Thursdays Are For Thinking Out Loud


My son caught wind of the whole What I Ate Wednesday thing and decided Thursdays should be known as Three Cheese Thursday.


He totally reads the blog but clearly not as often as I think since he was unaware that Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud and I am not about to remind him of what he is missing because I don’t need him reading (and mocking) every single thing that I write.

In fact, he recently subscribed to my blog via email which bothered me like I can’t even begin to tell you but instead of discussing it with him, I just let it go and prayed he would forget to read since he normally lets his emails (which are mostly spam) pile up because he is too busy watching old episodes of The Wonder Years on his phone.

My plan has been to get a hold of his phone in the middle of the night and just unsubscribe him from following my blog  but I keep forgetting to do it because I am busy sleeping.

Last week Andy Petite was interviewed during Jeter’s last home game at Yankees Stadium and he said that just talking about pitching again, or watching a pitcher pitch in a game makes him feel as though he is pitching or at least gives him the feeling inside of what it felt like to be pitching.

Same way we feel when it comes to talking about running or seeing someone running, right?

Puts you right in your shoes as if you can feel yourself moving.

Remember when you played Tetris as a kid and would go to sleep dreaming of Tetris boards and block patterns? Lately, and this may sound insane, sometimes I start falling asleep and I feel like I am running or see myself running. But I am not. I am sleeping. I think.

Can we talk cinnamon rolls for a minute? Do you like them? It’s not that I don’t, I just always classified them as part of my insignificant, no will power needed because I just don’t care either way sweets category.

The cinnamon roll,  let’s say from Cinnabon in the mall,  was something I would smell with my nose and see with my eyes but never activated my taste buds so I could easily keep walking right on past…until I hit like Mrs. Field’s where the buy six cookies get one free would stop me in my tracks.

Lately though I am seeing cinnamon roll recipes like it’s some craze I need to be a part of:

Single Serving Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten-Free & Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

So it may not be Three Cheese Thursday but it is #TBT around the social media world so let’s join in today.

My mother may kill me for this but since the photo is from like 1979, it is totally understandable (okay maybe not but I am trying to be kind) that her hair looks like this:


My friend Danielle sent me this vintage photo the other night (clearly from a Polaroid camera!) of my mother and me (I know, right? I was adorable) which is from Danielle’s first birthday party.

I was only five days away from my first birthday and if I could read my own baby mind based upon the expression on my own face, I am pretty sure that I was thinking,

“Would You Leave Me Alone With The Pictures, Where Is The Cake?!”

I feel as though it is important to tell you that my first words were “yum, yum”, spoken after I was given a cookie.

Some things in life are just meant to be.

Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today!


What was your first word? If you have kids, what was their first word?    

Do you like cinnamon rolls?

If you had to pick one – ice cream cake, layer cake or cookie cake?      

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  1. says

    So I kind of LOLed at your son reading your blog. My brother reads mine (via twitter) and whenever I’m home he will totally mock me. We’ll be in the car going somewhere and he’ll start reading tweets or posts out loud and I get so mad at him. It’s just weird! But I can imagine it would be even stranger for your son to be reading it.

    As for cinnamon rolls- that’s one of those foods that I love but always forget about. So now that I’m reminded, I’m craving them. Thanks for that.
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    • says

      It’s awful to know my son reads lol. And he freaks if I take pictures of the food when we are out or at home. I try to put my phone on silent so he doesn’t hear the picture being taken. Sometimes that way he doesn’t notice if I quickly snap the picture for the blog lol.

  2. says

    Oh I love cinnamon rolls! And cheese. Your son really may have something there! My mom had the biggest perm when I was little. I love looking at old pictures of her. That’s going to be these girls now with the big ol poof on top of their pony tails.

    • says

      Haha, you made me laugh. I wonder if I will look back at my hair in thirty years and say what the heck. Although, I can’t imagine it will be worse than seeing a crazy perm like my mom seems to have had. lol

  3. says

    Ohhh I remember going to sleep and seeing Tetris whenever I closed my eyes. I actually still run into that problem sometimes these days if I play video games for too long late in the day 😛 And I can honestly take or leave cinnamon buns… I do think they smell amazing, but when it comes to eating one, there are a lot of other things I prefer.
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  4. says

    Haha that is too funny about your first words! I actually don’t know what my first word was. I also sometimes feel like I am running when I close my eyes- the same way if you look at a screen or something for too long you see it all the time. I think we are definitely a little obsessed with running- but its a much better obsession than video games, right?!
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted…Thinking Out Loud #19My Profile

  5. says

    I’m with your son. We should make three cheese Thursday a thing.

    Whenever I’m working on a puzzle, I dream of interlocking pieces. While I find working on the puzzle restful, I feel the opposite when it comes to dreaming about it.