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Dear Kacie B, You’re Too Good For Bachelor Ben! [MORE SPOILERS]

Here it is late Wednesday, and Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor” keeps bugging me. I mean, any gal who stages a mock wedding has got to be unhinged, right? The fact that Ben didn’t send her packing speaks volumes. Sooooo, due to my preoccupation, I had to go back and watch the last few minutes of this weeks episode. I was so caught up in Kacie B. getting the boot, that I’ve been neglecting to speculate on who it is that’s going to be making a comeback appearance. Who could it be? I’m just not sure! Any thoughts on that? Could Shawntel be crashing the show again? That would be awkward!

One thing I do know after rewatching the ending: Kacie B. handled herself with such class and restraint at the end when she had her final conversation with Ben. She saved her breakdown/freak-out for the limo ride. Watching her be so kind to Ben, I couldn’t help but think how Ben is really missing out! I can’t believe what he’s getting himself into with Courtney. He’ll find out soon enough, though.

A thought crossed my mind that Kacie B. could be the next bachelorette, but Emily (from Brad’s second go-’round is all set for that). Honestly, I don’t think Kacie B. will be on the market long enough to sit through a season of “The Bachelorette” followed by a season of “The Bachelor” before getting her own shot. Some man near her is going to realize what a catch she is and make a move. Smart man. Dear Kacie B., don’t cry over Ben. Be grateful he showed his true colors before you got too involved. Take what you’ve learned and move on. Next!!

And then there are Lindzi and Nicki. During the rose ceremony, the look on Lindzi’s face showed she was certain it was her time to go home. Then when she got the rose and it was down to Kacie and Nicki, poor Nicki looked like she’d just ran over her dog. She thought was out the door. So to then watch them standing by as Ben announced they would all be traveling to Switzerland — it was painful, just awful! Come along for the ride ladies, as Bachelor Ben strings you along on his way to propose to Courtney. Ugh.

I know, I know. You may be saying, How can we be sure he chooses Courtney in the end? Well, besides my gut feeling, I have one other piece of circumstantial evidence. I know someone who lives in Scottsdale, AZ (Courtney’s hometown, remember), and this someone who lives in Scottsdale is a hair stylist. This stylist posted a picture to facebook of said stylist with Bachelor Ben, after having given Ben a trim. This was no more than two weeks ago. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I think Ben was in town to see his gal. When I saw this photo on fb, I didn’t think much of it, other than a passing Oh wow, six degrees of separation type of thing. Then after Monday’s hometown dates, it hit me. Bleh. So now that spoiler is out of the bag.

Maybe I’m wrong. We’ll all have to tune in Monday to see who the mystery gal is, see how those dates in Switzerland turn out. At this point, I can’t look away just yet.

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The Vortex of Reality TV: The Bachelor

I’m a busy person. I work two jobs, sometimes a third that pops up every now and again. I’m a single mom of a very busy kiddo. I have pets to feed and care for. Groceries to purchase; bathroom to clean. etc., etc. So I’m a bit ashamed to say I’ve been caught up in this season of The Bachelor. I didn’t even realize it was on again (I watched it a couple of seasons, then lost interest at some point.), but I stumbled across an episode a week or two ago. Now I can’t seem to look away. I caught up on a few episodes on Hulu. It’s pitiful; I have no self-control.

It’s not that the bachelor is all that fantastic.

Ben, The Bachelor

I mean, he’s cute and all (not entirely sure I like his hair, but that’s a workable problem), but what’s more interesting, and I hate to say this, is the girls and all their histrionics. Tonight’s episode had two girls going home, crying, wondering what they did wrong. Ladies! Seriously?? If I were on that show being sent home, I think I would be crying because, Oh my Lord, the whole world has seen me act like there’s only one man left on the planet.

I know, it hurts to not be the one. But it’s also got to be hard to seriously think you’re the one, when there are so many other girls spending just as much time, or more, with the same guy. I’d be crying that the vacation was over, the adventure in all these different places – over; the slumber party atmosphere – over. Who knows, maybe that’s what they’re really crying about, but the producers won’t let them say that. Be sure you tell the camera how fab he was and how much you wanted to be here until the end.

And then there’s always the crazy chick. Enter Courtney.

Don't let her cuteness fool you!

She shows a sweet, sexy side to Ben and her psycho kitty side to the girls. Nevermind last week when she said she wanted to rip someone’s head off and verbally assault her. I have a feeling if she’s capable of verbalizing that, she’s physically capable of dishing out much worse. Look out ladies. This week she pulled a Vienna, taking her alone time with The Bachelor to intimate heights. Let’s hope Ben watched that season of The Bachelor and goes to school on Jake’s dime, if you know what I mean.

See, I told you. I’ve watched a season or two too many of The Bachelor. I thought I had recovered from my reality weakness, but looks as thought I’ve relapsed. I don’t think I’ll hit rock bottom until this season is complete because judging from the previews, Courtney gets called out by Ben, and I can’t miss that, can I?

