Thursday, July 23, 2009

Getting to Know What YOU Don't DO

This has been such a fun post that I am going to leave it up until Monday, while I work on the answers to the "tree questions"! And just to make it a little more fun, I think I will let Parker draw 2 2 blog friends will get a surprise in the mail. If you mention the post on your blog I will add your name 5 extra times in the drawing. I love getting to know all of you better. Be sure and let me know that you linked to my blog where I can give you extra chances to win. Have a great weekend.

I loved the post I did on Getting to Know YOU and got great responses. ...and I AM in the process of checking out all those blogs. I promise to visit everyone. Babies have been taking some of my blogging time. And you can probably tell that in our home BABIES RULE ! This will be a way for me to know you just a little let me see your list of dont's in my comments .... ..Monday, Parker will be home from Destin and I will let him pick a number. I will mail you a "Surprise Box" later in the week. So let's call this a
Mini Giveaway, just for participating in the fun. ( Are you beginning to see that I love to GIVE AWAY SURPRISES?)
"I Don't"
Here is a list of 10 "Dont's" that come to mind. Let's stick to TEN! I could probably list 1000.
1. I don't get up before 10 most mornings. (I am sorry..I know some people consider that a sin)
2. I don't go to bed before 2 most nights.
3. I don't cook
4. I don't go to bed until everything is picked up.
5. I don't EVER mind a grandchild spending the night. ( I have that little 18 month old Jack safe in the crib in his room at our house tonight..nothing sweeter. I bet I cover him up 2o times before I go to bed and I let Celine's lullaby album play all night.
6. I don't really like to drive, would always prefer somebody else to do the driving.
7. I don't like to run errands...(my husband loves a list and does not mind at all, which is such a blessing)
8. I don't ever tire of Disney TRIPS.
9. I don't ever let the laundry pile up. I like everything clean.
10. I don't like to iron or PAINT !
Now I would love for you to share your list with ME. I really do want to get to know my readers......Not just your name but who you really are...I was thinking about my five closest real life friends and I could easily write 10 things they "Don't Do"! .....I am looking forward to your answers..and in the process you might win a prize.

and if you missed my last post, take a look below at our little miracle!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Let's see...

I don't like exercising, but I'm addicted to it most days.

I don't like running errands either.

I don't like to cook; I can, but I don't.

I don't like the IRS, at all.

I don't like having to juggle "funds" toward the end of the month.

I don't like barking dogs keeping me awake at night.

I don't like being around negative people.

I don't like being late or any gathering that starts late.

I don't like walking to the grave on behalf of loved ones.

I don't like having to re-teach everything to my 8 year old.

I don't like politicians making decisions about my life that aren't in line with my morals.

I do, however, love a great many things about my life, more than the don'ts!

Thanks for checking in.


Jess said...

hmm where to begin....

1. I don't exercise.
2. I don't like missing church.
3. I don't like spinach or greens.
4. I don't like sitting at home.
5. I don't like to ride, I like to drive (if it's an automatic).
6. I don't like any sodas but Dr. pepper.
7. I don't like alot of sweets.
8. I don't like dogs as much as I like cats.
9. I don't like mean people.
10. I don't spend time with God like I should.

there's my 10

Hope all is well with you!

Love, Jess

Shari said...

I have no idea how to do the that Mr Linky thing so I didn't get to post in Jenna journal (although I do read her journal every day).

Here are my Don'ts

1) I don't like it when someone pulls out in front of me (while driving) and then turns. When there is no one around. ggggr

2) I don't like the fact that my baby boy (24) took a job in Alaska and will be moving 5,000 miles away from his momma. I am gonna miss him. :(

3)I don't ride well in the back seat of a car. Motion sickness!

4)I don't like the shower curtain to touch my body while in the shower. mmm..I wonder what the phobia is call.

5)I don't like tomatoes! at.all. No way no how. If a tomato touches my hamburger or whatever.. I will not eat it.. ewww.

6)I don't like to go to the grocery store.

7)I don't visit (or call) my parents enough. :(

8)I don't use sunscreen.

9) I don't ever win these give-aways - ever!

10) I don't like to wear tennis shoes/sneakers. I am a flip flop kinda girl!

Tootsie said...

I like learning about my friends!!

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Teresa! Let's see....hmmmm

1. I don't like hot humid weather
2. I don't grocery shop, my husband likes to... so I give him the list (thinks he is better with a dollar)
3. I don't like being bored so I'm constantly doing something
4. I don't like plain vanilla anything, it has to have something in it!
5. I don't use fabric softener in my clothes, it makes me itch
6. I don't like missing a day of doing some blogging, I love seeing what my friends have posted. : )
7. I don't sweat the small stuff in life, I look at the grander picture.......
8. I don't have regrets, I believe everything happens for a reason.
9. I don't tell my husband I love him less than 10 times a day!!
10.I don't like that my mom lives too far from me... where we can't just pop in at eaches home for coffee everyday.

This was alot of fun, it's nice to learn a bit about everyone...Have a lovely day! hugs, Jennifer

Jillene said...

How fun!! Even though I am VERY new here I am going to play. I hope that's o.k.

#1 - I DON'T like to do laundry.
#2 - I DON'T eat peas or broccoli.
#3 - I DON'T like cats (sorry cat people).
#4 - I DON'T like planning a 2 week menu--but if I DON'T--it is utter chaos.
#5 - I DON'T wear make-up.
#6 - I DON'T like red meat.
#7 - I DON'T like emptying the dishwasher after the dishes are clean.
#8 - I DON'T like to touch or cut onions. I will eat them cooked but not raw.
#9 - I DON'T know how to garden.
#10 - I DON'T kiss my husband enouth. I REALLY need to work on this one!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

First of all, How do you sleep until 10:00 when one of the little ones sleeps over??

