So by now, you all know the drill. The only thing left is to recognize (blame) those who made today's post possible. It appears this little game has been circulating for a while and can be traced back to Kel, our favorite Girl in the Glasses. More recently, Soxy Deb has been wielding her power, assigning letters to bloggers everywhere. One of those bloggers, my dear, dear Em was nice enough to bequeath me the letter N. And so, a post was born.
NOODLES: As in pasta. Macaroni, ravioli, tortellini, spaghetti... You name it, I'll eat it. I can eat it from the box (Thank you, Kraft), I can eat it wearing socks. Or even eat it on a train. Or maybe even in the rain!
NONSENSE: Am I the only one that thinks you can be educated, well-read and well-spoken and have a subscription to People? Why can't you be intelligent and never miss an episode of The Biggest Loser, The Hills and American Idol? I have NO problem setting aside my IQ to revel in reality TV, celebrity gossip, potty talk with the boys or just plain silliness. I don't take myself too seriously, and I highly recommend it.
NAPS: Really? Is an explanation needed?
NOT MY BUSINESS: In fact, the MORE not my business it is, the more I love it. I am always on alert for a conversation to overhear. My favorite is when I happen along people needing help or directions or an answer to a question that I know the answer to! Oh, how I love inserting myself, unsolicited, into other people's lives.
NEW: Newborns, new shoes, new tv seasons, new years. I love the newness of new. I think it is the clean slate that is so appealing. The promise of things to come, unspoiled by reality.
NEWS: I am a junkie. Fox is usually what's on at my house, since my husband is a die-hard conservative. But I am not choosy. CNN, MSNBC, Local, National. I have it on constantly. I want to be in on any disaster, controversy or breaking news alert the SECOND it occurs. As I have said before, God forbid Armageddon begins and I am the last one to know!
NORTH STAR: Is there anything more magical and wondrous than looking up on a clear night and seeing the bright, twinkling lights that shine regardless of our problems or achievements?
NICENESS: Sorry, but I like nice people. I like being nice to people, too. It makes me happy to have pleasant exchanges with strangers. My favorite easy way to be nice is to intercept someone walking their cart back to the grocery store as I am headed in and offering to take it for them.
NOTHING: Days when there is nothing on the schedule are few and far between. I am very good at taking advantage of the nothingness and enjoying every second of sitting on the couch in my p.j.s, waiting for the sun to go down so I can pick up the phone to have pizza delivered for dinner.
NEBULIZERS: I got this idea from Em. Normally, these pesky, high-maintenance gadgets would be on my hate list, but I am going to try to see the positive in the things that get my goat. And this positive is a big one. These plastic vessels, that have to be taken apart, hand-washed and air-dried daily, deliver the miraculous medicine to my sweet, moody teen's lungs, that keeps him healthy, fresh, maddening, funny and ready for any adventure.