Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I Am I Want

I want:

to be thin.

to be published novelist.

to be less ungrateful.

to be less whiny, lazy, crabby.

more sleep.

less laundry.

children who can bathe themselves.

Cold Stone Creamery cake batter ice cream with hot fudge, caramel, and brownies.

the PMS Monster to die.

Fresh sheets on my bed daily, and a maid to put them there.

300+ or more thread-count sheets for the maid to make my bed.

hair that looks perfect every day.

a personal chef who also doubles as a personal trainer.

less migraines. (No migraines!)

to see more movies.

to read more books.

to appreciate my loved ones more.

for Tukey to NOT turn five on Saturday (this one is sooo sad for me!)

to snap my fingers and have my house miraculously be clean.

to think of something great to say.

to touch others' lives.

to contribute to our world.

to make a difference, but not in a Red-Cross volunteering kind of way, although that might be nice.

to give blood every available time again like I used to.

to appreciate that I have laundry to do because we have clothes we can afford.

a vacation.

to be alone.

to get a new mattress.

to be able to eat anything and not have to worry about it migrating straight to my asski.

I Am:

crabby.

lazy.

tired.

bored.

uninspired.

in the mood for chocolate and salty potato chips, or french fries and a vanilla milkshake.

boring myself to tears.

hoping... and here I stop myself, cuz what am I hoping for? I really already have everything I need, mostly everything that I want.

I Need:

to kick myself in the ass.

I Should:

take a shower.

be glad that I power-walked today.

Not have eaten that peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich with cheetos on the side (Okay, and I almost didn't admit that I had some doritos too).

be proud of myself.

stop screwing around on the internet so much.

write my frickin' second novel already.

get more sleep.

have more sex.

drink more wine.

love my children more and more.

cuddle with them each and every night.

clean out their ears.

take them to the park after school.

clean out my closets.

clean up this office.

stop smoking.

quit putting vodka in my water bottle.

Ha, those two were a joke to see if you were even paying attention.

So, for you, pick one of these questions, and without giving it too much thought, tell me the first things that come to your mind on any or all of these I Questions below. I want to know your thoughts on:

I Am.

I Want.

I Should.

I Need.

I Did.

I Didn't.

And now, sing along to Neil Diamond: I AM I SAID!!!!

Peace Out folks, it's bus time - let the afternoon chaos begin.

23 comments:

Allison Winn Scotch said...

Brilliant post, MM! (Particularily the part about the cake batter ice cream.) :)

domestic_valerie said...

I am frustrated.

I want my cats to come home.

I should fold laundry.

I need to get off my butt and exercise.

I did post to my blog.

I didn't forget to love the baby.

Drew Blackstone said...

I am always afraid that I have hurt someone's feelings because I talked before thinking.

I want to get my book published.

I should take down that wasps nest so I can work in the back yard.

I need to care about others more than I care about myself

I did do the laundry.

I didn't do the dishes.

BTW MM, if you did that vodka thing, all this other stuff would't seem so important. :)

Trish said...

"Stop screwing around on the internet"...ouch. Me too.

I am: A decent mother/wife (I think)

I want: more time to myself

I should: exercise more

I need: to get out more

I did: yoga this morning

I didn't: get my "fixed" computer to function normally

Tasra Dawson said...

This was a brilliant post...might have to try something similar on my blog. However, so many of my answers are the same it might be redundant! Also loved your did and did not lists! Thanks for making me feel a little better about my own manic tendencies! ;-)

David Amulet said...

Hi there, it's been a long time but I thought I'd swing by again.

I noticed that just about everything on your "I want" list is completely in your control. You're better off than most people!

-- david

TTQ said...

I did quit putting vodka in my water bottle... (but not before I starting doing it at work)
I did quit looking for whatever it was I was looking for..
I did not quit smoking (I'm a closet smoker, shh)
I did attack a mountain of mail today.
I did help make a difference a few times this month.

Jessica said...

I should clean my room.
I should put the sheets I washed on my bed.
I want to travel the world.

L. McC. said...

I believe there ought to be only one rule on the planet ; DON'T GIVE YOURSELF SHIT.
If you can train your brain to behave like a decent human being, everything else kind of falls into place.
This might sound kind of Pollyanna-ish, but there's this: Nobody's living inside your head except you.
So be nice in there, and whatever's in there'll be nice to you.

Swishy said...

I should stop eating these freaking Hershey toffee coconut things and make my ass work out.

OK, but how funny is it that I was like, "She doesn't smoke!!!" but not "She doesn't put vodka in her water bottle!" LOL.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i commented here yesterday i this..

what is up with blogger? lots of people arent getting all thier comments..

dont remeber what my first comment was, but its not here and i am livid.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

i am with you on some of that.

but you did catch me off guard with the smoking and vodka. I was like, "oh..." and then read the next line and laughed!

violetvirus said...

Haha...so cool!

too many to write here..I might do dat in my blog...=)

cmhl said...

I love that Neil Diamond song!

Working Mom said...

I want my coworker to quit bathing in her fucking perfume :)

the everyday mom said...

Great post. I don't know you, but you made me stop and think , "Huh, I wasn't expecting that." when I read the smoking and vodka thing. Very, very funny. Your next line made me laugh. That was clever.

slackermommy said...

I am in need of a break from motherhood.

I want my husband to not question my chocolate consumption.

I should play with my kids more.

I did fold the laundry today.

Hotwire said...

I Am. stretched too thin.

I Want. to connect with someone.

I Should. be more patient.

I Need. peace.

I Did. fall down three times at the roller rink yestday.

I Didn't. do any crack (HAHA! just thought i'd throw that one in as a joke...)

Jillian said...

Well, I've gotta say that I so appreciate people who are transparent. Sugar coatings are not for me! (And that from a displaced Yankee living in the sugar-coated South for more than 18 years.)

I am desperately in need of my morning coffee.

I want some of the homemade fudge that's sitting downstairs in the fridge.

I should be revising my query instead of visiting interesting blogs.

I need that coffee.

I did finish my second novel.

I didn't get any writing done yesterday.

...

I'm totally with you on the 300 or more thread-count sheets. Lush linens are a fantasy of mine.

starrynite said...

I am: really, really tired.

I want: to lose 7 lbs.

I should: go to bed (see: I am).

I need: to get more motivated.

I did: tidy my whole flat this weekend.

I didn't: do my huge pile of ironing. Oops. I think it's starting to breed!

Good blog, btw :)

Nicola said...

I Am fat
I Want to be slimmer
I Should eat less
I Need some decent fucking support to combat the above
I Did feel like shit when I found out how much I really weigh today
I Didn't exceed my daily points allowance for once!

I was worried when you said 'stop smoking'! I was paying attention, I thought, till I read further, 'Manic doesn't smoke does she?'.

Hope everything is good, bout to go catch up on the even more recent goss to find out...

Hazel said...

I Am living in Ireland

I Want to adopt an orphan.

I Should eat more raw food.

I Need to be alone more.

I Did grow my own and first vegetable garden in the back yard!

I Didn't eat any of the mars bars at my sisters house last night!

Hello from Hazel in NOrthern Ireland who stumbled across your blog when I really should have been sleeping.

Manic Mom said...

Hi Hazel from Ireland! That's so cool that you found me. I'm Irish! I have a Claddaugh tattoo even!

Thanks for stopping by!