20 Random Facts About Myself

This is the first installment of “30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me”.  These are 20 random facts about myself.  This was actually more difficult than I thought it would be.  

  1. I’ve always been very shy.
  2. Wore braces as an adult.
  3. I’m a sorority girl.
  4. My favorite color is yellow.
  5. I attended boarding school.  (Yes, like Facts of Life.)
  6. Don’t like to wear shorts. 
  7. I hitch-hiked a ride to my grandparent’s house at age 5.  (True story)
  8. I don’t use foul language.  (very rare)
  9. Don’t drink alcohol or smoke.
  10. Hate shopping for clothes.
  11. I’m a cry baby.  Cry during movies, cry during TV shows, cry when happy, etc.
  12. I over analyze everything.
  13. Studied film production in college.
  14. Didn’t learn to drive until in my 20’s.
  15. I play piano.
  16. Favorite movie is Eve’s Bayou.
  17. I  like pretty ink pens.
  18. First plane ride was at age eight and I was by myself.
  19. Used to go fishing alot as a kid.
  20. Prefer hard-copy books over electronic.


30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me

 One of the standard baby shower gifts is the baby book.  We record everything our little one’s do – their first solid foods, when they first started crawling, to their first steps.  Every blue moon my mom pulls out my baby book (with added pictures) and laughs at the photo of me dipping water out of the toilet with a pot.

But what about us moms?  What do we have to share with our kids so that they’ll know all about us?  Jenn over at Baby Making Machine posted a really neat blogging project called “30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me”.  The project is comprised of 20 questions about yourself.  The idea is to answer all of the questions and upon completion compile your information into a scrapbook for your little ones.

Here are the questions:

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your spouse.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. What’s the hardest part of growing up?
14. Describe 5 strengths and weaknesses you have.
15. Describe when you knew your spouse was the one or how I fell in love.
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What do you think your spouse loves most about you?
19. How did you feel the moment you became a parent?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. Describe your relationship with your parents.
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. What’s your favorite holiday and why?
24. What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about parenthood?
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What’s your favorite quality in your spouse?
29. What are your hopes and dreams for your prosperity?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

I think this will be a fun project to keep up with! 



Where Do You Find the Time

As a first time working mom, I have so many good intentions.  I surf the web and bookmark so many cool sites to go back and check out, I drool over the neat pins on Pinterest, and I even put sticky notes on the pages of the local kids news magazine of the fabulous places I’d like to take my daughter on the weekends. 
The recipies, the arts and crafts, the diy home improvement projects, the sewing tutorial of the pillowcase dress that I just know would be so cute on her – such good intentions… 
The truth of the matter is that I can barely keep up with all of the laundry, and its a miracle if I can keep the living room clear of all of Petunia’s toys for at least two days in a row. 
When I go back and revisit some of these great ideas, I must admit I sometimes feel kinda bad.  Like I’m a slacker or something.  I sometimes wonder did they forget to sprinkle the Super Woman dust on me?  LOL!  Where are you all finding the time???  How do you manage it all?  Do you have any good tips?  Do share.


The Bucket List

There are so many things I want to accomplish in life, or next week for that matter but I often wonder where will I find the time, the energy, or the money?  I’m generally a fairly organized person.  In fact, I LOVE lists – it’s the only way I can function properly.  At on point, I carried around a mini notebook with a list for each week.  If there was something I needed to accomplish that week, I’d just whip out the notebook, jot it down or cross it off as needed.  Hey, don’t judge me!  LOL!

A list prevents me from overspending at the grocery store and allows me to remember exactly what it is I’m supposed to do – or want to do.  I recently found a list I made about 13 years ago.  One of the items said “to purchase my first home”.  I was able to accomplish that 4 years later.  As I think of all the things I’ve been able to cross off my daily list, I’ve decided to do another long term list.  So far, this is what I’ve come up with – in no particular order.

  1. Complete my graduate degree
  2. Take my family to Disney World
  3. Take my family on a Disney cruise
  4. Start my own business
  5. Declutter my home 
  6. Have a garage sale
  7. Learn to swim
  8. Build a tree house/playhouse for Petunia
  9. Finish the basement living area
  10. Visit Las Vegas
  11. Travel to Europe
  12. Build a built-in dresser system
  13. Learn to sew
  14. Learn to knit
  15. Learn to crochet
  16. Purchase a new home
  17. Attend a blogger convention
  18. Learn to speak French fluently

What are some of the items on your bucket list?  What are some major items you’ve crossed off your list?

**Update: I just found an old computer printout dated 6/5/2012.  On the back I started a to do list.  The first thing I listed says “Start blogging”.  Wow!


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