I wish I were sleeping

@ElicBxn (61078)
United States
November 15, 2009 10:08am CST
Hydrolic pressure finally got me out of bed this morning. Then, on the way to the bathroom, I notice that the food bowl in my room is empty... I think to myself - have to fill that. So, I'm in the bathroom and Solo comes in and I think - I have to feed him. I finish in the bathroom - oooo, don't look in the mirror - scary sight - and go get the bucket in the bedroom to fill. I stop off and put the medicine drops in the roomie's eyes and round up the dog as well. I put both dogs out and then go over to the food container and the main food bowl is also empty and the water bowl is shoved into the middle of the room and Rio says the other one is also low. I scoop up a bucket and fill the main bowl, then scoop up another and go fill my bedroom bowl. I go back to the kitchen, start filling up a container to fill the water bowls. I dump the dregs out of the big bowl and put it back into place, go get the container and put water in both bowls. Finally I head into the room were we feed Solo the canned food. I scrape out the bowl and dump a new can in and - finally - I can relax for a moment. Ya know, the roomie was up, why wasn't any of this stuff taken care of? I can understand my room, but the rest of it?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Nov 09
SOunds your roomie is like people we have staying with us lazy and dont want o do anything to help out!
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
19 Nov 09
well, if she sees something she'll generally do it - but you do know she's blind - right?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Nov 09
awwwwwwwww no ya never said so sorry. but then they can do work around the house they can feel when not right. My SIL does.
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@savak03 (6693)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Good question. One I tend to ask around my house frequently. I've been trying to get someone to fill the ice trays for the last four days. Now I know you are going to ask why I just didn't do it myself but I have been working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for the last 2 weeks with one more to go. Not to mention the fact that I have been paying the most if not all of the bills around here as it is. I really think someone else should fill the ice trays, and I refuse to provide a place for them to live and clean up behind them too.
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
17 Nov 09
hey! I hear ya! I'm surprised you're mylotting and not sleeping!
@savak03 (6693)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I have to stop by for a few minutes to say hi to my friends or they will send out the dogs if I'm missing too long.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Sounds like someone fell down on their job. I know u can't look after all those cats by yourself.
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
16 Nov 09
honestly, it only took about 20 minutes and 10 of those were sitting with Solo while he ate, but it did mean walking all the way across the house twice, not a huge house, but my feet are hurting...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I don't think the time it m. It's just that everybody needs to do their part. That's why i live alone, i guess.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
15 Nov 09
You forgot the litterboxes, Elic. If Tigger was there, you would of a walking reminder following your room to room till at least one was done. -giggling- Had to laugh being my routine is similar but just with the litterboxes. I have a 5g. feeder behind the couch out of dogs sight and reach of mouth and have a big-dog water fountain so no need to refill those till we are reminded to. Maybe your roomie was being lazy this morning?
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
15 Nov 09
we do the litter boxes at night - we are not morning people...
• United States
15 Nov 09
Neither am I but when Tigger starts his complaining, it's gotta get done. He don't like yucky boxes and will hold it till one is cleaned.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Nov 09
I feel the same way some days. Except in my case it seems to be a passive aggressive thing. Person who usually does a certain thing doesn't do it one day. When I mention it, response is, "I was waiting for you to do something." Well excuse me, but if you want me to do something that you usually do, wouldn't a normal person JUST ASK?
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
18 Nov 09
you'd think so, but some people just don't THINK ya just wanna slap 'em up 'side o' their haids...
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
16 Nov 09
Just make breakfast, lunch and dinner for YOURSELF for the next few days. Maybe your roomie will then get the hint? If not, then tell her that a little help goes a long way. cdrxo
@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
16 Nov 09
actually, she normally makes dinner for us - because of the diet we kind of split the food - tho I ate too much meat yesterday for dinner - but it was yummy
@gunjanpri (603)
• India
16 Nov 09
nice story, sounds fascinating. Do you write stories? Are you interested in freelancing. please reply me .
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I do write, but I don't consider this a "story" since its just an accounting of what happened when I got up this morning...
15 Nov 09
Hi Elic, I only have two cats but hubby don't bother to feed them, he leaves it all for me so when I get up late, the poors are jumping on the bed waiting for me to feed them, I have no choice but get up feed them and goes back to bed but I can't go back to sleep so just has to get up and get started for the day. Tamara
@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
16 Nov 09
that is why we free feed, but we can't free feed Solo, we're giving him wet food to keep him going until we can get his teeth done too
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
15 Nov 09
[b]Should I bother to ask which roomie? Bet I can guess. Time to read the riot act, I think. After all, though you do have a lot, they're not all your pets, or responsibility! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
16 Nov 09
hey, she let me sleep this afternoon so I'm feeling better now
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 09
Well I think I would have said something as that is not on if the Roomie was up she could have sorted it all out or at least helped you
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I went in to put her drops in and she didn't seem about to move, I did end up doing it all, really didn't take too long, but I was so tired - and my feet hurt
• United States
15 Nov 09
I am sorry you had to deal with that. Courtney and I are blessed because we no longer have room mates. But, when we did, every morning was like that for me. Worse even. I feel for you, but, you are a great person for doing all that for the animals. I am sure that if they could, they would've rather done it themselves so as to let you rest. And remember, they are eternally grateful even though they can't tell you. Other people aside, nice job! :-)
@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
15 Nov 09
thanks...
@KrauseHome (36748)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Sometimes I just think they tend to think that the other person will do it, so I don't have to worry about it too much. It happens from time to time even here. But I think the real key in the whole matter is if people who share a house together, whether man and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, or just roommates, etc. need to look around and notice things that might need to be done, and do them instead of waiting around for someone else. When you do this you often eliviate some of the headaches and hassles that can come next as well.
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• United States
15 Nov 09
Here HereI 2nd that motion, Krause. I really wish my hubby and daughter will do this. I purposely left cat puke on the kitchen floor once just to see if either of them will take notice and clean it up. Guess what? 2 days later and there it still sat. Their excuse when I confronted them...we didn't see it. I smacked them both hard and told them to open their damn eyes. It was right there where they walked right past it numerous times a day.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Nov 09
That sounds just like my household. My husband and daughter live here too. There is always fifty million things that need to be done here daiyl also nut it seems that I am the only one here who has eyes or the will to make sure it gets done. Drives me nuts and I work too!
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
15 Nov 09
there are daily things that need to be done, and the roomie seems to think she doesn't have to do as much on the weekends the other roommate pretty much only does anything on her days off - when she feels good
@Hatley (164231)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Nov 09
hi ElicBxn oh how I like the way you worded that. great. well seems to me like you need to have a heart to heart talk with your roomie, half of the chores ought to belong to he and since she was up why was she not doing something to help,huh? I and my roommate occasionally have a heart to heart talk to give things straightened out. maybe your roomie just was not thinking when she got up, probably still half awake. I bet she would help more if you just talked to her about it gentley but firmly.
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
15 Nov 09
normally she does most of those things, but she seems to think that on the weekends she doesn't have to do anything... Heck, yesterday I even started the crockpot - but I guess she might've forgotten we were going to do that...