Thursday, January 26th 2006
The Non-Pretty Thursday Thirteen Thing

I tried to do the Thursday Thirteen thing, and yet am not so technologically savvy that I have figured out how to make it look pretty, like I saw at Mary’s.

But here is my non pretty list anyway, and maybe I’ll figure it out before next Thursday!

                              Thursday Thirteen

                                Thirteen Things That I Happened To Think Of…

1. Last night our family had a real live Game Night. The kind we’ve been meaning to implement forever and just haven’t. We played Chutes and Ladders and I made brownies from a box. Big hit.

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2. Mike, my husband, thinks we should take ballroom dancing one day just because he thinks we should do weird things like that as a couple. (Oh, I love that man)

3. I had planned to do the Sydney Harbor Bridge climb this past October, but then it turned out I wouldn’t be going to Australia at all in October. I would have a bigger thrill, who arrived on the 17th of that month. (Seth-3mth)

4. Today Ethan-5yr got excited over a french fry shaped like the letter ‘J.’ I got just as excited with him, and he looked at me with love in his big brown eyes when he realized I understood this small pleasure.

5. Then he ate it.

6. I almost always have yarp on my shoulder. That’s what we call it, anyway, but it’s just baby spit up. (No. I almost never smile in pictures, because I have a lifelong aversion to cameras.)

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7.  Once it’s on my shoulder, it usually gets in my hair.

8.  I slept in until 9 today. Yes, I’m a mother of 4. Amazing how that happened anyway, huh?

9. Kim-11yr usually hates me utterly, but she’s been nice lately and I’m really grateful. Usually she’s only nice when other people are around, so this is a great change. There’s a very nice kid in there somewhere. I know, because I remember her fondly.

10. Caden-1yr learned to do two footed jumping yesterday. This is early, but I am not surprised. He can throw with great accuracy and is athletic in weird baby ways that make me adore him.

11. I love the taste of Shredded Wheat n Bran cereal. It never occurred to me before that I might grow up to be someone that would eat that stuff, much less someone that eats it because she LIKES the way it tastes.

12. I think I’ll eat some now.

13. Today I am wearing pink leopard-y spotted shoes that I think are darling. (My kids tend to disagree, but then again, who cares? I never liked my  mom’s shoes either.)

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Go here to get the Thursday Thirteen code yourself. And I bet YOU’RE even smart enough to use it! If you did it, leave a link in my comments because I"ll want to visit!

~hm

5 Comments on “The Non-Pretty Thursday Thirteen Thing”

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Karen
January 26th, 2006
4:00 pm

Thanks for stopping by my list and welcome to Thursday Thirteen! Don’t worry, you’ll get it. Just copy and paste the code into an entry and then type in your list. It takes a little tweaking but it’s honestly not hard. :-)

BTW, LOVE the shoes!

I look forward to reading more!

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Mary
January 26th, 2006
4:20 pm

Fun list!! Your shoes are cute. And I usually have baby drool on my shoulder– mine is past the puking but into teething…ain’t motherhood grand?
Mary

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Mary
January 26th, 2006
4:36 pm

OK– so I just totally jinxed myself with that last comment. Within 5 min of writing it, my baby proceeded to puke everywhere, wrecking my shirt and her whole outfit. What a day… sigh…
Mary

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Caryn
January 26th, 2006
4:47 pm

Great list! I LOVE game nights, though we have ours with friends since we don’t have kids. We had a number of family game nights when growing up, though, and I have fond memories of them. Good for you for doing them with your own kids!

Numbers five and twelve cracked me up with their sudden simplicity.

Glad to see another aspiring chick lit novelist out there!

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Kristin Billerbeck
January 26th, 2006
9:04 pm

OH MY GOODNESS, your kids, including your Sethy, are darling!! Bravo to us chicks with cute kids named Seth! : )

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