Sunday, October 25, 2009

Life Lessons Learned Along The Way

1. Being a parent brings with it the greatest joys and the greatest heartaches.

2. One should always carry a spare shirt/blouse/top when leaving home for the day.

3. It is acceptable to say no.

4. Ordering water with lemon in a restaurant will save a family of 4 approx. $10.00.

5. Getting those annual dental check ups will save you money in the long run.

6. Putting money into a 401K plan should be the first payment you make each month (even if you lost $$).

7. Hotel shampoo will substitute for laundry detergent if you need to rinse out something while traveling.

8. Rice Krispy Treats are still a favorite for all ages and easy to make.

9. I really am turning into my mother.

10. A spoonful of peanut butter will get rid of the hiccups.

11. Your children still need you no matter how old they are (my daughter suggested this one-sweet!).

12. Always take a heating pad and a thermometer with you when you travel.

13. A woman always starts her period on the first day of vacation.

14. If caught with wrinkled clothes and no iron, hang them in the bathroom and turn on a hot shower.

15. Cars with heated and air conditioned seats are worth the extra cost.

16. I really don’t have to do anything I don’t want to.

17. It really is harder to lose that 10 pounds as you get older.

18. Sometimes nothing tastes better than scrambled eggs.

19. Samples don’t have calories.

20. Life is short, mend all fences quickly-regret is something no one wants to live with.

21. I will never be rich.

22. Experiences are more valuable than things.

23. Sometimes it is okay to just be unhappy for no reason.

24. I never get tired of holding a baby.

25. Men should get tested for prostate cancer at 40 (or sooner if there is a family history), regardless of what your doctor says.

26. Someone will drop in on the one day I don’t pick up the house.

27. Never vacation anywhere without putting a pair of jeans in the suitcase.

28. Fashion is not important if you are at a zoo, theme park, or large mall…wear tennis shoes.

29. Always keep a bucket in the car for various types of emergencies.

30. A puppy will brighten any day.



koralee said...

I love love these...your list is amazing and filled with truth! I love your new fun and just right for this time of year!

g said...

Every single one is true!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Sue
Great list.. I'd really like those scrambled eggs right now!!

PS.. i still don't like camping.. but can live without the blowdryer... and your item above about ironing??? that's about as good as i get with ironing these days.. hahaha

x Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

me again
love your clouds!!!

BrightenedBoy said...

A very nice list, and I like your new layout!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Julie-I have an entire post in me about ironing...I just haven't written it yet!

nannykim at spindle cottage said... excellent list. My daughter ...even sons....agree with number 11. And as far as prostate cancer goes, getting checked regularly because of family history saved my hubby's life. His numbers were very low and if he hadn't been having checks they would not have realized that they actually jumped (because they were so low). He had cancer however!...His dad got it in the 70's but my hubby got it in his early 50's!!

Maria said...

Your list is so true! The one about 4 waters for $10 ... reminds me of the time we were stayed at a Holiday Inn...they offered an incredible family package... but we paid the difference soda
--- small 6 oz glasses for $2 each free refills (Unknowingly, my 3 kids ordered refills-- $12 for a quart's worth of flat soda).
Can you tell I'm frugal ;o)

Now that my kids are all grown and left the nest... I LOVE holding babies ~ so heartwarming.
A great list!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday~

Anonymous said...

Great list and so true! Beautiful photo too...
pk @ Room Remix

NM said...

This list is so fantastic because it is so true! Am sending a link straight to my mum and sisters! Love it!!!!
Best wishes, NM.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a true list! I just love it!
By the way- answering your post to me about my "button". Please try this on a testblog ( another blog I made up to test things out before I fiddle around with the "real one")
To make pictures bigger- You need to change your template. Lg pictures won't work on the kind you have now. Believe me, I tried.

You need to have a layout called "Minima".

First, you need to change your background at cutest blog on the block. You need a "stretch template". It is a plain background or a "stretch" background (they are all one design- no 2 or 3 parts to it).

Now, go to blogger and go to your dashboard. You need a layout that is called "Minima" to use big graphics. Click "layout". Go to "pick new template". The first template called Sample Blog has a minima layout. I just used the first one, because I wanted to keep a "fancier background" using the cutest blog on the block.

Now you are working with the full width of the screen and you can now make your pictures bigger.

To make bigger pictures, go to dashboard, and click "settings" then click "basics". Scroll down to "global settings" and click "updated editor". I read the tutorial, "latest feature" by clicking the blue letters next to it.

Now when you create a blog entry, the screen is going to be a little different and very user friendly. (Make sure you read "latest feature when you choose "updated editor".) When you upload a picture, you can choose the size by looking right under the picture and clicking on "extra large".

This is so much easier than changing the settings by going into the HTML. I know that I can make pictures a little bigger than I am using now,but I don't think it is worth the trouble, and the pictures fit better on the screen.

Please, before you try this on your lovely blog, make a testblog ( I called mine testblogstonegable) and try it there first.

Let me know how it goes!

Someone's Daughter said...

I have to agree with everyone one of the things on this list...maybe it's because I've learned from the best...I especially like that one about becoming my mother...I think it happened a little sooner to me than to you though...

JUST ME said...

hotel shampoo = laundry detergent in a pinch.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone. Yvonne, I'm saving this info along with the info from "g" and will play with it for my holiday look. Thank you so much, I wondered why so many people had test blogs!

SD-everyone should be as lucky as I am to have a kid like you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

A very wise and true list here -- I wish I could say I do all of this - but great reminders all!

Sue said...

What a great list....especially the scrambled eggs and the heated car seats...i just wrote a post about bringing home fast food and pizza and using the heated seats to keep the food warm on the drive really works...but I don't have air conditioned seats...that would be cool...literally.

Lexie said...

these are too sweet!

g said...

Hi, Sue! Thanks for commenting on my BLUE post. If you like Le Train Bleu, here's my post about the time we visited it in Paris:

SophiesMark said...

I can relate to many of those already.

Chrissy said...

Love it,#3 and #21 are soooooooo true,have a wonderful day my friend,Chrissy

Relyn said...

I love this list. It's terrific. Some great old facts as a reminder and a few wonderful tips. Thanks for this.

FrugalMom said...

So many of these ring true in my ears. BTW I LOVE your new look...the blog look I mean.

Jaime said...

Words to live by.
I love this list...a pocketful of wisdom.