Monday, July 21, 2008

A Mess of Meanderings

It's 11:42pm right now and as I sit here and write this post I should be sitting here writing a response for one of my classes. But to be quite blunt, I just don't give a shit.

It will get done.

I'll submit it tonight before I go to bed but right now I just don't care. I hate this class. The professor is awesome. She's super nice and interesting but damn if she doesn't SLAM us with work every friggin' week!

So what do I do instead of writing about a case study...I blog.

I really have nothing specific to write about. Last week I was all wordy and ready to write. This week I want to write but who the hell knows what about!?!

Let's start with a plug....I've been reading this site for a long time. Since my son was born or just after it. The woman who runs the site is incredible. Seriously amazing. She has been so helpful and comforting. She is incredibly knowledgeable about PPD and all things surrounding it. She and I were talking tonight and I just wanted to share her with all of you! Check her out. Check out her info on PPD. And share it with all of your friends and family, it's too important not to!

Sharing the Journey

Moving on to words that have come out of my children's mouths in the past few days....

My three year old likes to watch our GPS from his backseat driver spot. He tells me when we miss a turn. He lets me know that I'm not following the "highlighted route". He shares all of these little tidbits about where we are as we're driving in between Backyardigans numbers. Today's little tidbit? I decided not to follow the GPS at one point and I heard from the backseat, "Mommy, you didn't turn. The driving thing said turn."

"I know where I'm going honey. I don't want to follow the map right now."

"But mommy, it said TURN."

"I know but it's ok, it will tell us how to go."

"Well, mommy, only if you're REALLY sure. I don't want to get lost."

Silence. Then backyardigan singing from the way back of my van!

Our daughter's newest phrase- "I did it."

She says it when she finishes all her food- which is always!

She says it when she sneakily climbs up on the couch and settles into the cushions.

Today, we're sitting in our friendly car repair shop when I quietly asked, "Who pooped?" Knowing full well it was my three year old child who refuses to separate himself from his own feces!

My daughter looked up from the magazines she was destroying and said, "I did it! I poop!"

And finally on the line of bodily functions the one that sent friends of our over the edge this weekend....
Last Thursday morning we were in bed and our son came into our room, as usual. He had watched some TV and was hanging out and I heard him to say to my husband, "I have to go potty."

He can very easily get himself into the bathroom and ready himself to pee and do the deed. My husband rolled over, peered into the bathroom and told him the stool was there and he could go.


Then I hear from my husband's side of the bed, "I am never going to get to the potty if I don't stop peeing on the floor."

Those are not the words you want hear followed by the steady stream of urine hitting carpeting! Needless to say, the husband bolted out of bed and got the boy into the bathroom fairly quickly!

We leave for vacation this weekend. I cannot wait. This week though is C-R-A-Z-Y. I have a ton of crap to do including pack and clean and write a research paper on beginning a private counseling practice. I can't wait to get in the car and start driving but all the crap leading up to that....not so much fun.

Has anyone else seen this Cool-Whip in a can?!?! What the hell is that?!? I'll tell you what it is, Reddi-Whip! Cool-Whip comes in a tub and is best consumed frozen. Reddi-Whip comes in can and is best consumed by spraying directly into your gaping hole of a mouth.

I have major insomnia. My friend the paramedic is convinced it's because I've been working out at 11pm at night. He says I may be exhausted but I'm getting all my systems going and then my body can't relax for awhile. Maybe he's right. Personally, I'd rather go to bed at 2am than get up at 5 to work out.

And those workout DVDs....not only do they make me feel completely and totally fat and out of shape but I look like Elaine from the dance episode of Seinfeld:

Speaking of TV, have you seen Hopkins?!?! You must if you have not. Have a tissue or a case of them with you. INCREDIBLE.

I went to the movies by myself the other night. It was great. Definitely doing it again.

We went to a wedding this past weekend. Extremely fun. It was an outside wedding on a golf course. The sprinklers went on just as the Maid of Honor was making her way down the aisle. It helped more than anything else. It was like 110 degrees out.

There is so much random crap bouncing around in my head right now. I could go on all night.

Ok, I'm done. I have serious stuff, too. I just can't decide if it should be shared.

I hope you enjoyed this mess of meanderings through my brain. I promise something better might be coming.


Alison said...

the sprinklers at the wedding got me...and the peeing on the floor..too funny..

I have something for you...come over and see!!

Kelley said...

Dude! That was totally random. Like a brain dump.

Wish I had a clue what cool and ready whips are. I am thinking cream. But you can't freeze cream so I am clueless...

Helen E.M. Wright said...

You do realize you are molding a back seat driver?!?!?! ;)
I have the same problem and we don't even HAVE a GPS!!!
Love your random-ramblings!!! You write like a talk...daily (according to my husband!).

Crazy Working Mom said...

Not following the "highlighted route". Now that's classic!

Lauren said...

Thanks SO much for the plug - you're pretty amazing yourself!

I imagine we'll probably chat a bit later. Right now I'm waiting for chris to get home with his dinner (mine's here already and I'm eating the salad like it's a bag of chips!)

And hey - had an odd rush on the Confessions from a Black Hole post at my blog today. Like 52 people. Weird.

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