Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Battle Fatigue

I crashed early again last night (6:30 PM). The joke is, I had worked my butt off all through dinner (washing pots, straightening up) just so I could make it to yoga class at 7:30. So then I ran upstairs to change into my exercise clothes, lay down on the bed for "just a sec," and...well...that was all she wrote.

There's nothing like waking up in the morning and realizing that everything you needed to do the evening before to make your day easier....isn't done.

And I know that if I would exercise more, I would be less tired. But if I'm too tired to exercise (apparently), I believe I'm already locked into some sort of vicious downward spiral.

I was dreaming about Trefoils last night. Sigh.

I'm rambling this morning, folks; my brain doesn't seem to have woken up yet, and I can't remember a darn thing from yesterday. Oh, except talking to the new neighbor. You see, the nice young gentleman we sold our old house to (who promised he wasn't planning on turning it into a rental property) turned it into a rental property. Thanks, buddy! Anyway, his new tenants just moved in - a nice family with 2 little girls. They look a little frightened when they see me and my nice-sized brood, especially now that they've learned that we used to live in the very same house that they are occupying. I think they've decided to avoid drinking the tap water.

Anyway, things that might not be good to say to a brand-new neighbor could include:

  • We birthed 2 babies in the master bedroom!
  • Leave some mousetraps under the kitchen sink. Trust me.
  • I never could figure out what that weird smell in the washer was...
  • How do you like the toilet in the main bathroom? Did you know it can flush 8 golfballs?

I guess the look on the new mom's face when I approach can only be described as "apprehensive," at this point. And she hasn't even read my blog...

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36 comments:

  1. Haaahaaaaahaaaa....yeah I wouldn't open with the birthing stories in their new master bedroom....unless you live in my northern cal small earthy crunchy community because then that would be totally good karma!

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  2. Exactly - I was trying to convey that good karma feeling, but then I realized that somehow it wasn't coming across just right...

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  3. You ALWAYS make me laugh like a drain!

    The only worse one I've heard - is a friend who told her neighbours their house was haunted!
    She wasn't joking!

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  4. I am laughing, because half a dozen babies were born in *our* old house, and only four of them were mine. Majorly good karma in that house, in spite of all our struggles.

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  5. hen - British English again - what does "laugh like a drain" mean? I can never figure out if you guys are insulting me or paying me a compliment.

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  6. Maybe she's just nervous about meeting new people. Or maybe someone has told her weird stuff about you. Or maybe she just needs Botox?

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  7. That's exactly why I can't bring myself to go to the Aqua Fitness class at 6 am. Sleep wins out every single time.
    Some friends of ours just sold their house to a young couple that they'll be seeing regularly at church. How much do you tell....?
    Brilliant!

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  8. yeah...I usually spring the blog thing on them AFTER a relationship has started. I think appearing like the strong silent type at this point might be the best bet.

    I love your exercise story...classic mom.

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  9. that is so funny! Births in the master bedroom are probably better than "Yeah, Grandpa died there...."

    I used to hear that about my grandma's house and then in college my parents moved there....greeeat. I later found out great-grandma died in the bathroom of our old house. greaaat again.

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  10. You may have helped her decide to stop at two.

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  11. That's right, woman. Keep your fertility cooties away from the rest of us. Two kids are PLENTY for me...

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  12. Oh that's great!
    I bet they did blanch a bit, but they'll learn to love you soon enough.

    That exercise business is a catch-22. Kind of like rewarding yourself with non-food things. Yeah, right. I can have instant gratification with this chocolate bar OR wait for free time so I can treat myself for a pedicure!

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  13. Ummmm... you have six kids. How much more exercise could you need?

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  14. Do.Not.Let.Her.Know!!! She really doesn't want to know all that she would learn from your blog. No Way.
    Don't tell her why the latches are on the outsides of the bedroom door either...ahem...

