Monday, November 30, 2009

My Deepest Regrets: Monday Mission

Dear Faithful Readers,

I regret to inform you that I will be unable to participate in this week's Monday Mission. Since my return from vacation I have, in addition to putting up the Christmas decorations, been seized with a desire to banish clutter, dirt, dust bunnies and other various unpleasantries. Also, I have attended 2 auditions, the usual church commitments, and have, of course, my 3 actual jobs to juggle. The shopping needs doing, the hair needs dying, there are cards to be written and mailed, presents to be shopped for, and holiday cheer to be had. And of course, there's the commitment I made, in a fit of insanity, to NaBloPoMo. The duties of the Mission must, regretfully, be left to others this Monday. However, I am sure you will find some suitable reads in the widget below (per usual) and hope that you will consider taking on this Mission yourself in my absence.

Regretfully yours,

Painted Maypole

This post has been a Monday Mission. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a letter in the style of a letter of regret. Play along, and post a link to your regrets in the widget below.

And join us next MONTH (new month, new missions!) when our mission will be to write posts in the following styles:

Dec 6 Table of Contents

Dec 13 Shopping List

Dec 20 A Holiday Tune (inspired by Jeri's 12 Days of Christmas spin-off)

Dec 27 a Bumper Sticker and/or Vanity Plate

[and just for fun (or extra credit? ooohhh... I LOVE getting extra credit!) the Monday Mission I DIDN'T go with:

Dear Dust Bunnies,

I regret to inform you that you must find a new home. You are being banished via broom and vacuum. Your friends the fur balls, the dust layers and the counter grime will be evicted as well. Maybe you can find a new place to be roommates. Please forward this note to the clutter and window streaks as well. Mama's on a Mission. A Monday Mission, in fact.

(not so) regretfully yours,

The lady with the Oreck and a crazed looked in her eye]


Mary G said...

I can't decide which one I like better - but if I were a dust bunny, I would be making tracks out of your way.
My family is all fine, btw. It is just that I have seen so many frayed bloggers putting up a similar post that I just couldn't resist.
Loved it -oops, them.

Denguy said...

Both good ones!
I did much dusting this past weekend - I dusted the lamp shades (who would have thought that was necessary?).

kaye said...

dust bunnies beware! I hope you had a nice vacation--since it looks like it has come to an end :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Actually your list of things you had to do this week fit in really nice to the tune of Twelve Days of Insanity :-)

Congrats on completing NaBloPoMo!! I've enjoyed suffering along with you this month. Enjoy your cleaning spell (hope I catch it soon).

alejna said...

I like your take on this, Painted!

I saw Mr. Linky here earlier today, but he has since vacated. Here's my link, in any case.

Plus I saw that girlgriot posted for this MM as well! So here's her link, too.

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