Friday, January 18, 2008

There Once Was a Man From....Limericks Anyone???

There's a fun little contest going on at Rocks in My Dryer that you might enjoy. Make up a limerick and post it to her blog today and you'll be entered to win a MP3 Player.
Here's my entry:

In the mirror she gazed with despair
O’r the size of her derriere
Not to mention her thigh
How’d it get that size?
And LOOK, she’s got a matched PAIR!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Out of Step

You've heard that quote, "Life is not about fitting in, but about standing out", I'm sure. Well, apparently I've taken that to heart.

Or maybe it's less that I "stand out" and more that I am always running to catch up with those who are "in".

I miss deadlines regularly. I say I'll call and then I forget to do so. I hear about an event or happening a week after it happens. It's not that there's something "wrong" with me, I think, it's just that I'm out of step with everyone else.

I think I'm particularly aware of this today because I MISSED the deadline to get my ds enrolled in our local community college. Now, it's not the end of the world because he's only a sophomore and these would be dual credit classes, but that's not the point. The point is that I INTENDED to do something and I DIDN'T! He's not upset...overly, though he was looking forward to this new adventure and is disappionted. Argh!

I'm assigned to help with my church welcome team. Invariably I check the calendar a week or two AFTER I was scheduled and weeks before I'm scheduled again. Missed it.

I also help with the student ministry as a sort of "presence" since ours is so large. Same thing. I miss my assigned days.

Meetings? Same. I had a teleconference meeting with some folks from our bible quiz group last night...forgot all about it. Missed it.

I do this all the time!

Forgetfullness? Out of Step? I don't know, but I can tell you it's really frustrating...not only to ME, but those around me.

None of us want to be sheep, but just every now and then I'd like to blend in just a bit better than I do currently. I don't want to be "that mom".

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A Little Befuddled...

I recognize that at this time of year the expectation is that one will blog about the New Year, resolutions, goals, plans...perhaps stopping briefly to look back at the year that went before and ponder and ruminate upon your own mental "highlight" reel. I do recognize that...but I can't seem to bring myself to do it.

2008 is starting very s l o w l y for me. I can't seem to get my mind or energies wrapped around the whole "new beginning" feeling nor can I muster the enthusiasm or imagination to make goals and resolutions. I'm a GREAT starter...all beginnings thrill me, but...not this time...not yet.

Today, I'm taking down our Christmas tree and rearranging our living room restoring space and, hopefully, order. Perhaps THEN I will feel more like I'm standing on the precipice of a hopeful and happy new year. Currently...I just have a headache. :)