Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I wandered onto a blog today and you know what? The poor prefect woman who had the perfect life and a couple of perfect children and was married to the perfect man with sparkling teeth was whining because she couldn't loose five pounds.

But then I noticed her blog had all the paragraphs running together. Huge blocks of text depress me and she had already depressed me with her perfect life, except for that pesky five pounds, that is.

Another woman's blog I wandered into was feeling sorry for herself because she had a child that wasn't in school so she could have free time. There are a million women who would love to have a child. Period. I was always sorry when my kids went back to school.

Then I ran across this quote:

"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known." ~Garrison Keillor

And I decided to be happy that I am me and she is she and never the twain shall meet. Or some such nonsense. And I'm going to bed now, actually before midnight.

One last thought:

"Bad is never good until worse happens." ~Danish Proverb

Which reminds me of the punchline to that old "it could be worse" joke: "It could be me." And we are glad it's not, aren't we?


Laura ~Peach~ said...

yeah what she said! LOL

Cindy said...

Great quote by Garrison Keillor!!

Bonnie Sorenson said...

I agree so much with what you wrote. I remember visiting someone in Montana and her biggest trial in life was finding the perfect bedspread for her perfect house.

So which day would be the best for lunch--this Thursday, Oct. 2, Friday, Oct. 3, or Monday October 6? You will have to email me your phone number, the time and day which is best, and driving directions to where you want me to meet you.

Michael Rawluk said...

I can't find my screwdriver. That is my biggest problem.
When are we going for lunch?

tearese said...

no ones life is as perfect as it seems from the outside. I had the oportunity to live with some cousins for a year. We always thought they were the perfect family,and I always wished my home was like theirs. But after that year, I would prefer my own family hands down!

Colette Amelia said...

I don't know where my perfect life went? have you seen it?

Actually as I look around I am feeling quite blessed. And as I look around I think that I really don't need a thing...well maybe some new socks and unmentionables. But other than underwear I am good to go!

And I feel very lucky to know you...even though we have never met! You brighten my day! Yes when are we going for lunch?

Shawn said...

You are totally right! And I was afraid that you were talking about me, because I need to lose 15 lbs. and am always whining about it... :(

So, I promise to be better about it and look on the bright side---I am REALLY trying!

Thanks for the reminder.