Not Perfect

The internet can give us the illusion that everyone else has their lives together, and we are the only ones that struggle with anything. It’s easy to put our best foot forward and hide our other foot, but in an attempt to remove any illusion I may have created, I present exhibits A & B:

“What is that,” you may ask.

Well, that is bird poop on that vent and on my windshield. I blogged about the day a bird did that MONTHS ago.

And I still haven’t cleaned it!

So if you think you are the only one who lets things go for way too long before cleaning them, know that I’m right there with you.

Parade Candy Motherlode

About a month ago, I went back to my hometown to visit the family. The city celebration was going on, so we went to the parade on Saturday morning.

I don’t know why, but I decided I would be as energetic as possible, waving at people walking in the parade and clapping for well-madeĀ floats. It seemed like the people in the parade enjoyed it more than usual because there was actual human interaction, and it almost always resulted in candy being thrown my way.

I’d never realized that people would be more likely to throw candy at me if I made them smile, even though it just seems like common sense.

After a little while, I decided to tweak my method. I decided I would Continue reading “Parade Candy Motherlode”

Happy Birthday Big Sis!

Guys. Today is my big sister’s birthday!!!!!

Happy Birthday, sis. I am so proud to be your younger sister, and am blessed by you so often!

I decided I would start my day out by sending her a short video on snapchat wishing her a happy birthday. I’m not great with snapchat, and I just recently learned about these things called “filters.” They can change your voice and make you look weird, or they can make you look better depending on the filter you choose. For this special occasion, I chose the alien filter. It just felt right. I sent the first video and couldn’t stop laughing, so I just kept going. I’m pretty sure I sent her at least 15 videos! Anyway, I decided I would share some of the best ones, so I can remember them forever (and delete them off of my phone, so they aren’t taking up valuable space!). Continue reading “Happy Birthday Big Sis!”

Sometimes Love Looks Like…

I think chivalry is a fine thing. My husband does a lot of the things that people would consider chivalrous, but there are a few that I just don’t care about. I don’t want him to carry all of the heavy things for me because then I’ll get weak. I’d carry in all the grocery bags in one trip if he didn’t try to help me. I’m competent, and I’d like to stay that way. I don’t expect him to open every door for me…or any door for that matter, mostly because I usually get to said door first, and I don’t want to wait around for him to open it when I have two perfectly good hands to do the job.

Anyway, this morning, my husband and I raced to the driver door of our car to see who would get to drive to church. I hip checked him, securing me Continue reading “Sometimes Love Looks Like…”