Monday, February 15, 2010

Many questions, no answers...

My get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went due to a variety of reasons. The cold weather and the 3 ½ feet of snow we have on the ground is too deep to go sledding because it actually stops the sleds, and too much of a chore to walk in. We left the house at 6:30 yesterday morning and returning at 4:00 yesterday afternoon-we spent four hours sitting in the car and four and a half hours sitting at my daughter’s gymnastics meet. Since we haven’t had school since last Tuesday and every night feels like a Friday night, I have been staying up later and later but still getting up at the same time because my kids don’t sleep in. And I haven’t had a decent workout in a while-it’s an endless cycle because I have no energy for exercise, and because I am not exercising, I have no energy…

So here I am, staring at my computer wondering what the subject of tonight’s post should be. I could talk more about the snow and how we are getting another 1-3 inches by tomorrow, but just typing that is depressing. I could psychoanalyze my reasons for staying up to watch sappy old love stories, but I might watch another tonight so what would be the point? And I’m sure you wouldn’t want a play-by-play of yesterday’s meet, although my daughter got another second place on the beam and fourth overall, so it was totally worth it.

Well you’re in luck because I decided to do another round of Sunday Sage'ness (lucky you), I also received another award from Girl at The Girl Next Door Grows Up , but since I have to award this to ten other bloggers, I will do a post about it in a couple days.

Now onto some of my newfound beliefs and reflections:

The dog is just like us-what goes in must come out- the coming out usually follows the going in, so someone needs to “get him out” so we don’t have any special surprises.

Why am I getting white hair only on the left side of my head? Does the left side age faster than the right if you’re right brained?

Maybe I am a little funny when it comes to bathroom etiquette, but I feel the door should be shut when you are doing your business-I also don’t want to know what you’re doing in there, so don’t ask me to “come see…”

And speaking of the bathroom, what comes up must come down, and in this case I am referring to the toilet seat!

My daughter’s resemblance to her aunt is almost uncanny-we’re talking everything from appearance to personal habits, and because this was the one sister I fought with constantly when I was younger, it’s driving me crazy because in an odd sort of way I am still fighting with her!

The living room couch is made for sitting, but why is your stuff“setting” there?

Soap and water are your friends-come let’s get reacquainted.

The dog doesn’t know the difference between your stuffed animals and his stuffed toys, so your stuffed monkey paid the ultimate sacrifice. (We can get a replacement eye in the craft store I’m sure…)

Well, that's enought sage'ness for one evening. Besides, I have to round up the kids and get them to bed. Goodnight everybody!


  1. Congrats to your daughter! She did great!

    What would I do without your witty posts? My husband must wonder what I'm chuckling about. I know about the "come see" request for a bathroom visit. Hello kids! Mom doesn't have to participate in EVERYTHING!! Your observation about gray hanging out more on one side of your head could be said about my gray invasion too. My four year old is pulling on my arm now chanting, "Rest with me. Rest with me." I better go before a full tantrum starts. Good night Susan!

  2. I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself, not wanting to do work, study or housework. You made me chuckle and I thank you for that.

    I think my 4-year-old must be visiting Septembermom's house because that is what he says to me when I am trying to work, but I don't dare let him sleep, or my evening will be hell trying to get him to go to bed at a reasonable hour.

    Well, back to it, there's some serious self-pity to be done.

    Love your post,


  3. Sitting and's like lying and laying. I think people lie down but you lay things down. The English language is bizarre!

    I couldn't agree with you more on bathroom privacy!

  4. I'm lucky if I get to use the bathroom alone, if someone closes the door that's icing on the cake.

  5. Glad your daughter did well! That does make the trip worth it. Very good reflections! Being out of routine does give us more time to reflect, hence no school yesterday led to my,where did that come from? post today. And if it's any comfort, stuffed monkey eyes might be easier to replace than the leg of an antique chair given to me by my father. Which is what my dog ate this weekend. But I can't be angry with him because he's old & it's cold and he couldn't get up, so it was the only thing in reach to take out his frustration on. What can ya do?

  6. I have a ton of white hair on the right side of my head.

    Nobody ever goes into the bathroom with daddy, but with me - they KNOW they have my attention. GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

  7. Kelly, I am trying to get my kids to close the door when in the bathroom and leave me alone when I'm there, but I'm not winning this battle.

    Shelly, I'm glad I made you laugh tonight. Just writing this stuff put me in a better mood!

    Blue Violet and Molly, so this bathroom thing is catching?

    MOPG, You're right, the monkey is better than a piece of furniture.

    Girl, so the hair is turning only on one side of your head too? As you can see, I don't have an answer for you on that one...

  8. I cannot think of a single time I have been able to use the bathroom privately since my kids were born. Diego's favorite is sitting on my lap while I am on the throne. Myself, I am not keen on lap sitting while toileting but whatever works, right? It's a lot better than toileting while watching a raging 2 year old froth at the mouth and scream and roll all over the bathroom floor. Sorry to hear about all your snow. It must be getting really really old by now.

  9. I am turning gray all over..well until I go and get my color tomorrow..then I will be brown again!

  10. Naomi, I will take the open door over the lap sitting any day. Good luck with that one!

    Lee, I have won the battle with my grays today, but color from a bottle is in my near future...

  11. Your living room couch must be like our kitchen table. It's the catch-all for everything. I'm constantly trying to find places for the stuff left there.

  12. The snow is messing up my groove too. I hope we all get to see the ground again (do you think grass is under there?) so we can get on with life!

  13. I feel you on the "get up and go"-mine has also seemed to dissipate. This is the time of year when the snow really annoys the heck out of me-because I'm so ready for warm weather and relaxing outside by the pool instead of cooped up in the house.

    Ohhh the toilet seat! There has been wayyy too many half-asleep nights where I've sat down and almost plopped my backside into the whole bowl-thanks to the man of the house:-p

  14. Showering and bathing--alone--have become pure luxuries for me. Funny how motherhood changes one's perspective, isn't it?

  15. Are you kidding, that is my sons favorite part. I always have to see the poop. LOL
    How sad for you about your daughter and the resemblence with the sister.
    As for toilet seats, don't even go there. I fall in almost nightly. One day I am going to kill the boy!!

  16. One of our dogs chewed up one of my kids stuffed animals too. Surprisingly no one cared that much.

    I'm hoping for an end to winter soon too.

  17. Victoria, I finally think I have my kids trained about putting the papers in certain file folders because the kitchen table was a trouble spot for me too...

    Joey, I still mountains of snow piled on either side of my driveway, so if there is grass, it's down pretty deep!

    Monique, My husband is now blaming my son when it comes to the toilet seat. LOL!

    Alyssa, I don't remember when I had a shower uninterrupted either. Maybe in ten years?

    Clueless Mom, Maybe this is a boy thing. My daughter never asked me to come look!

    Tesa, Well this isn't the first stuffed animal to fall victim, only the latest...

  18. Why can't I comment on your post about your daughter?! It says the page is not found. Anyway, I will post it here. Your daughter is beautiful and I totally get teary eyed just thinking about my kids that age.... it is going so fast! I loved the post!

  19. Nicole, I realized I had the same picture twice so I went back in and changed it-you were probably caught in the transition... You're right-time does fly, and that's something to keep in the back of our minds.


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