Sunday, November 11, 2007

freeze tag

The best kind of tag is freeze tag. I have been tagged, so here we go with some random facts so that I won't be "it" any more.

1. I have noticed that every now and then I have a mohawk down the front of my leg because I'm am terrified of shaving off my shin bone. I can handle most blood and guts situations but skin off the shin is trauma.

2. I hear myself volunteering without my own permission. Someone calls and asks me to sew 83 dresses with beading and full lining before Saturday, for example, and I hear myself say, "That sounds fun."

3. Pop makes me "arf."

4. I'm a firm pro-lifer. I love growing things. In my garden the other day I tried to thin my carrots and had such a hard time killing all those little babies. They will never have a chance to grow up.

5. I absolutely love lip bumpers. They have a charm all their own.

6. I'm a masterful dilly dallier.

Example : Mom said to Dad, "I'm tired, and it's nearly midnight (9:30). I think I'll go to bed.

She went to the kitchen to make the next day's lunches, then rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for tomorrow's supper, checked the cereal box levels and filled the sugar bowl. Got out the crock pot and put the beans on to soak.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer and a load of clothes into the washer because "time of use" was at the lowest, ironed a shirt and sewed on a button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied the wastebasket (recycle day tomorrow), then hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a thank you note, addressed and stamped the envelope, wrote a check for the apple order she had made, and pulled a book out from hiding under the chair.

She wrote a quick grocery list and put it and the note in her purse. She then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleaner, put on her night solution and age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed teeth and cut nails.

Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed."

"I'm on my way," she said, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was off. She looked in each room to make sure all the lamps and TV's were off, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, laid out clothes for the next day, and straightened up the shoe rack.

In her own room, she set the alarm; added three things to her six most important things to do list. She read her scriptures, and said her prayers. She visualized the accomplishment of her day and wondered why she could never get as much as she wanted to done in a day.

About that time, Dad turned off the computer and announced to no one in particular, "I'm going to bed." and he did without another thought.

7. I love people and I love trying to figure out what makes them tick. I love the
"Be a peacemaker" motto. Thanks for that FHE so long ago Melissa.

So now you're all frozen from this long freeze tag session and the games over so now it's time to go home.

Have a great week ya'll.


Sara! said...

Mom you are hilarious! This was so enjoyable to read!!! I felt just yesterday that I had a mowhawk, and was so sad because I had just shaved! Argh. I love that you arf. I've tried to arf, but it's hard! I hope you've recovered from your carrot abortions but when I was looking at your garden on Friday, it looked happy and beautiful. Do people still get lip bumpers?
Ohhh, your dilly dallier list made tired. That is so you though. Now I think I'M going to bed, just have to put the scrubs into the dryer first, and make Oakley's lunch, and wash the sippy cups.

Kirk and Aly said...

Good job on freeze tag! Good thing you did freeze tag instead of TV tag where you have to name a bunch of TV shows until you're un-tagged. I don't think you'd do so hot on that one since you don't even know how to turn your TV on. Not that that is a bad thing though! I really liked all your fabulous facts! You're such a great mom, able to get all those things done, and then Dad just jumping in bed, period. RAR!

Mel-Mels said...

MOMMA!!! You are so not the most boring person to tag ever! I was laughing so so so hard at your dilly dallying, because I can totally see you doing all of that! You are seriously the best mom ever and I love you to death!

P.S. Thanks again for letting me hang out there ALL DAY on Saturday. Your house is so much funner than mine.

Alisse T said...

Dearest Elise,

Your mohawk comment made me really, really happy- not only because it's so funny to hear coming from you, but also because I have the same dillema.


The Jones Fam said...

Mom, you're the funnest mom EVER! And not just the funnest mom we have! I totally remember cracking up at you "arf"-ing when we were kids. And I can relate to your dislike of killing baby carrots- it seems so cruel and wasteful. Being a dilly-dallier isn't so bad. At least you are able to complete one thing before moving on to the next... sort of. I guess that's where my ADD comes from. But way to go for getting so much done "going to bed". Very impressive!


jack&alli said...

my leg is twitching just thinking about that picture...