Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tell the Truth Tuesday

1. Just sent the WIP back to Laura and I'm 99% sure that my new chapters suck rocks. BUT at least I wrote some new words. I think it might be time for me to embrace the suck and just write.

2. I'm itching to get started on THE LIAR SOCIETY book trailer. All that unedited footage is calling my name. Whenever my writing isn't flowing the way I want it to I tend to bury myself in meaningless, time sucking projects. It's a sickness.

3. Going back to the gym has been heavenly. I feel semi-human again. I won't be fitting back into my skinny jeans anytime soon, but it's a start.

4. I'm so tired my eyes ache. I forgot what real sleep deprivation feels like. Ben weighed in at a whopping 14 pounds at his 8-week check up. Do you have any idea what it takes for a 2 month old to weigh 14 pounds? It requires a dedication to consumption that most babies lack. Lucky me, Ben is willing to go the distance waking up every 3 hours to eat around the clock.

5. I'm the worst stage mom EVER. I've been putting it off for weeks, but yesterday it was time to get the kids to pose for their Christmas card pics. 5 minutes into our little photo shoot I managed to make all three kids cry. I told Jack he looked like a serial killer when he smiled (insta tears). I threatened to exclude Mia from the picture entirely because she was sucking her thumb (excessive sobbing). And I knocked down a Christmas ornament that fell directly on Ben's newborn head (warble cry). I make those Toddler and Tiara moms look totally sane. Seriously.

6. I haven't bought a single Christmas gift yet. No, really. Not. One. I think I'm in holi-denial.

Ok, out with it. What's your truth this Tuesday? Please tell me I'm not alone in my insanity.

27 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

You want the truth, here goes...
Monster Baby's birthday was last weekend. She got everything she wanted. (WHose fault was that?) Christmas is three weeks away. Do you think she'll help me pick up (Not clean mind you, just pick up) her things for Christmas so we can get a tree? ("I already have everything I want. Santa doesn't need to come to my house." *said in that snide little voice that makes me want to smack her right across the face.) And no, I don't really care if Santa comes either but my brother and his wife are and they've never seen my house before so I want it clean.

I'm going to murder a 6 yr. old 3 weeks before the holidays. You heard it here first.

Simon C. Larter said...

Yay! I do so love Tell the Truth Tuesday. Right. Here we go.

1. I'm still looking forward to the Liar Society trailer. *cough*

2. I should tell my wife to read your blog. Your mommy confessions would give her a wonderful feeling of solidarity.

3. I have trouble embracing the suck and just writing. (Why does that sound SO wrong?) I think my inner editor needs a bitch slap.

4. I bought one Christmas present, but my wife opened the package when it arrived from Amazon, so there goes *that* surprise. >.<

7. My English muffin just popped in the toaster. Be right back.

8. ....

10. ....

11. Right. Where was I?

17. Oh yeah. Truths. Hm....

934. It's surprisingly hard to walk in 3" heels. Or so I'm told.

#. And on that note....

*disappears*

Jill Hathaway said...

Yeah, I tried to take Christmas card picture on Sunday. Didn't go so well.

Matthew Rush said...

On a more positive note Sleep Deprivation can be great for creativity. Just take some of the hallucinations and turn them in to stories. Only don't let them film you for the trailer while you're in the mix.

Jemi Fraser said...

I remember the hell that was kids' Christmas photos *shudder*. Hated it. Almost as much as the kids did. One of them even fainted from the lights one time.

Little Ms J said...

1. Day trip to San Fran in high heeled boots and a 4 am wake up call is making baby none-to-happy. Why, you ask? Pressure to show I can still tangle with the big boys. It's a sickness. No, separate from the heart burn, but thanks for asking.

2. None of my adorable tights have waist bands. I carry scissors with me non-stop and may start my own line of pregnancy leg wear.

3. I have sudden onset acne under all that MAC and such.

4. I'm so cranky right now that I think I can make a small person melt by looking directly at me right now.

5. I am so ready to fight someone at TSA this morning when they grope me for the millionth time as they try to tell me X-rays are safer than ultrasounds. Just FYI - My cousin is a physicist and says that is the "most ignorant thing he 's ever heard." I'm not sure if my filter is working, so watch out for me on the news.

Jules Ausborn said...

I finally broke down and bought Christmas gifts so everyone is officially purchased for... Phew! Good thing since I move next week, one less thing to worry about.

I lately have been going back and forth in feelings on a novel I'm working with. It's like I'm bi-polar. I hope that's normal.

Angela Ackerman said...

Just stay focused--the first 3 months are the toughest, and you're almost through it! Hugs!

My truth? I am totally copping out and buying gift cards as gifts this year for all extended family.

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Kelly Lyman said...

1. I don't feel alone now knowing that when my writing is going how I hope, I turn to meaningless things as well

2. My son is 7 weeks old and I have yet to get back to the gym, which is why I'm still wearing sweats around the house

3. I keep asking my newborn why he can't be like his brothers and sleep through the night already

4. I haven't bought a single present yet either. I'm thinking of doing all my shopping completely online this year

5. Ah, the Christmas Card. I should do it today but I don't even have the energy to get the kids dressed up. I'm thinking they will all be in PJs this year.

So glad to know I'm not alone in this!

Kristi Helvig said...

I so love this post. My truth--I may skip Christmas cards this year (for the first time ever). The thought of wrangling my kids into a non-blinking, smiling picture might send me off the deep end.

Colene Murphy said...

My truth - I haven't started preparing for Christmas yet either. I NEED to get those cards and get them out but I just...forget.

