100

Inspired by Pocketfuls of Sunshine, I decided to compose a list of 100 things about myself. I don't often think about myself this much. It was beneficial. And fun for a list writer like myself.
Let me know if you make your own list.
  1. I cloth diaper my daughter and love it. Even the poop part isn't as bad as I thought.
  2. I feel guilty for not cloth diapering my son. I need to get over it.
  3. I have a love/hate relationship with breastfeeding. Bonding...love. Engorged boobs...hate. Benefits for the kiddos...love. Sore nipples...hate. Always having a hot meal for the little one...love. Nearly getting nipples ripped off when LuLu gets feisty...hate.
  4. I live in nursing tank tops. In addition to being very functional for nursing, they provide a nice catch all for the crumbs produced by my messy eating. I know. Yum.
  5. I make up goofy songs all the time. They usually rhyme. They rarely make sense.
  6. I wear contacts. I secretly long for lasik surgery. The fear of a botched surgery resulting in blindness prevents me from pursuing it. That and we're broke.
  7. Fall is my favorite season. Sweaters. Pumpkin spice cappachino. Vividly colored leaves. Chilly nights. I love it all.
  8. October could quite possibly be my favorite month.
  9. I love to bake. I hate to clean the mess. A maid isn't in the budget so I do what I can.
  10. My secret dream is to own a bakery. It would be in a beautiful, old brick building with lots of character.
  11. Weight Watchers worked for me. For a month. Until I got pregnant with my first child. Then all bets were off. Chocolate covered donuts, ice cream, crab rangoon. Nothing was off limits.
  12. I still love me a greasy crab rangoon and bowl of egg drop soup.
  13. I still haven't lost all the baby weight. Hmmmm...
  14. The Young and the Restless is the one soap I watch faithfully (if you count skipping over half the storylines on all of the tivo'ed episodes as faithful). My mom watched it when we were kids and I was hooked. When my son was a baby, the Y&R theme song was one sure fire thing that would stop him from crying. Yes I'm embarrassed.
  15. The other "soothing" song for my son was "Cold" by Crossfade. I know. Mother of the Year right here.
  16. Tivo is one of my favorite inventions. Sorry, big time advertisers. I can do without your million dollar advertising campaigns.
  17. I'm not a bubble bath girl. I could stand under a hot shower for a long time. Don't worry, green mamas. I only shower 3 or 4 times in a good week. My average time in the shower is 5 minutes. Just enough time to lather, rinse, repeat. Scratch that. I had to cut out "repeat" a long time ago.
  18. I'm not sure the last time time I shaved my legs.
  19. Armpits are another story. I shave those puppies a few times a week.
  20. I'm addicted to Mountain Dew. I try to refrain since I'm breastfeeding. Some days just call for a Mountain Dew. And chocolate. In no particular order.
  21. My sewing machine has collected dust in the basement for over a year. I used it once. I can't sew a straight line to save my life.
  22. I give up if something doesn't come naturally to me. (see #21)
  23. I'm extremely uncoordinated.
  24. I'm a list person. I make lists for everything.
  25. I've lived in Iowa my whole life.
  26. My idea of the perfect vacation would be spending a week at a tropical resort.
  27. I went to Europe at 19.
  28. We went to Mexico when I was 3 months pregnant with my son. All that free alcohol. What a shame I couldn't partake.
  29. I hate spiders. I'm not a girly-girl but I HATE spiders.
  30. Snakes too. They give me the willies.
  31. I love flying. Take off is the best part. I love the feeling.
  32. I have a teaching degree. Sometimes I wish I was still in the profession.
  33. Snoring drives me insane. My husband snores. I shake the bed, "accidentally" kick him, elbow him, cough loudly, clear my throat, get out of bed, readjust myself. Whatever it takes to make him stop snoring. I hate it when he falls asleep first.
  34. My husband breathing on me is another annoyance. He can hold his breath if he wants to cuddle that much.
  35. Friday is pizza night at our house.
  36. I drive a mini van. I like it. I couldn't live without automatic sliding doors. Well, I could. But I wouldn't like it.
  37. My views on many subjects have changed since becoming a mom.
  38. Ignorance and narrow viewpoints drive me insane.
  39. I use the computer all the time but I prefer writing with a pencil. On real paper.
