Saturday, August 20

DO NOT JUDGE ME! But I know you are gonna anyway.

This week has been packed full of judgment. I am getting it in hordes and from all over the place, so I decided to post this to add fuel to the fire of righteous indignation. You're welcome. I can't wait... in fact I wait with baited breath for my freshly baked muffins that are supposed to buffer the verbal slaughtering of my self esteem and self worth that you so generously offer in your sweet voice and tear filled eyes.

*** Take a breath J.... in through your nose... out through your mouth... WHEW! ****

That feels better.  Sorry about that!

Yesterday I was upstairs putting on my makeup. I had just had a shower and then had to put the finishing touches on my face which takes all of 7 minutes (I know because I timed myself once out of boredom).
I was not upstairs for long, which is the point. When I came down stairs this is what I found....

In case you can't see what she is drinking out of, it is a bottle of burgundy cooking wine.  She climbed up onto the cupboard, got the bottle down, dumped the entire bottle onto my iPod dock stereo, filled it with water and used it as a water bottle.

Ya, I was super proud, and a tad hostile, infuriated, enraged. I was not too happy. She did not actually drink any, she said it smelled really bad. Thank goodness!

I am glad this week has come to an end, and it's the weekend!


I am grateful for this.

I am going to blow it up and put it on my wall. I want my kids to see it everyday!

I am grateful Drew has been true to his word and is almost finished all the reno's before my party.

I am grateful for the laughs I get from my friends. It helps to ease the sting of being told I suck. And for the record, I'm rubber and you're glue; whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.




Mel said...

Oh my gosh Joelle, I love you so much!!!
I will bake you muffins... trust me you will like mine better, they actually come with a free bottle of(insert favorite name of alcohol here) ;)
(oh no did you hear that... I think I just heard the devil talking)...

I love that poster! It's a good one! I like the part that says STOP OVER ANALYZING!!!! Made me think of you... don't ask me why.

Caylee said...

Oh Nora! ;) Is the dock going to make it? ; D

I LOVE that saying, where can one purchase it? That would be sweet in vinyl on the wall.
Hope u r well my friend, thanks for the funnies. If I was not 10th hours away I would also bring muffins!
Enjoy the day!!!!

Amy said...

Now I'm upset that you're upset...I love you!!!!
You know, you could always take my mom's favourite saying taken from the ever famous Weekend at Bernies:

"Are you talking to me?"
"Well SHUT UP then!"

I absolutely LOVE the poster too! What a great idea to have it for everyone in the family to see.

BTW, I'm still bummed that I'm missing your dinner party...I can only take consolation in my surroundings. ;)

Melissa Haavind said...

Oh Nora! Well I am glad she thought it smelled bad and didn't drink it! LOL

Great poster!! It's so true! I might have to blow it up and put it on a wall too!

Tanya said...

No need to blow up the Holstee Manifesto. You can buy the poster directly from Holstee. I have it framed and hanging in my living room. Kid's can certainly be a handful at times.