Monday, June 15, 2009

Friend Makin Monday: Confession Time

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The topic this week at Friend Makin Monday ~ confession time. 'Fessin up to all those things that happen behind the scenes in our house. Those great things that you NEVER see in person but {boy do they ever} happen.

So, here's my list of confessions for today's post:

1. I have gotten just plain L.A.Z.Y when it comes to doing housework. I'm lucky if I sweep the house each day...and have ants carrying off food to prove it. If I can convince one of the kids to do it for me, well, that would be an added bonus because then I don't have to, right?

2. Motivation to do much of anything has been at an all-time-low around these parts. Unless it involves something to make or do on the computer. Conviction however, has been running more on the high~end of the spectrum.

3. I've been conveniently 'forgetting to shave' on swim team days....which means Rick has to get into the water with Kaleb and swim. That water is COLD and I'm under the belief that since he doesn't have to shave every day it's really only fair that he gets the privilege of freezing his bum off.

4. The drive-thru at McDonalds has had more business than ever from me lately. If we're out and about and it's getting late, it's all to easy to get the kids something quick then to deal with the hassle of making lunch.

5. Follow through on discipline with the kids isn't one of my best traits. I threaten to do things and forget priviliges that are taken away constantly. Which might explain some of the current issues in our house...

6. I've been robbing Peter to pay Paul. Since we don't have credit cards, I've been juggling money from different cash envelopes and then get confused when it comes times to put the money back where it belongs. {Note: If my hubby is reading this ~ I've figured the latest one all out, so no worries anymore!}

7. I ate an entire bag of peanut M&M's last week. That doesn't sound so bad until I mention that it was a ginormous bag ~ not one you'd find in the checkout aisle. And I wonder why it's hard to loose that little bit of extra weight...

8. Twitter has been very addicting. Point shown when I was sitting in a seminar this weekend, hoping that I had wifi in the room so that I could log into Twitter. Sad, sad downward spiral it is. Fortunately for me, I couldn't get free access very often.

9. I bought a lovely photo editing software and am still struggling to figure out how to use it. I can do a few things, but apparently READING DIRECTIONS and I don't get along well. Can't figure out why it's not up and running the way it should....

10. If someone calls me to say they are stopping in for a quick visit and just moments away, I do a quick 'sweep and hide' in my house. That doesn't mean I actually sweep. Unless you count pulling off the piles of precariously piled objects and shoving them into all the little cracks where they won't be seen actually cleaning. We have a nice 'L-shaped' counter and much of it ends up piled on the floor and I just stand near it and try to divert attention from the hidden stack. {Note: I would hide the stuff in the oven if I didn't know myself well enough. I'd forget it was there, turn the oven on, and have a HUGE disaster on my hands!}

Those are just the TIP of the iceberg, people. Just the tip. You can just ask my husband. Or my kids!

What confessions of your own do you have? Be sure to head over to visit Kasey at All That is Good for other Friend Makin' Monday posts!

29 comments:

  1. oo when you find your motivation will you send it my way? Okay good.. now that I can mark that off my to do list! Glad to know I am not the only one that hides things before people stop by :-)

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  2. Hey there!! Cute blog! Your kids are precious.

    I read in a book once that McDonald's actually has a pretty nutritious meal for kiddos- the ck nuggets, apples, and whole milk is pretty balanced. That's what I tell myself each time were at the drive-thru!!!

    Have a great week!

    ~Becca

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  3. I felt like I could have been reading about myself here! I loath sweeping! right now my floors are so gross, instead of sweeping I just put on socks so I don't have to feel all the grossness stick to my feet though!

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  4. Wait a minute...did I read that right?! You have CASH ENVELOPES!?! Please tell me you're a Dave Ramsey fan! I'm an envelope girl, too...I can totally relate to robbing Peter to pay Paul in that department!

    Great list. Anyone that even hints at cash envelopes is my kind of girl...consider yourself "followed." :)

    Happy FMM!

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  5. Oh, we have a lot in common....we've been hitting the fast food more than usual and I am looking for my energy and motivation....I had it somewhere! LOL

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  6. Oh I am so there on many of these. I hear ya.

    Twitter lost its appeal to me, but I do read it occasionally - guess I'll follow you :)

    I have done the cash envelope thing - great method. Didn't work well for us. So my confession is that I am horrible at budgeting.

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  7. Oh your last one cracked me up because I do the same thing! I do throw dirty dishes in the oven and have even used my washing machine a time or two to stow away stuff. How sad it that? Happy FMM

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  8. Regarding #10 ... is that why you meet me in the front yard last week when I "stopped by" to pick up my order? Cutting me off at the pass. he he.

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  9. I've got you beat with the chocolate eating. I believe I honestly ate about 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies and at least one family size bag of assorted Hershey's nuggets. I have my glucose test at my OB this Wed.--have to tough it out without too much sugar until then:-)!!

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  10. Great list....

    I do #10 also and then I can't find stuff because I can't remember where I put it!

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  11. I'm all about the clutter...I think it makes the place look 'lived in'!

    Great list...Happy FMM!

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  12. Wow...you wrote an honest list too. :) I'm glad I read it.

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  13. I have done #10, and it is NOT pretty.
    :)

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  14. I think it's safe to say that we've all had the fast food problem lately! It is such a bad habit too!

    Happy FMM!

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  15. Fabulous list! You are hilarious! And never fear ~ you're not alone on the whole reading directions thing! :o) And I really really love your peanut M&M confession ~ they're my favorite!

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  16. My first time here from FMM! I love your blog as well! Your kids are just darling. I love the *winkwink* for the hubby! I do the same thing! Ha!

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  17. You're my favorite blogger ever! I feel like we might be soulmates! HAHA! Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one!

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  18. Hey,
    Great confessions! Oh my goodness...I have thrown dishes in the oven before! Thanks for the reminder...They may have mold by now! Just kidding...all cleaned out!

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  19. I love your list, hilarious! I'm going to homeschool my kids this year (yea, my blog and my actual mommy style aren't always one in the same) so going to go check your other blog out!

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  20. Speaking of #10....I still have clean laundry in the spare room closet...you know, the one that no one ever opens?!

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  21. I can so relate to your confessions! Wow. Almost all of them I could have written myself.

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  22. Hi Jolanthe!
    Good FMM list! I am horrible about my piles too. I really need to do something about that. I just barely signed up for Twitter - it seems fun so far!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  23. Happy FMM...I don't read directions either...and unless the McDonald's folks know your first name...you don't have a problem :)

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  24. You know, all this makes me feel better. I'm not the only one who has struggles, and failures. Thanks for posting this. I think I'll post something on my blog relating to this next.

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  25. LOL about not getting in the pool. I really don't like swimming pools and I'd do the same thing!

    When I was pregnant, I put our Christmas cookie containers in the oven to keep them safe from the cats. Next thing I know, I'm making dinner and smell something strange. We open the oven to find plastic melted pecan puffs! I didn't think it was very funny at the time, but my whole family still laughs about this!

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  26. I have done the same thing with bags of candy myself. It's so addictive. I had to stop. I still struggle not to.

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  27. yeah, I could just post your list. We're a lot alike. How do we get the motivation going? I need some to clean out this one closet I have full of piles--I'm afraid I've forgotten to do something important that's stuck in the middle of one of those.

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  28. I am SOOO with you on the computer conviction!!!!

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  29. Numbers 1,2,4,& 5 are me lately too! This was probably the best blog post I have read all week! Feels good to know I'm not the only one LOL. Thanks for sharing your confessions!

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