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Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's Monday Again...And Look What I Got!

I am honored to have received not one, but two blog awards this week from two of my dear peeps!


The first comes from Tracy at Tracy's Corner! I love this particular award because it was given to me for being a loving mother and putting my children first! That made me smile BIG! Thank you, Tracy!




The second award comes from Undercover Princess! Shucks, thank you so very much! I love it! I truly am humbled that my little 'ole blog is followed by so many wonderful readers. I'm still a bit baffled as to why, but whatever the reason, I am humbled. Thank you, again. I love you guys!!





Now, do you remember what happens on Mondays? Yes! It's Not Me, Monday! of course.



I really must put a disclaimer with this first Not Me, because it is truly disgusting! Therefore, there was no way that it was me that left my Ped-Egg on my nightstand after talking a shower last night never thinking that AJ would come into my room, open up said Ped-Egg, and pour the nasty callous shavings into my glass of water that I had just poured myself. But, before you think that I drank the glass of water.... I most certainly did not! Gross! HE DID!!! Yes, Siree! It was certainly not me that looked into the glass and said, "Gross, what's in there, AJ?" after I noticed him wiping his tongue with his shirt. only to be completely grossed-out and mortified when he pointed to the open Ped-Egg container. It was then definitely not me that was gagging at the thought, but still could not stop laughing. Today, two days later, my stomach still churns at the thought! Yuck! I would never be so lazy as to leave my Ped-Egg laying around, because I know how gross that is and I know that I have three inquisitive little ones that discover just about everything, including how to make Ped-Egg drinks!



It was absolutely not me that laughed so hard I was snorting when sweet husband told me he had walked into the gas station convenience store last week to buy some coffee. While waiting in line to order his coffee, a lady came up to him and asked if he was from New England. Assuming that she was going to admire his stylish Patriots jacket or maybe comment on the team, sweet husband immediately said, "Yes, I am!" She then proceeded to tell him that because she too, was from N.E., it would not bother him if she told him that the new pants he was sporting still had the size label sticker stuck to the back, running down his leg! Nope, I definitely did not laugh. I would have had much more empathy for my sweet husband.


It absolutely was not me that was so very moved today as our dear priest was giving his homily that I was nearly brought to tears. No, not because it was the rare occasion in which he was talking about our responsibility as Christians to take a stand against abortion and voice our opinions, but because I began having the mother-of-all coughing fits in the middle of his talk. I so badly wanted to hear what he had to say, since I truly was moved by his words, that I kept holding it in and puffing my cheeks while desperately trying not to make any noise. Instead, I ended up with such an incredibly loud and hoarse outburst, that I sounded like I would cough up a lung at any minute. It was so hard and so loud that tears were running down my beet-red face while I literally ran at full speed through the church (we sit in the first pew) to the exit in the back coughing so badly that I ended up throwing up in the garden right outside the front door. Yes, it was me that finally settled down and was able to walk back inside only to have missed the entire sermon.


Our family did not dress all 3 of the little ones in traditional Chinese attire and go to a local Chinese New Year party being held by the Southwest Florida Chinese Association. I was not beside myself with excitement when I heard that we could become members of this elite club and immediately signed us on. It was absolutely not me that arrived at the event hoping to find many adoptive parents with Chinese children, only to be completely (and pleasantly) surprised to find an entire community of Chinese adults and their children. It certainly was not me that was so giddy feeling like I was back in China as we sat at our table with another couple that had gone with us with their China doll, and listened to everyone around us speaking Chinese! We definitely did not love every minute of it! We surely did not sit through a comedy routine that was completely in Chinese and laugh when everyone was laughing because of course, those were the "funny parts". It truly was a great time and we are very excited that our children are a part of a real Chinese community now!

For more Not Me, Mondays! carnival fun, head over to the lady's blog who started it all, MckMama!

28 comments :

Aus said...

You guys are lucky you got to do new years on new years - our groups New Years party isn't until next Saturday! As for the rest - we know that would never be you! :>

hugs -

aus and co.

Sherri said...

Are your kids surprised to see Chinese kids with Chinese parents? My kids are.

The ped egg thing is hilarious. Oh. My. Goodness.

sherri

Julie said...

Those were hilarious! The Ped Egg thing...how GROSS!

dmelen said...

