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April 7, 2011
Today’s Quote: My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you? ~Erma Bombeck
★~ No Housework Day:
Keeping up with the housework is a never-ending job. Clean the kitchen and someone will make a sandwich, do the laundry and someone will wear clothes, vacuum the floors and the kids will make hole punch art…and so it goes on and on. Today, step back from the broom, pick up the remote or a book, and let the dust bunnies do their best work.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1864 – The first camel race in America was held. Nope — not in the Mojave Desert; but in Sacramento, California.
♥~ 1969 – The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material (Stanley v. Georgia).
♥~ 1970 – John Wayne, a movie veteran of over 200 films, won his first and only Oscar. The Duke earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in True Grit, also starring Kim Darby and Glen Campbell
♥~ 1973 – Vicki Lawrence got her number one single as The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia made it to the top of the pop charts on this day. Lawrence had become well known as the comedienne who played Eunice’s mother on The Carol Burnett Show and Mama’s Family.
♥~ 1979 – Ken Forsch of Houston pitched a no-hitter over the Atlanta Braves, 6-0. Forsch walked only two batters. It was the earliest no-hitter ever pitched in a baseball season. He and his brother, Bob, a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, were the only brothers to ever pitch no-hitters in the big leagues. Bob threw a no-hitter on April 16, 1978.
♥~ 1915 – Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan)‘Lady’: jazz singer: Lover Man, They Can’t Take that Away from Me, Fine and Mellow, Don’t Explain, Strange Fruit, God Bless the Child; died July 17, 1959
♥~ 1928 – James Garner (James Scott Bumgarner) actor: Rockford Files, Maverick, The Americanization of Emily, Victor/Victoria, Tank, A Man Called Sledge, Duel at Diablo, The Distinguished Gentleman, My Fellow Americans, Space Cowboys
♥~ 1933 – Wayne Rogers actor: M*A*S*H, Cool Hand Luke, Passion in Paradise, Pocket Money, The Killing Time, Chiefs, The Gig
♥~ 1939 – David Frost TV host: That Was the Week that Was, The David Frost Show
♥~ 1939 – Charlie Thomas singer: group: The Drifters: There Goes My Baby, When My Little Girl is Smiling, Save the Last Dance for Me, Up on the Roof, This Magic Moment, Under the Boardwalk, Sweets for My Sweet, Saturday Night at the Movies, On Broadway, Dance With Me
♥~ 1954 – Jackie Chan martial arts performer, actor: Rush Hour series, The Big Brawl, The Cannonball Run, The Protector, Ninja Thunderbolt, Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights
★~ Do You Know Why:
♥~ Do you feel like your mother’s house was so much cleaner and more organized than yours? In the 70’s women still spent about 30 hours a week maintain their homes by the year 2000 they were cleaning 13.5 hours a week. Working outside the home has certainly contributed to the decrease in cleaning time; women are also doing things faster with the help of household gadgets AND probably more to the point we have given up on a lot of tasks.
♥~ A new study shows that for husbands and wives alike, the more housework you do, the more often you are likely to have sex with your spouse. (marital researcher Dr. John Gottman .)
♥~ A new study from the University of Michigan shows that having a husband creates an extra seven hours of extra housework a week for women. But a wife saves her husband from an hour of chores around the house each week.
♥~ Television is the number one at home leisure activity-2.8 hours on average.
♥~The average housewife walks 10 miles each day doing chores.
♥~ Stay at home moms spend on average of 4 hours per day on family-home related issues.
One day a man came home from work to find total chaos in the house. The kids were laying outside in the mud, still in their pajamas, and empty food boxes were on the kitchen counter.
When he opened the door, he found an even bigger mess: dishes on the counter, dog food spilled on the floor, a broken glass under the table and a pile of sand by the back door. The family room was strewn with toys, and a lamp had been knocked over.
He headed up the stairs, stepping over toys, to look for his wife.
He was becoming worried that she might be ill or that something terrible had happened to her.
He found her in the bedroom still in bed with her pajamas on, reading a book. She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day had gone. He looked at her, bewildered, and asked, “What happened here today?”
She again smiled and answered, “You know, every day, you come home from work and ask me what I did today.”
“Yes” was his reply.
She answered, “Well, today, I didn’t do it
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10 thoughts on “April 7, 2011: No Housework Day”
NO HOUSEWORK DAY! WOOT! 😀
Can’t wait to let people know about the camel race today.
Have a great Thursday!
Camel races–I bet it’s a lumpy ride!
Before this post, I thought my house was the only one that was cursed with never ending dishes and laundry. Pheww..
It’s a never ending job isn’t it?
Really, 7 hours extra work ???? Hmmm……the little fact before that one was interesting too! I guess I shouldn’t complain if the spouse makes more housework for me because it will mean more sex????? 🙂
Exactly. :-D. Not sure what I did not respond a year ago…but making up for it now…Of-course you will be to tired for more sex but what the heck 😯
I know I USE to do a lot more work in the house than I do now, like…..for Spring cleaning…wash walls AND ceiling and EVERY BLASTED THING IN THE ROOM AND I mean EVERYTHING! Lampshades furniture bedding, mattresses turned and vacumed, bed springs taken outside and hosed down….whew.. makes me tired thinking about it. Now, I will flip the mattress and vacum that plus all of the bedding washed and hung out, but no wall washing, etc. Just sweep them down with a broom and let it go at that. 🙄
Catching up a little late but you know what they say–better late than never. I like the idea of less is more when it comes to cleaning. I would not suggest eating off my floors but I don’t think the board of health will show up any time soon either. Sounds like your house is nice and tidy all the time!
I think I’ve found my new religion…I’m going to become a “Bombeckist”! That quote is gold!
Love Vicki Lawrence and James Garner!
Oh its a good religion to pick. Erma is so wise about so many things. She is ahead of our time as a mom but her wisdom still holds true.
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