Friday, August 21, 2009

Big Girls Don't Cry. Or Complain.

So who was that lady who wrote that whiny post yesterday? What a baby. Well that's how it sounded to me when I read it today. I generally don't have a lot of patience for complainers. Count your blessings already! is what I'm usually thinking. And I suppose I shouldn't post when I'm having a day although one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place was to write about these days and months (and years?) of transition. So while I'd like to say I won't look back... I might. The good news is I excel at compartmentalizing so it won't happen too often.

Now that I've posted my disclaimer for any future whiny posts can you stand to read some happy thoughts? For starters, the weekend is here and my husband and I are exited about the fact that we have absolutely nowhere to go that involves either packing a suitcase or loading a car/truck. Did you know that we closed on our house on June 15th and that this weekend will be only the second weekend we've actually been home? In our own house? We have been on the go every single weekend and although the trips have been filled with fun things (if you don't count the 17 hour trip in the big rig which I've already totally blocked -told you I excel at compartmentalizing) they've still involved packing, driving, and not being home to get the house looking perfectly perfect.

So this weekend we are going to hit the container store...and a side note here...I love just writing those words-Container Store. You have no idea how difficult it was for me to get storage containers in England. I looked everywhere for bins when we first arrived in the UK and they were nowhere to be found. I finally went into my small but very well stocked local hardware shop and asked where I could find bins and the owner's reply was this (and I kid you not)...'Bins, why yes, I think we have a bin.' A bin? A? I need about 10 bins because I have no closets. And that bin cost the equivalent of over 15 US Dollars. Oh see, there are a few things I don't miss! Anyway, besides loading up on containers this weekend we plan to finally hang pictures, throw something delicious on the grill and.... we're going to enter a local car show.

Now, I have to interject here and say that I'm not 100% sure I'm a car show kind of girl so that may or may not stay in the 'things to love about the weekend column' but....I do love our little car and I do love my husband. And he has been working so hard in his new job in addition to driving all over the East Coast every weekend in addition to moving furniture in addition to taking a business trip halfway around the world all in the last few weeks so I think the least I can do is get a little bit excited about a car show.

And just in case you don't think this post is random pup has a small injury to her paw. We have no idea how it happened but the vet said I've possibly over exercised her. Hello!! Didn't I tell you that walking in this neighborhood is a workout? I bet if the vet looked at my paws she'd say the same thing. In fact I moved up to Level 2 on the Shred and can I just say that I hate the plank and my knees are not cut out for 3400 squats in a 20 minute time period?

Here's hoping your weekend is smashing! Cheers...Joyce

I can't help it. I like their words. Very very much. They are brilliant.


  1. The Container Store is my love language. Typing the words made me happy. And I think if I couldn't find a bin in England, I might not be so cheery,for I do love me some organization.


  2. I too love complete organization. Container store just about makes me completely happy and down right giddy inside. Something about having a place to put everything is amazing.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  3. I love the way "they" talk too. Do they think we talk funny? Did anyone ever say to you "I love your accent"? Of "you talk funny"?
    And i LOVE The Container Store!
    Big Hugs! I am glad you are once again feeing like our Joyce!

  4. This is the first weekend in a long time that we have nothing to do either, except catch up on some yard work. It kind of feels strange. There is nothing better than a container store. I love paper supply stores too. I am not sure why, but I have a thing for cellophane gift bags and tissue paper!

    Have a good weekend!!

  5. I have to say if there's anywhere I'd like to visit in Europe, it would be England. Just so I could learn to talk like them.

  6. Real life, wrapped up and tied in a bundle over here. Ups, downs, randomness and weekend blessings. I'm loving it.

    Blessings from Costa Rica,
    Sarah Dawn

  7. Glad you guys can have some "me" time this weekend and just chill out and do whatever suits your fancy. I know you are exhausted. I'll be anxious to hear how you liked the car show. My husband used to have a Triumph TR-6 and we drove off on our honeymoon in it. Sports cars are so much fun!!! This has been a busy summer for me too. I am looking forward to some quiet, restful weekends this fall, but I'm not sure if that is possible. LOL! Love & blessings from NC!

  8. Joyce,

    I love your attitude. I still stand by you in your whining about missing a place you planted yourself for quite a long time. OK, enough about that!

    You had me cracking up about the vet checking your paws out. And I thought England had some crazy walks. Your neighborhood is something else. Poor pup!

    Hope your weekend, and especially the car show, was brill or fantastic. Well, now that you're on that side of the pond. I hope it was AWESOME!

    Love and hugs,