Life and Everyday

Opinions – A little humor for Wednesday


Opinions.  We all have them.  So today I saw some humor about opinions that I wanted to link up.  I agree with most of them, but that’s my opinion.  LOL

Anyhow–I saw this post over at lala Lists and thought “heck–that’s a great post idea…I should link up” So guess what I am doing?
Linking up.
Perhaps you should do the same. Again, just my opinion…but I think it’s a good one.
1.   Politics should be kept between you and the pencil at the voting booth.
2.   On that same token, I think maybe Peanut and Jose Jalapeno would be good for president.
3.   Boxed macaroni and cheese should be made with 4 tablespoons of butter. None of this “making it healthy” crap. You do realize you are eating noodles covered in cheese no matter which way you look at it right?
4.   People should extend more grace to crying babies in public places. It’s not their fault they pooped their pants. You’d cry too if you had to sit in that while being spoon fed mushy sweet potatoes.
5.   If said baby however cries for more than 45 seconds, remove it from the public place. Stat.
6.   Shoes should be optional. Anywhere. (and flip flops)
7.   TGIF will always be the greatest batch of TV shows. Ever.
8.   Okay and Saved By The Bell.
9.   Toddlers probably shouldn’t drink pop.
10. A glass of wine during the lunch hour should be socially acceptable. During the work week.
11. Girls should try to act more like boys. Only in the whole gossipy/cruel/cliquish way. I repeat, only in that way.
12. Hot peppermint tea and a bubble bath heals all.
14. The whole “frumpy vintage” look is not cute. Unless you were born in 1890 in which case I say, rock it girlfriend.
15. Pinterest causes more anxiety than good.
16. Nintendo will always be better than all of this other hi-tech game stuff.
17.  Painting your own nails is overrated.
18.  Bible studies are good for the soul. And in my case, necessary.
19. Blogs shouldn’t share ALL.
20. Cell phones weren’t invented for 7 year olds.
21. Fashion Bloggers outfits sometimes make me gag. I don’t get it. Weirder is not better.
22. Huge chunks of meat should be outlawed in chili.
23. The Boundary Waters Canoe area in northern Minnesota is the best place ever. (I changed this one, never been to San Diego)
24. Every human should own a dog.
25. All lists should end at a good number. Like 25. Stopping at 24 is just an injustice to the whole list system.
There ya go.  A list of “some” of my opinions.  I changed a couple cuz I wanted to use some of my opinions as well.  HA!!
Take it for what it’s worth…..and that’s probably nothing at all……  *grin*
Have a great Wednesday.  I am off to day 2 of training for Minnesota Reading Corps.  Going to learn interventions today.   Can   I get a Whoop Whoop??!
have  a good one.
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30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 28

Day 28: What stresses you out?

Old friends who argue about the rightness or wrongness of words, or how they are used.  People argue intelligence instead of feelings when it’s about feelings in the first place.

Sometimes deadlines stress me out.  Especially if I have slacked off and not stayed caught up on the things I need to before the deadline comes.

Being late for an appointment or something where I said I would be somewhere at some appointed time.

Spiders stress me out.  BIG TIME.  I can handle most other beetle bugs, roly polys, crickets, etc.  But NO spiders for me.

Sometimes waiting stresses me out.  Like waiting for results from a blood test or an x-ray.  Waiting for an appointment sometimes does to me as well.

People who think they are always right stress me out.

Moving to a new place, stresses me out.  I have moved so much, you would think I would just go with the flow.  NOT….stress me out baby!!


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30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 16 and more

Day 16: Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it.

Oh my my!!  How appropriate subject for today.  I will be having the gastric sleeve surgery this coming Thursday.  So my opinion of my body is changing as I type.  I am on a full liquid diet today.  I stomached my first protein shake.  It was vanilla mixed with skim milk.  The first few sips were ok but by the time I was near the end….whoa.  NOT what I was expecting.  It was hard to get it all down.  I think next time, I will mix it with some fresh fruit…blend it up, add some ice, and try a slush.  I hope that will be better.

I have these bumps and curves that are in places they shouldn’t be.  Last year I had a breast reduction due to inflamed fibroids.  So, that was taken care of nicely.  Now to get my body in that shape. I have managed to lose close to 20 pounds since starting this journey this past February.  That is pretty decent for me.

Today, I signed up for Aquatic Zumba and a meditation awareness series for this semester here at the U.  The zumba stuff starts the first part of September.  Well, actually I think it starts Aug 29, but I won’t be cleared to start until the next week.  The meditation series is in October.   I am excited about both.  I thought about taking a yoga class…but I don’t want to push it too much right after surgery.

