Mama Diaries

Monday, February 25, 2013

Finding Mama's Mind

In my last post, my eight-year-old son said I was losing my mind.  Well, I guess I've lost it, because my husband has initiated a "Find Mama's Mind Fund."

Here's how it works:  Anytime anyone talks about Schultz (our German Shepherd), that person has to pay a dollar toward the "Find Mama's Mind Fund."  (Apparently my husband is sick and tired of my kids talking about Schultz all the time!)

Once enough funds are accumulated, an intergalactic search will begin.  My husband thinks my mind is plastered under a giant asteroid that's zooming around in outer space.  My kids think it fell into a giant moon crater.  Where do you think it is?

(Oh, and if you want to contribute, feel free to stop by the wishing well my kids dug in my backyard and throw in some coins!)




Now here's the other thing for today.  I'm a little early on this, but I'll be at a string teacher conference this week, which means I'll be unplugged for a little while.    

  
 
 
M. Pax, Suze, and Nicki Elson have teamed up to create this really cool blog hop.  Here's the scoop: 
 
 
 
You're up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven't brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you ... from you.
 
You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox -- sent from ten years in the future -- and it's filled with items you have sent yourself.

What's in it?
Well, where do I begin?  I guess first, I'd have a few copies of the books from the current chapter book series I'm working on, just to prove that I actually did get a publisher for them!  Then I'd throw in my son's high school diploma to show that all of my tiger mom antics for getting him to do his homework have paid off.  And then I'd throw in my mind, because, as you've read, it's missing, and I'd sure like to know what I did with it!
 
 
See you when I get back!    
 

68 comments:

  1. LOL. I need one of those funds. I've finally conceded it's time to write everything down in a digital organizer or notebook. It used to be I could keep track of all the details with this amazing memory, but the last year or so, things have started to slip. Either there are too many details, or my mind has been teleported across the galaxy and replaced with a less efficient one.

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    1. Maybe we'll find your mind next to mine in a far off galaxy! ;)

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  2. LOL mine is a little more down to earth, Schultz ate it!

    Sounds like fine things to put inthe box, still go with the winning lottery numbers here though.

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    1. Ewww. So now my mind is chewed up and has dog slobber on it. Great.

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  3. Great gift from the future and I'll have to see what mine holds on Friday.

    Great post :)

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    1. I'm back from the conference, so I'll hop over to your place and see what you got from the future.

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  4. I think Mama is hiding her mind until enough money is in that jar, or the wishing hole. It's a good cause, though. Writers can be sneaky.

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    1. Yes, I forgot to mention, liked your box contents from the future! Mine will be up on March 1st. Have fun at the conference.

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    2. I'll stop by and see what was in your box.

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  5. I think your mind is still inside your head. You're just keeping it safely hidden. ;)

    Also, what a fun blog hop! You picked a lot of great items for your future self to give you!

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    1. Maybe I should have an MRI done just to be sure. ;)

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  6. Perhaps your mind is on Vulcan being analyzed. Since I'll be 72 in 10 years, I would send a picture of myself showing me I'm still alive and kicking. Great post, Sherry.

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    1. I'm sure a Vulcan would have a marvelous time analyzing my mind! They've probably never seen anything like it.

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  7. I hope you collect a lot of money!
    Ready for the blogfest Friday. Not really, but I'll come up with something before then.

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  8. What a fun blog hop! Love your choice of things to put in the shoebox—and that's a great place to store your mind for later. LOL ;)

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    1. Maybe it'll be safe in the shoebox! ;)

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  9. Your mind is likely right there in plain sight. You don't notice it behind the bread loaf or behind the milk in the fridge. Excellent entry for the blogfest. Ooh, your mind is back from the future!

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  10. If you find it attach a string to it next time maybe?

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  11. I think your mind is enjoying a brief vacation on Mars. That's where mine goes sometimes to recuperate-

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    1. Oh. Yeah. Mars. With men. And your mind enjoys this? LOL!

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  12. What are the symptoms of this missing mind syndrome? I think I may have it too..I can't seem to remember names anymore nor words for things-eek! :) Have a great week at the teacher conference! We'll miss you!

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    1. It starts with not being able to remember your kids' names. And then your forget their birthdays. And then you simply forget what you forgot. :)

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  13. Yay - the first box of the fest1 Excellent items. And hey, maybe time away from the kids, hubs & Shultz while you're at the conference will help you find your mind. ;)

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    1. The conference actually helped quite a bit! It was nice to be in a professional setting with people who haven't lost their minds!

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  14. LOL, when you find your mind you should definitely write a blog about it!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Okay. Look for the post in about ten years. ;)

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  15. Why would anyone get tired from hearing about Schultz?

    I hope you have a great conference experience.

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    1. If you hear about Schultz every three minutes, believe me, you get sick of it!

      The conference was great!

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  16. Busting a gut over here! Reminds me of the time my daughter sat on Santa's lap and asked him for marbles for Christmas. He was a little taken aback and asked, "What do you want marbles for?"

    Mind you, he's talking to the cutest little 3-year old girl you ever did see, all dressed in the frilliest dress with bows in her hair.

    She says, "Because my Grandma keeps saying she lost hers and I want to get her some more!"

    Have a great time at your conference, Sherry!

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    1. Haha! That's funny. Maybe I should ask Santa for marbles.

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  17. Cool blog hop idea!

    When you find the giant asteroid check for my mind while you are there.

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    1. It is a cool blog hop idea! I'll let you know if your mind is hanging out with my mind. ;)

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  18. Love your response and blog! New follower! Check out my blog: www.morgankatz505.blogspot.com

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  19. Those were lovely things send back to yourself, Sherry. I wish you the best with those chapter books but I guess if they're in the capsule then you already know how they will end!

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    1. Yes, they're already written. I just need a publisher!

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  20. That's a great fund, such a thoughtful husband! Great box there!

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  21. Maybe you'll stumble across your mind at the conference...?
    Enjoy!
    ...and Schultz is a darling... how can anybody get tired of him?

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    1. My husband is not tired of Schultz - just about hearing about him non-stop!

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  22. If you find my mind, sent it over. Huh? Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. that is hilarious, space cadet! and where do your kids get a dollar to put in the fund?

    box full of nice surprises =) hope it doesnt take your mind ten years to return!

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    1. Good question! They get their dollar from me - so I guess that means I'm funding this expedition!

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  24. haha you are too cute--loved this :)

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  25. Well your future self obviously stole your mind. Glad she returned it!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  26. I'm sure your mind isn't completely lost... just a wee bit muddled, maybe. Comes from dealing with children, ya know, and it's totally curable. (They just have to grow up!)

    Great items in your box.

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  27. Let's put out an ALL POINT BULLETIN on Sherry's mind! :)

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  28. Should have put your mind in the box! Hope your son does well- that is the best reassurance about the future any parent needs :-)

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  29. Nice job tying the 2 posts together! ;) I mention on my post that there's a bill for my son's college education, but since he's only 12 right now I probably should have focused on the HS diploma!
    erica

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  30. Great collection to send to yourself!

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  31. HI, Sherry,

    Nice to meet you.

    Very personal and charming list.

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  32. Funny that your post would be about a missing mind because mine is too.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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