Good truths! I hope you get some much needed sleep SOON

Sandy said...

1. Ugh I haven't bought any Christmas present yet either and I have to ship them, looks like everyone are getting New Years presents.

2. A common operating procedure can still go very very wrong and who suffers? Everyone because my dog won't keep quiet.

3. Our house has rats, found out last night that the rat we did catch weeks ago left behind babies -_- ewwww.

Lisa Potts said...

I can totally sympathize with the family picture thing. I felt like Joan Crawford minus the wire hanger the last time we attempted it, although if I would have had the hanger, I probably would have hit the photographer with her constant squeaking of the duck toy thingy from hell.

Karen Akins said...

My two year-old is eating Doritos out of the bag right now for lunch.

Alright, fine, I'm going to go in and give him something else.

Marsha Sigman said...

I almost hit a hot, homeless guy with my car the other day. If I had, I don't really think I should be held responsible. I was distracted because how many hottie homeless guys are there, really? It's just not natural.

But now I am wondering if he really was hot or I just imagined it.

Also, Simon's truth made me think of America's Next Top Model and the argument my family got into about how hard it is to actually walk in those high heels. Is it wrong that I forced my husband and son to do it just to prove my point?

I don't think so...but laughing hysterically when they both fell has to be.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss laura and miss lisa! wow so much people got lots of suckage in their life. i learned that word off a blog. we gotta get more happy for sure! :) heres some of my truths but first i gotta say im still smiling and happy (and alive...ha ha). 1.last night i let cashew my indoor/outdoor raccoon in the kitchen and when i was getting him a cookie he got on the table and stuck his feet right smack in a cake my brother just baked and smooshed it all over the place.ack! 2.im sleeping all the time cause of that new cancer medicine i gotta take and yikes its got me bald AGAIN!brrrr.ack!
3.i locked one of my brothers out of the house the other night and cause i had music on loud no one heard him and he broke out a window to get in. now i gotta pay for it from my allowence and for sure thats gonna take til im real old maybe even til im 21. ack!
...smiles and laughs from lenny

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha, ha (especially on #5)

Okay, my truth.... I think sending Christmas cards is dumb (no offense anyone!) This is the age of the Internet people. Put your photo up on Facebook and take the money you save and send it to hungry kids!!!

Krispy said...

1. I don't have as many gifts bought as I thought I did, and I don't know what to get people I still have to get things for...

2. Ever since Thanksgiving, my brain and willpower have been on Holiday mode. The work week starts and all I can think about is the weekend.

3. And I wish every weekend was a long weekend. -__-'

Is it Christmas week yet?

Elana Johnson said...

I won't tell you how much Christmas shopping I have done (all of it). Or that I simply refuse to have Christmas cards made (true story--no pictures, no tears, no nothing).

But I am obsessed with swag. I feel like I need it all, but I hate it all at the same time. Doesn't make any sense, but there you go.

Sara B. Larson said...

I can't talk about my T.T.T. on a public forum, but all I will say is there has been a definite increase of holiday stress (well, let's be honest, just more stress period, but especially at the holidays) ever since certain people came into my life and I've just about had it.

Wow, 14 lbs at 2 months?! I'd love to see a pic, that is one adorably chunky baby for sure! My 1st was 20lbs by 6 months, and then stayed 20 lbs for the next year. (He just kept getting longer and skinnier. Ha ha!) Good luck on embracing the suck on your WIP; at least you're making progress, right?(Which probably isn't as sucky as you think, sleep deprivation can turn the critical-juices into overload, at least IMO.) Happy Tuesday!

Larissa said...

I had to laugh about the Christmas pic thing. I totally made my youngest cry when I tried to take her Christmas pic yesterday. Hahaha. Then, of course, the picture sucked because she was teary-eyed. *sigh*

Also, I have montages of group photo sessions in almost every one of my scrapbooks. They're actually funny: Oldest has eyes closed, Middle is picking her nose, Oldest is yelling at Middle to stop picking her nose, Youngest is pulling her dress over her head, Oldest and Middle are yelling at Youngest to stop pulling her dress over her head, etc, etc...

I now take individual pictures and photoshop my Christmas cards...

Stasia said...

1. Husband said he'd pick up kids from school so I could get a little work done, yet here I am surfing the blogosphere and playing Solitaire. Always works out the when I have too much time I'm totally ineffectual. 2. Took about a bazillion pictures of kids two weeks ago but NOT A SINGLE ONE has all four looking happy or in same direction. Considering giving up. 3. Told Batman that Santa could hear him whining EVEN IN THE CAR ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL and that this would adversely affect his Christmas gift intake - also, instant tear. Didn't mean for him to take it so hard (thought I was just kind of warning him but turns out I was pretty convincing). Not winning any parenting or holiday spirit prizes this week myself!

Shari said...

I am excited for The Liar Society! It sounds awesome. My truth? I am living in isolation. No. Really. I literlly live in the Tooelies.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Hubby keeps asking if I bought any presents for him yet. The answer still hasn't changed - nope.

Good luck with the exercising! :)

T C Mckee said...

1. I have been secretly wanting to slap my neighbor all week who has six kids(like, she actually birthed them and everything), an amazing body, perfect hair(all the time),make up that looks like it's a natural part of her, and it's just not normal! Seriously, I look like I just emptied a litter box at 8 am and she looks all gorgeous and put together in a frilly little apron in all her size 2 glory. Okay, I can't go on to number two now. How is this even possible? Ugh!

Claire Dawn said...

I really wish you had footage of the Christmas photo session :)

Katie P said...

Oh how I wish I was there to witness #5 in action. LOL!!!