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Yes I Can(nwin)!

I saw this totally adorably blog post yesterday and thought I'd steal it. :) It's the list of things I can do (or can't).

When I read the post I thought of a comment one of my bestest friends made when I told her I was making a quilt out of old Army uniforms.

"You're like a pioneer!"

Heh. Well, not quite.

Things I can do, but would rather avoid at all costs.

1. I can drive across the country non-stop. I'm not convinced I could walk it, but given the right motivation (certain death if I don't) I'm sure I could try.

2. I can take my car into a man-zone when it needs it's oil changed, but I'd rather make someone else do it.

3. I can clean the toilet....(see title of list)

4. I can change a dirty diaper with only a little water and a paper towel.

There are also those things that I just know I can't do:

1. I can't get the lug-nuts off a tire without bouncing up and down on the lug-nut remover thing.

2. I can't tell you what the real name of the lug-nut remover thing is without looking it up.

3. I can't tell you the easiest way to find two-2 digit numbers that equal 137. Alright, I couldn't until two days ago when my friend showed me so I could help Vicbowin with her homework. (137-X=Y)

4. I can't seperate the words 'segregation', 'discrimination', 'prejudice', and 'stereotype' in my mind. No matter how hard I try! Inevitably I use the wrong one.

And then there are those things that I can't do, but I'm sure I could do if given the opportunity:


1. I can't fly an F-16 fighter jet, but....

2. I can't speak a foreign language.

3. I can't travel indiscriminately.

4. I can't seem to get past 130 blog followers.

Hmm, so what can/ can't you do?

Comments

I can't sit in my chair without someone wanting to sit on my lap.

I can't feel good about shooing them away.

I can write in spite of the noise of a temper tantrum.
And I don't think I'll ever reach 100.
Shawnie said…
I can comment on your post and follow if that will help your goals. Cute post - format and all.
Heather said…
I can simultaneously bottle feed triplets.
I can't make rice krispie treats.
Love the post.
Cannwin said…
@Heather I've never tried feeding triplets... but it sounds VERY intimidating. :)
Cannwin said…
@Shawnie I love multi-tasking bloggers. ;)
NatureGirl said…
Cool...fly those jets kid!
Cannwin said…
@NatureGirl Sadly I am too blind for such things the military would never let me into one of their planes, but perhaps they have f-16's in heaven.

As a matter of complete blogger snooping I see you are a follower of Bountiful Baskets in SE ID... so is my mother. She's fairly obsessed and speaks of it with such zealousness that I'm a bit afraid she might need to get out more. :)

I'm wondering if you happen to be in the same area as her, wouldn't that be ironic.

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Mutterings of a Middle-Aged Dreamer

Use your words, my dear sweet soul, they are inside of you... So find them. Write, you silly girl, write so hard the world will never forget you.
But does it matter if the world remembers you? 
Age begins to press its hands upon your chest and the need to be remembered seems to increase with the pressure. 
Stop.
That's not a line of thought you're interested in pursuing. 
Live in the now.
Does it matter if the world remembers you if your neighbor is going hungry? 
Perhaps age is merely pushing you out the door. 
Go. Live in the now.