Sixteen Random Thoughts From the Past Six Days

1.  There are many kind people in this world.

2.  Katie has astonishingly bad morning breath.

3.  Sharing a hotel bed with a three-year-old child is equal parts bad idea and effective means of torture.

4.  You can, in fact, get sick of eating out.

5.  Katie has consumed a steady supply of high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil over the past six days.

6.  I don’t handle death well.

7.  You probably can’t run out of tears. I’ve tested this out this week.

8.  Three cups of coffee each morning is my new minimum.

9.  Babies don’t always smell good.

10.  Craig and I need a will.

11.  Never travel without nail clippers when you have children.

12.  Always overpack.

13.  I am eternally grateful that my grandmother insisted that she teach me how to wash my panties in the sink.

14.  I’m not young anymore.

15.  Pack way more diapers than you think you could possibly use.

16.  Hotels are the perfect place for Play Doh.


  1. KLZ

    Three of those things I really needed to use.

    David and I made a will on for $69. The richest people I know who have access to and can afford to pay many lawyers also used LegalZoom so I trust it will hold up.

  2. Peggy

    I read your "So much to say" blog before reading this, and I'm kind of glad. I needed a good laugh. I agree with, and can relate to, so many of these random thoughts. I have to say #3 & #13 made me laugh.
    Take care. Thinking of you all. You are in our prayers.

  3. Nichole

    Thank you so much for this information–I will be using it soon.

    Making a will has been something that we have had on our to do list for far too long.

    It has been too easy for us to think that we have all the time in the world. I'm not sure we'll ever think that way again.

  4. Nichole

    I distinctly remember Grammy S. showing me, step by step, how to wash my underpants. I would roll my eyes and play along to make her happy.

    But, I was certain that I would NEVER have to actually hand wash my clothes!

    She's a wise one. :)

  5. Kat

    I certainly agree with #10 :)
    I never realized how important this is in todays century. You have to be careful though and be thorough with all of your assets, down to the nitty-gritty. I have got to make an appointment since I have remarried and need to make a hefty change. It's a tedious task, but I'd be glad to sit down for long hours just to get this task done :)

    I'm with you on the 'washing of under-pants' :) It's soulful and catastrophic, but enjoyable. thanks for a great laugh!

  6. Megan (Best of Fates

    My great-grandmother had a saying that "if you panties fall off in the middle of the street, just keep on walking and pretend like they're not yours."

    Your post reminded me of that.

  7. Jennifer

    So candid and beautiful! You never can run out of tears…believe me, I know how to cry and I never have.

    God bless!

  8. Alex@LateEnough

    I totally get sick of eating out. But it takes A LOT of meals to get there. And I'm always willing to try again JUST IN CASE.

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