I am BAD! Bad bad bad! I tell you! Here is why: I do not volunteer at my kids' schools. I don't want to. Is that wrong? I know there are teachers who read this. I am sorry, but I am that parent. Now, when it comes to my own kid, you have my full attention. Talk to me. I will work with you to help her succeed. I will send notes when I have a question. I am not a pest, I won't get in your face. You are the teacher. But please, don't ask me to volunteer. I am not cut from that cloth. I like my quiet time.
I am bad because I am already planning my evenings for TV viewing. Wondering how I can fit that in with blogging. Priorities people! There are a lot of new shows on this seasons. I know I could do so much more than watch prime time TV. But by the time night falls, it's about all my sad brain can handle.
I am bad because I stay too late. Every. Stinking. Night. Why? I lose track of time. And then I am really tired. And the next day I am dragging my feet looking like night of the living dead. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
On the red carpet is none other than CA Girl to accept her award....Life is Good from Nikki at Simple Living in a Big City! And now for her acceptance speech...
First of all I would like thank Miss Nikki for thinking of me for this award! It seriously made my day. In accepting this award, I have agreed to answer 10 questions...
1) If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
I do not blog anonymously, nor do I intend to. If I can't be straight with you all what's the point?
2) Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I'm not stubborn! I'm not! I'm not! I'm not!
3) What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
Honestly it depends on the day. Sometimes I see a very tired worn out person, and other times I see someone who knows what she is doing...that day!
4) What is your favorite summer cold drink?
5) When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Time for myself? Hahahahahaha! I blog whenever I get the chance. And if I am feeling ambitious I may just upstairs and soak in the tub.
6) Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
I want to learn a foreign language. There is more, but I will leave it at that.
7) When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?
Shy, ditching, clown that over achieves selectively.
8) If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?
When my kids were born, simply because at those exact moments, my life would be forever changed.
9) Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
I am much more comfortable with the written word. My words flow better, and I can delete whenever it is necessary.
10) If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Shoot, that is a hard one. I love adult conversation. It's a rare and precious gem!! But I also love to lose myself in a good book.
And now, as a recipient of this award, I am tasked with paying it forward...in no particular order:
I was not held back in kindergarten, though I do believe if it is necessary it should be done. I did go to three different elementary schools. I was in one school for kindergarten, we moved, then 1st -3rd until that school closed, and finally the last one 4- 6. The controversial piece? Way back in 1984, when AIDS was a taboo subject and we were afraid to breathe the same air as someone with it because we were ignorant...the high school editor tackled a very controversial subject. Whether or not students with AIDS should be allowed to attend school or not. My answer was this: I think they should. We do not know how this disease is transmitted. We need to treat everyone fairly. The article was published 4 years later after that student had graduated. It made the local paper. I met my high school sweetheart through that. He was the photographer.
I was over at Mama Kat's reading her post of the day, and one of the first things that came to my mind was, "before I had kids...." And I thought it might be fun to share some of those thoughts with you today.
Before I had kids, I could never understand why...no...HOW mothers could let their kids run around with their hair all askew. I mean really haven't they heard of these little things called brushes. Don't laugh. I said, "BEFORE."
After I had kids, I realized very early on that it does not matter how nice they look when you are done brushing their hair, because 10 seconds later it looks like they just rolled out of bed.
Before I had kids, I couldn't stand to see babies without shoes or socks in the winter. What are you thinking!? I even would feel this way after the teen was born.
After I had Little Middle, I realized some babies simply do not like things on their feet. And from the time she was born I could not keep socks on her. And when you are a preemie which she was, keeping body temp is hard work. Keep your socks on child! Still doesn't like shoes or socks to this day.
Before I had kids, I would see kids with stuff coming out of their nose holes that should be kept inside where no other human being should ever have to see it. WIPE YOUR KIDS NOSE! That is DISGUSTING! NOBODY wants to SEE that! Did I say that? Of course not. Did I feel like saying that? You betcha!
After I had kids, I found out that sometimes you just don't have something, anything handy to wipe away that nasty mess. Like the time I was walking Kristin to her class on her first or possibly second day of school when she was in Kindergarten. Emily was 2 at most. She also had a nasty cold. She sneezed. I had nothing. It was bad. I got some seriously dirty and disgusted looks. Oh well. Lesson learned...I always almost always have tissue now.
Before I had kids, I would see some holy terror child screaming, running, throwing a raging tantrum. I would think...oh please go home! Oh yes I did.
After I had kids....well....you know.
What did you say or do then that you are totally eating crow for?
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Have you seen the movie 2012? I watched it for the first time tonight. If you are like me--unable to get out much--it's about the end of the world based on the calendar of the Mayan's. Their prediction is that the world will have catastrophic events all over as the planets align. Lots of action, problems I have with how communication is maintained, but I would watch it again...hey I like John Cusack. If you haven't seen Better off Dead or Say Anything, please...do!
So what is it I am asking exactly? Nothing too heavy...in fact totally obvious...the world as we know it coming to an end...what are you going to do? Me? I am boring I guess...I would eat maybe even gorge myself. What's the worst that will happen? I certainly won't have time to get fat!