Monday, July 6, 2009

not me! monday

it's MONDAY! time for the greatest therapy session around--not me! monday! make sure to stop by mckmama's blog to join in on the fun!



this week...

...i did NOT freak myself out this week one night when i took the trash out to the dumpster.

here is our dumpster. it has a door on the slide that you slide open. and every time i take the trash out at night my imagination runs wild. i always think "what if someone is hiding in the dumpster ready to get me?" and i play different scenarios through my mind as i quickly walk to the dumpster to deliver our life's rejects. yet i still take the trash out at night. when there is minimal lighting.

anyway, i took the trash out the other night after the kids were in bed and ben was still at work. i realize this was stupid of me because who would hear me scream if the boogie man was hiding in there ready to get me?

oh i digress. so on my first trip i took some miscellaneous trash and ryan's mylar balloon, which was yellow with a big black smiley on it. it was loosing its helium, so it would only float about 3-4 feet off the ground. i stuck those in the dumpster and went inside for my second load. i strode the short walk to the dumpster, slid the door open, and then i did NOT jump, drop the trash, and let out a little scream. there, hiding in the shadows inside the dumpster, behind a couple trash bags, was NOT said boogie man.

my heart was NOT racing. and as i backed away a little bit i did NOT realize mr. boogie man resembles ryan's smiley balloon. a lot. yes, i did NOT freak myself out because of a stupid balloon.

oh goodness. well, at least i did NOT convice myself to take the trash out in daylight from now on!

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...i did NOT clean my house this week. all because we were going to have the kids' birthday party here. and so i did NOT stay up until 2am cleaning saturday night, get up at 6am to go to church, and then have the party that afternoon. and that night? surely it was NOT i who was BORED because i had no cleaning to do.

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...samantha and i did NOT get 8.5 and 9 inches of hair respectively cut off today.


and since i do NOT love you all so much, i will NOT keep you suspence any longer. as per many of your suggestions, my own desires, and with permission from my stylist, i went with the inverted bob! and since ben didn't like my highlights when i had them 6 years ago, i also did NOT decide to get them again!


tomorrow i will NOT have ben's reaction on my blog which i did NOT secretly video record!!

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happy monday y'all!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the new do Erin! Congrats for being so brave and stepping out there! Samantha's hair looks so cute too!

ben and erin said...

aww... come on, anonymous. reveal your identity!

ben and erin said...

and thanks!

A day in the Life... said...

ooh That looks GREAT!

Jess(ica) said...

very, very cute! I love it!

Laura Weimer said...

VERY Cute- Both of you! I am NOT proud to have made one of the suggestions leading to the style you picked... ;)

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new do!

Ace said...

Looks great!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I love it!! You look so cute with that haircut!
BTW, I'd totally freak about that garbage can too. You never know who could be hiding in there. I get the willies just thinking of it.

Alicia said...

Love both of the new do's! They look awesome!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

SUPER CUTE!! Can't wait to see in person. And sure, you can drop off the key tonight if you want!

Vijini Streblow said...

WOW!!! that looks cute. I didn't think you'd cut it that short!!! It's cute though. Love Samantha's hair,too.

Sonya said...

Your hair looks amazing!!! And so does Samanthas!! Great job. You have me rolling on the floor laughing about the trash can! Oh my gosh that is way too funny!!!

Midwest Mommy said...

I love it!

Dad said...

Ernie -

Great story on the BOOGIE MAN . It is a good thing you are not a blonde - you probably would have peed your pants.


Dad

Ashley said...

I know this is late coming and i already told you on Twitter, but I absolutely love your new haircut! It is so cute!

And the trashcan thing? I pretty much never take our trash out at night for the same reasons... that and at our apartment, there is a rat who lives in the dumpster area so I just refuse. I usually just leave it in the kitchen or set it out by our doorstep. Mr. Clean (Greg) is pretty good about taking it out anyway though!