Fun Size Posts – Where my thoughts are not developed enough to be regular or king size.
Inertia – the desire to blog but the inability to get started because a blog at rest stays at rest.
Why Target Is Stupid – They don’t sell workout wear large enough for the people who really need to work out. People whose asses are the exact size of my ass. Thanks, Target. Guess what? Walmart sells it, and they call it a Large, so I feel skinnier and actually go to the gym.
A Weekend WithOUT Children – Yes, SAG and I had one. In Houston. As guests at a surprise party for my best friend. It was awesome. I ate a ton of Tex-Mex. Our kids did just fine without us (the first time for Little Dude, the second time for PJ.) I stalked Ethiopians. I tried a new approach instead of Selam-ing them, I Amasayganalo’d them. As per usual, they were kind and patient with me.
Life Without A List – If I don’t have a to-do list I just bob around in the waves. No direction. No forward motion. No sense of satisfaction when I actually do something and don’t have a place to cross it off. When I finish this post I am going to make a list. The first item on the list will say “Make A List.” I always do that. It makes me feel good to be able to cross it out. The second item will be, “Write a Blog Post.” Yep, my to-do lists are sometimes retroactive because it makes me feel good.
Holiday Cards – I sent out more than 60. I hand delivered almost a dozen. I have received less than 10. The people on my card list are obviously
assholes good enough friends with me that they know a card is not important in maintaining our relationship.
A Christmas Miracle – While we have been trying to develop an elaborate plan for months, we haven’t ever gotten past the first or second step. Our goal to have our kids go to sleep in their own beds actually resulted in both of our kids going to sleep in our bed (clearly the wrong direction.) Then both of our kids sleeping on an air mattress in the room now designated “the kids room.” My chiropractor enjoyed this stage of the plan as it resulted in me having lots of neck pain from laying with them on the air mattress. Yes, the plan keeps going the wrong way and we are completely at a loss with what to do next. My fear of messing with Little Dude’s attachment helps to keep me paralyzed in this area.
Then, last night (because there was a hole in the air-mattress and we weren’t sure what else to do) we put our kids in their individual beds, sang a song and walked out of their room. Something we haven’t been able to do with PJ in about 18 months. Something we have never even thought of trying with Little Dude. Guess what happened – They stayed in bed until they fell asleep and only came into our room in the middle of the night.
Usually I lay with them until they are asleep. This takes at least 45 minutes on the average night. It is possible that I just got 11.4 DAYS added to the next year. A true Christmas Miracle.
The End Of Perfectionism – Releasing this quickly-written, poorly-crafted post into the blogosphere in an attempt to get inertia back on my side. After all, a blog in motion stays in motion.