58 Things I Learned While Being Home Alone: The Lists Version

It’s time to lay my “58 Things I Learned While Being Home Alone” to rest. It was fun while it lasted. It kept be occupied. It kept me counting down the days. It kept me entertained. It even entertained a few. It actually made me think. It actually made me learn things about myself, my marriage and my life. It ended up being better than I had expected.

But alas, time has come to put it into the vault, but not before I create a few more countdown lists from this countdown list. Below you’ll find the “Reader’s Top 10”, my “Other Top 5”, “5 More We Found Amusing” and the entire “58 Things I Learned While Being Home Alone” list.

Thank you again to all that followed my journey on Facebook and through my blog! Let us start by counting down the “Reader’s Top 10”.

How did I come up with the Reader’s Top 10? Very simple, I added up the LIKES and comments from each day on Facebook. For instance, No. 10 received 10 LIKES and six comments, thus earning 16 points. My personal comments or replies to comments didn’t count in the total. Tiebreakers were broken by total number of comments, because it’s harder to actually leave a comment than clicking the thumbs up link.

What did I learn from YOUR top 10? They mostly had to do with my family, as all four posts about my wife and kids made the top 10. Two of them had to do with friendships. One was thanking me for posting my countdown and two of them were about me completely embarrassing myself. I don’t know how I feel about that. Let’s read on shall we?

No. 10 – #46 – You can scream and yell but there’s no one to come to your rescue when you run out of TP.

Date Posted: Monday, July 9.
Total LIKES: 10; Total Comments: 6

Most of the comments I received featured the letters TMI, OMG and LOL. I had to throw up a disclaimer stating that I wasn’t completely out, just that we ran out of them in our bathroom and I had to waddle over to the kid’s bathroom to grab an extra roll or two. OK…OMG…TMI! Sorry!

No. 9 – #3 – I miss having my lil’ buddy around to talk sports, Star Wars, video games, super heroes and to pester each other!

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 21.
Total LIKES: 16; Total Comments: 1

This would’ve made my top 10, but thankfully I don’t have to put it in any order thus not listing my favorite kid at this moment in my life. NO! I don’t play favorites! Stop! You all did though as Lukas received the least amount of “points”. Hmm…maybe you just enjoyed Lia and Levi’s pictures better.

It’s OK, it’s been nice having him back. He wants me to play toys with him. He wants me to build Lego houses with him. He wants me to play basketball or soccer with him. I feel needed and special! I’m happy to have my lil’ buddy back!

No. 8 – #13 – Running events and spending time with my church family at the church camp-in is a great way to combat the loss of my Grandpa Thomas. RIP Grandpa, you’ll forever be loved and forever be missed. Thank you for being the only person on either side of my family that I could really talk sports with.

Date Posted: Saturday, August 11
Total LIKES: 15; Total Comments: 2

This would’ve made my top 10, and probably top 5. Considering I had just lost my Grandpa Thomas, I felt pretty good when I came home from day one of our church camp-in. I felt loved. I felt cared for. I get tired of reading posts on Facebook or articles bashing Christians. For those that may dislike Christians, you’ve never hung out with my church family. We’re a small 70-80 member church, thus the continued “family” reference. We know everyone by first name and usually know their stories. We can all relate to each other. I can hang out with teenagers and then turn around and talk with dudes in their 60s. We’re all not perfect. We’re all fairly normal. We just love Jesus. As I wrote in my blog, there’s nobody other than my wife and kids, that’d I’d rather hang out with when going through a death or crisis, than my church family. If you’ve had a bad experience with churches, Christians, teenagers or 60-year-old men … contact me if you want to give it another shot.

No. 7 – #23 – I can finally say, with excitement, MY FAMILY WILL BE HOME THIS MONTH!

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1
Total LIKES: 19; Total Comments: 2

You were either excited that my family was coming home or excited that you only had 23 more days to skip over my crap on Facebook. Yes, August was here and that meant I’d see my family somewhat soon! I didn’t seem them at all in July 2012, which is the first time that’s happened and first time Lis and I were away for a month since we got engaged in January 2003 and I flew back to the US of A for two months of heartache.

No. 6 – #41 – The Shindig confirms why I love living in a small town. Good people, old friends, new friends and fun!

