Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of Twenty-ten

Don't you just love reading end of the year top ten lists?  Best movies, books, songs, news stories, inventions. Always makes me feel like I'm watching history unfold.  My own personal list isn't full of anything new or shocking, but these are ten discoveries that have made my year a little happier...

01.  audiobooks
I don't know how I'd ever work out, fold laundry, or get through all my other zillions of mind-numbing momtasks without audible entertainment.  And let's face it, once the twins started all-day school, the house was just WAY too quiet.  My listening library is a life saver.

02.  cerave skin care
Sara Vee?  Saravay?  Karavie?   I'm not sure how to say it, but I love this stuff.  It's cheap.  It's gentle.  It's recommended by my dermatologist.  Hey, I'm 40 now.  My skin needs all the help it can get.

03.  crossword love


Call me nerd if you must, but crosswords are my new favorite brain workout.  USA Today puzzles are the best, in my opinion.  And, if your husband travels a lot, he can bring them to you from hotel rooms around the country.  Sweet.

04.  my iphone
Yeah.  The whole smartphone revolution...I get it now.  

05.  friday night lights

Brad and I are addicted.  It's enough "All My Children" for me and plenty of "Sports Center" for him.  He doesn't seem to mind that I have a teeny crush on Coach Taylor.  Maybe because he thinks Tami is pretty cute.  Thank you, Netflix.

06.  charming charlie

I didn't know such a store existed til we moved West.  Can you say "candy store for grown women"!?  Cheap and non-fattening.  Also known to cure PMS.

07.  honey + licorice

These got me through my last East Coast winter.  (And it was a doozy...)  Sadly, I have not been able to find them anywhere since we moved.  I will keep scouring drugstore shelves, though, because my pocketbook is lonesome for their crinkly-wrapped goodness.

08.  shower power
Tilex Fresh Shower.  You know the kind you spray and leave?  And your brand-new, beautifully tiled shower stays streak- and mildew-free?  I love housekeeping when it's this simple.


09.  digital trainer

I've been using  MapMyRun  to help me stay motivated this month.  Technology is just so great.  With the help of #1 and #4, this little app is digitally kicking my trash.

10.  babysitters in da howse

The single greatest discovery of 2010 is the fact that my kids can take care of themselves for a few hours while Brad and I catch a movie or grab a bite.  In other words, I am saving so much money, I can head to Charming Charlie on a regular basis.  And I can go child-free!  Happy New Year to me.

What's on your Top Ten?

8 comments:

Marci said...

Great post! Of course! I just always love a good Gab Blog fix.

Rochelleht said...

Hmmm... I may need to check out some of those faves. But, sadly, I can only go about 20 min. without a babysitter. Just not ready yet. Obviously, we have bigger issues and we're still shelling out $10 an hour. Ouch!

polly said...

do you have a Harmons grocery store down there? that is the only place i have found to buy licorice/sp?? (those kind of cough drops) when i go to harmons i stock up.

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Lauren in GA said...

I loved your list. I am going to get some Tilex Fresh Shower. I love the spray you can leave.

Amen to having, "babysitters in da howse." (I love how you wrote that). Having children old enough to handle things for a little while changed my life.

Have you ever seen that movie, "Forget Paris"...your description of Friday Night Lights made me laugh...because we liked the movie Forget Paris for the same reasons...Mike liked the basketball coaching and I liked the love story. (for the most part ☺)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I've started getting audio books from the library and putting them on my iPhone, now that's entertainment :)

D-dawg said...

Great list. I've been leaving my kids alone a little bit here and there too (now that Lexi is 10) and it is AMAZING!! I love it so much. Now I just need to make sure I don't take advantage and do it everyday (o:

Happy 2011

Jeanelle said...

I love and adore Friday Night Lights. Tim Riggins? Yum. I just want to take care of him and save him from himself. Welcome to the iPhone club. Truly, there is no better gadget in the world. (p.s. I bought the iPad last year and love it too...it's nice on my getting-older-eyes.) Do you play Scrabble or Words with Friends? We should play...

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