It has been a while since I participated in a Not Me Monday. But after the week I had, I knew it was time to confess my Not Me-isms. 🙂
So, 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 was certainly not me that wore my contacts in the opposite eyes for an entire week. Wondering all week, what was wrong with my eyes, and my contacts! Finally after some investigating I realized the boxes were labeled wrong. I had really thought my eyes had suddenly gotten worse…….but apparently it was just my brain that was the problem not my eyes!
It was not me that bought this gigantic container of Jelly Belly jelly beans at Costco, and sat on the couch for almost 45 min. trying every flavor in the container and mixing and matching jelly beans to make new combos. What fun! 🙂 Wow, and what kind of adult would do that for 45 min.?!?! Not me of course!
It was not me who got so excited the night before our recent BIG snowstorm, that I actually got up several times that night to check on the progress of the storm. A tired, old mom would never do such a silly thing as that! 🙂
It was not me that called my son from the basement on my cell phone, to tell him to come downstairs for something! No that would be so lazy of me!
It was not me who jumped from the top of what the snow plow plowed into the end of our driveway, into a big 3 ft drift like I was jumping into a swimming pool. No I am much to old for something crazy like that. 🙂
I am a working mom. There are times, I wish that I did not have to work! I stayed home with the kids for 5 years, and I am so thankful for that time. But now with a 15 year old and soon to be 13 year old, I am working. At times it’s HARD, I get tired working all day, come home to LOTS of activities, dinner, laundry, etc. I feel bad that sometimes I just don’t have the emotional energy to “be there” for my kids.
However, I have found little tricks (like a 10 min power nap, and regular exercise, and an occasional pick me up stop at a dear little bakery that happens to be right on the way home from school) that seem to help. BUT, as a working mom, I can not even begin to tell you how thankful I am for my job. I am a special ed teacher, I teach at the same school SportTman attends, Drums also teaches there. And in 2 years, The Inventor will also attend “our high school.” Being all together, just makes this working thing so much easier. The Inventor walks down to the high school each day after school, SportTman comes to my classroom and we all drive home TOGETHER.
I see SportTman many times through out the day, I see him with his friends in the hallway, and at lunch. How many moms get to be in their kids HS all day?
So even though there are times when I get so frustrated with having to work, I love teaching at the same school my kids attend!
I also LOVE having snow days off together!!! We are working on day 2 of being off of school due to a blizzard.
Yes I did use the “B” word, and yes it was an impressive blizzard!
So we have all been home together, having fun, watching movies, eating homemade chocolate chip cookies and playing in the snow! It’s nice to have a job where I can be OFF with the kids and don’t have to worry about getting to work on the days schools are closed.
So even though there are THOSE moments when I just want to quit my job, in the big picture I am thankful for my job.
And I can’t resist posting lots of those crazy snow pictures! 🙂
SportTman in his fort, in the midst of the blizzard!
Making snow angels!
In the fort with SportTman
Hello Friday Fave Five Friends! 🙂
Favorites this week include;
A trip to the dentist. I know what you are thinking, a trip to the dentist is a favorite??? But it is, since my dentist and his staff are the greatest. It’s a warm and friendly Christian practice. Their care, concern and conversation makes such a dreadful appointment so much more tolerable.
This one also doesn’t sound like a fav…..SportTman injured his knee at basketball practice on Monday night. It’s somewhat of a serious injury, he is going for an MRI. But one of my faves about the whole ordeal is the local Orthopedic Dr. that we went to see, is a big fan of our high school’s basketball team. So he was quite willing to see SportTman and even saw him briefly in the trainers room during a game on Tues. night. He has been very helpful in getting my boy seen right away.
Cereal, it’s been a busy, and hectic week and we actually had cereal for dinner the one night! 🙂 No crock pot, no fancy homemade soups, no yummy chicken dinners……..just good ole cereal. I was a happy and content mom that night.
This is another weird one, but it’s just been that kind of week. I always go to the grocery store Friday after school. Been doing it that way for years. They are calling for large amounts of snow to start in my neck of the woods tomorrow afternoon, so I decided to get my weekly shopping done Thurs. night. I went to a smaller grocery store, literally 3 min. from my house. There were no crowds, no lines, and my shopping experience was actually somewhat relaxing. The only problem is they have smaller carts at this store, and I needed more room after I filled it with my usual 6 gallons of milk! 🙂
And lastly, we had a 2 hour delay on Wed. I LOVED it! So relaxing for me. And I must give a blog shout out to my dear bloggy friend Faith who has had NO school delays or much snow this year!! And she lives North of me. Praying for snow for you Faith! 🙂 Go visit her and send her lots of snowy wishes.
No pictures in my post this week…..so boring……but like I said, it’s been that kind of week!
Here’s to a snowy weekend and homemade soup.
For more Friday Faves, please visit Susanne in cold, snowy Canada! Also check out her blog to see what a hoar frost is, and it’s beautiful !!! 🙂