Friday, July 2, 2010

About ME

I write alot about my kids, but I'm in the mood right now to write about myself. I think I need to do that alot more often...

I hate using measuring cups and spoons b/c it slows me down - therefore eating food of mine can be risky. I like having a clean house, but I absolutely hate to clean. I get frustrated easily. I hate dealing with my hair so I've jumped on the "it's not good to wash your hair more than twice a week" bandwagon and then put it all in a ponytail. I'd love a cute, short haircut, but I'm just not brave enough to do it. I've never had a pedicure. I reflexively start hitting people who touch my feet. I've always been sensitive about my weight. I was thrilled last weekend to be able to buy a size smaller than my usual. I tend to remember embarrassing moments from years (and now decades) ago that still make me blush. I like staying home with my kids, but I'm starting to need something more. I get along really well with my in-laws. My favorite way to start the day is with a big family breakfast. I write in a journal every year on mine and Matt's anniversary - noone (including Matt) has ever read it. I worry alot. I have no sense of style, be it in fashion or home decor. I wish I was really great at something. I like to wear perfume, but rarely do. When I'm wearing a t-shirt and a ponytail I always also wear dangly earrings in order to feel 'girly'. I'm afraid of the dark. If I "hear a noise" while home by myself I punch 911 into my cell and put my thumb ready and waiting on SEND. I don't sleep well if Matt's not at home. If I have to go outside after dark, I usually have Matt watch me from a window. I used to love Law and Order S.V.U. but it got to where I'd sleep on the couch with all the lights on if I watched it. You could say I'm paranoid, especially since this list of fears could go on and on and on...

I love to read, and I go to the library weekly. Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, James Patterson, and Karen Kingsbury are some of my fave authors. I cannot remember the last nonfiction book I checked out of the library. I'm always losing my keys, my phone, etc. I wouldn't consider myself to be shy, but I've been described as such recently. After years of rarely/never going swimming, at age 23 I had to relearn how to go underwater without holding my nose. I'm still scared to dive. I prefer any and all meat well done. I hate paying retail price for anything. I wish I'd traveled more before I had kids. I hate having to repeat myself. I love back massages. I bite my nails. I rarely wear makeup. I don't know how to put on eye liner (not that I even own any). I like to watch romantic comedies and psychological thrillers. I'm not interested in going to my 10 year high school reunion this year. I still feel way too intimidated by the people and memories of that time. I've had a rough time adjusting to our recent move, but I'm doing alot better! I love to take family snapshots, but I wish I could actually be in more of them.

Whew - I rather enjoyed the last few minutes of just typing whatever came into my head. Perhaps I'll do that again! :)


  1. Sounds like something Andy Rooney would write. You should consider getting published!!

  2. I love this post - so fun to read! Do this again! I learned some things about you (nothing surprised me though!). It reminded me why I like you so much. :o)

  3. Vickie, I do plan on printing this blog into a scrapbook. I'll probably do it in January and print off 2009 and 2010. A hardcopy of all this will be nice to flip through.

    Jennifer - I'm so glad we are in contact again! I like you so much too!

  4. I agree with Jennifer...I really liked this post too. I can definitely relate to some of the things you said!