my daughter has really long, really thick, and really curly lashes. She got this feature from her Dad. Thankfully. Because mine are short, stubby, and fine. When i’m not too lazy, i have to use a curlash and a mascara to help me look and feel pretty.
to my horror and dismay, we discovered that she cut hers using her new safety-scissors, one night when no one was looking.
in my shock and utter relief that she did not hurt her eyes, i shouted at her and demanded why she cut her beautiful lashes. Her answer made me want to cry. She said,
because i want to be like you. yours are short. i want to look like you.
tell me, what would you say and how would you react to that?
this was one hilarious read. a storyline with one feisty woman in it never fails to interest me. I read it as fast as i could, pleading for a happy ending as i went through the pages. answered prayers, whether big or small, are the best!
His current obsession. construction paper. which he will climb the chair, the counter, and even the cabinet for.
he calls it pihpah. he asks for a new piece of pihpah every now and then. he likes cutting them up with grown-up scissors [of course with my supervision]. he has destroyed both of the only safety scissors we have. banged them on the floor out of frustration because they wouldn’t cut as nicely as grown-up scissors would. he also likes scribbling on them pihpahs.
see, he even sleeps with them. he brings them to bed, holds them gently so as not to crumple them, then bam, all gentle care is lost when sleep sets in. =P
i just fell off my seat laughing!
make a list, that’s what. and then cross each beastly thing off as you
accomplish kill them one after the other. Like now! prepare payroll prepare checks for bills call mechanic and follow-up on the car call Fidela call Bino plan out activities for upcoming workshop find SOMEONE to handle the workshop prepare to handle the workshop in case #6 gives me nothing no one. run errands, 4 of them call the mechanic again MTFU and go bowling with Miguela as promised. [M stands for Mommy] buy more fruits and vegetables stop thinking about eating the remaining dark chocolate in the chiller
post edit: it took me 4 days to complete this but, it still felt good to cross off each and every item! can i get a woot! woot!
i know, i said i’m gonna do it daily. but life isn’t really that simple and it doesn’t really happen exactly as we want it to all the time [which by the way is all for the better, i think].
so i think it’s safe to say that editing - simplifying and minimizing my home can be done on a weekly basis, at the very least.
yesterday, i attacked the bathroom. as i have been meaning to do it for soooo long now. proof of the matter is these before pics, were taken, brace yourselves, last september 2010. =P
look at the overly full shelves of products mostly tried, tested,and/or abandonned
a close up of supposedly my side of the shelves and the “things-used-daily” bin
and now, after a whole afternoon of sorting, purging, assembling [notice the shelf that was missing from pic 1], cleaning, and re-arranging, voila!
and my now simplified side of the shelves and minimized daily bin, tadaa!
i hope you do see the difference i see because IRL it looks awesome and i now wanna hang out in my bathroom, seriously. =P