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I Need a Sign for Days I Try to Hide Out

There’s this odd phenomenon in my life and I want to know if others have it as well.

On certain days, when I know I don’t have to go anywhere until my kids come home, I’ll shower, get half ready, put my pajama bottoms back on and wait to put any make up on.  And I love it.

BUT if the doorbell rings, I panic.  How dare someone randomly stop by on a day when I don’t put base on until 3:05pm?

Today, it was UPS.  The package is still on the porch.  And it will be.  Until 3:10.

But then I think: why do I look as comfortable/bad as I can when someone coming by brings complete and utter terror?  Should I make a sign to put on my door?  What should it say?

I really am home, but until I’m no longer in my pj bottoms, I will not be opening this door.

Leave whatever you’ve brought and back away slowly.  Any resistance will be met by a Medusa-like creature.

Real people with real lives don’t come out until after dark.  PS  What’s your blood type?

Unless you have chocolate cake, don’t ring the bell.

What would your sign say?

You can see if I'm in my office as you walk to the door.  (And I know our lawn is AMAZING)

You can see if I’m in my office as you walk to the door. (And I know our lawn is AMAZING)

I Am Passing Judgment (while wearing a nice fall ensemble)

Lately, Facebook seems to be so judgmental.  It’s kind of getting me down.  Now, some of you may think, “But aren’t YOU judgmental?”  My reply is simply: “Yes.  But I’m FUNNY.”

I think judgmentalness, which is not an acceptable a word, is an acceptable state of being.  As long as you do it quietly.  Or you make me laugh.

I understand not everyone is funny.  This makes me very sad.  But I have a solution for this.  (Naturally.)

If you aren’t funny, instead of posting judgments of other people, make fun of yourself so that I can judge YOU in the privacy of my own home.  I think it would be the nice thing to do.  Especially on Tuesdays.  Tuesdays can be slow news days.

And wear more burnt amber colored clothing.  It’s such a nice color to wear this time of year.

How I’d Fix Healthcare AND Save Time

I had to go to my doctor recently.  She pointed out that I hadn’t had a physical in about 2.5 years.  I said, “Really?  But I seem to be at the doctor’s a lot.  Or at least once a year.

Just not for a physical.

Because health care is constantly in the headlines, I’d thought I’d pipe up.  Of course this has nothing to do with how much you pay for it, but what happens and when.

I think anytime my blood is taken, all tests should be run.  Just take enough and get it all done.  Put it in my file and everyone’s happy.

I had surgery a year ago for my little mountain biking slip-up.  I was already unconscious and a doctor was there.  I say make sure I’m healthy sometime during the four-hour surgery.  Makes sense to me and saves time.

I can answer any questions when I wake up and a little drowsy.  I’m more honest then anyhow.

And I think you can tell if I’m obese whether or not I stand on a scale.  Or that can be one of the questions you ask when I’m drowsy.  Although I think even my subconscious would lie.  Might be better to ask how many truckers gave me a little nod at the Flying J.

Because if we were all being honest, 80% of us would rather be passed out during a physical anyhow.  And the 20% have other issues.

“I’m Crafty and You’re Glue…”

Lately life has been hard as it tends to become on Wednesdays in September.  (Although they have nothing on 4:25pm on Thursdays in January.)  For some reason, quotes work for me.  So I’ve decided to occasionally share some of them with you.  When I remember.

As many of you know I’m incredibly crafty and so I made this:

I should get a job at Hobby Lobby

I should get a job at Hobby Lobby

If you’d like to make it, buy greeting cards, 2 pieces of paper, tape and a frame and have at it.  (If you spend longer than 10 minutes, you did it wrong.)

Here is the greeting card (Upper right in the frame) I’ve been reading a lot lately:

The secret to the fabulous life is to Live imperfectly with great delight.

In small print: the great thing is, Once we let go of being everything, we have the opportunity to be gloriously ourselves.

It’s pretty much the same as the e.e. cummings poem I have practically memorized:

To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

Some of you may be surprised I have to remind myself to “just be me.”  But there you have it.

What are your go to quotes?