Just a little update on the “Was I Wrong?” post. After I had the second day of conferences, I felt that I wasn’t wrong. One of the teachers was full of love and compliments and then I told her having no idea that she was the one that hadn’t allowed him to go to the bathroom. She admitted to that and then immediately said, “Well, he talks too much in this class.” Big sigh. I wanted to say, “He’s getting an A in here so it’s not really a battle I feel like fighting” but I didn’t. I instead said, “Ok, I’ll talk to him about that.” Maybe he is getting a good grade but maybe he is the reason another kid isn’t. It just stinks that it came out how it did. In his last class, I felt like I was right to tell because she said he normally has a lot of energy and participates but sometimes he seems exhausted or quiet. Once I told her, she said that made perfect sense now. You all were right.
I have been inspired by Kimberly Muro of Reflections of Now and Galit Breen of These Little Waves. They have inspired me to get off my butt and exercise. Kim is a huge source of support for me in everything from blogging to parenting to keeping me sane and now in getting back in shape. If she, with her four boys, one who is an infant, can make time to exercise, then I have absolutely no excuse. Galit has inspired me with the 17 minute plan. Watching and reading how far she has come when she started with just 17 minutes a day, encourages me that I can do it, too. So I have. I have promised myself that I will exercise for 17 minutes every single day. You know what has happened? Knowing that I only have to do 17 minutes has made it easier to do more. Knowing I have her rooting for me helps me stay motivated, too. Thanks, Ladies. I’m looking forward to recognizing myself again!
When people don’t put things on the calendar and then all of sudden say, “Oh, this week, I have this, this and this” which all require them to not be home, it fires me up.
When I can’t go to the bathroom in peace because one of my kids needs my attention RIGHT NOW and it is the 14-year-old needing to know why there isn’t any waffles left, and then he proceeds to stomp around yelling waking up the 2-year-old, it puts me in a horrible mood. In related news, I HATE late start days.
I finally got the hang of early Saturday morning football games (the twins or one of my friend’s daughters would watch Gia), and they have a Thursday night game throwing a huge wrench in the whole plan. Why can’t things ever stay easy?
I loathe switching the clothes from summer to fall and winter. I am overwhelmed by it and it is causing my house to look like a bomb went off in it. An Abercrombie, Aeropostale, Old Navy, Target, Carter’s bomb.
I am so behind on reading and commenting on blogs. I miss it so much. The connecting part is my favorite part of blogging and I just can’t get it done lately. Know that I miss all of you and that I am working on better time management.
Small TV Recap:
The Voice- I love this show for many reasons. One is that we watch it as a family. Two is that there are some singers that I like a lot (the Scottish rocker and the music teacher…I am terrible with names because I am usually multitasking while watching) and three is BLAKE SHELTON. He is so genuine in coaching his team and really, just hilarious (“and you look like Jesus and people like that”). It doesn’t hurt that he is incredibly good-looking. I will continue to watch this show as long as he is on it. I can’t tell who is who on Christina’s team. They all look like young girls. I like that they can steal and wish they would stop showing previews of people getting stolen before the battle has even happened. I like to be surprised.
Real Housewives of New Jersey- I wasn’t going to watch this season but I got pulled back in. The season is over so rather than comment on specific episodes, I will just comment on the whole season. I used to be a Teresa fan. I really liked her on The Apprentice but after this season and especially after the reunion shows, I don’t anymore. Between her talking heads and her not taking responsibility for anything, I can’t do it. That whole scene in the vineyard was disturbing. I have a hard time believing that Joe is faithful to her and someone should clue him in that he agreed to film his life so he should censor himself a little. I mean is he acting “big” in front of the camera? Wanting to come off as some tough guy? Because all he is coming off as is a big jerk. I do think that Melissa and Joe and Kathy and Richie wanted a piece of Teresa’s fame so that is why they jumped aboard. I liked them a little better this season but it is all relative. Teresa acted in a way that made Melissa and Kathy seem like the normal ones. As far as the Manzo Family, I liked that Caroline said she didn’t like the person she saw this season. It was real emotions and friend crap that turns us into anxiety-ridden messes and I think we have all been in a situation when a friendship is ending. It’s uncomfortable and sad and leaves us feeling raw all the time. I think that is the Jaq we saw this season. She was hard to watch at the reunion. I think she was so hurt and damaged by her friendship with Teresa that she came off as a little manic. It’s odd that the reunion was filmed a year after the events we saw. Dredging up all that hurt couldn’t have been easy. All in all, a hot mess. Bravo should scrap them all and bring on new people. Watching a family fall apart was sad.
Parenthood– First, for all the skeptics, I have been at a baseball game where the kid at bat was one that was so afraid of the ball, he jumped away from every pitch. That same kid somehow made contact and was our only home run of the season. It was an “in the park” home run due to field errors but still that kid had that moment so it can happen. Was it over the top sweet that Victor was that kid? Yes. Did I still love every minute of it? Yes! I didn’t care that Zeek made a scene. That’s kind of what he does. He does things that we would like to do but make us cringe at the same time. I was thinking we were supposed to watch that scene from Victor’s point of view. Here are all these crazy people that are now his family, doing what this family does best…supporting each other. Julia…ugh…that storyline is why I am afraid to go back to work. What a completely real portrayal of things going down the tubes faster than you can control. I think her being a stay at home parent is going to make for some real and funny scenes. Sarah and Hank! I can’t help it. I am a fan. It was cute when he said “It didn’t mean anything” and then followed it with, “It meant something.” The scene when Adam and Kristina told Haddie was tough but the one where Adam was on the phone with her was even tougher. Again, I was reduced to ugly crying when they told the family. I loved how they did it. With no sound. There are some great actors there. Speaking of which, we have had Lyla, Vince, Vince’s mom, Billy, Buddy Jr and now Luke from FNL. How about a little Riggins?
Sons of Anarchy is on my Christmas list this year. I keep catching blips of it and know that it is a show I’d love. Stupid poker keeps trumping it on my DVR. Have I mentioned that this week is Leo’s poker week and he has been gone all week for work? Oh, and that I hate poker?
I have needed a laugh this week so what has been on my TV a lot is reruns of The New Adventures of the Old Christine, Friends and King of Queens.
What about you? What are your random thoughts today? What are you watching on TV?