Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It is nice to feel needed

I love to feel needed.

Especially by my children.

I love it when only my kisses will make their boo boos all better.

I love when it is me they want to draw comfort from during a thunderstorm.

But this?

Not. so. much.

For some reason I am the only one they want to do this.

I know.

I have tested my theory.


And time again.

Given the chance to do it themselves....

they choose me

every. single. time.

Isn't it nice to feel needed?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Reason #479

Reason #479 for my absence last week.
It snowed.
I know many of you are thinking....big deal.
Who cares.
What is a little snow?
I live in NC.
We don't see much of the white stuff around here.
Remember it was 70 degrees on Christmas day.
Snow paralyzes us southerners.
We don't know how to get around in it.
Businesses shut down.
Schools close.
We aren't prepared with snow tires or snow suits.
They are never needed.
Even when the forecasters were predicting the eminent arrival of snow, I did not believe.
I laughed.
And the snow showed me.
I was paralyzed.
I couldn't go anywhere.
Businesses were closed.
The kids were out of school.
We played and drank hot chocolate.
And I am finally resurfacing.

Building Snowmen and Growing Feet

Trying to build the perfect snowman with uncooperative snow.

Um....someone needs to be taught Snowman Nose Placement 101.

Hey, when did Chase's feet get so big?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

It is hard to believe that it is Monday again.

And that can only mean one thing.

That's right...Not Me! Monday.

I know.

I am excited too.

I did not enter my second week as a Iamgoingbacktocollege student.

And I most certainly have not felt overwhelmed.

Nope, not me.

I did not get the wrong book for my computer course.

And it definitely did not take me almost a week to figure it out.

The correct book did not set me back $151.00 .

And it did not take me minutes hours a day and a half to figure out the software to complete my assignment.

I did not feel like a complete idiot.

I did not finally get the last of my Christmas decorations in the attic.

I did not leave up this.

Because it just doesn't seem right to take them down.

I have not enjoyed looking at those Christmas cards every. single. day.

My children did not fight and argue so much yesterday that I threatened to make them clean the house if they didn't stop.

Guess who did not stop?

I also did not ask Chase's friend to pray for his soul yesterday.

That would not have been nice.

I did not keep my word and make them clean today.

My children did not learn how to clean baseboards and chair rail.

They did not learn the fine art of loading the dishwasher.

Or unloading.

They did not have to vacuum or sweep.

Not a mirror did they Windex.

Not one child had to lift a finger.

And I am not patting myself on the back.

Just a little.

Cole did not need me to wipe his back side a few minutes ago.

And when I didn't run to his aide immediately...he definitely did not ask me to turn on my listening ears.

I did not fall to the floor in uncontrollable laughter.

What's that?

I know I don't hear my children fighting...there is definitely no more cleaning that needs to be done around here!

What about you?

Are there things you haven't done this week?

You can share all of them at MckMama's place.

Go on.

You know you want to!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The part where I forgot my Anniversary!

Tuesday was my anniversary.

It came.

It went.

Without a card.

Without flowers.

Without a romantic dinner.

And it just goes without saying...without gifts.

How does one forget their anniversary?

A day which should always be remembered.

I am not sure how, but I did.

I feel so bad.

However can I make it up?

I guess I will just profess my undying love right here and now.

I love you!

More today than one year ago.

Because of you I have friends all over the world.

Because of you I have found a piece of me that was missing.

Because of you I do not have to pay a therapist.

Because of you I have addictions.

Because of you I sometimes forget to fix dinner.

Because of you I stay up way too late. are worth it!

I do love you my little blog!

Happy Blogaversary!!!(albeit a little late)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Calendar Winner Announced

Drum roll please...

And the winner of my Mom's Plan It Calendar contest is....

Yes, I used Mr. Random, but forgot to paste the number here before I closed the window. You will just have to take my word for it. It was number 10.

Elaine of The Miss Elaine~ous Life

Elaine A. said...
Oooh, gimme, gimme! I could totally use this! Love the stickers!

