Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I'm Kind Of Big On Lists

It hasn't even been 24 hours yet since being back in the good ol' U-S-of-A, but my mind is already turning for all of the things I want/need to do now that we're back and have access to so many things I've been missing.

I don't think it's quite hit me yet that we're back for good. Though, I haven't really given myself a chance to just sit down and soak it in for fear of having an emotional breakdown. {Not really, but sort of..}

So instead, I shall write down my list of to-do's for the day!
And since I've been up since the butt crack of dawn (thank you jet lag), I've already gotten one done!

1. Take a shower and scrub the filth off you from your long travel day because you were far too lazy last night to do it and instead fell asleep, as stinky as can be, all before 10pm. CHECK!

2. Go for a 2 mile run to jump start your "I've just gorged on everything and anything for the last few months and now I need to lose some el-bees" exercise plan.

3. Go to Costco and try to persuade them to replace your broken Canon since you know they're oh-so-good at returns. And if that doesn't work, then get on the phone and call the Costco customer service line and raise hell!!! {Okay, not really, but maybe just a little hell...}

4. Go to Target and buy deodorant so you can stop smelling like a man from using The Dizzle's Old Spice for the last week.

5. Do NOT go crazy and buy the whole Target store. Remember, you do not have a job yet, Michelle.

6. Speaking of jobs...maybe it's a good day to start applying for them?


7. Do not look at pictures of your travels for at least one more day so as not to spiral into a deep, dark depression.

8. Eat the following food items that you've missed oh-so-dearly:

    - Panera (am I the only one who's obsessed with this place?)
    - The Dizzle's homemade chili, complete with sour cream, avocado, and cheese
    - A giant burrito, preferably from Rubios because I've had a weird craving for it that's lasted basically the entire 6 months I've been away
    - Jamba Juice smoothie

....and of course, all in moderation. See #2. You're on a diet now, remember??

9. Try to email back all of your wonderful blog friends that have left comments over the weeks because you've been a major slacker in not getting back to them, so now they probably think you're that blogger who thinks they're too good to take the time to respond back to someone's well thought out comment!

10. Possibly consider getting a trim because your split ends are looking pretty atrocious and I'm pretty sure that deep conditioner you used this morning won't magically cure them.

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Well alright then! Time to get going!
And yes, this is a pretty hefty list I've got going on here, I realize.
So it's a good thing I've already jumped the gun and got to crossing things off!
{And you know how good it feels to cross something off your list...even if it's just a shower.}

Wish me luck and have yourself a glorious Tuesday, ya hear?

xoxo


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36 comments:

  1. Yes for lists! I'm so jealous of all the amazing American food you get to eat.

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  2. Love lists! Crossing items off is one of my biggest stress relievers. And yes, I just got back from SE Asia on Saturday and am still deeply in the trenches of jet lag...

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  3. i can't imagine the chaos of returning to the states and gorging on everything you've missed, stock up on everything you've run out on the go clothes shopping in stores that actually fit! yes, i lived vicariously through you on your travels but i think it just keeps going now that you're back in the land of all that is good (and target...let's not forget there's target)

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  4. oh target. maybe the greatest thing about america? good luck and godspeed with not purchasing anything else in there...i don't know if it's possible. (and i don't think anyone thinks you're "that" blogger, no worries.)

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  5. Welcome Back! Excited for you with the job searching :)

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  6. Good luck on the camera! Sending extra 'smooth moves' your way to try to convince them why they need to make the exchange. Costco's pretty good at that though. The line that works for me best? "I don't know, it just stopped working!" :) I hope it can work for you too.
    Good luck with Target. I haven't been home in so long I don't even know how it would feel to buy stuff actually at stores and not online! :)

    -Amanda | Living in Another Language

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  7. Cannon replaced my camera after the screen shattered, no questions asked, but it was a couple of years ago and still under warranty... Good luck!

    I'm worried I'll buy the whole Target store next time I visit the United States too.

