30 January 2009

Join With Me Now, "Awwwwwwwww"

I woke up this morning and stumbled into the bathroom to find a neon green sticky note on the mirror. It said:

Good morning my love,

This morning as I kissed you on the head,
I thought of you as you laid there in bed
You are so lovely and sweet,
And there is no one else I'd rather greet

-Mulletman


Now ain't that sweeeeet?! *sniffle*

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Mulletman and I have indeed decided to sign up for this year's 180 mile Trek Across Maine cycling event. Consequently, I spent HOURS this morning online updating my Groovy Trekkers blog and my Trek Across Maine Squidoo Page. Please humor me by going to visit both of them!

(Warning: The begging for money will ensue as soon as I get the donation links up in my sidebar here, so SAVE UP YOUR POCKET CHANGE!)

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I am considering changing Girly-Girl's name to Contrary-Girl. She is at that exasperating stage of "maturity" that makes us occasionally consider permanent relocation of said child. (Hey Funsocksgirl, You want I should send you a long term houseguest????)

I say "black", she says "white". I say "yes" she says "no". Please observe her subtle non-logic:

GroovyMom: (In an uncharacteristically quiet voice) Hey Sweetie! It's time to get up!

ContraryGirl: (uncharacteristically glaring) I've been awake for hours. I didn't sleep ALL NIGHT!

GroovyMom: Oh...I'm sorry you had a tough night.

ContraryGirl: It wasn't tough!

GroovyMom: But you said you didn't sleep well.

ContraryGirl: I slept FINE!

um OK...Let's fast-forward to breakfast time

ContraryGirl: What's for breakfast?

GroovyMom: How about some apple oatmeal?

ContraryGirl: I want an English Muffin!

GroovyMom: (with raised brows) "May I please have an English Muffin instead?"

ContraryGirl: (mumbling) May I please have an English Muffin instead?

GroovyMom: Well, if you want to fix it yourself, you could have that and a banana.

ContraryGirl: I hate bananas!

GroovyMom: You ate a banana on your Cheerios yesterday...I didn't hear you complaining then.

ContraryGirl: I only like bananas in smoothies.

GroovyMom: So that was a Cheerio smoothie?

ContraryGirl: (glares)

Later in the day:

GroovyMom: Girly-Girl, I need you to go up and play piano now.

ContraryGirl: I hate piano!

GroovyMom: Oh you do, do you? Is that why you spend 45 minutes up in the music room every day practicing, composing (she really does compose), singing, and asking Silly-Head to come up and hear what you're learning?

ContraryGirl: (glares)

OY!!!

Of course, that's not her only face. When I specifically point out she's being rude and contrary, she's usually very contrite - genuinely so. She can be helpful and thoughtful and sweet and funny, but some days - oh mercy -she's a real buggar!

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SUCCESS IS MINE!!!!

Prevention Magazine as selected me as a Flat Belly Diet success story. :-D You can see how far I've come on my Prevention Buzz Blog. Only 10 pounds to go! Woot!

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Well, it's time for taxes. I've been doing ours ever since day 1 and usually we have our return before most other folks have filed. I'll need to do that this week. Although Mulletman keeps meaning to redo his W-4, he keeps forgetting. Consequently, we always, ALWAYS get a substantial tax return. This year it's a good thing because we have some large expenses coming up in the way of home maintenance. We have to paint/stain the entire exterior and we need to finally give in and buy a whole house purifier. Yep, the ole arsenic and sulfer are starting to get to us!

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I never really did any writing in January, even though I had planned on a lofty 50,000 words. However, I am intending to keep plugging away at my YA novels with 500 words per day in February. It should be easy what with the murder and all...

9 comments:

Susan said...

Great job on your diet. I know you must be so very proud.
Susan

Keetha said...

Does Mulletman give hubby lessons??? I have someone I'd like to enroll in those classes!!!!

:-)

Bluegrass Mama said...

Awwwwwww....

All set on Mulletman.

As for Girly-girl, I am the mother of a 14 year old girl, and am laughing my head off at how tame these exchanges were!

Dawn said...

How old is Contrary-Girl? It is sad when they change from adorable to deplorable, isn't it??

Congrats on your flat belly! I must investigate this plan more closely.

Lauri said...

Congrats on your belly success and fantastic choice in men.

As for pre-teens and teens, you will get no sympathy here. I have two of them and believe wholeheartedly in that lovely adage- misery loves company. Jump on in!

Diane said...

Now, let me just review for a moment....

Your husband leaves you wonderful love notes in the morning??? AND--he paints?????

You are not ruffled by your Ms. Contrary?????

You are losing weight successfully???

AND, you ALWAYS get substantial tax returns????

.....remind me again WHY I like you???? Must be the upcoming murder scene that keeps drawing me back to our blogging friendship!

;)

tee-hee!

I'm so happy for you on every level! I love your perseverance. I love your humor! I love your willingness to be authentic.

You inspire!

You motivate!

You ROCK Groovy!

Diane

Kathleen Marie said...

Biking across Maine... I am SUPER IMPRESSED.

One friend told me that aliens took her girls when they hit 13 or 14 and brought them back when they were 21. I have often wondered. I think they do take boys too....

My baby is 17 1/2 -- and the gray hair is coming through...lol!

Damselfly said...

Weight loss success, writing novels (plural!), a man who is crazy about you ... you've got it made!

Dawn said...

So you must be writing away on your novel - have a great week-end~