I know everyone must think I sit around with a big smile on my face loving my perfect life- but I regret to inform you that, that is just not correct. In fact, if you've ever run into me you probably hated me right away thinking I was scowling at you. There's something wrong with my expressions or something because i get strangers telling me I need to smile- when in fact, I couldn't be happier. PET PEEVE.
I have several pet peeves.. I can't even BEGIN. Actually, I always tried to shy away from talking about them because 1. they change from year to year- heck, day to day.. and 2. I want my blog to be a positive outlet- not a venting channel. That's Tony's job. However, I just felt like addressing the masses today to explain that while things may appear fine and dandy- all perfect and lovely- that's just not so. And I don't really care... I mean, I knew going into this (life) that it would be full of tests and trials. Right? Well I believe that.
Recently things have been particularly hard. In fact, it was my hardest holiday season ever. When I needed people the most, they seemed to distance themselves. And when I needed more time, time was fleeting. I missed out on about 50% of our usual holiday traditions simply because there just wasn't enough time. (I'm still sad we didn't see the temple lights this year). I also have been really worried and stressed about my back. Every single day it hurts. Not HORRIBLY- but just a nagging pain. It's even worse when I walk around for longer than 30 minutes. There's more. Much, much more. Not that I'd ever divulge the most juicy gossip in my life. Who even knows who reads this thing. (I mean really) However, despite these traumatic occurrences around here I've still found time to smile and be grateful. And reading my own posts shows me that WOW- I can really find the bright side. Good for me.
But I guess that's not REALLY what this post is about. No. It's to ramble and complain because I never do and by golly I think I have the right. Although, at the same time I'm thinking "Connie, be positive! No one likes a Negative Nelly" (which my mom would call us kids growing up (when we were being negative of course) Anyway.
Do you know what I hate? And I hate saying hate cause hate is such a strong emotion... but it fits today so here goes. Something else I was thinking about as I was searching for a gift for Tony was how I was afraid to Google "Dicks Sporting Goods". What kind of world do we live in when that thought crosses my mind! Obviously it was a safe search but still. Goodness gracious.
AND ANOTHER THING. Brody has been sick with bronchitis or SOMETHING for a flipping month. Every night he coughs and coughs- all night long. The doctor has given him meds- even though really kids under 4 shouldn't take any. It's been rough because 1- I'm not getting sleep and 2- I can't bare to see him coughing all the time. Just stinks. I'm also tired of hearing "binky! binky!" All day long. How the heck and I going to wean Brody off that! I've tried the take-them-all-away, rip-it-off-like-a-band-aid method but I'm not strong enough I guess.
Last thing... a little more upbeat to send you not feeling so depressed...(which hopefully this post is more amusing than depressing)
what's the deal with this:
I'm sorry but Taco Bell can't just waltz their way into the diet world and proclaim themselves to be healthy. I know firsthand that Taco Bell is the DEVIL! Or, Taco Hell as my dad would say. Pardon my French.I had massive food poisoning from them back in the 90's and gave them up for a good decade before a cute guy took me there on a date at BYU (now that I think about it, what a cheapskate). I was hesitant but it was delish! I decided chalupas were just too good to live without. Now, while I may still enjoy some Taco Bell on occasion (ok hardly ever), it's in no way going to be friendly to my waistline. Or yours. Take it from me- because literally, I'm 27 lbs lighter than I was at one point in my life and I didn't do it with Taco Bell. (Or Subway, while we're at it.... I worked at two Subways for a semester during college, I know what I'm talking about) :p
And girls this one's for you (Tony labeled it a "chick place" so) Ever been to Paradise Bakery? NO? I've been once and it was like 2 years ago. You'd think it would be all healthy- their soups and salads- and sandwiches which are pretty much all there is there. I'll tell you one thing, it tastes good for a reason- and that's because it's bad for you. Loaded with fat and sodium like you wouldn't believe. Take the "Paradise Club Sandwich". In that one tiny sandwich you get 70% of your Saturated Fat for the day and 107% of your Sodium. Outrageous.
I'm not even going to go on about the cookies.