Thursday, January 29, 2009


It took me far too long to fill this out on Facebook, so I thought it could do double duty.  :)  Things are sort of quieting down here, so I need to get back into the swing of blogging.  

25 Random Things About Me

1.  I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.
2.  I like to laugh until it hurts... or I pee, whichever comes first.
3.  I've only left my time zone twice - both times within the last 5 years.
4.  I love the way a large Dunkin' Donuts' cup of coffee feels in my hands.
5.  I say mean things when I get mad, and I frequently hold grudges.  I have trouble holding my tongue.
6.  I am anal about how my dishwasher is loaded.  People who know me, know not to help with the dishes.
7.  I've lost 17 pounds since August with the help of a Wii Fit.
8.  I have a very low tolerance for ignorance and irresponsibility.
9.  Sometimes I wonder if I'm being a good enough mom.
10.  I occasionally mutilate words, or make up my own, during the course of conversation.
11.  In my head, I often hear moments in my life set to music.
12.  I am a compulsive list maker, yet a terrible procrastinator.
13.  I had a math minor in college, yet I've never been able to balance a checkbook....and I have difficulty calculating percentage-off sales.
14.  I didn't realize I loved my husband's rottweiler until she died.
15.  I've always wished I could sing.  I can't.  And my kids ask me not to.
16.  I have an internet addiction.
17.  I secretly like Britney Spears' music.
18.  I despise being told what to do.
19.  The scariest moment in my life was when my husband was wheeled into brain surgery when I was 3 months pregnant with our second child.
20.  I hate shaving my legs.  I do it reluctantly for my husband's sake.
21.  Children are an amazing gift, but I don't think being a parent is for everyone.
22.  When my time as a stay-at-home mom ends (and my husband assures me it will), I don't know what I want to do next.
23.  My dad's stroke almost 4 years ago taught me that there are no guarantees in life.  You can plan all you want, but life can change drastically in an instant.  
24.  I regret not having my tubes tied during my last c-section.  I now know, I'm done.
25.  I wouldn't trade places with anyone, for anything.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I've been M.I.A. lately.  Things here have been crazy, and not necessarily in a good way.  I'm used to being thrown curve balls and facing disaster..... perhaps twitching a little, but generally laughing at my luck, or lack of luck.  2009 started off that way.  My garage door opener broke and my TV blew within 2 days of each other.  The garage door itself is new within the last year (since I had backed into the old one and cracked the sucker in half before that).  But now it's the opener itself.  And the TV was only a few years old, yet was 21 days out of it would have required a $900 repair (we opted for a new one).  I can laugh at this because it's just so...."us".
However, DH has gotten word that his job is going to formally ask him to relocate.  If at all possible, (meaning, if there is another means for a paycheck) this is not something we want to do at this point.  And, to top it off, DH's mom has been in the hospital for a week...and counting.  
Job stress and parent/health stress are not funny.  There's nothing to laugh about there.  I'm having trouble feeling inspired to write anything.  I'm just feeling overwhelmed and less and less in control.  Hopefully I'll be able to find some humor in the mundane soon.  Until then...