Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


SPF: Not that I'm bitter or anything

Kristine at Random and Odd must have been grouchy when she made this Stuff Portrait Friday assignment compilation. We have:
1. Stuff that annoys the living shit out of you.
2. YOUR space.
3. Something in your life that keeps the makers of Xanax in business.

So, I had SOOO many choices, it was hard to narrow it down. But, I did my best.

There are so many things that annoy the living shit out of me. It was hard to do decide where to start. I thought about a picture of my tingling feet or my needle-pocked arm, but decided against those gory details and opted for the latest grater of nerves: the dead computer, which seems to linger in my office floor.

Gateway did pretty well, considering he was 7. The funeral mass was lovely except for the little IT ladies in the corner reciting their Rosary.

Ok, the second part of the assignment: My space. Again, I had many options. I thought about the inside of an MRI, but decided that was more my "lack of space." So, this time, you get the little part of my office where I have my hodge podge of tacky little knick knacks. These all hang out on these shelves because there is really no good place for them and I like having them out.

On top, we have my football marking the 25th anniversary of Texas Stadium, my Kasey Kahne shrine, some thingees made by my son. Then, there is a small display of penguins, some baptism and wedding pics, my first Precious Moments figurine given to me by my surrogate grandpa when I was a little girl, my Cowboys candle my dad made for me, my Ringo Starr bobblehead and my soldier/bride teddy bear thingee. That next shelf with the family fishing pictures (both of the boys' first catches are there) adn the baby books and some books I haven't read yet.

Then, there is something that makes my life stressful. Again, I thought about the MRI machine and my arm, but I opted for the obvious: bills, my children and soccer.

This is only one pile of them. The medical bills have their own pile. They have a complex about it, too, because they don't get all the attention these other guys get. THAT is annoying, too.

My kids stress me out, too. If they're not irritating one another, then I'm worrying about them. Gees, I love love those kiddos.

Soccer is something else that may one day give me an ulcer. People don't realize all that goes into coaching and it gets frustrating to spin your wheels. These are the uniforms for our little team. We still haven't gotten the ones for the big team. That will add another 15 to the pile. And, we have games on Saturday. That should be fun, huh?

So, did you play?


  • At 7:34 AM, August 25, 2006, Blogger Sheri & SuZan said…

    I can totally relate to the dead computer, I think most of us have been there.

    Bills, kids, and soccer...OMG! Pass the Xanax please.

    I played.

  • At 7:47 AM, August 25, 2006, Blogger Teena in Toronto said…

    My computer at home is dying so I can dig it!

    I played too :)

  • At 7:50 AM, August 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh! I can totally relate to those bills! *sigh*

    Those kiddies are adorable!!

    Happy SPF! I played too.

  • At 8:51 AM, August 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Computer problems make me absolutely psychotic! If it's not the hard drive, it's the printer or some other highly necessary peripheral. Sorry to hear yours is dead. R.I.P.

    Your kids are adorable, but I can still relate as to needing the occasional Xanax to keep with it all!

    Happy SPF and thanks for stopping by mine!

  • At 8:57 AM, August 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    bless you for being a coach. I couldn't do it, i wouldn't have any hair left.
    And i handed the bills over to Mr. Fun because i would get sick. I can relate.

  • At 9:12 AM, August 25, 2006, Blogger Brooke (CrazyRN) said…

    LOL...we were thinking alike today! I despise bills!!

    And I totally hear ya on the sports thing, all 3 of my kiddos are in soccer & gymnastics this fall. Fun Fun!

  • At 9:34 AM, August 25, 2006, Blogger Kami said…

    Such a great pic of those kids that stress you out!!

  • At 9:49 AM, August 25, 2006, Blogger hemlock said…

    That picture of your kids is SO sweet. They're beaming!

    I played!

  • At 12:16 PM, August 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "The funeral mass was lovely except for the little IT ladies in the corner reciting their Rosary."

    Oh. Sorry. I was trying to be unobtrusive. *snicker*

  • At 12:43 PM, August 25, 2006, Blogger Connie T. said…

    computer problems is the pitts isn't it....I played.

  • At 2:38 PM, August 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I understand the dying computer, but it's not my computer dying, it's my friends and once again it's sitting here in my bedroom floor. Now if I can just get my brother in law to bring me the PCI card I need to check it...

    I played!

  • At 4:35 PM, August 25, 2006, Blogger Suzanne R said…

    I think we moms live with anxiety as a constant companion, and then it just gets compounded as a grandma, because we love these people who have come from us so so much!

    I played.


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