Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #15

Sorry, once again I waited until the last minute to do my Thursday Thirteen. One of these days I'll do some great post with lots of effort involved and subjects you really care about. This is, sadly, not one of those times.

Thirteen Things I wish I knew how to do.

1. Sew - All those cute fabrics in the Wal-mart craft department. Don't all good mommies know how to make lovely dresses and outfits for their children? Around here they sure do. I had to have my mother-in-law and my aunt help me hem a plain bedsheet to make a curtain. pa-the-tic!
2. Cook and Bake - I also wish I really enjoyed cooking, besides just needing to know how to do it. I love eating other people's cooking, but I just don't really get a big thrill from cooking. Part of that is because I'm not very good at it. For my families sake, I hope I figure it out someday.
3. Knit - Think of all the uncomfortable little outfits my children missed out on as infants! And even now, it would be so cool to be able to make them little sweaters.
4. Clean - Yeah, don't get me started. I know, I'm sitting here blogging when I could be cleaning right now. Ugh.
5. Prioritize - As mentioned above, I would rather do things like blogging and reading a good book than cleaning or cooking.
6. Take Pictures - In the last post I bemoaned this lack in my life. I'm going to keep trying, since my kids will keep doing cute stuff, so maybe I'll get better at this. I've always been pretty terrible though. Ask my mom.
7. Match - I have little or no sense of style. Never have. Again, ask my mom. I still dress like a preschooler who is just learning to pick out an outfit. When I lived in the dorm in high school, I had to ask all the freshmen if I matched, even when I was a senior.
8. Write - I don't mean string words together. I mean actual handwriting. My handwriting looks like a spaced-out junior high boy's writing.
9. Math - My husband is an engineer-math whiz. Lets just say I really hope my kids get his math genes and not mine. I finally made an A in a math class, College Algebra, only because he was coaching my through every single homework assignment and I spent hours every week in the Math Learning Resource Center.
10. Play the Piano - I had lessons as a kid, but I still sound like a third grader when I play. Come to think of it, I still write like a third grader too. Maybe they're connected. Nope. That won't work. My brother still writes like a first-grader, but his playing is beautiful.
11. Decorate - See number 7. This applies to my home as well as my person. Our home is still decorated in what I call "Early-Garage-Sale-Modern".
12. Woodworking - I love looking at those "Make Your Own Furninture" books and imagining that I can make them for my house. Sadly, the sound and feel of sandpaper on wood is enough to flip me over the edge. I'm not kidding. It feels like my teeth are going to fall out.
13. Complain - Oh wait, it looks like I've got this one down already.

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Anonymous said...

You know maybe handwriting is hereditary...your dad doesn't have the best either :)
I also think we are harder on ourselves than others tend to be, with things we want to be better at. You're a wonderful person and a great mommy!
Michelle :)

Attolia said...

My handwriting is lousy too. But it takes time to make pretty letters...much more efficient and practical to scribble. :)

Remember what our house is decorated in? The hippie-yellow kitchen and the funky green bathroom? Of course, Mother has been lamenting both of those things for years. :P

Jason h said...

Going to Cali this weekend!! We're you the one asking me about the government grants website? Here it is..Here ya go..

Babystepper said...

It's not me who wanted that information, actually. I hope whoever did gets it.

JAM said...

Aw now, don't be that way. Well, yeah, go ahead, I complain about stuff I can't do either.

I'm a really good cook, I just hate to cook though. I love to eat, so eventually I get up and cook. I'm not that great at prioritizing either. You're better at photography than you think you are.

Qtpies7 said...

Don't feel bad about the complaining, my mom said my numbers went down on my blog because I am whining too much lately and not being funny. So, I'm worse, my mom got after me, lol.

Julia said...

Great list! One of the thing I wish I could learn to do is piano too. It run in my relative family and yet, I have not learn any key notes yet *grin*

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy T 13!

Christina said...

Great list! I can't wait to put my knitting skills to use to make cute little sweaters, socks, and such for my baby boy. *evil grin* Like you, I'd love to learn more about sewing and cleaning!!

JennaG said...

I just posted about wanting to learn to crochet! You are too hard on yourself, I am sure! Great 13!

Michelle Hasker said...

Great list. I won't tease you by telling you which of those I can do, but it certainly isn't clean! LOL

Judy Callarman said...

I think this is a marvelous list, and you write very well. I know, because I am an English teacher.

And your children are beautiful. Look at those big blue eyes!

MissMeliss said...

I used to have pretty handwriting. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome murdered it.

I'm with you on wanting to know how to sew. My mother was a fashion designer and to this day, most gifts from her are hand made - me? I can barely thread a machine.

Danica/Dream said...

I would love to do those things too!

julie said...

Oh Sweetie this is a good list. I've missed coming here.