Monday, February 9, 2009

"Not Me!" Mondays




Welcome back to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


God does have a since of humor :-)

I DID NOT get up at 3:40 a.m. to try and figure out which smoke/carbon monoxide detector was running low on battery. It DID NOT take me 45 minutes to figure it out only to find out that once the battery is removed the things continues to beep. Why is it those things wait until the wee hours of the morning to run low????? (This whole time, my dog was under the covers with my husband shaking like a tree in a tornado.)

I DID NOT leave said detectors on the counter with out batteries deciding to wait until the weekend to deal with them. After all that would be very irresponsible. Ok, I did leave the carbon monoxide detector running by the girls bedrooms. I guess I'm not totally irresponsible.

I DID NOT proceed to over sleep and then take my make up with me to finish getting ready at work.

I DID NOT use this situation to write a devotion, see Sundays blog.

I DID NOT have three high school swim meets to attend this week and a husband out of town along with something else scheduled for the other days/nights. I DID NOT neglect my blog for this reason. After all, all I was doing from 11:00 pm - 6:00 am was chasing beeps or sleeping.

I DID NOT drop my camera at the 3rd swim meet and watch it bounce twice on the concrete stands. My camera IS (NOT) working great and DOES NOT have to be taken to the camera shop to be repaired. I DID NOT screw up my camera right before conference/state competition.



119 comments:

Heather said...

Ohhhh, I'm so sorry about your camera!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope your camera gets fixed!

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mommy4life said...

Yikes. Maybe a new camera?

came by from SITS comments.

Anti-Supermom said...

Ha-ha, those Co detectors drive me up te wall, sorry you had to get up so early for it.

And yes, big bummer about the camera.

Kristen said...

I am not thinking that sucks. And I am not going to click on the link to find out more :) I do not think I'm gonna like this.

SugarandSpice said...

I did not enjoy this post:) and I did not get the irony in it!!!

Now just to make sure you know I really did get both of those things and that is just one of those things that will never make sense!

{Katie Lane} said...

Those detectors do choose the worst times to beep :)

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Ouch! The bit about the camera makes me cringe!

Lisa said...

Oh no, your poor camera. :( Hope it gets fixed!

MrsM said...

Shame about your camera! I learned the hard way too about wired-in smoke alarms.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hey stopping by from SITS enjoy being a featured blogger ! Collette xx

~Bobbi~ said...

Not a cool week! I feel for you! These Not Me carnivals are so cute! I think I would get confused sometimes writing them. haha

La Belle Mere UK said...

Oh dear... good job all those crumby things DID NOT happen to you huh?!!

Happy SITS FB day!!

B x

cat said...

Happy SITS day - gosh, sorry about the camera!

Robin said...

Yikes! =:-0
Sorry about your camera....

Tammy Howard said...

You did not have a very frustrating week, did you (um - not)?

Yaya said...

Being woken up unexpectedly in the middle of the night is never fun.

JennyMac said...

Great NMN post. Sorry about your cam though!

Moms Fighting Fat said...

Oh, that's terrible about your camera!

Have a Happy SITS Day...things can only get better. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Yikes. My dog is also totally freaked out about beeping like those monitors or alarm systems and that kind of thing. So sorry about your camera! I hope it's easily fixed!

mommytoalot said...

Stopping by from SITS...sorry bout your camera. Did you get those carbon monoxide thingies fixed?

trendy from the barn. said...

so sorry about your camera. id be wandering around aimlessly without it. happy tuesday from your SITS buddy.

Preston said...

When it rains it pours. Life seems to go in little circles and soon you will be riding a better one. Happy SITS day.

Fruitful Vine2 said...

My camera is acting up too. Sorry about that. Visiting from SITS.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a week!!! You need a nap. :)

Cher said...

well...that just plain stinks about your camera. Hey, it could have been worse. Last time we were at the pool with my family, my mom stepped backwards into the pool and fell in...camera and all!

