Friday, September 4, 2009

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes....

This post will be short. I don't have very many random things going on right now. But, who knows, I might surprise myself....

Actually, I really do have a lot of things I want to write about. But they are all deserving of their own post, so it'll have to wait.


I am heading off in about 25 minutes off to Park City to party it up with my Mom and sisters. You see, for the past zillion years or so, during Labor Day weekend, the city of Midway hosts Swiss Days--a huge crafty/artsy/home decor expo. It's fun.

You may be surprised that I go to something like this, since I'm the farthest thing there is from crafty or domestic. But, it's a fun excuse to spend time with my sisters, plus the kids get to stay home and spend some quality time with Dad. (Thank you C!!)

I haven't packed or anything. I should probably be doing that instead of this.


So, today, being the first official Friday at school for TJ, since he's in kindgergarten and didn't go last week, and since Friday is an early-out day hear, and the afternoon kindergarteners go a little early.....whew! (deep breath)....I wasn't sure what time the bus comes.
Well, long story-short, we missed the bus by about 30 minutes. See, my brain tumor told me that school started at 11:50 when really, the morning kids got out at 10:50 (info pulled from the archives of my memory from when KJ was in morning kindergarten), and afternoon started at 11:30. Duh!
So, I had to drive TJ to school. I dropped him off at his class, and while we were heading down the hallway, I reached for his hand. (Note: he usually always holds my hand when we're going somewhere) He immediately pulled away, and whispered, "Mom, you can't hold my hand! That's embarrassing! I'm too big for that!"
Apparently my little boy is all grown up and has to save face at school.
So, then, after I dropped of TJ, I noticed that KJ was at lunch, so Peter and I thought it would be nice to go into the lunchroom to say Hello.
So, we found KJ sitting with her friends, eating, so I walked up to her gave her a hug and said Hi.
She turned her head away, like she didn't know who I was, and breathed, "I'm ignoring you." She refused to acknowledge me after that.

So, what happened to my sweet little children who idolized their mother? I was sure that I had at least until 6th or 7th grade before my very existance irritated my children. Not at 5 and 7!


Today, I had lunch with my roommates from college. These were the first girls I ever lived with after moving away from home. It's been 12 years since I've seen them. (Thank goodness for facebook!)
It was great to see you Becca and Sonya!
(Sorry, no pictures--yet) Sonya is going to email one to me.


That's all. Yes, I'm still dying. No, I have no idea what it is. I'm thinking maybe colon or pancreatic cancer. And of course the brain tumor. I'm going to have to name it soon, since it has taken on a personality all it's own. Any suggestions?

Well, gotta go pack. Bye.

The tunes:

1. We Are the Chamions - Queen
2. Living in America - James Brown
3. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
4. Violent Love - Oingo Boingo
5. Decode - Paramore
6. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room - John Mayer
7. Wicked Finale - Idina Menzel & Kristen Chenoweth (Wicked)
8. Another Rainy Day - Corinne Bailey Rae
9. Good People - Jack Johnson
10. Dreaming With a Broken Heart - John Mayer

Bonus: I Caught Myself - Paramore!


Kristina P. said...

I didn't realize this weekend was Swiss Days! I have always wanted to go. My friends parents have a vacation home in Midway, which we've stayed at a couple of times, and I love Midway. Such a cute little town.

Shauna said...

No WAY!!! I am going to Swiss Days with my Hubby for a romantic weekend and train ride at Heber Valley Railroad for our Anniversary this weekend! So if you see me and my hubby their kissing yep.. that is me :)

Lara said...

I was going to say that it must be a boy thing until I read about KJ giving you the cold shoulder, too. Well since they already think you're embarrassing, I'd say that gives you license to actually BE embarrassing and maybe they'll realize how good they had it before. :)

So fun to go out with roomies! I want to do that!

Kristen said...

Ahhh, kindergarten. Out here the kids go to all day kindergarten. Start at 8:30, out at 3:30. It's a long day, but they adjust after awhile. I have one in high school and one in middle school too, so I know all about the "ignoring mom" stuff. Trust me, it just gets worse!

Motherboard said...

You should call your crazy Adele. The twin of Estelle.

