Sunday, July 18, 2010

100 Things About Me

1. I think too much.
2. My favorite colors are purple, blue and pink.
3. I like dogs and my family owns three.
4. I wrote poetry in high school.
5. I used to draw and paint.
6. I procrastinate....alot.
7. I love to read.
8. I hate drama.
9. I've got four adopted kids.
10. I love to travel.
11. I want to travel around the world.
12. I spend a lot of time online.
13. I don't date.
14. I hate paying bills.
15. I love to cook.
16. When I was a teen, I owned my own home bakery.
17. I hate talking on the phone.
18. Sad movies make me cry.
19. I dream about opening an art studio for kids.
20. I love ice cream !
21. I still watch cartoons.
22. People think I'm funny.
23. I like to write stories, but I never finish writing them.
24. I think Robert Downey Jr. has beautiful brown eyes.
25. I like oatmeal cookies.
26. I could be comfortable living on a deserted island. (as long as I had Internet and books to read. lol)
27. I started working when I was 12. (delivering newspapers)
28. My mother was my best friend.
29. I'm impatient.
30. I'm quirky.
31. I like cinnamon and sugar on my peanut butter sandwiches.
32. I speak a little french. (just a little)
33. I hate when people use my stuff without asking.
34. I love learning new things.
35. I like staying in hotels.
36. I love camping.
37. The beach is my favorite vacation.
38. I hate 2% milk.
39. I love kid's cereals.
40. I love Italian food.
41. I love Mexican food.
42. I love Asian food.
43. I could eat lasagna every day.
44. I don't like to go to restaurants by myself.
45. I didn't go into a bar till I was 30.
46. Kit Kat's and Twix are my favorite candy bars.
47. I hate math.
48. I love science.
49. When I was a kid I wanted to be a parapsychologist. (someone who studies paranormal activity)
50. I once lived in a haunted house .
51. My room is cluttered.
52. There's a tv in every room in my house except the bathroom and laundry room.
53. I watch tv once or twice per week.
54. I work as a custodian.
55. I've been a janitor/custodian for 15 years.
56. I don't like being a's boring.
57. I wish I had went to college.
58. I like cold pizza for breakfast.
59. I don't wear a watch.
60. I have big feet (size 11w)
61. I'd live in Hawaii or Australia if I could.
62. I can't swim.
63. I'm afraid of heights.
64. I don't like roller coasters.
65. I only go to amusement parks and fairs for the food.
66. I wish I were a better parent.
67. I like iced coffee
68. I don't like cream-filled donuts.
69. I love the mini-donuts they sell at fairs.
70. I like to stare at the moonlit sky.
71. I think tornado-chasing is a cool job.
72. I like to throw parties.
73. I hate doing laundry.
74. I check my facebook page every day.
75. I hate getting up early.
76. I don't balance my checkbook.
77. I love to scrapbook.
78. I don't iron clothes.
79. I always wanted ten kids.
80. My favorite movie is 'Yours, Mine and Ours' (the old one, not the new one)
81. I like big old houses.
82. I like being single.
83. I'd rather be cold than hot.
84. I like walking around barefoot.
85. I love Bath and Body Works products.
86. I've never had a pedicure or manicure.
87. I've always wanted to go horseback riding.
88. My second favorite movie is 'The Lion King'
89. When I grow up I want to change the world.
90. I like to sing.
91. I like video games.
92. I don't like bubblegum.
93. I hate going to the doctor.
94. I like peace and quiet.
95. I hate to be ignored.
96. Being at home makes me happy.
97. I miss my mom every day.
98. I think raising teens is harder than raising little kids.
99. I've always wanted to go on a train ride.
100. I've never flew in a plane.

Yay!! I'm finished.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

When I Grow Up

It seems kinda funny for a 37 year old to wonder what she wants to do when she grows up, but I am wondering...

I always pictured myself travelling the world, kids in tow or sitting in a park, my entire family sketching in our sketch books. Pondering how the light reflects off the trees.

Instead I have a job I tolerate, a co-worker who makes me consider murder....daily. A life that is not as fulfilling as I'd like it to be. We've done so much this year and I feel pretty good about our adventures, but they've only left me wanting more. It's like a hunger I can't satisfy.... a thirst that can't be quenched.

If I could, I'd sell the house and spend a year travelling the world.

Maybe I'm feeling my mortality. Maybe it's because the kids are growing up. Whatever it is...I just don't feel settled anymore. My mind constantly says "let's go, let's go".

Maybe I just need a change of scenery. A new venue.
I have no idea what it is, but it feels almost primal. I feel like I should be anywhere, but where I am now.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dogs and Puppies

Last weekend we got a new family member. Her name is Java and she is a 7 week old Labrador/shepherd mix. She's such a cute little critter. Full of puppy energy and sharp puppy teeth. Our 2 year old Pit/Rot mix Rowdy can't stand her. He has been afraid of her since the day she came home.

Yesterday we loaded up Java, Rowdy and two of Java's siblings (who belong to my sister and niece) and went to get everybody their vaccinations. Rowdy has never ridden in a car before. He weighs about 60-70 pounds and he practically sat on my lap the entire ride to the vet. He also drooled uncontrollably. He drooled on my shirt, my arm and most of the front seat of the car. He also drooled out the car window. (sorry to any vehicles behind us or next to us....I'm sure you didn't know you would wander into a Rowdy-powered car wash.)
We finally made it to the clinic and unloaded everybody. They all behaved themselves and got their shots. Then we had to load everybody up and bring the home. By the time I got back I was fur covered and wet from Rowdy drool. A good time was had by all. LOL