Tiffany said...

That's terrible about the camera! I think we all have lots of sympathy for that.

Susan said...

Oh, I just close my eyes and hope that monday moves on quickly - I hate when I have a case of the mondays....

glenna said...

Good post. Guess you are shopping for cameras! My camera is small and sleek too. I always feel as if I am going to let it slip from my hands.

Laura said...

"Not Me" cute idea. Sounds like my girls when they were trying to get out of trouble.

Morgan said...

Oh girl you pooooooor thing!!! Save the camera ASAP and test those batteries! :) Great "Not Me" Monday post!

Sandy said...

Oh dear, I feel for you with the camera incident. I NEVER break things but recently my camera had to go in to the shop to find out why it wasn't working. Turns out I had gotten SAND in the lens....must have been vacation. Hope your camera came back without too much expense!

Ungirdled Passion said...

What a horrible time! Good for you for taking lemons and making a good, funny blog post from it! Happy SITS!

Brandy said...

They ALWAYS run low at night. It's like some kind of (not) funny joke that the manufacturer came up with.

Happy SITS day!

Jules said...

I have definitely had days like that one! I like to lay down that night and go "this day DID NOT just happen, I will soon wake up to my real day, this was all a long dream" and then wake up the next morning to give the universe "ooone more chance" (=

Creative Junkie said...

ACK about the camera! I'm so sorry!

As for swim meets in general ... I was NOT the swim mom who sat there for eight hour stretches and sweated ten buckets and briefly considered strangling the official when her daughter was ultimately dq'd in the finals.

Life of a Stepmama said...

Wow sounds like a rough night and day!! I feel for you!! Really stinks about your camera!!! Hi from SITS!

Smitten by Britain said...

Congrats on being the FB. I am so sorry about your Monday and the camera. Eeek! You know, I bout a $600 camera and broke the usb plug a week after I got it. Hopefully yours didn't cost that much.

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Bummer!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I did not visit your blog and I did not comment on this post.

I'm not sorry you did not drop your camera and I don't hope it gets fixed in time.

Sarah Brown said...

Oh my...what a Monday

Trish said...

It seems we all sympathize with your camera dilima!!! I sympathize with the hubby issue!

Ashley said...

Oh man sounds like a (NOT) bad day!

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

Oh, the camera makes me sad! I hate when things like that happen!

Scrappy Girl said...

Yikes on the camera! I am really hard on a camera too. Happy SITS!

allycupe said...

I went back to an old fashion big style camera because of the dropping camera syndrome! Now I have a big Rebel with a STRAP!

Rbarakat said...

Ouch! My camera bit the dust too! It's in the shop!

Rose said...

Our smoke detector does that sometimes and I can't get it to stop beeping and OF COURSE we are out of batteries. but I just want to sleep! So i take the batteries out and finally have peace and quiet! Then off to bed....and guess wht? No peace because I worry all night we will have a fire.....ughhhhh!

Amy said...

These are fun to do. I have done them before. I did not have a crummy day yesterday and take a nap and not do the laundry. NOt Me

Multiple personalities.. said...

Wow! Sorry to hear about the camera...and the detector fiasco! I feel your pain my fellow SISTah!

angelcel said...

Oh~oh...Camera + concrete? Ouch!
As a fellow photographer I feel your pain and I so dread doing something similar.

A fellow SITSa :)

Jessica said...

Good thing the camera didn't bounce into the pool!

Single Mama NYC said...

Ugh, I can't stand those darn wee-hour beeping CO2 detectors. They drive me batty.

Drahdrah said...

I hate it when my camera bounces !!! Hope the damage was minor !

Michelle said...

OH MAN...I think I would have cried about the camera.

Clare said...

Oh i pictured the camera going in the pool! Ouch. Over from sits. Congrats on your day

Tonya said...

I love these...I do them every Monday as well! Happy SITS day!

