1 Things in The Stream, That is What We Are

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 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.

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.

La La La (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 1 Thing I need to do this week is get some gifts for some birthdays that are coming up this weekend. One of my friends is having a get-together this weekend to celebrate his birth and that of his baby, whose birthday is also this month. Now, does the baby get a gift? Maybe? We’ve talked about this before. In any case, that’s on my list.

What’s on your list?

And as reference to the title of this week’s 1 Thing, here’s that Sam Smith song:

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 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.

Do 1 Thing (And a Report on a Successful 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.

Before I get to this week’s 1 Thing I want to report that I saw a doctor about a small lingering health issue from LAST SUMMER. I got all freaked out initially because the first doctor I saw about it, a year ago, seemed incompetent *and* told me it might be cancer, so my natural reaction was to shut down, hide under the bed, try to pretend there are no such things as hospitals, etc. A couple of months later, when I couldn’t ignore the problem any more, I saw a doctor in Spain. He spoke only enough English to assure me it probably wasn’t cancer, but he did say I might need surgery.

Again: shut down, under the bed, pretending.

AT LAST, thanks to “1 Thing,” I made another appointment with a new English-speaking doctor who hopefully wasn’t incompetent. Turns out she’s the greatest. It’s not cancer! I don’t need surgery! In short everything’s fine. Thanks, 1 Thing!!

My next 1 Thing is to mail a care package to friends of mine who are having their first baby, and it should be super fun because I get to pack it full of stuff that is haloed with love & good wishes. What’s yours?

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?”

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.