Sometimes I think it would be really fun to go into Sales as a profession. But only if I really liked what I was selling. Like Subarus. I'm pretty sure I could sell a Subaru. They are awesome cars and our current 1995 Subaru has 198,000 miles on it and his name is "Rocket" and he is awesome. I love Subarus. I get really excited talking about them and telling people how great they are, but only because I love them...obviously, I'm not getting paid to. Maybe I should rethink this...
My friend Carol could sell Vita-mixes. You know, those awesome blenders they sell at Costco and can pulverize anything? She LOVES her Vita-mix and I'm sure she would make millions if she sold them. I've almost rushed myself to Costco 84,579,345 times after getting off of the phone with her to buy one. I haven't yet. She gets excited about Vita-mixes like I get excited about Subarus.
When I find something I love or feel strongly about, I feel this desperate need to shout it from the rooftops...
"DON'T BUY A KIA! BUY A SUBARU! THEY ARE AWESOME AND YOU WON'T BE WASTING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY!"
"TRADER JOE'S HAS THE BEST CURRY! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME TRYING TO WHIP ONE UP FROM SCRATCH! SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME AND BUY IT FROM TRADER JOE'S!"
"DON'T GET A DOG! THEY'LL EAT ALL OF YOUR PLANTS AND STARE SADLY AT YOU THROUGH THE WINDOW AND MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY FOR NOT SPENDING EVERY WAKING MINUTE WITH THEM! AND YOUR CHILDREN MAY GROW TO LOVE THEM MORE THAN THEY LOVE YOU! LISTEN TO ME!"
Ya know, stuff like that.
So, I thought I would share my current obsessions. I could probably write a long blog post about each and every one of these, but that would probably be boring for everyone but me (and maybe Carol).
Obsession #1: This book. It was amazing. I read it in 2 days. I hate war movies and war books, but this was incredible. I even learned a TON about WWII - and I ain't no history buff. The dude survived at sea for FORTY-SEVEN days! Read it. You'll love it (but if you don't love it, blame someone else).
Obesession #2: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products. They. Are. Amazing. Seriously, I HAND WASH my dishes now because I love to smell them and soak my hands in them. They are aromatherapeutic and they smell unbelievable. Lavender is my favorite scent, then Geranium, then Basil, then Lemon Verbana. I will buy every product Mrs. Meyers makes and hug her and squeeze her if I ever meet her. Unless she's not a real person.
Obsession #3: Not eating our Easter candy.
Obesssion #4: Our newly reorganized home/homeschool office. It's clean and pretty. Let's keep it that way - Okay, Noelle and Jude? Maybe I should make them read my blog as part of their homeschool routine...hmm...
Isn't it pretty?
Obsession #5: Leggings. I don't have a photo because I didn't want to steal one of the internet and I didn't actually think it would be a great idea to try and take a picture of myself wearing leggings. I guess I could have asked Gavin to do that, but he's at work now and it would really be weird to do a self-portrait of my legs in leggings. Anyways, they are my new favorite. It's like wearing PJ's all day. AND I just discovered that if you scrunch em' up a bit...they magically turn into carpris! I am in L-O-V-E.
Obesession 6: These shoes. I saw this post on The Pioneer Woman blog and boy, oh boy was she right about these shoes. I wear them every second of my life right now. In fact, I'm wearing the coral ones right this minute (they look lovely with my bathrobe). They've solved my Mom Uniform shoe dilemma and I will eternally be grateful.
I bought TWO pairs! I need them in every color...if only that were possible and not weird...