Monday, March 10, 2008

Coombaya my Lord.....Coom-ba-yaaaaaaaaaa....

I haven't had a whole lotta time to enjoy this "blog party"...I've been too busy the last few days BEING SICK! I'm not even going to bother telling you about it because I know how redundant I'm sounding and as sick as I'm sure you (my 2 loyal blog followers) are of reading about it....I'm even more sick of typing about it...being sick that is!

I finally got a clue what this "blog party" is all about (please forgive my newbie ignorance) and really wanted to make a cool party page...but now the party is almost over and I'm sick. So this year I'll have to "eat & run".....Now that I've been officially sucked into this blogosphere I'll make sure I'm better prepared next year. =)

I also Didn't have time to prepare for the party because we were on another road trip this weekend. The boys had another gymnastics meet on the other side of the state. In case you were wondering, they did fanTAStic! They both took 1st place in their age group in the All Around...I'm just so darn proud of all their hard work!

Papa Smurf & I drove there in separate cars because he had a plane to catch Sunday evening. Destination? Europe! No, not Europe....FRANCE!.....oh....wait....& ITALY! What a booger! He leaves me sick and knee deep in snow to be a single parent for a week while he goes gallivanting across Europe....no....not Europe.....FRANCE!....and lets not forget ITALY!

Maybe that's what I'll do.....I'll have my own little blog pity party....get out the finger violins....lets all sing together.....

hmmm......what should we sing.....

Coombaya?......nah....we'd need a campfire...& I'm not prepared to take this party outside....It's 50 below zero out and my patio is covered in frozen dog shit.

Swing Low Sweet Chariot?....Nah....too mellow dramatic....

never mind....I can't sing anyway.....

AH....I know!....lets get drunk instead! How about a Long Island.....my hubby makes a mean Long Island....oh but wait....he's not here. (*note to self - have hubby teach me how to make a Long Island before his next trip).

K.....so no singing....& no drinking....my party SUCKS!

I'll tell ya what...I just made a big bowl (and "big bowl" translates into 10 pounds worth) of tuna noodle salad....I purposely made a huge batch so I wouldn't have to cook for the rest of the week.....but that's ok....I can share....we can all sit on the floor in a circle and pass the bowl around. And since we're all sitting around in a circle...presumably Indian style...hows about someone teaches me how to meditate. I've been meaning to learn how to meditate ever since reading "Eat, Pray, Love"....it's on my "to-do" list. Maybe we can knock that one off the list tonight. No??

Never mind...I'll just tell you a little about myself....that'll kill some time....

Let's see.....I'm a 35.8 y/o SAHM to 3 wonderful, beautiful, and healthy kids (Hefty Smurf 11, Dreamy Smurf 9, and Smurfette 5) and wife to a wonderfully intelligent, witty, funny, patient, and attractive man.....Papa Smurf. We've been married for almost 13 years and together for 17 years. College sweethearts. I recently officially resigned from my job as a registered nurse...I haven't decided yet if that was a wise choice....the jury is still out. I loved my job but our lives are just too hectic for it to be worth it right now. I originally had hoped to go back in the future when all my kids are in school full time....but I'm kinda enjoying being at home.

I have lots of interests and my days are always full. I love to scrapbook, read, sew (although....truth be told....my sewing machine has an inch of dust on it....I have a drawer full of untouched patterns though and hope to get to them REAL soon) hang out with friends, go shopping in my free time....oh, and lets not forget blogging.....my newest obsession.

I recently went through a self proclaimed mild....or maybe not so mild....depends on who you ask.....mid-life crisis. I decided in the midst of this said crisis that I had to run a marathon to recover from it....never ran a day in my life...couldn't even run the length of 2 houses without turning blue....but I let a very dear friend of mine =) convince me (and 5 other dear friends) that this was the thing to do. Turns out that I actually really enjoyed the experience and will be repeating the experience come October.

When I'm not at home I'm usually at my kids' school.... or at the gym working out ....or at gymnastics with the boys...or at dance class with Smurfette....or visiting with friends....or scrapbooking....

I used to be obsessively organized before kids....now, not so much.

I used to be the perfect parent before kids....now, not so much.

I used to be neurotically punctual before kids.....

I used to enjoy cooking and baking before kids.....

I never used to procrastinate before kids.....

I used to have a squeaky clean home before kids....now.....you get the idea....

The kids pretty much sucked all Type-A personality traits right out of me....well, maybe not all....I still know everything....

Lets see, what else....ah, important fact....I lack the filter between my brain and my mouth....it tends to get me into trouble more often than not....I'm working on that....

I hope to learn how to play the piano one day as I've had a key board in the basement for the past 5 years specifically for that reason...I insisted that was what I wanted for Christmas 5 years ago...and.....well......that too has an inch of dust on it.....

I've recently been trying to educate myself on politics...trying to identify with a specific party. Up until recently I had no clue whether I was republican or democrat...didn't know what either side stood for....and, quite frankly, didn't give a shit. I've always voted in the past with the eenie, meenie, minie, moe approach. So now, thank you satellite radio....I can officially say with a small amount of knowledge and certainty that I am a republican.....I think.....

