Thursday, November 5, 2009

Writer's Workshop Wednesday

For this week's writer's workshop, I'm choosing door number 1- Describe something you're proud of.!

Go choose your own prompt over at Mama Kat's blog- Mama's Losin' It.
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This prompt was inspired via Twitter by Summer from Le Musings Of Moi)


As cliche as it sounds, I'm really proud of my kids. It's an amazing thing to see them grow into adults, graduating from high school and college, getting jobs, building lives and contributing to society. I love seeing them grow in their faith and using their gifts to honor God and to help others. One is a social worker helping to provide shelter for homeless people. Another is a worship leader at a church. 2 are in college and getting their degrees and the baby is working hard at school and applying to colleges right now. My chest is puffed up with pride, I've got a smile on my face and a tear in the corner of my eye.

Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of them, not me. It's definitely a case of them turning out great in spite of my parenting rather than because of it. I look back on the mistakes I've made as a mom and and am so thankful that they even survived it. I wish I knew then, what I know now as a parent, without having to do it all over again. I'm too tired to do it over again. They can go to therapy.


I'm proud of the fact that I didn't ram the car in front of me this morning. The woman was doing 10 to 15 miles an hour (she was busy talking on her cell phone), the entire 2 mile road up to my house. I don't mean accidentally ram her- I really did want to ram her, ON PURPOSE and even considered, during the freaking 9 minute drive, how I could do it and cause the least amount of damage to my own car. I really wished I had one of those police bumpers on my car that could handle that kind of maneuver. How great would that be? I restrained myself from even honking or shaking my fist at her- that's something to be proud of, don't you think? I'm not counting the yelling I did in my own car because she couldn't hear me. Can I still be proud of my restraint?


I'm proud that this afternoon, when I hit complete and total teary meltdown over the minutia of life, instead of picking up the pieces and trying to pull it together, I sat down on my computer and played Farkle, Bejeweled Blitz, and Who Has the Biggest Brain
on Facebook...............................................for 3 hours, ok, it was really more like 4 (so embarrassing)!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, accomplished absolutely nothing!! OK I did get the highest score on each game and got 2 loads of laundry done, but seriously, is that really accomplishing anything?  I got nothing done that really needed to be done, and I had a lot I should have been doing,  but tonight I feel like I took a mini vacation and am ready to face the reality of tomorrow which beats the alternative of curling up in bed and refusing to come out. That was my backup plan. The weird thing is that there wasn't anything big that set me off. I'm going to blame it on the time change because the exact same thing happened to my best friend today so it has to be something in the air.  
What are you proud of today?

15 comments:

marfmom said...

LOL @ your 2nd paragraph. I can totally relate to wanting to bump the car in front a little. Kudos to you for resisting the urge!

marfmom said...

LOL @ your 2nd paragraph. I can totally relate to wanting to bump the car in front a little. Kudos to you for resisting the urge!

parentingBYdummies said...

2 loads of laundry done?! Heck yeah that's an accomplishment! I'm lucky if I get two loads of laundry done in a week. That could be because every time I put a load in I wind up getting sidetracked and then it sits in there for like two days before I remember it's there, and then I have to wash it again before I can move it to the dryer and start with load two. And, don't even ask how long I leave them in the dryer to prevent ever having to fold them up. 2 loads of laundry totally count!

kys said...

LOL! I'm not proud of anything, yet. It's too early.

When did I become my Mom said...

You should definitely be proud of yourself - that restraint counts!!
If you're not proud of you, I am!
:-)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I love the ramming of the car...been there. This morning I am proud of the fact that I overslept until 7:30 and STILL got the kids to school in 10 minutes so they wouldn't be late...I think I DID ram a couple of cars outta the way.

CaJoh said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's

Good for you for taking your mini vacation. So often we forget to treat ourselves— even if we appear to waste it on games.

our b life said...

Visiting from Mama Kat's. Mom's need time outs too. Following you .

blueviolet said...

I'm sitting here in admiration of your calm response to that annoying driver. Bravo.

Mama Kat said...

Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with things to do I catch myself do absolutely nothing too. I just give up...and let's be glad you did not ram the slow car...I mean I would have, but I'm glad you refrained.

Grand Pooba said...

I get that "ramming" feeling every day driving home from work. ugh.

Unknown Mami said...

You know what, I'm proud of you for taking that mini-vacation. Sometimes you just need to step away to come back refreshed. Plus you needed to up those scores anyway.

yonca said...

It is great thing to see our kids grow up.
I'm proud of myself today that i got my shopping done before dinner time ;) I went to Pathmark. Shopping was fun but waiting on line was frustrating. The cashier was very slow and i waited too long.
Hope you're having a great weekend! Hugs!

TwentySomethingMomma said...

Here's something else you can be proud of: that you've just received yet another awesome bloggy award! Stop on by and pick it up whenever you get a free minute!

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yonca said...

I always appreciate your sweet comments on my site :) Thanks Margaret!!! Hugs!