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Monday, October 20, 2008

Not Me! Monday

Here we are once again, its Monday and you know what that means. Time for MckMama's blog carnival of denial! Yes, friends, a new week begins with a clean slate and purged consciences! YEAH! Won't you join me with your own post? Click over to MckMama's blog for the rules and to link to her post as well. You will be so glad you did. Nothing like free therapy! Here goes:

I did not stay up past 1 am several nights in a row when Paul was out of town. I do not need someone to tell me when to go to bed...I am an adult and I can tell time and I know when a sensible bed time is without someone to hold me accountable!

I did not sleep on Paul's side of the bed while he was out of town. I was not aghast when I told him I missed him and was sleeping there to feel closer to him and his response was not something equally sweet and loving, instead was "So, what's new? You always sleep on my side--I get six inches of bed!" I am sure he was not exaggerating or anything. We have a queen size bed and he is 6'7" tall and weighs twice what I weigh (but he's not fat), but I am sure that I am the one hogging the bed!

I did not feel like I was getting ripped off when I was charged $10 for transferring my contacts from my old cell phone to my new one, and was told not to worry about the sales tax when I paid in cash. I called Paul and told him what happened and he had to talk sternly to me to get me to turn around and confront the woman at the Verizon store. I went in and asked for a receipt (which she gave me).

I did not consider getting caught in a downpour this week as good as a shower and skip it for the day...after taking a run. Ewwww, who would do that?? Not me!

I did not have to run Holden's lunch out to him in the driveway in my pajamas...consisting of my short t-shirt and underwear. I did not try to stretch the t-shirt over my underwear with one hand while holding the lunch with the other and scrunching down to help lengthen it. Everyone in the car did not notice I had no pants on, we do not live on a main road in our development and it wasn't time for people to be leaving for work...thank goodness!

Finally, last week, I did not bark orders like a drill sergeant at my children when I realized we had 45 minutes to organize a trunk full of frozen cookie dough from the school fundraiser, deliver it, reorganize the freezer for those deliveries not in our neighborhood, make and eat dinner (thankfully there were rice and beans leftovers), get ready for baseball practice, put away groceries and figure out how to save ripe bananas that fell out of the back of the van onto the ground and tore away from the top stem (they were for the cross country meet). We were not 15 minutes late...I do not hate being late! Nope, not me!

I can't wait to hear what your week did not entail!

25 comments:

sara said...

LOL! I totally pictured you in your panties in the driveway (with one butt cheek hanging out, of course!!)

Bill works midnights every 12 days & I swear I don't get to bed before 1 am EVER - it is like all reasonableness leaves with him!!

The Novotny News said...

I always love hearing these from you. I loved the pictures from the pumpkin patch!! Looks like you had a wonderful time with Alayna! I LOVE your tan...in pretty much NOV! Hey...just a question. How far is Melbourne from you guys? Missing you and loved this post. Love--Molly
P.S. I am going to write you an email here as soon as Miss Lucy leaves for school!

Richard and Becky said...

Travis! I am so glad to find your blog! Thanks for the thoughtful comments on mine ;0) I just about died laughing when I read this post. I loved the part about running outside in the tshirt stretched over your underwear...I have also done this! Glad to keep in touch! I also could blog all day and check everyone elses'

Kameron said...

We have a king size bed and I still only get the ammount of room I fit in...lying on my side! You cracked me up with the lunch delivery though! You need a robe!! :o)

Hall Family in MD said...

LOL! I think you may want to rethink your PJs!

Lisa said...

Your t-shirt/panty story was cracking me up. I have done something similar to that before... I must admit!! Thanks for sharing your week with me : )

Cindy and company said...

Way to keep it real with the story about the underware! I would have let my kid starve. Way to put yourself on the line. Now that's LOVE!

Flssgrl said...

OMG thanks for the Monday morning laughs....especially the underwear and t-shirt story....glad to hear I am not the only one who does not know to go to bed either :)

Krystal said...

I Do Not sleep on my hubby's side of the bed either! ;)

great list!

heidi said...

LOL Oh NO! I sleep on Rob's side when he's not in bed, too. And I hog his pillow.

Happy monday!

S.L.P said...

Haha, I've totally done the underware thing! Good thing we moved to the country! I hope you were able to salvage the bananas.

Mandy M. said...

Travis- you crack me up!

At least Holden had his lunch.

And WTG on being #2 on the list ;)

Mandy

Marner Family said...

Wow, you are #2 ... when did you post?

I to, am just rolling laughing at you running out Holden's lunch! -b

Ashley Griffin said...

Love, love, love the underwear comment. I never ever do such a thing!!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

Hey-That totally counts a shower. I see no problem with this whatsoever!

:)
Amie

Weeksie50 said...

Girl, you are to funny..
I checked the mail once in my underwear and the mail man was still on the porch. I was so embarassed..ugh.

Kimber said...

Now those are funny. I think men in general are bed hogs. I know mine is. Then again so are my 2 doggies that sleep with us. Believe it or not all of us fit on half of the bed.

Gayle said...

I have never run outside in my undies either! Who would do that?!
The White House

Mandy and Jack said...

This was so funny! I loved the part about the middle of the bed - I've only been married 7 months so we're still fighting over space!!!

Jessica said...

Popped over from Mck Mama's, great not me's. I wouoldl never stay up late either when my husband is away on business or sleep on his side of the bed either.

Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Your life sounds as chaotic as mine and I don't have as good of an excuse as you do!
Stephanie

~*Mistee*~ said...

Saw u in McKmama's blog and had to check out your Not me's!! Loved the one about you running lunch outside in a tshirt and undies! Sounds just like me! lol!

Blessings!

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The Richards' said...

Too funny! Thanks for making me laugh today, just what I needed! I think I need to start that therapy!!

CityMom, CountryMom said...

I have been that "barking drill sergeant" when need be. I like order, what can I say? :)
CountryMom