Now, I want to win the prize, so on to my 10 I dont's!!!

1. I don't like being cold.
2. I don't like to fly(though I Do it)
3. I don't like to miss a day working out.
4. I don't like procrastination!
5. I don't take calcium like I should.
6. I don't like to be without my pearls.
7. I don't know how to type the correct way.
8. I don't regret staying home with my children when they were growing up.
9. I don't like for laundry to pile up.
10. I don't have good teeth.

Valerie said...

Okey dokey.

1. I don't do laundry (hubs does!)
2. I don't empty the trash (hubs does!)
3. I don't exercise (though I should)
4. I don't take baths (only showers)
5. I don't do windows
6. I don't lie
7. I don't wear make up every day
8. I don't iron
9. I don't eat bell pepper
10. I don't shave my legs often enough.

Nanato3 said...

#1 I don't spend enough time with God
#2 I don't miss work at all
#3 I don't like being at a social event where I don't know anyone else
#4 I don't like to run errands or go to the store (thankfully DH doesn't mind at all)
#5 I don't get to see my grandkids often enough to suit me LOL
#6 I don't like being around controlling people
#7 I don't like milk
#8 I don't like going to bed until the house is tidied up
#9 I don't watch reality TV
#10 I don't answer the phone unless I recognize the number

Jenglamgirl said...

Hi I am Jennie or JenGlamGirl~

1.I don't like being bored
2.I don't like folding laundry
3.I don't like filth
4.I don't like cigerate smoke
5.I don't like spit on the ground
6.I don't like rude people
7.I don't like my kids sick
8.I don't like clutter
9.I don't like fake people
10.I don't like exercize!

Jill said...

Okay, here's my ten "don'ts".

1. I don't know what I'd do with a quiet house. (6 kids)
2. I don't like to stop reading until I finish the book.
3. I don't like to sing in public.
4. I don't have much talent on the piano--but I play anyway.
5. I don't like to cook, but I do it anyway. (See #1)
6. I don't want to waste calories on dessert unless there's chocolate in it.
7. I don't like being hot. (Which is why I live in Florida.)
8. I don't like pink.
9. I don't like ugly shoes.
10. I don't mind filling out lists like this. I think it's fun!

Courtney said...

I don't like to go to the grocery.

I don't like to clean up the kitchen after making a meal.

I don't like to put laundry away.

I don't like hot sticky weather.

I don't like ice and snow in the winter.

I don't mind going shopping!

I don't mind taking pictures of my nephew and scrapbooking them.

I don't like eating tomatoes.

I don't feel like I am ready for school to start.

Sheryl said...

hey teresa, you'll think i'm copying some of yours, but they are the truth.

1. i don't get up before 10
2. i don't go to bed before 2
3. i don't eat vegetables
4. i don't watch tv
5. i don't like the color purple
6. i don't have much patience for people complaining about their lives
7. i don't like clutter
8. i don't mind housecleaning or grocery shopping
9. i don't play an instrument
10 i don't know what i would do without my fellow bloggers

Bacardi Mama said...

1. I don't remember to take my vitamins.

2. I don't like oysters, but love other seafood.

3. I don't like to iron, but I hate wrinkled clothes.

4. I don't forget to tell my family that I love them every day.

5. I don't like to bake, but I love to cook.

6. I don't like to grocery shop.

7. I don't like rude people.

8. I don't like to start a book unless I have the time to finish it quickly.

9. I don't like to miss church.

10. I don't like to rake leaves.

There's my ten. I like surprises and could really use one this week.

grammy said...

>I don't dance(wish I could)
>I don't drive out of my little town
>I don't sing (wish I could)
>I don't like the 'Twilight' series
>I don't eat sushi
>I don't like chocolate
>I don't like snakes
>I don't swim
>I don't have a dog
>I don't like housework

That's just a few. How fun!

Courtney said...

he he, my list could go on forever too!

1. I don't leave for work without the bed made everyday
2. I don't eat fast food
3. I don't like getting my hair cut
4. I don't want any pets
5. I don't mind the snow
6. I don't understand this whole new world of blogging
7. I don't leave dishes in the sink
8. I don't like running but make myself do it anyways
9. I don't leave the house without some form of makeup on
10. I don't buy clothes that aren't on sale.

SarahMerritt said...

Here is my list!

1. I don't drive
2. I don't make my bed!
3. I don't eat a lot of meat
4. I don't go any where with out my camera!
5. I don't leave my house with out my toe nails painted!
6. I don't really like dogs (they bark!)
7. I don't like my dishwasher
8. I don't like to dry my hair
9. I don't remember where my glue gun is! (and i really need it)
10. I don't mind spending all of my extra spending money on Adlie!

Well there are my don't


Cheryl said...

Here is mine!
1. I don't like being late
2. I don't like mushrooms
3. I don't like jealousy
4. I don't like pet hair
5. I don't like loud noises
6. I don't like baths
7. I don't like steak
8. I don't like line ups
9. I don't like having to "do" my hair
10. I don't like having to wear both a bra and sports bra

Leigh Anne said...

1. I don't like celery. Not even stuffed.
2. I don't leave the house without lipstick. It is a staple for me!(I also remind my daughter when she needs some)
3. I don't like to clean house, but I hate for it to be cluttered.
4. I don't like to be wet! Unless I'm in the shower or the pool.
5. I don't get ready in the morning without my coffee.
6. I don't exercise and boy do I need to.
7. I don't smoke or like to be around it.
8. I don't work 12hr shifts, holidays or weekends any more! Praise the Lord!
9. I don't make list because I usually lose them.
10. I don't like wearing shoes that require anything more than slipping on.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

How fun!... let's see...

