Sunday, March 14, 2010

Things I've Learned in Life

1. No matter how loud you yell at it, laundry does not put itself away.

2. You can please some of the people all the time, and even all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all the people all the time.

3. You need to make very clear to husbands that the ‘no metal in the microwave’ rule also applies to alfoil.

4. You cannot control what people do, even the things that make you crazy, but you can control how you react to them.

5. Everyone you feel envious of has things in their life you would never wish for.

6. Be DAMNED careful what you wish for.

7. Money won’t make you happy, but a lack of money sure as hell doesn’t either.

8. You will always, always, always run into ex-boyfriends, high school crushes and potential employers when you look like crap. I’ve done all three, and I think I was wearing the same pair of sweats for all three!

9. Ironically, shampoo stains carpet, and doesn’t clean it. It will also foam to roughly the size of Uluru if you try and clean it up using a wet cloth.

10. Some days are just shitty.

11. Some days, just smelling your daughter’s hair, damp from the bath as she snuggles up for a cuddle, can make a shitty day disappear and your heart smile.



  1. Well, that tears it! I guess I'll just stop yelling at my laundry now. Dang! I thought it was getting the message!!

  2. So very true. Except for number 3. I'd be more likely to be the one who does that.

  3. What a great list! It's funny, finally at the age of 36 I think I'm finally beginning to learn/accept number 4.

  4. Amen! Especially numbers 6 and 7. I'd say to burn those sweats.

  5. How right you are!
    I experienced all of them at certain stages in life, still experiencing them (contrary to general opinion, wiseness deosn't come with age) and the last one is my favourite...

  6. lmbo @ number 1.. I have learned it doesn't even get put away if you yell at the owners of said laundry lol....Amen to all of them though

  7. Oh, I so know what you mean on number 11! So true! And as far as number 8 goes, just throw away that sweat suit and it will never happen again. heh ;-)

  8. I was later than you at SITS on "Saturday"! Hope you had a good weekend :)

  9. You are a smart, smart woman. I really wish the laundry would put itself away, though. Oh, and maybe fold itself, too. That would rock!

  10. As a writer of lessons myself..365 to be exact..I love your list. You can't please everyone is a very good lesson that I hope to add to my 365 at some point...and I also wish my laundry would take care of itself..(and my house for that matter, too!)

  11. Where have you been all my life! Great lessons, good to see you back at base bloggy camp

  12. So true, just enjoying my littlies at the end of the day makes all the grown up hoo-ha irrelevant.


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