Thursday, May 04, 2006

I'm trying....

to make time to blog.

to clear the chaos in Z's room.

to clear the area where our garage will be.

to find time to paint our hall and master bathroom.

to design a computer desk that will be sturdy, functional, and will look semi-decent.

to dry out a box of powdered dishwasher detergent.

to get my son and husband to stick to a schedule, so our household and homeschooling will run smoother.

to find time to take the dog to the vet, meet with an electrician for our garage, and get a haircut.

to understand terrorism, genocide, and other inhuman behaviors.

not to be a menopausal BITCH!


At 5/04/2006 7:08 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

Those all sound tough. The next to last makes me very sad sometimes.

But the last one? That's the suckiest of all!

Good luck, hon.

At 5/04/2006 7:21 PM, Blogger Toby said...

Hi - "to understand terrorism, genocide, and other inhuman behaviors." I often ponder these things, I don't dwell. Even the educated, trained professionals can't come up with any answers and they often conflict with their prognosis and diagnosis.

Some things seem normal to some people and in most cases "normal" is a good thing. But the few who are not mentally handicapped and go to the extremes of violence and death to push their "normal" makes me want to pull all my hair out. Not normal.

Simple things, for example: littering at anytime, but when there is a garbage receptical near by, what is up with that? I work for a university and it's very hard for me to believe the kids have any education when they can't even do simple things as using a trash can. I speak up when I witness it and more often than not, I'm only glared at with no satisfaction.

I'm 37 and my parents taught me well. Respect for everyone else. The younger kids, the kids in their early 20's are wanton. I can say that because I deal with 6000 of them every year, a good sampling of my local. ... I'm rambling.

The heat thing, what is up with that? I'm happy you mentioned it because I've not met anyone else with the same trouble. I'm told I'm just a "wimp," but it's real. I told only one thing at Candace's blog, but it began a few years prior and it's only getting worse. Today it was only 69 - my favorite number, but on the way home from work I was over heating even with the window down. Humidity plays a role too.

Good luck with your time, it seems to me there is never enough.

At 5/04/2006 7:38 PM, Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

I can't spend time on global issues - they depress me and I don't have any answers. Funny how it's even hard for mothers to find time for the little things, usually having to do with our own self-care.

At 5/05/2006 6:44 AM, Blogger greatwhitebear said...

my theory is that terrorists are menopausal guys!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

As for getting men on a schedule, that usually only happens if it involves sports or eating.

And since your guys don't do sports......

At 5/05/2006 7:24 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

I'm trying to find time for me, time to exercise, time to read, time to just sit on my front porch and listen to music, time to get back to my keyboard and continuing to teach myself how to play. But the floors don't get swept or mopped by themselves, the dishes won't find their way to the dishwasher, nobody but me ever notices a dirty toilet, much less thinks it's their job to clean it, then there's the laundry, the grocery shopping, stuff I should be going into work on the weekends to do, and on and on. I always thought this was just a state of life for moms and women. I keep thinking when my kids leave home, the house will stay clean, there will be fewer dishes to wash or groceries to get, then I can spend time on me.

At 5/05/2006 4:19 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Squirl, we have enough on our plate without our hormones changing daily! ;)

Toby, that's the sad part to me. If we can't understand it, how can we stop it?
I'm sooo with you on littering!! I think growing up on the edge of the wilderness has made me hyper-aware of litter. If you can carry a FULL can of pop, bag of chips, etc.; why can't you carry the empty container back with you?
I've always been sensitive to heat, but NOW I have problems staying hydrated. Aging ain't all it's cracked up to be! ;)

Notta, yeah, I'd give anything to soak in the tub, but lately I just have time for a quick shower. :(

GWB, you've got it backwards. Terrorists are homicidal fanatics. Sending menopausal women after the terrorists, would probably solve the problem.
You're right, my guys do tend to congregate in the kitchen when mealtime approaches. ;)

OHHHHH VV, twins once again!! Why can't the kids recognize a dirty toilet, but they instantly notice if we're out of a food item? You'll find that your kids will become instant neatniks....after they leave home. Grrrr.