I DON"T...
1. the cold (seems like I'm always the one that's cold)
2. liver (ew! the texture is what does it!)
3. to watch UFC (both my hubby and son do...& my son asks me all the time, when he trains for that would I watch him?...def. was hard watching him wrestle in high school!)
4. ...understand a lot of things yet about blogging (like you, Courtney, it's new to me...but I'm learning more each may take me a little longer than some :o)
5. ...remember to take my vitamins (like you, Bacardi Mama, and it drives my hubby buggy!)
6. an instrument (but the rest of my family are naturally talented, they are amazing singers, play the clariinet, flute, guitar, ukelele, piano, hubby can even play the Djembe drums).
6. cigarette smoke (like you, Jenglamgirl).
7. ...shave my legs (thank you mom for those hairless-leg-genes!)
8. that I can't just pick up the phone and hear my mom's voice (I miss her sooo much!)
9. to be in a bathing suit (age and this extra weight, that seems to be there no matter what, has caused this particular "don't").
10. being way out in this beautiful part of coastal Georgia (cuz we are so far from our 3 kiddos are in college in Kentucky, dad's in Wisconsin, and Dave's family are all in Hawaii... oh, yeah don't like the vicious sand gnats here! did I say vicious? any where else a gnat is an annoying, but here these sand gnats as teeny tiny as they are have a "bite" bigger than anything you can think of and are out when the temps are perfect for us humans!)

...oh one more... like you Teresa- I DON'T EVER mind a grandbaby spending the night (don't have any yet, but I totally agree with you on this! ...can't wait!)

WackyMummy said...

Hi there. I'm actually having trouble thinking of don'ts... I can actually think of more do's, but here goes:

1. I don't wear makeup (but I want to, just no time)
2. I don't go to church (but sometimes would like to find one to go to)
3. I don't like to sleep with anyone else in the same room
4. I don't like people looking at me too much
5. I don't like a lot of noise.. except when I'm in the mood for it
6. I don't like ambitions or dreams being stifled by other people's insecurities or personal dogma
7. I don't eat cooked mushrooms, only raw
8. I don't cook meat... but I'll eat it occasionally
9. I don't often clean my house, but when I do I tend to enjoy it
10. I don't like wearing close-toed shoes

Breanna said...

1. I dont like doing dishes
2. I dont like people who cant drive
3. I dont like people who take WAY too much time at the teller.
4. I dont exersize.
5. I dont understand teenagers these days
6. I dont understand how ignorant our government is being.
7. I dont like people who are judgemental about gay marriages
8. I dont like to take both kids with me when im by myself, its too hard!
9. I dont work.
10. I dont like Twilight, vampires in the day?!? wtf?

Nancy said...

Hi Teresa!
Thanks for dropping by my blog! Yours is lovely; and those pics of the newest little baby are precious! Here's my list of "don'ts"

1. I don't like to cook
2. I don't like to be around negative people
3. I don't like confrontation
4. I don't have such a good memory anymore!
5. I don't like spiders and bugs
6. I don't like going without exercising or walking every day
7. I don't watch much television
8. I don't like eating unhealthy foods
9. I don't like talking on the phone much
10. I don't like the smell of gasoline

Pineapple Princess said...

I just wanted to say that your blog is fabulous! I've enjoyed reading it!!

Have a great evening!

Pineapple Princess said...

Oh, I'm a new follower! :)

Daveda said...

Hi there, I am Daveda from over at Grace Talk With Daveda

1. I don't like the cold all!

2. I don't like liver...blah!

3. I don't have the stomach to look at, smell or clean up vomit: this is always my husbands job.

4. I don't like religion, meaning another mans list's of rights and wrongs that are imposed upon my walk with God as an individual.

5. I don't like hanging out with people who "suck the life out of you" but I will occasionally,if I feel lead to :)

6. I don't like driving around all day going from place to place. After 3 stops I've had enough, most of the time.

7. I don't like it when I feel grouchy, I am usually always happy.

8. I don't like to have to get up early.

9. I don't like the sound of styrofoam being rubbed together. Just thinking about it makes my teeth hurt!

10. I don't work out as diligently as I should or would like to.

Jo Whitehurst said...

Here goes!
1) I don't drink carbonated beverages
2) I don't like cigarette smoke
3) I don't like having my kids back home...they are old enough to have their own...and I loved the "empty nest"
4) I don't like the "f" word
5) I don't like doing laundry
6) I don't like snakes...when my kids asked me if they could have one, I told them that they could have a snake or a Mom...and the snake would probably not do their laundry or feed them, so they needed to make a wise choice!
7) I don't like mice
8) I don't like (interpret this as "hate") cleaning the toilet after 3 grown men!
9) I don't like food with "high fructose corn syrup" (it burns my throat)
10) I don't make my bed on week days (my retired husband is usually in it, when I leave for work)

Thanks for hosting this, Teresa! It is a wonderful way for us to get to know each other! Blessings!

e-Mom said...

I'm with you on numbers 2 and 8. Love love love Disneyland!

I don't like sweets or pie, don't like pulling weeds, don't listen to the radio in the car, and I don't like rainy days. This is a fun post!

Bless you,


christy rose said...

