Less-Than-Graceful Moments!

Sometimes Gracefully Monday 1 Sometimes Gracefully Monday

Mondays can be such Mooondays after an awesome weekend. We spent some time with my sweet sister and her fiancé, cheered on our favorite sports teams, went to our first Minnesota United soccer game, bought a massive “Mulled Cider” candle {burning as we speak write, folks}, vacuumed the living room {vacuuming is always worth bragging about…you’re welcome to come roll around on my living room floor}, and watched the movie Anastasia. So much awesome crammed into one weekend, right? No wonder I want to hang my head all day like a sad Charlie Brown and complain about Moooonday.

But fear not {is it cool to break out in a “Shakespearean drawl”?}, Darrin cooked a huge about of his famous chili last night and scrubbed clean our little kitchen. All the while wearing my frilly apron from Anthropologie and occasionally dancing to the tunes blasting through his headphones. So I’ve got that image to keep me company all day. And a clean kitchen. AND a husband who ain’t afraid to twist and shout in a cute apron. Life is good, people.

Here are a few less-than-graceful moments from yours truly! In case you needed some more dorkiness to brighten up your Monday.  😉

  1. Completely FAILED trying to eat a tiny sample of sausage pizza at our local grocery store. I bit into my tiny slice, trying not to burn my tongue, and somehow managed to get piping hot pizza sauce all over my hands. Which burned. And then the piece of sausage I had in my mouth fell out of my mouth and rolled onto the floor…and if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, some random shopper came up to my pizza-sauced self and asked “So! Did ya burn yer tongue?!” OHMYGOSHGETMEOUTOFHERERIGHTNOW.
  2. There is no graceful way to eat BBQ ribs. None. The whole “stick out your pinky finger” trick makes no difference whatsoever. And there is no graceful way to respond to your waitress when she asks if you’d like a Diet Coke refill when your hands are holding a BBQ rib and your face is smudged with sauce. All you can do sometimes is just grunt back at her like the caveman that you are. U.G.H.
  3. Currently, I share the same height as our pile of dirty laundry that’s stacked up against our dresser. We’ve decided that the first one to accidently knock over the pile has to do the first load. Because that’s how mature and responsible adults get things done!
  4. Frozen pizza has become one of our main food groups over here in the Beekman household. We’ve become what we like to call “Frozen Pizza Connoisseurs,” even bonding with our grocery store cashier about the best frozen pizza brands on the market. What’s that you ask? Is there such a thing as a Frozen Pizza Foodie?? Why yes. YES. THERE. IS. {Hashtag we need more time to cook real food}.

Have a great rest of your Monday!


  • Reply Megan October 27, 2014 at 8:46 am

    This is so funny! I know exactly how you feel!

    • Reply Grace Beekman October 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Thanks girly! Glad I’m not alone…haha! 😉

  • Reply Tammie October 27, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I look forward to your posts! You never fail to make me laugh. Have a great week!

    • Reply Grace Beekman October 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

      That is SO sweet! Thanks girl! Laughing makes the Mondays go by a bit easier… 🙂

  • Reply Carolyn October 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    just had a frozen pizza for dinner last night and lunch today 😉


  • Reply Jill November 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    This is such a great concept to post on Mondays…seriously, we have a national issue with them! I just did a post on getting rid of the Sunday anxiety because I feel like it’s all so relevant for me and my friends.


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