Friday, October 24, 2008

Me? Depressing? No....

It's never to early to start.....

From the outside looking in, I have my flaws. Actually from the inside looking in....you might think I'm crazy. I have been told that this blog is many things....funny, witty, charming, honest, transparent but never depressing...until last night. Now, usually things like this roll off my back and I dispose of them in my little "comments to dispose of " compartment of my memory bank. If you don't have one of those compartments, you really should find yours, it's brilliant. Now granted, the person it came from is at the polar opposite of what my life is now, but needless to say it struck a chord. I would like to defend my honor and glory and possible sanity on this issue by saying that I tell it like it is. Yes, I have two beautiful children whom I adore and love more than anything and I love the place in my life where I am now. I wouldn't have it any other way and I wouldn't want to be in the work force right now, my place is raising my children and of course being a domestic goddess. Yes, there are days...heck, almost everyday is some new challenge that I've never encountered before and have to devise a brilliant plan to get myself out of it. For example, if someone were to tell me that last week I would have to deal with a sleep walker and baby puke, I would have laughed....BUT I did....and I survived. Being a mom isn't pretty sometimes and there are days that are flat out depressing. I don't fluff things up, sugar coat or put on my fairy wings to make you think that motherhood is a cakewalk....I believe I will get an AMEN from a few other mamas in the house. This is the life God has planned for me without regret and I learn as I go...flying by the seat of my pants most days. I hope I don't come across as angry, upset or hating my job, because I don't. I love every second of it even if you might think I need to be admitted to a nut house. I also believe that some of your nice folks don't get my humor and just think I'm crazy . Just to clarify, I don't do drugs, I bathe regularly and I'm not selling my kids on ebay.....yet. To an outsider cleaning, cooking and diapering may seem depressing but it's not. Just like I think filing, answering phones and deadlines are depressing. I hope a glimpse into our lives will do a number of things including make someone smile, make them think and make them use birth control for a few more years.....just joking. I pay a price for the transparency but it's worth it. So read on, even if you think I'm a tad on the blue side.

So here is a photo of the boys next to the table I just finished refinishing. Hours of sanding, stripping and painting and I'm very pleased. It looks brand new and is so much better than the old one. I did it on a whim of ADD influenced adrenaline....hey, is that an apple? Where was I......

Table. Oh yea. Working on the chairs next, they'll be shiny black to match. Oh yea, and yes...that's a juice box....I know what you're thinking....just stop it.

So it's that time again.....the Friday 15. I was trying to think of some creative questions to ask you (then you can cut and paste into your blog if that is what you fancy) so here you go....answer away. My answers are in caps.

1. If you could be a cartoon character or super hero for one day, who would it be? WONDER WOMAN..HELLO!? BOOBS.

2. What was the most valuable thing you owned as a teenager? MY TRUMPET...I KNOW, I KNOW, BUT I CRIED WHEN I GOT IT....A GOOD CRY THOUGH. THANKS MOM AND DAD FOR MAKING ME THE DORK I AM TODAY.

3. If you were just given a large boat, what would you name it? SS NAPTIME

4. Three favorite songs: LIFE IS A HIGHWAY, JOE CROCKER. MAIN THEME TO ROBIN HOOD AND AARON COPLAND'S APPALACHIAN SPRING SUITE.

5. Least favorite Halloween candy? JELLY BEANS...C'MON WHO GIVES JELLY BEANS FOR HALLOWEEN?

6. A movie was being made of your life, what actress would play you? THAT'S A HARD ONE, I THINK MOVIE STARS ARE CRAZY BUT IF I HAD TO CHOOSE I'D PICK ANGIE HARMON, SHE OBVIOUSLY LOOKS NOTHING LIKE ME (SHE'S TALL, SKINNY AND HAS LONG BLACK HAIR) BUT SHE LEANS TO THE RIGHT :)

7. Paper or plastic? PLASTIC IS EASIER AND FILLS MY GARBAGE CANS WITH A NICE FREE LINER....THINK OF IT AS RECYCLING.

8. Weirdest food you've ever eaten? CHILI FLAVORED CRICKETS

9. What's in the trunk of your car right now? ALDI'S BAGS, STROLLER, BLANKET, TOYS AND A BAG OF CLOTHES FOR GOODWILL....OH DID I MENTION THE BODY?

