5.19.2011

Three for Thursday


Three things that kept me from getting this post up in any kind of a timely manner:
1. An overflowing toilet full of...stuff.
2. An utterly pathetic workout constantly interrupted by 4 children.
3. The black hole my brain is every time I sit down at the computer.

Three home improvement projects: (once we FINALLY buy this house)
1. Paint a wall...or two or four. And get those dang picture frames hung up.
2. Figure out a way to construct some gardening boxes up on our hillside of a yard.
3. Tear off the 70's style Haun's Mill mural wall paper that covers an entire wall in our basement.

Three favorite songs:
1. "Dream" Priscilla Ahn
2. "Come What May" Moulin Rouge soundtrack
3. "If You're Not the One" Daniel Bedingfield ("Our" song)

Three dreadful things I’m really not looking forward to in the near future:
1. Returning the new cell phone that is too complicated for my own good.
2. Trying to think of something to make for dinner other than cold cereal.
3. Folding that mountain of laundry looming on the couch.

Three most surprising things about giving birth for the first time:
1. My babies look like little wrinkly old men
2. Epidurals don't always "take"
3. All the leaking afterwards. Leaking from...everywhere. No one told me about the leaking.

Three easy recipes:
1. Recipe for Disaster: Take 1 two year old. Add 1 toilet. Toss in one potty training accident, a package of wipes flushed down the toilet by the two year old, and one prayer that the water will please stop rising. Garnish with a few colorful words and serve to husband when he gets home from work.

2. Easy Chicken Burritos: Buy one rotisserie chicken from Costco. Strip meat from bones and shred. Mix shredded cheese and salsa with chicken. Place tortilla on plate. Top with chicken mixture. Microwave for 2 minutes. Wrap up tortilla and eat. Use a wheat tortilla and add black beans and diced tomatoes when feeling particularly healthy.

3. Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup: Put 4-5 chicken breasts in large pot along with roughly cut onions, celery, carrots, salt and pepper. Cover with water. Bring to boil and lower temperature to simmer. Simmer for half hour. Take chicken breasts out and cut up. Add back to pot. Bring water back to boil. Add chicken bouillon to taste. Add bag of frozen egg noodles. Boil 20 minutes. Serve.

(Poop and food in one answer...Classy.)

Three really totally awesome things I did today that make me a Super Mom/Super Woman:
1. Did not kill children
2. Prayed for patience
3. Set aside everything else to hold two year old and tell her I love her. Even if she does push me to the point of big, soppy, wet tears of frustration.

Three things I never leave home without:
1. My head. Well...that's debatable.
2. Children
3. A list

Three favorite movies pre-1970:
1. The Court Jester
2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
3. The Ten Commandments

Three best skills:
1. Crazy-mad number memory/recall skills (Just call me Rain Woman)
2. word games goddess
3. Tootsie roll molding

Three awkward happenings on the honeymoon:
1. When I got felt up in the hotel swimming pool by a bunch of pre-teen boys playing Marco Polo instead of by my husband who chose to snooze on the lounge chair pool side instead of swimming laps with me.

2. Returning to my parents' house the morning after (wink, wink) for our wedding gifts and my sister swinging open the front door only to greet me with a condemning "Hello, Non-Virgin".

3. When I stepped out of the bathroom wearing nothing but a floor length, high neck, flannel granny nightgown. In my head it was going to get a huge laugh. Not so much.

Three pictures:

I found a series of pictures on the camera from one of my budding photographers. Here's one of about 20.



Dee walked in the house from school and whipped open his shirt to show me the paper his teacher had pinned on him for the day. It's a good system, but it just strikes me as ridiculously funny that my son is a paper mule. Paper held on by a sharp pointy object no less.



Our first Bountiful Basket goodies!



Happy Thursday! And remember to link up below by Sunday to be eligible for the random drawing!

Psst...Didn't get it done by Thursday? No problem! Four for Friday works for me.

13 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

I knew you must be having a bad morning if 3 for T was taking so long. Sorry. The first time wipes backed up OUR toilet, *I* was the one who put them in there. I didn't know they weren't flushable!

You have a mural of Haun's Mill? Wow. I would've gone with Emma crossing the Mississippi, or building the Nauvoo temple, or even Carthage Jail over Haun's Mill.

LOVE Come What May. I sang it at my SIL/BFF's wedding. I should've added it to my list. And I will link, but you have to promise to draw winners from a hat if decide to award prizes. Because #1 never wins. :o)

Jeremy, Lana, Brenna and Mason said...

I am getting my first bountiful basket this Saturday! I am excited and a tiny bit nervous!

Jodi said...

I am happy to hear I'm not the only mom who's been serving cold cereal as a staple for more than just breakfast! My favorite part about it is that they can get it themselves and I don't have to drag my big pregnant self off the couch - whoo hoo! And I can really feel good about myself because I only buy cereal like Life, Chex, Cheerios, Kix etc. Those are all healthy, right?!:)

I laughed about the leaking - no one ever mentions the leaking! Or the 12 step program you have to go through every time you use the bathroom for weeks after!

Radel said...

Love your list!!! I've been excited all day to link up! :) Hope your day gets better. And don't feel bad about the cold cereal, it is one of my main easy dishes!!!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Your honeymoon stuff is freaking awesome! :)

MiMi said...

LOVE the recipe for disaster!!
And the leaking. Oh dear, the leaking!
Word games...you happen to play WordFeud???

MiMi said...

Also. The honeymoon stuff. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!

Creating Sarah said...

I loved this one! So many things to comment on!

First, sorry about the toilet full of stuff. That is one of the many reasons I have been putting off potty training.

Your favorite songs, awesome. I can't believe I forgot to put Our song on mine!

I wanted to put something about epidurals not working, but I couldn't think of a nice/non-scary way to word it. Well done.

Your movies rock. Your honeymoon stuff made me laugh! I love the nightgown idea. I thought about getting some footy pajamas.

My curiousity about Bountiful Baskets is officially peaked. I'm going to go check them out.

I've got some ideas. I'll send them your way.

Amy said...

Aaaaah! So much to comment on, and I don't want to be a novelist commenter. Bountiful Baskets. Awesome. How come you got artichokes. I feel gyped. Paper mule. Hahaha! Felt up by pre-teens. Awkward. Everything else :)

Missy0327 said...

My favorite was "Hello, Non-virgin". Hahahaha!! I understand being raised LDS, but as I didn't follow that I was pregnant on mine. See my Three for Thursday. :)

Katy said...

Oh man - Non-virgin totally left me rolling. I had a whole set of roommates who vowed to not lose their virginity on their wedding nights, but the next morning. They all did. I guess my inability to follow their leads had something to do with me getting pregnant the week after we were married......

Debra said...

I love the Court Jester! That paper mule picture is cracking me up! Yes, the leaking, no one told me about that either.

Katy said...

Evelyn, I have a 3 for Th prompt that I think would be a great networking tool. If you made it a weekly thing (like the 3 photos) you could link to 3 fun blogs to follow. I want to read the blogs of all the women you network with and would love it if I could add three every week.

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