Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Me Monday - Traveling to Texas

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

As you know, I'm in Texas, but actually flying home today. Here's my Not Me List from Virginia to Texas and back again.

1. Even though the stomach bug ran through my house prior to my trip, I was able to clean the entire house, do all the laundry, pack, and make several meals for the family so they wouldn't starve while I was away... Yeah Right!!!

2. I did not have to pack my suitcase 3 times because each bag I packed ended up having a hole or broken zipper. (I'm shopping for luggage when I get home!)

3. I did not waste my chance to get a nap while Glynis was sleeping on the plane. Why wouldn't I take advantage of the quiet? All mothers know to save their energy when they can.

4. I did not wait until the last minute to use the airplane restroom before we landed. Because that's when everyone else goes, meaning I would for sure have to wait in a line and 'bout wet myself.

5. I did not give my daughter the whole bowl of spicy salsa at the trendy Tex Mex restaurant with the cloth napkins and tablecloth. Surely a 1 year old would make a mess.

6. My brother had a beautiful guest room ready for Glynis and me, but we had to share the bed. I did not sleep each night with her little butt in my face!

7. I did not stay up till midnight playing on my new laptop each night. Again, mothers know about saving their energy and getting the proper amount of sleep.

8. I'm not at all angry at Dell for sending me a less than perfect laptop. Luckily my little brother will help me to get the problems corrected. I'll be sending this one back this week and have to wait for another.

9. We drove to Dallas to visit another family member and decided to stop by Dealey Plaza to see the historic street where Kennedy was assassinated. There were street vendors trying to sell books and dvds and giving little history lessons about the conspiracy theories. I did not stop to look at the gruesome pictures that they had on display of Kennedy's autopsy. I think that is totally irreverent and voyeuristic.

10. I did not wake up Sunday morning missing my family so much that I was ready to call the airlines to see if I could get a flight one day early. I've only been gone 4 days.

11. I am not posting a funny picture of my mother using my web cam on the laptop. It has some pretty silly special effects! She doesn't really look this weird.

I'll be home this afternoon!!


He And Me + 3 said...

Glad you are having a good time, but being away from the fam is a break, but you do miss them much. Gotta love sleeping with the kids there is always something in your face.

Beth E. said...

Great Not Me's! Have a safe trip back. :o)