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Ten things I tell myself everyday

So when I first started a blog I told myslf there were certain rules I would abide to. I would post at least once a week. I wouldn’t mention my son at all and I wouldn’t do meme’s. Like most rules I make up for myself there was absolutely no logic behind this what so ever, so when Thefabulousmomsguide tagged me into this meme I thought it would probably make more sense to do it that to refuse for a rule I made up for no reason.

So here we go, these are the ten things I tell myself everyday;

1) Do not make stupid rules to live by for no reason. They will ostracise you from polite society and make you look like a twit.

2) WordPress is designed in a way specifically to annoy you. It is not just you. In some countries they probably us wordpress as a form of torture.


3) Chocolate sprinkles on skinny lattes are calorie free. Even if they are an inch thick.

4) (At 8am) Today is the day I am finally going to get on top of the housework. Definitely.

5) (At mid-day) Today is the day I am going to get on top of most of the housework. Definitely. Except for the ironing. And obviously the hoovering. Probably not going to get round to fixing the door locks either but the rest will get done.

Today may be the day the hoover escapes from under the bed. Or it may not be...

6) (At 8pm) Today is the day I am going to get absolutely no housework done. I will however panic clean for ten minutes then blame my husband / child / cat for the ensuing chaos.

7) My hair is not messy. It is interesting, verging on artistic.

8)  Nobody ever lied on their deathbed and wished they’d spent more time in the office.

9) To the best of my knowledge, nobody ever lied on their deathbed wishing they’d spent more time messing about on the internet. However, that doesn’t mean I’m going to risk being that person.

10) Rice cakes are for toddlers, large scale flapjack consumption marks me out as a grown up.

Done, phew! Off to avoid some more housework and think about my next project, but in the meantime I’m going to tag:




All of whom also have lovely blogs so do go check them out!


  1. Emily
    3rd April 2012 / 12:04 pm

    Oh you rebel you! Glad you were feeling like breaking some rules, love your answers. I eat quite a lot of my toddlers snacks… now I’m worried what that says about me?! xx

    • Kate
      3rd April 2012 / 12:26 pm

      Organix oat bars are my secret vice ;o) I’m always amused by girls in the office eating rice cakes though, half expect them to pull out a plum pouch afterwards…

  2. Sonya Cisco
    3rd April 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Firstly thanks for tagging me and for the link! 🙂 and hahaha what a brilliant post- I am Pretty sure they could ALL be on my list- especially 6,7,9 and 10. I don’t use WordPress but substitute blogger or absolutely any website or form of technology more complex than a biscuit and I am with you on number 2 too! Will let you know when my response is done! Xx

    • Kate
      3rd April 2012 / 6:09 pm

      Will look forward to it 🙂

  3. 3rd April 2012 / 12:24 pm

    Interesting facts 🙂 I’ll try and get round to doing mine at some point – my to-do list is massive and I’m not getting much blogging done in general at the mo 🙁 I’ll be back one day though!

  4. 3rd April 2012 / 8:34 pm

    Great list. I go through 4-6 everyday. Should have put them on my list.

  5. 4th April 2012 / 3:13 pm

    I’ll join you with the housework…..tomorrow, the artistic hair and the flapjack. By the way – Blogger was invented to torture me….

    • Kate
      4th April 2012 / 7:03 pm

      Not a lot of love for blogger or wordpress over here! Why can’t someone invent one that’s easy to use and looks nice?? What do IT people do all day?! (Eat flapjacks probably…)

  6. 19th April 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Brilliant list! To safeguard our marriage, my husband and I agreed on emloying a cleaner. It’s a luxury really but is pretty much essential for a calm existance in our apartment. My hair, until last week, was like an untamed bush. Now it’s short and and will hopefully remain unbushlike for at least a couple of weeks.

    • Kate
      20th April 2012 / 10:57 am

      *Makes mental note to explain to husband that cleaner = marital bliss* Yeah, I’m suitably jealous now… 🙂

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