Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Warning-Rant Ahead

Sometimes I feel like my children are ganging up on me. It's bad enough when one of them is in a mood but all three of them are on my last nerve today. GRRRRRRRR!

The two older ones have been rude and screechy. The youngest has been screechy and clinging to me like a booger with super glue on it.

My husband is visiting friends so I can't sneak out and take a walk.

Once again, with feeeling - GRRRRRRRRR!
We are going to the beach this weekend. That is good.

I need to sit down tomorrow and plan out what to put in the RV.

I also need to mix up all my gluten-free flour mixes and take my cookbooks with me.

When did vacation get to be so much work?
I was thinking about friendship today, in particular the high school kind.

I remember that friend in high school who I could talk endlessly with, who I was always glad to see and who made me laugh so hard the walls shook.

Does that kind of friendship go away after high school? Or are those friendships impossible to maintain once you get married and busy with life?
Klutzo Carolyn struck again tonight.

I was trying to make some mexican rice and I knew I had an onion in the fridge.

Well I looked and looked and looked some more. I couldn't find that bleeping onion. I moved a package of hamburger aside. The hamburger bumped into the new plastic container of salsa I just purchashed TODAY.

The salsa fell to the floor and splattered everywhere. The container broke in half so there was nothing to salvage. I then had to clean boatloads of salsa off the floor.

By the time I was done, I had to get "A" from Taekwondo so I didn't get to make the rice.

I got home and looked for something else in the fridge and there was that damn onion!

Once again with feeling - GRRRRRRRR!


Blogger Paula said...

I always use to joke that my kids gathered around the water heater and plotted against me.

The salsa deal? Happens all the time over here.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Um, I meant to say used.

9:47 PM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

We had the Exploding Cottage Cheese Container last week. And not just ANY container - the Costco humongous one! But salsa? HARD to clean up.

I'd be checking that onion for legs.

Friends like high school? Nah. Maybe in the nursing home. But we'll have the same conversation ovah and ovah and ovah...

10:15 PM  
Blogger CheerleadingTechie said...

High school friends? Nowadays their tough to keep IN HS much less after!

Have fun on vacation!

Oh, and PJ, you were right the first time, it's "use"

10:46 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Geez, el & le, use & used I can never keep those straight...

5:02 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

That made me laugh. :) I hope you have fun at the beach, and that the super-glued booger detaches long enough to give you a rest.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Salsa is hard to clean up, I had a yogurt container that came flying out of the fridge.

I think all kids plot against us to get on our last nerve.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Mary Poppins said...

Ahh::sigh:: there is nothing like having a bad day and spilling Salsa on the floor...I had a can of Dr. Pepper explode in the freezer this week...I'm so outta of my mind..I forgot it was there..when I finally remembered...ta-da!! surprise surprise!!

My best friends of HS are MIA. I still talk to them once in a blue moon..but it seems like we are all busy in our coo-koo lives spilling Salsa, Cheese and exploding Soda cans that we can't keep up..

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well I have been out of High School for 43 years but when I occasionally do get together with my old bud we still laugh. Sad though she was always laughing at me. Hehehehehehehehe Anyway you can still make friends like that, just dont be afraid to let the kid in you come out to play.

9:00 AM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

You should have sprinkled some tortillas and grated cheese on the salsa...shouted "Dinner" to the plotting hordes and then gone and taken a long relaxing bubble bath...oh well, there's always next time :D

9:58 AM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

The WORST thing about spicy spills is that the dog won't clean it up. I borrowed the neighbor's dogs and they cleaned up the cottage cheese really fast. And then had stinky fahts all the rest of the night! So, that won't be happening next time... DARN!

11:33 AM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

Every night once I'd got off the school bus, I'd go home, change, grab a bite to eat then straight too meet my best friend. I think at school your best freind is your whole world, spending hours deciding what your going too do with our lives.
The trouble is now our lives are jam packed with basically life.

12:04 PM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

I had the brand new tub of maragine jump out at me the other day. Kiddos well mine anyways do plot how to get on my last nerve.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Sarah Louise said...

Carolyn, that is so weird that you were thinking about HS friends the day before my spiel about them in my blog!

Yes, I think people can maintain friendships. It takes work, but it is possible. The friendships look different than they did eons ago, but it is great to be able to say, "Do you remember when?"

1:18 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

OH, I had a day like that yesterday with my kids. Damn near killed em all! I feel your pain. I am convinced that vacation is always work for the mother and fun for everyone else. Ples, when you are trapped in a small space with all that whining bas stuff happens. Like being trapped under the refrigerator and having your toes chewed on by rats. Hmmm...maybe I needs some time away from the kiddos.
I certainly think you can have that kind of friendship again. My friend Shana and I have always had that. We have bubble bath chats after the kids go to bed. We each relax in the tub and talk on the phone like old times.

1:33 PM  
Blogger CheerleadingTechie said...

My mom had a can of Diet Dr. Pepper expolde in the back of her car last summer... I think she still has a couple small stains on the interior roof...

Oh, and have fun at santa cruz without me!!!!!

3:49 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

I bet there was an onion in the salsa too. You could have gone in there and dug it right out, ignoring all pieces of glass....

4:27 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

PJ - It doesn't matter which one is right. I always know what people mean.

Vickee - I think I have one of those friends now.

Techie - I will have much fun, even without you. Ha ha

Liz - He will detach. But then he'll run down the beach and I'll have to chase him! I'm glad you laughed.

Lori - I shouldn't have had more kids than I have hands to beat them with. Kidding, yes.

Mary - I love Dr Pepper, but not the exploding kind.

Anonymous - That sounds kind of sad.

Vernicious - I like that idea.

Vickee - I have Bostons. They are very gassy.

Weirdbunny - I like the way you put that. Lives jammed with life.

Beadingal - You have even more kids than me right? How do you do it?

Sarah - Great minds think alike!

Kristin - I'm envious.

4:30 PM  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

Carolyn - I will bet you a gazillion bucks that if you and i were to meet up in real life, we would laugh like that.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Old Hoss - Good idea. It would have been like a jigsaw puzzle.

Babelbabe - If I could talk my husband into moving your way, we'd be there. :)

6:36 PM  

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