Time to get my own reality.

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Ahhhh, the weekend

Since I’ve been in corporate America for nearly a year and a half, after being a stay-at-home mom, then going to grad school, I’ve come to appreciate the weekend in an entirely different way.  I savor my weekends.  Of coure, there’s the anticipation that builds as the weekdays pass.  Thursday is especially delightful in knowing the next day will be Friday, and then . . . glorious weekend.  Fridays can be crazy busy at work, but I don’t let things get to me because I know in a few hours I’ll have two days entirely for my son and me.

And here it is Friday.  Lovely.  My son’s in bed.  I have a glass of wine, which I’m savoring also.  Breathe in the bouquet followed by small sips of utter enjoyment.  One glass.  Not enough to get tanked, but just enough to enjoy.  Fabulous.

I’ve been energized this week.  I feel like I’ve accomplished a great deal at work.  Tonight I started my weekend housecleaning that I usually start on Saturday morning.  I started laundry and already have that under control.  The kitchen’s in pretty good shape.  I’m feeling good about things.  I’m sure the nice weather we’ve had these past couple of days has helped.  The battle for spring is on.  Right now the warmer temps are in the lead, but winter’s going to do another smack down early in the week.  Back to frigid reality.  At least for a few days.  So for now, I’ll savor this warmer weather the way I savor my weekends and my wine.  One moment at a time.  Hope your weekend is enjoyable and you can spend some time with people you love.  Cheers!

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Time flies

Has it really been over two months since my last post??? I know it’s corny, but it’s oh so true: time flies.  Next week it’ll be February.  Good Lord! 

I guess I got swept up in the holidays and end of year work busy-ness. (More like work craziness, but that’s another post!) Even though the holidays can be hectic, I’m finding that I love Christmas more and more.  That may seem like a strange thing to say, but when I look back at how stressful the holidays were when I was married, I’ve come a long way. It used to be all about making sure we made the rounds, my husband was cranky because he didn’t like us spending money, he didn’t know what he wanted to buy people, and ideas I would suggest would often get shot down. Even my own wish list would get shot down, and I’m not talking extravagant items either.  Wow. I don’t miss those days.

Now I’m still doing the holiday shuffle, making sure we visit who we need to, but for whatever reason I find more joy in the season. I love the festivities. Love to decorate. Love to shop. Not that I’m a marathon shopper, at all. If I pick up a gift or two at a time, I’m doing good. I guess maybe I’ve learned to pace myself. I know what my patience level is and I work with it. And for the first time, in probably my whole adult life, I was sad to take down the Christmas tree.

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How to Make $$$$ FAST!!!

Must have a omputer or at the very least a typewriter.  Are you ready for this?  Go to your computer or typewriter, then hold down the shift key and press the 4 key four times.  There ya go: $$$$.

It’s corny, I know, but sometimes corny makes me laugh.  I can’t take credit for it; I read it in one of those little freebie newspapers at my local sandwich shop while I was taking lunch Friday.  It was an uneventful lunch, but it really got me thinking.  An old man was sitting behind me, and he asked an elderly lady a couple of tables away what today’s date was.  “The 6th, I think,” she said and she began to dig in her purse. “I’ll get my calendar.  It’s here somewhere.”  “It’s the 7th,” I chimed in.  “May 7th.”  I started to add, Today’s the 7th and Sunday’s the 9th — Mother’s Day, but I didn’t.  What if their mothers were long since gone?  That’s silly though.  It’s not like they don’t talk about or think about their mothers. 

A little later when this same old man was walking by my table, I noticed his shaking hands.  He stopped beside me and complimented my ring.  It’s nothing fancy; just something I ordered from Overstock.  He said he used to be a jeweler, and explained that he wasn’t flirting.  I laughed. Old people amuse me. 

When I was young, I used to wonder what my brothers and I would be like when we grew up.  Now I look at old people and wonder what they were like when they were younger.  I thought about this old man and wondered if he played baseball or if he liked school.  Was he talkative and social when he was a boy or was he quiet?  Did he remember learning to ride a bike? Or swim?  Did he make mother’s day cards for his mother?  Does he ever feel like time has gone by way too fast?  I can remember my grandfather in his 90s saying life was short and, at the time, that puzzled me.  He’d had a long life, how could it be too short?? But now I know time flies by, and we grow up fast, but we’re excited to get there, to be the grown up so we can make our own decisions, and then our kids grow up fast and maybe we want them to and maybe we don’t, but then we miss the baby/toddler/kiddo/teen that they were.  Now I’ve learned  how the dates and days can all slide together and we can lose track, but don’t forget to tell your mother or step-mother or aunt and grandma, Happy Mother’s Day! They just might be thinking about and missing their own mother or mother-figure in their lives, but thank goodness they have you.

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