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Things That Make Me Crazy

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We all have things that absolutely make us nuts, you know … looney, crazy… completely insane!   I am guessing you may be able to relate, so please let me know if any of these sound like your life too!

 Husband says proudly, “I know you have worked so hard cleaning the house, so I decided to make you dinner!  I can’t wait for you to try it.”



Husband says afterwards, “That meal turned out really good!  I can’t believe how exhausting it was.  Could you be a sweetheart and catch the dishes tonight?” 






I run in the front door exhausted from a long day at the office.  The rest of the family has been home for quite some time.  This is what I see: 







I mean, really???!  It smells!  And, it looks disgusting!  Am I really the ONLY person in the house who can take out the garbage!? And really, I ask myself, “WHY doesn’t this bother them?”

I ask my daughter to tidy up the bathroom because I have a few girlfriends coming over in a few hours.

Daughter says, “Okay, Mom, I just cleaned up the bathroom.  I’ll try to keep it clean like this all week, too!” 


Husband says, “Wow, I finally cleaned up the garage.  It’s amazing what you can find once it is clean!  I had no idea I had four hammers and six staple guns.  I also found the circular saw I borrowed from Jim in 1988 – I was sure somebody stole it!”


My daughter states, “I know you are waiting to use the washing machine, Mom.  I only have a little laundry,– only about one load.”



I am meeting a girlfriend, Julie, at noon for lunch.  I get to our favorite restaurant and get a booth.




I have been sitting at a booth for over a half hour, twiddling my thumbs, getting on my I-Phone, texting other friends, getting on Facebook, checking out the menu and I finally get a text from Julie: 



I text her back, “Ok… I’m here sitting in a booth.”  What I wanted to say was, “No, I am shopping across town and running in trying on a bunch of cute outfits because I knew you were going to be 40 minutes late!”

Last Saturday, I ran into Walmart to buy a few items.  I was in a hurry because I had somewhere to be in 30 minutes. I was rushing in and out of the aisles, actually making pretty good time and then I got up to the checkout counter.

Well, it was certainly a big mistake thinking I could get in and out of there in a timely manner.   It never fails when I am in a hurry… I always pick the register line that seems to be the fastest one… until I get in the line… and then the clerk turns on the flashing sign… and I spend another 15 minutes standing there … meanwhile, I switched to register 8 where a sweet little old lady is disputing the price of Metamucil amidst a pile of 20 items …and did I mention that REGISTER 8 is a “10 ITEMS OR LESS” register?!

 I finally get through the checkout and go dash back out to my car.  This is what I walked up to: 



I move the carts… I put the key in to unlock the driver’s door but it doesn’t open.  It is then that I realize I am trying to unlock someone else’s car – mine is in the next row!!!

 And my all-time favorites: 



 I mean WHO does this????!!!!!  Ha – ha!

And while we are on the whole toilet paper thing, ever get up in the middle of the night, go to sit down, and fall into the toilet because the most wonderful man in your life has left the toilet seat up… again??!  



I hope you can relate to at least some of these life annoyances!!! I hope I am not alone!  I often get annoyed… but then I realize, what difference does it make if I get mad and upset??!! That’s not going to change a thing!  Life is really just too short to sweat the small stuff!  And, often times, I have certainly learned the hard way!

Don’t hurry. Don’t worry.  You’re only here for a short visit.  So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”  (Walter Hagen) 





  • Amy says:

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I sooo get it and am with you on all of those points. Sigh. When I get super duper frustrated with my lovely “slobs” I try and remind myself that this is only a season. Soon my kids will be grown and my house will stay clean when I clean it and I will be oh so nostalgic for it all to be back the way it was.

    • Clare says:

      Thanks Amy for the insight – but I can tell you – I’m in “midlife” and my house doesn’t stay clean!!!!! Ha ha ha – but my family does help out!!!!!

  • Crystal says:

    These are so true! I really like the quote at the end

  • Lyla says:

    Freakin’ HILARIOUS!! I really enjoyed this because it was a reminder that yes, everyone drives everyone else crazy and that is perfectly normal. Maybe you’d want to do a guest post for us sometime 😉

    xo Lyla xo

    • Clare says:

      I am so glad you liked it Lyla!!!! And that was the intent – give people a break – a good chuckle – and to realize sometimes we just need a good laugh and take a break from the day!  Would LOVE to do a guest post sometime – and would love for you to do one for me too!  “”


  • Amy Pike says:

    Your post today made me smile.  Yes to all of the above.  A woman’s work is never done!  Great writing!  🙂

    • Clare says:

      Hi Amy – thanks for the comments – and yes I am delighted that it made you smile – that was my intent!  So glad you enjoyed it!  🙂  🙂


  • Christie says:

    I can definitely relate to this post!  LOL… At least we’re not alone, right?  Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  • I’m going to share this with my husband. It won’t make a difference, but at least I won’t be alone!

  • Beverly says:

    Oh, how can I relate!! I think it’s built into their DNA not to change the toilet paper roll, take out the garbage, and leave toilet seats up! Yuck! My solution? Get my own bathroom, don’t clean theirs at all, and wait and watch to see what fuzzy black thing starts to grow in there!! hee hee!

  • Ah, yes. I found myself nodding as I read. Very true, though, that the only person getting themselves worked up about us being upset is….well…us. Might as well take a deep breath and move past it.

  • Deb Wolf says:

    Several of these made me laugh out loud. I cured my men (husband and son) of the whole toilet seat problem by yelling for help when they left the seat up. I’m go in and shout, “Help, help. I fell in…” We had a good laugh and the seat went down. If only some of the others had been as easy. 🙂 Great post!!

    • Clare says:

      Deb – thanks for your story!!!! That MADE ME CHUCKLE!!!  I am so glad we can laugh at ourselves and bring smiles to each other – especially when we need it!  🙂  🙂


  • Carol says:

    Really a good one, Clare!!!  These are really the way life is!


  • Chris Carter says:

    I can relate to EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!!  Oh this was hilarious and SO TRUE!!!  Sharing!

    • Clare says:

      Thanks Chris – and appreciate your enjoying it and glad it put a smile on your face!  Thanks for the share – sure appreciate it!

  • I promise you with all my heart I am trying to do a better job as “beloved husband,” Miss Clare. But I must confess I still “saw” myself in a couple of these snippets and photos and now am begging Him to open my eyes to see the world from the FEMALE side of the equation. Good job, lass!


    • Clare says:

      Thanks Dennis! You’re so sweet – I just know you are a wonderful husband!!!!!  I appreciate the kind comments!  🙂  🙂

  • This is the story of my life!!!!  all except the toilet seat. I made that a term before the marriage lol!!!!

    • Clare says:

      Thanks for the comments Lacey!!!!!!!   I knew most of the women out there would get a real chuckle about the “toilet seat”!!!!!!  🙂  🙂


  • Jess Elyse says:

    You are definitely NOT alone! I can relate to some of these and I’m not married with children, I just have a roommate. haha!

  • Rachel G says:

    My husband and I are equally ‘neat freaks’, though I’m probably better at living with non-neat freaks than he is. We were visiting my family recently, and because in our house, we never, ever let dishes stack up, he was dismayed at how my sisters will just put their dishes in the sink and leave them there. haha!

    • Clare says:

      Ha ha – appreciate your sharing that Rachel!  This kind of stuff makes most of us crazy!  Thanks for sharing your comments!!!!

  • can’t agree more 😉

  • Pam says:

    Oh my gosh Clare! Do you live at my house? So funny, all the things that annoy us! I definitely could use a maid, but I can’t afford to pay them more per hour than I make myself.

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