  40. I'm addicted to cookbooks although I rarely try new recipes. I'm married to quite possibly the pickiest eater. Ever.
  41. When I was a kid I played outside. I used my imagination. I spent the entire summer from morning to night running around town. I loved it. I have so many great memories from my childhood.
  42. I hope my kids have the same great memories.
  43. My two greatest worries while pregnant with my first child were potty training and teaching him to drive. We've made it through potty training (mostly). Daddy will have to handle the driving lessons.
  44. I played the saxophone in junior high.
  45. I can't carry a tune to save my life. It doesn't stop me from singing. In the car anyway. And to my kids, of course.
  46. I bake homemade bread. I love the smell.
  47. Music is powerful. Music definitely affects my mood. It inspires me. It makes me happy on a blue day.
  48. I don't know how to swim. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a kid. Go figure.
  49. While snorkling in Mexico, I was stuck with an orange life vest around my waist with a bunch of kids in the "non swimmer" group while the rest of my friends went off in the "swimmer" group. I felt cool.
  50. Some day I will visit Alaska and drink in its beauty in person.
  51. I'm sad that I may be done having children.
  52. I love yoga pants. I don't practice yoga. I don't have the patience. Or perhaps it would give me more patience? But I love the pants. Flattering? No. Comfy? Oh yeah!
  53. I cry at the drop of a hat. I'm a crier. Sometimes I wish I could be less emotional.
  54. The thought of dying when my kids are young terrifies me. It's selfish but I want them to know and remember their mom.
  55. I started a journal to my son the day I found out I was pregnant. I don't write in it as often as I'd like. But I try to document milestones and what is going on at different stages in his life. I did the same for my daughter. I hope they cherish them someday.
  56. I enjoy entertaining yet we rarely do it.
  57. I hate sleeping alone. I hate being alone at night period.
  58. Santa thought I was a boy when I was 7 or 8. It was the hair. I've never really gotten over it.
  59. I hate scribbles on my paper. If I make a mistake with a pen and have to cross it out, it drives me nuts. I've been known to rewrite the entire page due to one little scribble.
  60. Sleeping children, especially my own, are beautiful. I could watch them all night.
  61. Every night before I go to bed, I tiptoe into both of my kids' rooms to make sure they're still breathing. The risk of waking them up is worth my peace of mind. If I can't see their little chests rising and falling I put my hand on them to make sure.
  62. I don't know if I could ever recover from losing one of my children. They are my life. I cry at the thought.
  63. The year my in laws came to our house for Christmas, I got so drunk on wine I couldn't cook dinner. My husband wouldn't even let me use the potato peeler for fear I would injure myself. I was at the dinner table for only a few minutes before I went to bed and passed out. We've never hosted Christmas again.
  64. I'm very reserved until I have a few drinks. Especially wine. Unless I have a few too many glasses (see #63).
  65. I hate shopping for jeans. I have a very large rear and a smaller waist (although the gap is closing after 2 children... not necessarily a good thing). Jeans that fit my rear usually gap out at the waist. Seriously. How difficult is it to design a pair of jeans that fits a real woman?
  66. I'm not a clean freak but I can't stand a mess, especially now that I'm home to see it all the time.
  67. I say I want a new house but honestly I would miss the one we're in if we moved. It's our first house. Our babies have come home to this house. As much as I complain I love our little house.
  68. My daughter was in the NICU for 5 days after she was born. Being torn between my son at home and my daughter in the NICU was a difficult thing. I don't know how mamas with "real" NICU babies (ones that spend several weeks or months there) do it. Fortunately my little girl was ok after a brief stay.
  69. I don't like people touching my back. Not sure why. My back is just very sensitive. I've never had a massage because I don't know if I could handle it. I'll take a manicure any day though.
  70. My feet are gross. I neglect them. They're not smooth and pretty. I wish I had nice feet.
