The other day I woke up and saw the dreary sky and looked at yet another forecast of chilly temps and rain and declared, “I hate this weather.” To which my almost 8-year-old gasped and said, “Mom, you said the “h” word!”. Whoops. So I rephrased. “I strongly dislike this weather.”
You see, growing up I remember my mom teaching us never to use the word “hate”, especially in relation to people. I remember being told that “hate” is a very strong word, it’s not a nice word. So we’ve taught our kids the same thing. I feel like if we are all about spreading the love, hate isn’t a word that should be in our vocabulary. Even if it relates to cheese. Some day you might like cheese, Evie, so don’t say you hate it. “Mom, I strongly dislike cheese.”
So being it’s Monday. And since I’m just in one of those moods. And since I’m feeling the need to counteract all of my “what I’m loving right now” posts. I thought I’d talk about a few things I strongly dislike right now. Mixed in with some pretty flower photos. Because you need some random pretty flower photos to go along with the strongly dislikes.
Let me explain the random pretty flower photos… Our lovely crab apple tree blossomed last week. I was waiting for a beautiful sunny day to go out and take a few photos of it, but last week it was nothing but windy and rainy and chilly (hence my previous comment about strongly disliking the weather). I knew the blossoms were not going to last long, so after the rain stopped briefly one afternoon I decided to capture a few frames. I strongly dislike that the wind and rain blew off all the blossoms the next day.
I strongly dislike shopping for swimming suits. It seems as if all swimming suits are made for tall women with a nice sized chest and small hips and legs, neither of which I have. And I’m short. Which makes shopping for swimming suits dreadful.
I strongly dislike anything relating to the store Justice. What is it with this store? My daughter insists we go inside every time we are at the mall and I cringe the entire visit.
I strongly dislike when Costco does not have decent samples. I mean, come on. I count on you, Costco, for lunch for myself and my child. I purposely come at the lunch hour in order to get perfectly sized bites of cheese, bread, pizza, spinach dip, popcorn, potstickers, fruit and yogurt smoothies, protein bars, and gummy vitamins. Balanced meal. I strongly dislike when you don’t deliver for me.
Speaking of lunches, I strongly dislike making school lunches. One more day of school. One more school lunch to make until September. Can I get an Amen? (and read this for a good laugh)
I strongly dislike when the windshield wipers are on and it’s not raining. Or if the wipers are going on full blast and it’s only sprinkling. Or if the wipers make that horrible sound when there is no moisture on the windshield.
I strongly dislike the phrase “Bahahahahaha!!”. I mean, do people actually sound like this when something is really hilarious and they are laughing really hard? I personally do not think so.
I strongly dislike when the gal at Caribou, after you’ve ordered your coffee and they’ve already asked “is that all?”, asks you if you want a banana muffin or a raspberry chocolate chip scone to go with your coffee. No, thank you. When you asked me “is that all?” and I said “yes” that meant I do not want a banana muffin or a raspberry chocolate chip scone to go with my coffee.
I strongly dislike ticks. Enough said.
And with that thought I bid you goodnight. You can blame me if you dream about ticks tonight. Look at the pretty flower…. Look at the pretty flower…