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101 Things in 1001 Days: MYSTERY

Friday, June 09, 2006


...I do think that there are just some things that will ALWAYS remain a MYSTERY...

How come my husband can step over a pile of laundry 3 ft high on the floor and when I point it out to him he says ‘Oh, I didn’t see it’.

How come I can never get my hair to look as great as it does when I step fresh out of the hairdressers?

How come my three year old functions perfectly normally when I am not around her but as soon as she sees me she reverts to baby mode?

How come the phone/doorbell always rings when I am in the shower?

How come the first pancake always sticks to the pan?

How come most men assume that just because a woman has given birth to a baby she automatically knows what to do with it?

How come I believe in God and yet I have never seen Him?

How come it always rains on the day you have invited guests round for a BBQ?

How come I am still madly in love with my husband even after fifteen years of being together?

How come the slugs find my plants irresistible?

How come of all the gardens on my street the stray cats insist on pooping only in mine?

How come that although I promised myself I wouldn’t turn into my mum, I discover each day that I am?

Well, I guess there are some things that will always remain a mystery.



Blogger ann marie simard said...

Hi! Someone was citing your site - Erika - and hey, here you are! Thanks for commenting! Those things like hair days are a real mystery - I was just able to joke this time vs real writing I usually try to do...

See you! This was so true and a great post @ Scribblings! I have been there since the beginning. Nice to meet you!

Ann Marie

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Love your post! So clever and some of it even seems eerily familiar. :) Well done.

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger ~Kathryn~ said...

how funny ... my mysteries that i want asnswered are sort of similar !!
loved reading this !!!

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous alyndabear said...

Those are fantastic questions - and perfect mysteries!


Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger gkgirl said...

i love the lightness
of this post...
and the "ah..thats so true!"


Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger papyrus said...

I loved this Erika. I loved this - simple and lighthearted as it was. Yes, every day is full of mysteries that we will probably never solve. And concerning the washing I would like to know why that pile only got there after I stepped over it.

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Kerstin said...

I was thinking of doing a lighthearted post on the subject but like always when I am trying really hard to think of something funny, I can't. Until I came here. These are all very valid mysteries, thanks for expressing them so well.

Take care, Kerstin

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Hundred and one said...

Thank you! Indeed some mysteries will never be unraveled.

@Ann Marie and Kirsten: Thanks for stopping by! Welcome! I'm curious though, who's Erika?

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Laini said...

These are fun! I always wonder about the pancake thing, too, and why can't I make golden perfect pancakes like in restaurants. I blame it on my pan, but it might be impatience!

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger carolb said...

Teehee! Great post. I also have had that cat pooping in the garden problem. I enjoyed your post!

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Jeri said...

LOL. These are so true. What is the deal with that first pancake, anyway?

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Jeri said...

Way to knock out those tasks, too. Now you're really "flying" through them. : ) Way to go.

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

Hey Jeri! How've you been? You disappeared for a while. Happy to have you back!

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger MiandMiksmom said...

We both took the same angle on this one...love yours! Great post!

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Blogger NuttersNotes said...

The best comedy is the everday stuff. My garden seems to be "visitor free" but maybe I am just in denial!!!

Thanks for the light touch

Saturday, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous susanna said...

Hah! Every day mysteries that make us groan at the time and grin later on. When it comes to dishes, my husband suffers the same select blindness as your husband and laundry. I've figured out the pancakes but my banana muffins never rise. Instead, they become mini hockey pucks. How is this possible??!

Sunday, June 11, 2006  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

Universal questions, all. But didn't you KNOW??? It's a rule that these things happen. LOL A mystery to be sure but also the darndest bunch of rules. I totally relate to the hair dilemma. Solution? I make my daughter do my hair whenever I can. More laughter.

Sunday, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Brad said...

Stray cats?

I've got visiting dogs...

Thanks for the trip through your mysteries.


Sunday, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Jennifer said...

too fun, too true

Sunday, June 11, 2006  
Blogger susanlavonne said...

"How come that although I promised myself I wouldn’t turn into my mum, I discover each day that I am?"

Because it just wouldn't be fair if you were the ONLY one who didn't :-)

great post!

Sunday, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

My favourite mystery of yours is the fact that you're still in love with your husband after 15 years, that's a delightful mystery! Amazing questions and perspectives, I enjoyed reading your list very much.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Glad I could send shivers down your spine. That's my job. :)

Sunday, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Tammy said...

Very clever and soooo true! Fun post:)

Monday, June 12, 2006  
Blogger melba said...

Very cool post. made me smile the whole way down!

Monday, June 12, 2006  
Blogger lisrobbe said...

"How come my three year old functions perfectly normally when I am not around her but as soon as she sees me she reverts to baby mode?"

This was my favorite. I can realte becasue my two-year old does it to me. You had some really great mysteries.

Monday, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Verity said...

Very nicely done!!

PS Beer works well to keep the slugs off your plants...

Monday, June 12, 2006  

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