BrnEyedGal said...

Loving the "Not Me" Mondays....So FUN!!!
Stopping by from SITS on your BIG day!!! :)

sandy said...

Yikes! Me without a working camera would be insane!

withoutadornment said...

That's brutal about your camera - I hope you were able to get it fixed! (At least it didn't fall into the water or anything...) I'm glad that you're able to see humour in such ridiculous situations!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

I'm sorry about your camera!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

I can totally relate to a lot of those things! Our camera recently took a dive in the kiddy pool ... luckily after a few days of drying it was ok. Enjoy your day in the SITS spotlight!

Marrdy said...

I have always loved these Not Me posts. How awful about your camera. Mine bounces really well but only on asphalt not on cement!

Priscilla said...

yikes - sounds like crazyness.

Congrats on being featured.

kAyE said...

LOL @ marrdy!

as for me, it's my phone that bounces well. tee hee.

sorry bout the camera, though. and hey, enjoy your SITS day!

{leah} said...

I'm with you why do they always go off in the middle of the night?

happy SITS day!

TR Hughes said...

Hoping you can view this as an opportunity to laugh deliriously and smile because you get to get a new camera! Yeah!

Amy said...

I am so glad that NONE of that stuff happened to you. I did have to laugh over the way you wrote it, and wish you the best of luck in recovering from your long sleepless night/weekend. Happy SITS day!

Karen (KayKay) said...

Oh no! I hope you were able to get the camera fixed. I have a fear of dropping my camera or my phone - not an irrational fear because I'm a total clutz.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

OMG, why is that with smoke detectors? Now that I think about it...I think that I may have had one in all of my life go off during the day. And I still couldn't figure out which room it was coming from!

greedygrace said...

Hope you were able to fix your camera!

Happy SITS Day!

MochaTrina said...

Happy SITS Day!
My contribution:

I DID NOT sit my clutch purse on the back of the toilet, hit it with the toilet seat, and watch my Blackberry plummet into the toilet!

I DID NOT sign up to take a statistics class only to sit in my seat with the feeling that I could either fly into a panic attack or vomit into my messenger bag.

Clever Post!

MochaTrina said...

Sorry about your camera. :-(

Zeemaid said...

my cell phone does not decide to wait until the whole house is asleep before deciding to let us know that it's battery is dying by beeping all night long. It did not take my 10 minutes in a sleep induced fog to find my cell phone and turn it off.

*L*

Happy SITS day.

Mighty M said...

I love your Not Me's. I am glad you finally did figure out which CO2 detectors was on the fritz!!

Pricilla said...

Happy SITS day.
I am so very sorry about your camera. I think the publicist would go crazy without her camera. We goats would be just as happy without all the photos.

Rachel said...

Ooh. So sorry about your camera. :(

Ali said...

My smoke detector woke me up one morning with a low battery too--thankfully it wasn't as early as yours but I'm with you, WHY does it still beep after the batteries are removed? grrrrrr!

Bitter Sweet Moments said...

Stopping by from SITS!! Sorry about your camera.

Rhonda said...

Whew! I'm so glad you didn't do all those things!! lol

Jo said...

I would have done the same dern thing with the blasted smoke detector. I agree - why ALWAYS in the middle of the night. Siigh.

BlogBaby said...

Those darn detectors do seem to have a mind of their own, don't they? We had pretty much the same late night situation only exacerbated by the fact that our two small children were woken up and crying due to the noise! Fun fun fun!

BlogBaby's BabyMama

Helen McGinn said...

Happy SITS Day SITSTA! I drop cameras, phones, electronic stuff all the time; my husband said he is going to wrap everything in bubble wrap...I feel your pain! xx

Kekibird said...

I once lived in a 1 bedroom apartment with one horrible smoke detector that would bleep ALL NIGHT! Hated that thing. Sorry about the camera!

Visiting from SITS!

Leigh said...

