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  1. Wow, Mrs Groovy, I don’t think I want to get on the wrong side of you!

    I laughed at the Grandma quote. The other day I was driving my sister-in-law through town, and we kept getting held up. I was waving my hands around and getting annoyed. & frustrated. She even asked me what my blood pressure was like!

    I would have been just as frustrated as you if someone threw out my belongings! Quite understandable

    • Mrs. Groovy

      My bark is bigger than my bite, LOL! Yes, that whole storage unit episode was very disturbing. I’m glad it’s in the distant past.

      Thanks for stopping by, Erith! Watch your blood pressure!

  2. I can be impatient and impulse, so I’m definitely working on that ALL THE TIME.

    I have a new curse word for you: j-hole. I would get in trouble for swearing as a kid, so I made up my own. It used to make my mom laugh every time. And I may be known for my own potty mouth. LOL

    • Mrs. Groovy

      J-hole is wonderful! I love it. C’mone, we spent an evening with you and Garrett and I didn’t even hear a “shoot” or a “dang” out of your mouth, let alone real potty language.

  3. Lila

    Eh you’re just human like the rest of us. Also, I like that you’re real. ☺️ So many finance bloggers pass themselves off as perfect. It’s really annoying.

    You seem more human. 😄

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Thanks, Lila. No, I don’t have all the answers. Sometimes I don’t have the questions either.🤗 I’m far from perfect. I appreciate you stopping by!

  4. Love it, Mrs. G! I too am a menace in the kitchen. Mr. MSD tells me to get out on a regular basis and I’ve learned to embrace that 😉 And wow, am I impatient too. That is a work in progress… Thanks for the laugh today!

  5. Sounds like you are being a little hard on yourself. It sounds to me like you have a BIG personality. Would you be able to write this long of a post about all your positive qualities?

    I also struggle with being patient. Our 7 month old is definitely helping to teach me though.

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Thanks for your kind words, Grant. Hmmm…good question. I’m not sure if I could write this long of a post about my good qualities. That might take some thought.

      I’ll bet sweet little Brooke is teaching you many things. Lucky you to be surrounded by two gorgeous girls. You’re in the Raleigh area? We’re looking for land in a rural spot close to Wake Forest.

        • Mrs. Groovy

          We’re looking for 2-3 acres not in a subdivision with minimal restrictions. Zebulon, Louisburg, Wendell are some areas we’ve been watching and we may check out Middlesex and Bailey. Thanks!

  6. Now I know why we get along so well, Mrs. Groovy. I’m consistently working on my transformation, but my husband and kids have been heard many a time telling someone that I “pulled a Carrie Heffernan” (from King of Queens) on someone that did me wrong. It comes from growing up in the rough part of town, I think. Every once in awhile the “East Side” in me comes out. Luckily, I’ve tried to pass some of the better East Side qualities (like the ability to look at someone with the “I’m going to TAKE. YOU. DOWN.” look in my eyes if they mess with me, and making them run away crying) to the kids, but leave the not-so-good parts of the East Side back in the ghetto where they belong. 🙂

    • Mrs. Groovy

      I totally pull a Carrie ALL THE TIME but at least most of my Brooklyn accent has faded. And Mr. G is nothing like Doug (he’s never gone to the hospital for stapling himself you-know-where).

      My transformation is slow going but I’m trying. I can’t wait to meet you and Rick one of these days! Thanks for all of your support.

      • Hahahahaha! LOVE that episode!! That, and the one with the mold guys. She really gives them the biz at the end. 🙂

        YES, we have to meet!! We can go cause some ruckus down in the cities, old(er) white ladies actin’ all tough. 😉 My red-haired, curly-haired Madelyn would love to talk hair with you. 🙂

  7. OMG you folks are a riot! I can just see the back and forth right now. Has Mr. Groovy ever tried petting the cat again with his shoes sense you slapped him hard?!

    Haha I’m still rolling. About time we grab lunch again, huh?