Congratulations Elaine!!!

Please email me your mailing address, social security number, banking account numbers, and your blood type.

becausewendisaidso (at) gmail (dot) com

I will get the calendar in the mail to you tomorrow!

You need it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Well my Internets, it is that time of the week again.

You guessed it.

That special time when I gather all of you around me and share the things I did NOT do.

Shall we begin?


After confessing last week that I did not still have out some of my Christmas decorations... I must confess that I did.

My dining room table was chocked full of ribbon, ornaments, strands of lights, and Christmas serving pieces.

I did not procrastinate another week.

And my dining room definitely does not still look the same exact way.

The table is always cleared, clean and ready for dinner guests at any given moment.

I pray I will not be struck by lightning for that last statement.

My sweet husband did not offer to help me with my 550 loads of laundry.

And I certainly did not decline his help or beg him not too.

That would have been unkind and could lead to hurt feelings.

I am not over-the-top picky about my laundry.

And I would never think that there is no one except my mother I would let within 100 feet of it.

I did not come home to an excited husband who announced he had done all 550 loads in 2 hours.

I did not have panic attacks.

I did not open the dryer to find all towels, both white and chocolate brown drying together.

Nope, not me.

And the panic attacks that of course I did not have did not intensify.

Because I certainly did not find any white fuzz on the chocolate towels or any chocolate fuzz on the white.

It really is fine to mix them all together.

Delicates, whites, darks, towels.

It makes no difference to me.

I do not freak out over such petty little things.

I am always cool under pressure.

I did not decide to go back to college last week.

I am much too old.

And I definitely did not register for two online classes.

Because I am busy enough.


I am not excited, not one little bit, that one of the classes I am not taking is Intro to Computers.

I do not like computers you know.

And I do not have any addictions to them.

That is all.

Surely there are things you have not done this week.

Please join us at MckMama's and tell us all about them.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

You just might need this! (a giveaway)

Every now and then a product comes into my life and I am forever changed.

Remember last summer when I professed my undying love for the

Remember how I convinced you all to try it and I even gave one away in a contest?

I can still hear my feet squeal with delight when they see the Ped Egg come out of the drawer?

But you didn't want to relive that post did you?

You came here to learn of another of my favorite products.

Is it a new mascara?

Maybe a cellulite remover?

No such luck.

But I will take your recommendations.

I want to share with you my calendar.

I know what you are thinking.

A calendar?

You must be kidding.

A calendar is a calendar.

Not true my friends.

Especially when you have a busy family of five like me.

I have to know my schedule at all times.

I know that lots of you could not do without your CrackBerrys BlackBerrys and iPhones.

And you are free to still use those.


I highly recommend this calendar to keep your family organized.

And we all know how much I love that!

Mom's Plan It!

It comes with over 400 little stickers to cutesy up your calendar.

Sometimes I can just glance at the stickers and know what the day holds.

No...there is not one of a straight jacket.

I looked.

The other thing that makes me happy is the 5 columns.

One for each member of my family.

I no longer have to cram every ones schedule into one little block.

Now if your name is Kate Gossling I am not sure what to tell you.

Except maybe go buy two calendars.

If you have a smaller family, well then, you have more lines to work with.

The point is...if you are a Mom, and you have plans and events to be scheduled, you need this calendar.

You can go buy one here.

Or, you can simply leave me a comment telling me why you need a

Mom's Plan It!

and I will grant one of you your wish.

Contest ends Monday, January 12, 2009.

I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Oh how I look forward to Mondays.

I look forward to them because

a. the kids go back to school.

b. everyone puts up a new post on their blog.

c. I get to participate in Not Me! Monday with MckMama and tell you all the things I did NOT do!

Shall we get started?

I did not just post my Not Me! Monday on Tuesday.

I know what day it is.

Let's just pretend mmmkay?

I did not stay home (again) for New Year's Eve this year.

