Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A little explanation.

So in reading last night's post, (and this is before I got any comments-I always read and re-read and edit and delete and repost, etc., etc.) I realized that I really do make myself sound like the proverbial chicken without a head, running round and round.

Well, let me tell you Friends, my life is so boring and ordinary that most times I blog I feel like making stuff up. The busy-ness goes in fits and spurts but for hours on end I'm most often doing nothing but puttering around my empty house, folding clothes and straightening things that are already straightened, resisting the urge to shop online and thinking that the house is too quiet. I run to my computer when I hear the mail sound because, hey, it might just be something good! I live to get the real mail because it breaks up the day and tells me that there is only an hour till the kids get home. Yeah, it really is like that. Please stop by, bring your kids and save me from myself. Some weeks I almost come to the playgroup just to visit, even though I have no one to play with. If you want me to take your kid to playgroup while you go have an hour to yourself, call me!

Anyway, I have, like, 3 hours a day when all the action is and I'm driving around dropping people off, but the rest of the time it's me, alone, listening to a book on tape while I quietly sew or knit or garden or something. Those times will be punctuated by me worrying about my teenager's grades or wondering how they did on a test, but when they get home, they give me a peck on the cheek, a monosyllabic answer to the question, "How was your day?" and then go off to their rooms to do their homework. They rarely say anything funny and cute any more and use the bathroom fairly independently. (They do not clean the bathroom independently, though.) Not very exciting. Being in the little kid stage gives one much more entertaining material to write about. So, I save up the somewhat interesting things I do and put it in one post and make myself sound like a maniac. I'm really not. I'm pretty calm and shy and quiet most of the time. I do like to get out and schedule things for myself so I don't become an agoraphobic hermit, because I see that tendency in myself, but really, I'm incredibly boring.

So, now you know the truth about my so-called crazy life...

11 comments:

  1. See, now my picture of you knitting is much more peaceful, before, you were knitting very fast, as chaos surrounded you. Now, you knit in peace with sunlight pouring in your window and the Mo Tab singing in the background. :-) Much more peaceful

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  2. i post, edit, and repost most everything, too. :)

    and please do come to playgroup! you are always welcome to hang out with us at the park and infuse the conversation with something besides babies. :) there are plenty of children to go around. wednesday mornings, savage park.

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  3. Ditto on what Deb said about you coming to play group. Today the weather was great but there weren't a ton of people there. Mackenna is a maniac on the swings, so I'd welcome someones else's arms getting a work out! And I usually take an extra kid or two along so you can help me watch the 900 little girls that are always surrounding me.

    I do try to appreciate my time with my little girls, knowing from my experience with Maia and Mason how quickly they are gone all day, but it's nice to hear about the quiet hours from someone with even more experience. I'm totally rambling here, but I just want to say that I think you're wonderful Kellie!

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  4. Oh Kellie I love you! I am laughing with tears in my eyes. you are too much. I wish I had unlimited airline miles to fly you out here for those slow days. that would be lovely.

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  5. Just so you know, I LOVE to spend those quiet hours with you. My kids live for it. You are welcome with us ANY TIME :)

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  6. Sigh. I wish I could just stop by and let my kids inject some real chaos to your tranquility! :) 2,000 some odd miles is a bit much, though...

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  7. Yes, online shopping has brought me no small bit of woe (and clothes that don't fit but too much of a hassle to mail back). It's too easy to have a fleeting thought and buy the darn thing from the comfort of your living room.

    This post made me smile and laugh. I edit over and over again too. Then I have to read my comment after it's posted to "see" if it sounds like I meant it to. And when I blog, only the good stuff gets in. I really wish I still lived by you, Kellie! Only this time I know you so much better through the computer and we could hang out together. I think you'd be a cool real-time friend.

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  8. listen, my comment on your previous post stands. you amaze me with your many interests and activities. from knitting to gardening, dress-making/revamping and reading, running and mothering, not to mention photography and seminary dedication. and on and on and on. you are the definition of a modern renaissance woman. i really miss you!

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  9. 'Stop by and bring your kids,' huh? Hmmmm... you're very, very lucky that I can't walk from PG County to Howard, or else we really would meet in real life and then you'd be subjected to the wackiness that defines my three little ones. :)

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  10. I think I have the natural tendency to be an agoraphobic too, but I'm always glad when I overcome that and get out and about! I totally think you should go to playgroup Kellie - "playgroup" is just code for kid diversion so chatting with other women can take place!!:)

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  11. Oh, I loved Jenni's last comment. I haven't been to play group yet, we should plan to go together...you can hold Simone, and I can chase Natalia with a box of bandaids. =)

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Thank you for sharing your insights!