Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keepin' it real.

The one comment I get really often when I meet people is, "Oh my goodness, you are just like you seem on your blog!"

And I think I am. What you see is what you get.
And it ain't always pretty.
But it's real.

The other day our fridge died.
If you follow me on twitter or facebook, you probably saw me whining about it.
We lived out of the coolers on our porch for a few days.
7:15 am, I was out on the front porch in my pajamas pouring milk on my cereal.

You never knew I was so classy, huh?

Then the macho manly men came and moved the broken fridge out.
And this is what was underneath.

Ohmygoodness. I laughed hysterically out of embarrassment. Then grabbed the camera.
I didn't see anything with a tail, so that was a good thing.
There was a half eaten sucker, though, with about an inch of dust and fur on it.
I offered it to The Girl but she declined. Picky kids, these days.

But really, when was the last time you cleaned out from underneath your fridge?
MmmmHmmm. That's what I thought.

Tell me I'm not the only one who takes a chocolate break in the middle of my workout.
Anyone? Anyone? ... *crickets*

"Always follow your heart..." My heart was telling me to press the pause button on Jillian Michaels and have a little chocolate.

As much as I love my family and laughing with people, one of my favorite things in the world is being alone.
It doesn't happen very often. But the other day it did.
The Man took the kids to a hockey game and I had several hours all to myself.
I took a long bubble bath, gave myself a mini-manicure, put on a facial, ate plenty of salty carbs, enjoyed a mommy drink, and watched my dvr'd The Bachelor.
It was 3 hours of sheer bliss. Bliss, I tell ya!

Now you know all my deep dark secrets. Just don't tell anyone, okay?
What do you do when you're alone?


Chele said...

hahaha.... I think we are more alike then we ever realized! I just posted my deepest darkest secret on my blog this morning! :)

Laura said...

alone time gives me an anxiety attack, because it happens so RARELY, and there are SO MANY things I want to do, and so I have trouble settling on something...

but this weekend I got a DAY AND HALF alone...
I started drinking at 11am with a girlfriend...we ate drank and shopped...and then ate more...

but I LOVE to flip through magazines, art books, and pretty blogs, with a cup of coffee....that to me is HEAVEN

and if that were MY fridge, you would absolutely find something with a tail. ABSOLUTELY.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That's hilarious. I have a bad feeling that's what it would look like if we pulled my fridge out right now, too.

I gotta love anyone who takes a chocolate break in the middle of a workout! :-)

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I like to pretend that under my fridge is a safe zone. We need not ever discover the items hiding underneath! : ) I love a quiet night with a glass of wine and a cheesy romance novel...ah, bliss!

The Sieberts said...

yep. i agree! the few times i have met you you just keep it real, just like on your blog! You are such a sweet heart and seem so fun!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

LOL....I bet under my fridge looks the same.

Thanks for keeping it real.

Unknown said...

Alone? What's that?
And I am quite certain the floor under my fridge bears a striking resemblance to yours! Hee Hee.

Trasie Bressler said...

I never clean under my fridge...Why clean where people can't see is my philosophy!!

Being along never happens in my house.....But on the rare occassion that it does...I sit and listen to the quiet!!! Love it!

Marci said...

i love to be's so quiet and nice and quiet.
it just doesn't happen often enough!;D

i got here via miss your necklaces and way to go on being famous!

also way to go on showing that under the fridge stuff up there...i love a lady who doesn't have to be perfect.

gina said...

blog. read. watch MY dvr'd shows. did i say blog?! ;)

Melinda said...

I have no idea what "might" be under the fridg. and I really don't want to know.
When I have alone time I "try" to get somes things I want to do done but that doesn't always happen. Not sure why day I'll figure thisout.


Kelly said...

As soon as my boys walk out of the house, I DANCE with delight all alone for a few mintues.. then stop myself thinking, what shall I do now... usually I either clean the house or take a long nice hot shower then do a pedi of my own on my sore tired feet.

The Flying Bee said...

under my fridge? yikes! i shudder to think!

i love to just sit and catch up on blogs, watch all my taped shows, flip through a magazine and sing out loud, as loud as I want!

thanks for your comment on my picture today!


Erica said...

when i'm alone i usually blog... take a bath... watch tv... eat ice cream :)

Ellen said...

