I died laughing reading this!
I am an old Calvin & Hobbes fan. Bill Waterson is a legend!
Have a good laugh folks.
My brain must clearly be fragile.
It obviously needs a reboot or something because I can literally not be this crazy all the time. I could put it down to being tired. Or just that I have too much on my mind at the moment. Or that maybe, I just need to stop and breathe for a bit and take a moment for myself.
That way maybe I can focus enough to at least not do some of the following:
1) I have been convinced since last night that it was Friday. And when I say convinced I mean so convinced that I wore jeans today. (Usually reserved for Fridays).
2) Me, thinking it was Friday, went to a colleague’s locked office and waited outside for 10 minutes silently cursing him for being late for a meeting. Only to be told that he is only back tomorrow. AKA Friday.
3) I made myself coffee this morning and had half. I was busy with it and then put it down to read an email on my phone. Why I just didn’t multi task and finish my coffee, I do not know. Needless to say I left a half a cup of coffee undrunk. Sacrilege, I know.
4) I spent the better part of fifteen minutes fighting with, once again, a mosquito in the work bathroom stall and ended up walking out the bathroom only to realize I hadn’t gone to do what I needed to do.
5) I made 10 copies (for document packs I need to make up at work) of a very thick CV. Twice. I clearly hadn’t noticed where I put the first pile and just proceeded to make another 10 utterly convinced I hadn’t made any copies of it at all yet.
6) In my stupid state this morning I decided to wear heels to work. I must’ve been still half asleep. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure why I even own heels anymore.
7) I deleted a document from my PC that I actually needed instead of the one I wanted to delete. Needless to say I had to redraw up the doc I had just deleted.
It is now just on 13h00 and I’m still at work. I don’t know how much more can go South. And I have yet to get home to the kids.
In the famous words of Jackie Chan (ok, so maybe someone else just made the pic):
I would never in a million years have thought that I would have gotten to this point.
Yes folks, welcome to my 100th post! A 100!! Can you believe it? I am so proud of my little blog haven and it has flourished from strength to strength.
I originally started blogging in 2010. That didn’t last long though. It didn’t feel entirely right. I stopped. I left it for a bit and thought that maybe the blogging world was just not for me. And then the bug somehow bit again somewhere in the middle of January 2011. I did a bit of “umming” and “aahing” and eventually decided that the “bug” was too strong to resist.
So in Feb 2011 I started A Little Less Fluff. And my how good it felt! It just felt so right. Like it was what I needed. Like my very own therapy session. It felt good. Just the right fit.
And well now I have reached 100 posts! Awesome! Hehe! Yay Me!
And a massive Thank You to those who have commented on my site and who have given some wonderful advice. I appreciate each and every one of you! You’re awesome!!
I had some grand post planned. I really did. Something meaningful and wise and wonderful. In truth. I have nothing. I cannot think of one damn thing to say that will sound profound. So I will focus on something of an average nature. Something that maybe will make me smile. Things I have come to realize in my lifetime. Yeah, that’ll do.
You see, today folks, I celebrate my 30th Birthday.
I had some idea of what I wanted to say to my 20 year old self, but then thought about it and came to the conclusion to focus not on the past as such and more on what I have learned in my 30 years of existence.
Either way, here it goes:
I have learned that you can have all the patience in the world. Up until you have children of course. Because somehow, it just seems to dangle by a thread or disappear completely.
I have learned that no matter how sick you are, you will always carry on to see to the needs of your family.
I have learned that no matter what crap day you have had, coming home to smiling faces and kisses can mean the world.
I have learned that no matter how hard you struggle, you will find a way to come out on top in the end.
I have learned that you can be pushed to your limits and be close to a psychotic break and yet still remain sane enough to change a nappy.
I have learned that having that moment with your partner where you laugh together for a good solid five minutes is like heaven.
I have learned that I have aged exponentially faster than what I would have liked. My hair is about at grey as the average 50 year old. My knees and joints are permanently not happy with me. My back hates me. And the dark circles under my eyes make me look like an extra from any one of those zombie movies.
