Southern Sayin' Of The Month

I live for the light of a full moon. -me

Monday, August 23, 2010

Uninvited Guests

Several times this afternoon I would be in another room and I'd hear Monkey talking to himself. I ignored it at first, but he was having full, one-sided conversations. I finally asked him who he was talking to and he said his friends.

"Oh," I replied, "what are their names?"

"Ed and Jim and Crystal and..."

"Um, how many are there?"


"Okay." And here is where I decided to let the conversation end. Imaginary friends are normal, right?

But then he continued. "And they live in the walls and when they're in the walls they look like snakes, but when they come out they look regular."

"Okay honey, that's nice."

Now I'm wondering if I should smile and play along or seriously call an exorcist to rid my home of these snake people who live in my walls!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And Then There Was School...

It's official. I'm back at work. I'm tired...beyond tired really. But I think it's going to be a wonderful year. Even if I look and feel like this every night.

I apologize for the short post. I'll be back when I can string more than two sentences together!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Some Days Are Stranger Than Others

Ever had a day that was going perfectly normal and then one weird thing happens and then all of the sudden you feel like you're in the middle of the twilight zone. Um, that was my day today.

Wake up feeling a bit dehydrated from muchos margaritas last night. Normal.

Go see Eat, Pray, Love with my Mama. (Loved it!) Normal.

Change diapers, feed babies, dole out discipline. All Normal.

Make a quick trip to Walmart...well, about that. It was all perfectly normal until a man approached me in the produce aisle and said, "Mmmm, onions." To which I looked at him and them back at the produce. Then he says, "You've got really pretty feet." And I look at him like, "Dude, you're freaking me out and I'm here with my baby so back the hell up." Sensing my uncomfortableness, he proceeds to repeat his point. "I just wanted to tell you that you have beautiful feet." Not normal. One more reason for me to avoid Walmart.

Then on the drive home I find myself behind this really cute old Mercedes. I look at the license plate because it's one of those phonetic spelling puzzle vanity plates and it reads, "IMAGYN". I immediately had duel thoughts go through my head; one did not come before the other, I literally read it two ways at once. Is it, "Imagine" or "I'm A Gyn (as in gynecologist)"??? You decide. Definitely not normal.

So my day went from plain to strange in about an hour. Happy Sunday!

*Note, those are not my feet. Those are google image feet. I'm sure the Walmart weirdo has googled feet many, many times!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

I mentioned a few posts back that I was reading Eat, Pray, Love. I was prompted by the movie previews I saw (I know...a great way to get your reading list) to rush out and get this book to read so I could then watch the movie. So here's my take...

The book is basically divided into three sections chronicling her travels across Italy-Eat, India-Pray, and Indonesia (Bali)-Love.

I loved her tales of Italy! It sounded beautiful, exciting, and delicious. The prospect of landing oneself in a country and leaning the language and culture simply by experience seemed absolutely amazing (not to mention the food...and she mentions the food quite a bit).

The story of India was different. I always think it's amazing when people go through religious experiences, but as she conceded herself, they are practically indescribable. She still attempted to describe them and while it didn't quite sit right with me, I appreciate her openness in sharing such a personal experience. ( Her daily life she described at the Ashram was not what bugged me, just the description of her divine experience. And I'm sure it spoke directly to some people, just not me.)

Then came Bali. I love how she would just meet these people and become so involved in their lives. Wayan is probably my favorite of the people she encountered in her travels; hers is an amazing story. And of course, she met her love there. So romantic. I think the RedHead and I need a holiday there asap!

I think this was a wonderful book and I look forward to see the movie! If you want some romance and inspiration then definitely read this book.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stress For Sale

If you're feeling particularly content, calm, or bored, then I would be happy for you to purchase a little of my stress. Why didn't I consider that it would be difficult to be packing up a house, making final decisions on the home we're building, start back to work, and come to terms with not being a stay at home mommy anymore all in one month.

Maybe I did consider it, but I did what is easiest and tucked it neatly in the back of my mind so that I wouldn't have to deal with it.

Except now it's here and I have to deal with it.

Tomorrow I start back to work and although it will be an adjustment going back to work full time, I am very excited about my new job as a reading teacher.

I've currently packed a total of 8 boxes. Slowly but surely.

I think I'm ALMOST done making house decisions. Right now the painters are finishing, tile is being laid and the hardwoods, garage doors, and driveway are coming soon. Then we'll just need to put in the lighting and plumbing fixtures and we'll be done. I'm more than ready to move in!

(This pic is a few weeks old, but it's the most recent I've taken.)

Then there's the issue of leaving my babes. This has been the most amazing year and a half. All of my prayers were answered when I received the opportunity to be home everyday with Colson and Lilly-Belle. I will always be thankful for this time and I have a strong appreciation for all that stay at home moms do and glad that the RedHead was able to afford me this experience. I can't think about it too much because that's when the tears come, but I want my children to know that this year was the best year of my life. Thankfully we have the BEST sitter who loves them as much as I do, so I know they will be well cared for. I hope Miss Liz is ready for these two!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hard Day At The Office

It's been a hard day at the office. First, I've dealt with Lilly the Spider Monkey scaling every chair, toilet, cabinet, and packing box in sight. Brave, yes. Graceful, no.

Then after a particularly uneventful trip to the pool, Monkey trips over thin air in the parking lot and busts his knee open. Thankfully no stitches, but it apparently hurts like hell when they glue your skin back together. This I gather from the ear piercing screams he shared with me and the poor doctor doing the gluing. He's resting quietly now after an oreo milkshake which is the cure to all ills.

Now I need to rest quietly...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Today I'm the World's Worst Mother

...alternately titled, Responsibility's A B*!$@ Apparently you earn yourself the title of World's Worst Mother if you:

A. make your child take a nap.

B. concede to "rest time" when he claims that his eyes just won't stay closed. Apparently playing in your room is torture.

C. Make your child actually CLEAN up the mess they made during rest time.

D. Offer to clean it for them if they pay you $2 of their own money.

E. Offer to solve the whole problem by throwing the toys away.

F. tell them to stay in their room until they have chosen from either C, D, or E.

Teaching your child responsibility is hard...on the both of you.

Monkey, I graciously thank you for this award. And one day you'll thank me.

*Bug requested that I mention you can also earn an Honorable Mention as World's Worst Mother if you:
-refuse to carry your child on your hip at all times.
-refuse to feed them lunch unless they are seated.
-or fail to have no less than 5 snack options with you at all times.

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