Don’t call a spade a spade!

Do you know the expression, “Call a spade a spade”? Tell it like it is. Don’t beat around the bush. Don’t dress things up.

Well, I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and have come to the conclusion that I never call a spade a spade. When I meet my buddies three times a week for a morning run, we call it a meeting of the Running Chicks. If I decide to take a whole two extra minutes in the shower and afterwards slather on some Origins body lotion (it’s actually called ‘Ginger Soufflé, whipped body cream’!) that I was given as a birthday present, it’s suddenly become a Sunday Morning Pamper Session. I’ve dubbed our house “Alléens Perle” (‘the Gem of the Avenue’). If I make a snack for DD8 and her friend – and get out some old, cheap china I bought over 20 years ago – we pretend that they’re having Afternoon Tea in a posh hotel.

And so the list goes on. Why do I do it? Escapism? Maybe it’s my imagination working overtime. Yes, yes, I do like to exaggerate. Or it could be because I’m the eternal optimist. And a firm believer in mind over matter. (If I took part in a medical test, I’d definitely be in that group feeling the placebo effect.)

But who cares? Does it even matter? Because it works for me, keeps me bobbing along.

Perhaps I should let the Flylady have the final word on the matter. “Make the job fun and it’ll get done.” ;D

Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Don’t call a spade a spade!”

  1. Diane–you sound like a pretty cool Mom! If you move through life with optimism, you've found the secret to having a happy life. I find simple things make me the happiest–my favorite is getting new lavender body wash. Calms me down and makes me happy.

  2. I love the china! It's gorgeous! And I think you should not mind: you are making your life fun and that's all there is to it, really. Optimists are on top of the world! And that's exactly my favorite spot as well 🙂

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