Sunday, May 29, 2011

Things I've Learned

1.  There IS such a thing as too much rain.

2.  Parenting gets less exhausting but not easier.

3.  Throwing some vinegar in the bottom of my dishwasher with every load gets rid of that white yucky film that was all over my dishes.

4.  Eating a lot of cake doesn't make me skinnier.

5.  Dogs are hard to take care of when they are 15.

6.  I can do hard things.

7.  It's more fun to play the piano when I'm not worried about being perfect.

8.  Running is hard every time I go out.  Easy run, shmeasy run.  No such thing.  There's really just a hard run, a really hard run, and an I want to puke run.  (But it's still worth it.  See #6.)

9.  I feel almost the same at almost 40 as I did at almost 30, except I'm more wrinkled, more flabby, and just a teensy bit more wise.

10. That boy-short haircut I thought was so cute and hip at almost 30?  Looking at a picture of it, I'm thinking maybe not so much.  (Yes, my brothers, you were right.  Is it my fault it took me a decade to believe you?  And admit it?)


Amber said...

#6 says it all.

Danielle said...

Too much rain...totally.
Hard runs...totally.
Short hair...I liked you short hair, but probably because I had the same short hair.

Sarah said...


Michelle said...

love this.

We ARE getting together soon!

Karin Webb said...

I want to see a picture of your short hair!! And I kept waiting for running to get easier, but now I know to just accept it as the torture that it is :D

FLEUR de Lo said...

Define some in regards to the vinegar. I can't wait to try it! I wouldn't mind seeing a short-hair pict, too. Especially since I go shorter and shorter with every cut these days. Sorry your dog is aging. :(

The Dances said...

Great post :)

Nanda said...

I use vinegar to clean everything. And I don't care what you say, cake makes us skinnier.

Jessie Eyre said...

You know what else gets rid of dishwasher schmeer? This stuff called LEMI SHINE from the grocery store. Best stuff EVER. :)

And my favorite thing about any run is that no matter how hard it was to get up to run and no matter how hard it was to get through the run, the day is ALWAYS easier if I do it. So keep running! :)

Kerri said...

Thanks, everyone. I'll scan in a picture of my hair when I find one laying around and when I can figure out how to get my scanner working again. (This means it may be a long time.)

Danielle, we really did rock the short hair together, didn't we?

Lora, I just throw 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher, add a little cheap dishsoap and bam...shiny dishes. Just call me Heloise.

And Ananda, I wish you were right. But you're not. Cake might make YOU skinnier, but me? Let's just say my fat jeans are now my skinny jeans, and I'm going to blame cake.