Monday, November 19, 2012

It's Been.....Interesting

Its Monday and I haven't been present much since early last week. There is a reason....several reasons which will be covered as the week goes. Y'all love some good gossip, right? I will oblige especially since I aim to please feel the need to list out my excuses for not being present except for giveaways.
not my room. Sorta feel this way though

As always, starting the week out with a list helps to center me. I like organization (ask Irishman and the Things...heh...) and it relaxes me...organization and cleaning floors by hand with bleach. See? Already I feel a little more centered....today's Listicle topic comes via Kristin at Auer Life and is suppose to be 10 Things 2012 Has Taught Me....so evidently I'm suppose to pick out things I've learned. Shouldn't be too hard, right? I mean, I learned just awhile ago that in order to walk through a door way you have to both turn the knob AND push the door.

10 Things I Have Learned (Skill or Enlightenment...heh)

1. I learned that if it can go wrong it will. Never ask "what else" in such a situation. Life will show you.

2. I learned that while complete strangers are touring your home as a potential rental option, they will ALWAYS choose the ONE closet *ahem* where the toys are shelved.

3. I learned that when embarking on a road trip it is a good idea to turn your navigation device on BEFORE you pull out of the driveway even if you THINK you know what direction in which to head.

4. I learned that while comments repeated out of context by your four year old in the safety of your home is hilarious it can cause an inquiry that rivals the OJ Simpson trial when she is over heard saying "Oh no! My mom always strikes me!" (she is referring to our three strikes then consequence system. Not physical harm)

5. I have learned that everyone has an inner freak. Somewhere...its there...trust me....and you never know who is in touch with theirs. I believe I will leave it at that.

6. When Irishman came to bed wearing this:
I learned what No Shave November really meant. Evidently I had it all wrong.
 
7. 2012 has taught me just how important and how awesome girls weekends can be!

8. I have learned that it makes no difference what product we try, the dog's breath is always going to smell like stinky fish ass.

9. I have learned that I hate jail.

10. I have learned that surrounding yourself with people who laugh and have a sense of humor is paramount to surviving the rough spots that are inevitable.

Have you learned anything worth sharing? You never know who you can help by sharing your lessons!

 

22 comments:

in the coop said...

I have no clue what you are talking about in #6, but other than that, great list. I'm glad I learned that jail sucks early on. And laughing is imperative to living well. I'm guessing you do a lot of laughing.

Stacie @ Snaps and Bits said...

Surrounding yourself with laughter is always the best thing!

RoryBore said...

"Gone Squatching" Ha - love it. hilarious.
laughter is the best!

Carrie Rambles said...

Looks like I got November wrong too. Damn.

Emily S said...

Number one. I'm living it RIGHT NOW, and have been for about a month. I've stopped asking what's next and just extremely hopefully that one day things will stop!

Your Doctor's Wife said...

There are some days that I just wouldn't be able to function without the support of my girlfriends. A whole weekend??? Sounds awesome!!!

Wayne W Smith said...

Yep, the toys always want to come out of the closet...

Dazee Dreamer said...

I have learned that my inner freak is now my outer (is that how you spell that). I've never been good at keeping the freak locked up.

Robbie K said...

#1 yes. Lived it many many times. When you think it can't get any worse it will...and then even worse.

BNM said...

Hahaha the hat LMAO!!
My husband hasnt heard of no shave november thank god but then again he lives in the dark ages and stays far away from the internet.

Mrs RKFJ said...

Kids have a tendency to cause a ruckus! LOL!

Azara said...

I can see #4 happening in our household a few years from now. Ugh. I'm curious about the back story on #9!

becca said...

i've learned that visiting you daily makes my day brighter even if you have me spitting water out my nose it's o worth it.

Lisa Corriveau said...

I've just started thinking about #4 lately as my son is parroting everything we say, including the four-letter words. Oops.

Marvi Marti said...

#1 is right up there with never pray for patience...you get patience building situations as a result!

Great list!

Julia Gibson said...

I am loving the hat! Too funny! The "toy" closet cracked me up too... been there, done that.

Julia

doseofreality said...

Um, obviously, the jail part needs some follow-up. Cracked up at the closet one! :)

*LLUVIA* said...

awesome list!!!

I learned that i have a strange fixation with diarrhea!!!

Stacey said...

I LOVE your list. My inner freak is a little close to the surface at times and having a sense of humor or someone to make you laugh is paramount to surviving life!!

Babes Mami said...

Oh how I adore you and the whole family!

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms said...

I'm impressed that your mess could be contained to one closet. Ellen (And what is up with the jail comment??)

Just A Normal Mom said...

Ohhhhh, the "toys". I had to read that one twice.
Girls weekends are fantastic. And you are right about #10. Those are the people that get us through. The ones we want around us.