A Thursday Goodie Bag

June 24, 2010 at 9:23 am 8 comments

My thoughts are all over the place today so I’m just going to throw a few things out there. A random assortment of fun facts. A goodie bag, if you will. Not to be confused with Seven Quick Takes which happens tomorrow.

-This morning we dropped our car off at Brake Check to get some routine work done. I got out of the car and started walking towards the door. The lady came out with her clip board and stood under the awning (I googled… that’s actually how you spell it). She started to ask me questions about the car. I thought it could be a nice gesture to meet customers outside if it weren’t for the fact that IT WAS RAINING. So there she was standing under the awning without a drop of water on her while I was left out in the elements. “I’m sorry. Could we maybe go inside or something? It’s raining.” She looked. (Why do you have to look?) “Oh! Sure.” (For the record, she was really nice. Stephen and I even commented about how much nicer they are than Firestone.)

-My mom needed me to stop at Target on the way home the other day to pick up her sunglasses from the Optical area. She currently is missing the earpiece on her sunglasses. It looks really cool. The following is a text conversation:

Mom: I appreciate you picking them up for me! Now I won’t have getto glasses!
Chelsea: Can you please tell Lindsay that you just misspelled “ghetto”? I need her to laugh with me about this.
Lindsay (from Mom’s phone): BAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! Oh how I love our “getto” mother!

-I have plans to sit on the beach this weekend and I’ve decided to read some chick lit. I need a break from baby books. Not that I’ve read so many of them or anything… I’ve read one and two halves. But I need a break from baby stuff. It’s all I think about, it’s all I talk about, it’s all people want to talk about with me. For the most part, I don’t mind. I like talking about it. But this conversation gets old: “When are you due? Oh! Do you know if you’re having a boy or girl? Neat! What’s his name? Hmm, that’s interesting.”

-Last night I stubbed my toe and broke the heck out of my toenail. So now I’ll be the very pregnant girl on the beach with the nasty toenails. And you know how I feel about nasty toenails!

-I go in phases with my breakfast. For months I was having a homemade breakfast taco each morning. Then I went to cereal in a cup on the way to work (we carpool). Then Sara Lee Everything Bagels with cream cheese. Then toast with peanut butter. This week it’s all about toast with Nutella, covered in fresh strawberries. I couldn’t be happier. (Except when I finish that last bite and wish I had about 17 more pieces of toast.)

-I made another dinner on Monday night that made me gag. If you’re keeping count, that’s only 3 dinners. But the good news is that I found the common denominator. Cumin. I’ve never been a huge fan of cumin since it’s SO strong. And apparently Jansen hates it! So I made a nice healthy dinner that I couldn’t eat and now Stephen has been having it for lunch every day.

I should stop now or else I’ll have 7 fun facts and you might get confused and think it’s Friday. It’s not, it’s only Thursday. But have a wonderful Thursday and if it’s raining in your neck of the woods, avoid Brake Check.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kristen  |  June 24, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Getto……………… you gotta LOVE moms!!

  • 2. Faith  |  June 24, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Oh I did the whole toe thing the other day, except it was at Old Navy and my toe was bleeding everywhere. Yeah. It was fun.

  • 3. Nora  |  June 24, 2010 at 11:03 am

    So jealous that you have a beach nearby. so. so. jealous. Please enjoy it for me.

  • 4. Jessica  |  June 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    My friend Scott stubbed his toe and broke his toenail too yesterday. How random.

    I’m ridiculously amused that your mom even uses the word ghetto. My mom always tells me not to say that and I say “but mom, we live in the ghetto” and she let’s it slide. I think it’s mostly because I just say “ghetto-rigged”.

    I love how everyone’s posts today are just random thoughts. It must be that kind of Thursday.

    And last but not least, I’m very jealous of the rain y’all have been getting. It’s starting to get cloudy here, so I’m hoping we’ll get some rain too. It’s been too hot this week!

  • 5. Katherine  |  June 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Good idea to read something other than baby books. Once Baby Jansen is here, it will be all baby, all the time! I definitely recommend taking a good book to the hospital (and I don’t mean a good baby book!). I read one of the Harry Potter books when my 2nd daughter was born.

    Love your Mom’s “getto.” My Mom once told my sisters about this new salsa she had found and really liked – pronounced “paw-chay.” My sisters said they had never heard of it, so Mom produced the bottle. Lo & behold, it was Pace!

  • 6. zburrows  |  June 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Your momma is adorable.

    I love cumin.

    i am hungry ALL the time.

  • 7. rachel  |  June 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Since you posted about Nutella and strawberries it is all I can think about trying. Except we don’t have Nutella. And our strawberries are destined for jam.

  • 8. Mama Fuss  |  June 25, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I am the type of person who has always carried a book with me so that any free moment can be spent reading. (When I was 23 I went to a wedding and ran into an old high school friend at the reception. She asked if I had a book in my purse because that was one of those quirky things she remembered about me from high school – I did.) And I was all about the baby books during my 1st pregnancy, and I enjoyed them. But then I couldn’t pick up a fiction book for the first 3 months of her life (which completely depressed me) so I really regretted not reading more fiction during the pregnancy.

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