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Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday High Five -- five things that I've thought way too much about this week



It's Friday and time for Friday High Five. How do you play you ask? You make up a list of five things, whatever five things you want. Post them to your blog and link them here.

Sounds simple enough.

My brain has been racing a lot this week. I'm not sure why. I feel overly emotional and easily annoyed. Again, I'm not sure why. Here are five things I've thought about far too often this week:

  • To lunch lady or not to lunch lady: I was offered the PT everyday job at the elementary school two of my kids attend. Though I have accepted the offer I have mixed feelings about it. First it's everyday and I am lazy and there is also the fact that I'm pretty sure I was 3rd or 4th fiddle on this. Just how many people passed on this job before you offered it to me? What does that say about 1) the job and 2) me??
  • My beach trip is falling apart: Twice a year I go to the beach with a bunch of girlfriends. It's better than therapy and so much fun your face hurts from laughing when you come back. I don't know if it's the economy, the timing or just everything but a lot of people can't come and this makes me sad.
  • My book. I am writing a book, I am writing a book, I am writing a book. Why is this so hard to do? Why can't I be more disciplined? When I start this every day work will I ever take time to write?
  • My hubby: He has not been a happy camper this week and I'm not sure what I did to wrong him. He didn't even acknowledge my "job" offer and he has been working like a dog. Maybe it's not me, maybe it's just his super early mornings catching up to him.
  • My mom. She is so sad and I'm not sure what will ever make her happy again. She had to get rid of her dog and she is really taking it hard. Any suggestions on how to bring her out of her funk?

What has been weighing on your mind this week?

8 random thoughts:

Dan said...

I don't know about the others, but I think people are less apt to do fun things right no. Even in areas where the economy hasn't tanked, the national gloom and doom news coverage has psychologically impacted them. Somehow people feel a sense of unease for doing something "fun" when it seems that so many are suffering.

Why did your mom have to give up her dog? That might have some bearing on the possibilities.

septembermom said...

You do have a lot on your mind. Sorry about your beach trip. I hope it happens somehow. Sounds like fun. My husband is really cranky these days because of work. I keep telling the kids to calm it down around him. How exciting that you are writing a book. I wish I even had an IDEA for one :)

I'm sorry for your mom's loss. Maybe a funny movie together would help a little?

Have a happy Friday. I hope your mind can rest a bit this weekend. Hugs!!

SupahMommy said...

awww.. sad for your mom.

sad for you ie: beach trip no go.
i am a beach lovah.

thanks for stopping by and spitting tea at the computer . .. via your nose.

always good fun

see you tuesday???
ill come back to haunt you if you dont'..
POST IT NOTE TUESDAY?
write yourself a post it note reminding you.. to write about post it notes..
k.:)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

For you mom, want the Card Fairies to send her cards? That would cheer her up! Send me an email at cricutcardfairyarmy at gmail dot com.

HUGS for all the rest!

Becca said...

I can totally relate to the lazy part. I would find it very difficult to have to go back to work. I do however MISS the extra income.

A beach trip with girlfriends sounds like sooo much fun right now! I hope that that ends up working out and that your husband gets out of his funk! Early mornings can do that to a person!

I am so sorry for your Momma too! Poor thing!

Jenners said...

Jeez .. you have a lot on your mind.

I say try the job and if it stinks, well you can quit.

The sucks about your beach trip -- just try to make the best of it with the friends you have.

Do tell me about this book!!!! Inquiring minds want to know.

My hubby can be grump too -- early mornings, the pressure of work -- can all add up. Give him some space and then see if he snaps out of it. Or sex might help.

I feel bad for your mom. Is there somehing special you can do for her -- a favorite lunch place, a little doodad she would like? A cat?

Well, I don't know if I've been any help but I hope things get better.

Jean said...

Hey man, I am sorry you are having such a hard week! I say take the lunch lady job. I don't think you were 3rd or 4th fiddle at all. You will get to see your kids every day while they still think its cool to have their mom around. (or at least not be embarrassed!)You always talk yourself down, whats yup with that?
Also, I am SOOOO Very Sorry I am one of the backer-outers. Believe me!
You will write your book. you will write your book you will write your book.
And as for you your mom and hub, you can't control their emotions so try to be happy in spite of them.I hope you feel better soon. :(

Angela said...

Sorry about your trip, book, hubby and mom! Hope things get better soon! I wish I could take a trip somewhere....anywhere! We normally take several trips a year but not this year. I don't think we have been anywhere this year. Wait I went to my Grandma's for two very short visits....like a day!! Guess that counts though! To lunch lady or not to lunch lady.....hmmm.....how bad do you need the money?

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