Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Giving you a Piece of MY MIND- This week's Assignment

Something tells me I spend WAY too much time over at Momma Kat's...
But there are only SO many people who I'll let tell me what to do....

So this week I picked the assignment to:

4.) Write a list about what's on my mind this week (Ah, a list seems a tad more laid back than my longer ramblings...)

So this week I've been thinking about:

1. How to 'encourage' the Allied claims adjuster to give me a free rental car. No, it was NOT included in our policy. But, it WAS his fault for outsourcing our appraisal, taking a vacation and then sittting on our estimate all weekend....effectively stranding this sweet mom of three for over TWO weeks before they even touch our truck. I have legitimate complaints here people!
2. How disgusting it is that the 'affordable' earrings Talia got for Christmas managed to embed themselves into the back of her ear. We're talking gaping, infected hole....and she NEVER complained! I just went to take them off and actually had to surgically remove the backing from one ear. Thank God I had the urge to change those earrings......sooner rather than later! Please don't call CPS- her ears Really ARE clean, I swear!

3. How I've been stuck at home for almost 3 weeks and yet my laundry STILL piles up! I guess I should get organized with my laundry. Really....washing for five is non-stop, and if I decide to take a couple days off, SOMEONE starts complaining about not having socks or underwear.... Good grief...I need to give that maid a raise!
4. How it's inevitable that when you book a large vacation, everything around you needs to be repaired....and STAT.....our printer, our bathroom sink, our truck, my laptop...oh and the list goes on!

5. How eager I was to clean out my fridge when I heard about spores from my friend who studied microbiology.....(spores= what made the food in my childhood fridge constantly grow fur) .......I don't have spores thank you, but don't WANT them!
6. How fun it is to have 'Fourteen Days of Purpose' to shake things up a bit!

7. How this round of unfortunate events has taught me alot about the value of staying home and focusing on my 'jobs' rather than my 'social' engagements. Don't get me wrong...we will remain social butterflies...that's the nature of our homeschooling adventure....but I'm also finding a contentment at home now too!

8. How beautiful it is that my friend is expecting again after having a miscarriage earlier this year. God made our bodies SO amazing...and what a gift for a woman to carry a child!

9. How blessed I am to be going to Maui, and to be able to use random Christmas gift cards/returns to buy clothes, etc for our trip :D

10. How blessed we have been to live here for the last two years.....though we thought we'd have moved away by now. I wouldn't trade the friendships (old and new), or the time with our familiy, or ALL the memories we've made in that time frame...for anything in the world!!

14 comments:

Maritez said...

You KNOW I"m appreciative of #10 :D, but I also am pretty excited about that clean fridge...VERY impressive!

dusich crew said...

Yay for being spore-free! :) Ah, how different life would have been if you moved away! So glad you stayed! :)

Andrea said...

I am so glad you have stuck around too...it has been great getting to know you.

Having had James, I am much more content to be home. What a nice change of pace for us. It is amazing that the laundry still never gets totally done.

MommyDesiree said...

...I'm loving the shiny clean fridge!...adding that today's to do list...I'm fuzz free but a MESS!

Yea for you being HERE, what would I do with out you to adore? LOL

and HELLO am I the only one that wants to be folded up neatly in you luggage for Maui????

hugs!

Dan said...

It's always good to avoid the spore monster. Otherwise the spores grow up and act like teenagers, removing all edible food every day.

Astharis said...

(Came over from Mama Kat's Workshop) :)

I think that it would take a miracle for my fridge to get that clean!

Also wanted to say that I love the design of your blog! :)

Suzi said...

Laundry bites. I also have a mountain of laundry. There are 5 of us too and my youngest comes running in yesterday declaring "I don't have any pants" AAArRRRGGGGG..............

Maki said...

OMG, I love your list!!!! The fridge part was hilarious:D

Musings of the Mrs. said...

The insurance company needs a piece of your mind - that is just ridiculous. Loved the laundry thing. There are only 2 of us, and our laundry is always piled up.

(Came to visit from Momma Kats)

Kathy said...

I am so happy you wrote #2. That happened with me and my daughter and I thought I was the only mother out there that had their daughter's ears grow over their earrings. The bad part was I asked her every day if she was washing them (she was 10 I thought that was old enough; apparently not) and she'd say yes, mom. No problem, mom. Ugh. :)

kisatrtle said...

I liked your list and can really relate about the laundry. That's what I wrote about. LOL

blueviolet said...

I really liked your list. It wasn't all filled with worries but had some nice positive parts!

Jenners said...

Visiting from MamaKat's Writers Workshop...

I would be so mad at the Allied claims adjuster ... that is just not right.

And laundry...I only have 3 to wash for and it never ends.

I'm glad things started looking up in the end! You seem to have much to be thankful for!

Anonymous said...

Gift cards from Christmas, wow...what a break. Bet you were wondering what you were saving them for. I'll be bringing my clothes I wore in Maui 3 years ago...except for a new pair of flip flops. A person can only get so many miles out of those :-D