Less-Than-Graceful Moments

Sometimes Gracefully Monday

Happy post-Easter Monday from Minneapolis! May the odds of buying leftover Easter candy at discounted prices be ever in your favor. Darrin and I spent our holiday with family. We had a beautiful Easter brunch after our Easter service, and then happily hopped from one side of the family to the other. Darrin even coordinated his Easter Sunday shirt to my Easter Sunday dress before we left for church in the morning (high fives for matching!).

Here are a few of less-than-graceful moments from the past week!

  1. Our ability to avoid doing the laundry reached an all new low last week. We separated our dirty clothes, placed them in two laundry baskets, carried them a whole six feet from our bedroom to the front door of our tiny apartment, and then had ourselves a little moment of epiphany: laundry is the worst. So our two baskets of dirty laundry have been sitting by our front door for at least four days. And I’ve been wearing Darrin’s socks for the past four days because mine are, well, you know. Geez louise do we need a laundry intervention.
  2. One of our living room couches has one cushion (the middle cushion, if you must know) that slouches a bit more prominently that the other two cushions, and when you have a sliiiiiight OCD that causes you to mentally count each step you take in the staircase or make sure your food doesn’t mix together on your plate, the slouchy middle cushion is just a goll darned So during the day, I’ve been trying to “squish down” the other cushions so that they match the middle cushion. Sitting on them. Stepping on them. The need for symmetrical couch cushion slouch is REAL, my friends.
  3. Going to a buffet for brunch can be a brilliant idea on an empty stomach. You’re hungry! The servings are endless! The food is a mixture of both breakfast and lunch (more brilliance), so your menu options are numerous! But entering the buffet line for a fourth fifth sixth time can be awkward when the employee monitoring the buffet asks, “Still hungry, huh?” I gave her a small chuckle, but in my mind I was shouting YES LADY! I HAVEN’T EATEN ALL DAY AND I DESERVE THIS SECOND PLATE OF HASHBROWNS AND RASBERRY CHEESECAKE GOLL DARNED IT!
  4. At the grocery store last week, Darrin and I were stoked to discover that the majority of our groceries were somehow discounted for that day. We wandered through each aisle and loaded our cart like a soccer mom shopping for a family of five. Pizzas! Cheese! Cereal! Coffee! All discounted! We even bought an extra bag of the fancy nacho chips because TWO FOR ONE, you guys! We unloaded our groceries onto the conveyor belt, began bagging each item, and were all ready to hear about how much we had saved when then cashier completely crushed our discount dreams: “You need a special coupon book for those discounts.” No, my dear cashier. Discounts should be available for ALL PEOPLE! Life, liberty, and the pursuit of a cheaper grocery bill!

Hope you have a great Monday!


  • Reply Mlle Coconath April 6, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I love this picture!




  • Reply ≈ CARMEN ≈ April 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Amen sister. You deserve that second plate of hash browns & raspberry cheesecake. If you didn’t eat it, I would! :]

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  • Reply Idalia April 6, 2015 at 6:01 pm





  • Reply Eden Mint April 6, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Never hold back at a buffet, live it up and enjoy. Great post! 🙂


  • Reply Shiya Alice April 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Your hair looks AWESOME. Looking pretty graceful to me! 😉

    xo, Alice
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