3.24.2011

of life and artichokes.

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I try to keep things real. You know, a messy clean, comfortable and simple. I enjoy simplicity.

You may not think blogging about what Joey got stuck up his nose this afternoon is relevant or influential, but it is good stuff. Believe me, someday you'll remember that lady's blog you read once whose kid liked to eat chocolate syrup and parmesan cheese for lunch, and think, wow...that kid was inspiring.
for real. you might.

So we've all established that my days aren't full of things that lift and inspire and motivate and make a difference and change the world and yooey whooey.
I'm common. and I like common. I'm comfortable with common.

But for real...

sometimes don't you wanna just be deep and intriguing? Don't you want to go volunteer at a free clinic across the ocean somewhere? It'd be nice to be the queen of something, like a parade. Someday I'd like to blog about the barn I built by myself out of reclaimed wood I hauled from a historic farm in Virginia, or about that huge race I just ran in my awesome umbros without throwing up. I'm not complaining, I just want to be the mayor. just sometimes. For a minute.

So I sit down and try to be intelligent. uh...

I know I have something profound to share.
I'm totally interesting. I know it.
Shouldn't I have a penetrating, thought provoking moment to exploit?
Can't I just pretend to be entirely captivating and have really real exciting experiences to pretend to be humble about?
Couldn't we all just decide my mundane is awesome; couldn't someone just ask me to be a Mormon Message already?


but alas...

look at the awesome artichoke lamp I got for 30 bucks!
that's all I've got.
In all actuality, I'd probably turn down the parade invitation. But thanks anyways.


My name's Cally.
I'm a wife and a mom.
I live a wonderfully common life,
I have a green artichoke lamp,
And I'm a Mormon.


awesome.


21 comments:

Chris said...

The lamp rocks, and so do you. Here's to normal mormon mothers everywhere.

Lovable Lies Family said...

I LOVE the lamp, especially the color! So cool!! Thanks for the ramble. It's nice to know that someone as creative and thoughtful is common, like me, like the rest of us.

Alice Wills Gold said...

Green artichoke lamp is total mormon message worthy and if any of my friends are worthy it's you Cally. You are the coolest.

greendoodle said...

love it!

Yo Mamma said...

I hate mormons. Kidding. Isn't that what you are secretly fearful of someone saying to you when you put it out on the blog??

Candace said...

ha ha. i love it. the lamp & the ramble.
you are one of my favorites, you know?

amity said...

i love this post!! it is true and real and something that every mother can relate to. thank you for sharing your feelings. i love your artichoke lamp. it is amazing!! and i love being mormon.

Kristi said...

I hear you! even though I am a bit boring, I am a big deal. right? okay, maybe not that big a deal. cute lamp though.

Wonder Woman said...

I'm SO feelin' ya. I want to be deep and inspiring and stuff and I'm just kinda . . . not. But that's okay.

Love (REALLY love) the lamp, and your sentiments. And Parmesan cheese and chocolate.

Nikki said...

i'm still wondering what joey got stuck up his nose.

common and normal is great.

corrie said...

I'm so glad you posted. You are my favorite entertainment. The lamp rocks. Where in the world did you find that?

Common you may be, yet people still wish to be more like you.

And know where to find cool house stuff.

cally said...

I got it at Home Goods. I stared at it for a while, not believing my good fortune. And thought...this lamp was meant for me. We became one.

oooh, deep.

There was one left...

Diana said...

Hahahahaha! I love it! I feel this way so many days.

wendy said...

Well you indeed you are awesome.

wendy said...

me speaka good english

Aleesha said...

You know what, I don't know you at all- but I LOVE to read your blog. I don't even know how I ended up reading it one day-- linked from a friends link from a friends link or something...
I even have it bookmarked on my own page-- and I have like a total of 4 blogs there...so thats pretty uncommon :) I love your simplicity and love of creating things- and I love the adorable way you write about it. Don't ever worry that you are "just common" because you are amazing!

*katie said...

Ha! I've totally thought the same thing about the Mormon messages! I love how wonderful and inspiring they are...and every now and then I think, hmm, I wonder what my Mormon Message would be about...and then I realize, that I have nothing profound, deep, life changing or spiritual to share. But, I wouldn't change my life for nothing! :)

~adelle said...

You also have original art hanging on a nursery wall of a stranger half-way across the country. Common?

I-think-not.

Kari said...

Instant chocolate cakes and sweet artichoke lamps . . . it's keeps me coming back. Muchas gracias.

Donna said...

Home good rocks! I went there for hand towels, and came out with a rug, wall art, chocolate, and an ironing board cover....oops.

Rita said...

Reading this post made me realize why I need to come visit your blog more often! :) Love it -- and that cute lamp.