Monday, January 26, 2009

Not Me Monday

Unbelievably, with all the random factoids I've thrown out about myself I think there are a few that I haven't shared: I hate to follow a strict routine. I hate to have strict rules. I hate strict structure. I hate to be told what to do.

You know the movie Yours, Mine and Ours? The new one, not the old one. Well, I'm much more like Renee Rousseau, but toned down a whole lot. So maybe that's why I've never jumped on the themed day blog topics. Because once you start then you have to keep doing it. What if I don't want to do a Thankful Thursday? Once I start, I look like an ungrateful sluggard if I miss it. Then there's the being told what to do. If I follow along with someone else's idea I feel like I can't come up with my own.

But that being said, I've had several people tell me that I really should do a Not Me Monday. After some thought I decided "what the hey?" In fact, I'll make a Blog Theme Week. But today will be the only traditional theme. The rest of the week I'm creating my own. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

I did not take a shower last week and wonder to myself when the last time I took a shower was. {And that my friends is a very poorly worded sentence.}

I did not just point out my own grammar mistake.

I did not feed my children ramen noodles for dinner while I had leftover pizza.

I did not feel too badly since that was what they wanted. Oh wait, I think I should have said I DID feel badly because this is just like opposite day, right?

I did not go to my brother's house to hear about a school board bond issue proposal merely to get cheesecake.

I did not leave all progeny at home so that I could eat cheesecake listen to information about the bond proposal without whining.

I did not think about cheesecake the entire time the assistant superintendent talked about the a fore mentioned bond proposal.

I did not get only a piece of cheesecake but also a piece of chocolate pecan pie.

I did not enjoy either of them.

I did not almost get my brother addicted to Lost this afternoon.

{Jeez Louise, this list is boring. No wonder I never do this.}

I did not take my children to the mall playground while Julia was getting her hair cut and look at my watch every 2 minutes praying for 30 minutes to be up.

I did not worry about my children being trampled by large, unruly children at the mall playground.

I did not tell Emma in Payless Shoes that I was never taking her shopping again.

Emma did not ignore my threats.

I did not ignore my children hours on end Thursday while scouring the internet looking for new LOST theories.

I did not have 3 children and 2 dogs in my bed with me this morning.

I did not endure over one and half hours of crying from Emma last night/this morning never figuring out what was wrong with her.

I did not, finally in desperate exhaustion, tell Emma that she HAD to stop crying and go to sleep because Mommy was really tired. {Is Desperate Exhaustion correct word usage?}

Emma did not stop crying a few moments after I did not sternly tell her to stop.

I did not just compile the lamest list possible.

I do not think I will be doing this again. Wait! Opposite Day! I DO think I will be doing this again.

Oh, whatever.

I think I need to try out my other Monday Theme. Multipurpose Monday.


annie kelleher said...

lets see... i did not make a whole batch of chocolate chip walnut cookies and hide them from everyone else. i did not tell anyone who asked why the house smelled like dog cookies i made dog cookies. i did not make dog cookies. :D. happy monday!!!

Cathy said...

I don't know what you are talking about! That was a great list! I especially loved that you went to a school board meeting just to eat cheesecake....that is something I would certainly do....or NOT do.

Heather said...

The cheesecake was worth the meeting. As I said it was heavenly. I actually thought it would be nice if I stopped by to visit Janne today for another piece ;) That said, I'll be voting for the bond!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I loved your list. The cheesecake ones are great. I would NOT do the same!
Looking forward to seeing what themes you create this week. I might have to steal an idea or two!

Happy Not Me Monday!

Brandy said...

I did not just love this post!

Hey if you give me a hint as to what the other days are, I will NOT happily join you in your made up stuff.

Kristy said...

OK I did not get up this morning and start cleaning house the way I threatened myself to do all day sunday!!!! There you have it...can you guess what I am doing instead of cleaning?????


momma said...

so funny! i do not do not-me monday's because i can not ever think of any thing. you have encouraged me to try once :)

Kristin said...

Oh, I want to play! But I think my list would be pathetic. Maybe next week. I need to spice up my days, huh?