My 1 Thing Don’t Want None

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don't want to do but also don't want to continue thinking about doing.

Everybody Wants to Do 1 Thing

And what about you? What's the 1 Thing you've got to do?

1 Thing Compares 2 U

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don't want to do but also don't want to continue thinking about doing.

Every Little Thing She Does Is 1 Thing

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.

Our 1 Thing: Remembering to Do 1 Thing, Oops

Thursdays are a great day to do that 1 thing you need to do but don’t want to do but need to do. 

We forgot about 1 thing! So now my 1 thing is to post “Do 1 Thing” before day’s end. Oops. No, okay, that doesn’t count. My 1 thing is child-related: Babygirl turned two and we’re throwing her a hopefully casual, low-key party this weekend in the park. Can any party really be casual and low-key when people travel to get to it, though? Probably not. My mom is coming, and various in-laws, and other family members, and they will want food to chomp on even though the party was planned strategically for a non-meal time. I said no gifts on the evite but people will bring gifts (we’ve received some in the mail already) so there will be thank you notes and clean up afterwards, as well as stress and prep work in advance, some of which is to be done today. So yeah! There it is.

What’s your 1 thing?

1 Thing: Endless Summer Edition

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.

Summer is nearly over and I missed all of it. We’re going to the beach next week, though, as soon as lower hotel rates hit post-Labor Day. How do you take a baby to the beach? My guess is, “Not easily.” Okay but my 1 Thing has nothing to do with that, just wanted to share.

I bit the bullet and picked up the phone to call about one of the pediatrics bills I’ve gotten in the mail from when I had birth done to me. The woman on the phone said her name was Bunny. “Hi Bunny.” I told Bunny my account number and name and held my breath.

“Oh you have one of those Obamacares?”

Do 1 Thing Before 1 Thing Does You

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.

The most important “1 thing” I have to do is mail the first premium checks to Babygirl’s new health insurance, as well as Fella’s and mine, so that we will be all covered as of September 1st. Related 1 thing: don’t get hit by anything heavy in August. These days, Babygirl only leaves the house in bubble wrap.

Also I have so much reading to do it’s like being back in one of my history seminars! At least it’s fun reading I will probably enjoy, including Roxane Gay’s new essay collection Bad Feminist and Anya Ulinich’s new memoir-y graphic novel Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel, both of which I got to pick up from a local bookstore. Yay, supporting small businesses! Yay, supporting living authors! Then I will generate income by writing reviews and use it to defray the cost of Babygirl’s health insurance. At my current rate, 3-4 reviews = 1 month of coverage. Everyone wins.

What’s your 1 thing?

Do 1 Thing Baby Just Do 1 Thing

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.

My one thing is to cook! Which we haven’t done in so long that I’m kind of embarrassed about it. The cooking itself will be about as low impact as I can make it. Fresh Direct delivered the ingredients for a gussied up version of tuna noodle casserole, and while taking care of my active and witchy toddler I managed to do the chop-chop prep work. All I need to do now is grate some cheese, probably while watching old episodes of 30 Rock, cook some pasta, mix, and bake. I can do that, right? Right.

My 1 Thing will be good for me in the long-term because Omega-3s are apparently proven stress-reducers, along with leafy greens, eggs, and dark chocolate. I need that fortification, because after going through the entire process of applying for health insurance on the Marketplace, this is the notification we received:

Sigh.

The Tax Man’s Taken All My 1 Thing

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don't want to do but also don't want to continue thinking about doing.

I’d Do Any One Thing For Love (But I Won’t Do That)

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing. 

Hahahahha which of the ten thousand things on my To Do list shall be my One Thing today? Cooking and laundry are so mundane. Writing the speech for my old and good friend’s wedding is so ambitious. OK I will do a One Thing in two parts: for my mom’s birthday tomorrow, I will finish arranging her present, and for my fella’s birthday, which was also this week, I will finish arranging our celebratory trip to Coney Island tomorrow Saturday.

What’s your one thing?

1 Thing Is Ruining My Life

Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don't want to do but also don't want to continue thinking about doing.