I love the not me's! The ped egg made me gag and laugh. Too funny. thanks for sharing.

Candace said...

ok.... the peg egg thing... YUCK! LOL! I can only imagine your reaction! Oh my! And, your husband and the pant sticker... oh that is just too funny!!! Oh... and thank you for your comments! You are too sweet!

Heather said...

Oh my! That Ped-Egg story is too much! Gross!

Leah said...

This is the first time I've visited your blog and I have to say you totally grossed my out, BUT the rest of your blog is beautiful and you have a wonderful spirit about you! God Bless!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I had to do the same thing for a coworker on the pants thing before! It was a female, so she was twice as embarrassed! I may go vomit about the ped egg thing now!

Amy said...

OMGosh, Ohilda, that Ped-Egg thing has my gag reflex working overtime! LOL That is SO GROSS (and yet, I am thrilled to know that they really do work, evidently. I may just have to purchase one...but I'll remember to keep mine in the bathroom cupboard!). Happy Chinese New Year!

Hugs, Ame

Sparkette said...

Note to self do not leave ped-egg out. Some week you had! :) Hope this week is a little better!

Carmen said...

Glad you found a CNY event. They cancelled the zoo activity here I told you about because of money. The non-adoption events here are catered for adults and pricey.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Wow to the PedEgg story! Something like that would NOT happen around my house. Great list!

Happy Not Me Monday & thanks for stopping by my blog!

E said...

Mmmmmm, pod water! YUCKY!!!!! Made us all laugh though, so great Not Me's!!!

Undercover-Princess said...

You totally deserve it...and you couldn't pay me to OWN a Ped-Egg. Disgusting.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I am truly touched forever by your "Angel" story. I love your heart (as I always tell you ) and isn't God good to reaffirm His belief in abortion through your Priest.

deedee said...

Bandit told me that wearing a Patriot's jersey would be like drinking Ped-Egg water Hooowwwl :) Cardinals Woof Woof

Angela said...

That is too funny and disgusting but totally something MY three year old would do!

Brandy said...

That was disgusting and hilarious at the same time. It reminded me of the time I took a drink of my dads coke and instead got a mouth full of cigarette ashes. YUCK!!!
Your blog is beautiful. I loved reading your different stories. You are wonderful. I am so glad you were open to adoption. What an amazing blessing and testimony. Blessings to you all.

Juls said...

WOW your house sounds like a real adventure! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!!

day by day said...

Love your Not Me Mondays, Ohilda!!! I would love to hear your opinion of the ped-egg...I have seen it and thought about buying it.

Just finished reading the Angel story....what a beautiful, beautiful story and I am so happy that you shared it and that Angel's very special Mommy allowed you to share this amazing story of God's work!

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Timmy's Girl said...

How cute is your blog!!!!! I am glad I found you off MckMama's. I am going to be a mama of 6 myself this June.

And the pedi-egg drink...yeah, I am glad that wasn't you because it would totally scare me away.

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Anonymous said...

OMG Ohilda, I still can't stop laughing between the ped egg, the pant story and embarrasing church story, you crack me up!!! Hahahahahaha!

See you in March!

Vero

He And Me + 3 said...

oh my word...ped egg...yuck...I have totally left that stupid sticker on before. Darn those things. LOl
congrats on the awards.

Kimber said...

OMGoodness, your list cracked me up. The Ped-egg thing was quite nasty, but funny all at the same time.

Kameron said...

That is so gross!!! I had a worse experience that I won't share so I don't make you sick! I have had the tag thing happen to me to, so I feel for the hubbs!!

sara said...

Ohilda.....I love you!!! You just make me laugh and yes, snort!!!

the egg thing......should be sent in to readers digest!!! very gross, but also very funny!!! Didn't know you had a little cannibal for a son, now did ya?!

The pants was even funnier!!!! I too would have laugh at my husband and I did indeed laugh at yours!!!!

thanks for brightening my day!!!

Love ya!

geminirn said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!YOU JUST KEEP CRACKING ME UP.....LOL!!!OMG!I'M IN TEARS RIGHT NOW!!!

HAPPY CNY!!!!!!!Glad you all enjoyed the celebrations!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am seriously dying here with the ped egg thing! my b would def do that...and i def would be grossed out! on a side note, is the ped egg worth it? does it work...i mean for more than grossing you out???

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