Thursday, May 10, 2007

A survey of my interior

I want a cinnanmon crunch bagel with hazelnut cream cheese from Panera. I want a maid. I want a weekend away with my husband. I want my kids to stop bickering. I want a day back with each of my kids when they were 4 years old. I want my memory back, so I won't keep forgetting things like dentist appointments and mailing in camp registration forms on time for my daughter.

I think crocs look really silly, but I wear them anyway. I think I was born 100 years too late. I think kids today have too much to say. I think I sound more and more like my mother each day. I think I need to get some highlights to cover my gray. I think I don't even know who Paris Hilton is and why does everyone talk about her?

I need to lose 25 lbs. I need to tweeze my eyebrows. I need to make an appointment for the dog's shots. I need to groom the cat. I need to weed the rose garden. I need to pay bills. I need to finish the photo collage for my 8th grader's graduation. I need to finish cataloging books for the Parish Library. I need to RSVP for a graduation party. I need to clean off my desk. I need to reschedule a dentist appointment.

I dream about living by the ocean. I dream about not being so scattered and harried. I dream about finding my gifts and using them as God intended. I dream about my children being grown, and my husband and I traveling. I dream every night and remember a lot of my dreams.

I love Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. I love the smell of lavendar soap. I love teapots, chocolate and shopping in antique shops. I love to buy pocketbooks. I love books. I love my dog. I love getting into my pajamas early in the evening. I love my son's dimples, my daughter's full lips, and my other son's hair when it gets long and curls at the ends. I love the sound of my husband's footsteps coming in the door at 5:00.

I hate portabello mushrooms. I hate spending an hour and a half getting my hair highlighted. I hate the sound of whining children. I hate teacher inservice days. I hate political ads on t.v. I hate having to (try) to explain school shootings to my kids.

I like the checker at Target who reminds me of my grandpa. I like watching all the credits at the end of the movie. I like Scrabble and helping my son with his vocab lessons. I like looking at other people's family photographs. I like to sleep in.

I dread cholesterol tests. I dread report cards. I dread cleaning bathrooms. I dread ever having to pack up and move from this house.

I need to finish this up. I need to drive my friend to Greeley today. I need to call the pediatrician's office to see if my daughter's camp forms are ready. I need to quiz my son for his religion final. I need to quiz my son for his social studies final. I need to go to my brother's house to cut some fresh lilacs. I need to go for a walk. I need to do laundry. I need to write a book review. I need a cinnamon crunch bagel with hazelnut cream cheese from Panera.


Mel said...

I love this. (Thanks for the link.)

Sounds like you have a lovely and full life . . . and you need a vacation by the sea!

Becky said...

That was really fun. Can I do it too??

Karen said...

Oh fun! If I wasn't too tired to think, I'd do it too.
I think you need to go to Panera!
Happy Mother's Day!

Becky said...

Hey Karen, I clicked over to Mel's but I can't read any of her entries. I guess it is a combo of bad eyes, bad monitor, and very tiny print on her page. So I will wait on the survey but it looks like fun. Or, go in just based on what you did and put a link to you. We'll see.

Hey, have a very Happy Mother's Day!

Christie Belle said...

Oh, this is so good! I may have to do this one soon, if you don't mind. Very good answers, I don't know that mine will be that good and well thought out, though, lol.

Happy Mother's Day, Karen!

Lynne said...

Great answers, Karen. Happy Mother's Day.

Barbara said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Loved reading about your "Mothers and Sons" and your previous posts so I caught up with you too.

Jungle Mom said...

happy Mother's Day!

Anna S said...

Hi Karen,
I came across your blog some time ago and thought it was really neat... but then my computer crashed and I couldn't remember what it was called. Now I found it again with Becky's help. Thanks, Becky!

Barb said...

Well, this was fun. So much information about you!

I totally hear you about the beach. I dream about that too. The funny thing is I live right here near the Rocky Mountains and long for the ocean. But I'll bet if I lived near the ocean, I'd miss the mountains.

Good luck making me happy, huh?

KarenW said...

How fun! I will have to try this. I have never had a cinnamon crunch bagel but it sounds awesome.

booklogged said...

I've never heard of Panera's - better do a search. Really enjoyed your answers to those tough questions. I live in the Rockies, too. I dream of retiring to Oregon. It has the most beautiful coastline and there are mountains, too.

gail said...

That was fun to read! Hope you got your bagel from know I've never been to one before, not sure there are any in MS.
The sound of the ocean is so relaxing but not sure I could live there full time. But wouldn't a 2nd home be fun!

Kim said...

That was fun! I might try this out sometime this week. I tend to write randomly most days, so this would be a fun way to tie the random thoughts together.

Little Hint: Polestar Calendar for the remembering appointments issue. I have a link on my sidebar with a picture of mine. I would be lost without this planner. My kids and husband even go to it when they want to know what's for supper or what we are doing over the next few days.

Have a great day tomorrow!