A 5 Minute Thought

photo credit: kalexanderson via photopin

photo credit: kalexanderson via photopin

My husband and I were sitting down for a late dinner one evening and he asked me what I was thinking. I guess I was staring off into the unknown (I was actually thinking about all the things I needed to get done). I said I have no idea, a lot of things. Drew made the mistake of saying, ‘What goes through your head in 5 minutes”.

Got me to thinking, where does my brain go in 5 minutes.

Here is where it goes first thing in the morning.


Please note that I can not be held response for any trauma you may endure while stepping into my head for 5 minutes.  

I need coffee. Mmm I should grab a Starbucks. I wonder how much money Starbucks makes in a year. More then I could imagine. I wish I didn’t spend so much money on gas. I love my vehicle though, it’s so comfy. I think that if I were to have anything smaller, I could bring everything my baby and dog need. Why didn’t I get a truck? Right, gas. If we lived closer to my work, I could spend less on gas, that would be helpful. Then we’d have to move. I think I’m ok with moving. I’m so picky though, that could be a long process. Ugh, buying a house is so expensive. I wonder what sort of ‘hidden’ fees are involved. If I had half of what Starbucks makes in a year I’d be one happy Mama. 

I want to go back to bed. It’s to early. Coffee hurry up and brew. Wonder why it was ok in the 50’s to drink at work but it’s not now? I mean there is a lot more stress in a work ‘day’. I wonder when a work day went from 8 hours to 10. I need to figure out a routine for when Drew is away, maybe I will just wait until he leaves and Scarlett and I will wing it. Wonder where I get this OCD crap from. I think planning the unknown is too stressful, I should do it less. Ha! That won’t happen but it’s a nice thought. I should get Scarlett’s things and day a little more organized. 

COFFEE. I want to snuggle up on the couch, with a hot cup of coffee, a book and a blanket and read the day away. HA! When will that happen. I hope Drew remembers to pack a sweater for Scarlett. Did I tell him where it was? I don’t think so. I should text him. Oh and shoes, I think I put her shoes by the door. Did I wash her bottles last night? I can’t remember. Wonder when monkey needs to be cleaned. I should clean all her stuffed animals and toys. Add that to the list. I hope everything can go in the wash. That would make my life so much easier. Ha. what are the chances everything can go in the wash? I’m going with slim to none. Dry cleaners? That just seems like an unnecessary expense. 

I want to crawl back into bed. Oh or a bed in Bali. That would be so great. Right on the ocean, listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore line. I listen to the sound of pots and pans crashing together. I guess that’s not the same thing. I can’t believe Drew leaves soon. Man, life is about to be interesting. Will this prove that I’m a good or bad Mum? Drew is such a hands on Dad. Am I as good as a Mum as he is a Dad? Scarlett is going to miss him so much. I will have to be some pictures she can hold and not rip. I wonder if I can laminate them.  I could make a little family picture book for her. Oh yes that is what I will do. I could get some recordings of Drew saying hi and bye and good night. Oh that would be special. She would like that. There is also Skype as well. I have to put the laptop in a bubble so she can’t drool, touch or smash it. 

My throat is sore. I should drink some tea. Oh but I just made coffee. Ok water. Vitamin C do your thing. I wonder when Scarlett needs to start taking Vitamins, I should look into that. What is that noise? Is the dog snoring? How does everyone in this house snore so loud? Is that why I don’t sleep? I hear everyone else. I wish I could close my eyes and be asleep in minutes. Or my brain just come with an off button or sleep mode. Take a page from the computer book. 

Ok lets get this day started.

xoxo Ashley


One thought on “A 5 Minute Thought

  1. Thanks for the warning. I feel like a nap after this glimpse. Honestly, men think a lot in five minutes, too. It might not seem so, because of the empty gaze and mouth-breathing. But we think of lots of things, from Scotland’s independence to the implications of artificial intelligence to whether generic drugs are the same as the name brand.

    We also think about our fantasy football lineup, barbecue ribs and Kate Upton.

    You’d find it noisy in here, too.

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