Now that my kids are grown and out of the house (yes, it does happen!) at least for the time being, I'm alone a lot. But most of the time I should be "working" on stuff.

So when I have ALONE alone time, I love a glass of wine, a good book or stack of fashion magazines, or a great old movie.


Martha said...

I know that is what my fridge looks like underneath....the same...I am sorry but did laugh at the pouring milk outside just because I can see myself doing that too if that happened:)

Time by myself...lets see...I would definitely start it by pouring myself a glass of wine...

So glad you had some time for you:)

Ruth said...

salty carbs and alone time... heaven!!

Raewyn said...

When I'm home alone...First thing on my list is to have a long bath or actually wash my hair properly...and shave my legs without missing a hair..and without one of the kids running in, wanting me to sort out a squabble while I have shampoo running down my face. Of course in my alone time I also eat many "forbidden" foods, I crank up the music really loud and I dance,like nobody's watching...because nobody is!
Aaaaaaah.......alone time.....when will I see you again?

Cristy said...

Hee hee...I love it Beki. Yep, you're real. Some people just are not...that's all I'm sayin' about that. ;)

Napping, reading, flipping through home decor magazines or turning up the music really loud and singing at the top of my lungs.

The Edwards Family said...

Came over from V & Co. and I have to tell you I love your creations.

rentz said...

Hey, at least you are working out. That doesn't happen at my house.

And I am easy to please. For alone time all I need is a good book and a drink from sonic.

juliecache said...

got here from v's blog. Your posts all seem to match all of the things in my head!

Lori Allberry said...

Beki, you are so hilarious! You truly are! I have to tell you - I sure do have things like that under my fridge and under my washer, and under my dryer - for sure! I just don't check! ;o) But I have to tell you - I don't think I'd have the guts to take a picture and post it - I love ya! You are so honest!
And the fact that you stopped your workout to have a chocolate - that killed me - especially since you and I have had a couple short discussions about working out! I love that you treated yourself!

You go girl!!!
Hmm, when I'm alone? I usually watch tv on the big tv and browse blogs!

Christina said...

Seriously, can we be friends. I think I love you.
I have been feeling sick all day, well, more like this whacked out exhausted, and achy feeling...and I haven't eaten a whole lot. I was thinking I would go to bed early, even though I slept all day. Then I thought,"I can't let those brownies go to waste!" Hopefully that won't be the straw that breaks the pukey camel's back. So far, so good. :)
The fridge thing...hilarious. How would you even clean under there?! And who's going to move their fridge to clean it? No one. When we moved at the beginning of the year, that is what the under part of each piece of our furniture looked like. And I can dust under dressers and armoires. But I don't. :)

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Kathy said...

Wow, that looks like under my fridge! and no, you're not the only one to take a chocolate break while working out. Doesn't everyone? Are you implying that isn't normal???

myflsun said...

Left a comment on Beki's blog, too. What a lovely lady!

Jennifer said...

Get out of my house!!! This made me laugh and smile...thanks and so glad you stopped by my blog, Jennifer

Beth said...

Oh my! I think under my stove may be worse. I think there are probably 3 or 4 cars and goodness knows what else. My mother would DIE if I took a picture like that. I may just have to. :)

Unknown said...

thanks for the laugh today. you're a hoot.
i READ or sleep when alone.

merlin said...

I showed my husband your under-the-fridge photo, and told him "this is why I love these bloggin ladies, they are honest, they are real."
I don't know any of you, but for the first time in my life I don't feel alone or like I'm the only one.

He looked at the photo and said, we could take photos too, afterall when we moved our fridge it looked like that, well we had lots of kibble in the dust too....and then he turns to me and says "I should start a blog" Ha, the world's not ready for that kind of REAL yet!

Replica Watches said...

lol. Nice post. i have seen such mess in my brothers house with his 3 sons.

michelle said...

We're getting a new stove tomorrow and I'm DREADING what we'll find under there...

Just hope I'm home when it comes and not hubby cause he'll just have them put the new stove on top of the old dust bunnies and tater tots

Charlene said...

OH! Last time I moved my fridge, it wasn't too scary - some dust bunnies - but when I moved it back I realized why it was so hard to gouged the heck out of the floor. Now I have these two circles the size of yogurt lids in front of my fridge to remind me...

I wanted a new floor in the kitchen, but this is not the best way to get it!