Do you suppose there's an acceptable amount of time that a mother of 5 can spend knitting and watching a DVD of old Monkees episodes on a Tuesday afternoon while her husband is laboring hard to support the said family of seven? If there is, I'm guessing it's gotta be some where between 0 and 15 minutes. But that's just a guess.
But what if you're trying to keep the house quiet because you have a 8 year old with a fever and a dog recovering from foot surgery? Does that at least provide for more reasonable conditions? Or at least sound like a decent excuse?
What if you're knitting Monkeys while you watch the Monkees?
I gave it a really good shot but a strange feeling came over me... I think it was guilt... but I'm not entirely sure because I'm usually pretty good at ignoring guilt. At any rate, I was unable to avoid the guilt so I got up and attended to a few long neglected household tasks instead. But not to worry, I didn't go nuts or anything... there are still plenty of long neglected tasks for me to avoid.
The Monkeys are all that I'd heard they would be... addicting, amusing, and fun. (The Monkees were amusing as well, but maybe not quite so much as I remembered.)
But what I really wanted to point out, was the pink bandage on Bailey's back leg. The surgery was on her front foot. This here on her back foot is a pain patch. It's basically like a nicotine patch only it's dispensing narcotics for the pain.
As I stood there with the vet, all I could think was, "Dr. House would be so all over this thing!" I'm thinking he would hire me if I showed him one of these bad boys. Yeah, I know... I'm not actually a doctor... but with all those painkillers in him he may not notice.