Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.


August 09, 2010

Three weeks



Our Mr HB went away
For three long, long weeks
A "technical conference", he did claim
(methinks: sightseeing with beer and geeks)

As is custom, the minute he left
The computer went on the blink
The phone line developed a fault
And an odd smell came from the sink

To add to this, there was an intruder
In our carport one dark 4 a.m.
Then shortly aft we all got viruses
That created a load of phlegm

The children's need to engage
In hand-to-hand combat
Meant dreams of craft or blogging
Remained nothing more; just that

I'd like to think that solo parenting
I handled with great aplomb
But frankly that stop ringing true
The minute I shouted: I want to resign as Mum

Welcome home Mr HB, I've really missed ....
... my sewing machine

25 comments:

  1. Thankgod he is back. he better have got you some good stuff too!!!

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  2. ode to Mr H!!
    glad his back & your world can now include something more than just "mummmmmmmmmmm"

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  3. Thank ye gods. Now tot up your brownie points and make your intentions known!

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  4. Bloody hell! I hope as you typed that you were sitting with cocktail in hand, being massaged by a personal masseuse as Mr HB cleaned the house wearing only an apron you were able to whip up uninterupted.

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  5. Ah Misters. Can't live with 'em, can't sew without 'em.
    Hope priorities are now restored at Chateau HB xx

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  6. Good now Mr HBs home you can get on with the important things... like sewing!

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  7. Thought things had been a bit quiet round here..

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  8. Gawd, it'd be the 4am garage intruder that freaked me out. I really do think of Mister Fixit as being essential to home security, and get stupidly nervous when he goes away. Can't even sleep with the windows open because I'm such a wuss.

    What happened? Did you call the cops?

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  9. thank God he's back, and you're back too, it was never quite the same. xo

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  10. Oh boy. Sounds like a hell of a way to spend three weeks. Hope you are recovering and sewing like a maniac and spending lots of child free time in bars and cafes and movies. Or maybe you are just sleeping. Sleep is good. Glad he's back xo

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  11. I wondered what happened to you!
    Glad MrHB is back and things will return to normal!

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  12. Oh wow - I wondered if you had been overpowered by Lego Jedi or kept captive by Arg and Bargy. As if the rest is not bad enough the intruder - sounds very scary!
    Hope all is well now, you should plan a weekend craft retreat!

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  13. What everyone else says - that is some major craft time you are owed. How about now he's back you say you are going away on a conference for 3 weeks and pop over and confer with me! :D

    Well done Mum.

    Just in case nobody round yours has said it lately.

    Well done Mum.

    zzzzzz.

    Cheers,
    AJ

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  14. Oh sounds like you had a challenging time in his absence. Warm wishes for a swift return of The sewing and blogging time and mojo.

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  15. I am completely freaked out by the intruder. Did you call the police?? SO glad he's back. Go and rest up now, phew.

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  16. human intruder or animal? Brian is away for a week at his annual work conference, or as I like to call it, vacation--a week in an air-conditioned hotel? All his meals prepared? Expense account so he can have sushi for dinner one night?

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  17. Yikes hope that intruder had 4 legs! What a wonderful talented woman you are, love your blog, have lurked for too long ;) Hope some much deserved R&R is yours over for at least the rest of this week. xo

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  18. Welcome back HB. I missed ... you. xxx

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  19. Good to see you back HB - when do you get to go on a 3 week jolly jaunt whilst hubby holds the fort?

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  20. OMG I hear you!!!!!!! I am only just over half way through a two week stint while my partner is overseas.... how you do it for three weeks, and as regularly as you seem to, I have no idea! More power to you sister!

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  21. I hope the getting to know your sewing machine again is a satisfying experience! You're amazing - I couldn't do it for that long. I start losing the plot after about 24 hours at the moment!

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  22. Glad for you that Mr HB is back. Three weeks is a long time - I hope you get double that back to get re-acquainted with your machine.

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  23. Liesl, that you have any sense of humour left at all is completely impressive.

    There better have been presents galore.

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  24. Congratulations on surviving... such a hard gig solo parenting. I have such deep admiration for all full-time solo parents out there... I just don't think I could do it.

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  25. Oh I feel your pain! You could have written that about my house this week.

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