Friday, December 4, 2009

To-Don't List

Here's what I should have done today:
  1. Raked the leaves on the lawn
Here's what I did today:
  1. Perused the newspaper and read all the movie reviews (it is Oscar season after all)
  2. Decided to run out to the store to pick up a present for the birthday party my son is going to. Ended up buying candles and a new napkin holder because really, the napkins shouldn't have to live in the perfectly functional basket they are in right now! Oh no, they need the stainless steel Europa model I ended up buying. Oh yeah, and I totally forgot the birthday present.
  3. Went running. I really, really wanted to run 12 miles but stopped after 10. My MP3 player gave out after 9 miles so I had to run in near silence, the only noise (besides the traffic) was the sound of my knees complaining. And you know, those knees are really loud.
  4. Had to stretch and shower after the run.
  5. Read a few blogs.
  6. Polished a candlestick for the candle I bought.
  7. Decided to blog about not raking instead of raking.

And now, it's much too late to start raking now. I mean it's going to be dark soon (well, in a couple of hours) and the kids will be home. I wouldn't want to be considered a neglectful mother by not meeting them at the bus stop. I don't know how the hours slip away from me. The person who said you can have it all--you know the perfect napkin holder and a raked lawn--probably had a lawn boy.

What's a girl to do?

Have a good weekend everyone!!


  1. sounds like you had a lot of fun...not raking...except the mp3 going out and the knees...oh my knees hurt just thiking about it. have a marvelous weekend!

  2. Good God, woman, you have a lot of energy!

  3. #7 rocks!

    But it's never too dark to rake!

  4. Any "to-don't" list that includes a 10-mile run is way more productive than I'll likely be on a day I accomplish all my to-dos. I think you can let yourself off the hook for not raking!

  5. Great comments but I'll have you know I'll do anything ANYTHING not to do yard work as you can probably see...

  6. Well apart from the running bit. Sounds like a perfect Saturday to me. I spent all mine washing, cleaning and battling the Christmas shoppers. I did make up for it with a goodly stint on the couch and a glass or two of wine! I don't rake, I blow! Didn't do that either!

  7. Doesn't feel great to have time for ourselves?Really nice.Hope you had a great weekend.

  8. Need to add the perfect Martini in there and you will have figured it all out.

    "Why do today what can be blogged about tomorrow?"