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Yes, he still does it all the time. And it’s probably because he’s so sunk back into that sofa cushion that he’s too stiff to bend down and pet Groovy Cat. Mr. G does all these pull ups, squats and bear crawls but he’s stiff as a horse. I keep telling him to stretch, but what do I know — I’m just the idiot.

      Lunch would be great! Also, think about this — Mr. Groovy picking up litter with the bevy of Swans (I looked it up; that’s one name for a group of swans!) And the babysitting offer still holds. Lucy just needs to give me a refresher on changing a diaper.

  8. Tht sounds like a great holiday plan: a bucket list item, great outdoor nature and meeting another inspiring blogger…! Woot Woot, nice one!

    My flaw is that I can be a little “rude” when I am in flow mode and someone needs my attention. We now have ritual in place to help us out. fingers crossed

    • Mrs. Groovy

      I hope you share the ritual if it works! Some people have an abrupt style that can be misconstrued for rudeness. But that’s in the eye of the beholder so whatever we can do to improve how we make others feel is a good thing. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. SJ

    There must be a genetic relationship between behavior/personality and hair type. I have thick, red, frizzy hair and very personal characteristics… moody, impatient, easy-to-blow-a-fuse (I think your husband deleted my comment the other week.. let’s see if this one makes it!), and I don’t like going out much. Briggs says I’m INTJ, are you? It’s pretty unusually, even more so for women.

    • Mrs. Groovy

      I haven’t done the Briggs test in years but I wouldn’t be surprised if it came up with that. Although Mr. Groovy says I should have been a lawyer since I can argue him under the table.

      You and I sound a lot alike!

  10. “There’s a word for this—marriage!” Absolutely! I can definitely relate to the flaws and the back-and-forth between you both, although in my house Suzanne is the one with the potty mouth. We both get angry, but in different ways (although neither of us has punched a hole in the wall…yet). Rather than terrible people, you both sound like great characters, and a wonderful couple.

    • Mrs. Groovy

      The hole in the wall was definitely an anomaly. He’s done nothing like that since (11+ years). I think Suzanne and I squared off against you and Mr. Groovy would be quite entertaining.

  11. Oh my, you guys, I LOVE these posts! After Mr. Groovy’s, I started to write one of my own. It began “I was inspired by a recent post about Mr. Groovy’s flat ass and chicken legs”. I haven’t gotten much further, but now I have even more inspiration. Thanks, Mrs. Groovy!

    I can relate to all of your “flaws”, except the hair. Mine is flat and lifeless, therefore always pulled back so I don’t have to look at it or deal with it. And I, too, have a potty mouth, but keep it in check on the blog and, mostly, around people I don’t know.

    Thanks so much for sharing – made my day! 🙂

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Do it! Do it! Mr. Groovy’s flat ass and chicken legs may become famous and now you’ve got my Bozo head. By the way, Bozo scared me when I was a kid. How ironic.

      I’ve seen you on Skype. Your hair is not flat and lifeless. But that’s the thing — I don’t think there’s a woman on this planet who likes her own hair.

      You? You seriously have a potty mouth? I never would have guessed.

  12. Hilarious, and very self-aware, Mrs. Groovy!

    Profanity can be therapeutic, effective and provide color and emphasis when used appropriately. When I bang my head on a cabinet, not an uncommon occurrence, I will spew forth a beautiful and accurate multi-syllabic, hyphenated expression of how I am feeling at that moment. Then I am done. I feel better and can go on with my life.

    None of this makes you a terrible person in my eyes, but we haven’t met. If you like to mistreat puppies or orphans, or root for the Cubs for instance, then maybe my opinion would change.
    Just kidding about the Cubs. I have met some Cubs fans that I like. 🙂

    • Mrs. Groovy

      I think shouting the F word lowers my blood pressure because it usually clocks in at 100/70 during my medical exam, LOL.

