1. ...you cannot live without.
Because I'm excluding people from the description of "things," I'm going to say:
(a) My Samsung Galaxy S5, to which I am joined at the hip,
(b) The Interwebs, without which I'd have to actually do stuff. I mean, though! And,
(c) Travel and adventure. I do love change, and that includes a frequent change of scenery. I have Le Wanderlust.
2. ...you CAN live without, but cannot seem to part with.
(a) Diet Coke, I must reluctantly admit again;
(b) Chocolate (in very small quantities nowadays); and,
(c) More yarn than I'll ever be able to knit into a very useful thing.
3. ...you wish to accomplish this COMING week.
(a) Get all the laundry put away. Y'all, we have SO MUCH CLOTHES, I have stuff not put away that doesn't even fit my kids anymore. And two of them barely even grow. I must tame this beast!
(b) Get Sophia and Chloë's bedroom clean, because Sophie's turning 10 next week, and her birthday surprise depends on their room being clean! And,
(c) Do the taxes, because that refund has been spent eleventeen different ways in my head, and I really oughtta, you know, ensure we get it.
4. ...you have accomplished this PAST week.
Anyone with kids (or a husband) can totes relate to that ^^^, amIright? Anyway...
(a) I did all the dishes. More than once. It wasn't as big a job as the laundry, but nearly so;
(b) I brought Hubs and the other patients on his ward treats every single day I visited, including: TONS of magazines of all different genres to read, four dozen Krispy Kreme donuts (I checked; no diabetics there), and a whole batch of chocolate chip cookies. They LOVED me. I was asked multiple times to please bring more cookies, and someone even asked me to mend his pants! That cracks me up; and,
(c) I sucked it up, buttercup, and admitted I needed help. Hey, this is a huge feat for me.
5. ...on your holiday (or non-holiday) 'wish list.'
(a) Yarn, yarn, yarn... but not the cheapy acrylic stuff. I'm allergic to that, and I don't just mean that because I hate the squeaky, scratchy, plasticky nature of it. I want the good stuff, man;
(b) A new bed. The whole kit 'n' kaboodle. Our mattress is crap, our frame is crappier, and we have no box springs. I would LOVE a nice, new beddy-bye;
(c) A new couch. I don't care if this is secondhand, but because Hubs does, I haven't gotten a used one on the cheap yet. The kids like to flop down HARD on the cushions when they're fixin' to chill, and the frame just completely gave up the ghost recently. The whole thing slants forward badly. What a mess!
6. ...you would like to change about yourself.
(a) I would like to improve my bottom-of-the-barrel-scraping self-esteem. I'm no longer in a place where every little thing that goes wrong has me wanting to kill myself, which is aMAZing for me, but it would only take a day or two of missing my meds to feel that way again. And yes, this is closely related to my self-image;
(b) In conjunction with that, being manic-depressive. Officially, I am diagnosed as Bipolar I with Psychosis, which is as non-awesome an affliction as it sounds like if you were to actually Google that. And no, that does not mean I'm going to chop you (or anyone else) up with an axe; and,
(c) I'd like to be less selfish. I try and try and try to do things for the good of my husband, my kids, society in general, the planet, etc., but I so frequently fail to take my own self out of the equation. I'm very self-absorbed, I must say. :\
7. ...you like about yourself.
(a) I'm freakin' hilarious (but you have to get to know me for that to come out);
(b) I'm smarter than it sounds like when I speak (because I talk a lot like Yoda on Speed); and,
(c) I give a shit. About everything. I mean, I really, really do.
8. ...you should be doing right now instead of what you ARE doing.
(a) Did someone mention the laundry?!!!
(b) It's 6:11 AM currently on Sunday morning. I woke up at 2:30 AM or so and knew I would never get back to sleep, but Easter or no, that's what I should be doing.
(c) *Ahem* TAXES *ahem*
9. ...in your life that could use a little more organization.
(a) My schedule;
(b) My desk; and,
(c) My MIND. Oh, hell yes to that lastie!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Easter!