Friday, May 01, 2009

Random whines and other pithy details...

Do not compare. Do not compare. You are who you are. And you are definitely good enough!

I'm like a regular life coach to myself, lately. I mean, I know I am doing a decent job. I have taken on a whole new, FULL-TIME job of teaching the kids. I have practically all of the household chores to myself now (and feel excessively guilty for even thinking of asking Patrick to carry something heavy to the basement. I mean, he's only home for a handful of hours each week, working 2 jobs, trying to get us out of debt, and I'm asking him to carry winter coats because they're too heavy for my pitiful self? Pathetic.). I have managed to get the kids to not only stay afloat but to turn one of the first corners in homeschooling which is learning because they're interested. The house isn't falling apart around me (anymore) and I DID clean the hall closet out! No more winter coats! No more snow boots next to sandals! I rock!

But the one thing I have let slip? My efforts on this blog.

It's true. Don't deny it. (Well, ok. Please deny it and pat me on the back a little bit. I sure could use the encouragement...) My posts have been fluffy and pitty-pat as of late. My one release to record my emotions and I am usually so exhausted by the time I sit down that I end up typing mediocre reviews and silly picture posts.

Sigh...

Hang on. I need some ice cream...

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I'm back. It's amazing how much better you feel with a bowl of Neopolitan and chopped bananas...

So, the kids and I watch Bridge to Terabithia tonight. I had read the book, yes, yes. I knew what happened at the end. But I somehow hoped that it wasn't quite as horribly heart-wrenching as I remembered from my pre-teen years. Maybe they would save little Leslie from drowning? Maybe his dad would get a job that paid enough for Jess to buy BOY shoes and everyone would live happily ever after?? Please?

Dang it. The girl drowns, he's poor, and Justin and I were bawling on opposite ends of the couch. Corinne was asking "Why'd she die? Why are dey sad? Why are YOU cryin, Mommy?" and Evan was insistent that she could have lived, even after hitting her head, if only she'd just stood up in the river.

Good times.


Man, THAT topic certainly didn't cheer me up much! Sheesh. No wonder I'm all melancholy tonight. I need to pick my movies more carefully.

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Good ice cream...
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Well I STILL haven't watched Lost yet, so I am off to curl up in my empty bed (after I push the STILL unfolded laundry onto the floor AGAIN) and eat my ice cream by myself. Though I'm sure Corinne will pad into my room in a few hours. She's a good foot warmer...

18 comments:

Mom24 said...

I think you're doing a good job. We all have to go into survival mode sometimes, but, guess what? Yours is interesting! Keep doing what you're doing, you're doing really important work for your family, giving your blog what you can, and, from my perspective, you're doing just fine. (Was that a huge run-on sentence, or what?)

Gettysburg Mom said...

You're doing great. And your eating ice cream instead of drinking from the bottle you've hidden in the tank on the back of the toilet? Outstanding job.

Marie said...

It's nice of you to feel so obligated to those of us you have never met!!

Um, that was sarcastic. I always think of a blog as a way to keep up with what the author has been doing. Well, I feel like I know what you've been up to! And it's a lot of time consuming, stressful, but rewarding and important stuff.

So, you are good enough, you are pretty enough, and gosh darn it, you are worth it!

(name that show or I'll feel old!!)

Badness Jones said...

You're doing great - at least you're still posting, which I can barely manage, and you've got A LOT more going on to keep you busy than I do. Just keep doing what you're doing, because it seems like it's working!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Marie, SNL? A really weird character...

Nap Warden said...

I got it...Stewarts Daily Affirmations!

Becky aka StinkyLemsky said...

Hey now, of all the things to beat yourself up for, blogging should not be one of them! Write when you can and don't worry - more content will come when it does. I haven't skipped a single one of your posts!

Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

I am just in admiration that you manage to post so often. If I post twice and comment on 10 blogs I consider it a good week! Priorities!

And I do that thing with the laundry too. In fact, I don't bother with sorting underwear at all anymore, we get it straight out of the "underwear basket" :-(

JC said...

I love your posts. They always make me smile. You have a full plate and manage it nicely I think. You rock!!!! Wish I had the nerve to even consider homeschooling my one kid...of course that is two years away. But, I'm sure I won't be up for it. I am not that awesome! :)

Jennifer

Kat said...

When you are so busy something has got to give, and the blog can always wait. We'll be here when you are darn good and ready. :)

CaraBee said...

I can't believe that with all you have going on you have time to post at all!

OHmommy said...

i am avoiding all the LOST recaps online as I have yet to watch it. i might buy some ice cream tomorrow and curl up on the couch.

oh the glamorous life.

BTW. My word verification is "bedins" does that mean i should go in my bed now? heh.

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Everybody still alive? check.

You are amazing! I don't think that would be the case here....at least I would be in a straight jacket underneath what would remain of the house :)

Go Tracey!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Marie, was it the church lady from SNL? or no...but Dana Carvey played that character...I am almost sure....

Justin & Kristin said...

Thank you checking out our blog!! You have very cute kiddos as well!!
Love that you home school, we plan to do the same.
Nice to have a cool home schooling blog to follow.
Take care ;-)

Babe in Babeland said...

Hello! First-time commenter. I appreciate your honesty with everything...being a mom is hard ass work. And you've got a lot going on! You deserve a bowl of ice cream everyday. :-)

sheila said...

I really enjoyed that post. Especially the part about watching/crying over the movie.

I cracked up with the simple words: Good times.

You're a riot. :o)

Michelle said...

You haven't let your blog slip cause we're all still here reading! :) I feel like blogging has definitely taken a back burner for me though! All of a sudden Lucas is keeping me so busy it's crazy...and now living w/my mom I have another adult to talk to during the days LOL So I'm not on the computer half as much as I used to be...so I'm way behind on commenting on all the blogs I read LOL It's hard to stay caught up and I"m not even half as busy as you are!

I was just telling my mom the other night that bananas and ice cream just go SO WELL together!

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