Friday, March 20, 2015

Things I Learned~ Winter Edition

Remember when I started that thing where I was posting what I learned every month? You don't? Yeah, I did it like twice... and since then I have started this post no less than 3 times. So now you get a "Things I Have Learned, Winter Edition"!

It encompasses the 3 months of winter (do not judge me- it's been a long, cold, lonely winter). Today happens to be the first day of spring. It is cold and snowy in these parts- I think Mother Nature needs a spanking.

Good Bye Winter! Hello, Spring!

I feel a little lame I could only think of 5 things for three months, but like I said- it's been rough and my brain may have frozen for a while.

1. You should watch your DVR recordings in a timely manner.

It seems like something small and inconsequential, until your DVR craps out and takes with it an entire season of Top Chef you were saving and three movies you had yet to get to. In the grand scheme of things, not the biggest deal, but still annoying enough to ruin your day.

2. I take a lot of pictures of my cats and my boobs.

Maybe it isn't something I 'learned' I'm sure I knew this is all I take pictures of. Sometimes the cats are doing the cutest things and sometimes I just need to take a new one of the girls to text to Mr. McKay. But then when your cell phone that you have had for far longer than a cell phone should live (six years, to be exact) decides to die and you need to delete your pics to send back to the insurance company it becomes scarily evident that you have turned into some sort of kinky cat lady who has nothing else to document in life. 

3. The cold will kill your car battery.

So I found out at about 6am one below zero morning. Thank god Mr. McKay works from home and I could take his truck. Also thankful that my brother works at an auto parts store and knows all about these car things. But still- this was a completely and utterly unwanted lesson in science at a very inopportune time.

(Has anyone noticed a theme of my winter? Creepy, right?)

4. Sometimes you think you know people.

Mr. McKay and I have had a group of friends for a really long time now. You would think after such a long time you would know people- or they would know you. But they still surprise me sometimes. Once in a while one of them will do or say something that makes me think "What the hell planet are you from?"

It leads me to wonder what they will eventually think when it comes out that I have been writing erotic romance and we've been publishing it. I waiver between thinking they will all be shocked, to they suspected all along. After all I am the kinky friend you direct all of you butt plug questions to, how much more of a stretch is penning smut?

5. It's really hard to stay positive all the time.

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, but I did make a promise to myself to try to stay more positive this year. People who know me thought this was a little crazy because I am by nature an optimist. I have always been a glass half full kind of girl and I do like to think everything happens for a reason, even the bad stuff. But having a positive outlook doesn't necessarily mean I'm always positive about everything. I have lots of negative thoughts all day: I'll never get everything done. I can't do this. This will never happen. This is going to be the worst day ever. 

I thought maybe if I started eliminating these things from my everyday dialogue then I really would develop a more healthy attitude. It has worked in some aspects. But I find there are still a lot of times I just have too much to do, and I'm tired, and there aren't enough hours in the day! And maybe that is normal. I have stopped saying 'I can't' and am working more on 'I'll try' so maybe one day I will get to that place where I am not complaining about anything. I am being positive about that one ;)

That wraps up my lame 5 things. I was going to list "I hate cold weather" but it's not really anything new. I am so ready to move to a tropical island at this point.

Did any of you learn anything new lately? Please share!


  1. Having only just started following your blog, i have not read the other related posts to this one, im with you on 2, 4 and 5 though.

    I have learned that i need to be more forgiving to those that have hurt me, not forget, but to let it go, and not dwell on something that i cannot change.

    1. Hi Tori! Welcome :)

      Yeah, it's hard not to dwell on things. I tend to be a dweller myself.

  2. I'm still laughing over number two. The weird things I would have to delete from my phone!! Strangely and sadly, I have more boob pics sent to me from friends' "good boob" days than my own. I'm not sure why ppl feel compelled to send me boob pics, there must just be something about me that says, "this gal needs to see these."

    1. What's a good boob day? I never think I'm having a good or bad boob day really. Now I will take notice!

      No one sends me boob pics. I feel like I need new friends...

    2. A good boob day is when you know they're looking exceptional in whatever you are or are not wearing. I have good hair days and some fabulous clavical days. Good boob days are rare for me. Mine aren't very structurally impressive...but the next time they're really looking good I'll send you a pic!

      Maybe you can start the trend w/ your friends. Maybe you're the friend w/ the great rack!! There is one in every group.

    3. Ive never been sent boob pics! I feel like I'm missing out. And I never have good boob days unless you count a good padded bra..

  3. Hey, you have 5 mote things than I have so not lame!!

    I'm laughing at #2 (also did not know what a good boob day was) and caught on #5. You ARE positive and have been through some craziness and hard times which is amazing to me. I think you're strong and you remember what is important. That said, it's not possible to always stay positive in everyday thoughts. Sometimes, you just have to give someone the finger, you know? And it's ok. Probably the most important lesson I have learned and am learning is to be kind to myself so be kind to yourself, always.

    Love you.

    1. Being kind to myself. It sounds easier said than done, right?

      I love you too <3