Who Am I (Not a Post on the Meaning of Life)

I am not someone who takes naps or gets sick, so this whole feeling off thing is really starting to get on my nerves. I don’t have to get into work today until 2pm (I stay late tonight though) so mid-morning when I contemplated taking a nap I questioned myself, “Who am I right now?!”

I’ve heard pregnancy makes you super tired and I hate being tired (you’ll notice ‘get 8 hours of sleep’ is a common Monday Mini-Goal). So, that’s going to suck, but I digress.

I couldn’t really take a nap though because I neglected my emails since Friday. Instead, I chugged some Emergen-C and went at it.IMG_0159 (800x600)

Just before noon I chomped on some watermelon and made lunch.IMG_0154 (800x600)

I changed it up today and made chicken salad with mayo, cranberries, nuts and green onion to put on my salad. It seems dry so I added more mayo as dressing. Yeah, that’s gross but I needed it.IMG_0158 (800x600)

In other news, I found this spider made a web in my sports bra last night! Good thing I didn’t grab this one to wear this morning?!?! Attention Ben: Please take care of this. xoxo MonicaIMG_0162 (800x600)

I realize the “Who am I” title might have made it seem like this was going to be a deep and meaningful post. Um, sorry it’s just more pics of salads and spiders. #FailBlog

Wait! Here is the meaning of life. I found it on the internet:whats the meaning(toothpastefordinner.com)

It’s either that or this… the meaning of life 1(source)

Updated to add this…  (source)

Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.

Question: What is the meaning of life?

Bonus Question: What is the cure for the common cold? <- Seriously.


  1. says

    Cure for the common cold: pickles and green smoothies (not necessarily side by side or simultaneously). For some reason, eating both things when I’m sick always makes me feel better. Meaning of life: absolutely no idea. Good luck with both!

  2. amy says

    i love the comics and assorted funny pieces you post. i’m amazed at how you find ones to fit perfectly. good luck on your upcoming marathon! peace – amy

  3. says

    Meaning of life: Love fiercely and make yourself happy. We only have 1 go-around, make it count.

    Cold suck. The only thing I’ve found to get me better is to give in to it and rest, rest, rest. Yeah, that might mean you put people off and stuff doesn’t get done, but it’s better that you recover and get on with it than drag it out.

  4. says

    #1. That spider web freaked me out! I hope Ben cleans that up for you. That’s what husbands are for, no?

    #2. Taking pregnancy naps is awesome. You just pass right out. Obligations, schmobligations. When the baby wants you to rest, you’ll gladly rest :)

  5. Aleks says

    the folk polish cure for cold is hot milk with garlic and honey. you can add butter to it to make it more yummy… j/k, i never tried it, but heard it’s as disgusting as it sounds, but effective. garlic is da bomb, not only as a vampire-repellant.

    the meaning of life… well i like what it sayes in your post: “there” is no better a place than “here”! i think it’s my new motto.

  6. Kelsey says

    I was told that the meaning of life is to help other people. I mainly help (or like to think I’m helping) by making people laugh. So here’s my humiliating funny tidbit for the day. If one person laughs at this, then I’ll be happy.
    Today I started a new job at a bakery. Last night, I ate some cheese. I have a dairy intolerance. Needless to say, half way through my first shift at my new job, I puked. I have been asked by 7 separate people if I’m pregnant. I’m 18. Fml.

  7. says

    Cure for the common cold: i’m gonna go with tequila…you feel better after a full dose, and then in the morning you feel crappy but you can’t tell if it’s the cold or the hangover…so in a way, tequila is a cold’s halloween costume: a brilliant disguise that was great at the time, but makes you wonder what you were thinking later…except at that point you really don’t care anymore :)

    meaning of life: not sure, but I bet if you drink enough tequila you’ll have some good theories…

      • says

        I mean I can see how that might work! all that alcohol kills brain cells, so why not viruses? at the very least you get to not think about how crappy you feel for a few hours…and your sinuses would clear for sure! 😉

  8. says

    Sinus rinse/Neti pot = the best thing ever! Take nyquil at night and sudafed during the day. Or see your MD and get a ‘script for singulair – it’ll clear you out and dry you up in no time! Feel better!

  9. says

    The spider web made me cringe and scroll really quickly. Spiders freak. me. out. The only reason I can relocate them myself is that The Boy goes on business trips and I had to learn. Elsewise, I hyperventilate and make him deal with them.

  10. Jop says

    How to cure a common cold:
    1. Take an aspirin
    2. Sleep (A LOT)
    3. Have a hot soup (Homemade!)
    4. Fingers Crossed 😉

    Hope that helps!

  11. says

    Ok spiders don’t usually bother me, but that one looks so gross! I think it’s imagining what would have happened if you had grabbed that one to wear. Ick!

    Chicken noodle soup has actually been shown to help. Hope you feel better soon!

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