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Monday, January 12, 2009

Not Me Monday (1)

You can see the complete rules for "Not Me Monday"s here at MckMama's, and about 400 other bloggers' NMM's, but I thought I'd give this a whirl since my friend Lara was brave enough to try it, too!

What is "Not Me! Monday"??

This is how MckMama put it:
"Are you feeling ashamed for letting your child go to bed without brushing his teeth...again!? Did you eat a Snickers bar during a meeting without anyone knowing? Are you feeling embarrassed that you kicked the dog? We'll don't be. Not Me! Monday was born out of a desire to admit some of our imperfections and reveal a few moments we'd rather forget.


Well, for one, because it's just plain fun to pretend that we really did not do the things that we actually so did do. And, two, because reading through great tales of other people's Not Me! Mondays each week is a great way to level the playing field. We're all human, we all take embarrassing shortcuts, and so we may as well show each other that we're all in good company!"

However, with caring for two very little children for roughly 65-70 hours per week (yes, I adjusted for the hours that Pepe is here) and then another 40 with my grown up job, I may not actually post this ON Monday, but I'll try my best to get it on here at some point in the week (I'll cheat and post date it for that Monday though). You must know, however, this is excruciating for me because of my "A-type" personality, and admitting my faults and embarrassing moments is like having my fingernails slowly removed. Hopefully, though, this will be therapeutic in helping me to relax a little about things and become more open and less perfectionistic. (yeah, right)

and now.... for my FIRST Not Me Monday (deep breath, swallow pride).....

1. We moved our fridge from the garage over the weekend and put it in the basement to have a more convenient place for drinks and ice and such nearer to the bar. We discovered a big box of Russell Stover's chocolates in the drawer that we'd forgotten about. This was from my baby shower from GG when we did the "sugar and spice" theme. Everyone knows that she's 16 1/2 months old now, so you can do the math. Granted, they looked perfectly normal. But of course, I did not dive right in, nor have I been rationing myself ever since. Not me!

2. When I went to the dentist and they asked me how I was feeling after a few minutes of administering the gas, I was not already thoroughly enjoying it and I did not reply "this is SOOOO worth every penny, hahahahaha!". And then, when they asked me if I was feeling okay after I could tell they turned the oxygen back on, I did not say "do we have to stop? Do I have to go home, is that all, are you sure?" I didn't say that, Not me!

3. We had the most amazing ham ever for Christmas dinner. I cooked a 20 pound ham from my parents farm, pretty much organic, no antibiotics, no bad feed, humanely killed, etc, etc, and we used an Alton Brown recipe that was UNbelievable! Anyway, I'd frozen some leftover slices and was on the very LAST one when I decided to make a ham, egg, and cheese grilled sandwich using range free eggs and soy cheese. I go into all this to illustrate just how important this sandwich was to me. You must understand that on any typical day, I take 5 seconds to pour a couple of healthy brands of cereal into a bowl, douse it with soy milk and run to my computer to get some work done while the babies are napping. So this was an extremely rare occurance for me to actually COOK my lunch. The children were finally snoozing and the house was quiet, the kitchen smelled of warm Christmas ham all over again. It was shaping up perfectly, with the egg just the way I like, seasoned to my delight, bread toasted just enough, cheese beginning to get soft and melty... mmmmm.... I moved all the elements to my plate with the spatula one by one, and then finally, the pièce de résistance... that scrumptious thick slice of warm ham..........
slips off the damn spatula and falls *SMACK* on the floor! You obviously know what I did not do next. Not (munch, munch, munch, mmm) me!

4. I did not put off taking down the decorations until the 10th of January. (That would be a total of 7 weeks exactly that the dried up prickly tree was up and I would never allow that to happen!) Not me!

5. I did not restart the Baby Einstein "First Signs" DVD a second time so that I could finish checking work emails. I would never allow my children to watch THAT much educational television! Not me!


Tammie said...

how is it thursday and im just now reading this? twilight vampires are taking up too much of my life. im so behind.

i wish i could forget about chocolate in my house.

also, my daugher watched Madagascar three times the other day. i felt like the worst mom in the world.

Heather said...

oh, you make me laugh ; )
we've all done it.

yeah, you're just now reading that because I posted it on Wednesday (don't tell anyone) but dated it for Monday. That's probably how it will always be if I can even keep up with it. Maybe I should do a Not Me Month, at least then the pressure would be off and I wouldn't have to reveal so many secrets every week!

good to see you're still alive : )

Lara said...

I swear I haven't seen this post until today! Sorry it's been up for 4 days and I had yet to check out your very first NMM. I loved it. Worth the wait. Now, don't you feel all sorts of better? Are you a cured type A? HA HA. I don't think there is such a thing, right? It was so good to see you yesterday, even if it was only for 2 mins. Maybe in between naps and work sometime we could get us all together for a play date.

Heather said...

Lara, it hasn't been up all week! I posted it Wednesday, I had to cheat and probably always will if I want to participate with my schedule ; )
Play date sounds awesome. I'm thinking we may go to the mall sometime next week. We'll be out at PAT next Thursday for playgroup. Are you in 437 PAT?