Sunday, February 8, 2009

Not Me Monday



Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


So here I am pouring my heart out about all the mis-steps and goof-ups that I have had over the last week. Now understand I did NOT have that many. We will keep the list short ...... how about I confess by the day?!?

Monday
I did NOT start the week by shoveling the icy driveway in a pair of old spiked shoes from the girls softball days. I did NOT still BITE it bad! I did NOT secretly hope that the neighbors would zip down the drive on their tractor and see me in distress and scoop us out in a minute instead of me shoveling for 45 minutes. I did not start to stress about a dentist appointment that I will have in one week, NOT me. That would be childish and silly........

Tuesday
I did NOT tell the boys that I was sure tennis lessons were canceled because of the roads when I knew they weren't. I just knew that I would have to hop over to my favorite shop and buy Kendall more clothes. Clothes she has NO closet space left for. I have SO MUCH more will-power than that. So we stayed home and the boys missed their lesson this one time. I mean really...... it's not like they will be playing tennis anytime soon here in Ohio. I did not finally get a fancy (complicated) new phone to replace the one that Kendall used as a weapon last week. I DID get one that has the same charging connection (yea....) It did NOT take me over an hour to figure out how to call on the phone and then it was four days before I recognized the frogs and cricket noises as my ring........ the boys and I wondered where those animal sounds were coming from......

Wednesday
We were so busy and industrious... we finished school by 12:00 and we even made it to kids bowling on time! We did not have a good time with all the other kids and then go out for a snack with all of them. When we got back in the van it did NOT do "its thing" and start. It plays this game with me just every once in a while. If you give it a bit it will start..... you just have to be humiliated. We did NOT try to look like we were "waiting" in the parking lot on purpose. The humiliation joke is on the car though..... it has happened for so long and been looked at so much by the "experts" (and cost so much $$) that know when it happens the boys just whip out one of their fabulous prayers and then at some point off we go so no humiliation in our car! We just use the time to stop and reflect......... or growl, grump, and snarl.

Thursday
I did NOT decide that we were going to cut out the junk food and I was going to start cooking only healthy food. 2 hours later I was NOT hiding in the laundry room eating a Hershey bar I found in the frig. Now I think the rest of them should eat healthy and I have NOT got a stash of goodies for Mommy.

Friday
Tim and I did NOT get into a knock down drag out (well not really) fight because he was being COMPLETELY ridiculous and not listening to what I needed. I was completely in the right......... well I thought so until I wanted to run over 3 cars on the way to the store while singing Amazing Grace all the way there and then all but mowing down any poor person that dare get in my way while at the store. I did NOT grab 2 candy bars on the way through the check out. hmmmm ..... should I just whisper that I am NOT a bit PMS'y right now.

Saturday
I did NOT completely decide that I wouldn't even talk to Tim for the day and then realize that his parents were coming over and that plan wouldn't work well. Still thinking that PMS is hanging around because after about 1 hour of the whole family I wanted to run from the house screaming. I did NOT head out to do chores only to find that all that ice had turned to MUD. So nice and sloppy deep that your boots kept getting stuck in the mud...... after almost loosing them I finally did NOT loose my balance and then end up in the mud! I love Ohio........ I love Ohio..........I love Ohio.... I need a vacation.....

Sunday
I did NOT spend most of the day working tirelessly on the Valentines Day boxes with the boys. I did NOT wish I had a creative bone in my body so that we could come up with something catchy and cute. I did NOT almost BLOW when my DH couldn't keep the baby out of the sun room while I made business calls. He couldn't seem to stop playing the Wii with the boys long enough to help me out. I completely had to leave the room when he told me that he "couldn't" keep her in the room with him, she was uncontrollable. Lastly I am NOT just about to jump out of my skin about the dentist thing.....I LOVE going to the dentist and I know that there is nothing to be afraid of. It is NOT an out of control fear. I would NOT trade giving child birth consecutively to all my children with no drugs again as a trade......... nope NOT ME!

Say a little prayer for me this afternoon as I face the giant...... or dentist as I like to call her.........

What about you????????????

14 comments:

karina said...

Yeah, none of that sounds like you. Nope. But I had to LOL that you didn't take a spill in the great Ohio mud!!!

You didn't forget to mention that your phone rang for 4 days without an answer because you didn't recognize the new ring! Oh yeah, that wasn't you was it?!

love ya.

BTW, ix-nay on the Excursion. We struck out twice this weekend. :(

momof3darlings said...

WOW! Look at how ORGANIZED you are! WOOHOOO!!

JD said...

Great list!!

Valentine box for the boys... like, to collect Valentines at school? (Sorry, this is the first post I've read, I'm sure the answer is in the blog somewhere...)

If so, you can pick up cheap, 'blank', small paint cans (pint sized) at most major hardware stores, and you can paste scrapbook paper on the outside, decorate the handle with ribbons and such, and voila, a cool, "manly" way to collect valentines. Hope that helps!

Alicia said...

Great Not Me's! And wow...you did them by days! I could never do that!

I hope you have a good trip to the dentist. I hate the dentist so I know what you are feeling!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

good luck at the dentist. great NMM list. I hate the PMS'y fights. the worst is when they dare ask if that's the problem!

Pam D said...

I am Thursday... lol. Hiding in the laundry room, eating a Hershey bar. Yep. I'm sorry about the mud.. I get frustrated at Georgia, where you can experience all four seasons in ONE WEEK... but still. Ice and mud? Guess I'll just keep my mouth shut... and hope that your week is better than last!
Blessings.. and rebuking the PMS fairy in your name!

Hey Mama where's my... said...

Great list! I am so glad we don't have to fight snow/ice like that but I would still love just one good playing snow a year, is that too much to ask for?! Love your page too~

Sheryl said...

Doesn't everyone have a "Mommy Stash"?????

I love that one....:-)

karina said...

Yes, Todd not only gets Kudos for GOING shopping, but he actually took up my cause (because I was bawling like a baby) and got the sales people to HELP us!! I think he deserves the gold metal, the superDh ring, the manly cup, and any other trophy you can think of for him! Of course, all this did happen AFTER Excursion shopping and a trip to Home Depot. I don't need an award for that, but I'd take chocolate.

Lauren said...

That was a very organized not me list! And I totally do not have a mommy stash too! And I did not yell at my husband when he got into and ate my last reese's!

Meg B....that's me! said...

I too am NOT stressing about the dentist. Good luck today!

Erica said...

Great post, I love the way you listed by days! My phone has a cricket ring and people always ask what that noise is!

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

I can so relate:) Especially to the eating healthy except if I find chocolate scenerio! Love your not me's!!

NateAndJakesMom said...

I don't know about you, but no one ever sees us shoveling (who am I kidding, my husband and son shovel but nonetheless) has stopped and offered to use their plow to do our driveway.
Loved your post!