Have fun at Swiss Days. I have never been, and really want to go someday... Especially to the Sheep Dog Trials. Nerdy, I know.

I asked Jefe to take me and all he did was make a gaging noise. I guess he doesn't want to go??

Annette Lyon said...

How about Wilma?

Enjoy your weekend!

Rachel Sue said...

That makes me feel really lucky. I was thinking this morning that it was great that my little girl is still willing to give me and both her brothers and her sister a kiss goodbye before school.

Mikki said...

You are so funny!!! I think you should name it Tin Man, cause it doesn't have a heart!
I hope you have a great time in Park City. Sounds wonderful.

DeNae said...

Have you taken any antibiotics recently? Did Amber tell you about our mom's deal? You sound like you may have the same thing. Hope you're having fun in Park City!

Andrea said...

Seriously? No comments yet? I'm hoping it's cause you haven't had time to OK them yet.

That is one of the saddest things when you are no longer "cool" to your kids. Some take longer for that to happen than others. Kindergarten is really young for that!

wendy said...

NOPE - you can't die, not acceptable. Never. You can learn to live with a brain tumor --who REALLY uses their brain anyway, come on. I have a tumor in my tummy (hence to bulge) and my butt (another bulge) and my thighs ----lots of tumors going on in me and I'm still alive.
it is sad when the kiddies no longer want to hold our hand or acknowledge us, (but you know as they get older it all comes back and you'll love it) One time while standing in line for my daughter to get into school, she turned to the mom behind her and said "my mom is dead you know" -HELLLLOOOO - I am standing right her.
I like the new look on your blog(new for me as I haven't been blogging much, but intend to do much better)
love ya girl-----------

wendy said...

(ok, I'll try this again) I thought I posted a comment, but the computer didn't send it. Must be a Canada thing.
Don't die -------NOT acceptable. You can learn to live with a brain tumor ---who really uses their brain anyway, come on!!!!
I have tumors too and am still alive --the bulge in my tummy, YUP, a tumor. and my butt - another tumor --and my thighs ---you get it.
It is sad when the kiddies no longer want to hold our hands etc. BUT never fear, as they get older they'll remember how much they adore you and it is very rewarding.
Once, while standing in line with my daughter, (I think it was some school thing and she was in kindergarten) she turned to the lady behind here and said "my mom is dead you know" ---HELLLLOOOO--I am right here.
I like the new header on your blog --new to me as I haven't been blogging much, but promise to do better now.
love ya girl

wendy said...

OK, I get it ---visible after blogger approval --that's why I didn't see it. SEE ---I TOLD YOU BRAINS WERE OVER=RATED.

Hilary said...

Love that, "I'm ignoring you"
Well, I'd ignore her when it's time for dinner. :)
BTW, try to go to nursing school if you want to meet paranoia. We all had every major illness, at least twice.
Including cancer. :)
Except cervical cancer... it was BYU after all.

Nick and Stacey said...

First of all I kept meaning to tell you that you are hilarious....your comments on my post absolutely made me giggle! I haven't made it much to the blogging world, as you can see by my husbands need to update....he just does it because he thinks he is funny! Reading this I am so not excited to have my kids get older...I think the not thinking mom is cool starts younger and younger......good luck with that!

Cute Carbines said...

So, you still haven't figured anything out?? I have had you on my mind because I understand what you are going through. I wish I could be more help to you like you were for me. Going through stuff like that makes it so hard to live life. And I am sorry to say it, but I laughed when I read about your kids. Kaylee does that to me and she is 4. I have a long road ahead.

Anonymous said...

I remember those days when my kids no longer idolized me! Ha. I want to hold their hands forever! Sigh. I hope you had a great time at Swiss Days. And how cool is that to get together with roommates from college? Ya, isn't Facebook great for that? Love it!

Ashley said...

Oooh I LOVE Park City! Have a wonderful time!

Please stop by my blog and enter some fun giveaways. I've got a really great one that's ending today for a kid's outfit valued at $113! I really need to get some more entries for it, so I'd really appreciate your help! And you have a good chance of winning too!!! :)

tiburon said...

Would you believe I have never been to Swiss Days. I guess I should go one of these days.

Isn't it fun (and downright scary) to self diagnose?