Friday Flip Offs 12/10/10: Blogging, Exercise and Sweet Shiraz

It’s 10:30pm and I can barely keep my eyes open. Yet, an unsettled feeling is overwhelming me because I didn’t write a Friday Flip Off today. It’s this damn blog thing – I flip you off first. My Pajama Days, you are all-consuming. I think about blog posts all day long. When the woman at Panera started to have a fight with her colleague yesterday about sales territories I couldn’t help but try and listen close enough to come up with an interesting blog topic. Or every time my children say something funny, I feel like I need to run and write it down. I don’t think I ever gave this much thought to any of my homework my entire school career. And, because every post is really just a glorified rough draft (which drives me crazy) I am finding myself going through older posts and correcting mistakes I missed the first time. I am hopeless. And the most annoying thing about blogging? That I never seem to have enough time to acknowledge or write all of the wonderful people who take the time to write me comments. It is a bitter sweet frustration to have, right? Flipping Off one of the greatest pleasures of my life. So maybe just a little flip, or half a flip.

If I could figure out a way to use my toes as well as my hands to flip off exercising I would do it immediately. It is such a time suck. I mean, the earliest Jazzercise class that I can get to is at 9:30am. (I would also like to shake a finger at those damn jazz squares too, coordinated I am not.) By the time I get out of class it is almost 11am. That might sound early enough to some, but as a stay at home mom, that means more than half of my day is already over and somehow I need to fit in errands, groceries, cleaning, groomers, school carpool, swimming and gymnastics. Yesterday I didn’t get on the treadmill until 9:15pm. Again, a bitter-sweet flip off because although exercising steals my day I know in the long run, I will be better for it.

My biggest, fattest and most scary finger contortion goes to Costco at the moment for being totally out of my favorite wine. I knew it was a summer wine, but I think I was in a little bit of denial. At one point there had been 12 bottles in my wine cabinet and now…zero. I am so devastated that my Sweet Shiraz is gone that I might stop drinking all together.

I know that there were other, much more notable flip offs this week but I forgot to jot them down along the way. Bad blogger. Hopefully everyone is getting their holiday lists whittled down instead of running around in a panic. Have a great weekend and check out the other Friday Flippers at MommaKiss.

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10 thoughts on “Friday Flip Offs 12/10/10: Blogging, Exercise and Sweet Shiraz

      1. I can’t stand when I find a mistake… I have to go fix it. I wrote something the other day and said “for a day or too”… I know better. I couldn’t leave it. Drove me BONKERS till I could log back on and fix it!

  1. I usually find ideas for my blogs at the weirdest times, alot of times an idea will come up and slap me in the face as I’m in the process of writing. My brain never seems to shut down. And as a fellow wine-swigging mama, how DARE you threaten to stop drinking! Some days I feel the only way to survive this whole parenting thing is breathing in a wine glass at the end of the day 🙂

  2. Jazzercise came back? Wow. That’s ridiculous. Most gyms Around here schedule 8 am classes so moms can go after they drop the kids at school.
    As far as blog ideas, I keep a tiny pad and pen in all my purses. I will also text message myself stuff.

  3. I’d like to flip off the person who scheduled my Social Psychology T-Th 10:30am class final for 8am on Saturday!! Hello, there is a reason I scheduled the first class of my day for 10:30….it’s because I hate mornings! I’d also like to flip off time, because I procrastinated on studying until 10 pm the night before said final (because I study best late when my kids are in bed and the house is quiet) and now I am in the terrible position of going to bed at 1am the night before said 8am exam. Finally, I would like to flip off death….yes that’s right, death. My best friend just lost her dad, 15 days before Christmas. I lost my dad September of this year, in the middle of the fall semester of my junior year of college as a single parent of a special needs child who I home educate. I have not had time to fall apart yet. I am saving that for after finals. Death, I flip you off!!

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