Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

TGIF & a meme


I thought when I quit working that Fridays would lose meaning for me but since I have a wonderful hubby who does the lion’s share of the child rearing on the weekends, I still heart Fridays because it means I can be the fun parent for the weekend and I can take naps and sleep in if my aching hips and kicking fetus will allow it.  This weekend won’t involve any sleeping in as my in-laws arrive in a couple of hours for a visit…but it might involve a movie.  In a theater.  With my husband.  And popcorn.  Without child (unless you count the parasitic one).

And because I’ve got to bath child and go to the grocery store I will leave you with a meme.  Rhonda tagged me a few days ago.  I did a similar one a couple of weeks ago but I don’t have anything else to share today so here goes:

Ten years ago…I was working 3 jobs and going to grad school.  At some point 10 years ago, I did drop down to just 1 job.  I was having a great time 10 years ago. I was out with friends a lot, working, going to the gym, going to school – busy and happy (seriously can I just have 50% of that energy back?).  Then I met my ex-husband.

Five things on my to do list today…I already mentioned needing to bathe the child and go to the grocery store.  I also need to do a load of laundry, sweep the kitchen (again – I am going to shave the dog bald), and make dinner for my in-laws.

Snacks I enjoy…it might be easier to list snacks I don’t enjoy right now.  I always love ice cream and ice cream sandwiches, chips and fresh salsa or guacamole, pita and hummus, I’m obsessed with berries right now (because “everybody likes berries” – right Dave?), and honey nut cheerios.  Basically it reads like a list of carby goodness.

Things I would do if I was a millionaire…I would invest a large portion.  I would travel a bit.  I would set up a charitable foundation to give grants to rural non-profit programs and make it my job to read the proposals and give away the money.  That is my dream job.  We would buy a modest house and make sure our families had no house payments.  College funds for the kids.  And I would hire someone to come and clean my damn floors twice a week.  This dog hair is driving me crazy.

This has made the rounds I believe so I won’t tag anyone.  Happy Friday all!

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5 Comments to

“TGIF & a meme”

  1. On June 27th, 2008 at 10:03 am Priscilla Says:

    yo, do the eight cute things Sabrina says one. I love those!!

    My current M favorie? When she says PeeTee instead of teepee.

  2. On June 27th, 2008 at 10:40 am carla Says:

    my child is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo crabbybossy today.

    that’s it.

    just sayin’


  3. On June 27th, 2008 at 2:55 pm Bobbi Says:

    A date alone with popcorn–I mean your husband??? You’re wild and crazy!!! Hope you have fun.

  4. On June 27th, 2008 at 7:28 pm Alleen Says:

    Girl, I sooooo look forward to Fridays still.

  5. On June 29th, 2008 at 5:23 pm Michelle Says:

    I have never deleted a comment before today but I did today. It was left by someone who apparently knows my ex and for some reason seems to think that she/he has some idea of what my former marriage was about. You know one, very skewed, sided of the story. This post simply references him as a point in time and in no way paints me as a victim. I am no one’s victim and I do not discuss my ex on my blog. I have never maintained that I am blameless in my first marriage. It takes two to make or break a marriage. There was plenty of blame to go around. But do not disparage me or my current marriage. If I wanted to fling mud, I would discuss the night I was cowering in the corner of my bathroom with a loaded gun to my head -and that is just for starters. Whoever you might be just let it go. It is the past and I would hope everyone involved has moved on with their lives. I suggest you do the same.

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