I don't:
1. eat brussel sprouts
2. like to clean
3. expect people to fuss over me
4. listen to whining
5. like to exercise
6. miss church unless absolutely necessary. but i also don't like being religious
7. go one day without telling my kids or my husband that I love them
8. cuss ever!
9. enjoy being a part of worldly atmospheres. It makes me feel gross.
10. manage my time well

Queen Diva said...

I don't like veggies very much.
I don't have a tv in my house.
I don't make time for exercise.
I don't like folding laundry.
I don't want to stop at 3 children.
I don't like a messy house, but. . .
I don't like cleaning either. :)
I don't do sugar free diets - can't hack it!
I don't like snakes.
I don't mind all my girls' friends being over at the house.

TnAHurst said...


1. I don't like it when someone plays a I know so in so card.

2. I don't like not knowing what tomorrow brings

3. I don't get enough sleep

4. I don't remember people's names but I can remember everything else about them.

5. I don't know why people don't take my advice even though I've been through it

6. I don't know why when we find the one we are meant to be with why we can't just let past loves go

7. I don't know why parents can't help when we need them and help too much when we don't feel we need them.

8. I don't like someone controlling something very important in my life.

9. I don't like it when I feel like life sucks!

10. I don't like knowing that my children will be too old for me one day!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

I don't ever want to forget to tell someone I love them
I don't ever like to cause anyone feel left out
I don't ever want to be late, for anything!
I don't think I am a "10" funny... I KNOW I am!!
I don't go to bed till the wee hours of the morning
I don't eat fish
I don't like to be negative about anything!
I don't mind being 51
I don't mind being someone who cries easily
I don't mind letting my grandbabies have anything their little hearts desire!

Erin said...

What a fun post!! 1-2-3 are the same for me! I don't like letting the laundry pile up either...and I HATE to iron!

So glad you found my House of Turquoise blog and left a comment!! Isn't always great to meet a new friend?!

Mimi said...

Let's see!!!!
1. I don't go to bed before 2 a.m. either, except this week, I babysat 3 days this week, 2 being 10 hour days, so I was exhausted!!!
2. I don't like to get up early, like before 9-10!!!!
3. I don't like people who copy everything you do or run out and buy something you just bought!!!!Be original!!!
4. I do not like fake pretend to be something you are not kind of people!!!!
5. I don't like an unclean house, love tidy-- clean organized place!!!
6. I don't like seafood, none of it!!!
7. I don't drink Milk!!!Never have!!!
8. I don't have any pets, never have, my kids had a parrot and a fish, my siblings had dogs and cats, me none!!!!
9. I don't want to ever let my Heavenly Father down, I want to serve him with all my heart.
10. I don't like having carpel tunnel syndrome, cause my right hand is always numb and tingly!!!

Courtney said...

This is kinda difficult but here we go...

1.I don't have a driver's license which at 23 i guess makes me weird.
2.I don't like liver the smell even makes me sick.
3.I don't like to clean unless the mood hit which is hardly ever.
4.I don't let my kids have soda except on special occasions.
5.I don't like to exercise but don't like my chubby post baby body either.
6.I don't like early mornings but cherish the few moments i get alone before my kids wake up.
7.I don't like being late for anything even if it doesn't have a set time (my little OCD i think).
8.I don't like buying DVDs as they get watched once and never again (unless it is a kids movie then they watch it til it wont work anymore).
9.I don't like paying bills for obvious reason.
10.I don't like the rain but love the snow.

So there it is! I see i have a lot in common with your other commenter.

Joyce said...

This is's mine:

1. I don't like excercise but force myself to do it anyway.

2. I don't like living so far away from my daughters.

3. I don't regret moving to England.

4. I don't like to iron but my husband exells at this task so it's all good.

5. I don't like weeds in my garden.

6. I don't like completing tax returns.

7. I don't scrapbook as often as I'd like.

8. I don't reach out to my younger sister often enough.

9. I don't say no to dessert often enough : )

10. I don't like negativity or selfishness.

Have fun with the babies!

Gram said...

1. I don't like bananas
2. I don't like raw tomatoes
3. I don't like to drink water (I make myself do that)
4. I don't usually like to see a movie after I read the book
5. I don't like to vacuum (hubby does that - actually he does most of the housework since he is retired)
6. I don't eat like I should
7. I don't exercise like I should
8. I don't like to miss church
9. I don't use paper napkins
10.I don't win contests!

Mimmy said...

Hey Teresa - I love this idea and am making a list of all the great blog ideas I'm going to steal when I get enough readers to really make it count.

My 10 don't do's:

1. I don't like really cold weather but I don't like really hot weather either. Spring and Fall are my favorite months.

2. I don't like grocery shopping. Right now my hubby does it all.

3. I don't do a lot of things that I once did because my health won't permit me. That list would be way too long.

4. Some days I don't get dressed. That doesn't mean I run around naked, I just don'e get out of my jammies.

5. I don't call my children as often as I should. I like to wait for them to call me. It just means more to me.

6. I don't read nearly enough.

7. I don't exercise either.

8. I don't keep a very clean house. It's neat, but not real clean. When people come to visit, I tell them they can write their names in the dust if they want to, just don't date it. (I do keep clean bathrooms. Hate a dirty bathroom.)

9. I don't iron unless it's absolutely necessary. That what a dryer is for.

10. I don't watch the news on a daily basis. If it's really important stuff, my hubby will tell me about it. I either get angry or depressed when I see what this world is doing.

Thanks again. Sorry for the commentary but that's what happens when you find a writer.

God Bless,

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Ok! Here is me:

1) I definitely don't like running errands, luckily my husband does not mind at all either, Yay!!

2) I don't like non-flavored coffee.

