Friday, April 13, 2012

Dear Best Surprises


Dear Best Surprises,

In our mundane, day-to-day life, you give us tiny glimmers of excitement.  On the weeks that drag on and Friday cannot come soon enough, you come as little gifts that help us get through the long day and the hard week.  Here are my Top Ten Best Surprises in my ordinary, uneventful, stay-at-home life.

10. That I find a wad of folded bills in the pocket of a jacket, from last winter!  #freelargeicedcoffeeday

9.  That due to age-related amnesia, I realize I am actually younger than I thought I was (because age becomes one big blur when approaching 40).  #freetravelbackintime

8.  That Dear Husband comes home early from work, unannounced, and takes us all out to dinner.  #pumpfistlikemad

7.  That on a Friday night, there exists 1). a Netflix movie to watch, 2). all ingredients for a cocktail present, and 3). enough wherewithal to last through the movie and drink.  #whatarethechances

6.  That the three things I went to the store to buy were all on sale.  #hitthejackpot

5. That at the exact moment I take a deep inhale in order to spew out infuriated loudness at my kiddos, Dear Son sneaks in an even louder, "I love you, Mommy!"  #workitlittleman

4.  That Dear Daughter decides to put away the clean dishes because it is 'fun'.  #howlongwillthatlast

3.  That I find a photo of myself that I actually do not detest.  #onceinabluemoon

2.  That I actually played a bingo word on Wordfeud in a game with DH: OH. THE. SHEER. JOY.  DH is insanely good at it, and I pretty much just always pout whether he wins by a few points or by a 3 digit number.  #oneinonehundredgames

(and... drum roll, please...)

1.  That when I've run out of clean knickers and are cursing the knicker gods for forsaking me (and thus having to run a load at the last minute), I miraculously find one last pair.  #myknickergodsrock

And there you have it: the best ordinary surprises life offers me.  At my age, I'm not a huge fan of surprises, since they are no longer the birthday or holiday surprises like the ones our kiddos get.  But any one of those above, I'll take any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Best Surprises, thank you for your appearances in my day-to-day grind.  Happy Friday!

Sincerely,
Me

10 comments:

  1. I love this post. :-) I like all of these surprises. That photo? I thought I am the only one who hates her own picture. :-))

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    1. Thank you, Imelda! Welcome to one of my new 'categories' of Top Tens here. I started it this year to create a fun way of writing lists about my life. I am so glad that you can relate! For me, any reason to delay doing laundry by another day WINS, hands down. =)

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  2. What a great list! I would take half a dozen of these little surprises!

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    1. Yes, and I wish they'd come around more often. I treasure them like no other. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, k! It's nice of you to come over here from Trifecta for a visit. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  4. My Mom shared a birthday with a coworker - down to the year. And one year, on their birthday, he came in and said, "Happy 58th Sue". She said, "You mean 59th". Because she'd been thinking she was a year older for longer than she could remember!!!! It took him getting online and showing her a calendar to make her believe him.

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    1. That was me. I had to take out pen and paper to calculate years between current and my birth year to verify my age. I think I'm losing it.

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  5. I love all those little moments. Those are the ones that make our day, and it's awesome. That said? I want to add "She said knickers!" - For whatever reason, that word just makes me giggle. It's funny to say. And hear. And apparently, read. Annnd it looks like I need sleep. Desperately :)

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    1. Knickers, knickers, knickers! (Just wanted to make you giggle some more). I just thought 'knickers' read better than 'underwear' or 'panties' for some reason. I think I got that from the kiddos' Pokemon cartoons, of all places!

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