Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Life Is Average

 I've been trying to think of something to write about.  Something profound.  Or funny.  Or embarrassing.  Well, actually - I haven't been looking for something embarrassing - usually that stuff finds me all by itself.

But my life these days is filled with things that I find less than bloggable. 

  • I'm STILL trying to get a Kneaders going in Colorado.  What?  It's only been 2 years...  Wanna hear about the building I found and how it has to have not only the inside completely gutted and redone, but also new curbs and bushes to make a drive-thru work?  See? I didn't think so.
  • The Brain and I are in charge of organizing the youth Pioneer Trek this summer, which is incredibly interesting to me, and I find myself spending lots of time thinking about it, reading about it, reorganizing things in my head, etc, but I don't think most people would be, you know, super interested in my thought process for how to motivate kids to actually prepare in advance by doing the suggested walking for this thing, and whether or not the girls should have to sew their skirts, even though the boys don't have anything to sew.   (But if you want to talk to ME about trek suggestions,by all means, do it.)
  • I also spend a good portion of my time driving to Sonic.  Because - well, OBVIOUSLY.
  • Then you also have the usual cleaning, cooking (how do I hate thee menu planning?  Let me count the ways.), chauffeuring, and constant kid-worrying that make up my existence.
And there you have it. My Life is Average - which is a blessing I'm not about to overlook.  But you know... not super bloggable.

So anyway...

It's possible that I'm the last person on the planet to go to mylifeisaverage.com.   But just in case you didn't know about it, I thought I'd share this site where people - mostly teens - write in about quirky things that happen to them.

The girls sit and read them to me every now and then, and sometimes we laugh until tears run down our cheeks.  Ok well, that happened once.  But it's usually good for a laugh or two.

Here are some of our favorite posts:

Today, while sitting with my group at lunch at school, one of my friends began complaining about how everyone thinks she looks like another girl named Cathy when she looks nothing like her. The others in my group all agreed. I thought she was Cathy. I now have no idea who I sit with at lunch. MLIA
Today, I was late for class. I was a bit upset because it was my second late this week, and my school gives out detention for 2 lates in a week. When my teacher asked me why I was late, I randomly told him that I got stuck in Narnia. We proceeded to have a minute-long conversation about the wardrobe and such. When my friend showed up behind me, also late, my teacher asked her what her excuse was, saying that I had a "reasonable excuse", and he wanted to hear hers. She said she got into a car accident. My teacher said he didn't believe her. Although neither of us got marked late, it's good to know Narnia is more realistic than car accidents. MLIA.
Today, I had to do a recording assignment for a language class. I was getting frustrated, so I finished the recording and sent it without playing it back. I listened to it just now, and you can clearly hear my father screaming at my brother to hide the body before Mom gets home. He was talking about a mouse, but my instructor doesn't know that. MLIA

Happy Average!

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I went to Kneaders for lunch, yesterday, and was so mad! I ordered the chicken salad sandwich, got it back to work, and there was like a teaspoon of chicken salad on each croissant. FAIL.

goddessdivine said...

You are a saint for accepting the responsibility of organizing the trek. I'd actually be interested in hearing about how you're going to make your kids sew their own clothes. ;-)

Loralee and the gang... said...

I've never heard of that site, but I think I can help you with your menu-planning dilemma. My fav recipe blogger has posted her spreadsheet here: http://mykitchencafe.blogspot.com/
(that's the site - you also have to check out her recipes so just scroll down a tiny bit) and while a SPREADSHEET may sound indimidating (it did to me, anyway) I think it will help me with meals. And I hate menu planning, too...

Tenae said...

Hide the body before mom gets home- Ha ha ha ha ha!

Emmy said...

I will definitely have to check that site out now. And you can always do the thousands of prompts out there, like sticky note Tuesday, Wordful Wednesday, you know the regulars :)

That Girl said...

Pretty sure *I'M* the last person on the planet, because I had no idea what you were talking about. I'm still not sure I get it.

Julie said...

Seriously? I would LOVE to hear more about your trek plans. I am in charge of MY stake's trek this summer too! Only I don't have a husband to help. (Still trying to figure out why they thought asking a single sister to do this was a good idea...but, go figure!) At any rate, I would LOVE to compare plans. Especially organizational plans and Food plans for an entire stake, etc.

also...I must be the last person on the planet. never heard of my life is random, but I'm going to check it out right now!

Marm said...

Bloggers block: It happens, but as usual, you still came up with a fun post.

Dave said...

FISRTT!!!!!!!!!!!


mlia

Yvonne said...

Oh, if only I could be as clever as you.

I hope the whole Kneaders thing works out.

You and the Brain will do a great job with Trek--I have no doubt.

You can't be the last person on the planet to know about that site--I've never heard of it either. Love the last post.

Lee said...

Weird. I wrote a blog the other day wondering where all the crazies that used to surround me went. My dear friend informed me that the crazies hadn't left but that I had become one of them and therefore didn't recognize them as crazy. Just a thought.

Janell said...

I hadn't yet heart of MLIA - thanks for sharing. It gave me a smile. See? :)

I actually would like to hear your thoughts on trek.

East of Eden said...

Kneaders is to you, what Panera is to me, although I'd take a Kneaders any day in New Mexico as well....ah, we can only dream. And I'm with you on Sonic, although we broke up because Weight Watchers said I had to.

As for the pioneer trek...our stake did this about 3 years ago. They prepared by going on a long, and difficult hike every month as a YW/YM group -- and if you did not complete all the hikes, or make them up with a leader, you could not go. The girls did not have to sew their own skirts, but they did have to have skirts that met certian criteria. And they were allowed to wear leggings under the skirts to protect their legs. It's actually very period appropriate. The boys all had to wear button up shirts as well. Not nice Sunday shirts, but button up ones, and pants, not jeans. No jeans for anyone. BUt everyone was allowed to wear tennis shoes, or trail shoes for walking. And if I remember right everyone had to make their own scarf/bandanna thingy. I think they were color coordinated by "family" groups. There was a big Stake activity that did this. Anyway, hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

When I went on a pioneer trek we didn't have to make our own clothes(although most everyone wore things that were homemade) but we did make our own handcarts as mutual activities. We also had to be able to walk/run a 5k in a certain amount of time to be allowed to go because it was a very physically demanding trek. They also searched and collected our bags like 2 weeks before the trek to make sure we didn't bring anything that wasn't allowed, you know, like toothpaste or deodorant......

RhondaLue said...

MLIA is great, I'd never heard of it before.

Trek-my hub was a trail boss and my two oldest got to go on the last one. The girls sewed skirts as a YW activity a cpl months prior, and the boys DID have to do some work too. They went to the thrift store and got old white sunday shirts, the YM leaders dyed them a tan color that was common back then, and they removed buttons, sewed the shirt up halfway in front where buttons were, and then strung that leathery looking string stuff into the top, criss-crossed and tied at the top. Man, that was a really bad description. sorry. but it was very appropriate for the time period. The girls also sewed bonnets. None of them matched the skirts but still...they looked awesome!

Good luck!

mormonhermitmom said...

I'm NEVER in a ward that's doing a summer trek. Not fair.

"Hide the body".....that's funny.

beckers said...

lol. I love the "hide the body"!!

beckers said...

And thanks for the link to MLIA. I now have a new way to kill time at work. :)

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