Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Not me!" Monday

Shout out to MckMama for her "Not Me!" Monday party! She'll be asleep when I leave for work so I'll be late for Mr. Linky :(

I did not shudder when seeing the pictures of my son's crushed totaled Jeep. IN THE CAR WASH GARAGE. Apparently the car-drying dude felt it was necessary to rev the engine, then proceed to smash it into the concrete block wall. Sad, sad Jeep - PTL nobody was hurt, except for the guy who probably lost his job....and got an airbag in the face. My final thoughts on this incident: there are no accidents. Everything works together for a purpose. You listening, Ben????

I did not beautifully plate up a pot roast dinner, complete with carrots, potatoes, and gravy on one of my good plates for my terminally ill dog, then proceed to sit and have a picnic with him on the kitchen floor. It had been a bad day for both of us, Ron Burgundy was out of town, and comfort food was the order of the day.

Someday, I hope to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

I did not finally get some Christmas decorations dug out of storage. I love the old sentimental ones, especially the ones the kids made in school. But I did not lament that some of them are from the 70's and 80's and my collection could use some repairing and updating.

Wait, it's not about the decorations. Never mind.

I did not become extremely nostalgic over this one. My mom had the kissing angels that topped our wedding cake (cute 35 years ago, but would be a Cake Wreck today) made into the first Christmas decoration we ever owned. Nifty little arrangement in a bell jar. I really love this one, mistletoe and all. The bell jar and the marriage have not survived all these years! And another one of my favorites is not this mini-nativity scene. Sure, the meaning is special but best of all, I can still hear and see the 3 year-old, tow-headed boy next to me say. "Mom, it's Mary, Joseph, and JC Penney!!!" And that does not make me cry, every single year.

And while we're on the subject of crying, I did not cry five (count 'em, five!) times in church Sunday. But I had good reason stimuli: beautiful solo of "Mary, Did You Know?," "A Story for All People," we sang the Lord's Prayer with the praise band instead of saying it (well, I lip synced), "Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)," and "May You Run and Not Be Weary." Needless to say I left with a terrific headache and the zero degree wind chill actually felt good. Why do I do that???

Tea today: Sencha

8 comments:

-stephanie- said...

I did not do my not me's on Sunday either.
WOW, about the Jeep. just WOW.
So sad about your puppy baby. I would be doing the same thing.
I love your not me's this week.

-stephanie- said...

HA, my word verification was DENTe

Beth E. said...

Oh, goodness! Glad your son is okay. So sorry about your doggy. :o(

Kameron said...

At least your by wasn't the one who crahsed it! I love the Cake wrecks blog. It makes me laugh out loud every day!

Elaine said...

What a great post.. I get all sentimental over some of my decorations too. Loved the JCPenny one. My husband and I still love to remember the things the kids say and have said. I try to write them down so I do not forget..

That car, oh my. I agree with you on the everything works together for a purpose.

Your church service sounded great, we missed ours, due to our sick house.

Have a blessed day..

Sit A Spell said...

It's been fun visiting your blog...love the music! Bless...shell

Dee said...

holy cow I totally shuddered about the jeep too!!! That is crazy!

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