I buy and hoard the nice tissues just for days like this.

You know, the thick ones with lotion squished into them?

I have been “under the weather” since I left Utah (January 7th). But only recently is my immune system throwing its arms in the air and surrendering to whatever virus has taken over my body.

Now could someone please tell me what purpose sinuses serve outside getting infections? I’m fine really, NyQuil cocktails for all!


In light of a recent string of not nice things said to me (I’m looking at you, troll.) I want to know the best thing that happened to you last week. The funniest thing your kid said, the nine hours of uninterrupted sleep you got, the fact that YOUR KID IS TOTALLY POTTY TRAINED (hi, that one is from me). Did someone give you a wonderful compliment? Did you have a good hair day?

I want to know the good, the better and the best. Brag it up, I want to revel in your accomplishments, your victories and your blessings.

There’s enough mean and hurt in this world and I choose not to contribute to it.

xoxo, Casey


  1. Delurking here:

    I went down to my dark and creepy basement and organized my dark and creepy food room. All by myself. I’m newly married, so I don’t have tons of food storage yet, but I was tickled pink to find that I had more than I thought. Food storage makes me feel like Im doing something good in the world. Food storage = peace of mind = the best thing that happened to me last week.

    Fantastic blog, by the way. My mother in law told me about you (I think she even emailed you last week).

    Camille’s last blog post..The Me in Me

  2. Happy things:

    – Not a single person in our family got sick last week.
    – My four year old told MIL that she had bad manners and that chewing and talking with her mouth full is gross. Then proceeded to show her the right way to do it.
    – Got our taxes finished.
    – My youngest decided that it really is okay to sleep in the crib.
    – I learned how to do new things in HTML. Exciting to me 🙂


    Micki’s last blog post..Thirsty for Knowledge

  3. My mother in law sent me $200 for my birthday. You’ll love this Casey…I’m going to buy a fancy food processor with it!

    Queen of Shake Shake’s last blog post..Strunk & White…Meet Drunk & Peach

  4. The best part of my week was finding out that I’m going to have a baby tomorrow.

    Oh, and trolls suck the big one.

    Jen’s last blog post..Let’s birth us a baby!

  5. As my 3 year-old daughter sat on the toilet, yesterday, she started to teach her 1 1/2 year old brother about how and why you use the potty.

    That same little boy has decided that it’s his job in life to make sure Mommy gets as many hugs and kisses as he can possibly give out.

  6. Who the heck is this troll!? I’ll send my sweet skunkie to poop on her if you want.

    Best thing this week? Drinking a mug of hot chocolate.

    Reese’s last blog post..Absence Excused?

  7. Last night we were asking Shoo if he’d pooped at all during the day, to which he gave a rundown of the many trips his 4-year-old booty made to the toilet (8, as it were). Knowing full well he hadn’t gone at all, we kept quizzing him. Finally, after telling us over and over that he went 8 times, he said, “Mom, what’s 1 plus 7?” Mom answered, “8.” Shoo responded, “SEE!?!?” We roffled.

    phenom’s last blog post..Life of Riley

  8. My good news…yesterday was the 1st day in a week that I was able to lift my head off of my pillow. I’ve been sick…so sick.

    ashlee’s last blog post..Our Baby – 11 weeks

  9. You only want the good? So I can’t tell you how my 3 year old, who refuses to potty train, smeared poop on the living room window yesterday?

    Let’s see good stuff, let me think.. the laundry is done, I’m getting my hair cut today and I’m on my 3rd cup of coffee… WHOOT!!

  10. Good for you to decide NOT be cranky at the troll. Clearly, you affect at lot of mothers in a positive way, keep up the good work!

    Make sure you don’t focus on the few negative comments and do focus on the thousands of positive comments.

    Sally’s last blog post..A Valentine for Tice


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