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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ramble, ramble toil and trouble

My brain, it is empty. It wants to write something charming, but it can't for bona fide, medical reasons. My resources are tapped:



So, now that you know I am all out of clever, stay tuned for how I spent our Monday off.

After doing a mountain of laundry, we went to the Kids' Club, a place to run around and scream when it's mighty frickin' cold outside. Well, the kids run and I read and sort paperwork, surrounded by popcorn, diaper bags and howling babies.

I'm that devoted to my stack of books.

We came home and Lexi started her anti-mother campaign when I said 'no' to a playdate, right before dinner. I reminded her that Greg was leaving again in the morning, so it was important to me that we were all home.

Which, of course, was NO FAIR. And stupid. And worthy of high drama and sadness.

I let her melt into a puddle and made a delicious Indian dinner, complete with naan. (I didn't make it, ok. I picked it up at my beloved TJs.)

I watched her mood change as she saw dinner; she came around.

I made my plate and sighed. I just can't be everything to everyone, stretch myself across this family schedule.

{You've seen my brain. I might snap.}

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh my. I'm giggling at the diagram and wincing at the underlying frustration. Hope you get a recharge soon!

Bad Dad said...

I love the map of the brain. Great stuff.

If you need to go out with the ladies this week just drop the kids of for an hour or two. You can get some serious points with Ms. Lexi.

-Stu

Daisy said...

What a fantastic graphic! Totally fits my lifestyle right about now. Too bad the cocktail lobe isn't bigger. :-)

Mrs. G. said...

There is factual evidence that Indian food has healing and restorative powers.

I made that up, but still...

CamiKaos said...

whatever would we do without tj's...

katydidnot said...

breathe deeply

flutter said...

lol your breaking up fights lobe is formidable. I fear it.

The Egel Nest said...

Sometimes we all run out of things to say...It is best at those times to go outside for a while... :)

Fun blog! Found you through David over at Author blog :)


Bradley
The Egel Nest

stephanie said...

Is it time for another girlfriend movie night? I think so. The Other Boleyn Girl might be calling our names...

Well done on the Indian food dinner; we had a smorgasbord of leftover Chinese & Mexican stroganoff at the Beattys'. Not nearly as sexy.

(Rest!)

Mary Witzl said...

You've got a Drama Queen too? Join my club! Just picture yourself as a rock in the middle of a river -- that is what I do. It doesn't always help, but I find it comforting as I am being sprayed and pelted with words. My daughter is so persuasive that she can truly make me feel as though I've ruined her life by telling her she cannot make chocolate chip cookies at 11:30 at night.

I love that graphic, too. My Math area is absolutely microscopic, and my Breaking up Fights area is pretty patchy too. But my Enjoying a Good Book lobe is the size of Texas.

Professor J said...

Great graphic. You need to make room for napping there.