small victories

-applying eyeliner on the upper lid! i’ve been attempting this for 6 years and finally, on a random Wednesday in February i succeed on the first try + it looked good! (double whammy!) i know for you fashionistas this is no big feat since you’ve probably been doing it since you were twelve but for this make-up challenged lady it was quite the accomplishment

-being bummed out about not having any kiwi but then discovering that hurray! you still have strawberries

-getting called into work early, only to be turned away upon arrival and told to go “kill an hour or so” downtown. the small victory? flipping this annoying event into a more positive one by taking a breath, throwing on the ‘ol iPod, and frittering away the minutes like a cool city kid chillin’ in the book store reading Jane Lynch’s memoir.

-amidst the Battle of the Blogging Block, i got a ray of sunlight in the form of a shout out from the lovely Holly at Eight Six Eleven. she’s doing an entire week about cupcakes and i was able to share my great experience with Cupcake Charlie’s in Plymouth, MA. doesn’t this look divine?! ande’s mint cupcake & red velvet circa 2009

-getting a txt from your sister-in-law about getting invited to prom before she txts her own brother. oohyeaa. & bonus – that she misses me almost as much as i miss her ♥

-seeing that my little cactus family going through a growth spurt. p.s. mr.c & i renamed them during our gigglefest/dish washing session last night. they’re now the Carty Cactus Clan or CCC and are similar to the KKK in that they are also racists…against white people < mr.c’s addition of course

-opening your email to find it not filled with the usual junk mail + bills but with two sweet messages from family members. one of which i will copy & share with you below. ahh, things kids say… this is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

What Is Butt Dust???

What, you ask, is ‘Butt dust’?  Read on and you’ll discover the joy in it!  These have to be original and genuine. No adult is this creative!!

JACK(age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: ‘Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?’

MELANIE(age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn’t remember any more. Melanie said, ‘If you don’t remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six.

STEVEN(age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. ‘I love you so much that when you die I’m going to bury you outside my bedroom window.’

BRITTANY (age 4) had an ear ache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she’d have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: ‘How does it know it’s me?’

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. ‘Please don’t give me this juice again,’ she said, ‘It makes my teeth cough.’

DJ (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: ‘How much do I cost?’

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, ‘I don’t know what’ll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in it?’

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: ‘Why is he whispering in her mouth?’

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, ‘Why doesn’t your skin fit your face?’

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story.  His dad read: ‘The man named   Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.’ Concerned, James asked: ‘What happened to the flea?’

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget:This particular Sunday sermon…’Dear Lord,’ the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. ‘Without you, we are but dust…’ He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter who was listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, ‘Mom, what is butt dust?’

Make sure you pass this one on and spread the smiles….

Life isn’t  about waiting for the storm to pass… 

It’s about  learning to dance in the rain.

Well, that’s all for today folks. Hope everyone’s week is going well so far!

And as always, I’d love to hear what your small victories have been lately!

xo, meg

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4 thoughts on “small victories

  1. What’s the secret to eyeliner on the top?! I have yet to figure it out!!!
    Personal mail is the absolute best! I love it. And your cactuses (cacti?) are awesome. I think I need to get a cactus.

    Great post!

    • thanks! :)

      the secret to eyeliner on top, well i’m not quite sure. i only managed to do it successfully once but if i can repeat it i’ll letcha know! but definitely good eyeliner that goes on smooth so you don’t stab your eye, a steady hand, & patience.

      and yes, the plural is cacti but that sounds weird so i rarely use. and you so need one!! :) then ours can be pals.

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