Things to STOP doing in 2018


I started making a list of things I wanted to see others and myself STOP doing this year. I also started this post back in JANUARY and it is now April. It wasn’t feeling right so I stalled, came back to it and stalled some more and I have hmm’d and hawed because I feel like it can be taken in two ways; that I’m whining vs sharing a comic relief. My goal is the latter. I don’t whine, a lot anyway.

New Year means a new you, me, us, a happier world.


There are little things, big things, minuscule things. Things that may seem silly to others, but drive me and others a little bat s$*@ crazy.

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I asked around with family and friends for ideas and thoughts and came up with a list of stuff. Some of it really good, all the way down to the most trivial.

Below is an article I found talking about a few good ones!

Things to STOP doing in 2018

And below are some of the ones I collaborated with friends and family on.

1. Saying “no” and not feeling bad about it.

2. Counting “likes” on all social media page -when did living become a popularity contest?

3. Novel Posts: There is a new phase out there of fitness programs and motivational coaches – it’s like they mated when the world wasn’t watching and their posts are either a fabulous and brilliant MEME  that I will share on my page OR a dissertation that is 10 miles long. For those of you dieting and making your health a priority –  I salute you AND will be one of your biggest fans – please note however if your posts are longer than a sentence or two, I am not really “reading them” – just saying.

4. Selfie’s – Please stop updating these every day – no one cares.

5. Fish lips in all your pictures – see #6

6. Gossip – STOP.IT.PLEASE!

7. Over use of the exclamation point. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( I am really, really guilty of this one)

8. Using BIG words – i.e,  Dichotomy– or perfidy or Bawdy especially if you can’t use them correctly. You already come off looking like jerk – using them incorrectly just makes you look like stupid jerk. I love a creative vocabulary but really when we get down to it, just speak in a language most understand.

9. Oversharing – Just because we have a million social media outlets in today’s world does NOT mean the world needs to know what you are doing every second of the day.

10. Denying yourself happiness – it’s a choice in which ONLY you can make.

11. Blaming others for your unhappiness. – See #10.

12. Neglecting the simple act of saying “Thank You” – when did this did go away?

13. Living in your imaginary bubbles – the world isn’t made just for you. You must figure out a way to co-exist with everyone AND play nice while doing so.

14. Judging others – none of us have the right, the only person we have the right to judge is ourselves.

15.  Political push – We all have a side and we all should respect the words of those that differ from our own.

16. Bullying – we talk so much about how there’s a zero tolerance for bullying as kids, but as adults  – we seem to think we are exempt, why is that?

17. Caring what others think – you define your happiness, not them.

18. Walking with your head down looking at your phone. Seriously, it’s not safe for anyone and it’s ANNOYING that I have to stop walking in the hall, sidewalk or aisle of the grocery store in order to avoid an collision with you because you AREN’T paying attention.

19. Emoticons 🙂  acronyms like “lol” and the overuse of the word “like” (another one I am guilty of)

20. Apologizing for being you. (I do this a lot)

Is there something society does that you would like to see go away?

Share in comments below!

Also, THANK YOU for stopping by my little page here. 😉

Wacky Wednesday


Ever have one of those days where you know its just not going to go well from the beginning and you should just go back to bed?

Mine was last week – Tuesday for the record books.

It started out with the following:

Nothing in my closet fit correctly, looked right or was mood worthy to wear.

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I was yelling encouraging my daughter to get moving when it dawned on me that I needed some paperwork for her as we were going to the DMV to get her drivers permit later that day, so I was the one that ended up making us late.

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We pulled out of the garage and I have NO IDEA what made me push the garage door opener when I did but I wasn’t all the way OUT OF THE GARAGE and the door started coming down.  (the little sensor is clearly broken because it should have stopped with the 3 ton car sitting in the middle of it. lol) There may have been a little cursing… and rapid finger punching to STOP the darn thing.

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On the way to taking my daughter to school, I noticed this on the dashboard of the car:

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Did I mention I was hitting every eeeeffffing red light both to her school and all the way back to work? There are 4 lights on the way to her school, another 4 plus 6 more to my office thus resulting in some more cursing because I’m not a huge fan of testing the gas gauge on my car.

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Once I got to work with a full tank of gas, things seemed okay. I can’t recall any major injuries, fires, misplaced files or people for what was a short day for me anyway. I left early and went BACK to the school to pick up my daughter to drive to the DMV.

I already had in my head that it was going to suck because its the DMV.

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We entered and it looked promising so I was digging down deep for some optimism.

Then we came up to one of those kiosks they use now so you can enter in your name, select the option for your visit and take a #, except the option to “obtain a permit” wasn’t there – so, we did the next best thing, we selected new license.

To my delight our # was called right away and we where in and out in under 30 minutes. RECORD broken. I have never gotten in and out of the DMV in under an hour so this was making me think the day still has hope at 3 in the afternoon.

We ran a couple of errands after snapping the obligatory photo of my daughter receiving her paper permit with the original hard copy to arrive in a couple of weeks. The evening wrapped up with few little hiccups but truly nothing out of the ordinary for me. I may have tripped over the imaginary step getting up from the couch, but ya know, that is just a talent of mine.


Thanks for swinging by today for what I hope made you laugh with my use of gif’s at my own personal expense.

Love and hugs!


Mondays Music – Spread the Smiles!


Happy Monday! It’s snowing and currently 17 degrees here in my neck of the woods.

I am linking up over at Maria’s Music Monday today because I think we all need a little pep in our step this cold Monday morning.

We aren’t even 3 months into the new year and I feel we all need a reminder that while there will be and always has been ugliness in our world, we have to dig a little deeper to find the good some days.


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