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

Sunday, 4 August 2013

"Impractical" Things...
#Monday Listicles

Amanda who blogs at Lilahbility suggested this week’s topic “10 Things that are Completely Impractical.” I was very a little confused because I would never, EVER buy anything that was impractical!

Not one to give up I decided to scour the house to see if there was anything, anything at all that could possibly meet the criteria. Sadly…it turns out that everything in our house is useful/necessary.

For example…




1.      8 Golf Bags. 

Apparently we have 9. I missed one. R and I do not own our own bag; J2 has one; we are storing J1’s which leaves ummmmm 7 for G. I am told golf bags are like underwear…you need a different one for each day of the week.












2.      8 Guitars. 

According to J2 all were necessary. Who knew you could play more than one guitar at a time?!?






3.      Picture frames. 

I am prepared for just about any size and shape with the exception of the photos that I want framed. The coloured ones? There are 2 more in the closet. I bought them when the boys were in preschool. Yes they are still in the wrapper. I am still trying to decide on my favourite pics to put in them.


4.      Baseball hats. 

Riley and G are the only ones who always wear baseball hats. I will own up to the pink one and about 3 others in that pile. I could not be bothered to count. There were still more on the top shelf of the closet. For once I am happy I am short.






5.      Seasonal dishes. 

I bought these beauties after Christmas one year for 50% off. It was during my Martha Stewart wannabe stage. Even though they only hold 1 cracker at a time they look amazing in the drawer of the china cabinet.











6.      Candles. 

I like options. I have tealights that burn for 2 hours or 4 hours; votives; tapers; heck…I even have battery operated candles. I am earthquake prepared.






As our hostess Stasha wrote “I struggled to find one in 6 days” which made me feel a whole lot better. Wait. Maybe not. Since I am struggling I will stop at 6 as in 6 things in 1 day. It is summer after all.

Be sure to check out what Stasha’s husband came up with for her list. It is awesome and almost made me go back and start over…almost. 

Have a great week!



26 comments:

  1. Hahaha, those picture frames made me laugh so hard! I can totally relate to that. When I moved house last year I must have given away thirty of them :)

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    1. Those were only the ones that were at arm's length. *sigh* I have such good intentions. ;P

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  2. This is a grat list list. I can totally relate....my hubby has a weird desire to keep pens, hats, and mugs. I want to scream.

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    1. I didn't dare show the display of wait for it...golf balls that my husband has. I guess I should be grateful he agreed to put them up downstairs. ;P

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  3. The accompanying pictures were an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing some seriously good laughs.

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    1. Thank you Wayne. My work is done for the day so I am off to have a nap. :)

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  4. Hahahaha!!! The frames are hilarious, as I have so many of my own. I don't think any are still in the wrapper, though. :)

    Gotta say, the golf bags made me laugh the hardest.

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    1. I obviously need to pay more attention when he comes home from golf. ;P

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  5. I truly believe we are related lol

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  6. I don't doubt you could find something Christmasy to put in those tree dishes on Pinterest for DIY holiday gifts? Who has to know that they were actually hoarded?

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    1. Baaaahaaahaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  7. I have a billion gajillion frames in their original wrapping too! I thought I was the only one. I was always needing one and had to go out to buy it, so I bought a bunch and now when I need one...I got out to buy it.

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    1. Phew...I only have a billion gazillion. ;)

      You are NOT alone...sadly, I go out and buy new ones too. Oish.

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  8. LOL - now that's a lotta picture frames. I must admit I do buy the tea lights like that. I use them though ;-)

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    1. Those frames were only the ones that I could grab easily. Yikes!

      I go through a lot of tea lights too. They don't seem to last as long as before. :(

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    1. Sure. You can laugh. They're not under YOUR stairs. ;P

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  10. OMgoodness.....what a great list. I was cracking up at "my Martha Stewart wannabe stage." I love all the pictures you have accompanying your list. I cannot imagine having 8 golf bags in my garage (or another place). That is a lot!

    Happy Listicles Monday!

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    1. Trust me...I couldn't imagine either. Until I saw them all the other day. Oish.

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  11. such a perfect list! Are those colored frames from Ikea?

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    1. Why yes...yes they are Robbie! Good eyes!! Do you need some??? :)

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  12. I see absolutely nothing wrong with having all those candles!! in fact, I fear you may not have enough. You shall be my partner if the zombie apocalypse hits!
    also, because you have all those golf clubs which I am sure will come in handy too.

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    1. Just make sure you bring the sour patch kids and cheesy summer tunes partner. :)

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  13. #5 totally made me giggle! I used to have some of those, but after the kids broke a few and we had too many kids to even pretend to have a use for them, I donated them. The golf bags are pretty good too!

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    1. You would have reason to have 9 golf bags! Us...not so much. :)

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