Crap-balls, Glitter Umbrellas & Awesomesauceness

The tides are changing in the Kerri-verse. ‘bout time too.

To say I’ve had a bad year is such a drastic understatement that it makes me laugh. And roll my eyes, which are currently bedecked with my favorite blue mascara from Sephora. A nice accent to my knee-high black boots. Sorry, but during a bad year, you can still look really fabulous. But I digress…

RefleDiva-Kerr-ina-avatarcting on my year of craptasticness, I have to admit that the doom & gloom didn’t start last year. Nope. I’ve been living in a life coma for quite some time now. I didn’t realize it, but I think I’ve been sabotaging myself. However, I’ve finally defeated Evil Kerri and have some things to be really proud of in my life, and it’s bringing a whole new perspective. 

Of course, being the gorgeous superstitious person I am, I find myself constantly knocking on wood. We all know how it goes. Just when you think things are going really well, a big old crap-ball falls on your head. (I think I just grossed myself out with the term crap-ball. Hmmm…)

Look - I'm dressed up at an 80s dance party!

Look – I’m dressed up at an 80s dance party!

But I think you all get my point. Good things have started happening for me and while I really want to go stand on some rooftop and scream with my tone-deaf voice I HAVE ARRIVED – GOOD THINGS FOR KERRI, I’m still afraid of the shower of crap-balls that threatens off in the distance.

That’s okay. I’m going to enjoy this time. I’m finally writing again and good news has been flooding my personal life.

So while my inner child may be cowering in the corner of the room waiting for the next bad thing to happen, I’m going to stay positive. Because, quite frankly, I’m bored with being Debbie Downer and my favorite weatherman, Jim Cantore, has not called for a forecast of crap-balls just yet. (Now I can’t stop saying crap-balls! Dammit!) So I’m going to make a very concerted effort to shield the shower of crap-balls with my super glitter umbrella of awesomesauceness.

I declare this the Era of Kerri. *Throws Sparkles*

(Enough about me. Tell me something awesomesauce about yourself in the comments. Come on. You can do it. Just one thing that makes you opposite of a crap-ball. Look, I got crap-ball in there one more time!)

28 thoughts on “Crap-balls, Glitter Umbrellas & Awesomesauceness

  1. My awesomesauceness (thank you for teaching me that word) pales in comparison to that of non-Evil Kerri, but I think it’s cool that I hold the Mermaid record for consuming the most amounts of Shirley Temples in one Mermaid meeting.

    Life is fun 😉 Where else does a person get one friend who teaches them cool words like B’Shert which is such a deep and meaningful word full of age old wisdom and another who teachers her the equally inspiring Crap-Ball?

    Hero, I feel honored to have you in my box of chocolates. You are delicious yet NUTTY 🙂

    1. Ooohhhh thank you my little Shirley Temple swirling HERO! You will always be awesomesauce in my book! Smoochies!

  2. Kerri,
    Good for you! I love your glitter umbrella. Shield yourself from the bad while looking stylish. A few strategically placed little sequins on that sucker, and it will be even better. And a mermaid! Please, please put a mermaid on it.
    My good news for yesterday? Hmmm. I walked three miles. That’s three more than I’ve walked in a long time. I wrote 510 words. That’s 510 more than I’ve written since December. That’s good enough for me. And I only had one helping of dinner last night.
    It’s the little things.

    1. Always add more sequins. Those are words to live by!

      Walking three miles AND writing 510 words is amazing-sauce! Congrats and be proud of yourself! I challenged myself this week to NOT eat after dinner, which is super hard for me. It really shouldn’t be hard considering I’m only in my apartment (and awake) for like 2-3 hours a day but I’m a mindless nighttime snacker. So far though, I’ve won. No snacking!

  3. Kerri, you have had a really tough year but most of it was beyond your control. I’m so happy that great things are happening for you this year and you can put all the crap balls behind you, but no matter what is happening you are always awesomesauce and look fantastic in your sparkly glitter. 😉

    Life has been crazy busy for me lately and I need like three more me’s to get it all done but, on the happy side, I have taken productivity to a whole new level, everyone in my family is currently healthy and I am getting lots of writing done. So, happy days!

