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Thursday Thirteen #87: I Don’t Want to Make You Itch

April 11th, 2007

After all this talk of bugs, I do not want to make you itch, scratch or curse like a sailor. So for this week’s Thursday Thirteen I present:

13 Things That Make You Feel Good

13. When you get your back scratched without even having to ask.

12. R&B — Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations… “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day/When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May…”

11. Soft pillows, cozy quilts and clean sheets.

10. Cherry blossoms on all the trees.

9. A new job. With new co-workers. And a new mug for your desk.

8. Chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream.

7. Two flats of cosmos and pansies to plant, a big bag of hollyhock tubers, sweet peas, asters and calendula.

6. A birthday party and it’s not you who’s the one turning… I cannot say. But all of you, please tell my Wacky Sister HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! forty times. Heh heh. (Wait, what am I laughing about? I’m three years older. But not until June! Until then, I am two years older.)

5. When you wake up in the morning and the dishes are already done, the laundry is done, and the coffee is made. (This has never happened to me — I mean, not all three at once — but I bet it feels good.)

4. “Getting your hair cut and taking a bath,” says Wacky Boy.

3. Speaking of — lavender bubble baths and candles. Peppermint foot lotion. A big bouquet of flowers.

2. Not having to go to school.

1. Knowing that summer is on the way — lazy, warm nights, going swimming all the time, picnics in the bed of our truck. In the driveway. (Don’t ask — our kids adore this.) Drive-in movies, all of the windows and doors open, the garden in full bloom. Fresh peaches, plums and nectarines. Going to the beach for the day or the week.

Happy Thursday, everybody.


  1. Jen says

    Umm, microwaved brownies with ice cream and chocolate syrup…back scratched, I swear I was a dog in a previous life.
    What a feel good list this was! Makes me long for summer days and school vacation!

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  2. Lori says

    I was interested in your post because I am currently covered in hives and I do itch…badly! Loved it…it’s always wonderful to remember the simple, lovely things.

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  3. This Eclectic Life says

    Excellent list! You are so funny…I just love having found your site (through Jen!).

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  4. Ctina says

    Nice TT! I totally agree with #1…add back massages to that too! Thanks for checking out my blog :)

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  5. mamatoo says

    a job?!? did I miss that news among the health Q&A?

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  6. Rose says

    Just so you know number five feels great. lol

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  7. Wacky Mommy says

    MamaToo, no job… yet. We’ll see. However, a job would ruin my plans to dress in saggy denim dresses and homskul my chillen.

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  8. Christine (chicken-scratch) says

    Always good to pamper yourself and NOT itch! Great post! I’m all about lessons learned this week over at http://www.chicken-scratch.ca

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  9. Gabriella Hewitt says

    The bath, the brownies and the coffee in any order. I’m not picky. And what I’d give for someone to do my laundry. The mountain never seems to decrease.

    Wonderful list. Happy TT.

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  10. Boltbabe says

    For some reason, getting a new job and learning all new co-workers, with a new coffee mug, doesn’t relax me. lol!

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  11. WackyMommy says


    Can you tell I’ve been working from home for too long? Right now my desk is cluttered with DVDs, CDs, and copies of “Go, Dog. Go!” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”

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  12. she says

    What a great list! I’m hoping for #9 asap. Can you wave a magic wand and send that one my way?

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  13. Amy Ruttan says

    Mmmm warm brownies. Now I am hungry.

    Great list. Happy TT, thanks for dropping by mine.

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  14. Mark Caldwell says

    The blossoms just started to come on the trees I walk past on the way to work. Before you know it there will be swifts and martins wizzing around everywhere in the mornings too.

    Nice lists :-)

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  15. Jessica says

    Mmm… brownies! Now I want some!! But my hubby is away for the night, so I would end up eating them all if I made them tonight… so I will have to live without them!!

    My TT is up’!

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  16. Jon Tillman says

    Lying in the grass in the park, well-made coffee, beautiful singing even if you don’t speak the language….

    My TT is up, full of similar things, but in Paris…

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  17. edj says

    Happy Birthday Wacky Sister!! Now we’re the same age :) Have some champagne on me.

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