9.08.2010

things I've learned lately that may be of use to someone.

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  • Sleep governs me. I'm worthless when I'm tired. worthless is a bad adjective.
  • worthless: poor-quality, low-grade, cheap, shawdy, tawdry, crummy, ineffective, fruitless, inadequate, unproductive, empty, lame.
  • I don't like being a bad adjective.
  • Creme Brulee cooks for 1 hour @ 250, not 45 minutes @ 220.
  • You can see a lot of Transformers and Bunnies in the clouds when you have company.
  • This is funny.
  • When you pray for your weaknesses to be made into strengths, you're shown your weaknesses.
  • It's humbling to see your weaknesses.
  • If you're uncomfortable being humbled, it means you're not very humble.
  • Humility is a strength.
  • Hmmm.
  • I get anxious if I don't make something.
  • I love Conan more than I thought I did.
  • Weight Watchers is a torture method.
  • Food affects how I sleep. Sleep affects how I eat.
  • My weaknesses are front and center when I'm tired and hungry.
  • Hmmm.
  • one eternal round....
  • Listen to this: you'll cry. It's all about perspective.
  • It's hard to blog when you're a bad adjective.
  • Ants will invade your kitchen if you don't sweep. inevitably.
  • I very strongly dislike ants.
  • You don't sweep when you're worthless.
  • moral: if you go to bed at midnight, you'll have ants.

17 comments:

Chris said...

Moving doesn't help with feelings you describe either. The stress of it all is eating at my kids. Having my husband gone during the weeks shows all my weaknesses as a parent. Thanks for giving a voice to how I'm feeling as well.

ShEiLa said...

Thanks for the opportunity to meet Marcel. That was funny. The Gary Ceran story is beyond sad... amazing example of forgiveness.

I also didn't know about the cooking time for Creme Brulee... never tried making it before.

So did your house sell? Where are you going? No wonder I haven't had ants in awhile... been going to bed early.

ToOdLeS.

Tara said...

Haha - I love your logic circle that ends with not enough sleep = bugs. It does in my house too!

Tara
www.tarabeingtara.blogspot.com

Beeswax said...

I was asking my husband why I've been so grouchy lately (minefield of a question, I know), and he said, maybe going to bed at 11 every night and getting up at 4 ? I hadn't even noticed my sleep deprivation, cuz I haven't had a good night's sleep in like a year. So I'm worthless, too. And moderately mean. Maybe what I need is creme brulee and a nap?

Beeswax said...

I invited some friends from upstate to come make salad :)

juliannarichman@blogspot.com said...

Literally ants are my Nemesis. I could go crazy (the kind you are committed for)trying to keep them out of my kitchen. I hear your pain.

Amanda Joy said...

I laughed so hard when Marcel said' From the tonenails of a man." I love how random it is.

I agree about weaknesses. I relate to you and Beeswax about the sleep deprivation issue. I realize that my attitude has been harsher lately, because I have to energy or motivation. I figure because life ebbs and flows, Peace will have it's turn soon... hopefully:)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I did not know about Marcel until today.....gues what I use as a bean bag chair...a raisin. HA!

I am sorry that life is sucky right now. Sleep and feel better.

I would come over and sweep out your ants if I were closer.

mindy said...

i love the video of the shell. how clever are alll the jokes! too funny.

i think i'm worthless too sometimes...tired. so tired.

but luckily- no ants yet.

i love your blog

~adelle said...

ah. ants. we have them too. actually, they live here. we feed them crumbs.

i cried once when i realized i might be sleep deprived for the rest of my life. i hope i was wrong.

keep blogging though. you make all of us happy. that is a good adjective!

corrie said...

Oopsie! I knew about that time/temperature discrepancy with the Creme Brulee recipe, I just forgot until you mentioned it. Sorry. Glad you figured it out and hope it turned out yummy.

Victoria Hutt said...

Omigoodness... your post was so useful to me today. I have a two month old, and a 2 year old... and a 5 and 7 year old... and I'm exhausted. We have fruit flies because I didn't get around to emptying the compost, and ants, and by toddler had dirty pj's today because the floor has not been swept. And I feel worthless because I can't seem to manage housecleaning and this new baby. It's really nice to read that it's actually lack of sleep causing bugs, not some fatal mothering flaw of mine. :)

Alice Wills Gold said...

I love you, weaknesses and all.

I was about to say I would like to trade weaknesses with you, but I am just starting to improve on mine, and that might be counterproductive.

I am glad you blogged, because Marcel was hilarious.

And, really, you can't be that bad, if you have learned to let the sweeping go a day or two or three and you are attempting creme brulee. (or however you spell that.)

When are we going to get together? We miss you guys. We love having true friends that love and accept us as is. Really, life doesn't get much sweeter than that.....hmmm...unless, those true friends, are learning to love and accept themselves even better than before...because they were pretty good even when they didn't know their weaknesses.

Jess said...

This is a very comprehensive list, thank you. Conan is awesome.

mer said...

Callie, you rock. and why my dear, are you on Weight Watchers? Please tell me it's to "gain" and not to "loose".

And hey, if I make it to bed by 12 pm I'm feeling really good about myself...so I officially give you permission to cut yourself some slack.

miss ya!

cally said...

I'm adopting (trying, and failing) the Weight Watchers frame of mind to teach myself not to eat so much sugar.

It doesn't work very well.

addiction is bad.

andrus_heather said...

I found another moral to this list, or at least a tender mercy that came to me this morning: I am not the only one who is grumpy on fast Sunday. NO? Also, how am I supposed to teach 8 sunbeams at 3 in the afternoon on an empty stomach?

I am having sugar addiction problems as well. I broke up with sugar almost 3 weeks ago. I am an all or nothing person when it comes to stuff like that. It took me a long time to learn that. Please don't let my visiting teachers bring cookies!