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Ahh Crap! I wish I’d never found out …

in Family, General

I spent the morning working from my kitchen table.

I need a real office!
It’s difficult with all my hooligans home, but the alternative, working @ my desk and ignoring them –> invariably turns out worse!

I don’t know what that $10 is doing there. Hmmm … unless one of the kids was trying to bribe me in to making some lunch. Hmmft … it’ll cost you more than that buddy!

I so didn’t want to go and pack orders today, but ALL (every single one) of my staff managed not to come to work. To waste a little time, I decided you needed to be aware of the state of my work space and I started taking pictures of my kitchen table desk.

After I shot my desk, I turned the camera on myself. *sigh*

I have NEVER been a lover of the way I look. I am well aware that I have ‘droopy’ eyes. It has crossed my mind that my chin is rather large. I am terrible about keeping my hair appointments, which means I spend most of my life having a ‘bad hair day’. A glimpse of my double chin can make me run for cover. I am learning to live with the wrinkles that come with the ‘new 20′ (ok, ok … I know I’m 40).

However, never once, EVER … has it crossed my mind that I have a BIG STINKIN’ NOSE, but I DO! I have evidence …

Holy Stinkin' Big Nose
I could have lived happily, NEVER knowing! Freakin’ Nikon! Damn Lens!


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39 comments… add one

  • Colleen January 3, 2008, 9:31 pm

    Your eyes are gorgeous!!!

  • Divrchk January 3, 2008, 9:31 pm

    I think that you look great!

  • Angella January 3, 2008, 9:37 pm

    I think you are BEAUTIFUL!

    And way too hard on yourself…like most of us women ;)

  • glittersmama January 3, 2008, 9:55 pm

    Your eyes are way more eye-catching than your nose. And it’s so not big.

  • Noreen January 3, 2008, 9:57 pm

    You look great!!

  • Kilikina January 3, 2008, 10:18 pm

    Well I don’t agree with any of what you posted about yourself but you have beautiful piercing blue eyes! Your daughter does too!

  • Justine January 3, 2008, 10:23 pm

    Now I feel really bad, if I had come into work then you would not have been playing with your camera at the table!

    Your nose is not too big, take it from someone who has spent many a happy hour chatting at that kitchen table. It is completely in proportion with your face. I wish that I had your complexion!

    I have finished a couple of books, so I will bring them tomorrow to help distract you further so that you don’t analyse your photos.

  • jw4mkc January 3, 2008, 10:47 pm

    Well, the great skin & eyes on your kids definately came from you! Hopefully they will have the same great teeth! I found out I had a long, not big, (the boy was very specific) nose by a boyfriend in high school. I was clueless til then. Now, I am not a huge fan of my ‘long’ nose, but oh well! It is mine.
    Okay..again.. look at my blog – Hey I might have to join the 365 thingy since you are making me blog everyday :)

  • Tasha January 3, 2008, 11:13 pm

    Well, I see who the kids got their blonde/blue eyes from. PS – I don’t think ANYBODY actually likes their nose!

  • Michelle January 3, 2008, 11:31 pm

    You don’t look forty at all!! I hardly see any of the wrinkles I’ve got. Especially the ones between my eyes from scowling at all the stupid things my 5 year old has been doing lately!!

  • bree January 4, 2008, 12:09 am

    thats the one thing on my face I would change! I cant stand my nose- I think it came from all the years my sister telling me I had a big nose, because I made fun of her buck teeth…but HEY! she got braces, mom and dad wouldnt pay for a nose job! so not fair! humpfh! But I have to say, you do not have a big nose at all! its your Nikon…you need a Canon babe hehe :)

  • Lisa January 4, 2008, 12:12 am

    I think that you look great!! 40 is getting younger every year right??

  • Amanda January 4, 2008, 4:43 am

    There is NO way that any of us would have ever guessed you were forty if you hadn’t told us! Must have just been the camera angle (you know how they shoot upwards to make people look better, etc).

  • Safire January 4, 2008, 6:58 am

    I think you look fabulous! :)

  • Heather January 4, 2008, 7:13 am

    I think you’re beautiful and you passed on your beautiful blue eyes to your children.

  • Susy-Q January 4, 2008, 7:27 am

    Wrinkles? Uh…I’m 31 and I have more than you! Those blue eyes of yours make up for any imperfections you might perceive (and I say “perceive” because I don’t see any!).

  • Kait January 4, 2008, 8:11 am

    I hate my own pictures too. Instead of a double chin, I have a “butt chin”. You know, one of those masculine clefts that looks like a butt? Thanks, Dad!

  • mama k January 4, 2008, 11:28 am

    You forgot the pretty eyes and perfect teeth! :)

    I am critical of my pictures too. I suppose that is the way it goes.

  • Carissa January 4, 2008, 12:01 pm

    i see where your daughter gets those gorgeous eyes! your look great! don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • Jaime Stephens January 4, 2008, 12:29 pm

    I bet you still get ID’d! You definitely don’t look 40 that’s forsure.

  • blondie January 4, 2008, 2:18 pm

    Mom trust me your nose IS NOT big…

  • Naomi January 4, 2008, 4:21 pm

    Kim, you have unbelievable skin for your (our!) age and the same gorgeous coloring as your lovely kids. And without makeup, from the looks of it.

    Silly billy!

  • Naomi January 4, 2008, 4:22 pm

    By the way, even your money is pretty…

  • T January 4, 2008, 5:42 pm

    Your “desk” looks just like mine, right down to the Int’l Delights creamer! That’s my favourite flavour :)

  • Sarah Berry January 4, 2008, 8:34 pm
  • Deb January 4, 2008, 10:56 pm

    I think anyone’s nose would look big if they took a close up like that! :) I would trade for your wrinkle-less skin in a heartbeat. (and I am still in my 20s). barely.

    I had a facial done once (and only once) and the lady kept commenting that I had way too many wrinkles for my age. …sigh…

  • Jenny M January 4, 2008, 11:47 pm

    Gorgeous blue eyes and wonderful skin and your hair is a great color! No worries – I can see where your kids got their good looks from=)

  • Diane January 5, 2008, 12:36 am

    Beautiful self portrait

  • Heatherk January 5, 2008, 9:07 am

    I think we have the same nose! lol. Used that kick-ass coupon to get dd some bday presents. thank you! Took me a second to realize you’re in Canada when I was thinking…hmmm…I don’t see any money in that pic.

  • Alexia January 5, 2008, 7:18 pm

    I think you look just fine! Georgia looks alot like you!

    I totally missed the $10 LOL I’m so used to boring American money…I wish I could have pretty colors…maybe I’d keep it longer :D

  • Heather January 6, 2008, 1:12 am

    I think your eyes are a gorgeous blue! I blogged your giveaway at my site. Have a great day!

  • Jamie January 6, 2008, 9:52 am

    Your nose isn’t big at all!

    I think there’s always something that we don’t like about ourselves…

  • Amy January 6, 2008, 10:22 pm

    Totally don’t look 40!

  • Caryn B January 6, 2008, 11:09 pm

    Not at all….you’re too harsh on yourself…

  • Cindi Hoppes January 7, 2008, 4:05 pm

    Honestly, I wish I looked half as good as you without makeup! Cindi

  • Becky January 8, 2008, 12:44 am

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • liza January 9, 2008, 10:27 am

    I don’t think you nose is big, you have gorgeous eyes..;)

  • laurie January 9, 2008, 1:56 pm

    that is NOT a huge nose. i’ve seen huge noses, and that isn’t one of them. :) besides, who notices a nose when someone has eyes your color?!

  • Monique January 9, 2008, 2:58 pm

    Beautiful photo!

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