1) The cat. You know I love Bauer more than I should, but cats can be gross sometimes. He drools when he's happy. He was cuddling before bed the other night and drooled right on my lower lip. Nothing like nearly French-kissing your cat. Ew. And his asthma is back so he hacked up his dinner tonight in the one carpeted room he can go in and changing his litter box is probably my least favorite chore. So next time you are amazed with how cute he is (because he is), remember that he only looks perfect.
But he's such a sweet snuggler while I blog...
2) Freaking trees. I live in a house that's over 30 years old, so our trees are at least that old. There was an ice storm that only seemed to hit my suburb this week and it made many large branches snap off. We own two Honda Civics, so we need to pay someone to haul this mess away. Some company wanted $1000 to do that and to cut down a tree that has a fungal disease. Um, they are trees that live outside - how do you protect them from fungus? So the damn trees will be an unpredicted expense - but we are definitely shopping around because $1000 is just crazy.
3) Long Hair is Everywhere. I have been growing my hair out for years. People keep commenting on how long it's getting. The trouble with long hair? The strands seem so much more noticeable since they are so much longer. Hair on the floor, on my coat, on my towels, stray strand on my desk... let's not even talk about the shower drain. It's unfortunate. Luckily I have not found any in mine or anyone else's food yet.
4) I'm a terrible adult. I fell asleep on the couch at 7:30 and went to bed at 9:30 and it was amazing. This shouldn't require explanation but I wasn't sick - I was just tired. I am an adult and this should not be something I need; my evenings should be spent reading or doing my taxes or checking my stocks and bonds or other adult-y things, not telling my husband to leave me alone and let me sleep when I accidentally kick him for the tenth time in an hour.
5) Time management is a skill I've yet to master. I have a coworker who lives with her dad and takes care of him, has a 16-year-old son, works full time, has gone back to school, and has a packed social life that makes me jealous. I have no idea how she does it all. I get home from work an hour after I leave, attempt to help Andrew with dinner or clean up, and then sit on the couch to unwind. I wish I knew how people found the time to have spotless houses and write five blog posts a week and be up on social media and edit all their photos and watch all the good shows but I just really like sleep and doing nothing too much to get any of that done. Are you people allergic to rest? I must know your secret.
So see, life isn't perfect. Some people only want you to see their pinterest-ready homes or perfectly cooked meals but I bet they have some less-than-shiny things going on behind the scenes. The ones who are human enough and have a story to tell are the ones I find the most interesting - what about you?