Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Useless Things You've Always Wanted to Know About Me

Here's a list of little known - or cared for - things about me:
1. What is in the back seat of your car right now? old Avon catalogs, Budha's baby stroller, a wicker basket, a front windshield sun visor, an umbrella, shopping cart seat cover, box of Kleenex, and probably some empty cardboard boxes.

2. When was the last time you threw up? Last Friday. The creepy stomach crud has invaded our house.

3. What's your favorite curse word? God ----it - sorry to say I've been saying it a lot lately with this creepy crud

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today? Amy, Luke, Adrian - I haven't been around anyone else yet today.

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Pushing Luke into the front doors at school - 5 minutes late

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Paying bills

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now? With the way things have been going, changing the baby's diaper, the changing table, giving her a bath to clean up the creepy crud, scrubbing my hands until they're raw and then Lysoling everything down again for the uptenth time.

8. Have you ever been to a strip club? Nope

9. What is the last thing you said aloud? Talk to you later.

10. What is the best ice cream flavor? Anything that's chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry, vanilla, cookies n' cream - get the idea.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Cold coffee

12. What are you wearing right now? Yoga pants (like I do yoga), a t-shirt and fleece jacket.

13. What was the last thing you ate? Total Raisin Bran - I'm tired of dry toast and tea

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? No.

15. When was the last time you ran? Does to the bathroom count?

16. What's the last sporting event you watched? Some of the UConn girl's basketball game last night

17. Who is the last person you emailed? Someone from the research company I sometimes work for.

18. Ever go camping? Yes - we own a camper.

19. Do you have a tan? ROFL!!!

20. Do you drink your soda from a straw? Depends - out at a restaurant, yes. If I have it at home, no.

21. What did your last IM say? Haven't IM'd in a while

22. Are you someone's best friend? I hope so

23. What are you doing tomorrow? I really don't know yet.

24. Where is your mom right now? Umm - probably at work.

25. Look to your left, what do you see? A picture of my grandma holding Luke when he was a baby

26. What color is your watch? Haven't worn worn in months.

27. What do you think of when you think of Australia? The Sydney Opera House

28. Would you consider plastic surgery? Yes.

29. What is your birthstone? Garnet

30. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? Drive thru

31. How many kids do you want? 2

32. Do you have a dog? nope

34. Last person you talked to on the phone? Adrian.

35. Have you met anyone famous? Actually met - no. But I literally bumped into Kevin Spacey, but didn't realize it was him until my husband came up and said to me "Did you know you just bumped into Kevin Spacey?"

36. Any plans today? Take care of Budha; pick up Bug from school; do laundry; make dinner; wash dishes; Lysol the crap out of everything.

37. How many states have you lived in? Just one - Connecticut.

38. Ever go to college? Yes.

39. Where are you right now? Here

40. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? This creepy stomach crud

41. Last song listened to? Whatever was on the country radio station when I was driving Bug to school.

42. Are you allergic to anything? Dogs, cats, horses, hay, other animals, pollen, dust - do you want me to continue.

43. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Slippers

44. Are you jealous of anyone? Not really.

45. Is anyone jealous of you? Yeah - right!

46. What time is it? What's a matter - can't you tell time?

47. Do any of your friends have children? Yes.

48. Do you eat healthy? I try to, but every once in a while an Oreo forces it's way into my diet

49. What do you usually do during the day? Depends on the day

50. Do you hate anyone right now? That's such a strong word, but no, at least not today

51. Do you use the word 'hello' daily? Yes.

52. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? I'll never tell.

53. Have you ever been to Six Flags? Yes - but thought it was a waste of money.

54. How did you get one of your scars? Trying to use my head to open a storm door.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Change of thought

I started writing about how disturbing the news has been lately. But I decided I needed to think happy thoughts and try to fill my life and my family's with positive influences. Don't get me wrong - I'm not going to bury my head in the sand. But I don't want to be overwhelmed with fear and worry all the time. With all these home invasions - during the day even - I worry becuase I'm home with my kids during the day. I will be vigilant but I won't be fearful. I want my kids to feel safe and protected but not trapped. So on with happy thoughts. . .

Nothing compares to watching my children grow and develop. Even Bug, who's almost six years old, never ceases to amaze me. Just when I thought he couldn't be more self-absorbed, Saturday morning he put all the perishable groceries away for me - without me asking - while I was nursing Budha (Itty Bitty's new name because she's no longer itty bitty). I was truly amazed at his maturity for realizing that some of the groceries needed to be put away quickly and taking it upon himself to do it for me. I thanked him, gave him some tokens (our reward system), and asked him "why?" He told me "because you have a lot to do Mom, and you were feeding the baby." I made a point all weekend of telling him how much I appreciated that he did that for me.

Last night I was at a meeting, and had to bring Budha with me just because scheduling, she was a wonderful baby though and didn't fuss much or interrupt the meeting - only at one point when she sneezed, the pacifier flew out of her mouth and she started laughing at herself. Everyone around the conference table stopped and started laughing along with her. It was the first time she's laughed at herself. She just started laughing at me within the last week.

So those are my two happy thoughts for the day. To remind me how beautiful life really is even though some of society is really disturbing and warped.