    1. I hear you, Dana-Mermaid. I could really use a Kerri Assistant. Unfortunately, I can’t offer benefits to this person so no one has applied. Fingers crossed though. 😉

      A huge hoorah for your family being healthy – that is definitely something to celebrate! And congrats on writing – I’m jealous! 😉

      1. Thank God I’m not a Twilight vampire!!! (Sorry, Carlene!) But I do enjoy sparkling – in the sun AND on a cloudy day. Take that, Cullens!

        Wow, Lynne – your new critique partner sounds really beautiful. Like naturally gorgeous, some would say. She also sounds super smart and clever. You are really lucky! If I were you, I would probably start knitting her some wristies. Just sayin’….

  4. Sometimes the Universe really makes me laugh. Thought everyone would enjoy my horoscope today:

    Your mental energy is quick and agile today, making it easy for you to nimbly move from issue to issue and person to person with ease. Things are looking up for you, so enjoy the boost!

  5. Craptasticness and crap balls will now be part of my everyday vocabulary! Thank you for that!

    I’m trying to do something completely awesome in my community by collecting prom dresses for girls who just can’t afford them. I haven’t told my husband yet the drop offs will be starting and the girls will be coming by YET! I’m not sure he’s gotten over the annual homeless shelter drive that invades my home every Oct-Dec and takes over our house! LOL
    I guess he’ll figure it out when the knocking starts and they hand him dresses! LOL

    This is your era indeed! Keep spreading those sparkles…they’re contagious!
    Big hugs!

    1. OMG – I LOVE this idea of prom dresses!!!!! You are fantabulous and awesomesauce! I’m sending you mucho sparkles and I hope you get tons and tons of dresses! 😉

  6. Well, crap-balls, Diana-Mermaid! But finding those people who will stand by you not only in the happy, perfect times but also when you are super down is a really important part of life. Those are the TRUE friends! I’m so glad you found some! Sparkles to you! 😉

  7. Sparkles ARE contagious! I always leaves sparklier after we hang out. I’m convinced the universe was just outta wack there for a while. It sure was raining crap balls! I guess with a big enough umbrella and enough sparkley friends we can weather any storm. Here’s to sunnier sparklier days for all but most especially glad to see them for such a wonderful person who brightens my like you have Kerri!

    1. Ahhhhh, thanks Katie! This made my day – I heart you!!! Can’t wait to hang out again!

  8. Fantastic awsomesauce, Kerri! *more sparkles* I had a good day yesterday and responded to Kim’s invitation with 132 words, more than any day since December 1! And I found The Artist’s Way at the Used Book Depot in my local library yesterday, and they GAVE it to me! How awesomesauce is that?

    1. Susan, that’s amazing! I’m so glad you got the book. You’ll have to tell me what you think of it…

    2. That is super awesomesauce, Susan-Mermaid! I love libraries and a free book would definitely make my day! 😉

  9. Yay for a brand new start and a brand new year! I hope that 2014 continues to bring you much glitter and joy.
    What’s awesomesauce about my day is that I’m reading Laura Baker and Robin Perini’s “Discovering Story Magic” lecture packet and learning A LOT about my characters! 🙂

  10. May the best of this year be the worst of the next. I try to apply this motto every New Year’s Eve. So far, not so much. My awesomesauce is I went to the dentist this morning and no cavities! Yeah, I grab good wherever I find it. Best of luck to you in defeating the crap balls.

    1. Hoorah for no cavities!!! That is definitely worth celebrating!

      And that’s a great motto – thanks for sharing! 😉

  11. I’m happy that my girl got her ‘sparkle’ back!!! I have more than half of my 10,000 steps in for the day already and haven’t been to Zumba yet, which by the way, always makes me sparkle.

    1. Thanks Ma! I’m so glad you’re going to Zumba – hope the snow didn’t hinder it! 😉

    1. You know, I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me that. But alas, those good things will have to wait for another post. I know, I’m so mean!

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