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It’s my belief that every wise woman should take the time to reflect upon her life and acknowledge any life lessons she has learned. With it being the last day of 2008, it only seems appropriate that I blog about the top 5 things I learned this past year.

1. “Sinners Have Souls Too!” including me and Kim. And who would have thought that we would have found a cool church that embraced us for who we are with no judgments. Yea God!

2. Planning a wedding takes a lot of work. And if you aren’t careful you can lose months of your life in the process. I’m pretty sure we had a summer this past year, but we spent most of it helping plan the Fabulous Wedding of my sister.

3. I’m NOT a fan of all God’s creatures. Actually, I already knew this but after facing iguanas in Aruba and then maggots in my closet, I can without a doubt now add these two critters to my already long list. 

4. History Ain’t So Bad After All, especially when you have a hand in it. What a wonderful and memorable experience it was to watch the USA elect their first black president. I heart Obama!

5. Face to face interaction is essential to any relationship. Look, I’m all for technology – I love Facebook, can’t go anywhere without my iPhone, enjoy telling stories on our blog, and would be lost without email or texting. But at the end of the day, I need face time, touch time and talk time with the people in my life, and if a man can’t give me that he’s not the one for me. Besides, I’m not quite ready to embrace cybersex.

Just like any year, 2008 had its ups and its downs, but it turned out to be a good personal growth year. However, I’m looking forward to the new year – Everything’s FINE in OH-9!

Happy New Year Everyone…Seriously!

After having lived alone for so many years, I have become quite comfortable being on my own. I eat what I want to; if and when I want to. I leave clothes in the floor and pick them up when I’m ready. And I watch whatever I want on the best TV in the house. But the other night, I had an incident where I realized I actually need a man in the house.

Now, I am a clean person – everythin g has it’s place including dirt – which is outside. But somehow, a stray baking potato got shoved behind my dish cloths unbeknownest to me, and apparently to my maids (which I need to find out how that happened). As I was preparing to start cooking my Thanksgiving dishes I unearthed the long lost potato which had turned into a disgusting black mushy liquid. Slightly annoyed that it has gone hidden for so long, I proceeded to move the nastiness into the trash using an old catalog. But then, I found myself starting to vomit as I discovered a nest of maggots lay underneath the potato mush. Still gagging, I quickly grabbed my Raid Ant Spray and doused the squirming worms until they were clearly dead.

Everyone, I tried, I swear I tried to be a big girl and clean up the vermin mess. I tried, but I had no gloves, a bad gag reflex and fear of insects (dead or alive) to overcome which is asking a lot of a girl like me (see about us). Thankfully, my father was on his way into town and was willing to come over to help me, or rather be supervised by me, to clean up the maggots. As I sat on my couch waiting on my Dad and rocking myself into a state of calmness, I realized that this is when living alone sucks. If I had a man, he could have killed the maggots. Seriously!

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