I Never Do This But I’m Sickly Today

Today I’m a big ball of functional snot. I’m sick and I have a mild headache compounded by the loud shouts of small boys who have immediate needs that are urgent, even if I don’t think they’re urgent. Juice, it seems, is a matter of national concern. I felt like saying hello to all you guys, and then I noticed that Flower Patch Farmgirl was doing it, so I said to myself, “It must be cool” and jumped right in. Without further ado, here’s some random and mostly pointless information about me:

current guilty pleasure: Someone gave me the world’s biggest bar of chocolate for my 30th birthday. Of course I’m eating it.

current nail color: Pftt. No.

current playlist:  The Muppet Movie Soundtrack. Don’t hate, it’s ridiculously happy and the kids love it.

current read:  Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (I’ve read like 10 pages and her run on sentences are hurting my brain) and Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (I’m in love).

current drink:  Dr. Pepper, from a can, in a cup, with ice.

current food:  Whatever I can find in a hurry. Oh, and this Tuna Salad, which has caused me to eat two cans of tuna in one day one time, and anything pasta. 

current favorite show:  Downton Abbey. I just wish there was MORE of it, you know? Because I seriously obsess over it while I wait for new episodes. It can’t be healthy.

current wish list: 

Some childless fine dining…or cool boots. I tried to buy boots once this winter, but my 23 year old sister wouldn’t let me, I don’t know why she’s the fashion police, she bought JEGGINGS for crying out loud. They smell like diesel (her jeggings, not the boots). I was very close to buying some vibrantly colored rain boots this year, but it’s a good thing I didn’t because it hasn’t rained at all. I wish it would rain. I also wish to start making my family eat more beans. That seems weird now that I’ve typed it, but there you have it. Beans I say.

current needs:  to shower

current triumphs:  I hung this plant in my kitchen:
It may not seem like much of triumph but I had to put it in the ceiling twice. The first time I managed to screw it in to some ancient putty, and it fell with a crash a few hours later, taking the ceiling with it. I thought about giving up my dream of succulents dangling by the kitchen sink, but I tried again and hit drywall. This is probably the most boring triumph on the planet, but I live small.

current bane of my existence: my head cold. I think all my current problems stem from my head cold.

current celebrity crush: Phoey. I really don’t know. I think I need to get out more.

current indulgence:  How is this different from a guilty pleasure? You just want to know all the bad things don’t you? Chocolate I say! And Dr. Pepper!

current blessing: coffee, a very cute husband, and the marriage of garlic and butter.

current outfit: jeans, Derrick’s dodge ball t shirt, my sister’s hooded sweatshirt, a beaded necklace Q made for me this afternoon. It’s all pink and plastic and it makes me feel that pony beads are forever. I’m just now realizing that I’ve become a human hermit crab, gathering articles from various places to adorn myself.

current excitement: discovering I can rent e books for my kindle from the local library. I am also excited because I plan on adding some glow sticks to the boys bathtub and giving them a glow in the dark Friday night bath. I saw the idea on Pinterest, the origin of all good ideas and half of the ideas that sound good but end up being bad. 

current mood: slightly hungry and stuffy but optimistic about a relaxing Friday night.

current linkhttp://twelvedaysold.blogspot.com/ She cracks me up to Antarctica and back. 

12 thoughts on “I Never Do This But I’m Sickly Today

  1. Totally love this. Sorry about the ceiling though. And no nail polish? I say hey, at least you've got nails!

    Hope you feel better. Colds are the worst. I used to call my mother in law when she had cancer and compalin relentlessly about my head cold. Which was horrifying, I know, but I couldn't help myself. She was very gracious about it, and even gave me lots of sympathy.


  2. I hope you feel better supa fast. We used to have Dr. P in common, but I've been drinking Mt. Dew, lately. Please let me know how the glow sticks things worked out. Don't forget. I think FPFG should change her name to Salad Girl. For reals. I love her one with romaine, pears, gargonzola, balsamic/poppyseed, etc. I want floral cowgirl boots but can't find an affordable pair. I just bought rain boots AND snow boots. The rain boots are tight around my gigantic calves. Not sure if I can deal.


  3. downton abbey is a wonderful thing when you don't feel good. and try this for your head cold:

    thyme tea

    add 1 tsp dried thyme to 1 cup boiling water, and steep for 10 minutes. strain, and add honey ( a lot.) drink up to 3 cups per day. it is naturally antiseptic and clears sinuses and bronchial passages. also helps with a tickly cough.


  4. It rains plenty here and I don't have rain boots. I just tip toe around the puddles so I don't get soakers. Maybe I'd JUMP in the puddles if I had rain boots though…

    I really wanted to go to the Muppets movie today at the cheap theater and it didn't work out. I didn't tell the kids my plan so I was the only one disappointed. Maybe next time…

    I hope you feel better soon. I just got over a horrible cold recently so the memory is fresher and therefore my sympathy for you is greater than it other wise would have been.


  5. do you understand how deeply i adore you? you need to be sick more often. your sick brain is every bit as funny as your healthy brain, but with a giant scoop of zany on top.

    ps huzzah for draping succulents!


  6. I'm in love with your style. Please , please write a book (okay, after the headcold, and maybe when your youngest is about 3). I would totally buy it. Like, totally. Your fan forever – Lola


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