Sunday, May 31, 2009

Not Me Monday - June 1, 2009

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 did NOT look at my calendar and freak out, just a little, because it's already June. JUNE, people! What happened to May? And April and March, for Heaven's sake? Mind you, I did NOT react that way. I would NEVER get behind on calendar upkeep and be caught off guard by a new month (Sixth month of the year.. where the heck is 2009 going anyway?) That would NEVER happen, not at MY house.

I have not become a teeny, tiny bit obsessed with my stat counter since installing it. After all, I write this blog because I feel called to do it and it helps me process my feelings, gives me a place to share and remember with Seth. It is certainly NOT about how many readers I have. So I certainly have NOT been getting a little excited about being able to actually "claim" more than "five faithful followers". (Fifteen?) Nope, never happen, not at MY house.

I have NOT been shirking my household responsibilities in favor of other more fun activities (like blogging, and exploring stat counter statistics). I would NEVER make my kids wear clothes out of the dirty clothes hamper. That would be JUST wrong. I would certainly NOT let "Mt. Washmore" take over the whole laundry room.. (Uh, the whole house?) (For the record, if this WERE happening, it might possibly be because laundry has always been one of my weak points. In all fairness, it has been worse since Seth, but of course:) NEVER happen, not at MY house.

I did not abandon above mentioned household duties, today, in search of more fun for my family. After spending a bit of time doing park clean up for our church's "Outside the Walls" Sunday, Leland and I did not pack up the kids and head to the local amusement park. If we HAD done that, I would certainly not have joined my oldest son on a ride called "Panic Plunge". Said ride would not have been the type of ride that takes you 100+ feet straight up into the air over a mere 30 seconds, and then plummets you down over a mere FOUR seconds. Nope, I would NEVER take my 11 year old son on a ride like that. Never happen, not on MY watch.

Those are NOT Sean's feet (in black sandals) and my feet (attached to the embarrassingly white legs)

I did NOT scream like a girl. Sean and I did NOT agree that, yeah, we might do it again! (Not today!)

And we, as a family, did NOT finish our glorious weekend with a special little treat.


Leslie said...

Oh, we're just alike! I am NOT obsessed with my stats or number of followers AT ALL! No, not me! I don't constantly check to see if I have any comments either. Nope, I'm not that self-centered!

This is my first day of summer vacation (I'm a preschool teacher); my kids are at school; my hubby is on a "business" fishing trip; and I am most certainly NOT sitting here blogging while I enjoy the peace and quiet in my home!

Have a wonderful day NOT doing the things you shouldn't be doing!

jenna - through mommy goggles said...

I had to laugh when I read about you NOT becoming addicted to your stat counter! It happens so easily, doesn't it?!

Well, just in case you're wondering, I stumbled here from MckMama's blog. I'm in Eagan, MN :)


Kathryn said...

I was really obsessed with the stats at first. Now i kind of go up & down with it . . . but as i don't have a lot of visitors making comments it doesn't seem to matter so much.

I enjoy park rides, tho i have to be careful. Years ago i went with my family to Knott's Berry Farm & the first thing we did that morning was get on Montezuma's Revenge. It lasted 30 seconds, & i wasn't able to go on another ride for over 2 hours!

Glad you had fun!

mykidsmomx4 said...

Love your Not Me's. Thanks for sharing! I love that you guys went out for some fun instead of sticking around the house.

Have a great day!

Adelas said...

Ooh, what stat counter do you use? I'm actually dying to add one to my blog, because nobody ever comments on my posts. I want to know if people are dropping by and not commenting, or if I need to work hard to get visitors.

Like you, not that I actually care!

L Harris said...

great not me post. hope to get one up, but i have a busy week.

beautyinallthings said...

I really could not ride that thing. I think I would just die. You are brave!

Glenn said...

OK so how come Mrs. I'm-obsessed-with-my-stats-and-comments-counter re-posted one of my blog posts without leaving even a comment?

Fair is fair -- use my stuff -- leave a comment.

I'm at least as obsessed as you are.

Cathey said...

I love seeing your family have fun together and there is NOTHING that takes priority over that! In my book, relationship ALWAYS comes before chores (even Mt. Washmore!!!)

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh that is so funny about your stat counter!! I don't even have one yet b/c I'm afraid I'll get totally obsessed, too!!! Hahahaha! And you are one brave mama! That ride looked like so much fun!

Great to meet you!

Millie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!! Love the pics! You are one brave woman, I'll give you that! LOL I don't think you would find me on that ride, maybe when I was a teenager, but not now. :) Love the post!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

great nmm's. i dislike mt washmore sooo much!!!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Ha ha! I love these Not Me posts. Love the picture of you on the ride. Alright! Party on! :)

Too funny about the counter stats. Aren't we a funny blogging community? I think we're all on the same page. Why wouldn't we want someone to read what we write? hee hee

Love ya.