Thursday, October 8, 2009

Honest To Pete

Living in the Midwest, this saying is not out of the ordinary, especially with my family, Grandma Dee in particular. Now a good old Uff-da (pronounced oof-dah) or a well placed namon, still gets a funny look but everyone knows "honest to Pete" right? Not sure where that one started but that was the first thing that popped into my head when I was tagged for this "honest" Meme. The smart and funny Kelly from Heathen Family Revival tagged me and because she is one of my most favorite bloggers I decided to play along. I couldn't pass this one up.

Here's how it works: post 10 honest things about yourself and tag 7 people to do the same.

Ready or not.

1. I'm not so good with following through on things I say I will do. I have only the best intentions and am a self diagnosed "people pleaser" but I often pretend like I have forgotten to do something or don't have enough time if I have lost interest. Most recently this has been apparent in blogland. People tag me more often than I think I deserve for Memes and awards and I always get excited that someone picked me, then drop the ball in passing it along. Let this be my apology to all of the bloggers I have dissed. Sorry all.

2. Speaking of blogging. I sometimes wish that I hadn't given out my blog url (the thing) to my family. This doesn't apply to any one family member in particular, and I know that most of them can handle what I have to say, it's the fringe that scares me a little. The fringe being my parents and grandparents' *gasp* friends. Most of them are hip (hello, they actually found my blog and know what the Internet is) and know that I have no filter on my mouth (or typing fingers) but still, I feel bad using foul language or complaining about something trivial in front of people I know. Now Bloggers I've never met, I'd tell them my deepest, darkest. Funny how that works. If I had the time (or energy) to start a new anonymous blog, I would, but for now I'll keep this blow-horn.

3. I still hate my job. That's not new news but it's me being honest. Last night when I arrived at the farm, my boss and one of her other employees (a guy that is otherwise useless) were out in the field baling hay. She does this crap all of the time and it irritates the hell out of me. They start field work at 3:00 and of course aren't finished by the time we are supposed to start chores at 4:00. She finally walked into the barn at about 4:45 and started yelling and swearing at me because she was expecting me to walk all the way out there (40 acres away) to chase the cows away from the tractor and wagon. Since when? She has always told me to just get started if she's not around. How in the hell am I supposed to know what she's doing out there? And she had someone with her! I think she just wanted to take the blame off herself for being late and the way she chose to do that was to lash out. I finally walked away because instead of giving me something to do now that we were behind, she decided just to go off on me. I went outside and climbed the silo to start pitching corn silage. All of a sudden she yelled up the chute that I forgot to give water to the cow in the shed. Last time I was there, there were no animals in the shed. Instead of taking time to tell me that there was a cow in the shed, she bitched, which was my cue to leave the scene. I hate to wish harm or an illness on anyone but really I think that is the only thing that will get me out of this shitty job. I know she'll keep farming until she can't physically do it anymore. The money, although not much, has been nice since the Gardener's hours have been scaled back going on almost a year now.

4. I'm short (5'2") and skinny. The only time I was ever over 100 pounds was when I was pregnant. Now that I'm getting a little older, I have settled in at about the 100 pound mark. Works for me except that I often have a hard time finding clothes. Sure there are tons of size 1 and 0 clothing out there but most of it is geared toward teenage girls. There comes a point when sporting jeans with glitter and cute designs all over the ass and tiny T-shirts with questionable sayings on them are a bit too much for me to be wearing to parent-teacher conferences.

5. I had a minor cooking accident the other day. While cooking applesauce on the stove, the sauce started erupting like a volcano and all of a sudden I heard a big pop and instantly felt a burning sensation on my face, mostly around my left eye. 3 days later, it still looks like this...

6. I always wished that I had a sister. Growing up I was the only girl of the family. I have two brothers and only male cousins. When the Gardener and I got married, his sister became my sister in law. That was a classic lesson in be careful what you wish for.

7. I have no idea what I'm going to do with myself when my kids are finally in school full time. I have been at home for 7 years now. I have had part time jobs most of the time but we've never had to hire a sitter to watch our kids. I take great pride in being a stay at home mom and I know that I wouldn't have time to do many of the things that make this household functional if I worked full time. Still it doesn't seem practical for me to home by myself while my kids are at school and my husband is out working.

