It's been a while since my last Mommy Monday. Lately I've been hanging out over at Momlogic.com, bitching about things like Chuck E Cheese and summer camp. I'll be blogging there couple times a month so don't forget to head on over if you've had one of those days and need an instant mommy blog fix. Today I'm talking about one of my favorite subjects. Myself! Or rather, my MOMMY MUST LIST. You know, those things that I just can't live without. And maybe a few things that, well, I could live without but just don't want to! And the Mommy MUST list will be a regular feature here, so don't be shy-let me know what your Mommy MUSTS are.
What are the things that make your day easier? What are your guilty pleasures? What do you absolutely HAVE to have or you *might* just kill someone? Tell us here or email me and maybe I'll include it in on the next Mommy MUST list!
But for the first Mommy MUST list, I just started with the basics. Things that are as essential to me as food and water. Things that I would do just about anything for. Things that I might cut a bitch for if I had to.
Liz's Mommy MUST list: The essentials!
Starbucks Green Iced Tea- You don't want to get between me and the nearest Starbucks in the morning. After patting myself on the back for kicking my daily five shot iced Americano habit, I realized I traded it for another addiction. And just because I don't get a headache and crackwhore shakes when I don't have my green tea doesn't mean that I'm not just as obsessed with getting my daily fix. Damn you Starbucks and your refreshing beverages!
Mac Macbook- He helps me blog, email, shop, keep in touch with friends and crop my vacation pictures. He tweets, keeps my calendar and lets me know when I've eaten too many Weight Watcher's points. And even though he's been a bit slow lately and I'm thinking of upgrading him to a younger, sleeker model, he still gets the job done and never talks back. If he could cook and do laundry, I'd leave my husband for him.
My iTouch-He drowns out Spongebob, Johnny Test and my kids fighting over those lamesass Mighty Beanz. (WTF with those things anyway?) I'd never would have written one chapter of The D Word without him blaring my favorite playlist as a soundtrack for each chapter. He can even facebook or tweet for me in a pinch! And most importantly, he plays my music without any commentary about how lame Barry Manilow and Nickelback are.
A weekend getaway- We all need a break sometimes,right? So when I get the chance to get out of town sans kids, I head the most adult place I can find: Las Vegas! Between the pool, the spa and the free drinks, you'll be saying, "Kids? What kids?" as you play Blackjack next to D list celebrities at The Hard Rock Casino or as you dance on the table at the Playboy Club. My new favorite hotel? The Aria.
A Good Book- If you don't have the time or money for a quick getaway, why not escape into a good book? I highly recommend The Divorce Party by the lovely and talented Laura Dave. Want to peak into someone else's life? Then check out Julie Metz's fascinating memoir, Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal. And on that note, tomorrow we'll be introducing new Lit IT Girl Kim Wright and her fabulous debut, Love in Mid Air! Make sure to stop by and leave a comment for your chance to win a copy.
Happy hour with the girls- It's muy importante to take the time to have a glass of wine and detox with your girlfriends every so often. Staying connected with your besties is the best gift you can give yourself! My favorite place to relax and talk some shit with my favorite girls? The Rooftop Bar in Laguna Beach. Their view is amazing and the sunsets there are like no other.