3) I don't like mushrooms.

4) I don't ever like driving at night.

5) I don't (or can't) sleep without a fan on.

6) I don't enjoy painting my nails, and I am really bad at it.

7) I don't sew, but wish I could!

8) I don't go to bed without the kitchen being clean.

9) I don't watch the news at night anymore, it would give me nightmares.

10) I don't like for my husband to load the dishwasher....we have different ways of organizing it, and mine is better, LOL!!


Courtney said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog Award",please stop by my blog and check it out!

Connie said...

Thank you for your visit to "where bloggers create" today on my blog. I'm sooooo appreciative of all comments and people who visit with me.

LAURIE said...

Teresa, I am so glad that you stopped by my blog today. I am always happy to meet new friends thus the reason for my CIRCLE OF LOVE segment each week! :) You have a lovely blog site and I scrolled down and saw those precious precious pix - what an adorable baby! I know you are a proud grammy! - Glad to meet you, Laurie

stefanie said...

Fun post!
1. I don't iron.
2. I don't like shopping.
3. I don't complain about my teenagers (much).
4. I don't call or see my extended family enough.
5. I don't eat Twizzlers.
6. I don't get things done. I do procrastinate.
7. I don't balance the checkbook but I usually know how much money is in the checking account.
8. I don't like Fox News Channel or Rush Limbaugh.
9. I don't want to offend, and I'm sorry if I just did.
10. I don't have enough time to be as creative as I want to be.

Kristen Black said...

I don't like how fast my baby is growing up
I don't like winter- prefer it hot!
I don't fill my gas tank up- usually $20 at a time:)
I don't have a green thumb at all- no plant lives around me!
I don't pay full price for clothes- I wait for the sale
I don't handle stress very well:)
I don't like to wake up before the sun- and rarely do
I don't know how to sew but wish I did
I don't do algebra or anything math related b/c it still makes no sense to me!
I don't know how to play any musical instruments

Ashley said...

I would love to do a guest post! Christmas is just magical. I could go on and on :o) Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ashley L.

Natalia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) This sounds like so much fun! (Hope you don't mind, I'm also leaving a question about decorating on your tree post)

1) I don't like anything celery (and am not embarrassed about picking out chunks of celery in chicken salad)
2) I don't like going to sleep early (no matter how early I have to get up the next day)
3) I don't like camping, but I love hiking
4) I don't like heights (I become very irrational when I am anyplace that is high... in fact, my first instinct would be to jump off a roller coaster instead of just enjoying the ride).
5) I don't like to study, but I love school
6) I don't like to clean, but I love having a clean house
7) I don't like wearing on a whole lot of make-up (I never wear foundation or mascara)
8) I don't like to drive in the snow
9) I don't like bugs (and I was scared of most animals - including dogs and cats - up until I was 21-years-old)
10) I don't like road trips but I love traveling and seeing new places

Jodee Leader said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed reading your list!

Adam, April & Aidan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is such a cute idea! I am posting my "ten things" and adding a link to your blog on mine and I hope more people will participate. That's the fun in the blogging world!

1. I don't like folding laundry. Sometimes it is piled up for days in the laundry room.
2. I don't get up before 10 most mornings either!
3. I don't know how to cook.
4. I don't understand how people "don't want children" I'm obsessed.
5. I don't ever buy things at full price.
6. I don't enjoy my husband being a work a holic. I would much rather be with him all the time.
7. I don't ever have to take out the trash.
8. I don't watch the news or read the newspaper because it's either scary or sad.
9. I don't ever want Aidan to grow up.
10. I don't like mean people.

Janelle said...

Hmm....this looks like fun! :)

1) I don't want summer to end - I'm having WAY too much fun with my kids!
2) I don't like fake people - either be nice or go away.
3) I don't like wasting food.
4) I don't clean the bathrooms - DH doesn't mind it and I HATE it!
5) I don't want to add all my old high school classmates to my Facebook page. I didn't like them then, so why in the world would I like them now???
6) I also don't want to attend any class reunions for the same reason as #5.
7) I don't remember life before blogging.
8) I don't want to go to the PTA board meeting tomorrow (refer to my #2 for a good reason why).
9) I don't have a church yet (since we moved), and I really miss that.
10) I don't take it for granted that I have an absolutely wonderful family.

Jenn said...

Hey! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :)

1. I don't like that so many people in this world are lost without Jesus in their hearts.

2. I don't take my sunglasses off my head during the day - you never know when you might need them :)

3. I don't miss working a public job.

4. I don't send my girls to public school.

5. I don't mind cooking all the summer veggies from my garden!

6. I don't like perfume - body splash for me.

7. I don't like cottage cheese.

8. I don't go to bed early like I should.

9. I don't make my bed every day. (My hubby works crazy hours sometimes and is usually in it :)

10. I don't watch t.v. very much - only movies occasionally.

The Mini - Maker said...

Hi I'm new to your blog, but saw a link on a friends page and had to stop by. Your grandkids are so cute!!!!!

Here is my "I don't" list:

1. I don't get outside enough
2. I don't like to sleep late
3. I don't have enough motivation
4. I don't like chocolate and orange mixed.
5. I don't know what I want to be when I "grow up"
6. I don't really ever want to grow up
7. I don't exercise... I should, but I don't
8. I don't know if I will ever be okay with mediocrity.
9. I don't mind chores
10. I don't keep up with my blog very well.

Well thanks for letting me participate, and I will check back often!

lil miss' mama said...

thanks for your sweet comment about our wedding day! congratulations on your newest addition!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Teresa: Thank you for posting on my blog. I just love what I've been reading on yours! What a fun post - 10 things. That'll get me thinking this morning.

