Archive for June, 2011
Monday, June 27th, 2011
Well, I’m not perfect that’s for sure. But, you know, we all try to be good people right? To co-workers, to our friends, to the lady at the store. But how come we forget to be the nicest to the people we love the most? Why is it we so often save all of our aggression for the people we live with? Somebody cuts us off in traffic, a person has 23 items in the express line at the store, a person calls at dinner time and tries to sell us an air-conditioner, and instead of giving THEM grief…we take it out on our family? To this day, I can’t figure this one out. This has probably happened to you, you have a had a day that has just been one big progression of life’s little annoyances and you have just bottled it up. And then you come home, and your spouse asks you a simple question, like, I dunno…”How was your day?” And you want to scream! “What do you MEAN how was your day? What is THAT supposed to mean!! You don’t understand me!!” And then they just stare at you. Like you’re crazy. Ugggh. They might as well have told you that you looked like you had gained 20 pounds and that they were leaving you for the dog walker! Well, we’re all human. And these days everyone has a lot on their plates..we’re all trying to do everything and BE everything to everyone. And sometimes, we just boil over. Not that this is an excuse, because it’s good to keep in mind that these are the people that love you and if ANYONE, they should be the shoulder to cry on. I guess I’m writing this whole thing because I pulled one of these moves today. And I felt so bad..so \i just looked at my guy and said, “sorry babe, I just feel overwhelmed sometimes!” And you know what, he just gave me a hug and told me, that’s ok, we all have days like that. So, I for one think that it’s a good idea to be especially nice to the ones we love….and for the lady who has the 23 items in the express line, well, I’m just not going to let that bug me. (even though it still might and I might need to go to some kind of grocery store anger management) 400 points if you punch in SORRY BABE.
Sunday, June 19th, 2011
Have you ever been sitting at the kitchen table, perfectly content, staring out the window at the beautiful day…and then noticed how filthy your windows are? You frown. – Oh. I guess I should clean those. Yikes. Oh, and look at the window sills? Oh man….those are filthy! – Your eyes now jumping from one spot on the wall to the next, to the dusty salt and pepper shakers , to the neglected corner of the kitchen with the dead plant leaves and the lonely cheerio. -What is THAT? Oh. That’s where that piece of pineapple went.- But, that’s life now with a baby. My uber (I can’t find those little dots that go over the u on this English non-German keyboard) clean, Virgo ways have kind of gone out the window. Gone are the days where I would make my bed perfectly everyday. Now I do the university dorm room classic of just throwing the duvet over the bed and hoping the pillows made it under somewhere. The bathroom used to look like something you would find at the Marriot. (the ones in Florida, they seem to be the nicest) Now, it’s more Super 8. Before the cleaners. Things used to be organized in the linen closet. One spot for face cloths, one for towels, a place for pillow cases and sheets. Now, it’s a gong show and I am surprised the door shuts because we had to put the vacuum in the same place because…..well….there’s just a LOT going on here. Toys and baby socks and baby spoons and magnetic letters and rubber blocks and dust and books everywhere…..that’s just the way it is these days. Striving for perfection, is no longer an option. These days, we pick our battles. Hmmmmm….clean the entire place from top to bottom for the next 4 hours while she is at daycare? OR, kinda clean it for 45 minutes and then cuddle. What do you think. There is so much pressure these days to do it all. Work, raise the perfect child, have a spotless house, be involved in the community, read a novel once a week to stay relevant, have great hair, a tight bod, eat organic (ESPECIALLY apples, don’t even DARE eat a regular apple!) Well, I can’t. I just can’t. I’ll be lucky if I can read one full book a year these days. I haven’t been to a movie in 2 years, I haven’t got to the gym in 3, (but I AM starting again soon..yep)and I have just QUIT eating apples all together because it’s too complicated. How about just doing the best we can and forget about everything else? How about that. punch in the word APPLES for 300 reward points. How about THEM apples!
