Life is tough enough without us beating ourselves up over the likes of the laundry. I suggest (humbly) that we try/attempt to see the glass as half-full and give ourselves a break when we make a mistake or fall short of our goals.
Parenthood: The future wouldn't exist without it. But it is hard, sometimes. Oh, lots of times it is hard. And I'm reliving it just a bit through my daughter and son-in-law. First a caveat: She and her husband are infinitely glad for the privilege to be parents. They wouldn't give it up for the world. Neither would I.
There's a whole list of words that can mean one thing, unless they mean the opposite. They are officially called auto-antonyms, or in layperson terms, car-opposites. Here's one actual dictionary definition: "Egregious: adj. 1. Outstandingly bad; shocking. 2. Remarkably good." I'm not making this up. If you tell someone they are egregious what are you saying, exactly? Exactly. By definition, a bomb is an explosive device. Unless, of course, you are referring to the theater (or theatre). Then a bomb is anything but explosive; it is lackluster.
p> I used to worry about expressing my viewpoints and opinions because they might not line up with someone else's and that would cause discord. Then I learned to live with a little discord or at least ignore it and not let it own me. I realized there is no possible way to please everyone so I might as well just be myself, and go on with life in the best way I know how.
Bacon is greasy and crunchy. It's chewy and salty. It's delectable and balanced. Bacon is akin to nature's perfect food. I'd never contemplated the idea of improving bacon. I don't think many people have.
I'd tried carpet spot and stain remover on a few occasions and all that seemed to accomplish was to make the spot disappear for a short time only to return bigger and bolder within a few days. My spots kept reinventing themselves by performing a reappearing act worthy of Houdini.
When the phone rang, it was a mystery. No one had caller ID. You had to answer every call. It was usually a race because we all wanted to be the one to get to the phone first. Phone calls were exciting!
I'm here today to suggest we come out from under the covers and embrace the sleepy vibrato known as snoring. When you look at it from a logical perspective, snoring can actually be perceived as a good thing.
> It's bothersome and downright exasperating when, in the middle of the night, the dog or cat or maybe both want to cuddle with you in bed and they take up space and their fur gets in your face and one of them even snores, but they love you unconditionally so you make room and indulge in a little snuggling. Last night was bothersome and downright exasperating.
The way I approach life differs now from when I was a teenager or newly married twentysomething. The world has changed as well, and that makes for a double whammy. I have to admit, I am a grown-up, even though I mostly try my best not to be. As such, I take notice of and appreciate certain things more than I did when I was younger, partly because I've changed and partly because they hadn't been invented yet.