Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Little Late

It's been a crazy few days, quite hectic. My Mother's Day was not great--it was a day spent Mothering, instead of being honoured/thanked/whatever. I love my kids, but I spend ALOT of time with them. I would have liked to have had a bit of quiet time. I suppose I'll get that when I'm recovering from my surgery. But really, that doesn't exactly count--I won't be able to knit, or blog, or get photos in the photo album....

We've been getting the little Sears catalogues lately (bought something at Christmas, so we're on the list now). Anyone who is an odd bra size knows that bra shopping through the Sears catalogue is often the only way to go (although I never actually have). The prices are usually too much for me, and the larger sizes tend to be....sad. But we just got a catalogue, and there in the bra section is a CUTE little number, in the size I figure I actually am but have never found one to try on, and it's not $70!! It's only $23! It's so not fair! LOL. Then I look at all the cute ones I will be able to get ;)

Z tagged me for a chain game, 7 little known things about me. Mmmm...

1) I hate asking for help. I'm not bad at stores, or even asking for directions, but asking family/friends for help...lousy. And phoning people. I HATE phoning people. Even just to set up a doctor's appointment. We all need vision tests, Megan needs a hearing test, and I just can't get off my duff and do it.

2) I'm passive-aggressive. Although, I have noticed that really, I'm mostly passive, and little aggressive. Perhaps that's good, LOL, but I wish I could say some of the things I think!

3) I got my M (motocycle) Class license when I was 22-23. I had bought a Yamaha scooter in the summer of 92 and I had the learners permit for a long time (well, they're good for 90 days, I kept renewing!) until I took the test in the fall of 93 I think it was (or spring of 94). I got my G1 (general learners) in winter 98 (I had tried in my teens), passed the drivers test in Aug 98, and did the exit test in May of 2003, at the great age of 32, mother of two!! I have backed into one car, and rolled my little Geo Metro, but have never gotten a speeding (or other) ticket.

4) I took organ lessons for a long time. I really wanted a piano, but we got an organ. It was fun, and I wish I hadn't given it away.

5) At 16 I got drunk with Paul Shaffer; the band leader from David Letterman's show. It was Canada Day at Molson Park in Barrie, I was there with my brother and my boyfriend, and we lied our way into the beer tents. Someone told us who he was; I never watch the show. We built a huge beer cup pyramid, knocked it down, and got kicked out of the beer tent.

6) I am lazy! I had planned to be a very active mother, but Huey was difficult to deal with--he didn't like schedules, he didn't like going places, he was unpredictable. I couldn't join in the other moms at a playgroup or else he'd fall off the slide, beat up some other kid. I tended to let him play on his own because whatever I did was wrong/annoying/fustrating... Although I hate having a messy house, I'm not fond of cleaning. Well, I don't mind cleaning--I like things to be clean, but I put it off. It's all the 'stuff' that bugs me. Toys on the floor, bowls in the family room, clothes everywhere...I'd rather knit.

7) I was a bit of a ....sex kitten? in my younger days ;) The last year of high school (gr 13) I had a romance with a guy 3 years younger, and one 6 months younger....the first year of university....{blush}....I was really shy, but those keg parties....I was perhaps a little reckless, but all's well that ends well! Betcha didn't know THIS one about me!

Oh yeah...knitting....nothing new to show...

4 comments:

CatBookMom said...

Fascinating! Having gotten engaged in my freshman year of college and married the next fall, I wasn't ever what I'd call 'single' until my divorce when I was in my late 20s. For about 8 years, oh, my, did I have fun! Reckless, but fun!

I don't call people much either. Our landline phone bill rarely hits $25, and I spend less than $100/year on my cell phone.

TracyKM said...

The guy I was dating at 16 (see earlier point), I got 'engaged' to (at about 17...man, were we silly!), until part way through first year of university {blush!!}...I knew it was over, but he was a little more dense....I just decided to move ahead with my life while he was still tagging along, LOL. THen, just after first year ended, I started dating a long time crush and pretty much fell off the earth for 3 1/2 years. When that suddenly ended, I didn't know how to get back on the earth, LOL. I didn't give myself enough time after that to have a single life--it was too hard. Oh well. I had my party days early, sometimes miss them, but certainly don't miss the after effects, LOL.

TracyKM said...

Just posting a comment so I can get logged on cause my computer doesn't like Blogger's start up page!

Cheryl-lynn said...

I would have never thought any of this of you. You are just so motherly now i couldn't ever seen you as a wild child. Although I have heard some stories myself.