Friday, August 10, 2012


Blog requested. 
Subject Hope. 
Challenge accepted.

Hope – A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

Who doesn’t have hope every day? I hope that will happen. I hope this will happen.  As it turns out though even a pessimist will hope for something to happen and yet not quite believe that it will happen. 

So I’m not so sure hope is all it’s cracked up to be and seriously when I hear  the word hope, all I can hear in my head is Palin saying, “How’s that hopey-changey thing workin out for ya?” in that fucked up half Minnesota/half Fran Drescher voice of hers.

So here goes for hope…I hope that I can afford school clothes since my daughter already wants glitter covered tennis shoes that cost $55 dollars. I hope that my son will forgive me and start acting like what I say matters. I hope that my daughter doesn’t get knocked up in high school because she falls for the first boy that pays her real attention.  I hope that I can continue to lose these depression pounds and be able to tie my shoes without getting red in the face. I hope that they find a cheap, foolproof cure for cellulite. I hope that I can stop smoking (all the way).  I hope that I can afford Lasik. I hope that my cat is not pregnant again.  I hope that I get to see my parents more often. I hope that mastopexy can be covered by my insurance as medically necessary.  I hope that I can find someone I can respect that wants to get old with me even if that turns out to just be me.  I hope I can get this tattoo covered up before I’m too old to even be IN a tattoo shop. I hope he goes away and never comes back. I hope this Friday turns into 5:00 so I can go home and try to make zucchini noodles.  I hope I get to see my horse again. I hope my hair grows out (and looks fabulous). I hope my kids end up happy. I hope when I die it turns out we're all headed for the mothership. I hope that can wear a bikini again in public someday and not show up on People of Walmart.  

I hope that I do some small thing someday that changes the world in some small way, even if it's infinitesimal.  

Ok so my favoritest blogger The Klonopin Chronicles, says I  must challenge others to post about hope as well. I hope (see what I did there?) that they have the time and don't think I'm a doofus. 

So if I tag you, then: 

Step 1: Write a blog post about hope & publish it on your blog.
Step 2: Invite one (or more!) bloggers to do the same. 
Step 3: Link to the person who recruited you (me, in this case) at the top of the post, and the people you're recruiting at the bottom of the post. 

Apparently Melanie Crutchfield is doing "Closing Ceremonies" around August 10 which is already today but if you have time then link her on the blog post as well.

After all this I'm challenging, 

Confessions of a (Not-So) Super Mom to write us something about hope if she has the time.


  1. Still reading but omg, I lol'd so loud at the Sarah Palin part! You changed my "workday is annoying and dragging" frown to a loud guffaw that rang through my work space. Thank you!

  2. Wowsa. I love this in a big way. Homerun!

  3. True story. And banged that puppy out in fewer than twelve hours. Like a boss.

  4. Fabulous. That is one lovely pile o' hope you got there. Thanks for taking the baton! (Oh, and I pushed the closing ceremonies to Monday August 13, so there's still time if people want to join in. And, also kinda screw the deadline. Who's gonna stop you from writing about hope on the 14th? Nobody.)