Sunday, June 1, 2008

Never, ever...

The other day I was blog surfing and came across Boomama's post on twenty things she will never do. Since then I have been walking through my life randomly composing my own "I will never" post. And now, I just can't control myself any longer. So here it is, another idea I stole, shamelessly, from another blog. Just remember my friends, imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery.

I will never:
  1. Have my entire home clean at one time.

  2. Buy another bikini. Chrissy just did, and I love her for it. But I have a map of Georgia in stretch marks across my stomach. A sagging, stretched out, map of Georgia. My bikini days are over.

  3. Understand the appeal of chewing gum. Yuk.

  4. Listen to this song without thinking about skipping high school with Melissa

  5. Be on a reality TV show.

  6. Stop crying at inappropriate places and times. This week it was at the Mexican restaurant in the middle of giving my order. Because I found out someone I knew was moving away. I have given up on trying not to be emotional. It's as much a part of me as cellulite.

  7. Stop worrying about my children.

  8. Say, "Oh, but I already have enough shoes."

  9. Grow tired of hearing my husband call me "beautiful".

  10. Look forward to working out.

  11. Consider sleeping in a tent and peeing outdoors a vacation.

  12. Enjoy playing competitive sports.

  13. Enjoy watching competitive sports (unless one of my kids are playing)

  14. Stop wishing my children would stay small.

  15. Give up chocolate. Ever. No matter the diet. If there's not a place for chocolate, it's not happening.

  16. Say "My birthday? Oh I am not celebrating my birthday this year. Let's just skip it." I love my birthday. And I plan on celebrating each and every one of them unashamedly. Even if I'm turning eighty. We'll just get a bigger cake for all the candles.

  17. Enter a bookstore without getting a little bit high.

  18. Wear clothing with words across my butt.

  19. Really be able to comprehend the depth of God's grace and love and mercy. I believe in these things, but I will never be worthy of them. Theses verses in particular always leave me in awe: For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:11-12)

  20. Say, "I was just so busy today, I forgot to eat."
I am generally a "never say never" kind of person so I wonder which of these things will come back to bite me first.

So, what will you never?


Chrissy said...

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (a day early).

Second, amen on the words across your butt. If only everyone felt the same way.

I also agree on the chocolate one. And the organized sports.

Spice Girl said...


And I'm with you on the words across your butt thing. Like I really want to advertise just how many words can fit across my butt... Tee hee

Gotta GROW with it said...

loved it! and what...a bday! CONGRATS! i especially loved the verse. soaking it up in fact. and i think my other favorite "i never" was the camping one. as that is our vacation plans this summer. i'm with ya girl.

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday!!!

That was a great list. I am with ya on the getting emotional. I am just an emotional person. I've come to accept it now. :)

Lisa writes... said...

Love it! I'm thinking I will have to flatter you (and Boomama) and imitate this as well!

Is it your birthday? Did I miss something? Happy, happy birthday!

Kyla said...

Happy birthday!

I share 1, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19. Especially 11, though, much to Josh's dismay.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday, Joy!

I can relate to much of your list. I do, however, enjoy sleeping in a tent. Peeing outdoors, not so much.

I would copy the idea of this list as well, but that would require too much effort to be creative. The only thing that I can say, without a doubt, that I will never do or buy for my daughters are pants with the words across the butt.

Lori said...

I LOVE THIS LIST!! I could almost cut and paste every single one and apply it to myself. There are only a few I would have to slightly adjust (I do love to play tennis). But it is otherwise perfect for me too!!

Nope, I'll never stop worrying about my kids. Although, I could really use a vacation from it right now.

Oh! I know one! I will NEVER say my kids don't have enough homework!! :)

Amy Wyatt said...

I love this post! In this case, I think you might be fairly safe with the nevers. I have the perfect solution for chocolate on a diet... if you like Hostess chocolate cakes... you know the ones with the chocolate icing and white cream in the middle. They now come in 100 calorie packs. They are how I have been making it through the day :)
Thanks for the prayers for Spencer. We really did have a great time in Niagra Falls, even though it ended on a rough note. And you are right. Sometimes I think God is always trying to teach me about control.

painted maypole said...

this list was awesome.

i actually do have a pair of shorts, which I really only wear to mow the lawn, with words across the butt (even though I detest that) they say:
But believe and repent more boldly still

A martin Luther quote on boxe4r shorts from a youth gathering i chaperoned with my hubby (and where I got preggers with MQ, actually)