Date Posted: Saturday, July 14
Total LIKES: 17; Total Comments: 5

You think small town you think, everyone knows everyone. Everyone is related to everyone. We even experienced the small town bonfire in someone’s backyard. Well I witnessed this up close and personal in one of my favorite weekends of my temporary bachelorhood. I met some new friends but mostly got reacquainted with a lot of old ones. Old clients, ex-“in-laws” (no, never married before, just what Lis calls any of my exes family members), old friends, old basketball competition, it was fun! And it proved just why I wanted to come back and work in the community that I live in.

No. 5 – #5 – I miss the toothy grin of my lil’ big fella. His chill attitude. His love for food and balls and his willingness to snuggle. When he gets home we gonna wrastle!

Date Posted: Sunday, August 19
Total LIKES: 22; Total Comments: 4

Another post that would’ve made my top 10. Levi left me as a barely walking, barely talking, just over a year-old baby and came back a walking, talking, energetic toddler. He still loves his food. It’s mostly he and I hanging out at the dinner table when everyone else has finished. He still loves his sports. He still fake bounces the ball (with sound) just like I taught him when he was 6-months old, this time he shoots it at the fake hoop. He’ll pick up the bat and tap the ball against it making the crack of a bat sound. He runs through the halls with the football and when he kicks the soccer ball he yells, “Goal!” That last one he picked up in Brazil. And he still likes to snuggle at night, still proving that he’s similar to Uncle Erik in that he can fall asleep at night anywhere and within minutes. Glad to have him back!

No. 4 – #1 – I’m actually going to miss posting my “58 Things”. I know most of you are probably excited that you don’t have to hear from me, but I wanted to thank those that followed my 58-day journey through “bachelorhood”. It was fun hearing from people from all over asking, “What day are you on?” and it was often followed by them sharing a post they liked. As someone who loves to write it’s an awesome feeling to know people are reading your stuff! But alas, my family has returned home so … THE END!

Date Posted: Thursday, August 23
Total LIKES: 26; Total Comments: 7

Again, thank you to all that read my posts. It was nice hearing from people who I didn’t even know were paying attention. I got comments like, “It has been fun reading your posts!”; “I’ll miss the countdown…”; “It’s been fun.”; “I do love the writing…”; “The countdown was fun to read…”. All of that makes me feel so good! Thank you!

No. 3 – #4 – I miss hearing my favorite word “Daddy!” screamed from my Princess when I walk into the house. I miss having her around to make me laugh. I miss her questions, her kisses and her hugs! I miss my lil’ brown-eyed girl!

Date Posted: Monday, August 20
Total LIKES: 39; Total Comments: 4

You all have a soft heart for Daddy’s Girl. I know my “demographic” is mostly Mom’s so this doesn’t surprise me. The best part, it appears that Daddy’s Girl really missed her Daddy! She’s been awfully clingy with me since her return wanting to hold my hand all the time, wanting to sit up on the couch with me, wanting to eat dinner right next to me, wanting to hold on to my leg as I attempt to walk. It’s been nice to feel so loved. I hope later down the road when I give the kids this book she’ll read over this and realize that at one point she loved me more than any other boy in her life! Take that future husband!

No. 2 – #2 – As much as I enjoyed our online conversations, I miss blabbing to my wife about everything, including stuff she doesn’t care about but does a good job pretending that she’s interested in like fantasy football, Peyton Manning and my family (I kid, I kid). I miss making her laugh, laughing at her, her cooking, her baking, her insane cleanliness, falling asleep next to her while watching movies on the couch, her quizzical looks when I break into a dance using only the music in my head, her punches when I say something stupid, and some material that may be inappropriate for children under 17. Heck, I miss my best friend!

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22
Total LIKES: 49; Total Comments: 6

A lot of times I’m driving in my car or standing in the shower thinking about writing something. Often it usually sounds better in those moments. There are the few times that when I start typing the words that come out of my fingers sound better on the screen than they did in my head. This was one of those times.

As mentioned in my post, after reading this over I felt kind of good about myself. I felt like I had written something similar to one of my favorite movie scenes of all-time. It was sensitive but somewhat amusing. It was soft but silly. It was honest. It was … love! And for some reason you all liked it.

No. 1 – #55 – No matter how afraid of the dark you are. Never, EVER lock the door that goes from the inside of your garage to the inside of your house! Especially wearing only a t-shirt and boxer shorts! Thankfully I found Lis’s hospital PJs. Thankfully my Grandparents live two blocks away and thankfully Mother has a spare key! Oh yah, I’m going to embarrass myself with a photo!