I did not hang out with the family in my PJ's.

I also did not hang out with my pretend friends on the computer.

I did not participate in any Wii games that would cause me to lose to a four-year-old.

Especially if it was by a very large margin.

And I did not pretend to let him win so that I would not look quite so pathetic.

I did not fall asleep just before the ball dropped.

And my family did not jump on me at the stroke of midnight to make sure I knew the new year had arrived.

I was not already well aware due to the inconsiderate neighbors setting off illegal fireworks.

I did not utter any silent prayers that their eyebrows would be singed off.

I would never wish harm upon any one.

I did not want to retract my resolution post about ten times this week.

I have not already broken half of them.

Nope, not me.

I do not still have Christmas decorations all over the dining room table.

I would never have that stuff still sitting out two weeks after Christmas.

And I certainly would not have the spotlights still on the front lawn.

You know me better than that.

I did not listen to Cole go potty last night only to hear ... nothing.

I did not spring from my bed to find a very large puddle beside the toilet.

Thank goodness that did not happen.

Because then I would have to clean and disinfect in the middle of the night.

And I don't do night time cleanings.


What about you?

What haven't you done this week?

Check out what everyone else didn't do at MckMama's place.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Same Goals...Different Year

Is it really possible that 2008 is gone?

It seems like yesterday we celebrated its arrival.

As with any new year, I make resolutions.

And I try to keep them.

At least the first month.

So I give you the resolutions that will probably be forgotten in 30 days.

1. Lose weight.
I know I say this every year. I start programs and quit. I start going to the gym and quit. But this is the year I stick. I mean it. I am tired of the "fluffy" look. It is so last year. I want to hear someone say,"Wendi, what are you doing? You really should eat something!" I just want someone to notice my bone structure...not the padding.

2.Exercise more.
I don't just mean for the weight loss, but for my health.
I need to be able to play a game on the Wii without panting or causing my heart to beat at an unusually rapid pace.

3. Scream less.
I am not sure when I became a screamer. I think it was about the time my children stopped listening. I try the quiet inside voice.I try the sing-song approach. None of that works. Then I start getting loud and before I know it my neighbors know who wrote all over the walls with a sharpie.

4.Spend more quality time with my kids.
Not time loading the dishwasher together. Not time organizing their closet together. Not even time vacuuming under the sofa together. I don't want their only memory of me to be that of cleaning and alphabetizing.

5.Get more rest.
This has been on my list for the last 12 years. But this is the year...right? This is the year I get to reclaim my bed. This is the year I don't have to share it with more than one person. This is the year that I don't wake up with little toes in my face.

6.Read more.
I love to read. I would immerse myself in books frequently before I had children. After children, not. so. much. I start books. And sometimes I finish them. But I am going to carve out more time for reading. I may even join a book club.

7. Become a better multi-tasker.
I can do a lot of things well. I don't do a lot of things at one time well. If I have too much to my plate, things slide and don't get done. Basically I stink at multi-tasking. I am going to work on this problem. Why shouldn't I be able to bake a cake while helping with a math problem, while driving to dance, while planning a party, while wiping a nose, while sweeping my floor? I. can. do. it.

8.Blog more.
I know. *gasp* Don't judge. Let me explain. Blogging is my therapy. Only it is cheaper. I can't even explain to non-bloggers what it does for me. I have let my blog posts and comments go during this Christmas season. I have missed it more than you know. It is my form of Prozac and I am not in a happy place when I don't have it. I guess I need to carve out a time for the computer too.

9.Date more.
No silly, not other people. My husband. We always say at the beginning of every year we are going to schedule date nights every month. We do great in January. And then the busy gets us. And we forget. And time goes by. Not this year. We are going out more sans children.

So there you have it.

My January is already looking to be quite busy.

With all the dieting, exercising, talking quietly, spending time with the kids, reading, multi-tasking, blogging, and dating I hope I find time for the resting.

What about you?

What are you resolving to do this month year?

Happy New Year!!!