toilet training also... I'll see how well your training goes, and then decide if it's worth it.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm so outta touch I don't even know who Blake Shelton is. Now I have to go and put the toilet seat down.

Rock Chef said...

A great picture - who wants to do ironing when you can do something like that instead?