Sunday, January 18, 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.

I have not dutifully tied my dog up every day to his cable that is broken in half (and only 3 feet long) to let him out to do his business. Poor thing doesn't go any further than the cable ever took him before it broke. Old dog, new trick. Of course, I'm trying to find the message in the broken cable - is there one? That cable is 14 years old....or 98 in dog years.

I did not spend a total of 36 hours flat on my back in bed last week as a result of an inner ear infection. It did not force me to "army crawl" to the bathroom, and the cat did not think I was down there to play. Ugh, misery, albeit short-lived.

I did not have a full-blown, tear-stained meltdown when I put on underwear with the elastic in the legs all stretched out and sagging. OK, so it wasn't the underwear exactly that I was melting down about (that's for another post), but something had to be the catalyst for what was just bound to happen sooner or later. So why not saggy, over-washed granny-panties? Shattering my favorite teapot would have at least elevated me to Drama Queen status on a level that wasn't so petty, and maybe garnered some sympathy (of which I got none). Please tell me you're all just one piece of stretched-out elastic away from a hissy fit. And if you're not, lie.

I did not offer prayers of thanks when my friend took a huge step of acceptance and felt God's grace and (perhaps) His plan this week. Thank you all for praying with me.

Tea today: Earl Grey Green


Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Sometimes its not the last straw but the last elastic :( There is nothing wrong with a good meltdown every now and then. I hope you can buy yourself some fun new panties soon :) (I love new underwear...TMI?...sorry)

sherri said...

Well, at least your week ended well (with your friend)!

Meltdowns never happen to cold hearted people so's a good sign!

Beth in NC said...

Awwww, poor baby. You had a tough week! I hope you got some new beautiful undies and that you're feeling better!


katdish said...

Ah, HA! The cursed granny panties strike yet another victim!

Elaine said...

I am right there with you several times a week, feeling like that piece of elastic.

I pray you have a much better week.

Beth E. said...

Hey, we all feel like that elastic at times...stretched to the point of breaking! Hoping and praying that this will be a much better week for you!

Love you

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Yep I would probably have to admit I am sometimes that close to a hissy fit too! Oh wait a sec, was I really supposed to admit that on Not Me Monday. Oh well! I'm glad you feel better and I hope you ahve a better week!

gitz said...

I've felt one-stretched-out-elastic away from a hissy fit, but I have no one to "hissy" to but my dog, and he just looks at me like I've lost my mind :)

Alix said...

Candy! I thought I was reading my own post! You and I may be twins separated at birth this week. Let's talk sistah.


Mary Teresa said...

Hey. Found you through MCK. I think all good hearted people have found them selves at the wrong end of some stretched out undies. Stay strong and just keep swimming.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh, I am just catching up on reading a few...Sorry to hear about the ear infection! Hope you are on the up and up now...and the underwear thing...We all have our favorite pair;)

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