Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Monday, 11 June 2012

"Things that make you go Hmmm..."
#Monday Listicles

I must admit I had a heck of a time trying to come up with a list for this week’s topic by Ellen and Erin over at Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms. It was picked based on a song from the 1990’s “Things that make you go hmmmmmmm”.  I had never heard of the song and after I played it (against their advice) not only could I not get it out of my head but my pea-sized, menopausal brain was very confused?!?!?  Oi-vay. 

I decided I would either have to feign sickness, admit to failure or wait until other people posted their lists and then try and come up with some of my own ideas. The second excuse was not going to be an option since apparently, I have been told by certain family members, I have a slightly "competitive" nature.  Losers.  Baahaa! Anyways here’s my attempt at “Things that make you go hmmmmm” (aka WTF from my perspective):

1.      Saran wrap/Resinite is clear but when you ball it up…it’s blue!?!
2.     Cobwebs and dirty windows are only visible when you have company.
3.      G looking for a bottle of Coke in the fridge and asking “What does it look like?”  REALLY!!!
4.      People who request their latte’s to be a certain temperature…yah like the baristas really have a thermometer that precise.
5.      Thinking you can pop out for a quick errand without having a shower/washing your face doing your hair/makeup because surely you won’t run into anybody you know! Yup almost happened last night…thankfully I put some gel in my hair and pencilled in my eyebrows.
6.      Down to the last few rolls of toilet paper and it’s not on sale ANYWHERE!

Of course a couple of autism-related ones. These are not uncommon traits of autism yet after all these years I still go hmmmmm…

7.      Riley’s ability to do jigsaw puzzles line by line, across or up and down after about 6 tries.
8.      Riley’s ability to memorize the playlists of all 5 Classic Disney CD’s (25 songs on each CD). He could tell you the song by volume and number and vice versa. Have I mentioned he likes all things Disney?
9.      Riley’s ability to make me appreciate the little things in life.


Finally and probably the ONLY item slightly related to the topic:






10. This 1.14l  bottle of Bailey’s that G brought back for me after his weekend away golfing.  Hmmmmm…just saying *wink*







Don't forget to pop over to Stasha’s blog to read more Monday Listicles!

40 comments:

  1. Bailey's is my favorite drink, this bottle is too big not to share!!
    The temperature latte people WTF!! Great list.

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    1. Not to worry...gonna be sharing the Bailey's with some gal pals on a weekend getaway this summer. Whoo-hoo!!! =D

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  2. You're so right about running into people - the worse I look, the more people I'm sure to see. :) Great list!

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    1. And it's usually someone you haven't seen in over 10 years! *sigh* :D

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  3. I don't think there needs to be a "hmm" with number 10, more so a "YIPPPEEE! HOORAY!"

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  4. Children with Autism are truly amazing in their skills. Liam has the entire Cars movie memorized but can not remember where he put his shoes.

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    1. Haahaaa...same with Riley. He recited "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" for his English class in grade 8. I however can't remember what I opened the fridge for?!?!

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  5. Visiting from "listicles"...having a similar menopausal pea-sized brain I can totally relate! haha. I can also relate to the teen looking for a coke and not knowing what it looks like....I have gone thru that 3 times....one is 27 and STILL doesn't know what the dang bottle looks like :)

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    1. Not to sound discouraging but the G who is still doing this is my husband. 27 doesn't look so bad now does it?!? LOL!

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  6. Wait. . .you mean you're supposed to buy more toilet paper BEFORE you actually run out? I usually end up scraping by (bad pun not intended) with tissues or McDonald's napkins for a few days before I can actually get to CVS.

    Hmmmmmmm. . . .

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    1. Most people probably aren't as anal (bad pun intended) as I am. It's that "competitive" thing...hate buying any necessities at full price! Oish.

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    2. You two have the best puns.

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    3. Haaahaaa...you shouldn't encourage me. Could get very ugly and fast! =D

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  7. You nailed it! Winner, winner chicken dinner! ;) And about the cobwebs, I know right! Ellen

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    1. YEA!!! Thanks Ellen! I guess I should only entertain in the winter months when it's dark out. Haaahaaa.

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  8. I hate it when something I need isn't on sale. And Bailieys? YUM!

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    1. And another thing...all brands are on sale at the same time and then nothing!!! Geeez. As my mother would say...they know what they're doing. HA!

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  9. #6 really annoys me - I only want to buy toilet paper when it's on sale, but never before I run out. Sometimes that's a problem. Because we kind of have to have it :)

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    1. Haahaaa...yes that would definitely is a problem. I start to sweat if any of the bathrooms have less than 2 rolls! Eeep. Must be a girl thing. :)

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  10. Dust is only visible when company is over at my house too! Weird...

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    1. Obviously something to do with having company. They must bring it with them!!! Yah...that's it! Let's blame it on the company. =D

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  11. I think I'm going to have to work on Irishmamn to bring me Baileys...I think every day after work would be good ;D

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    1. Absolutely and twice a day on weekends! ;P

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  12. Oh it never fails- the worse I look, the more people I see that I know. It's some kind of Murphy's Law that haunts me. And now I want Bailey's. Hah! Great list.

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    1. Haunts me too! Never happens when I'm feeling great...not that THAT happens very often. Baahaa!

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  13. I don't think I ever looked that closely at saran wrap. Now I'm going to have to.

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    1. Eeep...why am I suddenly doubting myself?!?!? Hopefully they haven't changed it since I last balled up a piece. =D

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  14. If I go out unpretty, somehow it reflects on my husband. What's that about?

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    1. Same goes for a messy house or gift-giving. Haaallooooo!!!

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  15. The temp on the latte? And at our house, it's the clean laundry waiting to be folded on the dining room table that is completely invisible till someone knocks on our door. I'm also completely unidentifible half the time I go out with no makeup. Enjoyed reading. :)

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    1. Glad to hear your dining room table is used for everything except eating as well! HA! It's the dumping zone in our house.

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    1. FYI...deleted duplicate comment so not to worry you didn't miss anything obscene. ;P

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  17. I think the saranwrap turns blue because it's probably toxic. (-:
    Great list of 10!

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    1. You're probably right. :( It only took how many years before they warned us not to microwave with saran??? Oish.

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  18. #5 is inevitable for me. Love your list!

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    1. Like Delilah above says..."Murphy's Law". So not fair.

      Thanks for reading Donna!

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  19. Bailey's?
    if the coffee is brewing...I am on my way :)

    we can tackle that mysterious blue saran wrap riddle - but I don't do windows. sorry. :)

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    1. Rats! Oh well, after the Bailey's...who cares about the windows??? Baaahaaa!

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