A List of Things that Continue to Defeat Me
1. Laundry. I pride myself on my ability to remove practically any stain. One of my greatest joys is taking an adorable yet stained Gap garage sale dress and baptizing it in my pool of stain removing prowess. Yet I have mounds of dirty laundry the size of igloos. And Steve's "biggest challenge of the day" (he informed me last night) is finding a matching pair of socks. Oh, and last week I came across a bag of clothes that Gwen had puked on coming home from Michigan. At Christmas.
2. Garage sale books. I can NOT stop buying them. We are absolutely and totally out of bookshelf space, yet I continue to buy books for the girls. I just can't pass up something that retails for 12.99 when it will cost me less than a quarter. Plus, it's cheaper than overdue fines from the library. I've paid my fair share of library fines. But I have to stop and GAIN SOME CONTROL! (that's for you Nikki:)
3. Peanut Butter. Maybe it's because it beckons me from the counter beside the toaster. Maybe if I could just put it behind closed cupboard doors. I absolutely adore peanut butter. If there is ever an economic collapse, count on this girl to retain her "wobbly bits." I have it stockpiled in the basement.
4. Coupons. I am a coupon clipping, rebate sending maniac. I've even been known to buy envelopes (containing especially good coupons) on ebay! Coupons have saved me TONS of money (usually by combining them with Walgreen's coupons, but that is for different post). Unfortunately, my purse is overflowing and I've fallen way behind on sorting them into my lil accordion file. Which makes them useless unless I spend an hour at the checkout counter trying to sort thru them all. I actually started cleaning out my purse a couple days ago and came across a $10 off your next purchase, Free Milk with next purchase, AND 2 free movie ticket downloads all from Cub. And they were expired. AAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!
5. Gwen's hair. My youngest daughter has been blessed with a thick full head of hair. From birth. And it defeats me on an hourly basis. I wash it daily....hoping the squeaky clean smell might help make up for my serious hairstyling deficit. I have the most luck with a single barrette holding her hair out of her eyes. She has so much that the ponytails just won't stay put. She sported her first little braid last week. Steve did it.
6. Our family minivan. This is where another picture would be worth a thousand words. Just use your imagination. And multiply that by 16:(