I have a bucket list of things I want to do, but I’ve never made a “Not Gonna Do It” list. Here goes. I may add to it as time goes by.

I’m not gonna feel guilty about not baking desserts for activities at church or school – store-bought is fine. Ditto with covered dishes.

I’m not gonna buy things from every kid who is fundraising for some activity or other.

I’m not gonna work in the concession stand at the football games. I don’t want to and there are plenty of other parents.

I’m not gonna complain about the stupid little things that get on my nerves at work anymore. It’s not worth my energy.

I’m not gonna put impossible things on my list.

I’m not gonna avoid fried foods. I like them. And pasta and bread.

I’m not gonna prioritize housework over exercise.

I’m not gonna eat grapefruit or grape leaves or puffer fish.

I’m not gonna drink tea. I don’t like it, even if it is popular.

I’m not gonna change my own oil or mow the grass.

I’m not gonna ride a scary rollercoaster.

I’m not gonna attend or host “come and buy” parties.

I’m not gonna play Axis and Allies.

I’m not gonna use “text speak” in texts or out loud.

I’m not gonna feel guilty for ignoring someone when I’m reading/listening to a book.

I’m not gonna forget to order sprinkles on my ice cream cones.

I’m not gonna stress over it.

What else should I add?



  1. Kelly

    Ooooo, I like the idea of a “not gonna do” list. I only have about three things on my bucket list, but one like this would have dozens!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you’ll come back again sometime.

  2. Favorite from your list: “I’m not going to complain about the stupid little things that get on my nerves…” wait scratch that. We all need to vent or we’d go crazy, love it! Made me laugh out loud.

    My response to one of yours: What about Chai? It’s tea but not really, especially if you add milk (or substitute like me) and whip and nutmeg/cinnamon sprinkles.

    I added to mine: “Not giving up meat, I like it and must have it. I tried going veggie but I don’t have to.”

  3. I think eating carbs in moderation is fine, and lately they get such a bad rap. It is the wild abandoned portions of food and lack of exercise that is the problem, not pasta. I have lost weight while eating pasta and potatoes, so the anti-carb club can do what they want, but I know what works for me.

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