Date Posted: Saturday, June 30
Total LIKES: 34; Total Comments: 21

As much as you all like the sensitive posts about my wife and kids you all loved the fact that I locked myself in the garage wearing only a t-shirt and boxer shorts, spent 45 minutes figuring how I was going to escape and with clothes on, and then embarrassed myself by posting a photo of my “outfit” and a screwdriver.

I received six LOL’s and a LMBO with lots of exclamation points following it. Some of my favorite comments were, “I really thought it would be at least a solid week before you would get yourself into trouble!”; “What was Lis thinking leaving you home alone?”; “Put down the screwdriver, you don’t know how to use that,” and “See how much he needs you Lis?”

Yes, this was embarrassing but for all of you it was worth it.

For those of you that don’t know the story, here it goes from my earlier entry:

The story goes like this … I was about to shower (which is a good thing I wasn’t totally ready to shower) when I walked into the garage to get my electric razor to trim my beard. The second the door clicked closed a silent “Ahh shucks!” went off in my head. My next thought was how do I get back into the house. There was no spare key. I had sealed all the windows shut. I needed to call my Mom to get a spare key. How was I going to call her? I could ask the neighbors for their phone but … that’s right. I’m in my boxers and I have drool stains on my shirt. Now, if I could just find something to put on. There was nothing in the van. If I was a toddler I’d have a whole pick of clothes (and a few extra outfits) as there were boxes upon boxes for picking. About 35 minutes later I noticed Lis’s hospital PJ’s in the area where she usually takes old ragged clothes and turn them into rags. I pulled them on! Remembered my Grandparents lived two blocks away and jogged to their house! Fun times! It took me three days before I realized I need my wifey.

Locked Out!

The above would’ve made my list of the “Top 5 Somewhat Amusing” posts. Here are five more that “the readers” occasionally repeated back to me:

#54 – It’s a lot faster, and more relaxing, getting ready for church in the morning when you don’t have to yell, “(Insert Kid’s Name) get dressed, brush your teeth and stop annoying (Insert Other Kid’s Name)!” every 30 seconds.

Date Posted: Sunday, July 1
Total LIKES: 7; Total Comments: 1

If you have kids you have been here. If you have kids and think that you haven’t been here then you’re either lying to yourself or your kids are robots.

#57 – I can go #2 with the door open and no little ones trying to sneak a peek. 

Date Posted: Thursday, June 28
Total LIKES: 6; Total Comments: 2

Let me repeat what I wrote above: If you have kids you have been here. If you have kids and think that you haven’t been here then you’re either lying to yourself or your kids are robots (or you have a locking bathroom door and consistently use it).

#51 – Though my family is on the other side of the equator I was still able to continue the one 4th of July tradition I despise: A trip to the grocery store.

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 4
Total LIKES: 2; Total Comments: 0

I will never complain to Lis about going to the grocery store on a holiday. I committed the very error that I complain to her about every 4th of July, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Labor Day and Memorial Day – I went to the grocery store on a busy holiday! Fool!

#25 – I really haven’t missed watching “20/20”, “Criminal Minds”, “48 Hours Mystery” or any other show that Lis loves but causes me nightmares and sprints down the hallway.

Date Posted: Monday, July 30
Total LIKES: 4; Total Comments: 1

If you’ve been reading from the top you know I don’t mind calling myself out, embarrassing myself or calling myself a wimp. By the end of the 58 days I was less afraid of the dark and you know why? The scariest thing I watched while Lis was away was the Lord of the Rings trilogy and I’m pretty sure no orcs are going to attack me at night.

#27 – I don’t really know where anything in my house is!

Date Posted: Saturday, July 28
Total LIKES: 7; Total Comments: 3

This was a real learning lesson for me. I didn’t know where mixing bowls were kept. I didn’t know where mixing bowls went after they were washed. I wasn’t even sure where Lis put the screwdriver or flashlight! At one point I stood in the middle of the garage and it felt like a movie scene where the room spun around and around as I stood confused as to where something was. If anyone knows a scene that I’m referring to send it to me please!

“The Other Top 5”

My top 5 were pretty much included in the “Reader’s Top 10” but here are my top 5 that would’ve made my top 10, including my overall No. 1.

#21 – I think it’s time to start weaning myself back into “Married Kevin” life.

