Less-Than-Graceful Moments!

Less-Than-Graceful Monday

Last Monday I told you all about this sweet handbag giveaway that I’m hosting for the month of September {be sure to enter! In a number of ways!}, this Monday is a bit less exciting. But I’ve got a few less-than-graceful moments to share with ya, so hopefully laughing at my dorkiness can brighten any dreariness that tends to accompany the typical “Monday blues.” 😉

Darrin and I had such an awesome weekend relaxing with family and enjoying autumn in Minneapolis. Temperatures reached a crisp high of 65, with a whole lot of sunshine and “maybe I’ll bring my jacket” moments. We were spoiled with homemade stew, trips to Chipotle {plural!}, apple strudel waffles, and pumpkin flavored drinks {I promise our lives don’t revolve around food…although, that list does appear to prove otherwise…}.

Good food + Time with family + Beautiful weather = An Abandoned To-Do List.

If there was a “The Weather Is Just Too Beautiful To Focus On 18th Century Literature” emoji, I’d insert that little smiley face riiiiight here.


So. I’ve got myself a busy week ahead! In the meantime, here are just a few less-than-graceful moments from the past week!

  1. I was jogging the other morning, enjoying the sunrise along the Mississippi, when the largest and hairiest bug flew straight into the back of throat. My eyes started watering, my arms started flapping in the most embarrassing manner, and I started coughing and hacking and {basically} squawking to get the bug out of my esophagus. I’ll bet you can imagine the kinds of faces and looks I received from other walkers and joggers just passing me by. LIKE THEY’VE NEVER SWALLOWED A MONSTER WITH SIX LEGS BEFORE. I mean, COME ON.
  2. You those awkward “I think that person waved to me so I’ll wave back but oh shoot they were definitely not waving to me they were just readjusting their earbud” moments? They’re even more awkward while you’re jogging…and when you {out of breath} creepily whisper {WHY DID I WHISPER} “Hello” in response to their non-wave….UGH.
  3. I had one of those strange encounters at the outlet mall over the weekend, where you’re facing an individual and trying to “move around” them, but they move in the same direction that you move, which then causes an awkward “Oh! Ha. Excuse me.” conversation while you’re both staring at your shoes, trying to determine if you should side-step to the left or to the right….only my encounter ended with me colliding with the soccer mom on an apparent mission to get to the fitting rooms. Sorry lady. I could have sworn you were side-stepping to the left…
  4. A blue-jay bullied me out of my car yesterday. I was grabbing my purse out of the backseat when I felt an acorn hit me in my back. I stood up, and another acorn hit me right in the face. Whatever I did to the animal kingdom to deserve choking on bugs and being pelted with acorns, I sincerely apologize.

 How was your weekend? I hope you have a great Monday!


  • Reply jennifer prod September 15, 2014 at 11:32 am

    hehe, bugs in your mouth is so odd! they def don’t belong there, but it happens – i’ve had 1 or 2 while bike riding and ewwww. thanks for the good laugh, and i lovvvvve your scarf! hello fall!!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 16, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Haha I’ve never had them biking! I feel as if I’d topple right off my bike while trying to cough the bug out of my throat! Haha! And high fives for this amazing MN weather! 🙂

  • Reply Marlen September 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Oh my god i seriously YELPED after I read about that bug flying right into your mouth. HOW DID YOU RECOVER? I’d just be prepared for death at that point. And yuuuum, your weekend sounds fabulous. I’m loving all these fall inspired treats. And cmon, one trip to chipotle is never sufficient… 😉

    xo marlen
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    • Reply Grace Beekman September 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Haha you are SO right! Chipotle is definitely my weakness. I’m thinking I deserve a burrito (or two) after eating that bug….

  • Reply two birds September 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, that bug story! Gag! But we’ve all been there on runs before. And the bird…maybe it was mad that you ate it’s lunch!! It was a perfect Minnesota weekend, though! I’d take this for the next few months!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 16, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Haha I hadn’t thought about making that connection! Who knows what that darn bird was thinking. 😉 And YES to this Minnesota weather, right?! Fall is the best!

  • Reply andrea garcia September 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    pretty 🙂


  • Reply Chelsea September 16, 2014 at 1:04 am

    girl. that bug story gave me a chill down my spine!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Haha it was quite literally the WORST.

  • Reply Anna James September 16, 2014 at 2:08 am

    ahh. oh my goodness. the ups and downs of a great weekend. 🙂 Loved this post, hun.

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