At 5/05/2006 8:54 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

That does it GWB, you are MINE!!


Tshsmom, you could not be a menopausal witch (umm you do need to get a dictionary tho) if you tried.

re the terrorism and genocide thing...agree. I studied a LOT of psychology, and it sounds like you did or you get intuitively. Remember this?

It explains a lot about the nature of some so called weaker human beings. Which leads us to the stuff you mentioned.

The older I get to be and the more that I read (bad habit), the more I believe in a devil. The Zimbardo prison experiment brought that to the surface. What I mean is that some people will abuse others based on finger shape, eye color or the phase of the moon. Because of who THEY are, not because of any rational thing or cause.

I'm very glad I do what I do for a living.

At 5/05/2006 10:25 PM, Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

to dry out a box of powdered dishwasher detergent.

Yikes. How did this happen?

to understand terrorism, genocide, and other inhuman behaviors.

I don't think I'll ever understand this crap. :(

At 5/06/2006 3:44 AM, Blogger Vest said...

Be careful of little things.
Life is a great bundle of little things.

At 5/06/2006 12:44 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

I spelled it right Bridg ;)
C=Control of
My family might disagree with this definition though.

ZS, on top of everything else, the hot water line, under our kitchen sink, sprung a leak. L thinks he got it fixed this morning.

Vest, I'm grateful it's not BIG things stacking up.

At 5/06/2006 10:46 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

"Sending menopausal women after the terrorists, would probably solve the problem."

LOLL! Oh. Put an M16 in my hands and set me loose in the desert honey. Swear to God I'll waste them - I am so P.O.'d at the islamofascist terrorist situation. These hot flashes aren't helping any.

It's a lot to do tshsmom - a lot to come to grips with - but you'll get it done.

At 5/06/2006 10:57 PM, Blogger Vest said...

My thought for the day.
Never teach your daughter a second language,
One tongue is sufficient for a woman. E2eg with FC, JK.

At 5/06/2006 11:17 PM, Anonymous gordon said...

my fought for the day MONICAR is..fight not the good fight with all thy might...but let someone else...and dont give a shite..

Nice Girlies like you should birth not kill

At 5/07/2006 2:19 AM, Anonymous zed said...

monicar - dont ever call your kids william or will -specialy if they have to join the army

At 5/07/2006 2:20 AM, Blogger SME said...

"Well good luck with that!" as Spongebob would say to that little plankton-guy that's always trying to take over the world. Remind yourself you don't have to do everything all at once, you don't have to do it perfectly, and you can be a bitch sometimes 'cause you're menopausal and that's your perogative! You have the ultimate excuse! Use it! And tell Z if his room isn't ship-shape by the end of the month, I'M coming down there to do it. Yes, I used to be Queen of the Slobs, but now I'm so freakin' organized I could make that chick on "Neat" look like a frat boy! If it ain't filed, sorted, or categorized, it doesn't exist!

At 5/07/2006 5:27 AM, Blogger Vest said...

sme,crikey! you'r up early, r m b.

At 5/07/2006 7:42 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Monica, hot flashes on the desert would make us super mean!

Vest, you sound awful brave for a guy with a bunch of granddaughters!
SME's household runs on the night shift. Our son-in-law gets home at 3 a.m.

Gordon, don't mess with Monica! She not only can shoot an M16; she can dismantle and repair one!

SME, I told VV that her kids would turn into neatniks when they left home. ;)
That's not much of a threat. Z would MUCH rather work with you, than Dad and I. He's likely to mess his room up worse, just to have a visit from his sister!
You're just giving me free rein to be a bitch because you don't have to live with me anymore! At least I'm not as bad as Grandma was. ;)

At 5/07/2006 7:07 PM, Blogger Vest said...

tshs: My host of Granddaughters whom have had the hate word removed from their vocabulary replaced by "I love you but why are you such an asshole"? Will probably kiss me to death when I see them next ;as they usually do.SETE.

