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Not Me! Monday

I used to join up with MckMama and lots of other bloggers in Not Me! Monday, where we confessed many things that we absolutely did not do this week!  (Of course we didn’t!)  But I get the feeling that she isn’t do it anymore so today I’m not linking up.

Not Me! Monday posts are a little tricky to read.  You sorta have to read through the code to see the truth!  Tricky, yes, but I’m sure you can do it even early on a Monday morning!

Here are a few things that have not been going on at my house this weekend:

I did not spend hours in Elliot’s room: cleaning out, organizing, getting rid of stuff, purging toys and too-small clothes, dusting (and sneezing!  A-Choo!!) yesterday.  I also did not then sprinkle some smell-good carpet powder on the peed-on-a-million-times-by-a-dumb-dog carpet and then finish up with a good ol vacuum job.  I then did not just stand, reveling in the wonderfully clean and organized room for a few minutes since it is not one of only 2 rooms in my house that are neat and clean — Hey, One room at a  time — Give me a break!  And then, as soon as I turned to leave, the dumb ol dog did not go directly in Elliot’s clean room and pee TWICE on the carpet just to spite me.  No, surely that would not happen to a mama who was still celebrating conquering a room in her out-of-control house.  And surely if it did happen, the tired mama would’ve killed or at the very least kicked said dog for his ridiculous and rude behavior.  Alas, I did not avoid the dog like crazy for the rest of the day for fear that I would hurt him.  No, I’m pretty sure the above did not happen to me on an otherwise lovely holiday weekend.

It was not only an hour later that Paul came and told me that the dog had not chewed the earpiece off of Chloe’s brand new glasses.  It was certainly not Chloe’s week-old glasses that cost nearly $500.  No, surely a dog would not be SO dumb as to choose a chew toy that expensive.  <sigh>  I did not loudly pronounce my hatred for the canine yet again, and I did not go stomping and pouting and grumbling to my room.  And I did not happily receive the pick-me-up snack of chocolate cake and mint chocolate chip ice cream a few minutes later.  Nope, not me.

I am not seriously considering applying for the Dog Whisperer either.  Uh uh.  Nope.  Surely I have more pride than to think I might hugely benefit from calling in a professional to help me with my little 10 pound Pomapoo who is not trying to ruin my life.

And, lastly, I’m not pacing myself — slowly pacing myself — for getting my house in order.  One room at a time.  One closet at a time.  One pile at a time.  Nope, not me.  I would never let my house get so out of control that it would be necessary to pace myself in such a manner.  No, not me!

How about you?  Anything you need to confess or explain?  Feel free to do so on your own blog or in the comments!  Be sure to leave me a link if you decide to blog yours!

Have a great Not Me! Monday!  I am not off to the store for more carpet powder . . . .

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Not Me! Monday

I used to join up with MckMama and lots of other bloggers in Not Me! Monday, where we confessed many things that we absolutely did not do this week!  (Of course we didn’t!)  But I get the feeling that she isn’t do it anymore so today I’m not linking up.

Here are a few things that have not been going on at my house this week:

I did not sneak back into my bed one day this week after I took the kids to school.  Nope.  Not me!  I surely would not be able to live with myself if I relaxed back under the covers while my boys were stressing over their TAKS tests and while Chloe was working hard at school and while Paul was working — working overtime, even!  No way!  Not me!  Never!  And even if I did somehow force myself to get back in the bed, I surely did not fall asleep so soundly as to dream sweet dreams.  No!  Not me!  And my sleep was certainly not so deep that the sound of my phone ringing at whatever o’clock was worked so tightly into my dream that I didn’t even notice it ringing.  Nope.  No way.  And even if the things above really did happen, I would never admit them here on this blog that I know my overtime-working husband reads every day.  Ummm.  No.  No way.