Date Posted: Friday, August 3

This makes the cut because it sums up how my 58 days went. Sure it was fun having time to hang out with friends, stay up late, party, play Nintendo until 1am, not clean up after myself right away, but at some point I was ready to get back to doing what I love – being a husband and a father. I wanted to be “Married Kevin” again!

NOTE: Again, “Married Kevin” originates from last year’s two-day training at the American Cancer Society’s Summit when both Jerry aka “Big Dog” and Kelly, our ACS Staff Partner, suggested my nickname be “Married Kevin” because to put it briefly, I don’t get out much.

#56 – Hanging out with great people, sharing laughs and tears, is a great remedy for being home alone.

Date Posted: Friday, June 29

This was all about the people who helped create the ACS Relay for Life of Monroe/Sky Valley. You can read about this in my entry “My 5 Special Moments from Relay!

#22 – Never underestimate the power of Youth Group.

Date Posted: Thursday, August 2

As mentioned when I posted Nos. 29-20, I realized that the kids need me and more importantly, I need them. This was proven just two days ago when I had a bad day at work. I lost a big account, financially we are struggling, I was feeling negative about my decision, I was feeling down about not supporting my family and then for five hours I hung out with a 30 teenagers and life was simple and fun. This wasn’t the first time this has happened either. I’m feeling icky, I lead Youth Group and wow, look who feels better! Thanks kids young adults.

#47 – Boyz II Men are shorter than expected!

Date Posted: Sunday, July 8.

This was my subtle way of saying, “I MET BOYZ II MEN!”

This doesn’t begin to tell the multiple emotions that me and my family went through on Saturday, July 7. In fact, I don’t think I can repeat it better than when I rehashed it in my entry titled, “A Night We’ll Never Forget“. So read that OK?

#35 – It’s amazing, even though my wife is on the bottom half of the world, an “Online Date Night” will make us even closer!

Date Posted: Friday, July 20

This would’ve been my overall No. 1 and I said this in my Nos. 39-30 entry:

This has probably been the most important thing I’ve learned thus far.

We were doing something that we weren’t able to do at home, or hadn’t thought about doing at home – setting aside a time and day to sit down and chat with each other. Actual “date” nights! Even though she was thousands of miles away, and four hours ahead of me (which works in our favor because by 7pm my time I’m home and ready to chill. At 11pm her time she’s relaxed, the kids are put to bed and her Mom is zonked out on the couch) we were making an effort to chat with each other.

Do we do that at home? Heck no! I get home from work. I change. We sit down and eat dinner. She cleans up while I keep the kids busy. Lukas and I finish homework while Lis bathes the other two. We prepare for bedtime. We read. We put them to bed. We say shout, “Get back to bed!” about a dozen times. By the time we have time for each other Lis is deep into some murder show that causes me nightmares and I’m headed back to bed to read or fall asleep.

Now we were alone, chatting about stuff we haven’t talked about before – adult stuff! Like how we’re doing as parents, husband/wife, dad/mom and ways we can improve on all of them. Not that our marriage sucks, in fact I recently told my sister-in-law that our marriage is the best its been in the nine-plus years we’ve been hitched. But why not continue to improve on that? Why settle for where it’s at when there is always room for improvement?

We’d email updates of our day and questions like “What’s your favorite … ?” and at night we’d discuss emails. And just like that we were in “teenager” love again. We hit on something we didn’t think we’d hit on and it felt great. How many marriages end just because this doesn’t happen? Hmm…I think we’re ready to run a marriage counseling session now!

The good part is that so far the feeling has continued. It’s only been a week but … we’ll see!

There you have it! The end of my “58 Things I Learned While Being Home Alone”. Thank you again for reading, following, laughing and smiling at my posts. It means more than you think it means to me!

I’ll close with the full list from No. 58 to No. 1! Enjoy!

58 Things I Learned While Being Home Alone:

#58 – I can touch 30 on the receiver while listening to my music at 9:30 at night! Posted Wednesday, June 27.

#57 – I can go #2 with the door open and no little ones trying to sneak a peek. Posted Thursday, June 28.

#56 – Hanging out with great people, sharing laughs and tears, is a great remedy for being home alone. Posted Friday, June 29.

#55 – No matter how afraid of the dark you are. Never, EVER lock the door that goes from the inside of your garage to the inside of your house! Especially wearing only a t-shirt and boxer shorts! Thankfully I found Lis’s hospital PJs. Thankfully my Grandparents live two blocks away and thankfully Mother has a spare key! Oh yah, I’m going to embarrass myself with a photo! Posted Saturday, June 30.

