The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, February 16, 2009

Not Me Monday

It's NOT Monday again... I advise you not to head over to MckMama's blog to see what all the other mommies out there are NOT doing. And I dare you NOT to participate yourself... it's not therapeutic at all and it certainly doesn't make you look at the things you did not do with a little more levity... now get goin' on my list and then "git your booty to MckMama's."

I did not survive and entire sick day last week by giving myself permission to eat as many Oreos as I wanted. That would set a terrible example for my children and I am SO above that.

I did not post the most boring "Not Me Monday" last week in the history of "Not Me Monday". And the fact that it was not boring had nothing to do with the fact that I had not had any sleep and tried to write my post before my coffee kicked in. I know that my brain does not function until I have had at least 8 ounces of caffeine, why would I display my Not Me for the world to see before I had the good sense to make it interesting?

I did not forget about a half pan of chicken enchiladas and leave them in my oven for two days this week. When I did remember them and pull them out, my dog did not sniff them and walk away, not even recognizing them as any form of human food. Not to mention anything of the fact that I did not recognize they were in there because I was not using my oven for two days... but no need to elaborate on that one, right? K!

I did not make these Valentine's cupcakes for the teachers at school. That would make me seem like I was trying to be Martha Stewart or something, which everyone knows by now that I certainly am NOT! Plus, they did not turn out nearly as cute as they looked in the magazine... I should have known better. "Stick with what you know," I should have told myself.

I did not entertain my kids while icing said cupcakes by letting them do this.... Why, yes, that is their very own bowl of cupcake mix they're eating, why do you ask?

While putting on some chapstick, Meg appeared very happy in the nice sunshine outside our door (it's been in the 60's here this week... sorry all you frozen tundra friends... it's pretty nice here right now, but I'm certainly NOT going to post the photos of my toes in the grass that I took because I certainly did not get to go barefoot this week. Have I mentioned how much I love to be barefoot?) When I decided she had enough GLOBBED on her lips, I did NOT grab my camera and capture the moment instead of trying to distract her. I mean, I'm so over much more compassionate about her two year old whims than to tick her off even more by trying to photograph the moment. I know none of you ever do that either!

I have not been doing the photography lessons on MckMama's blog. I have not loved getting my camera out of program mode and into some manual settings... I have not been totally renewed in my commitment to photograph every stinkin' day of the year all our big and small moments.

And last, but certainly NOT least, I did NOT get to meet alot of blogland friends and their cute kiddos yesterday. We did not have Valentine's dinner with Becky and Keith and their amazing sons. We did not go swimming together afterward at their indoor pool and Becky did NOT only teach me a couple of things about my camera that I didn't know, she also didn't make me want a fixed focal length lens, which does not cost about $200. Ugh, I hate when I have to save up money for something new! :)

And half the blog world of Nashville was not at BounceU yesterday for a fun little bloggy meet up. The Littlest Tsarina was there. So was the adorable Owen. Carey was there with her sweet kiddos, but her blog is private so I can NOT share her link with you. And Michael and Carrie were there with sweet little Silas... but when I changed my blog over, I lost their link and she never sent it to me... hint hint Carrie. But I'll leave you with a photo of all the amazing kids anyway, a good little portion of them were born in Russia... now see what I mean when I say that you are missing out if you haven't experienced adoption! :)



Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Yay for eating oreos, being sick calls for drastic measures sometimes, doesn't it? I love that you took a pic of a 2 year old tantrum. Sometimes when my 2.5 year old is throwing a tantrum, I just laugh and wish I had the guts to photograph it! Have a wonderful week!

Amy said...

What a cool visit at BounceU - so many faces I know!!

C.C. and Double T said...


Thanks for stopping by my place today! It is nice to meet you, and I look forward to reading more on your blog.


Carey and Norman said...

Funny stuff. I laughed at Kim's Not Me Monday post too.

We had so much fun yesterday. So glad we were able to meet in person. Thanks again for organizing!!

Lindsay said...

I loved your Not Me's. I have to say I'm a teacher and I would have loved to get one of your cupcakes for Valentine's Day.

P.S. Is it possible to be an over caffeinated mother??

Happy Monday!

Kim Abraham said...

Love it!!!! You must send me your photo of everyone. It's much better than mine. I enjoyed meeting you and your awesome family yesterday!

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

incredibly entertaining! My coffee maker is on the fritz and I am so not stressed about. Nope, not me! :)
have you been to She is great friend of mine and just moved to Nashville recently.

Carol said...

I am so not jealous.

Lauren said...

Great not me.

Awesome meet-up!

And every mom has permission to indulge in a few too many oreos from time to girl scout cookies are another matter. Samoas are downright dangerous!

Kristine and John said...

Love all the pictures...especially of all the families together..very cool! Looks like a great time!

So is eating a pack of oreos a bad thing? hmmm, I'll need to rethink that I guess ;)

Love the cupcakes too!

Barb said...

Loved the post! Can you teach me how to do the strike-through/out??? Looks like it was a blast for y'all to get together!

Meredith said...

Ha, ha, ha!! Leaving the enchiladas in the oven is SO something I would do!! Love the cupcakes!

Becky and Keith said...

You are a hoot... done the enchilada thing - MANY TIMES! We had a great time with you guys this weekend. Andrew can't stop talking about his big friends although I think we need to work a bit more on the love connection. :-) Definitely need to plan something again but this time maybe we need to hire a babysitter so the ADULTS can visit! :-) Hope you're having a good week!

Robin said...

the caffeinein your title 'drew' me over to your blog...I love love love coffee!!!!!!!!! The your thoughts on adoption kept me reading...I am adopted and feel very strongly about adoption!!!

Great blog!


Jeri said...

Wow...great blog. I found you through McMama. I TOTALLY swiped your quote about how to live so that satan dreads you being awake. -LOVE THAT! I'm your newest fan.