Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scary Stuff!

Every week I plan on doing Mama Kat's writing prompt... and every week I end up just too darn busy. But this week, oh I'm still busy... busy being scared! ;)

Writing Prompt: My 10 biggest fears

  1. Germs. Yep, I am a huge germ-a-phobe. Carry around germ-x and purell like you wouldn't believe. It's all I can do not to bathe in the stuff if I even think about something germy and icky. Every winter my hands get horribly chapped from all the handwashing. Just today, I bathed a shopping cart in purell because baby girl would not keep her mouth off of it! Now that is scary!
  2. Gas Appliances. They totally freak me out. I hold my breath every time I light my burners or oven. I run past the water heater in the basement. I put off checking the LP tank as long as possible (which has led to some expensive emergency deliveries).
  3. Undercooked Meat. I cook my meat until I am absolutely sure its no longer pink. And then I cook it some more. Incidentally, gravy is awesome. It helps with all the dryness from cooking the meat too long. Of course it doesn't help so much with the burnt meat.
  4. Feet. I can't stand them. Except for baby feet of course. Who doesn't love baby feet? This probably goes back to the whole fear of germs thing. I don't even touch my own feet. And if I accidentally do (aside from in the shower of course), I wash my hands about five times.
  5. That my husband will come home early from work one day and catch me blogging here. ;)
  6. The Hantavirus. Probably completely irrational, but still. Every fall, when the weather turns, or in the summer when it's especially hot and dry, the mice come in. We live in a rural area, so its completely unavoidable. And it completely freaks me out that some mice carry this virus. Every winter I'm ready to abandon my house for one that doesn't get mice.
  7. The fact that some stores still sell toys that are recalled. Its perfectly legal in some states (including the one I'm living in). The fact that toys with high levels of lead paint in them might still be on the shelves at my local store scares the crap out of me. Especially since both of my little ones have a habit of putting everything in their mouths.
  8. Everything on the floor of my car. My car is a mess. That's what happens when you live 30 miles from the closest fast food restaurant and you can't wait to get home to eat. And you make a habit of giving the two little ones milk/juice/snacks in the car and forget to fish out the bottle/cup/leftover and/or thrown snacks when you get home.
  9. Basements/Attics. I fear them both equally due to watching too many damn horror movies as a kid. I totally run up/down the stairs when leaving in case of being chased by masked serial murderer or supernatural scary being who just happens to be hiding there.
  10. That I won't see two pink lines next week!!
darn, did I do this a day late? Oh well, that's par for the course of my life! ;) Better late then never. Are there any more cliches about being late?


Weeksie50 said...

*crossing my fingers* I sure I hope you see two pink lines next week!

Great list.. My car is scary too.. and I don't have kids.. sad huh?

Melissa said...

Oh my... I am a BIG--HUGE germophobe too... I carry hand sanitizer, hand name it--everywhere we go!!

jenn3 said...

Haha. Good list. I agree with you on 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, & 9. I stress about all of those too.

Jenni said...

I loved reading your list. I laughed but agreed with many of them. Especially number 9. I always run up basement stairs in case the person hiding down there waited until I was leaving to get me! I bought a house last year with no basement so I am much happier now.

Good luck with #10--I know how that goes.

Jennifer said...

Great crack me up! Good luck with the lines! The one about the mice carried virus is not that irrational...I fear the west nile virus because my little ones are constantly getting bit by the HUGE mosquitos we have down here!

Merrie said...

I'm not quite as worried about germs, but I hear you on keeping the baby's mouth off of the grocery cart. ACK!

I'm glad my hubby does our bbq'ing, otherwise our meat would always be overdone, too. :)

I did the Mama Kat thing, too, finally. I went with the holiday memory, though. Well done!

Rachel said...

I love your your so damn funny!

PS Hope Hubby doesn't catch on...I love this too much!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh yes on 1 - HELL YES on #4 - I HATE feet - especially men's feet - gross!
#5 - yep - my hubby HATES when I blog - and I mean hates!!!!!!!!!
10 - oh - so sweet - best wishes!

Jo-Jo said...

1.)When I was prego I was a HUGE germaphobe!
2.)We had an Exxon station that blew up because of a propane leak. I have a propane tank. I get scared all the time now.
3.)Undercooked Chicken scares me
4.)I hate feet but I am getting better at that one.
5.)My hubby knows I blog but doesn't read it. I hope he never does!
6.)I hate mice. They scare me. Thanks for adding this one to my list.
7.)I never by the kids toys. Yelp I am a bad mom.
8.)At the moment my car is clean but I doubt that will be the case for long
9.)I hate bugs. Bugs are in basements. YUCK!
10.)If I saw 2 pink lines, I would be the one screaming! NOOOO!

Carrin said...

Good list! I don't like feet either!
I thought I was the only lazy mom out there. Glad to see I'm not alone.

RocketStar said...

Wow! I can't believe that stores are still permitted to sell recalled toys. That's horrible.

Lola said...

Great list! I'm with you on that mice thing, the undercooked meat and the gas appliances. The pink lines would be the scariest thing I can ever imagine in my life, though!

Mama's Losin' It said...

I hate feet too!! I've decided I start hating them around the age of five...

But more importantly...HOW MANY LINES!?!...I better look at some more recent posts and see if we have an answer yet...

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