Love the picture of the new little man. What a sweet face. Don't you just wonder what he's thinking. You sound like a #1 gramma.

Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, Teresa,
Thanks for stopping by. This is a fun post. Here are my 10 of many.
1. I don't sleep in.
2. I don't miss having my morning coffee.
3. I don't leave the house without mascara.
4. I don't take use many sick days at work.
5. I don't have a sweet tooth.
6. I don't like to shop.
7. I don't spend a lot of time cleaning.
8. I don't have any siblings.
9. I don't wear anything without ironing it first.
10. I don't stay up very late.

Have a wonderful weekend. ~Natalie

The Crowder Family said...

1. I don't like to plant things. I kill everything!
2. I don't like my house to be quiet.
3. I don't like card games but I play them with friends anyway. I always lose!
4. I don't like my clothes to have a single wrinkle in them.
5. I don't mind being lazy in the summer. That's the perk of being a teacher!
6. I don't have a TV in our bedroom.
7. I don't like how much time I spend on the computer. So addicting!
8. I don't like negative people.
9. I don't like to fold laundry.
10.I don't want to go make breakfast! HA!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Susan in SC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Here's my list of Dont's:
1. I don’t like to dust
2. I don’t like to deal with whiney people
3. I don’t like the hot summer days
4. I don’t like feeling unprepared
5. I don’t like people who are chronically late for everything
6. I don’t make enough time for myself
7. I don’t like running errands
8. I don’t leave my children with other people
9. I don’t mind compliments!
10. I don’t have time to get everything done that I need to get done!

mrosev14 said...

Hello there. You popped over to my blog to ask how to get started on your Mac...honestly, open up the box, sit down and spend a couple of hours playing on it. Even if you just set up your google homepage and put up your google reader, bookmark some of your favorites, etc. Anything you do on it will make you more comfortable. So if all you do to start is get on the internet everything else will evolve from there. You will catch is so user friendly. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any other questions. :)


Leah said...

Well, my husband had a Mac before I got my Mac laptop and I had kind of learned my way around it. I asked him where would be a good start for you and he suggested either A) going to an Apple store, as they will let you bring your own computer, or use theirs, and they will literally teach you, step by step, how to do pretty much anything on the computer. Not sure where you are though so I don't know if there is an Apple store there. or B) try out their web site. I looked and if you go to this link
you can click around and there are tutorials on pretty much everything. He even said the Apple site has video tutorials on how to do things. Hope that helps!! Don't hesitate to ask other questions or if you have particular things you need help on, ask away!!

Lora said...

1. I don't enjoy exercise; but have been convicted that I need to exercise.
2. I don't mind rising before the chickens!
3. I don't wear make up most days.
4. I don't ever, ever get enough hugs from my family.
5. I don't enjoy the smell or taste of coffee.
6. I don't know much technical stuff about computers, but I enjoy blogging.
7. I don't think I'll ever stop asking the Lord for His wisdom and discernment.
8. I don't tire of my youngest experimenting in the kitchen.
9. I don't own a TV.
10. I don't mind making lists!

I thought of you when we were in Disney last week.
Blessings to you Teresa!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my wedding dress and the invitation to take part in your fun giveaway!!

Here goes ...


1. I don't say "No" - it's not in my vocabulary.

2. I don't do a good job of controlling the clutter in my apartment.

3. I don't like passive aggressive forms of communication.

4. I don't like the fact that I live 1,000 miles away from my parents and sister.

5. I don't like it when people aren't willing to hear both sides of an issue.

6. I don't cook creatively - I need recipes and I need them to be simple.

7. I don't study enough during the school year.

8. I don't really go to the movies that often - I find it difficult to sit still that long.

9. I don't pay attention to flight attendants when they're explaining what to do in case of an emergency.

10. I don't spend enough time in prayer and meditation - I tell myself that life is getting in the way, but I think I'm just scared of letting myself get that close to God.

How fun!! Thanks Teresa, I'll be poking my head in from now on!!

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I don't =
1. Like it when my family is sick.
2. Like a quiet house, (7 blessings and a hubby )
3. Like long lines in the store.
4. Like Flies, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Wasps.
5. Eat meat ( I am a vegetarian ).
6. Wear Make-up.
7. Like seeing people spit.
8. Smoke or Like to be around cigarette smoke.
9. Like cold weather, Give me warm any day.
10. Like the dogs barking at night.

Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by!

My Don'ts are:

don't like being late
don't like picking up after everyone constantly
don't like seafood
don't like cheater's, liars
don't like cigarette smoke...ugh!
don't like to do dishes but do them anyway
don't like complainers, if you don't like something, change it!
don't like cats, just not for me...

Ashley Pizarro said...

How fun is this post!! THanks for stopping my blog and now I get to follow yours! :)
Here are my don'ts:
1. I don't eat veggies! I think they are gross!
2. I don't go to sleep until everything in the house is put away where it belongs.
3. I don't wear my seatbelt (most of the time...I really should start!)
4. I don't like when my dogs constantly bark in the backyard.
5. I don't know how fix anything electronic.
6. I don't like emptying the dishwasher AT ALL!
7. I don't touch peoples plates after they have started eating it..this present a problem when it comes time to clear the table.
8. I don't use a blowdryer.
9. I don't enjoy super cold weater whatsoever.
10. I don't know what I would do without texting on my cell phone!

Enjoy! xoxo

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Hi~ thanks for the compliment and visiting my blog! Your blog is great! I am glad you found me so I could find you! Your grandbabies...too cute!

Brandie said...

