Friday always seems to creep up on me. Wednesday I woke up, and thought to myself, "Man, it's only Wednesday?"
Then, suddenly it was Friday.
This morning, as I was dropping TJ off at preschool, I was walking out the door, as a Mom and her daughter were walking in. The little girl had a kind of scowl on her face. You know, the 3-year-old-I'm-pouting kind of look on her face. Then I heard the Mom say, and I quote, "Now someone else can listen to you whining for a little while."
I just about busted up laughing right then and there. I don't know why, but that line just made my day. I walked to my car with a huge grin on my face.
Then, this afternoon, as I trying to get the kids into the car, to go have lunch with my girlfriends, and Peter was whining at me, I found myself thinking those EXACT WORDS.
I guess, I thought that woman's pain was funny, because I've lived through it, and I'm just glad I'm not the only one.
Earlier this week, I went to the movies with a bunch of girls in my neighborhood. We decided to make it cheap and easy, so we went to the local dollar movies, where they are playing "Twilight"
I'm not sure why I subject myself to this torture over and over again. I guess, for the sake of having a girl's night out.
The movie was just as cheesy, ridiculous, and stupid, if not more so, as the first time I saw it.
And again, I couldn't help thinking to myself, every single time Jacob came on the screen:
I think there is something terribly wrong with my dishwasher. It is only just over 2 years old. That's still pretty young for a dishwasher, right? And it still cleans the dishes just fine, but for the last few months, the so-called "whisper quiet" feature just doesn't seem to be working. That thing is so darn loud. So loud, in fact, that if I run the dishwasher, you cannot have a conversation in the kitchen. And I can't run it at night because it will wake everyone up. It is THAT loud. I kind of reminds me of when we used to live very near the air force base, and the fighter jets would fly over head, and you had to stop whatever you were doing, and just wait, because you couldn't hear yourself think.
My dishwasher has the decibel strength of a fighter jet.
Last night, for my book club, the ladies and I went over to my old alma mater to attend a lecture by Jeffery Zaslow. He is the co-author of the book, The Last Lecture, with Randy Pausch.
If you aren't familiar with The Last Lecture, this man Randy Pausch, who was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and had terminal cancer, decided to give a final lecture. It was then documented in a book.
I loved reading the book, and really enjoyed the lecture. I was amazed at this man's wisdom, and tenacity, despite his trial of dying. He basically did this lecture to leave a legacy for his children before he died.
He taught so many incredible life lessons through the stories he told in his lecture.
It gave me a lot to think about.
Here is my review from goodreads, that I wrote right after reading the book:
This book really surprised me. Before I read it, I didn't really
know what it was about, and being a nonfiction, I was skeptical. But I have to
say I really enjoyed reading it. I gained a lot of respect and admiration for
the author, and his ideals. I learned a lot about keeping a positive attitude,
living life, and raising my children. I think the message of this book will stay
with me for a long time.
You should go read it. Probably the best non-fiction book I've ever read.
I have decided that I am a drama magnet. It seems that no matter where I go, or what I'm doing, some sort of drama ensues. I can't figure out why.
But it has me thinking. Turning it back onto myself. Do I create all this drama? Well, I certainly didn't create the drama of the crack-whore motel, or the almost accident. Ok, well, I might have escalated that drama in my head, stressing myself out, but I didn't create the incident.
So, why do things like that always keep happening to me?
It's got me wondering about my reaction to things that happen in my life. And if I'm handling each situation the best way I can.
Today is the last day to enter my giveaway. I will be drawing a name tomorrow morning after i get back from my weekly long run. That is if I'm not taking a nap. So, if you haven't entered, go do it now. It's your last chance to win a copy of my CD "Solitude" plus some more Sher Loves: chocolate, Bath and Body works, and more chocolate.
And now, some tunes:
1. El No Esta Por Ti - Laura Pausini
2. Here with Me - Reo Speedwagon
3. Lovebug - Jonas Brothers (don't judge me, I have a 7 year old)
4. Possession - Sarah Mclachlan
5. You Really Got Me - Van Halen
6. To Be With You - David Archuleta
7. Con te Partiro - Andrea Bocelli
8. We're Young and Beautiful - Carrie Underwood
9. Independent Love Song - Scarlett O'
10. Crashed - Daughtry
Bonus: No Llores Por Mi - Enrique Iglesias (apparently we're loving Latin music today)