Thursday, January 8, 2009

30 things about me

Will's meme never would tell us her real age and she always explained that she was celebrating the anniversary of her 29th birthday. So for me, this week I celebrated the 1st anniversay of my 29th birthday. Yes...I have turned 30. I understand that so many others have gone before me on this journey. As an effort to have some personal reflection I have decided to make a list about me.

30 things about me...

  1. I love to make things but have a hard time getting motivated.
  2. I'm a closet Elvis fan (we share the bday) I have only recently started to enjoy his music though. I was no fan during my school days.
  3. During the holidays, Meme would follow me around the house asking me why I was reading a book. "I'm a do-er not a reader" I would always smile at her and say, "Well I'm a reader" She and I had that same exchange so many times and I kind of miss it now. Books are an addiction...I have just now learned how to read a book during the school year. I have a horrible habit of reading non-stop until the book is over.
  4. I am sad when I finish a really great book. I miss reading about the characters and wonder what happens after the story is over.
  5. I hate "pseudo" reality shows but watch most anything on Discovery/TLC
  6. Cuddling with Maddie is one of my favorite things to do.
  7. My all-time favorite shoe is the flip-flop
  8. I wear 2 toe-rings year-round and if I had the courage I would pierce my ears again.
  9. I love to wander around antique shops, not the high end ones, the little junky ones:)
  10. Sitting in my chair during Maddie's nap on Saturday afternoons and listening to my wind chimes is luxurious.
  11. I have a secret dream to be a back-up singer in a!
  12. When my cat falls asleep I don't want to disturb him:/
  13. I don't let Madeline have very much sugar or junk food and hope it doesn't make her crave it when she gets older.
  14. Buying fun colored socks makes me smile. I prefer the shorty socks from Target.
  15. I keep my cellphone with me all the time...I hate to not have it with me.
  16. Will may be known for his packing skills but I fold sheets and towels into perfect rectangles! My top sheet and bottom sheet are always the same size and shape. whoo!!!!
  17. The majority of times I would rather hang out with Will and Maddie than go somewhere without them.
  18. I am painfully shy around most people and I rarely know what to say to people.
  19. I love all the lessons I have learned from my amazingly talented grandmother.
  20. I am tragically sentimental...and my memories are always so vivid. If I have ever done something I's hard for me to let it go.
  21. My favorite time in Texas is the few weeks of Fall or Spring that we get. I love to wear jeans and long sleeved shirts (with my flops of course!) while soaking up the suns slightly weaker rays.
  22. Teaching was not my original life career choice, but I know that I am a better and stronger person because of it.
  23. Listening to Will read to Maddie each night is one of the most precious things to me ever. I know that soon it will be gone and I am so going to miss it.
  24. When I drive, I sing along to most ever song I hear...sorry if you are stuck in the car with me:)
  25. I have an extremely keen sense of smell and bad smells really bug me. Seriously? I wake up in the middle of the night if the garbage disposal is even remotely not clear.
  26. I hate how television shows have become so graphic and violent. There is already so much hate and pain in our reality that I don't understand the need for it in my fiction as well.
  27. I leave my ceiling fan on all year long and can't sleep with out the moving air! Will and I have actually bought fans on 2 separate vacations just so we could sleep:)
  28. I have decided that it is ok to splurge on myself every now and then.
  29. I am not a morning person...never have and can't imagine ever being one. Don't get me wrong though, I am super productive once I am awake. The journey to awake is long and painful for those around me sometimes. The scary thing is that Madeline is EXACTLY the same way.
  30. Before Madeline was born but after we got her room finished I would just sit in the chair and rock. Now, I still love to sit in her room to read her books, listen to music, or just hold her while she sleeps.
There is a catchy country/western song that sings a chorus, "I love this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful beautiful life." I am not sure that 10 years ago that I could have predicted my life would be what it is. And so, I am not going to try to predict what the future holds. I am, however, going to live in the present and enjoy the little things with Madeline and Will.


Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! The 30s aren't so bad!!! Splurge on yourself this week- you deserve it!!

Christian and Erin said...

Happy Bday again! I loved reading the 30 things about you

Kara said...

Well I am glad that the sense of smell thing is a Browning thing because Charles drives me crazy when he smells something I don't. I also now know why we are friends because we share #4,5,12,18,20,24,26,27,28. I wish I could say 30 isn't bad but I only celebrated the 5th anniv of my 25th birthday so I don't know what 30 is like.

David Kirk said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy birthday!