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So, you know your day is on a downward spiral when you can’t help but eat your mid-day snack at 9:00 am. On Fridays, we have staff meeting at work. Sometimes at 10:00, usually at 9:00. Yesterday was a 10:00 day. It was also a snack-thirty-minutes-after-breakfast kind of day too. What can you do? Sometimes you have those days. My husband is currently pretending to be a mountain man who lives off the land. He went on a camping trip with some other guys and is off somewhere with a heavy backpack and both of our iPods. I miss him. I also had some sad family news this morning, so that makes me miss him more. I’ll be glad when my mountain man gets home. Also, being the lone ranger when it comes to Ashtyn is exhausting. She’s going through this super funny stage where she likes to try to put her own clothes on. She’s getting really good at taking them off–but putting them on, well, not so much. I usually catch her after a while and wonder why she’s walking weird, and then realize she’s got both legs in one side of her pants. Anyway, since Jeff’s not here, I’m having a Jane Austen, Harry Potter, and Twilight marathon. I’m just alternating genres. It’s great. 🙂

Also, the book proposal is finished and sent off to the agent! Hooray! Now we await his feedback with fear and trembling. Ashtyn was so tired this evening that I put her to bed early, but I have a feeling that means she’ll be back up before I know it. It’s been an emotional day for me so I should probably take advantage of the quiet around here and jump back into my marathon.

By the way, so I read this article today with a list of things women should stop doing by the time we’re thirty. See below. I think there were about three that made me think Uh oh, I’m falling behind. Some were obviously irrelevant since I’d never think to do them (3 and 4, for example). But then there were a couple that sounded like good ideas. What do you think?

1.Buying clothes from the junior section.
2.Forgetting her parents’ birthdays.
3.Making out with her BFFs at bars for attention.
4.Making out with her boyfriend at bars for attention.
5.Filling her bed with stuffed animals (really, even one is too many).
6.Carrying a torch for anyone she hasn’t seen in the last five years.
7.Rebelling against her parents for the sake of rebelling against her parents.
8.Declaring an entire gender “all jerks.”
9.Holding a grudge against anyone who wronged her in high school.
10.Skipping regular gyno exams.
11.Going to bed without washing and moisturizing her face.
12.Being “that person” who had a bit too much to drink at the office party.
13.Crushing on Justin Bieber.
14.Thinking she’s got it all figured out.
15.Calling her father “daddy.”
16.Engaging in sibling rivalry.
17.Trying to get by on her looks.
18.Living paycheck to paycheck.
19.Expecting a man/knight in shining armor to swoop in and save her.
20.Aimlessly jumping from job to job.
21.Using MySpace to pick up guys.
22.Expecting a man to do all the wooing.
23.Wishing she had someone else’s life.
24.Expecting everyone to drop everything because it’s her birthday …
25…. or because her “boyfriend” of two weeks dumped her.
26.Measuring her self-worth by a number on the scale.
27.Being cheap.
28.Quitting a job without having a new one lined up first (especially in this economy!).
29.Blaming her mother for all her issues.
30.Romanticizing her 20s.


About Brandy

Brandy Bruce is an award-winning author, editor, wife, mother, and someone who really loves dessert. She has a BA in English from Liberty University. She currently works as a freelance editor--reading, writing, editing, and making good use of online dictionaries. She's married to Jeff and has three beautiful children.

2 responses »

  1. Disagree with 5 and 15 for sure! 😀


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