And that's it in a nut shell....if you stick around long enough you'll learn more about my charming kids and their antics....or maybe I'll even tell you about how my first piano lesson goes....or I can show you my completed sewing projects....or my newly organized closets and drawers when I get to them....Sorry I couldn't offer you a drink. Take care, and come back soon....I promise to have better drinks and food next time!

19 comments:

Kellan said...

A Marathon? WOW!! I can't run up and down the stairs more than 3 times without being winded!

Congrats to your boys on their gymnastics!!! Alexis takes gymnastics and loves it! Little Billy used too, but doesn't right now. I hope they continue to do well!!

Thanks for coming by today. Have a good evening and I'll see you soon. - Kellan

Judy Thomas said...

Happy Party and I admire you running a marathon! Heck... I can't even run into trouble without breathing hard. :-)

I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Please take care of yourself and I'll be checking back in. Thanks for the tuna! :-)

Since you enjoy reading, check out the St. Patrick's Day contest at The Long and the Short of It. $100 worth of gift certificates being given away!

Come and party with me....look forward to having you there.

Nadine said...

I came by for the party. Very funny post.

I hope that you feel better soon. Please stop by for a visit when you're up to it.

Rick Rack Attack said...

You make me laugh! I saw a lot of myself in your post!

Popped over from the blog party. Love your blog. I'm having so much fun visiting everyone. Pop on over & visit me if you'd like. Confessions of an Apron Queen... http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Alene said...

Cute post for not feeling so well. Glad you found time to join us. Party on. Come visit at my place and have a rest. Blessings.

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Randy and Kelly English said...

let me say Tammy that you always concentrate on your new hobby with gusto!!! LOL........when are you gonna scrap with us again??????

We are THAT family said...

Happy Partying! You exhaust me-I thought I was busy! Hope you're feeling better!

Piecake said...

I have a keyboard in the closet! It was the first gift my husband gave me and he thinks I don't like it. I completely do and I'm sure I'm going to learn to play. Soon. Sort of soon.

Good luck with the marathon! I just moved to the Chicago area and was thinking of trying to do the marathon here since it's so flat, but it's too cold to train. Maybe if I ever move to Hawaii.

Jessica N. Condatore said...

Hey there! I'm having such a good time perusing all the party's wonderful blogs! I can't believe how many of us there are! Stop by my blog, The Love List @ http://love-list.blogspot.com , and leave a comment on my party entry for a chance to win a "Blog Botox" package from Poppy Seed Design!

Party On,
Jess

Cassie said...

Happy Party....Glad to meet you...Come by and check out my blog....Enjoyed your site...

JoLynn Braley said...

Hi Tammy, I'm here from the Blog Party too, and like the others I hope you feel better soon! And WTG on running a marathon, that's awesome! :)

Karen MEG said...

Hubs was in Europe too... shoulda told me, i would have sent over an electronic martini and we could have been drun together!

I'm loving your posts. I hope you feel better soon.

Feeling the love from the coombaya circle; and you are a real party girl, I just know it!

PS. I just love how you've calculated your age as 35.8 ... too cute! And running , I have absolutely no endurance whatsoever. I am awestruck.

Maria said...

hola!! you throw a GREAT PARTY!!! I HAD A GREAT TIME!! :)i hope you feel better! and WOW on running a marathon...congrats to your kiddos and how AWESOME for your dh to be going to PARIS!!

my party is not the greatest but i hope you stop by!!

Darcy said...

Oh. My. Gosh. You are so funny! I love your blog. I found you thru the 5min4mom site and was totally pulled in by your stories. If in the middle of that busy life of yours, you have time for some indulgence in scrapbook goodies, stop on over to our site or blog to enter a giveaway. http://www.pinkpersimmon.com. My sister and I are starting a new business and will be launching with some amazing sets of clear polymer stamps. Very cute designs (I can say that cause Judi is the designer and I am the business side, so I had nothing to do with the designs, so I can totally say how cute they are).

Anyway, take care of yourself and hope you feel better soon. Your "blog pity party" was much better than a lot of the parties out there! Had fun visiting and will be back for more!
- Darcy (www.pinkpersimmon.typepad.com)

Tracye said...

Love your blog!

The farthest I've ever run (since
6th grade when insane PE teachers chased after me in a golf cart) is from the fridge to the couch... several times a day! I know, I need to pace myself.

Happy partying… stop by and say “Hi!” if you get a minute.

www.tracyecakes.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Hi, welcome to the party! So nice to meet you. I loved your party and enjoyed getting to know your family just a bit. Hope you are feeling 100% better soon.

Kate said...

Tammy, girl, have we met? Because I SWEAR I know you. Or maybe it's just that you remind me of someone. Oh wait, you remind me of ME. Scary. Yep, we'll be friends alright. :)

Thanks for coming to my party and inviting me to your's. Sorry I can't stick around...just getting over the crud you have and I don't care to get it again, but thanks.

Don't worry..I'll be back, my new friend. You are SO going on my blog list. hee hee

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!