Friday, October 09, 2009

10 on the 10th!

Wow, 10 on the 10th snuck up on me this week! It's been a busy week, but this weekend is looking to be wonderfully non-busy and
L-A-Z-Y. If you know me, then you know that lazy weekends make me happy, happy, happy!

Since October is the tenth month of the year, the theme of this month's list is the number ten. Brilliant, eh? It's probably more random than brilliant, so stay with me please.

1. 10AM Mountain Standard Time. That's the time that Arkansas plays Auburn tomorrow (10/10) in Fayetteville. Of all the SEC teams I like Auburn the least. Sorry, Lisa. Hoping the Hogs can pull out the win--Woo Pig Sooie! If you're not from the South and want to know what all this Woo Pig Sooie stuff is about, go check out Harper and Kelly calling the HOGS!

2. $10/month is what we pay for our basic cable. That basic cable does not include ESPN or ESPN2 which have televised almost every Arkansas game this season. Big Sigh. However, so far I've been able to watch all the games on I'm so glad Al Gore invented the internet, aren't you?

3. I'm hoping to make good use of the $10+ that I spent at Archiver's yesterday and complete at least 10 scrapbook pages tomorrow. I have a six-foot table set up in my bedroom and all my scrapbooking stuff is out and ready for me to get some work done while I watch the game on my laptop! I did this last Saturday night with Abbey and we had so much fun together that we're planning a repeat.

4. Hey, I won a $10 Walmart gift card from Amber this week. I asked her what she thought I should spend it on and she suggested I buy the stuff to make some more of this.

5. I'll have to decline her suggestion though because we blew through our fall mix in a few days and it's going to take more than a few days to shed the 10lbs I gained from eating it. Truthfully, I didn't gain 10lbs from eating fall mix. It was more like five. I have however, gained 10lbs since 2007. That's the year that I'm currently trying to scrapbook and looking at pics of myself from two years ago is making me realize I need to lose some weight.

6. Wondering if Old Navy is going to have their jeans on sale for $10 anytime soon. Abbey only has one pair that still fits. We've rotated between track pants and jeans all week and I've got to go buy her some soon. I love those $10 promos they run from time to time. Guess I'll go check online.

7. Dinner tonight: Pizza. It will take me 10 minutes to go pick it up, will cost around $10 (gotta love Papa Murphy's and their prolific coupons) and it will take 10 minutes to bake. It will likely be the first time in the last ten days that I won't hear a hear a single complaint about dinner. Priceless.

8. I did a serious email inbox purge a few weeks ago and have kept no more than 10 emails in my inbox for THREE WHOLE WEEKS! (Wish I could keep with the ten theme here, but that would be a lie.) It is a beautiful, beautiful thing to have an almost empty inbox.

9. Shoot. I was going to try to have this posted by 10AM but I got distracted trying to come up with interesting things in tens. I'm running out of ideas and feeling a bit sluggish this morning after staying up way past my 10pm bedtime. It also isn't helping that the temperature outside is only 10 + 10 + 10. Need more coffee!

10. Okay, your turn. Here's a fill in the blank question for you. If you are so inclined, you can leave your answer in the form of a comment.

I would be thrilled if I had ten ________________.

(Children? Vacation days? Dollars? Nancy Drew books? Miles left to travel? Bears in your backyard? You fill in the blank!)

As always, you're welcome to join in the 10 on the 10th fun. Just post a list of 10 things on your blog--it can be any 10 things you can think of--and link to your post in the box below. Easy-peasy.


Kendra said...

million dollars that I didn't have to pay taxes on!

Melissa Stover said...

i'm glad 10 on the 10th is back.
i'd be thrilled if i had 10 bowls of carmex. not the kind in the gel, the true bowls. i love me some carmex.

Stephanie Kay said...

10 days to spend alone with my husband at a secluded beach resort.

Gretchen said...

Oh, mercy! It's here! Guess that means I'd like to have 10 more...minutes! :) Enjoy your slow and easy weekend, Mer.

*carrie* said...

hours of uninterrupted sleep!

Enjoy your weekend--unlike you, we're unusually *busy*! Although snow is in the forecast, so we'll see if our plans change!

Christen said...

10 months of summer if I wouldn't miss the other seasons.
10 churros (current craving) if I wouldn't gain weight.
10 days away (alone or with hubby) if I wouldn't miss my family after 1.
10 hours of quiet time if I could sit still that long.
10 million dollars if I could stay humble.
10 kids if I thought I could handle them.
10 acres if I could stay in this school district.
10 pairs of jeans from the Buckle if I could afford them.
10 kindred soul friends if I had enough time to spend with them.
10 minutes to take a shower if... well no ifs about it i need a shower.
there that's 10 things!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Oh darn, I should have added three more to my list this week and saved it for tomorrow! Oops.

Amber said...

....10 more batches of that Fall Mix!! But the jeans are way too snug...must resist.

Kecia said...

mornings to sleep late!

Tracey said...

10 hours of sleep

Holly said...

10 hours to do whatever...

Since I probably won't blog 10 on the tenth this weekend, I wanted to name 10 of my top movie snacks/ drinks--hope it's ok if I list them here:
2.jordan almonds
3.chocolate covered almonds
4.smooth and melty mints
5.york peppermint patties
6.reeces pieces
7.milk duds
8.once I snuck in two good times custards for me and my cousin (food stoeln into the theatre tastes sweet)
9. pumpkin spice latte (also snuck in)
10. Dr. Pepper (especially when the syrup is a bit more than less)

PS I just gained 10 pounds typing that.

Tiffani said...

girl! you were SO creative on this one!!

I would have 10 bank accounts with lots of money for colleges, fall clothes, a new car to replace the dead one in our drive way...and some that are just for savin'!! :)

Stephanie said...

10 minutes alone!!!! :)

Have a great weekend!

Chloe m said...

Ten more me's to get everything done that I haven't finished yet...painting the garage, planting my bulbs, vacuuming, etc.
P.s. Thanks for hosting 10 on the 10th, love this idea!

Heather said...

I loved all your 10's!!

Anonymous said...

This may be my favorite one of your 10 posts yet. So creative!!

I would like ten more wishes. That's what I always do. Whenever they say what would you wish if you had three wishes, my third wish is always for an unlimited supply of wishes. I think I might be a hoarder.

P.S. I'll be getting my Ten List in just barely by the deadline, I think. Oops!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I do not want to talk about the Hogs/Auburn game. I am bitter.

I would, however, like to have 10 days of vacation at the beach.

Anonymous said...

Fun!! And Kinda hard. I just posted 10 on the 10th for the very first time.
Thanks, Mer!
Oh, and I linked you. :)

...10 creative things to list!

Jennifer Bowen said...

I would be thrilled if I had ten more lifetimes with my husband and children! =)

Angie said...

What a creative post, Mer!

I'm not filling this in.....I'm telling you what my husband said......"ten days and nights alone with you with no internet and no phone......." I'm getting off of the computer right now!

Carpool Queen said...

I wish I had ten hours of energy to knock out all the painting that needs to be done in this house.

And I'm SOOOO late to the party, but will post tomorrow.

The 12th.

Good thing you're not judgy.

Brenda said...

I would be thrilled if I had 10 pounds disappear off various locations of my body!

His Girl said...

10 days in colorado with my friend, Mer.

thats what I want, and I'm stickin' to it!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

10 emails in the inbox sounds like a dream...:))

Hope your family is feeling better!! The Hiney is in full force here too..

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

I really need to join in next month! It always sneeks up on me:)

I'd love 10 less pounds around my middle!