Monday, March 2, 2009

Not Me Monday

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.

I haven't done not me Monday in a while so here are a few things I did not do in the past few weeks.

I did not completely blow up at my son after he told me he didn't think he turned in all 4 of the required parts of a recent assignment even though I had repeatedly reminded him to complete the assignment. I did not make him cancel a party he was having here that weekend. He did not think I was being totally unreasonable. I did not feel proud of myself for standing firm and forcing him to realize the priority homework needs to be in his life. A week later when his teacher updated the online report card I did not discover that he in fact DID turn in all 4 parts of the assignment. I did not feel terrible that I made him cancel the party even if it was his fault for not remembering that he did the whole assignment. I did not feel I needed to apologize to him. But really who forgets they did the whole assignment????

I did not TODAY come out to my car after work to discover a flat tire on my car. I did not flag down my girlfriend to give me moral support while I changed the tire myself. I did not quickly get out the jack and the spare, loosen the lug nuts and jack up the car as if I was an expert. Oh wait yes THAT I did do. And I got all the lug nuts off too. What I did not do was with all the nuts off the car discover that I was still too much of a wimp to get the tire off. Isabelle was not yelling in the car that she had to go potty (because I would never let her be in the car while it is jacked up. That isn't safe)while I was trying to problem solve getting a non attached tire off my car. My girlfriend didn't decide I was going to hurt myself and so brought Isabelle in to pee and got help for us. The guy who came out also couldn't get it off which did not make me feel much better about myself. Finally the guy didn't bang my stuck tire with my spare tire which did not make the tire just pop off as if it was loose as could be. I then did not stand there like a helpless girl while the guy finished changing my tire. Nope I am a capable woman and totally would have finished it up myself. My girlfriend did not take this picture of me as proof of how cool I am:

It was not 25 degrees and windy because things never go wrong with my car when the weather is bad.

This weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for a friend. I did not find a fabulous picture of a cake and tell my husband that if I was Martha Stewart I would make it. My husband did not tell me he would love to try to make the cake. I did not continuously tell him why he shouldn't do it or shouldn't be fancy because doing those elaborate things I am unfamiliar with does not stress me out. He did not spend all week researching fondant frosting recipes and techniques so he could create this masterpiece:

John did not create a fondant version of the mother to be sitting on the little bowl just like in the original picture:

I am not the luckiest woman ever to have such a creative husband.

And for those of you who recognize that the cake was in my "I'm Bored" post. I proud to say I really did not have a piece of cake at the shower. However, I "did not" sneak a taste of the frosting while it was being made and it was not delicious. I am not relieved to have the frosting and cake temptations out of my house.


  1. You are amazing and inspiring. John is truly the best!!

  2. Kudos for even trying to change the tire - You are a better woman than I!

  3. hahahahahahahhaa...hahahahahahahahahaha...
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Do you hear it out loud all the way from GA? That is me picturing this whole tire senerio!!! hahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA, I just can't stop! :)

    And, whoa! Who is this masked man you are married to? I have to tell you if this gets out to the male community that CJ participates in, he could lose many man points, or his man card all together! But kudo's are in order, that was an amazing masterpiece!