8. I have been watching the soap opera, Days Of Our Lives for 25 years. I know that may seem odd considering I'm only 29, but it's true. When I was young, we had a babysitter who watched the show, and ever since then I have been hooked. During High School I was only able to watch it during the summer or on sick days and still I only catch it once or twice a week but when I do, it's so worth it.

9. Speaking of TV watching, this year's lineup has me mostly disappointed. This year it has been harder to find something that we can all watch. The girls love sitcoms but most have them have gone down the too mature for kids path. So many of them are full of sexual content in both the dialog and the physical sense. So what if Survivor blurs out boobs, that doesn't keep Jeff Probst from ogling the young, busty, only wearing a bikini contestants. Also Dr. Oz freaks me out a little. He's a bit too intense for me and too I can't watch that while the kids are around. The promos alone are full of edited words in the form of censorship beeps that my children know are words that aren't allowed to be used on television. There is one new show that I like and am totally embarrassed to admit. Let's Make a Deal, hosted by Wayne Brady. While the new Price is Right hosted by Drew Carey is nothing like the old Price is Right with Bob Barker and in my opinion a waste of an hour, Let's Make a Deal is fresh and fun. It's just like the old Let's Make a Deal with Monty Hall complete with the contestants dressed up in goofy costumes trying to decide between a undisclosed amount of money (or whatever) and what's behind curtain #1. I love it!

I can't come up with 10. 9 will have to do.

So now for the fun of passing this along. I decided to tag the bloggers that commented on yesterday's Wardrobe Wednesday post. Since Kelly passed this to me and commented yesterday (see why I love her?) she is exempt but the rest of you unsuspecting bloggers are officially tagged.

Joey he's always up for a challenge.
Riot Kitty although she is on vacation this week and may not get to it.
Cherie who is always honest in her writing.
Heather a new to me blogger with a beautiful family!

Thanks for playing along!


sheila said...

OMG OMG OMG, lol, I've been watching DAYS since it started! I was in like preschool. Those were the days when it was on at like 4pm. So after school I watched. In fact it's starting in 20 minutes so I have 2 hurry. Who is that wacky lady who stabbed her husband? lol.She used to be on the show as Carley, I remember that yrs ago.

This Bo and Hope thing is making me mad. What are they stupid? I'm SO not pulling for them anymore, lol.

lol, as you can see I liked the days part best.

Kelly said...

My sister loved the original Roman on Days. She got to watch it with my Mom while I was at school. We had a cousin who worked for a chiropractor in LA and Roman (what's his real name?) was a patient there. Li'l Sis (she was just 5) got a real, personal signed photo in the mail one day. It said, "Love and kisses darlin'- Roman".

I got a bit of a crush myself after that.

*Thank you, you're welcome. My e-mail is always open for really juicy dark secret! Ha!

LL Cool Joe said...

Firstly ouch with that facial injury!

I totally agree with your comments about tv. I don't watch it anymore, apart from music videos, and they have become almost like soft porn too. I'm uncomfortable allowing my kids to see so many things on tv. You may knock Hannah Montana, but at least her program is clean!

Thanks for the tag!! I have a busy few days of discos tomorrow and at the weekend, so I'll get to it next week. I'll probably do it as Top Ten Tuesday. Is that ok?

Aliceson said...

Of course. And maybe I should reconsider HM...

Michael Shawn Keller said...

For your eye you should slice a cucumber and press it on the healing skin. The natural liquids will help it from scabbing over and leaving a scar or dark spot! I don't reccomend creams from the store since it is so close to your eye. Have fun!!

Juli Ryan said...

I love your meme. Thanks for sharing all this stuff. Sometimes I wish I had an anonymous blog too. We've never had a babysitter. And I used to watch AMC with my mom and my granny. Hope your eye is okay now!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love Days too. Ouch about the splatter. Hope it doesn't hurt anymore.

Aliceson said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who likes trashy daytime TV.

Thanks for the advice on the eye. I tried the cucumber last night and will do it again tonight. Besides helping the burn, it's been good for my headache too. I'll have to remember that.

sheila said...

*tap tap tap* where are you lately? lol. I left you something at my blog

Riot Kitty said...

You know what? I left a comment on this and it did not show up! Sorry, my laptop had issues on the trip because we were always poaching someone's wireless connection. My parents, who have both worked in tech, still haven't figured out wireless yet ;)

So the comment was supposed to be something along the lines of "hope you heal soon" and "I will do the tag when I get back."

I'm sorry about that bitch of a boss of yours. But I believe in karma. The worst boss I ever had got his.