NO this isn't a SPT post. I decided to be a rebel and not do it anymore this month The theme gets me down. I find that instead of embracing the ugly bits when I examine them deeper I just feel bad. So I'll just ignore them for now thank you! No this post is about the everyday, ordinary, boring or embarrassing bits. I see memes on lots of blogs. Different ones with different themes. List your four favorite movies, books etc... And then there's the favorite corners of my home pictures. Beautiful corners and interesting well thought out lists no doubt. I have found blogging to be entertaining and inspirational but also at times intimidating. Sometimes I read other blogger's memes and come away feeling like my world is very small. I haven't traveled Europe. I haven't lived in four different states much less abroad. I don't home school and I let my children watch TV. I can't paint or knit and I don't much enjoy cooking. I feel like a part of a wonderful community at times and others I feel like I don't belong. Like the new kid on the playground hoping to make friends with the popular group. Don't get me wrong overall I find it very rewarding to visit other blogs and almost always find something to smile or laugh about or find a great book I would have never known about otherwise. I see projects I want to try and find words that touch my heart and move me deeply. Are others out there intimidated at times. Do you feel like you just don't measure up some days? I'm sure I am not the only one. I want to know about some of the things that you find less than interesting or flattering. Tell the truth, maybe you watched Napoleon Dynamite and even considered buying the "vote for Pedro tshirt". I'm not saying I watched it, just heard about it...yea that's it I heard about it.. from my son. Heard about it. You think I would watch such a mindless movie? No way! Do you look at the trashy tabloids in the grocery store line but would never actually buy one. Not that I would ever do such, just wondering if you have. Are you growing penicillin in the back of your fridge. Do you have dust bunnies bigger than your cat? Did you feed your kid cake for breakfast? OK, I admitted I've watched Austin Powers too many times to count. You can too. Blog one time about the real you some interesting or maybe embarrassing little tidbit we wouldn't expect. And if you won't blog about it at least leave me a little comment to make me feel better. No one will know, not that many people read my blog anyway. I'm the new kid among the popular girls.
**Edited to add: OK I am not the only one with this idea. I just found this. Randi posted about this yesterday and called it get real Monday. I love the picture of her laundry stacked up as high as her. I can sooo relate. I said I would never post a picture of my messy house but you know what they say about saying "never". In the spirit of being real. Here you have it apparently I'm a day late. That is not at all unusual just another reality!
Those clothes have been folded on the coffee table for at least 3 days. Those holes in the wall were left when I took the shelves down that you see in the picture with Santa. I took this picture 5 minutes ago not 2 months ago. Why is Santa still on my counter? I guess cause he didn't take himself back to the North Pole.
More folded laundry. This time on the kitchen table. Put here for my son to put away. The mess that is my kitchen this afternoon and my unmade bed at nearly 3pm. (I do usually make the bed everyday but my husband was still in it when I got up this morning and I never made it back in there to make it up). And these next pictures I refuse to take credit for. They are Casey's room. And the sad thing is.... this is fairly clean for him!
I guess this did turn out to be a SPT of the ugly bits after all!