As I sat today in my kitchen I realized life is pretty good. All my little humans except the smallest monkey were in school today! I went to Target – oh Target I love you so. I tried to think of a few things that bug me. THIS was much harder than I thought…yes, the usual stuff came up – the dishwasher, wash – but even that stuff is not as bad as:
POOR EYESIGHT: My glasses/contact lens…they are forever lost, falling off my face, drying out my eyes. I have an odd-shaped face I’m positive. So, my glasses never sit right…and if I wear contacts it is a given that SOMETHING will enter in them while I am in the middle of a store…therefore, allowing me to run into someone I know and having them think that I have been crying in the store…and am crazy.
FEET that have to be COVERED: Socks…I would never ever wear them if it was not for winter. And this winter has been pushing it. I hate HATE to wear them, especially to bed. If there is the occasion that you have to wear them because it is sooo cold…well good luck finding them in your bed the next day. (Which always makes me wonder how you take them off without waking but every other noise or vibration will wake you.) I love you sweet sweet flip-flops. Who cares if the rest of the year I have elephant skin on my feet due to wearing them that last month even in “frost”.
BEING COLD: I really think that I was meant to be someplace – not necessarily HOT but some place that the windows are always open ( YES! I would have to have different kids that were super sweet and QUIET…but this is a dream. We have a door in our kitchen to the back yard it came with a screen panel and a glass panel – Just guess which we have in all summer? yep glass…no one wants to hear my kids that much.)Some place near water. I am sure this is why I adore Door County in the summer.
STUFF IN MY TEETH: if your friend or a foe – please break stride and tell me that I am growing a garden in my front teeth…enough said. (Darn those everything bagels…you will someday get yours) I figure it happens to me because I really do have teeth that look like Chiclets. They are so big, they just hold stuff better and show it off more. I will owe you if you do me a solid.
DUMB QUESTIONS: examples from the past: why do you have so many kids? do you like them? Why would you have more? Can you tell them apart?
Those aren’t a lot of things? Wait you ask is there anything I like?
Laughter (lots of it), Heath bars, good FOOD (and lots of it), a glass of WINE (or 2), Stars, Books, my FAMILY, Sand, Water, Boxing, Movies, a Bath, the Really Rosie album by Carole King, Neil Diamond, people who can laugh at me with me…well, I hope you stop today to remember the things that you dislike and that they may not be so BIG after all…