Friday, February 20, 2015

Seriously?!!



I often find myself saying that word under my breath more than I would prefer, to be honest. Since I've never been a confrontational person and choosing my battles is a skill I've internalized very early on in my marriage, I'd have to say that this word is possibly a relationship game-changer and sanity savior. 

I suppose this word is my verbal equivalent of an eye roll but it suits me better since too much eye rolling generally gives me a headache. I summon the word like a true drama queen when I need to express frustration over little annoyances that are not worth nagging about but to a minimum are definitely worth whining over.


"Seriously?!!"
...when I see an empty toilet paper roll left on the holder and a fresh roll is within arm's reach

"Seriously?!!"
...when dirty clothes are on the floor, just ALMOST making it to the laundry hamper which stands two inches away

"Seriously?!!"
...when the snoring is in surround sound just when I'm beyond exhausted and would kill for two hours of sleep

"Seriously?!!"
...when dirty dishes are left on the counter top and the dishwasher sits right below it

"Seriously?!!"
...when the bathroom mirror is bathed in toothpaste splatter and I've just cleaned it yesterday


"Seriously?!!"

Yes, seriously these things happen to me on a regular basis. 

And seriously, I'm certainly not perfect too and I'm sure my husband puts up with a whole lot of things I do that don't make much sense to him either (e.g. fear and avoidance of driving on the interstate, social anxiety, and tendency to over-think, among other things). But seriously, all these are not serious enough to outweigh the things that really count.

In the grand scheme of things, I still seriously think our marriage is seriously solid, having two seriously flawed people dead serious about seriously making it all work, taking it simply one step at a time. Seriously.
















20 comments:

  1. LOL! We have the same frustrations and utter the same whining word!

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    1. It's our WW....whining word! Love it, Nannette! Thanks so much for commenting here. It means a lot :-)))

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  2. Seriously good thoughts. HMMMM, you should have a chat with Cindy, she probably, let me rephrase, she definitely have those moments living with me.

    Great story love reading it.

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    1. Hehehe, thanks so much, Kuya James! I'm happy you enjoyed it!

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  3. Seriously funny and seriously true. Two imperfect people perfect for each other. Good for you. :)

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    1. Glad you liked it! And yes, I didn't want to seem like a neurotic wife who thinks she's perfect because I'm sure my introversion drives my husband crazy too, haha! Thanks so much for stopping by! :-))

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  4. Great post Joy! I am an eye roller and also say serious! So I hear ya! Although I have to admit I am the sloppy one in our house. My husband has OCD and cleans constantly!

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    1. Yeah, I remember that Rena; that your hubs LOVES to clean and does a really good job too doing it! Oh lucky you! But I'm okay, as long as my hubs also puts up with my other neuroses. ;-)) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Okay, seriously? I love this post. And seriously? Were you reading my mind, Joy???

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    1. Maybe you live with 'boys' too, Cathy? It just brings out the 'seriously' in us, I guess..hehehehhe.....Thanks Cathy and next time you say it, please know you are definitely NOT alone :-))

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  6. I thought I was the only one who said this word constantly. Living in a house of men, it's my go to :)! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh you bet this is a reliable go to word, Lana! So glad I'm not alone in using this word a LOT! It must really have a lot to do with living with males ;-) Thanks so much!

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  7. I so used to say seriously a lot too...but now I've replaced it with even more colourful language. Working at home has really liberated me (plus I don't have kids!).

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    1. 'Colorful language' is always fun, Janine! I admit I'm a bit more colorful too sometimes but again, of course, only when no one is listening ;-)

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  8. Loved this and I say that all the time too!

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    1. Happy to know I'm in great company! Thanks Marie!

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  9. The equivalent of my 'Really?!'...and made me smile.

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  10. The equivalent of my 'Really?!'...and made me smile.

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    1. Oh I hear you, Lucy! I always use those two (really and seriously) depending on my mood I guess :-P

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  11. The time you worry is when you use "that word" about something you did yourself. Seriously!

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