i don't claim to know it all. i don't claim to be perfect. i just claim to love jesus.

Monday, February 02, 2009

not me at all.

monday. ALREADY. so as always. it's not me monday. hosted by mckmama. here are the things i didn't do. and when you're done reading them check out all the other people's things they did not do either...it's always good fun...

...it is not me who has decided to 'pre' write my not me mondays. so that way when i get up and there is well over 150 entries all i have to do is enter mine instead of typing it quick.

...it was not me who started cloth diapering all THREE of my kids (still in diapers) this weekend. that's crazy. no actually it's not. and it's going quite well. and i love the money it'll save me.

...it was not me looking all over for my phone the other day. i heard it tell me i had a text message. i got up. looked in the kitchen. the dining room. the living room. and all three places again. only to realize it was IN MY POCKET of my sweatshirt...that i WAS WEARING geesh.

...i was not totally bummed because shaun ended up going back into work yesterday for over four hours. i did not miss him and spending time with him. i can not wait til next weekend when he has off again...

...it is not me telling you to go check out stephanie's giveaway here. in celebration of her 100th post. because i want to win the yummy smelling candle and super cute purse. i have not been super blessed getting to know her through this blogging world. and every time i go shopping in appleton i do not keep an eye out for her...that'd be creepy...

...so there you have it. my things that i never ever once did. hope you enjoyed them. and i seriously need to start doing these ahead of time!! but i'm a huge procrastinator and well...it probably won't happen anyways...

i forgot to tell you all yesterday, that we're going to the third day concert in march. i'm excited. even though it caused a mini-attitude on my part. let me explain. shaun and i never really discussed if we were going to the concert or not. the tickets are 60 bucks, so not TOO bad for the concert. we talked about going, and we also talked about not going. there wasn't ever a decision made clear. so at church yesterday his mom asked him if we were going. he says no. i said. oh i didn't know we talked about that. i got irritated. i'll admit it. so i just let it go and went upstairs to change the diapers and to clear my head. i was still irritated after church. BUT something happened that rarely happens RIGHT AWAY...we talked about it.

i explained to shaun that i didn't know we had decided not to go. he said he thought we weren't going. yada yada yada. i said sixty bucks wasn't too bad for the tickets and we could do that as our 'valentine's day' gift to each other. he said..oh. well i've never been to a concert...i guess i think of the money right away. i said well...i'd love to go..BUT i don't want you to say yes because i got mad. if it's no. it's no. but i wish i would've known your answer before hand so i could've been on the same page. he apologized. and so did i. i also said it'd be nice to go with people from church without having the kids too. sometimes i feel that we don't get to connect as well with them because we have the kids to take care of. shaun said...yeah that's true. so in the end we're going. and i know that me gettting mad wasn't a factor. so i'm happy about that. i think shaun saying no would've been FINE. i would've been bummed about missing the concert...but that's not a huge deal. he does say no to me. and should. HE is the HEAD of the house. it's his JOB to tell me no sometimes.

but i'm so grateful that we worked through our problems right then and there. that rarely happens. so praise god for that!!

last night was week three of our 'fireproofing your marriage' kit. it was fun. it talked about the marriage covenant. our 'challenge' this week is to work on raising the 'rank' of our marriage vows that we had to rank. we actually both ranked ours very highly and decided that we both could work on SHOWING each other the love and cherish vows. i think we each take for granted sometimes that we love each other...we just need to SHOW it. :0) our devotional before bedtime was a doozy as well. it was about being 'right'. i'll admit. i'm the one who always usually has to be right. i learned from the devo though. and it's challenge is to try being wrong. lol. i can be wrong too...it's just when i KNOW i'm right and someone doesn't believe me that i have issues...

we have been praying together and doing our devotionals so much better lately. i'll admit for awhile it was far and few between...and that's how our relationship felt. i have noticed in the past few weeks that things are much better on that aspect. i don't think circumstances have changed..but our heart attitudes have...and that's only because god is where he SHOULD be. so yay for that.

well i'm off for the day. mom's group is today. then i don't know what. so we'll see...have a happy monday!! :0)

15 loving words from you.:

Doublebanker said...

