Much Ado Monday

Much Ado Monday

I had planned to have a final post on getting the house organized today {or my thoughts on it at least … I’m no professional}, but with all the  gallivanting around I did this weekend celebrating my own birth, I just didn’t set aside enough time to sit down and string together some well-thought-out, coherent thoughts.

So instead, you’re getting some possibly fun, possibly incoherent ones.

My apologies in advance.

1. Strawberries on mini-wheats are delicious.


2. The Hobbit was not as good as the first 3 films in The Lord of the Ring series, though whoever’s in charge of making the vile things look vile should absolutely be winning an Oscar. I think I gagged at least twice just staring at a goblin … or a troll … or whatever that thing was.

3. It’s ridiculous that a small popcorn and soda water costs $10 at the movies. It was date night and The Man was paying, otherwise I totally would’ve been walking in there with my big purse stuffed with home-popped popcorn and juice boxes.

Yes, I am my mother.

4. One of my friends actually walked in with Dunkins’ iced coffees in her purse this past summer. Oh yes, she did. She is the Queen Of All That’s Cool. I’d state her name but then the gig is up, and we’ll be sitting at a cinema watching Brave with 4 crazy pint-sized hooligans and no caffeine, and that’s no fun for anyone.

5. Indoor water-parks are amazing in January. Amazing. Nothing like standing in your bathing suit on a 29 degree day and thinking to yourself “Man, it’s hot in here.”

6. 42 is pretty darned cool. You get to own a home, drive a car, stay out late {not that I do … I’m no night owl}, ride the big slide at indoor water parks, and no one can look at you and answer a complaint with “because I said so” without feeling really, really stupid.

7. 42 is also a time when hallucinations might start. Yesterday, for instance, I hallucinated seeing my cell phone on top of my beach bag at the aforementioned indoor water park. I didn’t figure that out, however, until after I’d claimed I’d been robbed and involved pool and hotel security.

8. 42 is also a time when you become adamant about what you believe to be true. When the nice woman helping me with my official hotel security theft report said, “I don’t want to offend you, but could you have left it in your car?” I replied, gently, “No offense taken, I understand how that can happen, but I SAW my cell phone in my bag before I walked my son to the water. It was right there. I saw it.” For some reason, I felt the need to say it twice, just so she understood how wronged I’d been and how sure I was of my own eyesight.

9. To humor myself, right after my friends and I sent a text to my phone threatening the supposed thief with “There is a locater in this phone; return it to the front desk or the First Aid station, and we won’t involve the police. No questions asked,” I walked to my car. And yes, as one might have already concluded, it was sitting there on my dashboard. Let the apologies to staff begin …

10. I wonder how threatening three women in momma bathing skirts really look?

11. And my last thought: all’s well that ends well, especially if by “ending well” you mean sitting at the bar with your friends enjoying a pina colada while your children play happily.

Today I’m linking up with some fun Monday parties, AND I’m starting my own. I’m calling it “Much Ado Monday,” because I think it’s good not to take ourselves too seriously {clearly}. And if ever there was “much ado about nothing,” this post was it. Link up any family-friendly post you’d like, and please be sure to visit others’ posts as well.

Much A

Go on, make some friends. Maybe someday you’ll go to a water park with one of them and they’ll humor you when you blame mankind for doing you download

Sharing these random musings at Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters and Make My Morning Blog Hop @ Mompreneur Mogul.

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  1. Oh my gracious, your cell phone story is really rather hilarious! You had me laughing the whole time! Oh well, at least it wasn’t stolen and you got to have a wonderful time! Ps. I’ve never heard of an indoor water park, but I REALLY want to go!
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    • I figured if I had to embarrass myself in such a way, I may as well let EVERYONE I know enjoy it. So glad it gave you a giggle, Rach! xo

  2. Thanks for the invite!! We’d love to hop with you 🙂

  3. Hey Michelle! Congrats on your new link up…wishing you much success! Of course I’d love to link up with you! You’re so right…we ARE becoming our mothers, lol! And yes…I can so relate to you. When I turned 40 five years ago, I discovered I had some bazookas in me I had no idea existed, LOL! Hope you had an awesome birthday weekend! 😉
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  4. After all the fuss over The Hobbit, I am glad to hear that I am not the only one that wasn’t completely gaga over it. I was actually a little bored at times. We just listened to the unabridged book on CD last summer during a road trip and I found myself wondering “how are they going to get to that part?” throughout the movie. Apparently it is being divided into three 2+ hour movies. They sure know how to keep people coming back for more. Also, indoor water parks are sanity savers for moms in cold climates! 🙂
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  5. First, I LOVE this post! I have tears in my eyes from laughing, thinking of you angry mamas in bathing suits, trying to look intimidating…..priceless. I love the idea of Much Ado Monday and wish I had something cute or insightful or refreshing to share. I’m marking it on my calendar…something good for Monday. 🙂
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  6. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was a memorable one. I’m very glad that your phone wasn’t stolen on your birthday weekend. That would have been just wrong. I’m also glad that it yielded a story that made me smile.
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  7. you crack me up! 1.) we never go to the moves anymore/ it is so expensive! i heard the same thing about the hobbit/ I love strawberries and mini wheats! yum. //

    I hope you had a really great birthday!!!!!
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  8. I love me some frosted mini wheats! I’ll have to try adding sliced strawberries next time I have them 😀

  9. I am giggling about the hallucinations that start at age 42. I’m not quite there yet, but it’s great to have the info to start preparing myself. Happy birthday!
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  10. Indoor water park?!? WHY don’t those exist in Northern California?!? Lol I love following the progression of your cell phone. I’ve done that a few times, sent out the search party and realized I was the culprit. I usually attempt to plant it somewhere and “find” it so I look a little less crazy. But I look crazy none the less.

  11. Oh, that is too funny! And #4 makes me laugh. We did that last winter… took hot coffees in our purses. A little nerve-racking to keep it from spilling. Well, except for my friend. She was bold and kept in her hand. Then, forgetting about it, set it on the counter while she paid for the movie. They didn’t say a thing. Not sure everyone could be that lucky 🙂
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