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.
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-made 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”
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!”
My husband is truly one of a kind.
There are things he does that might cause a fight if they happened in someone else’s marriage, but we laugh because we both know that, even though he’s 75% serious, he is 25% just being silly, so it makes it okay.
Last week, for example…I am laughing while I write this just thinking about what he did. Continue reading “Husband Saves the Day”
Last week I discovered that my dog loves bubbles, so I thought I’d take a video and share it.
Could she be any cuter?!?!
No. She couldn’t.
I’ve got a bone to pick with Apple.
I’m not an iPhone fanatic, and I have no desire to have an iPad. I really like my iPod, but the only reason I have an iPhone is because it was free from a friend, and I will never buy the newest model.
I’ve had a lingering suspicion for a while now, but yesterday took me to the end of my rope.
There is a conspiracy happening in regards to iPhone’s Continue reading “The Apple Conspiracy”
I was sitting on the couch when my husband walked over and sat beside me.
He leaned over and looked me in the eyes and said, “I don’t normally do this, but…”
Then he paused for a good 30 seconds and said, Continue reading “I Don’t Normally do This”
I know this will offend some people, but I have to say it anyway. Continue reading “For the Birds”
Today the temperature went above 80 degrees!! In Iowa, though, you can’t really count on the weather to stay the same for more than a few days, especially in the spring, so I’m soaking it up.
The weather made me reminiscent of the summer before second grade. The summer itself wasn’t anything too unusual. I had sleepovers, visited my dad, and did other kid things. Every year, my mom would remind me to pick up a book and read every once in a while, so I would be ready when school started in the fall, but I didn’t take her advice that summer.
I remember thinking Continue reading “That Time I Forgot How to Spell…”
I love my dog way too much. Ever since we got her I envisioned her being this sweet little cuddly beast, and that is just not how things have panned out.
She is sweet – probably one of the sweetest dogs I know. She loves everyone she meets, and she knows the names of our friends, and when we tell her they are coming over, she goes crazy.
But her kind of sweet is the same kind as the average two year old – sweet most the time and a huge grump when tired.
I imagined that she would want to cuddle with me every moment I was around, and when I wasn’t, she would Continue reading “I Have Done the Impossible”