Twelve Things I’m Pretty Sure I Know For Sure

(1) Nothing smells quite as good as a freshly bathed baby.

(2) Sonic, hands down, has the best Coke.

(3)  The smell of freshly cut grass never, ever gets old.

(4)  If momma ain’t happy, ain’t no-one happy.

(5)  There is nothing – absolutely nothing – that can compete with a prairie sky at sunset.  Ever.

(6)  Sometimes all a girl needs a good, hard cry.

(7)  A clean kitchen sink makes for a better day.

(8)  Thinking about hot yoga is different than doing hot yoga.  Very different.

(9)  Freshly washed high thread-count sheets at the end of the day make going to sleep easy and getting up hard.

(10)  If I had balls, coffee’d have me by ’em.

(11)  I’m so, so grateful to be done with the minefield that is adolescence.  And I’m terrified of guiding my kids through that same minefield.

(12)  Some of the world’s best conversations happen under the stars with a cigar in one hand and a drink in the other.

What are some things you’re pretty sure you know for sure?


36 thoughts on “Twelve Things I’m Pretty Sure I Know For Sure

  1. Tameri Etherton says:

    Oh, I agree with all of those (except #5) and all the comments.

    I know for sure the older I get, the less I care what people think of me. My family (husband, daughter, son) are the most precious people in the world to me. If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

    As for #5 ~ I’d pit your prairie sunset against a beach sunset any day of the year. There is nothing like the glow of surf against the dark ocean with a hint of light reflecting off the water. Gorgeous. Trust me, I’ve seen a prairie sunset (lived in a small town in South Dakota for a spell), they’re pretty, but not up to a beach sunset. You need to come out here and see for yourself. 😉

  2. Lena Corazon (@LenaCorazon) says:

    As a California girl, I have to agree with Tameri and Emma. And sadly, I have never gotten the chance to visit Sonic (despite all the ads they show on TV, the closest one is 60 miles away), but I’ll take your word on the Coke.

    I’ve learned that a girl can never have too many shades of pink lipstick, that my instincts are almost always spot-on, that quiet time is the best present I can give myself, that dreams are meant to be pursued, and that between my friends and family, I have the best support system that anyone could ask for.

    Lovely post, lady!

  3. CC MacKenzie says:

    You are so right, if mum isn’t happy no one’s happy.

    We are the masters of our universe and that’s a fact. You have four spawn. I have three. And mine are soooo much older. But even now they need me and I believe that need will never leave them. The key to surviving EVERYTHING is to have a partner who’s up for it. And you’ve got that! Worry only about the stuff you can do today. And give your children the gift of confidence and self esteem to deal with tomorrow no matter what it brings.

    Our children will come and they’ll go. But what I say is that I (we) are the safety net/anchor that keeps them grounded in the now. As a culture and society we’re in the middle of a tsunami of change and we’re all learning as we go along. We can only do our best and ‘let them go’ to learn everything they need to learn to survive. That’s it. Scary but true.

    And what an amazingly wonderful picture of a happy child. Love it.

  4. Serena Dracis, Author says:

    #3 and #’s 6-10 Totally! No children of my own, so can’t comment on the kid-related issues, and I don’t smoke or drink, so…. I would dare to see your prairie sunset with one over the Puget Sound, but then again, it’s the same glorious sun, and sounds like our locations are our homes, which is where the heart is. 🙂 No contest!

  5. patriciasands says:

    Fabulous post, Myndi, and comments … sunsets, babies, family, friendship, lipstick and nail polish, +++ … was anything missed? I know for sure that every day is a gift!

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