Once Upon a Time, I Had Something to Say.

I feel like this has become more robotic than ever, and for that, I apologize. I could slap together another “Stuff I Bought” post (which, really, I love), but c’mon. I have no groundbreaking reveal there. I could tell you about readying our house to sell, but .. um, that’s all planning right now, so I’m not even blessed with Before & After pictures to share. I could fill you in on the recent Private School Woes, but .. to be honest, if I go public with those, it will be to media outlets, so. I’m just kind of tired.

Also, FULL DISCLOSURE: This is shaping up to be a post where I write about how I have nothing to write about. Feel free to click elsewhere. I would.

I’m not even in a bad head space, honestly. I’m just over..wrought? Over..committed? Over..beingpregnant? I feel like I have no head space for ME, which is being highlighted by my idea of reading one book a month. ONE BOOK. OVER A MONTH. This is proving too challenging for me. Me, who used to devour books in a day. I am now 35% through Gone Girl, which I didn’t even have time to start until a week ago, and I’m gloomily accepting that I may not make my month-end deadline.

Every minute feels like it’s spent catching three other balls, which is fine. I know this is temporary; this is just the Now. But maybe being a full-time student while working full-time was a bit optimistic, is what I’m saying. I hear stories of people doing it, making it work, but I don’t know HOW. Then again, I can’t IMAGINE being in school for longer than a full-time course load would force. I want to be done NOW.

And then there’s the stress of a baby on the way, with nowhere to put him. Do we room the two older boys together? They are six years apart, with one on  the verge of Teenage Years. I don’t think that’s fair (to either kid). Do we room the two littlest ones together? They are five years apart, with one being a newborn. I don’t think that’s fair (to either kid). We’re looking at baby furniture and trying to figure what would take up the least amount of room but has other pieces available for when we move into an unknown house and MY GOD, I want to be done NOW.

The house. Oh, the house. Our house is actually in pretty good condition, just needing some typical wear-and-tear TLC before we list. But there’s the time aspect of having contractors in and out (I cannot/will not do much of the labor here), and the money aspect, and then the showings and I WANT TO BE DONE NOW.

This all sounds very whiny, and I know that. In my head, the tone is NOT whiny; it’s just urgent, sounding very much like a FIVE ALARM FIRE all the time. Not whiny, just persistent. All the time. Like the running ticker during a weather situation, scrolling along the bottom of my mind no matter what else I’m doing, with that constant BRRRRP BRRRRP BRRRP every two minutes to catch your attention.

(There is also the car dilemma, also the school dilemma, also the private school dilemma, the work dilemma, the other work dilemma, and the list scrolls and scrolls and scrolls.)

So here is my question to you: What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie? In trying to avoid stress overload, I’ve asked this of anyone within earshot, and I have found the answers to be very polarizing. For instance, I am not a Tagalong fan. AT ALL. However, I would cut someone for Samoas. (I have found that there is common ground for all in Thin Mints.)

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16 Responses to Once Upon a Time, I Had Something to Say.

  1. Courtney January 29, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    I cannot support the Thin Mint love. I just ordered a year’s supply of Tagalongs and a couple of Samoas to go with them. Since we just moved, Joel’s first goal (before finding a pediatrician or babysitter) was to ask around and get me some cookies ASAP. We are in a time crunch for cookies! Thankfully, he came through. It was a close one for awhile though.
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  2. Lisa January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    I NEED COOKIES. I was behind a van with a “I <3 Girl Scout Cookies" bumper sticker on my way home last night, and I almost jumped out at a red light to see if they had, or could locate, cookies. Thin mints top the list and Tagalongs are second. Not a fan of Samoas.

    Unrelated to cookies, but related in deliciousness, what is this I hear about cool ranch Dorito tacos?!? ARE ALL MY DREAMS COMING TRUE?

  3. Jesabes January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Oh dear, do you really want me to get started on Girl Scout cookies? I feel like I’ve written this before, maybe HERE, so feel free to roll your eyes.