Zed: presume you mean "Fire At Will".

At 5/07/2006 7:52 PM, Blogger Candace said...

to design a computer desk that will be sturdy, functional, and will look semi-decent.

Good luck! I think the best feature would be surfaces slanted at a 45 degree angle so they can't collect clutter, LOL!

to dry out a box of powdered dishwasher detergent. That is SO something that would happen at my house.

It's amazing how much we try to take on at once, isn't it? Half the time I feel like a headless-chicken if you KWIM.

Litter - try MI. Holy crap the people here are PIGS! The sides of the road are covered with crap.

At 5/07/2006 11:36 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Vest - LOL! And thanks for clearing up that 'Will' thing - I had NO IDEA what he meant!

At 5/08/2006 2:15 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Candace, that 45 degree thing sounds like a wonderful idea! I always tell my guys the reason I don't lay down very often is because they'd start stacking stuff on me. ;)

I didn't get it either, Monica.

At 5/08/2006 3:20 PM, Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Good luck with all that momasita.
I like how you resolve to not be a "menopausal bitch".
Makes me laugh.

At 5/08/2006 3:55 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Sadie!

At 5/10/2006 9:16 PM, Blogger Toby said...

"studied a LOT of psychology" I forgot who said that.

My only class room experience with psycology was in high school. I've been dealing with the real world for twenty years after that honestly wonderful time.

I'm a man so I have no clue about menopause except what I've read and I won't even begin to believe I know anything about what a women experiences.

I apologize tshsmom, for jumping in with my littering rant. But, let me add quickly, it is understandable that there is a generation of kids that were born by a generation of non-caring people. I call it the Reagan-Era.

I work for a university, I think you know that, and now I deal with kids of the Reagan-Era kids' kids. I don't need any psychology class to tell me these kids, 18-21 year olds have little respect for the environment, let alone anything else. There are multiple car crashes in the parking lots every day. The reason is always carelesness.

What do we do about it? We could find the 100,000's of parents who are more concerned with their country club membership. Or better, we could be a concerned person such as yourself, be worried about your kids which is natural, be worried about your own body which is natural. Get in tune, stay in tune with everything surrounding us.

Music is a soother for every age. Find your favorite first, then find it for your kids, and lastly your husband.

It's a lot easier than it sounds.

At 5/11/2006 4:49 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

You are soooo right, Toby!!
My "hippie generation", started Earth Day and the ecological revolution. Then along came the 80's yuppies, and undid just about everything we accomplished.
Their yuppie spawn is only concerned about what features their cell phone has, and how many thousand amps of power their car stereo has.

At 5/12/2006 7:48 PM, Blogger Toby said...

The cell phone thing is so very true, literally. I get to work before most students, but I leave when hordes of them do. Everyone, less 1% has a cell phone attached to their face gabbing away before they even leave the building. What is so important?

I work for a smaller school that is cheap and has little reputation, so these kids, most of them, are not from rich life style, but they all have a "need." I'm rambling again.

A short story - One kid (long gone) I did see often, on his phone always, was chating with another about being kicked out. He was on Academic probation the previous semester and needed to get his grades up. But, as I was walking by I heard him say he was flunking some class because he never bought the book. He never bought any books for any of his classes. His physical apperance didn't lead me to believe he was involved with drugs or any thing similar. The few words I "over" heard makes me believe stead fast his cell phone was more important than the money his parents were paying for his tuition and books.

We all had phases, we all knew it all one time in our lives, we all made and still make mistakes. The kids of today, college aged kids, the ones I see every day, have their priorities set like mine were when I was in 7th grade and knew it all.

At 5/13/2006 7:07 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

I agree! Maturity levels are falling. I blame it on the parents. They let daycare and extracurricular activities raise their kids. The parents expect nothing from the kids, as far as responsibility. The only thing that parents like that manage to instill in their kids, is a sense of entitlement.
These kids expect everything, right now, without having to work for it. Makes you wonder where our society is headed, doesn't it?


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