Friday, January 21, 2011

A Letter To Myself

Dear Self,
      You may not know this but you are slacking off. Friends are telling you that you are slacking off, strangers are telling you that you are slacking off, and now you are going to let you know you are slacking off. Most people are meaning this have just not been doing a very good job at keeping up a day to day post. Yes I KNOW that nothing has been going on to blog about. I KNOW that the children have not said any off the wall things. I KNOW that you can only post about the laundry so many times before the topic just becomes mundane. Where is your creativity? Where is your vision? Where is your UMPH? You are better than this. Do you have a block? Are you bored with blogging? Have you lost your UMPH? Well pick yourself up! Dust yourself off. Get on with it!
     Now the Blog is one thing but we need to have a serious chat about some other areas where some slacking MAY be taking place. Could be the Kindle or maybe the Crackberry Blackberry but you need to get a grip. There is going to be a list...a list of observations made over this past year that you may want to pay a little more attention to in 2011.
  1. You need to make cleaning under the stove more than a Bi-Annual event. It really would, in the long run, make your life much easier. 
  2. On that same note...when you clean under the stove-go ahead and pull out the fridge and clean under that as well. You are already dirty. You are already grossed out. It's ok.
  3. When you get the laundry completely done (THIS WEEKEND-no stress) do a load a night so it never gets that bad again. 
  4. Invent disposable clothes.
  5. When your son brings home a list of all the projects he will have to do in a school year, along with due dates and ideas-how about keep that list. Put it on the fridge. Use a highlighter. Get a calendar. Something! Anything to keep you from doing projects the night before they are due. 
  6. Learn a little more in depth sign language. Your son is a teenager now. You may need some bigger words.
  7. Get up a few minutes earlier if you are going to take your Kindle in the bathtub with you. You run late when you try to finish "just one more chapter".
  8. Your car does not need to turn into a fast-food restaurant every night before going home. 
  9. Every night your car does not turn into a fast food restaurant does not have to be FFY when you get home. (FFY-Fin For poor children and husband)
  10. Make your children finish all of their antibiotics. You are the boss-not them. There is a reason they tell you how much to take and yes one less dose may hurt them.
  11. If you want your husband to not complain when he gets home...make sure the car is cleaned out and the floor is vacuumed. That is really all he cares about. The children can do just have to make sure it is done. 
  12. Stop being jealous of all the stuff that the very nice extreme home makeover family got. You had no chance of winning since you didn't enter.
Twelve seems like a nice number to stop on. Rachel....get it together. Glee will be starting. Your Gabey Baby is turning Two. Wil is going to the Leggo and Robotics competition. Noah is 13. Your blog is lacking. Time to step up to the plate. Grab the bull by the horns. Go for the gusto. (insert more corny phrases here) People are counting on you for mindless entertainment.



    1. Dear Rachel's Self,
      Don't envy the things of this world. You have a mansion awaiting you in Heaven. One with no clutter and more beautiful than any house designed by Extreme Makeover. Encourage Rachel to be patient because God ALWAYS fulfills his promises. Also, remind Rachel that the best thing she can do for her sons is to continue to show them Jesus. Material possessions are temporal, but Heaven is eternal. One more thing, Rachel's self. Let her know that I think her blog is fantastic and that the timing of her blog entries are perfect.

    2. You are supposed to clean under the fridge and stove? Wow, learn something new everyday.