Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Just last night I did not hear my lovely daughter, Emma, say in her prayers , "Dear Jesus, Thank you for cereal for dinner, because I don't like the other dinners." Ha! Wonderful.

And I do not have the most minuscule but painful burn on my knuckle, because I stupidly touched the inside of a pan that, of course, was on and blazing hot. That would not be practicing safe stove handling procedures. So, I would definitely not do that.

You also would NOT have seen me, basketball mom newbie, on the side of the court flailing about on my chair when my adorable 1st grader was playing his second game ever and would almost score. Definitely not me. Crazy lady.

I most definitely DID NOT let our bathroom toilet at the apartment "go" to the point of MOLD growing inside of it because I was too busy getting ready for the move and I had other more important things to do, and I figured in a few days we wouldn't be living there anyway (and to my defense - it happens really quickly!). And I absolutely would NEVER admit to having done that, especially on my blog for the whole world to read. ...because, seriously, that would just be gross. Period.

My hubby and I would never have acted like, um...giddy school girls, just because our family of 5 is now living in a HOUSE, instead of an apartment.

And we were not ecstatic that

1) we could wash our own cars in our driveway

2) I actually had the counter space to put a nickle on

3) we could sleep without the sound of "spaz boy" riding his bike above us

4) hey-I forgot something in my car and hey-I don't need to walk to the other side of the complex where my car is parked to get it.

5) we could send the kids out to play in the fenced back yard on these super sunny, relatively warm days

6) we could walk around in the kitchen without bumping into one another's fat pockets

7) I could fit all our clothes in our closet

8) we didn't hear the tornado flush of the toilet from the people upstairs because hey-we reeeeally don't need to know EVERY time they gotta go.

9) we could all enter our home together without falling all over each other in the "entry" way.

10) we could smoothly drive up to our house open the garage door and drive in without "bouncing" our way in over a dozen speed bumps.

11) we can now easily access ALL sides of our dining table.

12) and most importantly that we're paying just a smidgen more to have all these luxuries!

And our family is certainly not completely and utterly amazed, blessed, humbled, and beyond grateful that God allowed us this gift of this house, even though we feel so undeserving. Nope, not us.:)


Kristin said...

Cathy, I am thrilled that you will be in a house. God is so Good! I know that this will suit your family much better. Let us know when you will be around to pack up your house so we can help you guys.

I also enjoy reading your not me Monday blogs. You are so funny and I love how real you really are. I love knowing that someone else has moldy toilets too!

Hope we can talk sometime this week. Miss you girlfriend-Kristin

Basking in the Son said...

I must admit that even I have had mold in the toliets! It DOES happen VERY fast here in OR!!! Congrats on the house. It is amazing how wonderful a house is for a family compared to an apartment. We too are so thankful to be living in a house.

Basking in the Son said...

Oh, I forgot to ask, are you renting the house? Did your old house sell?

Amanda P said...

You and your pockets. You're so cute (almost as cute as your kiddos)

I'm so happy for you guys, new space! Congrats! When can we come and see?

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Hi Cathy! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I loved hearing from you!

I thought this post was hilarious. I saw another one of these "Not Me" posts awhile back...I need to do one sometime because I completely relate!


Brandi said...


WOW! I am so happy for you and your family! Congratulations!

(I also love your Not Me's - but then again, I always do!)

Anonymous said...

Are YOU kidding me!? You're the "@MckMama" Twitter genius with the smooth skin (Okay, just being honest, this is really how I remember you!!). You don't gotta do NOTHIN' more to get remembered in my book, my friend. But sorry you didn't make my post. Just too darn many of y'all. But you're right up there. Don't let anyone tell you different.

:) MckMama

Open your Eyes. said...

What your daughter preached to God was totally adorable! xxx.