I have come to appreciate sleep.
I am thankful that I have the ability to put the brakes on just before I am about to snap and become some psycho mom.
I have come to learn that I am not alone in this battle (and sometimes blissful) period that is motherhood. I am glad that I am not the only one who thinks the same way I do. And I appreciate all the women who stand up and admit that motherhood is not all it’s cracked up to be.
I have come to learn that no matter what the age, kids will always attempt to outsmart you. The key is to get smarter. 😉
I have learned to appreciate the little things.
I have come to understand that I will never be perfect, but that that fact shouldn’t stop me from aiming high.
I wanted to do 30 of these, but I got tired/distracted again. But I think I have managed to learn quite a bit. 😉
The ways people get to my blog are always interesting to me.
But point number two? WTF??
Oh my word! I really, really, really have some serious issues. I’m thinking it might actually be slightly sad and pathetic right about now.
I think by now I have made my aversion to mosquitoes quite clear. I don’t like them; I never have and never will.
Which brings me to the situation I found myself in a few minutes ago.
I head off to the bathroom at work (because I have had waaaay to much coffee in a short space of time!) and head into the stall. The tiny window is open. Why when it is freezing outside I do not know. Anyways, I walk in, lock the door, and there on the wall above the cistern sits a big ass mosquito. I freeze. I have just heard someone else walk in so the other stall (there are only two in this particular bathroom) is occupied. I remain motionless. Staring at the big ass mosquito and wondering how the hell I was going to pull this off.
I had one of two options:
I could attempt to swat it, but Murphy is always in the wings and I will inevitably miss and then pant and grunt as I attempt to re catch and swat it in a tiny bathroom stall. This of course will give the impression to the occupier of stall number two that the occupier of stall number one (aka me) has somewhat of a stomach issue and will want to find out if I am ok. Now I don’t know about you, but I am not cool with “chatting” to people from a bathroom stall. Whether it be at work or the mall (side note: I will attempt to the best of my ability to avoid a mall bathroom. But that is a whole other post altogether), I just don’t dig it.
Option two of course would be to leave said stall and come back later when occupier of stall two has left. But this would be really strange as nothing has been happening in stall one which occupier of stall two might find strange. Wait! I could fake flush the toilet to make it look like I was done and then come back later. Yes! That could work!
I must just mention that at least 4 minutes have passed and that it was nearly past the time that an average person would go to the toilet to do a “number 1”. I also have still been maintaining eye contact with said bug of death and destruction and have not budged an inch. I also realized I have kind of been holding my breath a bit. Which made me fall slightly backwards into the door, which caused somewhat of a loud banging echo!
Silence from stall number two.
I was going to go with option two. It seemed viable. But then my bladder clearly had other ideas as in between having the coffee I have just been so busy I have not gone in a while. I should’ve by this point have gone like an hour or so back already.
So I decided with option 1.
I said over a dozen curse words under my breath.
Luckily for me the bug of death and destruction merrily flew out the tiny window. To which I obviously shut it. By this time occupier of stall two had flushed and was nearly out the door. I merrily carried on with my business and hoped I would run in to no one in the passage.
I really need to get over the mosquito issue. But in all reality we all know I never will.
I am always on the lookout for blogs that make me laugh.
I currently am laughing my ass off (or practically wetting my pants) at two wonderfully funny blogs. One of which is on my blog roll.
Kendall from This Is Not That Blog is witty, and funny as hell. She tells it like it is and her drawings are hysterical! Pop on over and say hi ok?
Allie from Hyperbole And A Half has a unique way of telling her stories. Whether it be about her childhood, her dog or general happenings, she will have you in stitches. Show some love and go say hello.
Also, ahem, if you have a look at the “juggling mommy” in the top right corner, I would really appreciate it if you clicked on her and popped over to Top Mommy Blogs. A click on the icon is a vote for me. Yes, I’m being an ego maniac again. 😉