    I get second hand info on our house. The neighbors across the street and next door have been here almost since these houses were built. They were good friends with the former owners. I guess some things are actually good to know...

    My snorkie fell asleep last night at 6:00...woke up at 8:00...didn't fall back to sleep till after midnight. At least the hockey game was interesting (triple overtime!)...of course I didn't get to be until 1:00am.
    Blessings, EJT

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  15. You should totally tell her that you're a wiccan and used to practice fertility rites in the house. And that the house still maintains it's powerful aura of fecundity.

    Watch those tenants run.

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  16. You fell asleep at 6:30? And your kids actually left you alone? Forget Yoga! You've got a modern day miracle on your hands! I swear, the second I start to doze off my kids form a line and proceed to ask the most inane questions. Grrrrr.

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  17. ROFLMAO - 8 Golfballs - that's truly an achievement!!

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  18. I don't think I'd mention the birthings but the mouse traps, that useful information. And it's not like you're trying to sell them the house, they're already in.

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  19. Oversharing...it's a curse and a blessing. I'm cursed with this blessing. But if I don't overshare, just WHO am I then? I may as well steal someone's passport and start a new life in a foreign country.

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  20. If you fell asleep that quickly, you must have really needed the rest.
    Quite frankly, I think doing dishes and cleaning up after 7 other people totally counts as exercise anyway.
    Hey, at least you had good intentions to exercise. That should count for something.

    About a week after we got married and had moved into our first apartment, one of our new neighbors informed us that our apartment flooded every time it rained. (did you know apartment managers don't bother to answer their phones at 4:00 in the morning?)
    They just came in, pulled back the carpet, let it dry out and replaced the pad. This happened at least four times in the year that we lived there. I guess that was cheaper than re routing the drainage pipe that emptied right outside our door.

    I want one of those super flushing toilets! Do you think it could completely flush a toothbrush? Or a banana?

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  21. Hey - I wondered why you hadn't been by the blog until this morning. LOL! You must have been tired if you couldn't drag yourself into class for savasana. :D

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  22. I think the little tips for new owners idea is a great one - I wish I had one for this house!

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  23. Ha! That poor woman doesn't know what a wild ride she's in, being in Suburban territory!

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  24. I hate it when people don't keep their word. But at least the house is occupied by someone who will love it and make it home.

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  25. Our toilets wouldn't flush a ping pong ball.

    Do you think that couple is trying to find a loophole in their lease yet? :-)

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  26. Wonder how long they'll be there before new people take over. Again.

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  27. We sold our house last Oct. and I made the mistake of driving by it a few days ago. It is a little hard to see the house where I brought my babies home from the hospital and spent seven wonderful years getting turned into a dump after only six months. I love my new home and am glad to have sold the old one, yet still . . . .

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  28. "And I know that if I would exercise more, I would be less tired. But if I'm too tired to exercise (apparently), I believe I'm already locked into some sort of vicious downward spiral."

    This is exactly what I tell my husband when he suggests that it might be a good idea for me to get on the treadmill.

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  29. Nope, that's not going to help the property values any. THough it might break the ice a bit :)

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  30. I hate when I don't get all that stuff done that makes the next day earlier.

    Keep that poor family in the dark. All that knowledge will do them no good now.

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  31. Hee, Hee Ha,Ha! Once she gets to know you she will worship at your feet.

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  32. I am with you all the way on too tired to exersize but need to so I am not tired. I am staring a diet today (better eating) and exersize. so far 2 hours doing great.

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  33. It was hard to leave my home I had birthed 3 babies in.

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  34. So funny! What an enchanting idea - to leave a list behind of all the things people really "oughta know" when they buy our house. I have to say though, I'm glad our former owners didn't. Let's just say that the grow lights and the "hemp" plants were not for manufacturing rope.

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  35. So, are you going to give her the link?

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  36. How fun! We freak people out without even having lived in their house before them. I need that masseuse myself. I have that exercise syndrome too.

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