      I tend to say “F-in Sh*t” a lot when I bang myself – which is often. And I’m fair skinned so my black and blue marks turn purple and green! Thankfully Mr. Groovy is used to it and is well prepared with an answer in case someone thinks he’s inflicting the rainbow of colors on me.

      No mistreating puppies or orphans. I’ve even become an insect whisperer and usually can get them to leave my house before it becomes necessary to kill them.

      Thanks for the humor!

  13. I’m in total agreement with the comments thus far. Vulnerability and acknowledging your flaws definitely makes you more likable. Plus I love the inside look at your marriage. I think you two could easily have a sit-com. Maybe that could be Mr. Groovy’s next YouTube project!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      I’m afraid we’d put people to sleep. Much of this is only funny when you look back at it.
      Thanks for stopping by, MSF!

  14. Oh, it’s a huge relief to know that I’m not the only Kitchen Menace. I also tend to make quite a racket when I’m putting dishes away. I’m sure the neighbors wonder what the hell is going on in apartment #524.

    And I’m a complete disaster when it comes to food prep. Even if I’m preparing something as simple as oatmeal, it looks like the aftermath of a tornado. I’ve heard Mr. Grumby say a few times, “Whoa! What happened here?!”

    Then there’s the near-dismemberment that occurs every time I chop vegetables. OMG! That’s not a red pepper … it’s Mrs. Grumby’s bloody finger!!

    Thank you for this opportunity to collectively laugh at our foibles. :o)

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Ahhh, yes, a Sister Menace! You had me laughing with the red pepper line, Mrs. G. Thank you.

      Yep I’m that way with oatmeal too. So much counter space, yet it’s no match for a whirling-dervish in the kitchen.

  15. Man, I love you two! So many similarities to you Mrs. G. You are in no way a terrible person!

    I talk (okay maybe yell) at other drivers way too much, although I’m getting a bit better. I wonder if I’ll ever have real patience, and I’ve been known to smush a couple of words together for effect. Better not get into the hair thing here.

    So looking forward to meeting you both someday!!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      I can see you’ve got the wavy thing going there with your hair, Amy. But I don’t think you use a flat iron. I really don’t look anywhere close to normal without one.

      You certainly write like you have patience! I bet you’re a lot more patient in person than you think. I hope I get to find out!

  16. funny! thanks, sounds very familiar…..like the last 22 years. So how do you fix something that lasted so long??? You don’t, 😂 you just roll with it. And start the dream crushers and killers of joy club.

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Killers of joy club, now that’s good! My rant probably sounds familiar to lots of couples but not all of them make it to year 22. Congrats!

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  17. I think we all have a little jerk-ass in us sometimes. 🙂 My wife and I affectionately refer to each other as dummies. Do others think it strange I’m sure, but it’s our thing.

    I’ve been working on my patient. I try not to let things outside of my control upset me. Like the jerk-ass on their phone at the green light in front of me.

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Jerk-ass just fits so many situations. It’s hard not to use it. It just rolls off the tongue. Dummies is cute too. As long as you use it affectionately!

      Patience is tough for many people — but in NY traffic?
      That’s patience of a totally different kind.

  18. This is awesome! Mrs. G, I think we were twins separated at birth (except for the hair color). Thanks for the laughs and I so very much hope that we meet in person someday soon. I also think our husbands will have a lot to bond over 😉

    • Mrs. Groovy

      That’s a nice thought. I don’t have a sister! I hope we all meet too. Watching the guys together while you and I yap away would be lots of fun, Julie.

  19. I used the word “bastard” in my newsletter subject line and 15 people unsubscribed. =) With my conservative friends, I refer to it as “culling the rif raf”. If my little quirks are SO offensive, you all better just leave now. =)…like thinking the word bastard is funny.

    That being said, I thought this post was hilarious! I think you outdid Mr. Groovy! Which is a feat in itself. Can’t wait for you all to visit!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Really? 15 left over that? A tough crowd! Oh well, their loss.

      That’s a huge compliment saying I outdid Mr. Groovy. Thanks! We’re sooo looking forward to meeting you.

