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Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh, No! Not Me!

Ahhhh yes, Monday again! Ready for some fun and shameful honesty?

I have to admit that it was not me that absolutely let Satan creep in for a minute while I read a comment that an Anonymous poster from Cary, North Carolina, sent to my Working Through The Sludge post this morning. It was definitely not me that immediately wanted to hit the "REJECT" button in the moderation box when I read the words that God intervening is a "ridiculous thought", but stopped, took a deep breath and thought about what God would want me to do. It then was absolutely not me that decided to break the rules in this "NOT ME" carnival and DID comment back to the poster with how I really felt, which was sadness over the fact that he/she does not know Christ enough to know that He is the creator of everything and all that happens in this world is because He has allowed it to happen. Therefore, it IS ME that will continue to pray for Obama, his family, our country AND those that don't know the one true and living God, Jesus Christ.

It is without a doubt not me that is in total awe of Anna Grace's resilience and the fact that she has not needed one drop of medication since she came home. It is not me that continues to ask her if her hand or arm hurts while fearing that I may make her think that it does from asking so much.

It definitely was not me that decided to take on a second puppy only to realize a few weeks (and a couple of hundred dollars) later that 2 dogs and 4 kids was more than I could handle. There is no doubt that it was also not me who at the risk of hearing "I told you so" from sweet husband, rehomed that sweet puppy to a family that really could give her all the attention in the world, and potty train her, too!

I have to be honest and say that it is definitely not me that is sitting with 5 loads of laundry behind me ready to be folded and put away, but instead is typing out her Not Me's because she loves this day! That would be irresponsible and a waste of time. I am well aware of how precious time is and would never do that because I want my sweet husband to come home to a nice clean house and be able to pull his clean, unwrinkled laundry out of the closet or drawer instead of a piece of clothing all crumbled up that came out of a laundry basket. Especially a laundry basket which clothes have been "smushed" down to be able to fit in 2 loads so that it appears that there are less clothes than there really are that need to be folded.

This week while at the hospital with Anna Grace, it absolutely was not me that took a tray of food for her each and every time it was meal time, knowing full-well that she was throwing up and would not eat it. It certainly was not me that ate not only my own tray full of food, but hers also. I wouldn't do that because that is gluttony and not only would I be breaking my diet, but would be breaking it to almost the point of no return. No siree, I am trying hard to be very strict about my diet.

Finally, it was absolutely was not me that told Scott as we were driving up to the hospital that we should stop off at an all-you-can-eat barbecue place because it would be my "last meal" since hospital food was horrible and I knew that I would not eat it. Therefore, it just confirms that the paragraph above must've been someone else because it certainly WAS NOT ME!

Edited for my husband because he stated I wasn't being completely upfront with ALL of my Not Me's: There is no way that it was me that flirted with my husband, whiled the kids napped, during his "all-important-I-wait-all-week-for-football" Patriots game which resulted in him missing the entire 2nd quarter. Nope. Not me! I would never be so selfish! Or....would I? ::wink::


Undercover-Princess said...

It was NOT ME that sat here and ate 12 chicken nugget things from Chik-fil-a with three things of Honey Mustard and waffle fries. Totally NOT ME.

Sherri said...

You always make me laugh!


Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

OMG I am TOTALLY in love with your BLOG! There are just so many things I am loving about it...LOVE your love for the Lord! And KIDS! UGH I could just go on and on...I'm a nut.

Anyway, LOVED it!

tollesons4him said...

What a list girl!! I always put blogging first before anything else ;)

~*Mistee*~ said...

I love you Not me's!! You def took the high road with your anonymous commenter!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed what you wrote about the elections and am having the same sludge.

I have adopted two girls from China that were burned too.


Sharon said...

You are cute!! Amen sister!

E said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who stuffs two loads of laundry into one basket to make it look like less!!! =0)

sara said...

Ohilda you are a riot!! I loved the edited paragraph for your husband...I think he probably did not miss his game all that much!!!

Lisa L said...

The ENTIRE second quarter??? Man, I am jealous. Around here it only takes the length of a time-out;)

McCrakensx4 said...

What a beautiful blog. Very heart warming. I found you through He&Me+3. And I love your web design...lady bugs are my fav!

Anonymous said...

YOU CAN'T BREAK YOUR DIET!! do you want to be a fat mother of the groom?? hello, we are going to be standing next to MY mother who is like 115lbs! i'm on a diet too i need to loose about 30lbs, cus i'm not gonna be a bride with fat arms! (i've lost 2 lbs so far :/ )


He And Me + 3 said...

I would never eat my own meal and my child's too...I am all about the leftovers, pass them my way. LOL!

Charlliesweb said...

You make me love Mondays! lol I always have to hop over here to see what you haven't been doing during the week! lol

Charlotte T.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how I love your heart!

Ashley Griffin said...

i LOVED these!!! Especially the flirting w/your husband!!

Ruth said...

I love your honesty, Ohilda and your fearlessness when it comes to standing for what you believe!!! You inspire me so much!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I don't think your husband missed a THING during the 2nd quarter! Woo hoo!

4 kids and 2 dogs - I'd lose them for sure, or at least forget where I put them!

Great post!

day by day said...

Oh, I am soooo happy that you made that laundry wait so we could enjoy your Monday post! What would I do without it? lol! And we all know what happens with laundry and housework, anyway...just as you get it all done, you turn around and it looks just like it did before you started!

I missed your Working Through the Sludge post...but just read it. Keep spreading The Truth, my friend...people are listening. All I can say is that if someone was singing the praises of Obama...I would not keep tuning in to read....do you know what I am saying?

To anony....Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and it is my prayer for you to come to this Truth....

Lisa said...

Ohilda, you are too cute. My mom was in the hospital yesterday awaiting the hear the condition of her heart, all my sister and I could do was eat....comfort food. I found comfort in Jesus but I will go with any reason to eat.
I am so glad to see you and Mimi (He Me + 3) are following each others blog, I am always telling her about you.

Aus said...

Hey O - love the 'not me mondays' - gives me something to look forward to! As usual - another great post - and collection of things that would never have happened in our home either!

Oh - and the edited paragraph at the end - and the fact that today is Veteran's day (and a day that I make time to remember) - I'm still moved to day 'HOORAH!!'

Hugs (and a wink back)

aus and family

mommy24treasures said...

oh Ohilda I can relate so much to many of your posts.
I am so glad to hear how well your sweet girl is recovering. AMAZING!!!!
I have done the thing with the dogs and the bunny! I felt the same way why the heck did I bring a bunny in here???? I have enough to do!!!!
I too am continuing to pray for our new President and his family.
I have blogged when I have work to do too!!!!!

Becky said...

I hear ya girl!!! The whole 2nd quarter! Very nice :)

Waitingfaithfully said...

Not me . . . I did not sit here catching up on Ohilda's blog (laughing!), with my whining daughter on my lap . . .because she needed a story and a nap . . .noooooo, not me. At least I waited a day to come back and comment--she did get the nap!

Love you girl, thanks for the laughs.

G0 Scott! Touchdown!



Val said...

LOLOL...Second quarter, plus half-time show=woooweeeee :D Extra points: wardrobe malfunctions!

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