Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Me, All the Time

So, I saw this on Beck's blog and thought it might be fun. Plus now I have a cold and even my parenting mojo has left the building. This morning I found myself contemplating how wrong it would be to just hand my boys a couple of granola bars, switch on Treehouse and go back to bed. FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. I decided that any rest I got would not be worth the damage those two could inflict so I hauled myself out of bed anyway.

8 things I am looking forward to:

1. Spring
2. Summer
3. Sod. Not that it isn't exciting for the boys to have a backyard of dirt to play in, they love it, but my washing machine is about to have a nervous breakdown if we don't get grass soon.
4. Our summer vacation - we are taking a road trip to the Lower Mainland. YES, I AM looking forward to it. Yes, we are taking the boys. Three words: borrowed DVD player.
5. Wearing sandals again.
6. Kindergarden. For Spud. Not me.
7. Fresh BC cherries.
8. Seeing Way Cooler after work tonight.

8 things I did yesterday

1. Babysat a friend's kids.
2. Wondered what was wrong with me to volunteer to do this.
3. Took everyone to the park.
4. Ate steak that I didn't have to cook. It was super yummy. Everyone needs a dad who can cook. No, you can't have mine.
5. Visited with some family friends who I haven't seen in years. This family was a huge part of my growing up and it was so cool to introduce them to my kids.
6. Blew my nose. Repeat 1000 times.
7. Listened to Veggietales.
8. Showered.

8 Things I wish I could do.

1. Sing parts. Actually, I just wish I could sing without the person next to me cringing.
2. Put the winter boots away. But, it's only May. To do so would be inviting trouble.
3. Wear my hair in a french braid.
4. Get a nose stud.
5. Speak French.
6. Negotiate calmly with a toddler without losing my mind.
7. Make dinner just by blinking my eyes.
8. Grow two more inches. Have arms that extended at will. Like Inspector Gadget. It's annoying not to be able to reach stuff on the top shelf at the grocery store.

8 Shows I Watch

I only watch three. So, I will list eight that Way Cooler watches and mock them provide insightful commentary.

1. Mantracker. A dude on a horse tracks down two people in various parts of the Canadian wilderness. Yes, it is as boring as it sounds.
2. UFC Fight Night. It involves a cage and two dudes fighting with no rules. So, basically lunchbreak at my junior high.
3. The NHL playoffs. His favorite team is in the second round of the playoffs. It's best to not even breath loud when the game is on.
4. The Office. He keeps making me watch this in hopes that I will learn to like it. All I can say, it is a good thing I still like him.
5. The Bachelor. SO NOT KIDDING. What can I say? There really are no words.
6. Cops. But what man wouldn't like this one?
7. The Mercer Report. Actually, I really like this one too. I think if he actually said something decent about the Conservatives he might implode, but, otherwise, rather funny.
8. 24. I am the only person in my family who does not like this show, including my mom, who up to this point has never ever watched TV. EVER. So, I'm thinking that maybe something is wrong with me on this one. What do you think?

I don't tag, but if you feel game, go for it!


a Tonggu Momma said...

I find it so very sad that you are still wishing for spring in May. From a fellow cringe-inducing singer who wishes I could sing parts.

momofthecrazies said...

I don't see what Way Cooler sees in the first 7 shows (especially The Bachelor) but I do love 24. I'll get you hooked one of these days (assuming they don't kill off Jack Bauer and the show ends!) Dad's steak!!!

Knittinchick said...

Papa's steak is the best... seriously! He's tried to teach me how to bbq the same way and although my skills have SIGNIFICANTLY improved, it will never be the same as his skill level.

granola_granny said...

Word of caution.... indicate which WAY (up, verses out) you wish to grow before throwing the penny in the well.

Janet said...

Tee hee. That is funny. But what's wrong with Mantracker? I love it! :-)

Beck said...

No Mantracker? No Office? Tsk!
I wish I could MAKE a french braid, even though I know I'd look awful in one. My girls would look adorable. Stupid hands!