Thinking in Lists

  1. I’m checking e-mail obsessively these days, waiting for an important bit of news. 
  2. I wonder if we’re really supposed to compost produce that doesn’t naturally grow in the NorthEast. 
  3. At a stoplight yesterday, I thought to myself, “What have I done with my life?” I’m still thinking about the tone in which I meant to think that. 
  4. I’ve been thinking a lot about this quote by Betty Friedan, from The Feminine Mystique: ““The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: ”Is this all?”” 
  5. I live in the honest-to-god country now. 
  6. I am writing this standing up. If I sit down, someone will need something from me. 
  7. I’m planning to stay in my sweats today for as long as possible but we will venture out at some point, don’t worry. 
  8. I am trying out Paleo for a few weeks. It’s hard but not that hard. 
  9. Last night, I sat down with a book that I’m reading for my book group but instead, I got sucked into HouseHunters and Million Dollar Listing. Oops. 
  10. I need my sister to come home already. I’m bored out of my skull and the kids miss their cousins. 

1 thought on “Thinking in Lists”

  1. I love this! Love, love, love!! And I totally get #4 and still struggle with it as a working mom. Some of it I think may have to do with my limited deep connections with others as well as general imbalance in my life. Life is hard!

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