I did not eat lots of my children’s Easter candy this week.  Nope.  I did not empty their colorful eggs, hunting for my favorite chocolates and gobble them all up while they were at school taking their dreaded TAKS tests!  Why, that would be nearly cruel.  So, of course, I did not do any such thing.  Nope.  Not me.  Because we all know that I am in the running for the Mother of the Year Award and all . . .  (But I was stressed over the TAKS tests!!)  And I am not still scratching my head wondering why in the world I can not drop a few pounds.  It just doesn’t make any sense . . . .  No.  I did not raid the kids’ Easter baskets.  Umm, no.

I did not laugh at Chloe this week when she argued with me for the first time.  No way!  A mother would never laugh at her child’s open disrespect.  Nope.  Not me!  And I certainly was not tempted to keep saying, “No!” just to encourage the little arguer to keep chanting, “Yes!” with more and more emotion.  Nope.  Not me!  And I have not been guilty of trying to pick a few fights with her since that day in hopes that she’ll argue with me again.  NO WAY!  That would make no sense!  Weird.  That would be just plain weird.  No.  I did not do that.  Nope.

How about you?  Anything you’ve not been doing?

Not Me! Monday

I used to join up with MckMama and lots of other bloggers in Not Me! Monday, where we confessed many things that we absolutely did not do this week!  (Of course we didn’t!)  But I get the feeling that she isn’t do it anymore so today I’m not linking up.

Here are a few things that have not been going on at my house this week:

I did not put off doing my taxes until the very last minute.  Paul was not doubting my ability to make enough sense out of the mess that is my work space to pull together some numbers for him.  Nope.  Not us!  And we did not send it off electronically at nearly 11:00PM on April 17th.  Nope!  Not us!

I do not have a mound of clean laundry the size of Mt. Everest in my living room waiting to be folded.  No.  Since I always promptly fold and put away my laundry every time, it would be impossible for any clean laundry to pile up anywhere.  (Hey, but at least it’s CLEAN!)

Elliot and I did not do so much baking this weekend for the bake sale at church and for Easter that all the countertops were taken up with something or other to the point that I thought we were going to have to start measuring in the living room!  Nope!

I did not stuff so many eggs that my children had baskets overflowing for Easter.  Nope.  Not me.  And my heart did not race as we walked out the front door and saw the lawn decorated with such brightly colored eggs.  I did not have to make myself stand still and take deep breaths so that I wouldn’t tackle my children trying to gather up all the beautiful, fun-filled eggs!  Nope!  Not me!

I am not attempting to tackle the messes in my house a little at a time.  Nope.  I would never let things get so out of control that I would have to pace myself in getting things put back together.  Not me.  And I am not setting my goal for having a clean house by March 2012.  Nope.  Not me!

How about you?  Anything you’ve not been doing?

Not Me! Monday

Back by popular demand is my Not Me! Monday post where I spill the beans on the embarrassing things I have notbeen doing all week.  It’s a type of confessional where we folks can freely laugh at ourselves and at each other!

I used to join up with MckMama and lots of other bloggers in Not Me! Monday, where we confessed many things that we absolutely did not do this week!  (Of course we didn’t!)  But I get the feeling that she isn’t do it anymore so today I’m not linking up.

Here are a few things that have not been going on at my house this week:

I am not very much excited to be attending the Inclusion Works Conference in Austin this week!  I have not heard of this great conference for years and have not wanted to go each and every year.  In the past, I have not talked myself out of going because it’s so long (Wed -Sat) and I did not think I could really be gone from home that long.  But this year I am not just making it happen.  And I am not thrilled about it.  I do not have extremely high hopes to soak up like a little sponge and come home more empowered and more energized and more knowledgeable about how to make inclusion work for my children.  And I’m not also very excited to be able to spend lots of time with my good friend Jennifer, Wade’s mom, who is my roommate for the conference.  I. can’t. wait.

As excited as I am though, I am not dreading the thought and the work and the detail of organizing my household before I’m gone for 4 days at the Inclusion Works Conference.  Organizing meals, childcare, pick up from school, transportation for practices, activities, homework, medications, and other details for four days does not seem like an impossible task to me today.  I am not hoping to be pleasantly surprised when I get started.