Classes begin Aug 22.  I have the week before (wait, that is next week) to rest up and recover.  Oh wow…it’s coming so quickly.  K starts school on the 15th.  I talked to her last night on the phone and asked who her teacher was this year.  “It’s a boy” she said.  I just had to chuckle.  My good friend is the other 2nd grade teacher.  I hope it’s a good year for her…with “the boy” teacher.  🙂

Today is my last day at work.  I am sitting her in the office with not much going on.  Both deans are in today.  So it’s still pretty quiet.  They both had vacation last week.  Back to the grind.  I wonder what they will have for me when classes start?  I know I have a huge mailing that will need to be done sometime in October and November for all the alums from UNI.  I did that last year.  Not a problem.

As for this 30 day blog series, I might have to miss Thursdays.  Or maybe Karen will type it out for me as I lay in bed at the hospital.  LOL  We’ll see.  Transformation begins today.  I really do like myself today and most days as well.  Life has turned around for me in the past year.  It’s been an amazing year.  Even if I didn’t marry the man who was supposed to be the man of my dreams.  (poor him).  Being single isn’t too bad.  I have a great group of friends and a wonderful family.  Support is something I am not used to, but I sure like it.  Feels great to be loved.

Carry on….this blog is done.  Enjoy your day!!

Life and Everyday

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 10

Day 10: Something you’re afraid of.

Hmmmm.  The thing that I am afraid of is probably more of a phobia.  But isn’t phobia and afraid pretty much the same thing?





a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, orsituation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.




1.  feeling fear; filled with apprehension: afraid to go.
2.  feeling regret, unhappiness, or the like: I’m afraid we can’t go on Monday.
3. feeling reluctance, unwillingness, distaste, or the like: Heseemed afraid to show his own children a little kindness.
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Ok with the exception that one is used as a noun and the other an adjective…..pretty much the same:  FEAR!!
With that said…..  I am afraid of SPIDERS!!
I hate them.  They are gross.  If I get one on me, I feel like I will upchuck.  Yes….that is what I am afraid of.  I would post a picture but that is gross too.
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30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 9

Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend.

My best friend is Karen.  She is the one in the pink shirt.  We get along just fine.  We met at Emporia State University in 1998 and have been friends ever since.  Of course we have our squabbles as most friends do, but we make up, cuz that is what friends do.  Our faith in God holds us together, I think.  She is one of those people who you can say just about anything and get away with it.  🙂

Love ya Karen!!!

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30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 6

Wow….this one is all about PET PEEVES!!  I haven’t thought about it for awhile.  hmmmmm

One of my pet peeves is people who chomp their gum with their mouth open.  It often sounds like a cow chewing it’s cud.  How do I know?  My dad used to have cows out on our farm when I was growing up.








Pet Peeve 2 = People who make promises and don’t keep them.  Like people who totally blow me off for one reason or another after making plans with me.







Pet Peeve 3 = You know when you ask someone a simple, straightforward question and they spend ten solid minutes rambling on about everything in the world EXCEPT the answer to your simple, straightforward question? I hate that.









Pet Peeve 4 = If you are able to drink everything but one little drop of milk or juice, whatever…DON’T put it back in the fridge!  Same for food, if there is just a little left in the pan…Just finish it.

I am sure I have many more.  I just can’t think of them at this time of the “night”.  Leave a few of yours in the comments section.   🙂

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This is just STUFF

I wrote this to a group that I am in on yahoo.  Although no one in the group has responded….that is alright.  It’s a comment to something that another gal had written.  I will put her quote down first

This is what t Linda suggested I write down today.  “I have a choice, the power to get out of the (emotional) hole, or to slide deeper into it.”
This is what I wrote in response to that:  I think this is very true.
Next week I celebrate ONE year of being out of the hospital for mental health stuff. My therp Angie is having a celebration for me.  We are having pizza and pop and whatever at the cafeteria at Allen where she works.  We invited people who have been on the journey with me for the past 10 years or so.  I am nervous but excited about all that.
If it weren’t for better choices, I wouldn’t be celebrating this.  Thank you for writing it out.
I don’t know how to get this line back over to the left.  Guess I am not tech savvy yet.  LOL  but anyways, yes…It’s going to be a whole year since being inpatient any where for mental health reasons.  Amazing for me cuz I have spent the last 20 years in and out of the place.  It was my run away place when I didn’t want to deal anymore, at least that is what I call it now for the past few years.  I believe in the beginning it was a good place for me as I was horribly depressed and suicidal.
I have come a long way since I was 18, 19, 20 years old.  There are some very old friends who wish I was back to that same person years ago.  I tell ya, I don’t wanna be.  It was drama after drama.  I am 41 now and just starting to live.  It’s gotta get better than it was.  So far it IS better than it was just even one year ago.
Thanks to family and lots of friends, and GOD, I am here today.  To celebrate.  That’s all I have for tonight.  See you when I blog again tomorrow.  Hugs to all…you know who you are!!