Monday, August 16, 2010

Proof that I don’t have my act together

As if you really needed proof for that.

“Umm, Virginia, we know you.  We don’t need any further proof.  All it took was watching you alternate through the same four outfits for the last six weeks because you hate shopping and were too lazy to unpack.”

Okay, OKAY.  Shut up already!

Well, for those of you who were in any doubt, here is the proof:

  • I am attempting to throw together a bridal shower for my little sister in five days and am actually expecting people to show up for it.  HA!  (I really, really hope people show up.  Please come if you love Meg.)
  • I have boxes and boxes and boxes of stuff that I haven’t unpacked.  I’ve hardly settled into my parent’s home.  I’m living out of suitcases and have been for the last two and a half months.
  • I haven’t read my Bible outside of church in at least four weeks.
  • I start school next week—teaching and taking classes—and I have NO IDEA what my schedule is, where my classes are, what my responsibilities are, what books I need, where I should park, how I should pay for it, what I should take with me. . . I am clueless.  It’s kind of like I don’t want to know what I don’t know because if I knew all that I didn’t know, I’d freak out.  Majorly.  Like people thought Meg was the anxious person in our family until they see what crazy I can pull out of the hat.  I’m talking kah-ray-zee.  Dropping-my-basket-and-then-stomping-on-it-kinda nuts. 
  • I’ve escaped into stalking people’s blogs.  The blogs are usually by women I call “friends from college”, but they aren’t.  I mean, I knew them in college, but I doubt if they remember me.  I stumbled onto their blogs while visiting their myspace/facebook pages.  It’s like they live in some kind of alternate reality--they are married and have kids and post stuff on their blogs like their “to-do” lists that read something like
    • Monogram towels for Sally’s pool party
    • Paint kitchen chairs black
    • Wrap lampshades in twine
    • Finish memorizing Ephesians for women’s Bible study.
    • Art project with kids—finish mural on fence.
    • Deep clean house (the first time this week just wasn’t enough!)
    • Run 13.5 miles—that marathon will be here before I know it!
    • Finish canning all the vegetables from 1/2 acre garden.
    • Order home school curriculum for next year.
    • Family fun night tonight! So that means homemade pizza!

and then they do it!  The next day their blog reads something like

Yeah.  So glad I was able to get everything on yesterday’s list.  I even had time to snuggle the kids on the couch while my sexy husband read aloud to us from the Bible and then the next chapter in Pilgrim’s Progress.   

How do they do it?  They are just made differently from me.

  • The basic fact that I am sitting here blogging, BLOGGING while I have mentioned all the above ways I don’t not have it together—that I am doing THIS instead of working on THOSE.  Seriously.  Sometimes I wonder if my purpose here on earth is to make other people feel better about themselves—not because I’m some kind of fabulous encourager (which I am)—or because I make people laugh (which I do)—but because compared to me, everyone is doing fine, just fine.  


  1. OH MY GOODNESS...that made me laugh out loud! So funny! Girl, if you want to feel better about yourself, please come to our house. Well, either house, really. We are INSANE right now and have ZERO organization. I have not lifted a finger to cook anything other than frozen pancakes the past two weeks. My mom asked me what I fixed everyone who came over to our "painting party". At first, I was like, "Is she kidding me? Does she think that I am cooking at this point in my life?" And then I said, "I cook Mazzios Pizza". Anywho, good luck with the are so witty!

  2. I love you, and you are lovely, and I appreciate you. God bless you and enable you to accomplish all that is set before you. Thank you for being so good to me and mommy and Chloe. You are awesome.

  3. It's okay to not have your act together all of the time, as long as your can pull it together in time!