Things I Don't Love

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Did Thursday catch up on you like it did me?
Yeah, this week is just flying right by. Time for Things I Don't Love Thursday!

Here's how it works:
Write up your own Things I {don't} Love post and link it up here. You can write about anything and everything. It can be about one thing or ten things, and you can choose to include pictures or whatever you'd like. It's completely up to you! Just tell me what you're not loving right now. Please make sure to grab a button or link back to my blog in some way, then hop around the link ups and check out some other blogs. Linky parties are a great way to meet new people and find some fun new blogs to follow, so have fun and be social. I always read and try to comment on every single link up!
Taking my babies to get shots. I know, I know, it's for their own good. But it gives me such anxiety, and they obviously don't enjoy it either. It's so much harder when they are big and they understand what's going on. This girl just had to get 3 shots so she can start Kindergarten & it was no fun. Thankfully Daddy was there and that helped a ton.

Creepy spidery looking nest things in my tree. I noticed when I got home from vacation that a tree in my yard had a pretty gnarly looking web on it. Upon further inspection I realized that it wasn't a spider nest at all, but rather a bunch of Tent Caterpillars! They make this web or "tent" thing and then they consume everything inside of it. I need to get rid of this guys like ASAP before they take over and kill the whole tree. Too bad I don't want to get close to it at all because it gives me the creeps. You can see the caterpillars all wriggling around in there!
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Now it's your turn!

Link up your own Things I Don't Love post below.
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Lulu and Sweet Pea


  1. I saw one of those webs in a tree driving home from the shore this week and had no idea it was a web of caterpillars! That might creep me out even more than spiders!

  2. That web is crazy! I've never seen anything like it.

  3. Oh heeeellll no. I would not be going near that tree. That would have to be a job for the Mr. I am SO freaked out by caterpillars. Ughhh.

  4. I've been without internet for a few weeks in the process of moving and am just now catching up on your blog. I am sorry to hear about your struggles with depression, but I am glad to hear that you are getting supportive messages and are being proactive about getting back to 'normal.' I wasn't able to be a stay-at-home mom for years because I was working full-time and putting my husband through school. Then I had a small taste when I was home on maternity leave and realized that being a full-time SAHM was NOT for me. I couldn't handle it. I had felt really guilty about working and taking my kids to daycare ever since I had kids and was working, but after experiencing staying at home I discovered that I was actually pretty lucky to have an outlet for my energy, some time to myself (my school was block schedule so I got an hr and a half lunch, combined with my prep so I had 3 HOURS to myself every other day. HEAVEN), and being able to talk to other adults throughout the day. Now I stay at home during the days and work in the late afternoons since my husband has graduated. I am lucky to be able to get a little bit of both worlds. This is NOT to say that what you need is to get a job! I admire you so much for being a SAHM for 9 years. And I can totally believed that you're burned out on it-- it's probably the hardest job in the world! You are stronger than me, there's no way I could do it.

    As for the women at the library, I admire you for not saying anything to them. Why stoop to their level (although they deserved someone to put them in their place, but perhaps a children's event at the library wasn't it :)? I don't know if I could have done the same. I have been imagining what I would do in that same situation and trying to think of some clever comeback since I read your post! If these women think automatically "people with tattoos are trashy," then they're the ones missing out on meeting and knowing some incredibly awesome people in their lives. Their loss. However, this is easier said than done, as I know. I recently moved to a new area and tattoos are rare here. I don't know if I am more aware or wearing a chip on my shoulder but I feel like I have gotten a lot of judgmental stares and whispers since we moved. I have tried to be super nice and polite to people to try and break through their hostility, but it wears on you and you see them being nice to other people and it's like, "Why should I have to try this hard for you to be nice to me?!"

    I'm sorry you're lonely. I wish I loved closer to you because A) I love Washington and wish I lived there, and B) I would totally hang out with you at the park while our kiddos played! And we would be the moms who actually WATCH their kids at the park! :)

  5. Love this! Not the shots part that breaks my heart. But it's refreshing to see what I'm not loving over the what I am loving.


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