Well I have. This picture, to be exact. Let me explain.
I have a lot of things up in the air right now. Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining. And yet, some aspects of my life are starting to slide. For instance, blogging. Eating. Cleaning. You know, the basics.
So when I snapped this picture, I thought, "This is it. This is a portrait of my life right now."
Item #1: The dog bowl. Mabel has been royally put-out with my new daily schedule. The schedule looks something like this. Get up at the crack of dawn and write. Work. Write some more. Eat. Write. Water garden, pay bills, examine circles under my eyes. Write. Sleep.
And so Mabel, in rebellion of this new schedule, has developed some irritating quirks. She refuses to eat in any other location. Seriously. The dog bowl has to be right next to my reading chair, on the carpet, or it's starvation time.
Item #2: Laundry. I did stacks of it yesterday, only to discover (after folding) it had the oh-so-pleasant aroma of mildew. I'm considering using the towels anyway.
Item #3: Salt shaker in the living room. Yep. You guessed it. In the middle of this hectic schedule I've taken to eating dinner while watching tv. I know, I know. No good.
Item # 4: Mabel. Of course, this is slightly redundant with regards to the dog bowl. But she's in a foul mood. She misses the stick throwing and walks. She's angry. And she's not going to be ignored. In fact, she was grumbling while I took this picture.
Item #5: Pillow fight. Not in the literal sense, but in the I-didn't-buy-this-thing-so-Mabel-could-lay-on-it-and-lick-her-feet sense.