Things I don’t know. Things I do.

photo (2)My kids just started school. I got my first “smarty pants” phone. I’m editing my second novel. This weekend I’m meeting editor(s) to talk about a third that I haven’t yet written. Tomorrow, I need to make dinner.

I feel like I don’t know a whole lot these days. Such as…

1. I don’t know what to wear tomorrow. I do know that most of my clean clothes are making me angry right now.

2. I don’t know how to check my voice mail. I do know how to use my phone as a flashlight.

3. I don’t know if this second novel is any good. I do know that it isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever read.

My Mother's Chamomile Front

4. I don’t know if letting my daughter get hot lunch every day is good. I do know that it makes life WAY easier (especially since a peanut allergic kid in her class makes PB&J and NoNo&NO).

5. I don’t know if the idea for this third novel is too ambitious. I do know that it will stretch me.

6. I don’t know geometry. Not even a little. I do know that geometry nearly made me homicidal in 11th grade.

7. I don’t know what to do with the skin on, bone in chicken breasts in my fridge. I do know that, if anyone is reading this, they’ll give me pointers.

8. I don’t know if I’m ready for my kids to be this big. I do know that they’re growing no matter what. I’d better get all the snuggles I can!


9. I don’t know if the dishes in my dishwasher are clean or dirty. I do know that I’m too tired to check.

10. I don’t know if anybody read through all this. I do know that I wouldn’t have! Ha!

Your turn…tell me a few “don’t know/do know” things! And if you have a great idea for the chicken. 

11 Comments on “Things I don’t know. Things I do.

  1. imho, bone-in, skin-on chicken is just a means to the end of precooked shredded chicken. I bake it at 350 w/o any seasoning or anything until it’s falling off the bone and then dice it and freeze it in gallon ziplocs for my next soup / casserole / chicken salad, etc. But if you’re looking for dinner tonight, baking it at 350 with teriyaki sauce or garlic and Italian seasoning and serving it next to a fresh loaf of bread works pretty well too. Add a bagged salad or warm up some frozen green vegetable and you have a complete meal.


  2. I don’t know why my car keeps stalling randomly. I do know that I don’t want to pay a boat load of money to fix it!

    This post made me smile, thank you! 🙂


  3. I don’t know how I’m going to get through an entire year of 5th grade homework with a 5th grader who has a direct connection to outer space.
    I do know that I am a much more loving and patient since my kids are in school this year!
    Cute blog post-I loved it! 🙂


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