Linking up with Jen at The Bolin Bunch for 10 on the 10th. This month’s prompt is 10 things you say on repeat, all day, everyday. FUN!!
Wish I had taken notes all month on what I say most. A couple of phrases came to mind immediately but then I got stuck. So decided to ask my family. They are the ones who have to listen to me when I get on my soap box, repeating the same thing over and over, beating that proverbial dead horse. Poor ole nag.
10 Things I Say on Repeat
Here are the phrases I thought of immediately. In no particular order.
- Nobody does their job any more. Truth. Almost nobody.
- Everything happens for a reason. Truth. If you don’t get that new job, you weren’t supposed to get it and there’s a reason why you didn’t.
- I love you. Better to say it on repeat/borderline too much than not saying it enough.
- I’m so tired. Truth. I am so tired.
- How cute! Not how pretty, how beautiful. Always, how cute!! When shopping for clothes, I tend to hop around the store, from one rack to the next, saying “how cute!” about everything I see.
- He/she (usually he) is driving me nuts. As said so well by MaKenzie from “Toddlers and Tiaras”, below.
I asked my sister what I say on repeat. Her answer is probably something I type in messages more than I say it aloud.
- Stupid phone. Truth. My phone cannot understand anything I speak into it. Example: Today I sent this message to my daughter, “Paul dropped me off at the PX and I didn’t bring my purse or ID down here.” My phone heard and wrote, “He’ll drop me off at the PX and I didn’t bring my purse or ID down here.” I said into my phone, “Not he’ll, PAUL.” My phone wrote “Not heal Paul.” Then when I tried again, “Not he’ll kill.” Then “Not kill kill palm.” And then I said “Stupid phone.” The phone got that part right.
I asked my youngest daughter Lauren what I say over and over. Her answer might surprise you.
- Cod fish. Truth. Might seem like a strange thing to say to some people. Especially since I am not a fisherman or woman. And I had to think for a second how I started saying ‘cod fish’. There’s a very obvious reason why. When my girls were young, I tried to teach them some simple words in Spanish. One of the words was ‘adios’ and I would say that to them at a times instead of goodbye. My youngest daughter misunderstood what I was saying and heard ‘cadios’ instead of adios. That word made the obvious evolution to ‘cod fish’. And now when I am saying goodbye to my daughters on the phone, I say ‘cod fish’ or just ‘cod’ for short.
When asked, my sweet PC named at least 2 of the phrases I had already thought of before coming up with something different.
- I can’t stand it. Truth. Whenever we get home from going anywhere, at any time of the day or night, I will just walk in the door and the phone will ring. It is like everyone in the world – ok, that might be a slight exaggeration – everyone I know has a tracker on me and knows when I get home. I will just sit down and brrrrrring, brrrrrrring, brrrrrring. Yes, we have a land line that sounds like that. It’s never for my Prince, the phone is always for me.
My oldest baby girl came up with a phrase that means so much to me.
- Three girls together on the boom-boom. Always and forever. For along time, it was just my daughters and me, the 3 of us. And now, when each of my daughters comes to visit with her daughter, there are 3 of us together again. The boom-boom was my lap. So, in reality, I had 2 girls together on my lap, since I am the third girl and can’t really sit on my own lap. It brings a smile to my face to say this!
Runner-up phrases would include: bless your/his/her heart; oh, boy; oh, my goodness; be safe.
What would be your top 10 phrases on repeat? Won’t you share a few in a comment below?
As I type this, I am in Washington state for the weekend, visiting my Prince who is working here some this spring. We have had some difficult days lately…PC learned that his organization is moving to Virginia/Maryland which means his job is moving there, too. And neither of us wants to move. So that means, as of July, he may not have a job. And then my mom has been back in the hospital since Tuesday. The doctors discovered she has a compressed fracture of her T10 vertebra, fluid around her ovaries/peritoneum and yet another UTI. We can’t get a straight answer from her doctors about what is causing the fluid or how she broke her vertebra. Very possible another trip to Kentucky is in my very near future.
Thank you for coming by. If you haven’t already read Jen’s 10 on the 10th post, please run by to read her favorite phrases on repeat.
Have a restful Sunday.
Hugs and kisses,