Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me! Monday

This is my first time participating in 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 did not forget to call my mother and my mother-in-law on Mother’s day. I certainly wouldn’t forget to drop by my mom’s house since we live within walking distance. Even though I made her brunch on Saturday, I wouldn’t consider that an excuse not to do anything on Mother’s Day. I did not send my sister out shopping the day before Mother’s Day for a last minute gift for our mom. I did not run out of time to make a photobook for her, in spite of my best intentions.

And I would never count on my sister-in-law to pick up a gift for my mother-in-law and ask her to just sign the card from us as well. And I most certainly do not still have both mothers’ day cards still sitting on my desk unsigned. I love my mom (and mil) and always go all out on special occasions.

Speaking of my own Mother’s day, I did not consider the fact that my husband cleaned the kitchen and made cookies the best gift ever. I did not make him return the expensive purse he bought me. I did not have trouble justifying spending so much money on just a purse.

I did not exercise this week to a cheesy 90’s DVD. And if I did, I certainly would not be unable to complete a 5 minutes abdominal exercise. Having two children and one c-section is no excuse for not having any abdominal strength at all. I did not feel the burn from doing the aerobics exercise even without any weights. I certainly did not want to pause the DVD to give Princess a snack. I wouldn’t need a break after a short exercise program. And I did not start staring at the screen after 30 minutes and wonder when it was going to end.

I did not lose track of time and almost be late for work because of it. And it wouldn't have been because I was reading blogs. And speaking of reading, I did not read my first parenting book this week. I have not been trying to figure out the complexities of parenting on my own.

Those are all the things I did not do last week. What are some things you did not do last week?


  1. Thanks for checking out my new blog design last week:)

    I did not forget to call me Mom on Mother's day either:) I also did not get lazy and not exercise. I also did not get sick last week! I love reading these Not Me Monday's!

  2. I'm giggling about the "mother in law" one - I can totally see myself doing that! Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck with the potty training! While it took one of my daughters 3 days, the other took over 2 weeks and some of my girlfriends have struggled for at least a month - so don't worry - the job will get done :-)

  3. haha! of course you would not forget your mom and MIL on Mother's Day! what mother of two little ones would do that? I mean, it's not like you're distracted by toddlers CONSTANTLY.:) and I wouldn't have any idea, since I only have three kiddies myself. haha
    Thanks for coming by my blog - I saw you're a scrapbooker and thought you might enjoy my crafty blog also - :)

  4. in no way would i ever do any of those things! certainly not the not following up on my best intentions for gifts, i do not have a half finished quilt for my mum....

  5. I ran out of time to make a photo book too.

  6. Don't read Twilight if you don't want to give up a week or two of you life. I read it at the same time as my husband and the clean laundry got dangerously low. I was such a sceptic and read it to humour my friend. So good. Better than the film.

  7. don't feel too bad about not calling your mil, I forgot to call mine too.

  8. You made him return it? Wow- you are a good woman!


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