Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Recycled List

While the guys are working on my windows and the rest of the house, I feel like I'm not getting much accomplished.  All the furniture is moved around so that they can get to the windows.  There's no point trying to clean the house - not until all the dust and mess-making is finished.  I couldn't get into the kitchen until after they installed the kitchen window.  And, there was some stuff I was wanting to do in the basement, but that's not possible now.

So, instead, I'm writing a few posts, and I started going through some old magazines trying to get them out of here.  While I have a hard time keeping up with email and blog posts in my reader, at least those don't take up space in my house!  Magazine subscriptions are a whole different story.  I keep those around hoping to find time to read them, but I just never get to it.  So, now I'm just flipping through as quickly as I can and ripping out the stuff that looks interesting - recipes, articles, lists of the top ten diet pills, exercises, etc.  I'm also finding coupons that I should have cut out ages ago, because they're all expired.

Here's a list I ripped out:
12 things in life never to take for granted
  1. Your right to vote!
  2. Any random morning you wake up happy and actually rested.
  3. Love, even if it's coming from your parents.
  4. Your body right now (whatever it weighs).
  5. Male upper-body strength.  We're feminists too, but that couch ain't gonna move itself.
  6. The bliss of vacation sex.  Never conk out early on a hotel bed!
  7. The invitation's RSVP line.  They're asking nicely - and in French! - so répondez-vous.
  8. Your digital photos!  Save 'em all!
  9. Every day you don't need to call tech support 10 time zones away.
  10. That they will always make your favorite bra.  Buy four.
  11. Your fertile year (sorry, it's un-P.C. to say so, but it's true!).
  12. The great guy who never takes you for granted.

And now that I've read and shared that, I can recycle it with the rest!  Yeah, some of that list made sense, others not so much.  It's not a bad thing to think about though.  What things in your life should you never take for granted?


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