Today's Score: To Do List - 137. MJ - 0.

I start every day I have off from work with super high expectations.  These are the affirmations I repeat over and over:  Today is the day I will get the entire house clean at the same time!  Today I will conquer the laundry! Today I will pressure wash the house, defrost the freezer, build a shelf, clean the gutters, etc. etc. etc.  Usually, by about 8:30 a.m., I start mentally crossing things off my list - maybe hanging those pictures can wait.  Maybe if I can just do the towels, whites, and kids' laundry, the darks can wait.  Maybe we can eat peanut butter straight out of the jar for dinner.

But usually, usually, I am at least able to accomplish SOMETHING.  ANYTHING.

And then there are days like today.

The photo above was taken at 4pm, and zj still has on his pjs.  In other news, he has begun randomly yelling "Booyah!" (you know, like the Marines, or Army,  or something) every few minutes.  I don't really know why, and neither does he.  Also, he requested a crabby patty for lunch.  When I told him I didn't know how to make crabby patties, he sighed and said in a voice that can only be described as pure disgust: "Well, SPONGEBOB does."  Apparently Spongebob is a better Mama than I am.

Cj has started solids, and he doesn't really seem too terribly impressed.   As a matter of fact, as I was shoveling the same bite into his mouth for the fourteenth time, he gave me a look that seemed to be asking "Mama, why are you betraying me this way?"  I predicted a picky eater with this one, and early indications are leaning in that direction.

I haven't had a shower today, and I have eaten my weight in Halloween candy.


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  2. I only know Army lingo, but I don't really think booyah is in the military dictionary.
    He might mean "hooha", which means pretty much anything except no...


    With a list like that, you're just setting yourself up for failure.

    Sorry about your day...

    PS -- I didn't say anything bad in the first post. Just trying to fix a typo. I didn't know the whole world would find out I wasn't perfect. Gosh.


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