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I Beat Murphy’s Law… For Now

Do you ever feel like:

  • Murphy (as in Murphy’s Law) is a big mean guy swinging a heavy bat – usually at your face or gut?
  • The moment you get off the rollercoaster of life, you step onto a merry-go-round?
  • Just when you get on a good healthy eating and fitness kick, you get sick, injured or somebody sends you a box of chocolates?
  • You can have a quiet work week and then everything hits on Friday?
  • Nobody drops by unannounced when your home is immaculate and you are put together, but your new neighbor drops by the day you forego getting dressed to re-organize and deep clean your house.
  • The simplest of mistakes can have the biggest impact?
  • You forget the one thing at the grocery store that has no substitute?
  • Your kids only sleep in when you’re already awake?
  • The movie you’ve been dying to see was on TV the previous night?
  • The 50% off Border coupon expired yesterday?

I had a week like this.  But you know what?  That Murphy guy is nothing but a bully.  I turned on him, stole his bat and beat his ironic ass – we say bottom in this house- into the ground.  I have been in pajamas (figuratively and literally) all week, just trying to survive.  But now, the sun is shining, I have taken a full shower (with a razor and everything) and am re-claiming my happy life!

They say that what goes up must come down.  But what comes down and breaks, can be fixed with superglue and a martini!

What are your brushes with Murphy’s Law?  How do you bounce back?

  1. OC
    January 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Ah I know how you feel. Being sick and feeling like crap all week. Finally I have showered fully. I mean by shaving and washing my hair. I am now feeling like a woman again. Thank god. I think my husband thought a hobo moved in. Glad to see this hobo moved on out. Woo hoo. Drinks anyone??

  2. January 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    This is me today!!!! Talk about fighting fires at work today….Murphy has got nothing on us.

  3. January 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Duct tape fixes everything! Glad you stood up to that bully. Hugs, Diane

  4. January 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    OMG, I know how you feel!!! You said it perfectly – and now I am inspired to get in the shower and actually shave my legs. I need a hair cut, and to lose 10 pounds, and some damn sunshine because I am practically buried under snow, snow, snow and there is more coming. Good for you – kick his butt for me too, please!

    • January 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Seriously, I think sunshine helps keep Murphy away!

  5. January 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    My brother in law’s last name is Murphy and he regularly gives me a verbal lashing…I too showered today- TWICE! Big achievement in my book!

    I say we find Murphy, kick his ‘bottom’ (we say tushy in my house) and then spill our drinks on his grave…who’s in?

    • January 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Jamie, as usual, I like the way you think. “Spill drinks on his grave” Two showers?! I am not worthy!

  6. January 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Is this where I report my hygiene practices for the day?
    I’m sorry you had a bad week but yes, the sun was shining today and hopefully it will last for a while. This tired girl needs a pick me up!
    Wanna come kick some of my Murphy’s butt? Or hang out and keep me from messing up my house.
    Sending out smoke signals: I am clean and so is my house. Come over!

    • January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      Mads – is your house still clean? You’re probably almost at my front door because it looks like a small bomb went off… again. The sun didn’t last here over the weekend, but it’s back today!

  7. January 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Vodka. Lots of it.

    • January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      Kali – straight to the point – pure genious!

  8. January 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Good for you for making Murphy your bitch.

    I hate that bastard.

    • January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      Eileen, I think Murphy has pushed us all too far!

  9. January 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Oh this is so true! So glad to hear you are on the upswing and not letting this Murphy guy win.

    Here’s to a nice weekend and maybe the kids will sleep in…one can always dream:)

    • January 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Melissa – I took away my daughter’s naps this weekend and she slept great. It hasn’t worked this week though… Murphy has appeared to have survived the ass kicking! Damn!

  10. January 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I’ve been sick all week – so of course my friend showed up (with late Christmas gifts for my kids) on Wednesday evening when
    A. I hadn’t showered in days
    B. My kids were fighting about having to do homework
    C. My dogs (who hadn’t had excercise in days) jumped ALL over her in a crotch-sniffing, leg-humping frenzy.

    And then, would you believe, she wanted to stay for a glass of wine?

    I could barely breathe through my congestion and was coughing all over her trying to get my dogs to finish up on her leg; and I could barely hear myself say “No” over the whining from the kids in the other room.

    I felt sooo bad. Here she was with gifts. And I was blowing her off.
    But seriously?
    Murphy had had his way with me that day. And I just couldn’t take even one more minute.
    With or without a glass of wine –
    Hope this week is better for the both of us. It has to be, right?

    • January 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Oh Julie!!! My heart goes out to you! I don’t think you should feel bad, about not wanting to do wine with your friend. Life is about timing and it sounds like last week was a killer! HOw’s this week going?

  11. January 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Actually I just wrote a blog post about this on my blog… I suggested that we find out who Murphy is and kick the crap out of him. So obviously this blog just tickled me pink. Now, if only we could get Murphy to stay down for a week or so, eh?

    • January 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      I think you had the violence part right Mrs. Matthews! 😉

  1. February 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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