#54 – It’s a lot faster, and more relaxing, getting ready for church in the morning when you don’t have to yell, “(Insert Kid’s Name) get dressed, brush your teeth and stop annoying (Insert Other Kid’s Name)!” every 30 seconds. Posted, Sunday, July 1.

#53 – I can stop doing my best impression of Lolo Jones by not having to hurdle gates going into the bathroom. Posted, Tuesday, July 2.

#52 – Though sleeping diagonally in bed is fun, it’s still sleeping alone – and my pillow doesn’t kiss back! Posted Tuesday, July 3.

#51 – Though my family is on the other side of the equator I was still able to continue the one 4th of July tradition I despise: A trip to the grocery store. Posted Wednesday, July 4.

#50 – Watching the 1977 World Series on DVD is faster (and better) than taking NyQuil. I don’t think I’ve made it through an entire inning! Thanks Chris & Allison! Posted Thursday, July 5.

#49 – I’m no longer in my early-20s. I can no longer do back-to-back late nights and feel “normal” the next day. And hanging out with Brazilians makes me miss my Brazilians even more! Posted Friday, July 6

#48 – The dishes don’t wash themselves and the trash doesn’t take itself out. Posted Saturday, July 7

#47 – Boyz II Men are shorter than expected! Posted Sunday, July 8.

#46 – You can scream and yell but there’s no one to come to your rescue when you run out of TP. Posted Monday, July 9.

#45 – I can leave the front door open and not have to worry about Levi attempting to escape the asylum by walking through the hole in the screen door. Posted Tuesday, July 10.

#44 – It’s hard to have your wife check your sleep pattern when she’s on the lower half of the world. Sorry Doc! Posted Wednesday, July 11.

#43 – I can watch sports documentaries without interruption! Posted Thursday, July 12.

#42 – It’d be nice to have the rest of the Johnson 5 to hang out with while hanging at the Sky Valley Insurance booth at this weekend’s Shindig! Posted Friday, July 13.

#41 – The Shindig confirms why I love living in a small town. Good people, old friends, new friends and fun! Posted Saturday, July 14.

#40 – Beans and rice sound pretty darn good after 2-1/2 days of carnival food. Posted Sunday, July 15.

#39 – Milk is still good five days after the expiration date! Posted Monday, July 16.

#38 – With my family gone I still tend to keep too busy, thus the dandelion garden growing in my front yard. Posted Tuesday, July 17.

#37 – Even I feel disorganized and stressed when the house is a mess. Posted Wednesday, July 18.

#36 – It feels nice not hiking piles of clothes; maybe I should clean up more often. Posted Thursday, July 19.

#35 – It’s amazing, even though my wife is on the bottom half of the world, an “Online Date Night” will make us even closer! Posted Friday, July 20.

#34 – Forks, knifes, spoons – utensils are my least favorite thing to wash! Oh well! Dishes are done! Posted Saturday, July 21.

#33 – Dancing all night long is a great workout – and a lot of fun! Posted Sunday, July 22.

#32 – (via webcam) My kids DO miss me – well at least two of them! Posted Monday, July 23.

#31 – After 26 days, I’m actually looking forward to a night of chillaxing at home – alone. Posted Tuesday, July 24.

#30 – How to make brownies! Posted Wednesday, July 25.

#29 – Half empty? Half full? Either way I’m halfway there! Posted Thursday, July 26

#28 – That the Summer Olympics will start and finish before Lis and the kids come back. 58 days is a long, long time! Posted Friday, July 27.

#27 – I don’t really know where anything in my house is! Posted Saturday, July 28.

#26 – Port Townsend, Port Gamble and a couple of ferry rides make a nice day trip! Posted Sunday, July 29.

#25 – I really haven’t missed watching “20/20”, “Criminal Minds”, “48 Hours Mystery” or any other show that Lis loves but causes me nightmares and sprints down the hallway. Posted Monday, July 30.

#24 – Think it’s time to start cooking. Kinda getting tired of frozen meals for lunch. Posted Tuesday, July 31.

#23 – I can finally say, with excitement, MY FAMILY WILL BE HOME THIS MONTH! Posted Wednesday, August 1.

#22 – Never underestimate the power of Youth Group. Posted Thursday, August 2.