Cheers, xo Kerr
Monday, June 13th, 2011
Have you ever done a cleanse? I did a long time ago, when there was only one to chose from. I believe it was some kind of an herbal concoction that ripped through my body violently. By the time it was over I had nothing left…just a heartbeat. Well, I think it’s that time again! Although lemon juice, cayenne pepper, water and maple syrup is good, I want to go big or go home!! I want a body overhaul! I want shiny new organs! I want my skin to look like I am 7 again! I want to lose 5 pounds in bodily garbage! (preferably from the hip region) 300 points for punching : garbage. But there are so many kinds of cleanses. The colon cleanse, the liver cleanse, the kidney cleanse, thyroid cleanse, bowel blaster cleanse, ardenal gland blowout cleanse, the happy heart cleanse, the brain awakener cleanse, the prune and date and berry and fibre cleanse. OK, so I made a few of those up. But it’s just overwhelming! Are cleanses trendy? It seems as though everyone is on a cleanse these days! Or if they’re not on one, they are going on one next week. Or their neighbour is on one. Well, now I AM going on one. I want to fit in! So, pass me the herbs and powdered drinks and lock me in the bathroom!!! I am cleansing baby! And when I am finished…you won’t even recognize me! But you’ll recognize me in 2 weeks, because I’ll be back on the meat and cheese soon enough. mmm..cheese.
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
I am going to stray a bit from my usual rant or rave! My mother sent this to me, it’s kinda neat!
This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens
once every 823 years. This is called money bags. Based on Chinese
Kinda interesting – read on!!!
This year we’re going to experience four unusual dates.
1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that’s not all…
Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born – now add
the age you will be this year,
The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of
ps: 250 reward points if you enter the word : july
Just something neat to think about!
Monday, June 6th, 2011
Ahhh summer! Well, kind of. Whatever this weather is we’re having! Oh well, it’s warm enough! Warm enough to go shopping for a few new summer clothes. The other day, I had some free time, so I thought I would go to the mall to check out the deals, to see what’s out there, to see what’s hot in fashion! Hmmm. I’m not so sure if I’m into all of the Laura Ashley inspired floral bags, blouses and shoes. I mean I like flowers. But, in a vase. On the kitchen table. Anyway, there are lots of other styles and fads to chose from! I decided that I would try them all on! So in I go, to one of my favorite stores. (by the way, favorite to me, is a store with relatively cool stuff, with everything $30.00 and under (PS. punch in -Laura – for 350 points. sneaky me eh?)
Does this happen to you? Especially if you are nearing 40 like myself. You go in to the change room, super excited because you can not WAIT to try on the awesome clothes that you picked out! And you CAN’T believe that some of the styles that you LOVED way back…are actually BACK in style!! HURRAY! I’m not going to wear lace gloves or neaon, but some stuff is still great! I love mini skirts! Or, I DID. Until now.
Yep, it happened. I had the realization moment. All alone, in the lonely stall. Staring in the mirror at myself in the cool clothes I had been so excited to try on.
I looked ridiculous. For some reason, I really thought I hadn’t aged in the past 20 years! That I could still pull off things I was wearing in high school. Well, my hall monitor and cheer leading days are long gone. And now, the belief that I can ever pull off a mid thigh mini skirt, that’s gone too. Plus, everything was way too tight.You know what happens now, right? I have to go to the store NEXT to my favorite store. It’s the store that has SIMILAR styles, but the MOM version. You know what I mean. It’s got the tight black dress that laces up in the back, but in the ‘mom’ version. It carries a semi-fitted black shift dress that has a zipper in the back and a flower in the front. Comes with a knitted mini jacket. Well guess what, I am a rebel. And, while I won’t be buying tube tops and mini-skirts for this summer’s attire, I will not be edging towards lavender stretch pants either! Start dressing my age? Not right now! Start dressing my size? I may HAVE to. xox kerr