Three Things Thursday

I’m a list girl.  Always have been.  Always will be.

I like a chore list.  I like the focus it gives me during the day and I love, love, love being able to cross things off my list as the day goes on.

I live by a grocery list.  I don’t understand how people can go to the grocery store without one.  Unless you have a list in your head of the 3 to 5 things you need, but then again, that’s a list.  A mental list?  Yes.  But a list, nonetheless.  Walking through the aisles arbitrarily tossing things into my cart?  So not for me.

I’m a list girl.

So, I’ve deemed Thursdays “Three Things Thursday.”  It’ll be different each week, but it’ll be a list of some sort.

So, away we go…

Three Things That Will Make Your Day Less Than Stellar:

1.  Weight Watchers Recipes for Dinner.  I’ve tried getting back on the Weight Watchers train.  I have a little cushion in the middle (thanks to my lovely offspring) that I’d like to get rid of and WW has worked for me in the past.  I say in the past, because it’s just not working right now.  I have no time to sit down and log my food every time that I eat.  I barely have time to eat a hot meal, much less enter each individual item from that recipe into the computer.  So, this week I’ve been trying the recipes they have on their website for our dinners.  And they’ve all been a bust!  Last night I tried making some sort of butternut squash pasta casserole with ricotta cheese and I knew as I was making it that I was going to hate it.  I hate when that happens.  Geric choked it down and made the boys choke down their individual portions but I sat that one out.  Literally.  I sat away from the table and held Elijah.  I opted for frozen yogurt for dinner.  Maybe that’s how WW works.  You make such disgusting dinners that you don’t want to eat, and you end up losing weight.

2.  Super Mario Brothers.  As a kid I loved this game.  I played it all the time with my sisters.  I played it all the time with my friends.  I stayed up all night trying to conquer the game.  We loved it!  Now, I hate it.  I thought it would be a nice little game for my big boys to play quietly while I did something like fold laundry or clean floors, or catch up on the latest episode of the Bachelorette, whatever.  But this game gives me such a headache!  Now my day is filled with breaking up fights!

“It’s my turn to be Mario!”

“I hate being Luigi!”

“He stole the flower!”

“Give me back my Yoshi!”

“Wait for me, or I’m gonna die!”

“You killed me!”

“Get me out of this bubble!”

I could go on and on and on. The problem is, you don’t take turns anymore like you did in the good ol’ days.  Now everyone is on the same screen.  And in my house, it’s every man for himself.  No teamwork here.  And to make matter worse, my husband is seriously addicted to this game.  He’s GOT to pass it.  He stays up late trying to get into the next world.  And you know what?  I didn’t marry a gamer.  I married a man who never even spoke of video games.  He barely watches TV.  Not even sports.  I don’t like what I’m seeing here, people.  Don’t like it one bit!

3.  Desitin Finger.  Yes, you heard me.  Having a finger that reeks of Desitin can really ruin your day.  Elijah has had a diaper rash for a couple of days, so every diaper change consists of a Desitin application.  And, I swear, no matter how many times you wash your hands, no matter what soap you use, there is no getting rid of the smell of Desitin on your finger!  And you know you associate the smell of Desitin with the smell of poop, because, well, they kind of go hand in hand.  So, it really feels like you’re walking around with a finger that smells like poop.  And that’s not very appetizing!  As I was eating chips and salsa tonight (weight watchers recipe, I swear) I realized I was grasping the chips with my thumb and my middle finger, avoiding my Desitin finger making contact with my chip.  Because that’s just gross. And I know there’s other creams out there.  But frankly, Butt Paste doesn’t smell much better.

So, how was your day?  Got anything to add to the list?  What’s something that’s made your day less than stellar?

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11 responses

  1. Hi, Erin,
    I love your title. I feel like a queen of our jungle. We have seven kids and a home business, and seven kids, and chrch activities, and seven kids, and sports, etc. LOL I am also a list maker. They are the only way i survive. I just followed you via google and network blogs. Happy Blogging. I know you wil do well!
    Melissa
    http://melsdeals.blogspot.com

    • Seven kids and you’re still standing??? You are still standing, right? You give me hope that I will survive this! haha!

  2. I am big on making lists, sometimes my lists even have sublists 🙂 You sons are adorable, I am the lone woman with two boys and my husband! New follower from MBC, look forward to your future posts!

  3. Erin,
    I love lists too. I have been known to add things to my lists just to cross them off. I think I currently have about five lists for various things on my cell phone right now.

    Something that I learned with Wyatt was to squeeze the destin on the bottom, or wherever needed, and rub in with the diaper…no destin finger. I always get it under my finger nails if I try to rub it in with my fingers.

    • Thanks for the tip, Mandy! I think it is the under the fingernail action that keeps the scent lingering. My neighbor brought over some spray on butt paste last night that I’m gonna try the next time he has a diaper rash. Good bye Desitin finger! 🙂

  4. I am a HUGE list person as well. I have like 5 different ones going at all times. I make a list even when I only have to pick up 3 things from the store.

    New follower from MBC. Love your site and can’t wait to keep reading more. Hope you get a chance to drop by niftymom.com. Have a great weekend.

  5. I love the way you write, it is so easy to relate to. I have tried weight watchers and for me it was frustrating and just took too long to lose the weight I wanted to lose. I am currently trying the HCG diet…its freakin amazing! I highly recommend it to everyone. You start losing a pound a day out the gate and the food I am eating is great! My mom loooves weight watchers though and she looks incredible, so it’s really about finding the diet that works for you.

    Mario is a current OBSESSION in our house. Their is no arguing, but I have trouble sometimes getting Logan to talk about something other than Mario…it’s kinda cute, but also irritating after a while. We are spending our summer with less Mario and more playtime with toys inside and out!

    • Thanks for the compliment! And thanks for coming by! 🙂 Yes, Mario lives outside of the house too. My boys like to swing on the swing set yelling, “Mario time!” at the top of their lungs. And if I ever really get serious about dieting, I’ll have to look into the HCG diet. But chances are slim I’ll ever get really serious! 🙂

  6. Don’t hate me. I abhor lists. They are so restrictive and demanding and at the end of it all there are all these unaccomplished tasks staring up at me mockingly as I procrastinate. I do love Three Things Thursdays though, so there’s that. Also, the video games-even when they’re having the best of times, I could pull my hair out by its roots for all the bickering. Happy Friday!

    • Carrie, don’t tell anyone, but I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday with no list just to pick up a few thing, but ended up getting a weeks worth of groceries. It was freeing. 🙂

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