Sometimes you feel like a list

It seems that 31 Days really messed with my mind. It wasn’t until I woke up this morning that I realized I’d completely forgotten to write my Wednesday blog post! I could blame it on election day, but really, that’s not going to fly, is it? If you know me at all, you aren’t surprised to hear that I spent my evening watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, not CNN.

Nope, I just simply forgot to write.

So here it is, day almost done, and the big heavy serious post I had scheduled for today seems a bit much. Hence, a list.

1. As you may have noticed in the picture above, Annalyn is learning to ride a bike. She spends about 90 percent of her time whining about what if she falls and this is scary and oh-no-oh-no-don’t-let-go – and 10 percent with that look on her face, saying, “Look! I’m doing it!” I love that 10 percent. [And writing this, I realize that it’s been too many days since we got that bike out.]

2. If you were wondering, my haircut still looks awful and makes me want to cry. The worst part? Having the top part of my hair cut too short means the shimmery silver ones stick out all that much more.

3. I just turned off the latest episode of Nashville. That means I’m now two episodes behind. I’m just not sure I can commit to a drama so intense, even though it is Sooooo Gooood. Are you watching it?

4. We have been listening to Christmas music on a pretty heavy rotation for several days now. More on that [with a giveaway!] on Friday, but for now let me just say I’m not sure there’s anything cuter than listening to my kiddo belt out, “Mary, did you know?”

5. I finally got the latest book in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. I was so excited for this release that I re-read the first two books in the past month, just to be ready for the third installment. Yes, I do realize these books are written for kids.

6. Going to Target makes me want to BUY ALL THE THINGS. It’s bad. Everything they sell is so colorful and pretty and wonderful and I WANT IT ALL. So, I think I’m going to avoid that particular store for a while. Just until they come up with a 12-step program or pill or something.

7. Thank you for all your camaraderie and support for Monday’s post. In the doctor’s defense, I really do think he was joking when he criticized my parenting. And to put your minds at ease, he’s not our normal doctor.

What’s going on in your world? And seriously, should I stick with Nashville?

13 Comments Sometimes you feel like a list

  1. Sarah Caldwell November 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    So glad you wrote this post – I love lists! :) (And my hubs and I are still catching up on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ re-runs). I say stick with Nashville, unless you’ve just got too many shows to watch. I’ve been catching up with the ones I’ve missed online, and I’m sucked in. (And I usually don’t like the soap-opera-y nighttime dramas…but I think Connie Britton sucks me in with her awesomeness. So glad you guys are jamming out to Christmas tunes! (I’ve got to get going on that post for my 31 days…but I think I’ll put it closer to the end). I need to go ready your Monday post right now. :)

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect November 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Oh, I definitely have too many shows to watch. :) Always! Haha!

  2. Sarah Caldwell November 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    oops, ‘read’ (I hate blog comment typos) :)

  3. Mary @ A Teachable Mom November 8, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I’m also really into the Rick Riordan series and can’t wait to dive into Mark of Athena! My daughter loves them also but now that I’m hooked, I will read it even if she doesn’t want to!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect November 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Ooooh, I can’t wait to read some of my favorite YA series with my daughter when she’s older!

  4. Missy June November 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I’m not a Nashville fan – what can I say, I’ve got enough drama in real life and don’t like reliving it onscreen. We just started the Olympian series with my eight-year-old, looking forward to it!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect November 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      MJ, that’s how I feel about dramas. There’s not really anything too dramatic going on in my life at the moment, but there certainly has in the past (and, SIGH, probably will in the future) so it’s almost too much to watch it for “fun.”

  5. Tonya November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Being a Nashville native, I have not watched the show. Shameful, I know!

    I’ve thought about it countless times, but I keep going back to the plan that I usually have to not start a new show until it is still getting good reviews in a second season or has even been renewed for a second season. I get attached too easily. With Netflix and Hulu and instant availability, I can usually pull this off and get caught up if a show is really that good.

    So you think it’s worth watching?

    I’m just not ready for Christmas music. I will be the day after Thanksgiving, though!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect November 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Oh Tonya, I have friends who live in Nashville and love the show! So I don’t think you’ll be disappointed on a hometown front. I am with you, though, getting too attached too easily – and because this one is so intense (but so good), that’s why I’m teetering about committing. Maybe you should just try the pilot? (Although, again, it’s really good. So it might be enough to suck you in for the next 7 years or however long it’s on the air!)

  6. Erin November 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    OH MY GOSH, me too, me too! I LOVE Target and it’s so dangerous for me to go in! Especially when they have stuff “on sale,” as they do frequently.

    You are an AMAZING mother, and Annalyn knows it! That’s all that matters.

    Juvenile fiction/nonfiction books are some of my favorite! (Little House, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Hunger Games…shall I go on?) I like to think we appreciate them because we are young at heart (and, really, 33 isn’t THAT old), and adults who mock us are aging much more rapidly. :)

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Yes, yes, you’re right. We ARE young at heart! (Although, did you happen to see the BSU pics that Jessica Crossett posted on FB? THAT did not make me feel young in any way! Haha!)

  7. Amy November 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Oh, I’ve been so close to letting Nashville go but I just cannot do that to Tami Taylor. You hit the nail on the head…it’s so intense. I kept thinking this drama is awfully dramatic!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Well, as you know, I don’t YET have the same loyalty to Connie Britton, since I haven’t watched FNL. But still. It IS so darned good! Yet, it’s like Parenthood and The Good Wife for me, I think. Too good. Too intense. Too much for me. Boohoo!

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