September 1, 2010


1. I wanna pull out the pumpkin spice candle, but I'm gonna wait another week or so.
2. I wanna go jean shopping, but I'm gonna stick with my shorts since it's 93 degrees.
3. I wanna complain about our new healthcare benefits, but I'm gonna just pray we don't have any reason to visit the hospital. Ever.
4. I wanna deny that I'm grumbly about my son's wacky baseball practice schedule. I'm gonna just be thankful that my husband is taking on the season's duties.
5. I wanna be able to type this post without interruption. I'm gonna choose to be happy that my children still need me.
6. I wanna read a book in a quiet corner. I'm gonna be thankful that my kids love for me to read aloud to them about King Arthur and other quality literature characters.
7. I wanna rant about the inconsideration of not RSVPing when I've opened up my home to others. I'm gonna put my big girl panties on and not take it personally.
8. I wanna pout because Trader Joe's did not have pimento cheese spread yesterday. I'm gonna see it as an opportunity to make another visit to T.J.s in the very near future.
9. I wanna have a pity party about feeling unappreciated. I'm gonna brag that my husband does a great job of making me feel appreciated in my role here at home.
10. I wanna take credit for coming up with a list of wanna/gonna. I'm gonna be honest and tell you that my dear friend Amber came up with the idea.

Whatchu wanna/gonna?


Susan S. said...

Great post......I like your positive spin on wanna/gonna.

1) I wanna go home and lay on the couch and watch tv; but I'm gonna continue to work until 5:30.
2) I wanna pay someone to paint my house; but I'm gonna go home and continue the painting spree.
3) I wanna worry about all the things I wish for my life that haven't happened yet; but I'm gonna continue on with my bible studies and pray for what God wants.

Laura said...

I wanna bring you some Fresh Market Pimento, Jalapeno perhaps? I'm gonna go right by it because its behind my house.

Richella said...

I really like this. I need to make myself a list. I've been giving in to the "wannas" way too much! I need to switch over to "gonna" mode. Thanks for the wake-up call!

Karen said...

Enjoyed reading your wanna/gonna list.

Carpool Queen said...

I RSVP'd, right???? I think I did. I can't make it.


I really wanna' come, though.

Joy for the Seasons said...

I wanna use this idea on my blog. But it is probably gonna take me awhile to get around to it. ;)

Jenn A said...

I wanna sit on my couch and read a relaxing book, but I'm gonna patiently help my kids with their homework.

I wanna eat a really yummy dessert, but I'm gonna stick with my low sodium, low fat diet.

I wanna go for a quiet walk after dinner, but I'm gonna take all the kids along and enjoy the evening with them.

Good idea!

Kim said...

I wanna come but have had to wait on some bigger things that take priority with my schedule but I am gonna get to come cause I moved them till Friday :)

Elizabeth said...

This is fun stuff! I haven't gotten out any fall candles (tomorrow!), but I did put out the hand wash a couple weeks ago. I couldn't help myself-I need fall!

I think all moms feel under-appreciated. Makes me so thankful to have a husband that supports my dreams and wants me at home as much as I want to be here.

Kay @ Off the Beaten Path said...

I wanna do this too! And I'm gonna...tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

i wanna do a little song & dance for the teacher about how we were actually EARLY yesterday, & that his being late was an inadvertent mistake on my part & wish for her to take it off his record. but . . . i'm gonna put MY big girl panties on & accept the hit to his record. (but i AM gonna also make sure my "watch" is synced up w/ theirs, too!) ;)
- TZ

Playing Sublimely said...

Loved hearing from you, and love this song I am listening to...hope to hear from you again sometime. Lovely blog here...

Kellie said...

I wanna stop the madness in my life as of late, but I'm gonna take it one day at a time with the Lord by my side.