Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #1

Thirteen Things about Pauline

Thirteen Reasons Why I’m Late to Work

1. The alarm goes off at 5:30, and I decide to read for just 15 minutes – look at the clock and its 6:40 and I haven’t gotten the kids up and I need to leave the house by 7
2. The alarm goes off at 5:30, and on my way to the bathroom, the computer calls me to come play just one game of solitaire. – look at the clock and its 6:30, I haven’t gotten the kids up and I need to leave the house by 7
3. The alarm goes off at 5:30, I get right up, go down and switch the laundry, fold clothes, bring up the kids clothes, get them up, get their breakfast (at home this time, not at the sitter) get ready to go out the door – and realize I’m still in my pajamas.
4. The alarm goes off at 5:30, I really read for only 30 minutes – get the kids up – we all get dressed, breakfast will be at the sitters again. Ready to get out the door, and dear grand daughter has to go to the bathroom.
5. The alarm goes off at 5:30, I read for 15 minutes, look out the window – and have to shovel a foot of snow off two decks, and the walk-way, and a path to the garage.
6. The alarm goes off at 5:30. We get out the door on time. Get to the garage, one of the grandchildren left the car door open, the car won’t start. Call a neighbor to get a jump.
7. The alarm doesn’t go off at 5:30 – I look at my watch and it’s 6:15 – we lost power due to heavy snow on the lines – gotta shovel again,
8. The alarm goes off at 5:30 – we get out on time. Look at how the sun is shining through the clouds! – Gotta stop and take a picture of that. Maybe I should take a couple more shots.
9. The alarm goes off at 5:30 – I don’t want to go to work. I have to fire one of the office girls. I call my husband and tell him I hope the car breaks down so I won’t have to do the dirty work. I call my boss and say I’m on my way but I don’t want to be there for the firing. Then I hit an icy spot, go in the ditch and hit a tree. Be careful what you wish for.
10. The alarm goes off at 5:30 – We barely get out the door on time. Mika decides she doesn’t want to get in the car with me (more whine about that at a later time). She comes willingly out the door – half way to the garage and just stands there. If I go near her, she turns in a circle, lays down in the gravel and rolls over on her back. This happens a few times. I end up bringing her back to the house.
11. The alarm goes off at 5:30 – We barely get out the door on time. Drop off the kids at their respective baby sitters. Get on the freeway – Listen to an audio tape on the way (probably a sad story and I’m crying) and realize I’ve missed my exit.
12. The alarm goes off at 5:30 – We barely get out the door on time. I get to the first sitter and see the "idiot" light on – I need to fill up the car, Oh, no, my debit card is in my pants pocket. My pants are in the washing machine. Drive back up the hill, go through the wet laundry – no card, go upstairs to the bathroom to see if I put it on the counter before dropping pants down the chute, go back and take out the soggy, cold wet clothes again, get soaked, no card. Back to the car – it’s in my purse where it belongs.
13. The alarm goes off at 5:30 – I have to blog!!!!!!

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Dana said...

Great list! How does one read at 5:30 am and not fall back to sleep?

Qtpies7 said...

Great first TT, mom!

Janne said...

If I worked outside the home, #s 8 and 13 would get me every time ;)

Happy TT!

yofed said...

That was really funny, and oh, so familiar too! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh lord, that is hilarious!! Trust me, I know the feeling. Especially the one about just reading a few pages, then look at the clock and it's 45 minutes later!! Or the kids not doing something....or the dog. Ok. This could be me!

Jenmomof4 said...

That cracked me up!!! What a morning.

Lady G~ said...

LOL! Great list! I have to honestly say, I can't remember the last time I had to wake up at 5:30a.

I'm pretty spoiled. We are blessed with 5 children and I homeschool. So I don't have a set time to wake up.

Thanks for stopping and commenting on my TT. My Knight is a wonderful husband.

Hope you have a blessed Thursday!

Oh, my closest friend's dad was a commercial fisherman in Maine. That's one tough job.

Sue said...

What a great list. I have to say though that I could never get up and read, I'd choose more sleep. :)

Welcome to TT!

mar said...

That was such a funny list and oh, so true!!!
Welcome to TT!

thecabinet said...

Sounds like one crazy household !!

Julia said...

5:30AM?! I be so grouchy around that time LOL! Thanks goodness I wake up at 8AM to go work. By the way great list, and am sure all the list rang true for some of the mom out there *grin*

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy T13 - have a good day!

Shelby said...

I'm grouchy in the morning - especially at 5:30! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog this morning - I'm a huge State of Maine fan!

Take care and happy TT!

JAM said...

To quote a great philosopher (and great philanderer) former President Bill Clinton, "I feel your pain."

Maybe you should set your clock for 5:29 or 5:31am. In my opinion, even numbers are way over rated, and could be the source of all the morning misery you're going through.

I'm just sayin'...

Robin said...

Too funny. My morning's used to start like that (though never ever at 5:30 *shudder*). I telecommute from home now though and I never want to go back to working in an office again!

Babystepper said...

Anyone waking up at 5:30 every morning deserves a medal. Period.

Pen said...

Welcome to TT! What a great, all too familiar list!

Michelle Hasker said...

oh dear, what glorious mornings you have!

Terrific Teens said...

Very cute post! I enjoyed reading it. I have been reading your daughters blog for a long time now. Glad to add you to the list of good reads!

damozel said...

My reason would be getting up at the post and the blog title.

toni said...

#13. LOL! You're hooked. You've got the blogga-bug bad. Loved the list.

toni said...

#13. LOL! You're hooked. You've got the blogga-bug bad. Loved the list.

she said...

Wow, I have no idea how you manage to get up so early in the morning! Of course, now that I've read your list, I'm dying to know all about the routine on the days where you manage to get to work on time ;)

ancsweetnsassygal said...

Wow, I can't believe you get up at 5:30 every day. How in the world do you do everything and get out the door before 10 or 11? Great TT. Happy Thursday!

Karianne said...

Oh My Gosh! What an adorable name for a blog and your header is great! My mom and I were just debating my tattoo wanting, and I just turned 36, am married, and have 2 kids and my own business!

Anyway, no tattoo yet. I told her that I'd wear a fakey until she felt better about it. We;ll see if she ever does!

Christina said...

LOL I love this list, and the title for your blog is classic! I just LOVE it!!

Welcome to the blogging world!


wow! it made me giggle!! thank you for stopping by, and the good luck with finals!

you already stumbled across mine but here is my link anyways.

tAnYeTTa said...

i looooooooooove your thursday thirteen! you're sooooooo funny! :)