1- Laundry—it’s always there. Always. Maybe we need to start walking around naked. It doesn’t have to be every day (maybe just every other).
2- Revising—Yes, I did it all day long, but that doesn’t mean I’m done.
3- Baking—Just think of all those yummy things that I could make if only I could follow the recipe.
4- Going to the Post Office—I’ve got packages just waiting to be sent, but I guess if they’ve waited this long they can wait one more day.
5- Cleaning out the kids’ drawers—How can there be so many clothes crammed in one drawer yet nothing to wear? Do everyone’s kids grow this fast?
6- Writing—not this sort of writing. What about that new middle grade novel?
7- The dishes—you mean you have to put them IN the dishwasher too? And start it??
8- Painting—I told myself I’d paint three little birds a day. How many have I done today? You guessed it: zero.
9- Mopping the kitchen floor—If I wait long enough maybe we can just call all that stuff leftovers and I won’t have to fix dinner.
10- Laundry—Did I mention that it’s never ending?
11- Reading—What about that list of books I want to read? Aren’t I the one always complaining that there’s never enough time to read them all.
12- Rubbing my husband’s back—Actually he doesn’t even like his back rubbed, but I was just hoping that he’d reciprocate.
13- Going to the grocery store—A family can’t live off of cereal alone. You know it’s bad when all that’s left in the refrigerator are condiments, and the containers of leftovers whose origins have long since been forgotten.
14- Exercising—Ha! That was funny that I even wrote that down.
15- Reading the newspaper—Don’t all the really smart people you know read the paper?
16- Weeding—I’m happy that the snow has melted and my flowers do seem to be thriving, but sadly so do the weeds.
17- Mowing the lawn—Yes, I guess I only do it once a year, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do it more.
18- Practicing the Piano—Okay, so I don’t PLAY the piano, but maybe if I started practicing I would.
19- Writing thank you notes—Remember when I said that I wanted to start being considerate? What happened to that idea?
20- Giving the dogs a bath—How can such little creatures get sooooo stinky?
21- Vacuuming—Where do all those itty bitty bits of paper come from?
22- Cleaning under my bed—I’ve lived in my house for over ten years and I think the only time I’ve ever cleaned under my bed was when we moved the furniture in our room. I wonder what’s under there (????).