25 May 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things I need to do in that sort of 'niggly list at the back of your head, after everybody else's emergencies, one day' kind of a way.
  1. Get clever enough to put this list in pretty colour boxes
  2. Find out who I am
  3. Find out what I want to do
  4. Find out what I'm good for right now
  5. Do it
  6. In a way that I get paid for it
  7. Admit I am getting older
  8. Stop thinking that one day, when the kids are a bit bigger, concentrating on my looks wont be too little too late!
  9. Work out how to be on top of paperwork and housework all at once - so far I seem to only do one to procrastinate about the other
  10. Read the entire top twenty bestsellers
  11. Lower my writing skills to that level and rattle off my own bestseller (joke)
  12. Find an academic passion
  13. I just know theres something else I'm not seeing, but I can't see what it is!


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46 comments:

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I am so behind on paperwork and housework.
(I just started a new meme kinda thing called Tackle It Tuesday where other bloggers and I will celebrate as we attempt to tackle those projects like paperwork, clutter etc. If you want to join us - you are welcome. Check out my blog for info.)

My T13 is up too

Mandy said...

I wish I could find a way to do what I do best and get paid for it, wouldn't life be bliss lol

Happy Thursday :)

Ms. Bizarre said...

I am perptually "behind" on housework. What's that saying " a clean house is the sign of a wasted life??"

Laci said...

I guess I'm lucky that I get paid to do a job I love (even though some days it makes me want to pull my hair out!) :)


Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Cheryl said...

MANDY!!
I got my name on your links just before your site went down - will keep coming back to try and comment too, but right now it keeps timing out.

nyasha said...

reading the top 20 bestsellers is also on my to-do list! But it might be another 20 years before i get around to it :) Good luck with yours!

Annie said...

Number 1 on my list is remember the Thursday 13 and prepare it the day before!

Susan said...

#13 is just so me hehe and I also think about doing my looks when my kids are grown up hehehe it's never too late!!

Happy Thursday!

kristarella said...

Those things are good. I ould like to get paid for what I'm good at/enjoy, whatever that is! My job now is pretty good, for a job that is.

Thanks for visiting me!

Ardice said...

I'm never caught up on housework, at least for any length of time.

Thanks for the visit. Have a wonderful day :)

Louise said...

The pretty boxes are easy enough, it's the automatic links i'm stuck on.

Angie said...

whoa, you better get busy! Love the list! And good luck to ya!

Carmen said...

I know what I do best, now if I could just get them to pay me what I make in my IT job, I could quit!

K T Cat said...

If you want to know who you are, ask a friend. It's not the same as who you want to be. ;-)

Cheryl said...

K T - very true!
But if you bever give everything away, then they're all going to see something different, eh.

TNChick said...

Best wishes in getting it all done! Some of those are much needed.

Mummy said...

Stressful list. But I could have written it. I wish I could figure out what I like to do, and how to get paid for it. While being at home.

Good luck!!

Undercover Angel said...

Looks like you've got a lot to do. I'm behind on my housework. My TT is up.

Alisa said...

Good luck with your list. :)

twiga92 said...

I totally relate to the paperwork/housework. Our filing cabinet is more or less a joke - crammed full of papers.
Thanks for stopping by!

eph2810 said...

Too funny. "lower" you writing skills. Well, in some case it might be true.
I always seem to be behind in my paperwork.
Happy Thursday.

One Scrappy Gal said...

I hear you about the looks. I am now JUST starting to care about it again. Enough that I splash nice smelling items, use creams, try to tame my unruly mane.

I also need to find out what I want to do and find a way to get paid for it. :)

Wystful1 said...

I think reading the 20 best sellers would take ME forever!! Then, I'd miss out on last years top 20 and so on and so on.

Drop by if you can and see if you can guess any of my T - 13 list!

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

ahh that ever present list..good luck on it..#1 on my list is forget everything else..

MY T13 is up

speckledpup said...

never ever admit you are getting older.
maturing, becoming wiser, learning from your mistakes, beginning a new part of your life....but never older.

((((full body shudder))))

oh honey,
The Pup.

Cristie said...

I would love to read the bestsellers as well. I will never find the time to do so, though. Hope you can get thru your list. Thanks for stopping by my TT. Oh! and never admit you might be getting older!

Darla said...

Read the entire top twenty bestsellers

Eh. What do "they" know? Besides, the bestseller list changes every week. You can never keep up.

PixiePincessMom said...

Yeah I'm don't doin so hot on the paperwork/housework issue either. *sigh*

Great list! Thanks for stopping by my list.

Have an awesome day!

Sherri said...

oh I need to do many of these too!

...my list is up:)

Great Day said...

good luck with all of that. I'm always behind on housework, I've accepted it as a fact of mommy living.

Jo said...

I've given up on housework mostly. You have to put things in priority, and housework is just not up there. Oh well.

Janet said...

that's alot to do! Good luck!

Mary said...

Very interesting list. If I could find a way to do what I do best and get paid for it, I'd be in heaven!

-xtessa- said...

#'s 2, 3 and 4... i've done. but i get stuck with the "Doing It" part... hence the "not getting paid". LOL!

Pat J said...

I know I've had thought #11 before...

jayne d'Arcy said...

Those are some good goals. I hope you're able to achieve them.

anneberit said...

I'm just trying to ignore the housework and paperwork all together - doesn't make it go away though... ;)
Happy Thursday evening!!

Mrs. Cranky Pants said...

I totally feel you on number 9.

Susan said...

Great list! I wish you the best with each and everything on your list....

My TT is up here.

Empress Juju said...

By the time you read the bestsellers, there will be different ones! You could lose your mind that way!

EmilyRoseJewel said...

Sounds like you are doing some seriuos introspection of your life. I wish I could keep up with my housework. It is such a chore, no pun intended. My list is up!

Lauren said...

Stop thinking that one day, when the kids are a bit bigger, concentrating on my looks wont be too little too late!

Oooo, that was a slap across the face. Good list though.

My TT is up at http://ahumbleheart.org/blog/?p=243

Mary Horn said...

I'm right there with ya!
My TT is up...
~Mary

bart said...

good to see you've managed to get the list down to thirteen... i'm still trying to figure out priorities in a list of about three thousand or so... sigh...

a lot seems awfully familiar, b.t.w.. ;-) keep well :D

Wendy Boucher said...

Thanks for visiting my TT yesterday. I got sick and wasn't able to return all my phone calls (visit those who visited me). So I'm leaving a late hello today. See you next week!

TLC said...

Hey Cheryl!

I am sure my list looks somewhat like that, only I won't stop to be introspective enough to write it.

Nice to see you visiting my T13. How are things?