Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Random

Okay, I have nothing new and fresh, so I'm just gonna ramble on and see what comes to mind. If you're looking for deep insight or a refreshing outlook, this blog may not be for you. I don't claim to be a deep thinker or philosopher. Sometimes my most contemplative thought is what will get the poop smell off my hands. Seriously. Nasty. Diaper.


*Ever notice how, when you have a big family get together and there isn't enough room in the kitchen to seat everyone, it's always the men who go downstairs or to the rec room and the women get stuck eating with fifteen demanding little mouths. The men get to enjoy a hot meal while we women are bombarded with sticky fingers, juice spills, hungry bellies and empty cups. When we finally get to sit down to our now-cold meal, we hear a chorus of "dessert?"


*Lately, this is the conversation I have over and over with my boys.

Benen - "Mom. Connor kicked me off the couch."
Connor - "It was an accident."
Benen - "Nuh-uh. Purpose."
Connor - "Accident."
Me - "Okay, Benen. So Connor kicked you off the couch?"
Benen - "Yup. On purpose."
Connor - "No it was-"
Me - "Connor just a minute." I turn to Benen. "Connor kicked you?"
Benen - "Yes."
Me - "What did you do to deserve it?"
Benen - "Well, first I sat on him and then he kicked me and I fell right off the couch."
Me - "So you sat on him first?"
Benen - "Well, yeah."
Me - "Connor did Benen sit on you?"
Connor - "Yes, and I told him to get off but he wouldn't. So I kicked him off."
Me - "Benen, is that what happened?"
Benen - "Yup. And I fell off the couch."


*I'm on a diet. Well, technically I am not on a diet. My husband has decided to use this new eating plan and, since I couldn't persuade him out of it, I went with the old adage, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." So now I am eating mostly veggies and poultry with the occasional fish thrown in. And rice.

Travis over at One Word and I share a strong dislike and aversion to anything in the vegetable category. I've never met a vegetable I liked. Today is day one and so far I have thumbed my nose at the black coffee and added my 18% cream. I've dreamed of chocolate at least a dozen times and by accident (I swear it was an accident) popped half a Ritz cracker in my mouth.

We'll see how tomorrow goes. If the dreams turn to full-fledged fantasies, I may have to chuck the plan altogether. BTW, can you die from a chocolate craving?


*The shower tap in my bathroom is dripping. Actually "dripping" is too mild a word. What started as a slow "drip..........drip..........drip" increased to a "drip, drip, driiiiiiiiip, drip, drip, driiiiiiip." That was two weeks ago and now the tap just won't shut off. It runs at a constant "drrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip, drrrrrrriiiiiiiiiipppppp, drip, drrrrrriiiiiiip." You get the idea. Anyways, I called my hubby at work today and told him he needs to fix that tap tonight. It's driving me crazy listening to it all day. I've taken to shutting the bathroom door which cuts down on the sound, but with it being the hot water tap, my bathroom is actually warmer from the constant, running hot water. But tonight it gets fixed. Yeah!


***********Update****************

I wrote the above yesterday, so here's an update.

I'm off the diet. I lasted 15 hours. The thought of meat and veggies started making my stomach heave and life just didn't feel worth living if I couldn't enjoy my meals.

So today I've had coffee-with-cream for breakfast, eaten chicken, veggies and rice (bland, no butter or salt) for lunch, snacked on a donut in the afternoon with more coffee and had a McDonald's hamburger with a handful of fries for supper. I'm happy. I'm full. I'm feeling a little guilty.

I think it would be nice if my hubby had a wife who supported him......so RAH, RAH! You GO, Honey!!

Oh, and he fixed my bathroom tap. Yeah!

13 comments:

airingon said...

I think that maybe the diet has something to do with your lack of ideas to write. When you diet all you can think about is food so there is no room for any other thougts. I know, cause I've experienced it.

15 hours, well at least you can say you've been on a diet and now when your with friends and that's the topic you can speak with authority. Way to go girl!

The dripping tap finally fixed! I have a running toilet that needs repair, it is totally annoying to always be fixing it. Maybe there is hope to get a permanent fix.

Becky said...

That's random? That sounds just like a page out of my book!

And yes, one of the bains of my existence (living nearby the in-laws as opposed to my own family) is the women do all the cooking, serving, cutting up of food and feeding at family gatherings, and then, just when we're ready to keel over from the heat in the kitchen, we get to start in on all the clean up of said family gathering while the men lounge around in the living room watching football. *sigh* I guess I wouldn't mind so much in my own one-butt kitchen (I usually kick my guests out for clean-up so I can FIND things again when they are done 'helping'), but in certain in-law's homes, it's expected that it be left cleaner than it ever was to begin with...

Jen said...

The Amazing 15 hour Diet! LOL! At least you can say you gave it a shot and found it did not fit into your everyday lifestyle. Which is the wordage I always use anyway!

Jenster said...

If you're looking for deep insight or a refreshing outlook, this blog may not be for you. I don't claim to be a deep thinker or philosopher. Sometimes my most contemplative thought is what will get the poop smell off my hands.

This would be why I feel such a connection to you! Well, not the poop smell thing 'cause I'm past that. But you know. The whole superficial thing.

Now I'm going back to finish reading your post. :o)

Actually I have to hand the computer over to my daughter for a bit. But I'll be back to read your random, shallow, uninspiring thoughts. My favorite kind!!

Jenster said...

I'm back! Didja miss me?? No? Okay.

Chocolate cravings have been known to lead to death. Of someone getting in the way of the craver and the cravee. So it's not safe.

Your kids crack me up.

Yea to hubby for fixing the drain.

The Daily "B" said...

The convo between your boys cracked me up. Benen found some logic in his plea, LOL!

Yah for the fixed drip! I have a shower that is dripping and driving me nuts. I will put a towel over the tub to dry, hate wet towels in the laundry, and the next morning it's wet... why? I don't know. I think the water comes out to play at night when the house is quiet.

Shauna said...

Actually I have to hand the computer over to my daughter for a bit. But I'll be back to read your random, shallow, uninspiring thoughts. My favorite kind!!

Jenster, ROTFLOL! I knew we had a connection there. LOL! I'm a happier person when I get my chocolate...and that's better for the kids and everyone. ;-)

Deb, I believe it. LOL! :-)

Shauna said...

Oh Jenster, I missed you...I really, really did!

Jenster said...

Teeheehee!!!!

Travis Erwin said...

Yes we do! My life motto is Veggies are what food eats.

By the way I recently found a shirt I really need that pretty much says that very thing. Only they did not have it in XXL only XL.

I know, ... if I ate more veggies I coudl probably fit into an XL, but what is the point of living longer if you don't enjoy the time you got?

Travis Erwin said...

Oh and with those great interrogation skills you should be a lawyer.

Shauna said...

I know, ... if I ate more veggies I coudl probably fit into an XL, but what is the point of living longer if you don't enjoy the time you got?

My sentiments exactly! And I have too much of a black-and-white opinion to be a lawyer. There's no grey area here. I took one law course in high school and when the teacher said the law was all shades of grey I knew it wasn't for me. You're either guilty or innocent. You shouldn't get off on a "technicality." Right and wrong. Black and white.

However, I love cop and lawyer shows. I would LOVE the interrogation process. teeheehee.

Swishy said...

I totally don't eat vegetables either. Just can't do it!