I am not totally bummed that we haven’t received our Nickel Bed Tent yet!!  I was not so excited (and desperate) to get the tent . . . and the shipping was not delayed . . . and we are still not waiting on Chloe’s new bed tent.  Ugh.  I have not been fighting a really bad attitude about the people at Ready, Set, Bloom who make the Nickel Bed Tent for not communicating with me and letting me know shipping was delayed.  I am not totally struggling with the poor buying / shipping experience so far . . . I am not struggling with the experience and disappointment just totally stealing my joy in this whole thing.  And meanwhile, Chloe is not staying up and at it ’til all hours of the wee, sleepy night.  She was not up and playing until midnight again last night.  I am not hoping, hoping, hoping that we get the tent TODAY!!

Chloe is not still in bed sleeping even though her bus came 15 minutes ago.  I am not letting her sleep in, in hopes that she has a better day at school today.  I am thinking that when a child only gets 4 or 5 hours of sleep in the night, that child is not the grumpiest and sleepiest child on the planet, and that the assistant principal does not call her mama to report that she’s crying and screaming and being naughty.  I think when a child does not get enough sleep at night, that child does not just waste everyone’s time at school the next day.  So today — even though I know truancy will be all over me — I did not choose to let Chloe sleep in, hoping that she will have a successful day at school and actually get some work done.

While this Not Me! Monday post is not my usual confessional type of post, I decided to use this format to catch you up on the above things.  Hope it’s okay.

How about you?  Anything you’ve not been doing this week?

Not Me! Monday

Back by popular demand is my Not Me! Monday post where I spill the beans on the embarrassing things I have notbeen doing all week.  It’s a type of confessional where we folks can freely laugh at ourselves and at each other!

I used to join up with MckMama and lots of other bloggers in Not Me! Monday, where we confessed many things that we absolutely did not do this week!  (Of course we didn’t!)  But I get the feeling that she isn’t do it anymore so today I’m not linking up.

Here are a few things that have not been going on at my house this week:

I did not spend FIVE whole days “iced in” at home with my kids last week.  Surely school was not canceled for FOUR straight days — surely not!  I did not read constant facebook statuses of friends suffering from cabin fever and out-of-control kids while I was not enjoying every single minute of my time with mine!  In fact, my kids did not enjoy every single minute of it either!  (I am not bragging — I mean, I’m really not bragging, I’m just sayin’!)  Further, we would not love being iced  in for a whole ‘nother week!  We did not thoroughly love it.  Nope.  Not us.

Paul is not very angry and frustrated with Chloe.  Of course not! How could anyone get frustrated with that perfect child?!  Paul did not spend a few hours on Saturday constructing our latest attempt to keep Chloe safely in her bed only to find it destroyed by little petite 9-year-old hands less than 24 hours later.  Um, no.  Certainly not. And surely I am not stifling a giggle writing about it here while Paul is still fuming mad.  No, not me!

I did not sit and watch every minute of a Super Bowl that I cared nothing about.  Surely I would not choose to spend that much time doing something that did not matter in the least to me.  The reason I chose to watch Super Bowl XLV was not because Elliot was interested in it.  It certainly was not in an effort to have some special time with the little boys in my life.  And it was not a little bit because it was being played about 12 minutes from my house.  Nope.  And I did not choose to cheer for the Packers simply because that’s who Elliot was cheering for. . . and the fact that their colors are green and gold just like my alma mater did not have anything to do with it.  Nope.  Not at all.

That’s not it for me this week!  Anything you’ve not been doing?

 

 

 

 

Not Me! Monday

Back by popular demand is my Not Me! Monday post where I spill the beans on the embarrassing things I have notbeen doing all week.  It’s a type of confessional where we folks can freely laugh at ourselves and at each other!