    There are two bakeries for Girl Scout cookies, one I think is quite tasty and one that makes me want to scream whyyyyyyyyy? Because I had the bad luck to move into an area that only sells Caramel DeLites (SO DISAPPOINTING) instead of Samoas (YUM). Peanut Butter Patties (really? They’re crap) instead of Tagalongs (YUM). All of their cookies suck. Except for the Thin Mints, which they’re required to make with the same recipe (I believe the Thin Mint recipe belongs to Girl Scouts and the rest are proprietary to their respective bakery?)

    Every single spring I get really sad all that’s available to me are crappy cookies. I want the good stuff! (I console myself with a dozen boxes of Thin Mints.)
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  4. Julie January 29, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I am a Samoas girl with Tagalongs (aka Peanut Butter Patties)coming in a close 2nd. I loathe Thin Mints. Mint should not be crunchy! But I bought a box of those and the peanut butter sandwiches for the hubby. My Samoas are now gone and I am seriously debating purchasing another box or two to have just for myself. It doesn’t help that there is a table setup in the hall here at work with them all displayed to tempt me.
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  5. Hillary January 29, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Samoas — which is so weird because I can’t stand coconut usually, but those things are amazing.
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  6. Aunt Gee January 29, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I like Samoas for eating. I like to get a few boxes of thin mints to keep in the freezer. They’re good for eating, crumbling over ice cream, crushed up in a “cookies n cream” type icing/filling…etc. They’re a nice versatile cookie.
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  7. Michelle Smiles January 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Samoas are my fav. BUT Keebler has just started making something called Coconut Dreams or something that ARE JUST LIKE SAMOAS. It has taken away the special of gs cookies for me. Because the rest are all good but not the stuff of cravings for me.

    And congrats on the boy news!
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  8. Michelle January 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Samoas. Hands down. I’m like you. I would cut someone for a Samoa. Close second: the lemon cookies, whose name escapes me.

    I really can’t imagine doing all that you are doing. Trying to sell a house, buy one and move is causing me to wish for a cave to hide in until it is over. Hang in there, lady.
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    • MrsDragon January 31, 2013 at 12:45 am #

      This year, at least here, they are the Savannah Smiles (or something like that). They seem to change every year. : )
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  9. LizzieV January 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Samoas, all the way. I remember the year they first introduced them. I was glad they kept them and dropped the sandwich creams. After that, it’s the shortbread Trefoils. (Good with frosting, lemon curd, chocolate, what have you.)

    Once upon a time, I was a Thin Mint fan, but that was long, long ago before they messed with the recipe. Once upon a time, it was a delightful vanilla cookie coated in mint-flavored chocolate. You could, if you were crazy like me, eat off the coating for a peppermint patty sort of treat, and then enjoy the ‘niller wafer middle. This whole choco-mint crumbly cookie they offer now? I’m not thrilled. And if it’s plain chocolate coating, then there needs to be more.

    I’m old, what can I say. (But not so old I personally knew Julliette.) Hey now! You kids get off my lawn!

  10. Ginger January 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Samoas, for sure. And whatever lemon incarnation they have in a given year.

    I loathe Thin Mints. I basically hate mint & chocolate together in general. I know, I might not be human.
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  11. Sarah Lena January 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Okay, you guys are making me convinced that 1) I need to try these Lemon Cookies, 2) I don’t have NEARLY enough Samoas, and 3) I had misplaced confidence in the universal love of Thin Mints.

  12. Jessica January 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Samoas! Although I do love Thin Mints, as well. I just always miss the chance to buy any, as it seems like GS is not very popular here. So I console myself with the Keeber mint cookies!
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  13. Erica January 29, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    I love Samoas and thin mints best but I deny no cookie.
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  14. Elsha January 30, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    I really do love Tagalongs. So much that I made my mom buy a box and hide it for me last year when I had gestational diabetes. (Tagalongs are popular in this house- only my mom doesn’t like them.) Also a Thin Mint lover. Preferably kept in the freezer, maybe mixed into some ice cream. Mmmmm.
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  15. MrsDragon January 31, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    I was a girl scout. I love ALL the cookies.

    Thin Mints. Samoas. Trefoils. Whatever the current lemon flavor is (is changes almost every year but they are invariably a good tea cookie).

    I loved Tagalongs as a girl scout, but now, not as much. I do like DoSiDos but not enough to want to buy a blox.

    Coooookies…. ; )
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