Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday’s Love and I’m Better Off Without Lists…

Love List…
·         My latest dose of Vitamin D.  I was able to do my long run this week OUTSIDE with the sun shining on my face!
·         Tiny painted finger and toenails.  I love it even more that she wants them painted and has a strong opinion on the color.  In fact, when I don’t have mine done, she asks if I need her to do them for me.
·         New library books each week for the kids.  Something new to read to them…not just for the kids, but the Mom too!
·         Gerbera daisies.  Is there a more friendly and sunny flower?  I don’t think so.
·         My guilty pleasure…curling up on the couch with a blanket and watching mindless drama…the Bachelor.  Don’t judge.  This is raw honesty.
·         Amazing conferences with Myles’ teacher.  My big boy is ready for kindergarten!  The best thing she said wasn’t about academics at all, “Myles has a compassion for other students that I don’t see very often.  It is refreshing.  He cares so much for his friends.”
·         Watching my kids play together, hug, discuss the world around them, really anything but bicker.
·         Our spring-like winter this year in Michigan.  It’s darn weird, but I’ll take it.
·         Peppermint tea.  I’ve loved it since I was a little girl, thanks to my Oma (Grandma in German).  Actually, Jillian had a sip during a tea party last week.  “It tastes like…candy canes!!”
·         Three words.  Heated. Mattress. Pad.

I’m Better Off Without…
·         Witnessing senior road-rage as a 90+ year old woman pulling into a handicap parking space honks and harasses a 90+ year old man trying his best to get out of her way.  No, she didn’t hit him, but it darn was close.  You could tell…she wanted to.  (Actually, it was so funny maybe this is on the wrong list??)
·         A work day trumped by a “fire drill” of a project.
·         Whining… I was referring to children, but I suppose the adult variety isn’t all that pleasant either.
·         Coffee.  I try and try to like it.  It sure smells a lot better than it tastes.  I thought I would finally acquire a taste for it at 30.  Nope.
·         Running, running, and running some more…and weighing, weighing, and weighing…the same.


  1. I am glad that I am not the one the only other 31 years olds that doesnt like coffee. Ryan and I hate it, yet people keep trying to get us to drink it. His grandma always thought it was so weird. I would rather have an ice cold caffiene free diet coke please and thank you :)

    1. You are not alone, Bri!! Caffeine Free Diet is a go-to for me too! :). Thanks for reading!

  2. I wonder if it is something with our generation? Neither of us drink coffee. We did not own a coffee pot until this past summer and that was because the friend helping us only drinks coffee. So we purchased one for him. I need to try the Caffeine Free Diet, currently I only drink Diet and lately that is being met with opposition.
    Such an amazing conference report. Our oldest always receives amazing academic reports, but I would love to hear she cares so much for classmates.

    1. You might be on to something! I don't have very many friends my age that like coffee. Maybe in our forties we will learn to love it?

  3. No big deal if you don't! I like it socially and don't want the addiction! How ever the flavors of the creamers make it taste awfully good! Great lists!


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