Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Glub, Glub, Glub....

...last week was one of those weeks where my head was barely above water! Did ya ever have one of those weeks? You know the find yourself at the bus depot trying to sneak on a bus headed anywhere but somewhere that you'll have to get things done, be productive, and put on a brave face about it. Why would I be sneaking, you ask? Well, because I spent the last of my grocery money on STARBUCKS and I have no money left for a bus ticket to the place where moms get to sit and relax. Because, as an at-home mom I have "no job" as far as the bank is deposit makes sure I have enough for Cheerios and Cream Cheese but I get no salary because I choose to stay home. "No bus fair for you," says the Ticket Nazi! Anyway, I wasn't all the way to the bus depot last week but almost! It all started with my husband reminding me on Saturday that he was leaving for Las Vegas on SUNDAY after church. WHAT THE SNOT??! I totally forgot. I have a bit of an anxiety disorder that gets a bit worse when I have to stay alone over night. My parents (who live less than a mile from me) were at their beach house - guess they found the bus depot with some cha-ching in their pockets - and my neighbor works nights. GREAT! Home REALLY alone! We have a very close friend who is on the SWAT team so I know I could call him right after dialing 9-1-1 if anything happened...but he is also the crime scene photographer so I would be afraid I would jinx myself if I called him! So, for three nights I hooked up my STARBUCKS IV, propped my eyelids open with toothpicks and tried to stay awake so I could head off any intruder with my super hero strength. I laugh! There were also cheerleading practices, hip hop dance classes, homework..blah blah know the drill. Single-mommin' it STINKS big time! When he is away, I can't get anything productive done. I have to just focus on NOT hearing the noises of the army of crazed lunatics that might be jimmying my basement windows open. CRAP! So, what do I do to get through the days following the sleepless nights? CRAFTS, of course! (Renee Garcia, close your eyes!)

...thinking about doing a kids' art "how-to show" on - something regularly occurring....could be fun.... I think he went to the Coleman School of Glue...

This is Coleman doing arts and crafts in the Ronald McDonald House in NYC! If you have not been blessed by Coleman Larson, please head over to and register (it's free). Click on VISIT and type in ColemanScott (all one word). He will soon become your hero...he is already MINE! Then upon my husband's return, I kissed him, stole his wallet and me and my 3 BFFs headed for HEAVEN! A shopping/scrapbooking overnight... Ahhhhh, cooling towers just say, "SHOPPING!", eh?

Our booty! Why the pirate lingo, you ask? Because.... We had a PIRATE THEMED SUITE, of course! Duh!

LOL! It was a fluke thing - we had no idea this is what we were getting! We were hysterical...snorting and all...when we walked in! Seriously?

If it's true that laughter adds years to your life....we will all be around a LOOOOOOOOONG time! Michelle and Michele (aka Bob!)

Michelle (aka Goose!) and Anne-Marie

Yes, there are 4 of us and yes, 3 of us are Michel(l)e! We are THAT cool!


SgtSudsWife said...

Do you all have little nicknames so you don't get confused with all the Michelles and Micheles?

The pirate suite is awesome LOL.I bet that was fun.

I hate also when the hubby is away and i have to do the single mom thing.Oh well when he gets back I am takin myself a big ole break!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

LOL Too funny!! There will be none of that in my house! I really need to bring my kids to YOU for fun!
BTW, someone, I can't remember off the top of my head who it was, but they said they won a namesake from you and wanted to give it to Kennedy so I should contact you. So here I am! Flu and all! Don't breathe in my air!

Kirsten said...

I can't believe 2/3 of your BFF's are named Michelle. What are the chances?? Probably pretty slim. And to think we will be paying extra in Disney to stay in a Pirate themed room! And just to let you know, I still read your every post, I usually just don't have the energy to leave a comment! :-)

Erin said...

First of all, that is so funny that you took a picture of your van loaded with your booty...I did a double take because when I went on my girly road trip last week, we took a shot that looks eerily similar. : )

Oh my goodness I think I snorted when I read you had a pirate theme suite. That's AWESOME!! I would love to accidentally get put in a fun suite like that. Love it.

MaBunny said...

LOL Michelle. As long as I know my hubby is somewhere in the house I can rest easily,if he is gone overnight, then I stay up, watch late night movies or play on the computer attemting NOT to fall asleep. I just don't sleep well knowing hes not around.
Wow looks like ya'll had a great time:)

noexcuses said...

Wait until your 40's or later. You can't wait for him to leave!

LOVE the suite! Where is this wonderful place? Does it come with fresh linens and pirates?

I think your kids have your "creative" gene. Good job!

(Keep a stash hidden for bus fare!)

Peggy said...

That video is way tooooooo cute! He listens so well- Caden would have FIRST rubbed it on his arms, THEN looked at me instead of the other way around! :) Coleman loves the glue, but freaks out if he gets a tiny drop on his finger! The washcloth has to be very near at all times!
OMG I want to go shopping with you! :) Looks like you had a blast.
Thanks so much Michelle for your support of Coleman- it means a lot to us.
Thanks for being YOU!
ps if you get on a bus, head for Iowa...or NYC if we're here!

Peggy again said...

p.s. those two guys sitting at the table behind you and your friend look like they're trying to hear each other over your laughter!?!?!

Karla with a K said...

Could I ever relate to this post!!!!!!
(But doesn't your dog help??)
I wish I could find some friends who would scrapbook overnight with me.

I'm glad you had so much fun.

themacdonnells said...

.....the Heathers? ;)

Theresa said...

Where was your weekend getaway? Looks familiar.

Love T

Amanda said...

That room is AWESOME! And hey, there's a coupon for free Starbucks at You have to get it Barnes and Noble, but for free Starbucks, I'd pretty much head to the backside of the moon.

Living Balanced said...

Wow, that must get really confusing with that many Michelles around!

Debbie Yost said...

My hubby left town on Sunday for 4 days also! I try to stay as busy as possible, but I don't sleep well when he's gone. I sleep in th chair in front of the tv till early in the morning then finaly go to bed so the alarm will wake me. I hate it when he travels.