Thanks for coming to see me and for having the giveaway! I love "meeting" new people!
1. I don't like to get dirty.
2. I don't like it when my children fuss and fight.
3. I don't want to go too long without going on a trip - no matter how big or small!
4. I don't eat olives.
5. I don't go very long without telling my husband that I love him.
6. Or my kids.
7. I don't eat out more than two nights a week.
8. I don't like going to the grocery store.
9. I don't get to go to the movies as often as I would like.
10. I don't read the Bible as often as I should.

Have a great day:)!

Bacardi Mama said...

I'd really like to win this giveaway. I could use a surprise about now. I just posted about the giveaway on my blog. Please enter we with the extra chances.

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a fun post! Thanks for visiting my site and I hope that you had a great weekend.

Grandma Cyndi said...

Hi Teresa, A fun idea, not sure if I can come up with 10 but will try. I don't: blog, control clutter, exercise, follow thru on Dr's orders (sometimes), make good use of my time, take my dog for walks everyday, or enjoy nosiy places.

Stephanie Dean said...

I am a new follower of your blog, but I thought I would join in the fun!

1. I don't stay up late.
2. I don't go a day without at least one cup of coffee.
3. I don't like being late or rushed
4. I don't like mushrooms and never will, no if only I could convince my husband of that.
5. I don't like a messy house.
6. I don't have a dish washer or washer or dryer to do laundry at my house.
7. I don't know how people keep up with so many blogs, or know where they find the good ones.
8. I don't like to wake up late.
9. I don't know what I would do without books.
10. I don't enjoy buying things that aren't on sale.

The Cockrells said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day!

1. I don't do laundry often enough. I wish I was more like you!

2. I don't ever stop looking for more accessories to make our house more like a home.

3. I don't regret moving back to TX from NYC (as much as I miss it), because I met my husband because of it.

4. I don't allow people to run over me like I used to because I learned how to say no.

5. I don't ever get tired of watching HGTV.

6. I don't know how to cook.

7. I don't do toilets. (OK, yes I do, but I hate it.)

8. I don't like drama between friends, so I try to avoid childish people.

9. I don't like imagining my life without my parents in it (as much as they drive me crazy).

10. I don't know if I would be happy if I had to give up performing in plays even though I have so much to love about my life.

nancygrayce said...

I don't like to cook unless it's something (very few) that I love to eat.

I dont like to mop. DO NOT!!!

I dont like getting up in the morning because most nights I have vivid dreams and I always wonder how it would have ended if I had stayed asleep.

I don't like getting dressed to go ANYWHERE because I have clothing issues and although it seems as if my closet is full, I never seem to have the right thing to wear.

I don't like riding in the car for long periods of time....all my bones start hurting.

I don't like it when the phone rings....I guess I have issues there too.

I don't like wrinkled clothes and iron frequently because of that. I actually don't mind ironing!

I don't like explaining things because even though it is clear in my mind, it doesn't come out so clear.

I don't like planning far in advance.

I don't like walking into a meeting late, but sometimes I do because I couldn't figure out what to wear!

Brandon and Wizzy said...

Love the blog! Very cute! I am always looking for fun new blogs to follow.

1. I don't like heat, and I don't like sweating as a result of the heat.

2. I don't scrapbook. I have stuff to scrapbook with, I just don't do it, ever :)

3. I don't speak Spanish. Will be going to Argentina as full-time missionaries, but have yet to learn the language.

4. I don't spend enough time in prayer and communion with God. I need to do better.

5. I don't eat zuchinni. I hate it!

6. I don't have more than one child, but want more, at least two or three more.

7. I don't own a home and love being free from the responsibilities of home ownership, even though I have dreams of owning someday.

8. I don't know how I got to be 30 years old. It feels like I got to college my freshman year and blinked, and here I am - 12 years later married with a kid.

9. I don't drink real soda pop - it has to be diet. I love those artificial sweeteners :)

10. I don't watch sports, or follow them in any way. My biggest stint of sports watching happened while in Argentina during the 2006 World Cup.

Brandon and Wizzy said...

I also linked you on my own blog. :)

Beth Haley - Adventures in Life said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm going to do the 10 don'ts on my own blog today so come on back and check it out! I love this idea, and thought it was adorable. BTW your blog layout is absolutely precious!!

Jenna said...

Thanks for the comment on my wedding post. I really enjoyed reading your blog! If I could wake up after 10 every morning I would! I also Have to pick up before I go to bed and I DO NOT cook but I can microwave the heck out of some frozen dinners!!!

The Foster Home said...
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The Foster Home said...

My list is up, head on back to my blog to check it out. Hey I linked back over to your page too

Thank you again for you kind comment on my blog.

Jessica said...

Thanks for your comment on my post about my wedding dress :)

I'm not sure if you are still doing this but I have a DON'T.

I DON'T check pockets when I do laundry. I refuse. If my husband leaves money in his pocket then I wash it and keep it :). (I'm sure that will change once we have kids though!)

I love your blog! Your have a beautiful family!

Tickled Pink Housewife said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comments! Your blog is delightful!

1) I don't do humidity..
2) I don't sleep with dirty dishes in the sink.
3) I don't eat mushrooms...
4) I don't drink coffee or tea or Dr. Pepper.
5) I don't leave the house for more than a day without giving it a deep cleaning.
6) I don't like to drive.
7) I don't like to sleep with no sound because my mind won't shut off.
8) I don't like to shop without coupons.
9) I don't go two days without a luxurious bubble bath.
10) I don't trust birds.

starlightmommy said...

I just read on my blog (starlightmommy) that you had read my comment on a Mac computer.