Stopping by from SITS! Love the post!

aforestfrolic said...

Bummer about the camera, hope it gets fixed fast! Happy SITS day!

Jamie :)

Mindy said...

Don't you just LOOOOOOOVVVVEEE days like that? Had a problem with our smoke detector batteries going off the night before we left for China! You know, one sets off them all... then it was a hunt to find which of the 20 or so was the culprit!

Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on the feature!

Mindy

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Elizabeth Howard said...

Stopping by from SITS! What a cute post. Sorry about the camera though.

Joy said...

Hope the camera's all better by now!

Congratulations on your SITS feature!

C. Beth said...

Just a few minutes ago I wrote myself a note to replace my smoke detector batteries--one of ours has been beeping for a week and we still don't know which one!

Jen said...

Visiting from SITS and this is the first "Not Me" post I have ever read and I love it. I think I must have a lot of "Not Me" moments too.

African American Mom said...

Happy SITS Day!

Sarah said...

This is a great blog! The detector story reminds me of an episode of Friends. LOL!

Happy SITS day!

lemonologie said...

Oh that sounds awful! We just had to go around replacing a bunch of our alarm batteries. Just when we thought we had gotten them all, we would hear that horrible chirp.

On a brighter note, happy SITS day!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That is horrible! I hope you have a better Tuesday. I did not have a good monday either. Better tuesdays for all!!

Val

Emily's Bloggin' Out!!!! said...

Happy SITS....what a funny post I have never seen the not me idea!!!

Kristin said...

Love this post. What a fun idea for your blog!

Mama Mel said...

Bad days just seem to get worse instead of better... I've had days like this. Sorry! :(

Mel said...

I really like the Not Me carnival; sounds like you had quite the week!

Aubrey said...

These are always a lot of fun! I enjoy reading the "not me" mondays!!

Congrats on your FB day!

Trudy said...

Happy SITS day! Sorry about the camera, that's pretty tough luck. Hope you were able to get it fixed!

Future Mama said...

Happy sits day!! I have yet to do a not me monday but this one had me cracking up... Though I'm soooo sorry about your camera!

I need a new one too!

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I LOVE reading not me mondays!!! I'm sorry to hear about all the happened - especially the camera - hope it gets fixed soon. Happy sits day!

shortmama said...

its a good thing all that did NOT happen!!

Andrea said...

Oh no, I'm sorry about your camera! Happy SITS day!

Anti-Supermom said...

Happy FB day.

Boy, glad that all of that *didn't* happen

Hope you enjoyed your day tremendously.

-geesh, I must really be on vacation, I see that I already posted here in Feb. - :)

lynn said...

Happy SITS day!!

What is it with those detectors anyway? Ours always beep in the middle of the night and I have to get up, hubby just sleeps right through it!

Angie Marion said...

Stopping over from SiTS! Happy SiTS day!

Alicia said...

oh no!! poor camera! and i despise those detectors!!

Rachel said...

How true, how true! Happy SITS Day!

Monica the Bride said...

Happy SITS day! So sorry about your camera! I'd probably cry!

Karen MEG said...

Oof, sorry about the camera! Hope you managed to still capture the events of the day!

Here from SITS!

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhh, sounds like a ridiculously irritating day. At least you still have your sense of humor. : )

Jessica said...

Hope your day goes better tomorrow!!

theselfloveproject said...

congratulations on your sits day...

hope your camera got fixed...

Playground for Parents said...

Happy SITS day. And it must be conspiracy with those darn alarms- our smoke detector ALWAYS goes low on battery, with corresponding BEEEP in the wee hours!!

Little Miss Baker said...

I missed you yesterday so I came back today :) Happy Sits Day and I hope you fix your camera! I would be lost without mine!

Rachael said...

I have totally done that with our smoke alarms before.

piecemeal people said...

Forty-five minutes to figure out which one was beeping?!? You must have a very big house!

Happy Belated SITS Day. ;)