Lists #25 and #26

This month I’m participating in 30 Days of Lists, an awesome (and cheap!) class and community with a daily list prompt. As I shared here, I’m jumping in towards the end and then will work my way back through the ones I missed. The lists aren’t date specific (which means you can still sign up!), so there’s no worries if you “fall behind”.

List #24: I Am Famous For

List #24 was “I Am Famous For.” I used a real Polaroid that Jake and I overexposed trying to figure out how to use our Polaroid Land Camera. Waste not! I wrote on it with a Smash Stick (by K & Co). It wasn’t drying quite fast enough for me, so I zapped it with a heat embossing gun real quick to speed up the dry time on the ink. (Be careful when you do this; you don’t want to melt the Polaroid! Or maybe you do. That might look cool. Hmmmm.)

List #24: I Am Famous For
List reads:

  • being crafty
  • community organizing
  • writing a novel
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • procrastinating
  • reading crazy amounts
  • Nerd Pride!
  • making messes
  • taking lead

List #25: Title Options for my Autobiography

List #25 was “Title Options for my Autobiography”. This is a list I could have gotten really creative with, but I could also see myself spending hours trying to come up with the most creative titles possible. I decided to skip all that and just write things as they came to mind instead. I thought the list would be redundant if I wrote down things I would entitle my autobiography if I were to write it right now, so I imagined what I would have called it at different life stages.

List #25: Title Options for my Autobiography

  • Repeater (My favorite Fugazi album and the name of my wip novel)
  • Tomboy Feminist Turned Homemaker
  • Adventures from a Fly-Over State
  • I Am the Straight Edge Queen of Hearts (The title of a sonnet I wrote in high school)
  • Memories of Racism and Sexism in Middle America
  • My Kids Are More Awesome Than Yours
  • A Nerd Gets Nostalgic

List #26: Weekday Morning Routine

List #26 was “My Morning Routine”. I changed it a bit to “Weekday Morning Routine, because I realized that weekend mornings have their own (totally different) routine.

List #26: Weekday Morning Routine

The list reads:

  • 6: 20 A.M. The alarm goes off. I’m in charge of SNOOZE.
  • 6:50 A.M. Have pushed SNOOZE several times. Realize Jonas started crying. Rush to wake E up so she won’t miss the bus.
  • 7:00 A.M. I get E’s clothes & toothbrush ready while Jake changes Jonas. I supervise J’s breakfast and make lunches while Jake brushes E’s hair.
  • 7:10 A.M. Everyone’s had breakfast (but me). I’ve had coffee. I check e-mail, E gets on the bus. J&J snuggle.
  • 7:30 A.M. Jake goes to work. Jonas and I snuggle on the couch and watch Netflix in our P.J.s
  • 8:30 A.M. I actually start moving around. I am not a morning person!

Hope you liked these lists! They’ll help you get to know me a bit better, at least :)

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