Monday, February 01, 2010

Monday Mash-Up

My morning didn't start off very well. I considered going back to bed but decided to put my courage on and face the day head on. I'll let you know how that goes. Tomorrow.

For now, I'm giving myself 10 minutes to sit here and blog. About whatever comes to mind.

We had a fabulous weekend. Saturday we went to the wedding of one of our favorite friends. She waited a very long time for "the one" to come along, and come he did! Their day was beautiful and glorious and John and I felt honored to be a part of it.

Sunday was a true Sabbath for us. We rested well. Yesterday was the fourth Sunday we've intentionally unplugged (from the computer). It really is a nice change for us and I find myself looking forward to it. Never thought I'd say that either.

This week is shaping up to be busy, but next week is going to EAT MY LUNCH. I flipped my calendar over today and wanted to cry. I've been pretty non-busy since my dad died. I let go of most of my volunteer commitments and responsibilities and have been able to focus on self-care (and it's been wonderful). I haven't jumped back into all that but everything I do have going on seems to be hitting this week and next. Wow. Deep breaths.

I'm feeling ill-equipped as a mom these days. Our son turns 13 next week. THIRTEEN. Just not possible. This is unchartered territory for us and we've already had a glimpse of some of the challenges that lie ahead, and to be honest, it scares me. It scares me a lot. Especially since John and I aren't always on the same page about how we should handle things. Yowza. Trying not to let fear overwhelm...

My ten minutes is up (even though I've been interrupted twice by the yapping beagle and his antics--he's not on my good side today.)

Did you fellow "Gleeks" catch my attempt at alliteration in my post title? Let me add that on this particular morning, I'm really feeling like "My Life Would Suck Without You". My kids have never seen an episode but they know almost every word to every song on the soundtrack including that one. (Mother of the Year?) Do ya'll have a favorite Glee song? It would cheer me up to know what yours is!

21 comments:

Kathy said...

I completely caught your "Monday Mash-Up" gLee reference! My fave songs are "Defying Gravity," "Imagine" (makes me get teared up) and "Sweet Caroline" --since I have my own sweet Caroline. :) And, while my kids haven't seen the show either, I do let them watch some of the song performances.

It made me laugh to read your gLee reviews, because I love the show, but feel a bit guilty to admit it! (ha!) I was a Gilmore Girls addict when it was on too...

Enjoyed your post today, Mer. Hope the week has a few rest stops along the way!

O Mom said...

I am even sadder now knowing I have not gotten to watch any Glee, and I so wanted to, and now to know it has good/fun music too....Someday I must buy/borrow the series, huh!
The teen years....? Just trust your own instincts and not what the 'world' deems ok!!!!!

Rosey Pollen said...

The best advice from a mom of three teenage daughters myself and a tweenager: pick your battles wisely.
And love those teenagers...you were once one yourself. :)
I live under a rock, no satellite, so I have missed Glee. Can I get this on internet? It sounds fun.
Rosey

JenB said...

Nothing beats hearing your 4 yr old sing "I love Rock and Roll!" Nice. Learned it from Guitar Rock on my iPod Touch.

Elizabeth said...

I've never even see Glee, but I need to try it since I know you and Amber love it!

I'm feeling you on how overwhelming it is to even think about parenting a teen. I am scared go death! We've already had a few "issues," mostly with other kids who are just hateful/disrespectful. Would you believe that most of our daughter's 5th grade classmates are on facebook?! Blows my mind! And they already know how to use it to be pretty nasty to each other. Makes me so mad!

Hopefully your busy weeks will be followed up by some very un-busy ones!

Amber said...

Glee makes me happy. Just downright Gleeful actually.

My fave ever is "Defying Gravity." And my kids belt out "My Life Would Suck Without You" like there ain't no tomorrow. (Excellent parenting right along with ya!)

Hope your Tuesday is better. My Monday has sucked, too. Praying new mercies for both of us tomorrow.

averagemoreorless said...

I've never seen Glee or heard 'My Life Would Suck Without You', but I have lurched in horror to hear my seven year old sing 'pour some sugar on me in the name of love' while I convalesced in an '80s miasma.

whimzie said...

I refuse to pick just one favorite Glee song. Refuse.

Loved your Monday Mash-up.
Hate that your Monday wasn't......a good adjective that starts with "m."

Carpool Queen said...

We're entering pre-teens and I feel ill-qualified to parent these boys. I can't imagine getting to teen yet.

Tiffani said...

Yep, don't know if I can pick a fave..but I do love "Alone" and "Maybe This Time" right off the top of my head...

Sorry you had the grumpies today...hoping you're better by now!!

Gina said...

Right behind you on the teen front.
Respect is our big battle- not sneering and arguing when you are told to do something. Ugh!

And I wanted to stay in bed today, too, but I (finally) put on my big girl panties and faced the day. I am much more inclined to stay up late. I'm just getting into my groove at 9 pm.

I should get a job at night when my little one goes to school next year....

His Girl said...

I can't even begin to pick a favorite, but I do feel compelled to let your friends know that hulu.com has a few episodes online free...

addicts love when others get hooked ;)

ps- that last episode? I have watched it more times than I am prepared to admit.

xoxoxox.

Brenda said...

One thing that helped me and Chelsie as she turned 13 (she's 22 now YIKES!) was something a friend told her daughter when she turned 13. She said, "this is the first time you are a teenager, and this is the first time I am the mother of a teenager...let's do this together."
I thought it kind of leveled the playing field and helped Chelsie to know that I was willing to learn and would make mistakes because I was new at it too.

Gretchen said...

I, of course, caught the gLeeful alliteration right away.

Tough to choose.

Sweet Caroline? Defying Gravity? Alas, it is NOT My Life Would Suck Without You. BUT...we're still bad parents, b/c I think that's Doug's fave. And the kids' too. I haven't let them watch yet, tho.

BTW...re: the teenager. Really, if you're living with a tweenage girl, that's harder. IMO. You guys are a wonderful family. He'll (you'll) be fine. xxxooo

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Okay, I have never watched Glee. Guess I'm going to have to cave and see what all the fuss is about, huh?

I think unplugged Sundays are a great idea. I took a few days away from the computer last week, and it was really good. I think I'm going to implement a couple of no blogging/twittering/facebooking days into my week.

Deidre said...

I'm 'afraid' of every age. 8 scares me right now. I just don't want to mess up, but knowing full well I will.

I have never watched Glee! I only watch Biggest Loser and Survivor and a lot of HGTV. Maybe I need Glee ...

Lauren Kelly said...

Mere, I just gave you a huge hug. Hope you felt it :)

Love ya!

Dee Dee said...

Really feeling out of it as I have NO idea what Glee is. None. I'll have to listen to the tracks and get back to ya! :-)

Julie said...

So understand what you are talking about, re: your son turning 13. My last one turns 13 here in a few months... Hard to believe... the years just fly by.

No worries on how to walk out parenting with a teen... You can bank on this... God has it all covered.

Hope you are doing well, friend...

Cathy said...

You had me at "mash-up".

Can.not. ride in my car without blaring "Golddigger" which means the kids could probably sing it word for word. Thank goodness for the "edited" version. But really? To have to choose one fave is like asking me to never watch GLEE again...and that just ain't gonna happen. But "Hate On Me", "Defying Gravity", "Endless Love", "My Life Would Suck", "Don't Stop Believing", "Take A Bow"...oh shoot, I should just copy and paste both albums in here.:)

And mom of the year? Well, just heard my son singing "I bust yo windows out yo car" the other day. yeah.

Hope your Tuesday was better than your Monday!

Janet Lea said...

I can't pick a favorite either although Single Ladies is at the top!