Have to share how the cloth diapering works...am interested with 2 in diapers.

My Not Me Monday post

Cat walking on water?

-stephanie- said...

Thanks for the plug about my giveaway. Since I'm looking for you too, when I'm out and about, I'm just as creepy.


Good job on making your marriage the way God intended it.

heidi said...

Great list! Happy Not Me! Monday!

Faith said...

I always "lose" my cell and it's usually in my pocket. Glad someone else has this problem, lol.

He And Me + 3 said...

Cell phone in the pocket was hilarious...something I would totally do. Why did you post about Stephanies give away...I totally wanted to win.:)

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Hey Amanda,
First, I wanted to say..glad your appointment went well..I was not able to blog this weekend..
Much continued prayers!
second, great Not me Monday!
third, So hapy God is where HE should be in your family. Please pray that my family tries even harder to always put HIM first.
Annmarie

Following Him said...

LOVE this post...what a post about being a mom to 4 in reality! Great job on the praying with Shaun. Impressive :)
~Elyse~

Julie said...

I used to do my NMM posts throughout the week, but haven't lately. I can't remember what I did yesterday, so I'm going to have to get back on that or just not play along. I'm a zombie...

My hubby & are started doing couples devotionals & it's been a real learning experience.

You'll have to let me know how the cloth diapers work out!

Jane Anne said...

Great post! Thanks for posting about the giveaway. I love giveaways! Also, thanks for sharing your story about working through things as a couple.
Oh, I am not impressed at all that you are using cloth diapers... no - me. :)

I posted a Not Me! Monday, too.

Rachel said...

Hey Amanda, great Not Me's as always! I wanted to let you know I tried using cloth last night for the first time and it didn't leak! I just put an extra cloth insert inside and it worked. I know your using pre-folds so...I wonder if you just fold one into a rectangle and put it inside pre-fold that you pin.... BTW do you need more diapers? I have some kissaluvs (the ones MckMama recommended) that I could sell you (cheap)and 3 covers. I think I used them all maybe once. Let me know otherwise I'll sell them on Craigslist or Ebay.

Ashley said...

Great Not Me's!!! I never lose my cell phone either, it's always where I think it should be. Not once has it actually been in my pocket or sweat shirt... like I would forget I put it there?!

Hope your week is fabulous! Happy to hear the cloth diapers are working so awesome! That's cute that Breigh likes to pick hers out. Props to you for going that route, don't know if I'd be brave enough!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I have not done the cell phone thing before. And I definitely have not had to call it to try to figure out where it is. Nope, not me.

Glad you guys worked out the disagreement. I hope you have fun at the concert!

mittelmommy said...

glad you and shaun talked right away and got the concert thing all figured out. you could really tell my your tone of voice and what you said that you were not too happy on sunday. so i'm so glad you guys talked right away and didn't let it bother you for days! that is god working!
cool that you guys are going to the concert. i thought about it but it was a lot of money and i only know a few songs and not sure how i will feel at that point. but i agree with doing stuff with others our age at church.
alright, off to bed!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I always adore your NMM's. They are so relatable...to me. Say something like looking all over the house for your cell phone and then finding it actually on your body. I would so totally not, never, ever, do something like that.

Except when it happened over the weekend!

-Francesca

Martha said...

I love your "Not Me"s, how precious LOL. Oh, Third Day is awesome! They came over about 45 minutes from where I lived a few months ago, wow, they sure do a lot of traveling (of course). I am going to a woman's retreat at the end of this month and my husband was griping about the 60 dollar registration fee (and the 60 dollars motel cost for two nights), but I prayed to God to show him how important it was for me. For this marriage. And my husband apologized to me out of the blue, isn't God good?! :)