Oh Meme, Oh My. ..

I’ve been a bad, bad girl.

I haven’t been keeping up with my memes, which are sort of like mini-homework assignments in the blogging world. So, since I made my daughter begin school on Labor Day (on a holiday?!? why, yes; she must labor!), I will tackle two memes that have been gathering dust in the blogger folder.

This first one is called “The Five Things Meme” (thank you for the tag, Whirlwind).

Name 5 things in your refrigerator:
1. Insulin for Zack, the 15-year-old cat with diabetes;
2. Thyroid medicine for Cally, the 16-year-old cat with hyperthyroidism;
3. Silk Chocolate Soy Milk for Belly, the 6-year-old with a milk allergy;
4. Ticket’s Tapioca Pudding by Echo Farm for me, the 40-year-old with an obsession;
5. Two dozen eggs purchased weekly from a family we know that raises chickens.

Name 5 things in your closet (I’m assuming this means literally):
1. Several non-leather shoes and boots;
This coat I found at Target for under forty bucks. I thought it was tres cute, but worry it may be too “young”. Thoughts?
3. Exercise clothes, silk teddies and ski wear—three things that don’t see much light of day anymore;

4. My engagement ring: a plastic yellow rose that Fairly Odd Father gave to me when he proposed. He actually wasn’t being cheap; I had told him I did not want an engagement ring (and, this was not some head game; I meant it). The ring broke within 24 hours, but he glued it back together and it was eventually woven into my bouquet for our wedding;
5. A piece of driftwood we found while camping at Meat Cove, Nova Scotia. FOF wrote this on it: “Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.”

5 things in your purse or backpack
1. An epi pen, just in case Belly has an allergic reaction to milk;
2. A tiny lucky pendant called “Green Man”; his face has almost worn away after years of banging against my coins;
3. Urban Decay’s XXX Shine Gloss in “Love Junkie”, a color I adore;
4. Dark Chocolate-covered Altoids;
5. This photo of the family, taken 2 years ago:

5 things in your car (it is all about being prepared)
1. Diapers and wipes;
2. Portable Potty (best $20 I’ve ever spent);
3. Changes of clothes for the kids, extra items for Jilly who can’t be ‘wet’;
4. Band aids;
5. Eastern MA street map.

5 things in the world you want to see before you die (I started to get really philosophical about the things I want to see before I die, but I think I’m just supposed to list some cool places I want to visit):
1. The Hawaiian Islands;
2. Iceland;
3. Europe: the whole shebang;
4. The Israel described by Robin here;
5. Australia.


Then, Robin tagged me for a new meme about eight things that drive me crazy.

Doncha Just Hate It When”:

* . . . a car pulls out in front of you, then go v—e—r—y—-v—e—r—y—–s—l—o—w—l—y;

* . . .a request is met with eye rolls and sighs;

* . . .someone walk outs of the room while you’re talking, but still insists, “I’m Listening!”;

* . . .a neighbor’s house or car alarm goes off while they are on vacation;

*. . .a friend blames everything that happens to their child on someone or something else, without even considering that their child could be in the wrong;

*. . .that nice, new, white shirt already has a stain on it—usually front & center;

*. . .a child thinks it is important to wake up several times a night to give you a hug and a kiss, to ask the time, and to tell you her finger hurts;

*. . .after all the kids are finally snapped into their car seats, the car keys disappear. . .again.


  1. Oh, The Joys says

    The white shirt? Story of my life.

  2. Oh wow, I’d forgotten all about that meme. (See, you could have just skipped it.)

    Not only are the teddies in my closet not getting any action, these days even if I did want to put them on they wouldn’t fit even with a crowbar.

    PS Love the picture. You have a beautiful family. Don’t know why I always picture you with darker hair though.

  3. heathersway says

    The coat is very cute and just young enough 🙂

    I love the driftwood too. FOF is a sweet guy.

  4. That coat is gorgeous. And white shirts are stain MAGNETS.
    What is this teddy thing you speak of?

  5. What a cute family!

  6. Sigh. You reminded me that I’ve forgotten to do three memes now.

    The white shirt is also the story of MY life 😉

  7. You’re the meme-master. 🙂

    Love seeing the family photo.


  8. Love the coat! IT’s totally you.

    Love the Family Photo too!

    Oh, and my stains are not limited to WHITE shirts, blue, pink, yellow…. you name it.

  9. Ooh, FOF cleans up pretty nicely. In white, no less.

  10. I love the coat! Don’t hate me (you live in MA and I live in AZ afterall) but I went over to the Target.com site and ordered one myself. It’s adorable! and now only $27.99!
    I can’t stand that thing—they walk out of the room and insist they are still listening. My hubby (main culprit) insists that I’m selfish for wanting him to stay in the same room while I’m talking. Sheesh!

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