Wednesday, May 03, 2006

What was I thinking?

Okay. You all win. And no, I don't have 4 scrap pages to post here for you all to look at. I'm thinking there must have been an imposter Nitty.Gritty. Jody who left yesterday's post- it didn't sound like me- I never put deadlines on myself if I don't have to! It would just make me procrastinate and we all know I don't need that in my life.
How kind of more than 20 of you to leave me such nice comments and threats too! I expected to finally see some notes from my family and close friends who read this {which is one of the main reasons I got into this whole thing in the first place- to keep them updated on my monotonous homelife}, and instead all you other wonderful, interesting people encouraged me instead. In addition, one of you tagged me via email and that was just a sneaky trick to get me to come back here and blog. I guess it worked- and I will probably play the tag game in another day or two. I'm sure you're all just dying to find out what kind of food I have in my fridge midweek!
I do have some funny quotes and happenings from my kids this week- for my family when they do come by and read this. First, Brock lost his one of his top front teeth yesterday. He was hoping for $22 dollars from the tooth fairy and instead got only $5. I still thinkit's cool to know that $5 bucks is all I have to pay to sustain the innocence and dreams of my oldest child in my house. That was probably the best five dollars I've spent since buying scrap embellishments in Alabama!
Next, instead of saying "she's scared" or "come and lay by me" or any other bedtime excuse kids come up with, Isabella's latest line is, "I can't do this." It's so funny but at the same time I am asking Chip, "What does she mean 'I can't do this'?...what kid can't go to sleep?" That's my Bella. Then there's my ever-progressing, Wyndham. She's been doing so great at rehab and in preschool. Today when I went to pick her up at school- with Bella and Ava in tow as well, she took off "running" the other direction and laughing the whole way. She was halfway down one hallway, Ava was dripping at a drinking fountain, and Bella was laying in the middle of the rotunda trying to make snowangels on the carpet. I know all the other parents are thinking I am the most incapable person in the whole school. Oh well- somebody has to be that person! So, I managed to get Wyndham to come back and she followed me over to Bella, Ava came running- trying to whiz past me and the next thing I know, all three of my girls are in the middle of the rotunda making imaginary snowangels on the floor. If only I had brought my camera- it would have been a perfect Kodak moment. Not of the girls on the floor- but of the look on my face. The one where I'm so glad that the VH-1 Pop-up video text bubble doesn't actually hang above my head sharing my thoughts with the world. Incidentally, I do that all the time. I imagine what other people are thinking or saying in certain situations. Fun. Good fun. If you don't already do this, try it sometime. It will make you laugh- especially at McDonald's drive-thru. Or in line at the grocery store. Or even at a gas station when you see someone get into their car wearing skin-tight hot pink stretchy pants, when it shouldn't even be legal for this person to own stretch pants.
I'm sorry. Looks like the real me is back. I just wanted to make sure. So, thanks for all those comments. I made spaghetti pie for dinner tonight and the kids actually all ate fairly well. So, if you want me to post a picture and recipe- like more than 2 of you, let me know and I'll get right on that. And before I go, just wanted to add that it gives me great pleasure to make so many of you happy inside knowing that I'm not going away anytime soon. It was nice almost being missed by so many of you. =)

19 comments:

MommyOutOfControl said...

MMMMM, yes please post the pic and recipe for Spaghetti pie...I bet my little guy would LOVE that! He is a spaghetti freak!
I love it that she "can't do it" to go to sleep. You'll have to find a way to put that into her scrap pages to remember it for always! She will think that is cute when she is older!
Jamie

Laura said...

thank GOODNESS!!!! its good to have you "back"! i read YOUR blog, and wish that mine was as interesting, spontaneous, and funny!!! at the moment, my sixteen month old is pulling allll my spools of ribbon out of the bucket and spreading them across the bed - perhaps i should go tend to him!!! happy blogging!

Kelley Otto said...

Jody, glad to hear you are back! I would love the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Oh good, you're back! I did not respond b/4 but kept checking and here you are! Good thing too because I like to check here now and then for an uplifting "read'. Thank you for sharing your life with the rest of us.

lizziep901 said...

Whew! (wiping sweat off forehead) I'm SO glad you came to your blogging senses. WE NEED YOU SISTER!!! :)
Your kids sound fabulous and I can't wait for MY Isabella to get here (only 12 more weeks til my due date!!) so she and Haley can enjoy the bonds of sisterhood.
Spaghetti pie? I'm there! Please post!

sunny said...

please post the recipe! that was my mom's favorite "company for dinner" recipe.

thanks for not giving up the blog.
:)

A Girl In Oregon said...

Wooooo Hooooo! She's back in action! Thanks Jody for not giving up on your Nitty.Gritty.

:) :) :)

Dawn Oberholtz said...

YAY!! She is staying! The recipe! Please post! We are stuck in the same ole same ole dinner mode in our home. So something new would be wonderful! Glad you are going to keep on blogging! Dawn

rhonda said...

so glad you didn't quit blogging!
PLEASE post that spaghetti pie recipe.

amy j. said...

I didn't comment yesterday Jody, but I'm glad you're back to. You're a daily blog check along with Donna D., Cathy Z., Tara W., Ali E. and Dooce!!

I know how you feel about the blog thing. I get frustrated too with people not commenting. I get an average of 40-50 hits a day and only the same few people (mostly my friends too, comment). I guess I'm not inspiring enough :(. Oh well, I love blogging anyway. Though a little feedback would be nice now and again. Off to shower before the baby gets up. Spaghetti Pie? I might be interested...spaghetti and pie sounds like a good combo to me!

Christineai said...

YIPPEE!!!! I'm so glad you decided to continue to be with us, Jody!!!! Thanks again for your inspiring, creative and fun messages. We {heart} you very much =_
~Christine

Kerry said...

I can't believe you'd even consider not posting here anymore! Sheesh!What would I read? lol I missed seeing the last post because life has been oh so much fun with a teenager in the house! Not! I'd love to blog about them but I fear she may not like that if she saw it so for now I'll respect her privacy but please know that I'm currently pulling my hair out! I'm so glad you didn't leave! I'd love to have your Spaghetti Pie recipe!

K :) said...

So great to know that I can still count on reading the Nitty.Gritty and being inspired! Always love a good recipe!

Crafty P said...

post the recipe! i make two variations on spaghetti pie- one just a layered thing with sour cream and cream cheese between the pasta and sauce and a Mediterranean one. We love the Med. one!

Glad you're back!

karen said...

HOORAY! You're back. :-)

shan_nell said...

The spagetti pie sounds great!!! It is always fun to put a twist on those "not spaghetti again," nights. I love reading your blog.. it always seems like you put so much thought into what you are saying. I have been a little bit of a slacker on reading, as well as keeping up with my own blog. I hope to do a better job of keeping everyone informed, once summer gets here and I have a little more time. Thanks for sharing all your little details.. We really love reading what you have to say!!

Michelle Sanders said...

he he...I get to be the sneeky one! Yep I tagged ya and you're right, I can't wait to see what you have in your fridge!

stephanie said...

sheeesss baaaack! Yippee!!

M.E. said...

I'm curious about the spaghetti pie, too!