Thursday Ten: My List Overflo-eth Edition

1. ‘Tis the season to be busy – that’s for sure! Between Christmas shopping, work, and all of the holiday obligations (I have two school holiday parties to attend today. One down, one to go), it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. I am glad I have the habit of making to-do lists, because then not TOO much falls through the cracks… but looking at that list can be a little overwhelming at times.

2. I think the best part about having completed Christmas shopping is that I MAY FINALLY STOP SHOPPING FOR MYSELF. Not sure what my deal is, since I’m not usually a shopper (even when camera lenses are involved, I tend to think for a long time before purchasing… because I really don’t love spending money), and yet… I’ve done a LOT of retail therapy this year. Ugh.

3. My plans to see “Black Swan” last week were thwarted by the fact that southwest Michigan apparently doesn’t have it in any ANY ANY theater yet. Nice one. I love it when there’s a lot of buzz about a movie, I start looking forward to seeing it and then… I have to wait. Super.

4. Gearing up to host several small people at our annual holiday cookie decorating party Saturday. That means a large portion of my day tomorrow will be spent baking cookies (sugar and gingerbread). By the time I’ve made five or so dozen, I’m kind of underwhelmed with the process and ready to punch myself in the face for getting myself into this… again. Then the party rolls around and the kids have so much I remember why I’m doing this (for the fourth year in a row!).

5. Reminder: Sarah, buy butter to make cookie dough with. And parchment paper. And little paintbrushes for the frosting and glaze. (Blogging my grocery list – a new low)

6. Last week, I has posted a picture of myself and asked people what song they thought I was listening. They were all wrong – however, someone suggested I was listening to Edie Brickell’s “What I Am” – which I then had to download because I had forgotten I love that song.

I was REALLY listening to Graham Colton.

7. Guitar lesson went better this week (Oh the miraculous effects of ACTUALLY PRACTICING) – working on Missy Higgins’s “Where I Stood” – which is actually easy, but the bar chords are what I was needing to work on – so it’s good for that.

8. My kids loved the Nutcracker. They LOVED it. I am so thrilled – especially given that they were so grumpish about going. There may be hope for starting an annual Nutcracker tradition yet.

9. It is with great sadness that I’ve determined that I need to cut way back on caffeine. I ย never really thought caffeine had any effect on me, but lately I feel the effects and I don’t like them. It doesn’t make me any less tired, just more heart-explodey. No bueno.

10. Dear celebrities that my kids like: STOP BEING STUPID. (Miley Cyrus, I’m currently looking at you. Yes, you. Put some clothes on and start being a nice girl) I don’t count on celebs to be role models to my children, but for the love of puppies, if you’re going to do something (like things that involve bongs), you might make sure that no one is filming it. Please.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. aw, i had to give up caffeine a few months ago too. big fat bummer.

  2. Ahh, caffeine. You know it doesn’t make me any less tired, but it does make me unable to sleep later? Like, none of the good parts I used to enjoy but all of the bad parts I’d heard about but never experienced. Kind of like alcohol, too. Now I rarely even get tipsy, but damn do I get hangovers.

    Is this what it’s going to be like for the rest of my life? Losing all the good parts of substance abuse, and gaining all the bad ones?

    I am such a grinch today.

    • Yep, Melly-Mel – all the bad, nunuvtha good.


      But you have a while til you have to worry about that ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I am so loving the pig tails. Don’t think I could give up my java ๐Ÿ™

  4. Seriously, Black Swan looks freaky good. Why do I love Natalie Portman so much???

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