Monday, July 9, 2012

Things to Miss and Those Not Worth It

Monday and I'm back on the listicle crazy train. 

This listicle was suggested by Deborah and inspired by Nora Ephron’s list THINGS SHE WILL MISS AND WHAT SHE WON’T. Thank you Mannahatta Mamma for a great idea.

Things I Won't Miss

  • alarm clocks
  • folding laundry
  • library due dates
  • Fox News
  • watermelon
  • sunburn
  • Spanx
  • gyno appointments
  • the current state of pop music
  • the Kardashians
  • cleaning 
  • credit card balances
  • bathing suit shopping
  • migraines
  • phone calls, emails, and texts
  • sleep deprivation 
  • stupid people
  • stupid people who are parents
  • stupid people who are parents whose children interact with my children
  • wait time
  • body image 
  • potty training
  • infomericals

Things I Will Miss

  • smiles
  • morning cuddles
  • Pearl Jam
  • swims in the ocean
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • "Mommy, I love you."
  • dinner out here, or here or here or even here
  • pedicures
  • the smell of lilacs in the spring
  • everything bagels with cream cheese
  • a good haircut
  • Mo's confidence
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream 
  • birthday party planning
  • the black lines on the bottom of a swimming pool
  • December 23
  • good pizza
  • the city of Philadelphia 
  • Maeve's budding musical aptitude
  • cool nights on the front porch with a beer, good conversation,  and Bry
  • laughter
  • avocados
  • Halloween costumes
  • Doop!
  • Wawa

What would you miss when your gone? What would you be glad to forget? Link up: 


  1. migraines - yes, banish them!
    along with the News...they seem to go together.

    love the smell of my lilac bush. and turkey dinner cooking. and who could forget really good pizza.
    gawd, I'm starving suddenly.

    1. Yes...of course I've got a lot of food on my list!

  2. Great list. Love your "black lines on the bottom of swimming pools." But why are you hating on watermelon and Spanx? I kinda love them both, but now that I think about it, I'm not "in love" with them, so maybe it's time for us all to move on. :) Ellen

    1. I love what Spanx do for me, but pulling those up and having to pee in them, I hate!

  3. I hate watermelon too! I thought I was the only one;)

    This makes me like you even more.

    1. Oh Bridget we can be BFF with our mutual hate for watermelon!

    2. I really thought you were the only one Jackie. Who knew?!

  4. I am so with you on Fox News and the Kardashians. Can we get them off the air already?!?!

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  6. I spent most of my life despising watermelon and then 2 years ago I gave it another whirl and yum.

    stupid people who parent are horrific...

    1. I've tried Robbie with the watermelon. I just can't stomach it.

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    1. I knew I liked you for a reason Jen!

  8. Oh! I didn't think of alarm clocks! That is a good one :)


  9. Dining out and pedicures...Yes *sigh*!

  10. Wow - you nailed these lists! I LOVE it when my lilacs fragrance the spring air! And stupid people and infomercials will not be missed by me either.

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  12. Life would not be worth living without WAWA!!!! :)

  13. "stupid people who are parents whose children interact with my children"- agreed! And now I want some chocolate fudge brownie ice cream :)

  14. I knew WAWA would make the cut :) love these two lists Jackie.

  15. Great lists. I would miss ice-cream and the kids too..certainly won't miss laundry and potty training also.. really dislike doing that.

  16. Nights on the front porch and Halloween costumes. Halloween in general (not the psycho creepy stuff) but the pumpkin carving,etc. That is wonderful. And laundry. How did laundry not make my list?

  17. Great lists! I'm totally with you on alarm clocks, body image, avacados...well all the food items. :)

    So not to beat this to death, but what is it about watermelon you don't like? Just curious. :)

  18. I love your list!!! And, I'm sad she is gone. *snif* But, I think your list and my list could be almost identical. I LOATHE Fox News. I mean LOATHE it. :) Everything on that list! And... I can SO (I think) answer the watermellon question. It is messy. You try to eat it and it runs down your arms and you never can get it quite right. Plus, it tastes like - nothing. Really... just water and a splash of flavor. Totally NOT worth the mess. (nachos... on the other hand - worth the mess.)

  19. Yes, ice cream. YUM.

    I too, loathe stupid people!


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