Tuesday, September 18, 2007

10 Things I Do When I Have Nothing Else to Do


This is really tough because I’m finding it hard to find points in time when I have nothing else to do. There’s always something to do when you’ve got three kids. And a blog. And a dog. And a house. Oh, and a husband, of course.

1. Read blogs, especially ones I love which I’ve fallen behind on. (And, hey, if there are any out there you think I really, really, really would love, seeing how weird I am, let me know. I’m not up to triple digits on my bloglines yet!)

2. Play Freecell.

3. Read “O” or “Redbook,” two magazines I subscribe to at no cost because I enter in the numbers from caps on Diet Coke at mycokerewards.com. (And, hey, I drink a lot of Diet Coke!)

4. Sweep the deck.

5. Re-organize the linen closet, the junk drawer, or the kids’ art drawers.

6. Go through the kids’ clothes and bag up items which no longer fit them.

7. Put the cervical neck collar on and try to end the never-ending discomfort I now call my life.

8. Think of totally cool ideas for a book or the blog or a bumper sticker. And then forget to write them down.

9. Watch something good on TV. (What a laugh that is because there is never anything good on TV.)

10. Iron. (What an even bigger laugh that is! I put that in just to see if my husband is reading this because I do not iron. I do not iron. I do not iron. Ever. Ever. Ever. He does, though, because apparently they do that where he hails from over the pond.)

[Head over to
Ten on Tuesday for more people’s lists of things to do rather than twiddle their thumbs. (My list is sometimes up before she puts the new list up.) But, first, check out this week’s installment of Jump One, Jump Twosday. Two Jersey boys to choose from. What’s not to like? Scroll down a post or click here.]

13 comments:

cjh said...

I almost included #6 (but re: my own clothes) but thought that sounded a little freaky. Like it should be "something else I have to do." And I'm with you, I rarely have nothing else to do.

Rebecca said...

"He does, though, because apparently they do that where he hails from over the pond."

They do indeed. And this is why I will never make this place my permanent home.

Jeni said...

Ironing? What on earth is that? (Actually, we do have an iron and ironing board here - someplace. I just have no clue where it's been in hiding for oh, say maybe the past 5 years or better. I'd add "wash windows" to my list! I Don't. Do. Windows! Kapeesh?

Irishcoda said...

I'm sorry about your neck :( Understand what chronic pain is like here. Anyway, I should go back and add read other blogs to my #10!

Agapetospaidiske said...

I also, do not iron. Ever. I don't remember the last time I did...
Thanks for your comment. :-}

Hootin'Anni said...

Sweep the deck? Ummmmm, that should be done by the maid, shouldn't it? [just kidding] Tho, for me, I'd wait for a windstorm to blow everything off. Ya, I'm lazy in my old days. hehehehe

Linda said...

Iron? Iron? Oh yeah! Iron! I think I actually need to do that later with my uniforms, if I'm feeling up to it (which just between you, men, and the blog I'm not!).

I have plenty to do, I just seem to choose not to do it lately!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Ironing...ewww! I only iron curtains. Clothes that need pressing go to the cleaner! LOL

Actually, I do have a blog to recommend - check out Maria at "Just Eat Cupcake"
http://just-eat-your-cupcake.blogspot.com/ (or you can get there from my links)

Maria is one of the best writers that I've found to date in the blog sphere - a truly awesome collection of stories full of humor, depth and wisdom - everyone an excellent read!

Gina said...

I'm not sure I even own an iron.

*~JESSIE~* said...

I'm all for #1! Happy Tuesday to you!

jennyL said...

your no. 10 made me laugh bec. i hate ironing tooooo lol

g said...

Wow! You have a cool list. I should make one too, 'cause technically, I have lots of spare time. I wonder where it all goes? ;D

You know those Coke points? I have tons, but they seem to be pretty useless here in Canada, except to join "contests." Not fair.

I think I'm one of the few people who like ironing, once I get started that is. There's something therapeutic about it. (I guess I have that "weirdness" in me too.) :D

Maria said...

Going through my daughter's clothes and putting them into bags for Goodwill is one of my most hated chores. Any time you would like a pre-paid trip to Omaha to come do this because you have nothing to do or are bored...please just feel free...

P.S. We don't have beaches or mountains, but we do have Boys Town!!! And prairies...we have LOTS of those.

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