Saturday, November 23, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck,

1. my mom answering the question "What doesn't suck today?" with "Nothing sucks today."
2. my mom
3. the fish tank
4. this big warm wool sweater Julie gave me (hi, Julie!)
5. socks

Friday, November 22, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Parental Arrival Edition

1. stew
2. bread
3. seeing my parents for the first time in months
4. their hilarious little dog
5. the almost-certainty that Gracie will--daily--try to wedge herself into said hilarious little dog's hilariously little bed

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Pre-Arrival Edition

1. having a clean house
2. sleeping in a little bit before a busy day
3. knowing that my folks are on their way
4. knocking things off the to-do list
5. the fact that I just accidentally typed that as "the do-do list," which really isn't that different

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Mystery Edition

1. getting good news that you can't talk about yet*
2. not talking about it even if you could because you understand The Power of the Jinx
3. planning
4. scheming
5. coming up with ways to keep your mind off #1
*and might not talk about ever, because it's potentially a precursor to REALLY good news, and if that REALLY good news falls through, the bloom will be off the precursor rose, as it were. (Words is my business.)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Edition

1. leaves
2. tea
3. the super-warm-made-to-measure socks my sister-in-law knitted for me
4. days where you can spend the whole day in PJs if you want to*
5. long soft skirts that make you feel like you're spending the whole day in PJs, but cause everyone to tell you how nice you look**
*note: not today

Monday, November 18, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Ready for Some Football Edition

1. not dreading what is probably going to be a tough game
2. the vegetarian chili from Thug Kitchen (warning: TOTALLY adult language--google at your own risk--but the chili is awesome)
3. the possibility of a beer
4. the realization that eating out of the freezer in an attempt to make room for Thanksgiving also provides us with more available containers for leftovers
5. Rob Gronkowski

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Painting Edition

1. being outside all day
2. how good the shed looks
3. being ridiculously excited about how good the shed looks
4. the kind of clean you can get only after really hard work
5. painting clothes