Let me tell you....pull that thing out of the box. Sure it's not the same as a PC but it is just as easy to use.

I actually love that a Mac is truly less complicated (once you learn it) then a PC. A Mac does not get infected by spyware, viruses, and other nasty stuff that PC's usually do. It can happen but not as likely.

I have been using a mac almost exclusive for the past 7 years and I won't go back to a PC for my personal at home or laptop type computer.

Break the seal, open the won't regret it.

Faith ♥ Love ♥ Lipgloss said...

Thank you for your sweet comment - I love your cute blog!

1. I don't like to do laundry
2. I don't like being without lipgloss
3. I don't like missing church
4. I don't like drama or mean people
5. I don't like beets - ick!
6. I don't like to get out of bed before 9:00am - anything before is tooo early!
7. I don't like being cold
8. I don't like to exercise
9. I don't like horror films like saw - will not watch them
10. I don't like my son is getting taller than me - he is still my baby!

Have a great week!

aguhmom said...

1. I DON'T like half-cuppers
(aka; pessimist)

2. I DON't like fearing God more
than loving Him

3. I DON'T think grand-children can be spoiled

4. I DON'T think politics should be a part of friend's conversation.

5. I DON'T like to go more than 3 days without a good long walk

6. I DON'T want to Not be accountable for my food diary -
we have to account for money spent; why not how much we eat?

7. I Don't like to be without my

8. I Don't like to leave my kitchen messy.

9. I Don't like to not have a wonderful Christmas surprise for
each of my daughter's.

10. I Don't like to go through a day and realize I haven't had any
quiet time with God.

The Humphreys said...

I know this is way late for the drawing but I'll still share my list with you:)

1. I don't like to ever be away from my son
2. I don't like to do the dishes (luckily chantz does)
3. I don't like things to be scattered around the house
4. I don't like any diet drinks
5. I don't like applebees (which is sad becuase chantz loves applebees)
6. I don't like to be at work (I would rather be at home spending time with my family)
7. I don't have any regrets
8. I don't like when people walk in my house and DON'T take their shoes off
9. I don't like the 110 degree weather that houston has been having latley (I'm a fall girl that's the best season because it's cool outside)
10. I don't like when the people working at the booths in the center of the mall always say can I show you this or what do you use for that (That just ircks me when they do that and I'm trying to enjoy the day at the mall)

Theta Mom said...

I am LOVING your blog and I am so glad you found mine a few days ago!!! I'm not entering the drawing, I just want to share with another fellow blogger since I enjoyed reading your list:
1. I don't go to bed with make-up on.
2. I don't like a dirty kichen or bathroom. It must be super clean!
3. I don't mow lawns or shovel snow.
4. I don't know how to use power tools, nor do I want to.
5. I don't go a day without using the computer.
6. I don't like negative people.
7. I don't like cooked carrots.
8. I don't ever want to be away from my children for longer than I have to be!
9. I don't like good-byes.
10. I don't like sad songs.

Melzie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :) Paying you a little visit back. My oh my you have some gorgeous grandBOYS! I want to play along ;)

1. lie. sometimes the truth hurts. Sometime it hurts ME to tell it but I never lie :)
2. say no to food. sad but true, I can eat anytime, anywhere, I just cannot turn it down lol.
3. thought I'd have another baby! but yep, one is coming, he's kicking me right now ;)
4. save ANY money. I wish I did. well I don't wish it too hard or I WOULD ;)
5. miss a day of coffee. I get headaches if I do.
6. go a day with out my computer. addictive things arent they?!
7. like things uneven, or out of square. I'm a little OCD that way :)
8. like to make IRL new friends...this is kind of concerning to me, I've tried analyzing it but there is no clear explanation. Its like I drew a line and I have all I need THANK YOU lol. now online friends, I can make all day long..but I don't really like crossing over from online into IRL either. I have met a few online friends..but not very many.
9. hmm this is getting harder..I never sleep all night, have to get up and pee at least once (even when not preg.!)
10. get tired of finding new fun blogs to read ;) glad I came by yours! xoxo melzie

sister sheri said...

1. I don't mind at all when you leave me a comment!

Congratulations on your precious miracle! Love your background, too!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

1. I don't like to do laundry or dishes.
2. I don't like all.
3. I don't like roller coasters.
4. I don't spend enough time organizing my house and my life.
5. I don't like to plan too far in advance.
6. I don't like to exercise indoors, but love to enjoy some outdoor exercise mixed with play.
7. I don't often make it to my destination on time. (I also don't like this quality and need to change it!)
8. I don't wait in long lines...nothing is worth it to me.
9. I don't enjoy saying good-bye.
10. I don't like to miss a moment of a beautiful day with my family.

ethelmaepotter! said...

I'm brand new to your blog, but this is such a fun post, I just have to play along.
1. I don't like working nights.
2. I don't look good in a dress.
3. I don't do temps over 90 or under 70 well AT ALL.
4. I don't ever go to Florida without a trip to Epcot.
5. I don't like allergy season.
6. I don't like argumentative people.
7. I don't enjoy meeting people; I'm too shy.
8. I don't want my children to miss out on any of life's finest adventures.
9. I don't go to the doctor as often as I should.
10. I don't have the money to do everything I want, but I am grateful I have enough to live comfortably and enjoy life.

Stephanie said...

We have some things in common. :)

I usually stay up until 2 on most nights too...but I wake up at around 7:45/8:00 (when my girls wake up).

I also love Disney - and I'm not a fan of ironing.

P.S. I think it's very sweet that you enjoy having your grandkids over so much.