    • Excellent!If the word “bastard” causes a few overly-sensitive or self-important weasels to unsubscribe, then good riddance! They can use the time freed up by not reading your newsletter to get over themselves. 🙂

      “bastard” IS a funny word, and useful.

  20. This is GREAT! I, too, have a potty mouth. I curse like a sailor! …no offense to any sailors out there 🙂 You’d never know it on the blog though, because I try to clean it up. In person, eff it, the gloves come off. Thanks for sharing!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      No! You’re like an Ivory Soap Girl on your blog. Glad to hear the gloves come off in person! Thanks for commenting!

  21. Great post, I definitely laughed out loud. As for flaws, my biggest one is taking a step back to breathe and enjoy things. I’m just always moving and doing. It drives Mrs. FTF crazy.

  22. Note to self: for the love of God, do not upset Mrs. groovy should you ever have the chance to meet her. (Repeats three times). 😂😂😂

    I love it! The social-sanitized, fake, pretentious, Pinterest-perfect world we get inundated with these days with makes me appreciate real people like you even more, Mrs. G!

    And that guy with the skis for feet up in the peanut gallery ain’t so bad either! I genuinely hope my path crosses yours one day. It’d be an honor to meet you!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      “For the love of God” — that’s so funny, Ty. And I’m going to have to remember that “skis for feet” comment.

      When Mr. G worked in government. he’d wear his town-issued boots into the ground. He could have gotten another pair anytime, but you know, why do that? The boots were so misshapen, I started calling them his “Popeye” shoes.

  23. OMG, I literally laughed out loud in my office reading this wonderful banter between the two of you.

    You two are wonderful, flaws and all.

    Still smiling in Georgia. My boss probably thinks it’s because I love it here. He’s wrong.

    It’s because I love The Groovies. Great talking with you last night. I’m looking forward to picking up garbage with you next month!!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      It was a blast talking with you too. Thanks for being our friend! I’m glad we could make you laugh at work. That’s always good.

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Aww thanks, Ms. FAF. You’re right. No one is perfect. Mr. G and I are both happy with each other.

  24. You’re definitely not a terrible person. And I love that you keep Mr. Groovy in line. Think of all the great posts that have come out of that?? As readers we appreciate it 🙂

    I, too, am really impatient and get annoyed easily. The little things can be really frustrating sometimes. I’ve been trying to work on it but people can be so annoying!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      If only people could stop being annoying! Poor Mr. G, he has to put up with me. Even though I keep him in line, I’m no prize.
      Thanks for commenting, Kate!

  25. You sound exactly like the type of gal I like to hang out with. Besides our similarity in hair (mine brown with its own zip code), I have a terrible potty mouth. I half ass tried to fix it but it didn’t take…eh, who the f*ck cares?! My mom loves me and that’s all the matters. 😉 As for my BF, he loves me too but is also partial to calling me a Dream Crusher and Killer of Joy. 😂 Perhaps we need to start our own club?!

    • Mrs. Groovy

      We most definitely sound like Hair Sisters. I know you’ve mentioned yours in posts (or comments on others — maybe Tonya?)

      I like “The Dream Crushers” because it sounds like one of those all-girl singing groups. Club, club, club!

  26. My two favorite lines from this post have to be “C’MONE, Grandma with the cigarette.” and Mr. Groovy calling you the “Crusher of His Dreams.” I LOL’d and I’m sure the people around me are wondering what I am doing 🙂

    I am trying to work on becoming more patient. I have a tendency to want things done correctly immediately and I get impatient when I have to wait for ANYTHING.

    But I’m still working on it 🙂

    • Mrs. Groovy

      Thanks, MSM! Mr. Groovy likes those two lines, as well. Even Groovy Brother-in-Law has called me the Crusher since Mr. G mentioned it at a family gathering — so nice of him!

      I’m with you on wanting things done correctly and immediately. At least we’re aware of it.