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  8. Oh, do I hear you on the resume being things I never want to do again.

    Good luck not buying everything in Target!

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  9. Good luck with your list! I'm sad your vacation is over and I wasn't even on it! I can't imagine how sad you two must be =(

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  10. Good luck with your list today!!! I always feel like when we get home from a trip there is so much to do, I can't even imagine your situation!!! Enjoy being back in the States! :)

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  12. Welcome back....it's been a blast following you!

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  13. Welcome back sweet Mish. Also get some coconut oil, its a wonderful conditioning treatment for your hair and skin.

    Bonnie Rose | A compass Rose

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  14. welcome back to the US of A. & go get some panera - I love as well. also, good luck at target. it's hard to only buy one thing.

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  15. I thought it was a dream that you're back in the US! Welcome home :) What do you usually get at Jamba?

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  16. I cannot believe that you're back! welcome back to the US, lady! Now stock up on all the good food (and deodorant) that you can!

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  17. Happy first day back!! Hope it's a great one :)

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  18. So excited you're back!!! I have about a week's worth of blog reading to catch up on so you'll probably be getting more comments from me soon but ... yay!!! You're in the USA!!! :)

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  19. I can't believe your already back! Do you have plans for what you're going to do?

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  20. Welcome home! I love lists, they keep me sane! And I probably wouldn't accomplish much of anything without them :) And now, thanks to you, I am craving jamba juice, a burrito, and chili! But I don't think I should eat them all in one sitting, I am supposed to be on a diet too.

    Oh, and good luck with Costco, I have a feeling you'll need it.

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  21. Welcome back dollface! If you do feel the spiral of a dark depression coming on, fret not! I'll be spiraling with you. I've SOO enjoyed readign about your travels with The Dizzle and seeing all the cool sights and adventures you two have been on! Trip of a lifetime!

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  22. OMG Michelle, your ecard!! it is my lifeeee. I am still laid off... still loving it, and still missing you! hello, where was the MI stop we talked about ;)

    We have to talk soon. So much has happened, I'm getting married!!! Good thing I started selling all my stuff huh? lol

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  23. i'm obsessed with lists. and you really need to add "eat cobb salad" to your list.

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  24. Welcome back girly! I think sending out your resume sounds miserable since being off for so long! Do everything else first!

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  25. Welcome back!!! :) So happy you are back safely. I love a good list, can't go wrong. :)

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  26. Ah, lists! I have a million of them!

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  27. I hope Costco fixes your camera...OR just replaces it! That's such a bummer. But hey, if they say no, you can atleast go console yourself with all the free samples of yummy food.

    Have you put The Dizzle's chili recipe on here? Because if you haven't, I expect it in tomorrow's post. Ahh-thank you! ;D

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  28. Welcome back to the US, but I know it's a bittersweet thing! I, too, am obsessed with Panera! We don't have one in Mississippi, so if I ever see one, I'm there!!

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  29. Never mind you, I can't believe it has been 6 MONTHS of ME following your travels from my desktop. Flew by in a flash!

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  30. I NEED The Dizzle's CHILLI RECIPE

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  31. Don't go to Target. I repeat. DON'T! I mean, I have a better idea anyway. I just went to Target the other day and bought TWO new sticks of deodorant, amongst many many other things. You can have one, if you come up to Portland:-) muwahahahaha. Seriously. xoxo

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  32. I make lists for everything! You're right - it feels amazing to cross them off...even if it's as simple as, "paint my nails." Good work already!

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  33. Just remember, being back in the states doesn't mean you'll NEVER get to travel again! The only certainty in life is change, so enjoy your burrito and hold strong for your next adventure. ;-)

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  34. I would seriously eat Panera every single day if I could. I'm constantly wanting to go!!

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  35. Good LUCK! And I love Panera too.

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  36. This is going to be me in approximately 45 days. I can't believe my short expat life is coming to a close. Also, at least once a month one of us over here mentions how much we could go for Panera that day.

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