10. If you owned a cd radio, what would your "handle" be? 10-4 RUBBER DUCKY

11. What article of clothing best describes your personality? WORN OUT JEANS WITH PAINT, HOLES AND SCUFFS BUT THEY MAKE YOUR BUTT LOOK INCREDIBLY SEXY

12. How many rings before you answer your phone? THAT'S A FUNNY STORY....I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO CHANGE MY PHONE TO RING LONGER SO I ALWAYS SPRINT ACROSS THE HOUSE TRYING TO FIND IT BEFORE IT GOES TO VOICEMAIL....I NEVER MAKE IT!!!

13. Your favorite teacher? MY FIRST TRUMPET TEACHER, MR.EDELBROCK....SLIGHTLY CRAZY, BUT GAVE ME THE PASSION FOR MUSIC.

14. What are your nicknames? STUMPY AND KOZ (STEMMING FROM MAIDEN NAME AND THE FACT THAT I'M WELL...JUST STUMPY)

15. Smooth of chunky peanut butter. SMOOTH BABY

3 comments:

Janice said...

You're getting a BIG AMEN from this momma! Not understanding the depressing part of your blog, I look forward to seeing your posts, it is how I get to socialize, I know a bit one sided but I am glad I can post this without a little helper clinging to me or trying to post their own "comments" Love the look of the table, feel free to refinish any of my furniture, oh wait, the thick cardboard stuff doesnt strip well does it? :) I love your humor and totally get it and am COMPLETELY with you on the no sleep thing, however little e did sleep better last night after being adjusted...wonder if he can go daily?

the Broffitts said...

Ah, breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c'mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon. Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June in a Kenworth pullin' logs. Cab-over Pete with a reefer on and a Jimmy haulin' hogs. We is headin' for bear on I-one-oh 'bout a mile outta Shaky Town. I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck and I'm about to put the hammer down."

'Cause we got a little convoy rockin' through the night. Yeah, we got a little convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight? Come on and join our convoy ain't nothin' gonna get in our way. We gonna roll this truckin' convoy 'cross the U-S-A. Convoy!

Ah, breaker, Pig Pen, this here's the Duck. And, you wanna back off them hogs? Yeah, 10-4, 'bout five mile or so. Ten, roger. Them hogs is gettin' in-tense up here.

By the time we got into Tulsa Town,
we had eighty-five trucks in all.
But they's a roadblock up on the cloverleaf, and them bears was wall-to-wall. Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
they even had a bear in the air!
I says, "Callin' all trucks, this here's the Duck "We about to go a-huntin' bear."

Ah, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that, Pig Pen? Negatory, Pig Pen; you're still too close. Yeah, them hogs is startin' to close up my sinuses. Mercy sakes, you better back off another ten.

Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
like a rocket sled on rails. We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
and left 'em settin' on the scales.
By the time we hit that Chi-town,
them bears was a-gettin' smart:
They'd brought up some re-inforcements from the Illinois National Guard. There's armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps, and rigs of ev'ry size. Yeah, them chicken coops was full'a bears
and choppers filled the skies.
Well, we shot the line and we went for broke with a thousand screamin' trucks. An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus in a chartreuse micra-bus.

Ah, Rubber Duck to Sodbuster, come over. Yeah, 10-4, Sodbuster? Lissen, you wanna put that micra-bus in behind that suicide jockey? Yeah, he's haulin' dynamite, and he needs all the help he can get.

Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore and prepared to cross the line. I could see the bridge was lined with bears but I didn't have a dog-goned dime. I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck. We just ain't a-gonna pay no toll." So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight. I says "Let them truckers roll, 10-4."

Convoy! Ah, 10-4, Pig Pen, what's your twenty?
Convoy! OMAHA? Well, they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there fer shure. Well, mercy
Convoy! sakes, good buddy, we gonna back on outta here, so keep the bugs off your glass and the bears off your...
Convoy! tail. We'll catch you on the flip-flop. This here's the Rubber Duck on the side.
Convoy! We gone. 'Bye,'bye.

Kim said...

Amen, I love the table and yea for painted jeans!