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Month: October 2003

Listen…

Listen…

It’s 3:30pm here.

The sun is shining brightly.

The birds are singing.

(It’s really hot here, too, by the way.)

If you listen closely you can hear the chorus of….

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Updates and such

Updates and such

This entry is more about random updates from other entries. Feel free to nod off if you want to. I won’t be hurt. Not too much. But just be sure to blame it on the NyQuil, okay?

Well, it looks like I won’t be going to the zoo tomorrow anyway. I just didn’t feel right having someone else watch the girls after talking to the other mom. However, it worked out for the best. It turns out that if I did go, they would’ve been over their limit by one adult. Apparently, they had to add one aid for the deaf ed kids, so that caused them to reach their max in adults. So, everyone is happy and Kidlet Jr. has no idea I almost went. It all works out!

So, I am guessing that tomorrow is my last “non-novel” writing day for a month. There are times I am shocked that I have committed to this and other days where I am very passive about the whole idea. You know what surprised me the most? How supportive and excited my Geek-Man is about it. I told him and he thought it was an awesome idea. Now that is worth everything to me! So, now that I have the support, the motivation and have declared to you all that I am doing this, I guess that I really am doing this. How incredible I feel about it all. I mean, writing a novel? Even if it is crap, it is something I have wanted to do forever. And now I am going to do it. I am still sitting on the fence about whether or not I am going to post exerpts or just wait or what. My honest feeling is that I don’t think that anyone would really want to read it. I am doing this mainly to challenge myself and prove that I can. Are you planning on reading what people are writing if they share it? Would you read bits and pieces (or heaven-forbid) the whole thing if I posted it?

And just because you stuck with me for this boring post, I have this funny to add for you. I got it in an email and thought it was great. Hey ladies, are you with me??

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And again I give you advise

And again I give you advise

PSA #2 for the day. Just because I love you so much. This one is for the ladies, gentlemen. You guys can just talk among yourselves.

Ladies, here is a helpful tip in dealing with members of the opposite sex. When one of them looks directly at your chest and says something like, “Bad hair day, eh?” And you’re really tempted to smart off with a quick comeback such as “Unless my breasts suddenly sprouted dredlocks, you’re looking several inches too low to make any comments on my hair!” Well, here is an important tip. Check to make sure you aren’t wearing a shirt like this . It could save you plenty of embarrassment.

Again, it really isn’t important how I know this. But really…you can trust me.

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PSA day

PSA day

Just for you, I am going to send out a PSA (public service announcement for those of you still asleep.) Ready?

Nyquil = green liquid gel caps = fall asleep where ever you may be, totally against your will and completely out of your control

DayQuil = orange liguid gel caps = gives you medicine head, but you retain the ability to stay awake

It is best not to get these confused. It isn’t important how I know this. Just trust me, okay?

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I hate making decisions!

I hate making decisions!

Parenting guilt issue #38

Here is the deal. Kidlet Jr. is going on a field trip to the zoo this Friday. I really wanted to go. Mainly because it means a lot to the kidlet for me to be there. I told the teacher ages ago that I wanted to go with them. Well, it turns out that there were 2 other moms that spoke up sooner and were chosen to go. No big deal. I tried.

So, when a friend of mine asked me if I could watch her daughter for her on Friday so she could go to her son’s field trip (different field trip), I readily agreed knowing I had no plans.

Yesterday, Kidlet Jr’s teacher calls and said that a parent from another class backed out and they need a mom to fill in. I would be able to be with my kidlet and one of his friends, but would be with the other teacher’s class. (Are you following me?)

So therein lies my problem. I made a committment to the other mom that if I need to do so, I could juggle with relative ease. (Ask another mom to fill in for me.) I could find someone to watch Little Diva if I make a few phone calls. I know it would mean a lot to my kidlet. But, it doesn’t sit right with me to juggle the toddler I agreed to watch.

Yet, it doesn’t sit right to turn down the opportunity to go when I know that my kidlet would really love it.

What would you do? I am torn here. My stomach is in knots trying to figure out what I should do here. (Does this mommy guilt ever go away?) I could use another mom’s input here. Or any of you dad’s, too. For that matter, pet owners and just people who like to give their opinions can weigh in too.

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