First off, a huge thanks to the comments and emails I received from this post. I wanted to reply to everyone individually but then this happened and once she was no longer Ms. Clingy McRubMyBack I had this overwhelming urge to clean my house. The office was purged of paper, four loads of laundry were put away and I scrubbed down all three of our bathrooms. Toilets included. Was it a full moon? A change in the jet stream? Temporary insanity? All of the above?


Anyway. While up to my elbows in scrubbing toilets (sorry for the visual) I kept thinking about the start of that post from last week. I started to make a list in my head of what I know for sure and, so. Here it is.

What I know for sure:

God is great, and He is nothing like the American media (or American crazy-pants fundamentalists) have made Him out to be.

I’m married to the most perfect man (For me)(He’s probably also perfect for most women but he’s taken, so).

I have three of the most amazing kids that this planet ever did see. You guys (well, most of you) really have no idea.

My kids are cuter than your kids. No offense; I’m just playing the biased card.

My kids have the raunchiest farts. I’m pretty sure that you’ll let me have that one.

Our (Matthew’s) dog is the stupidest dog on the planet.

He also has the raunchiest dog farts on the planet.

I am continually surrounded by raunchy farts.

On that note, eggnog makes me gag.

I’m warming up to beer. But not warm beer, because that’s just wrong.

I have the best friends that any girl could hope for.

Salsa makes me happy.

Mac is far superior to Windows.

Summer is better than Winter.

Spring is better than Fall.

Salty is better than sweet.

I look better in a skirt or a dress than in jeans (It’s all about my inner thighs. Per usual).

I’m a good Mom. I am not perfect, no, but I’m doing my best and I think that I’m doing a pretty good job. We are doing a pretty good job.

I like to cook. Bonus points: I’m pretty fantastic at it.

I like to bake. Matthew is the “master baker” (inside joke) lately but I do alright. Christmas is coming…

Dancing is fun. Picking your kids up one at a time and ballroom dancing with them, even more fun.

Purple looks good on me.

I can sing. Nothing fancy, no, but I can hold a tune and I love to do so.

Cheese is amazing. Feta cheese included; it smells like barf, but tastes whatever the opposite of barf is.

This Winter isn’t going to kill me. We’ve barely started, here, but I’m usually despondent by September or so and I’m actually quite happy and it’s kind of a nice change.

Trying to finish up a post with something witty and/or relevant usually takes me more time than is probably necessary.

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  1. Mrs. Wilson November 15, 2010 8:43 am edit

    1. I love how you always write that your kids are the BEST EVER. If (when) they read this one day, I’m sure they’ll blush with my-mama-loves-me-ness.

    2. Your kids may have the raunchiest farts, but mine can stink up a bathroom like NO OTHER. (Worse than my dad. Seriously.)

    3. I LOVE BEER. (And I miss it.)

    4. Salty IS better than sweet.

    5. I’m not a big fan of winter, but thinking about being huge and pregnant in the HOT SUMMER HEAT makes me thankful for the icicles.

    6. “Trying to finish up a post with something witty and/or relevant usually takes me more time than is probably necessary.” ME TOO.
    .-= Mrs. Wilson´s last blog ..using-what-we’ve-got granola bars =-.

  2. Ashley November 15, 2010 10:00 am edit

    Salty definately trumps sweet and is best paired with a bowl of homemade salsa (we rock the salsa makin’ around here) and some really awesome cheddar cheese. But if you’ve never had a salt and vinegar chip with a teeny bite of an Aero chocolate bar you don’t know heaven – I unfortunately can’t have either ever again.

    Thank you for making me hungry already.

    Most dogs are stupid, that’s why their cute.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..There was an Elephant sitting on my chest =-.

  3. Kami's Khlopchyk November 15, 2010 11:51 am edit

    Great list! I think you know a lot.

    But I have to clarify two points:

    1) salty is equally as good as sweet. Chocolate covered pretzels. I rest my case :)

    2) My kids are pretty damn fantastic too.

    .-= Kami’s Khlopchyk´s last blog ..I Dont Remember =-.

  4. hillary November 15, 2010 12:49 pm edit

    have you tried microbrewery beer? so much better than the yucky canned lagers.
    .-= hillary´s last blog ..Downtown Vancouver Digging Through Your Bag Ripping Out The Pages Of The Local Music Mag =-.

  5. Carrie November 15, 2010 1:25 pm edit

    Have you ever tried grilled feta? To die for!

    As for beer… come visit me!

    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Everything About Me – Day 16 =-.

  6. Kerri Anne November 15, 2010 5:46 pm edit

    The fact that you’re warming up to (non-warm) beer makes me more excited than it probably should. But I can’t help it. IT’S SO GOOD. And especially GOOD beer, of which Portland (and Vancouver, too!) has plenty. We actually probably have too much beer. But then that might just be blasphemy.

    I don’t know much. But I know I love you. (And UM YES, I just directly referenced a LINDA RONSTADT AND AARON NEVILLE song, which is honestly something I never imagined I’d do. But, yeah, I couldn’t stop myself.)
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..I Can Be Alone Yeah- I Can Watch A Sunset On My Own =-.

  7. Elaine November 16, 2010 3:07 pm edit

    I’m so glad someone else was elbow deep cleaning toilets this week besides me!

    And I love that we BOTH think our kids are cuter than everyone else’s… ;)
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..And So I Ran =-.

  8. Marta B November 16, 2010 8:26 pm edit

    I was thinking of this post today; I read it yesterday and it really made me think. Thanks. Thanks for also saying that your kids are the best. Made me realize that about my kids and to tell them that a few times today. We’re pretty lucky – to have such great kids and a fab. hubby (and to be Canadian, eh?)

  9. Barbara@TheMIddleAges November 17, 2010 1:58 pm edit

    I love your blog. You have the sweetest voice — and in this case sweet might be better than salty.
    .-= Barbara@TheMIddleAges´s last blog ..Searching for Barbara Millicent Roberts =-.

  10. De November 22, 2010 12:53 pm edit

    Summer is better than winter YES
    Spring is better that Fall YES
    Mac is superior than windows YES
    BUT salt better than sweet….

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