I used to join up with MckMama and lots of other bloggers in Not Me! Monday, where we confessed many things that we absolutely did not do this week!  (Of course we didn’t!)  But I get the feeling that she isn’t do it anymore so today I’m not linking up.

Here are a few things that have not been going on at my house this week:

I am not fighting the urge to go back to bed this morning.  Nope.  My body is not begging to lie down and hibernate since it is so cold outside these days.  (Texas cold, that is!:))  My electric blanket is not audibly chanting my name, beckoning me to come back to bed.  No.  Not me.  Not my body.

I do not have Beavis and Butthead‘s voices on my brand new GPS that I got for Christmas.  My sweet husband did not take the time to program those two lovely voices to direct me about town.  No.  Surely it’s not even possible to have voices like Beavis and Butthead on a GPS.  And the other day when I turned around after a few minutes and headed back home to get something that the kids had forgotten, Beavis or Butthead did not announce, “Uh . . . dude.  I think you’re lost.”

I did not spend hours last week on the phone trying to find a dog training place to send my dog off to.  I do not want the trainer to come get him and keep him away for at least two weeks.  And I am not expecting the trainer to bring me back a perfect dog.  And I do not want it to happen for less than $700!!  🙂

I am not thrilled to have a couple of new consultants on my team at Halle Joy.  It has not been a ball meeting them and beginning training with them.  And I’m not completely looking forward to doing business with them for a long time.  Nope.  Not me.

I did not turn on the wrong alarm for Paul last night.  He did not wake up extremely late all because of my mistake.  And he did not have to dash out of the house with no shower, no breakfast, and no lunch.  Oh, surely not. That would be so sad.  I am not so very sorry for my mistake, either.

How about you?  Anything you have not been doing lately?

Lastly, I can not think of a better role model for my 9 and 11 year old boys than this figure below.  Nope.  I am not going to search for a different voice to put on my GPS.  I am not very much struggling with having Butthead’s image on my blog.  I am not having an inner-struggle as I decide whether to click on Publish. . .

 

Beavis as The Great Cornholio.

Image via Wikipedia

I did not just hit publish and permanently put the above image on my ordinary days family blog.  No.  Not me.

 

Not Me! Monday

Back by popular demand is my Not Me! Monday post where I spill the beans on the embarrassing things I have not been doing all week.  It’s a type of confessional where we folks can freely laugh at ourselves and at each other!

I used to join up with MckMama and lots of other bloggers in Not Me! Monday, where we confessed many things that we absolutely did not do this week!  (Of course we didn’t!)  But I get the feeling that she isn’t do it anymore so today I’m not linking up.

Here are a few things that have not been going on at my house this week:

I did not completely forget to do homework with Chloe one day last week.  No, that would be very scatter-brained of me!  Surely I would not just forget to do something so important.

I did not on the first week of “eating more healthy” feed my kids pizza for dinner one night and corn dogs for dinner another night.  No way!  Not me! Meals like that are so last year for us!  Meals like that are in the past for us — surely I would not have already fallen into fixing quicky, easy meals for my family.  Nope.

I did not tell Elliot to wear his dirty jeans one more day because I knew that he didn’t have any more clean ones in his drawer.  Ew.  I certainly would not do something so disgusting since I always stay completely on top of my household chores.  Nope.  Not this mama.

I did not drive my kids to school in my pjs one day this week.  No way!  Not me! That would be embarrassing and unacceptable.  And on that same day I did not return home and promptly crawl back into my bed after turning on my electric blanket.  Nope.

I did not waste nearly two full days this week –overwhelmed with where to start on my to do list.  Surely not! And if I did, surely I would not admit it here on my blog.  Surely I would deny wasting that much time and pretend to have accomplished much.

I did not threaten Chloe that I would return with “very loud instruments” if she got out of her bed one more time.  I surely did not promise her that the instruments would be so loud that they would make her cry.  Why, that would just be cruel to threaten such noise.  No, I did not threaten my daughter with loud noises to make her obey.  Nope.  Not me.

 

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