#21 – I think it’s time to start weaning myself back into “Married Kevin” life. Posted Friday, August 3.

#20 – A sparkling clean bathroom makes me want to hold it. Posted Saturday, August 4.

#19 – Sometimes you need a lazy Sunday to sit on the front porch, drink a Strawberry Daiquiri, listen to music and highlight the Good Book. Posted Sunday, August 5.

#18 – Two weeks doesn’t seem that long after making it thru six. Posted Monday, August 6.

#17 – That I’m starting to run out of things to learn about. Guess it took 41 days. Posted Tuesday, August 7. Replacement #17 – That during the summer it gets toasty in my office.

#16 – Found the one place where it’s cool to wear my Star Wars shirts – Youth Group! Posted Wednesday, August 8.

#15 – I’m feeling like a train fallen off the tracks. All my habits are screwed up. Sleep, eat, work it’s all so disorganized! Don’t I sound pathetic?! Posted Thursday, August 9.

#14 – That my photo albums were holding up the bookshelves above them! Add “Reorganize Bookshelf” on my “Things to Do Before Lis Gets Home!” Posted Friday, August 10.

#13 – Running events and spending time with my church family at the church camp-in is a great way to combat the loss of my Grandpa Thomas. RIP Grandpa, you’ll forever be loved and forever be missed. Thank you for being the only person on either side of my family that I could really talk sports with. Posted Saturday, August 11.

#12 – Just a coincidence but in honor of No. 12, Andrew Luck’s preseason performance, I am staying on the Colts bandwagon. Posted Sunday, August 12.

#11 – Respect for my single buddies. It gets tiring working all day then having to come home and cook and clean. Props to ya! Posted Monday, August 13.

#10 – I dread bedtime. Posted Tuesday, August 14.

#9 – Don’t lean against your neighbor’s freshly painted, bright orange door, at least not while wearing your favorite blue dress shirt and while your family’s professional stain remover is on the bottom half of the world. Posted Wednesday, August 15.

#8 – I have to write some business so I have money when my family gets back home – and to keep a roof over our head, and to feed my family, and to play fantasy football, and to … call me! Posted Thursday, August 16.

#7 – It’s not easy remembering to keep plants alive. RIP Plants No. 3, 5, 7, & 9. Posted Friday, August 17.

#6 – I’m thankful for the wonderful family and friends for making me dinner, inviting me over for dinner, spending 4th of July with me, inviting me out to party with you, singing karaoke with me, inviting me over for movie nights, coming with me to movie nights, inviting me over for game nights, inviting me out for a day trip, taking me to sporting events, helping me with running events, helping me fix things around the house, inviting me to kids birthday parties, joining me in scratching something off my “99 Things to Do Before I Die” list and just being great friends! Posted Saturday, August 18.

#5 – I miss the toothy grin of my lil’ big fella. His chill attitude. His love for food and balls and his willingness to snuggle. When he gets home we gonna wrastle! Sunday, August 19.

#4 – I miss hearing my favorite word “Daddy!” screamed from my Princess when I walk into the house. I miss having her around to make me laugh. I miss her questions, her kisses and her hugs! I miss my lil’ brown-eyed girl! Posted Monday, August 20.

#3 – I miss having my lil’ buddy around to talk sports, Star Wars, video games, super heroes and to pester each other! Posted Tuesday, August 21.

#2 – As much as I enjoyed our online conversations, I miss blabbing to my wife about everything, including stuff she doesn’t care about but does a good job pretending that she’s interested in like fantasy football, Peyton Manning and my family (I kid, I kid). I miss making her laugh, laughing at her, her cooking, her baking, her insane cleanliness, falling asleep next to her while watching movies on the couch, her quizzical looks when I break into a dance using only the music in my head, her punches when I say something stupid, and some material that may be inappropriate for children under 17. Heck, I miss my best friend! Posted Wednesday, August 22.

#1 – I’m actually going to miss posting my “58 Things”. I know most of you are probably excited that you don’t have to hear from me, but I wanted to thank those that followed my 58-day journey through “bachelorhood”. It was fun hearing from people from all over asking, “What day are you on?” and it was often followed by them sharing a post they liked. As someone who loves to write it’s an awesome feeling to know people are reading your stuff! But alas, my family has returned home so … THE END! (Though expect a top 10 countdown in a few days!) Posted Thursday, August 23.

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