****Edit. I just reread what I wrote here! I HOPE you read it with the humor it was written! I’m not as bratty as I appear here. Really I’m not.
It’s been a VERY LONG WEEK AT WORK and quite busy and chaotic at home too. It’s Friday and I’m exhausted. I feel like I need to tell people to just stay out of my way. I see bumper stickers that say, “Don’t Mess With Texas”. Well today, I’m saying, “Don’t mess with Me!”
Ok, I’m not that good at being real mean. It doesn’t come naturally, but don’t tell my kids that today! It’s just been a very hectic, chaotic, busy past few weeks and coming home to lazy kids and a disgusting house has just pushed me over the edge.
I’ve put in long hours this week. Proverbs 31 has a conference coming up in 6 weeks and the final payment was due this week, so the phones were ringing non-stop. Publisher request appointments are also close to being due. Pre conference calls have begun. It’s time to run the monthly donors’ credit cards. There have been oodles of prayer requests both online and via phone. All this is good, but requires a lot of mental energy. School is out. Hayden had 8th grade graduation. Blake went to the NC Scholastic Media Institute 3 hours away for 4 days. High school football practice has begun. Hayley Grace’s social calendar is bursting at the seems. Dylan wants to go to the mall. So where does that leave me???? Kids busy = me busy. Ooooh girl! Melissa Taylor you sound a bit whiny if you ask me. Well who asked you? I think you need to take a breather and regroup! Wah Wah Wah. Well I’m tired. I worked late most days this week. I had to drive to Chapel Hill and back in one day (which actually was fun, but still exhausting at the end of the day). One lady made me cry on the phone today at work because she was not nice. And my kids are ungrateful pigs…I mean that in a nice way. I’ve tried to sit down and write, but I haven’t had the brain to write, blog, or do anything that I want to do. You have much to be grateful for so stop it now! You have a job that you actually LOVE. And missy, you even got your nails and toes done last Saturday. So quit complaining! You can whip those kids into shape, they just got out of school, cut them some slack. You can revamp your schedule and set a few new boundaries. No need to freak out. Geez! Ok, so now you know that I carry on conversations with myself. You can now add “looney” to mad and frustrated!
Enough already. I won’t continue to rant and rave. Truly I’m good. I’m just venting. My children have had to listen to me, but they have not done their part around here. I had to give them the “what for”. Do you know what the “what for” is? I’m not sure where it originated but it means I just might tell you a thing or two and you may not like either! Anyhow, they all scurried and cleaned up their messes and did what they could to make Mom happy and get the place looking like some other animal besides pigs lived here…so it’s all good. I feel better now bless their hearts.
On to better things. It’s Friday. And I like to have a little fun on Fridays and I am thankful that I’m ending this week in quite a special way. Our family is going to see Toy Story 3. If I put into words how totally excited I am to see this movie, you would think I was a little kid. Well, what if I told you I was bringing an entire roll of toilet paper with me because I know I’ll be crying??? It’s true I am. Toy Story movies are so special to our family. Blake, my oldest, went to Toy Story 1 back in 1995. It was his very first movie. He carried around Woody and Buzz for the next 2 years. Blake was Woody for halloween and Hayden was Buzz. When Toy Story 2 came out in 1999, we were so excited. We have watched these two movies as a family for years. We are huge Pixar and Disney fans. In this movie, Toy Story 3, the boy Andy has grown up from a little boy who plays with his toys to a young man going to college. My oldest doesn’t go to college this year, but he’s close, close enough that I cry just thinking about Toy Story 3! So, now you know not only am I looney, but I’m also a geek! Little kid movies make me cry! I can relate anything back to my emotions…and the tears come easy.
I hate to vent and run, but it’s time to go. Toy Story 3 awaits! Hope this blog post doesn’t totally ruin my sweet reputation. Just being honest and using this blog as my thought processing center.
Love Y’all! Thanks for listening! I <3 U!!!!
*****Edit: Toy Story 3 was fabulous. And yes I did cry!!! If you like 1 and 2, you will love this one. If you haven’t seen 1 and 2, see those first and #3 will mean even more to you. Awesome movie! Has everything a good movie should have: laughs, gasps, tears, surprises, suspense, loyalty, friendship, villains, giving,creativity, and most especially HEART! Loved it!