  71. Nap time is not negotiable in my house. You may not be asleep but you will be in your room during nap time. Mama needs it just as much as the kiddos!
  72. I anticipate my children's birthdays with much more excitement than my own. I love planning their parties and usually start several months in advance. Except this year. Hey, I had a baby. Give me a break! I'll pull off the Cars birthday of my son's dreams in just a few weeks.
  73. I'm a Neil Diamond fan. My sister and I listened to Mom's cassette tape over and over as kids. I'm not embarrassed to admit I know all the words to Cracklin' Rosie, Sweet Caroline, and a number of other Neil Diamond hits.
  74. I also love hip hop. I know, right? I have no rhythm. I can't clap a beat to save my life. But there's something about hip hop that appeals to me.
  75. I'm a reality TV fan. I watch very little TV but I get sucked in to Big Brother and Survivor. I. can't. turn. away.
  76. I'm a homebody. The kids and I go several days without leaving the house and it doesn't bother me at all.
  77. I find fish to be a bit creepy. I can't explain it. They just are. My son wants a fish tank. No thanks!
  78. I was a software tester before becoming a SAHM. Stop laughing. I was good at my job. Unless my computer wouldn't turn on in the morning. Then I was screwed.
  79. Bargain shopping excites me. It's my addiction. Target clearance initially hooked me on bargain shopping. I'm also big on Walgreens. My husband laughs at me yet deep down I think he's impressed with my mad skills. I have 2 totes full of gifts, all of which were purchased on clearance.
  80. I put too much pressure on myself. It doesn't matter what we're talking about. I expect a lot from myself.
  81. Pineapple Express was the last movie I saw in the theater. It was a hilarious movie, although at this very moment I can't remember much about it. Other than I laughed. A lot. I love Seth Rogen. He's hot in a boy-next-door kind of way. Tell me you haven't thought he would be the perfect boyfriend.
  82. I'm not big on breakfast food. I can eat the occasional pancake or scrambled egg. But I prefer lunch or dinner food. I can eat chips, salsa and guacamole any time, even 7 in the morning.
  83. I hate the movie Cars. I have no idea how many times I've seen the movie. I've put a lot of effort into convincing my son to pick a different theme for his birthday. He's not budging. I'm hoping after his big Cars birthday bash he'll move on to something else. My husband tells me they're making Cars 2. Please, no!
  84. My Kitchenaid is my best friend. It was the perfect gift. Thanks honey!
  85. My husband and I have been close to divorce on more than one occasion. I'm very glad we stuck it out. He may drive me nuts but he's my love.
  86. Power tools scare me. I prefer my limbs attached, thanks.
  87. I'm rarely early. I can generally get myself and my family somewhere on time. Just never early.
  88. We're not big on clocks. The clock in the living room says 9:45. The bathroom... 7:00. Kitchen... 2:40. Maybe I should pick up some batteries.
  89. I get some of my best ideas while driving.
  90. I'm in desperate need of a haircut.
  91. I've never been pulled over. It's not that I don't speed. I've just never been caught.
  92. I don't have a favorite celeb, band, etc. There are some I prefer over others. But I'm not a die hard fan of any.
  93. I should drink more water.
  94. I always ate breakfast when I worked outside the home. Now that I'm home every day I never eat breakfast.
  95. I have an underactive thyroid. I remember to take my medicine most days. Or at least a few times a week. I'm not convinced it helps.
  96. My husband and I renovated nearly everything in our house. Hardwoods. Tile floors. More painting than anyone should endure. Lighting fixtures. Our next home will be brand new with no renovations necessary.
  97. I love conversations with my daughter. Yes she's 3 months. She's quite the conversationalist these days. My 3 year old provides for lots of comical conversations too.
  98. Spelling errors drive me crazy yet I didn't proofread this post.
  99. Rumor has it Kohl's is having big time sales on summer stuff. Can you guess where I'm heading after I post this?
  100. This little project gave me something to think about other than dirty diapers and play dates.

5 comments:

pocketfulsofsunshine said...

I had to sneak a peek at your list and I must say, we could be bloggy twins.

I watch, or DVR, General Hospital everyday. I was a teacher in my former professional life. And I'm always looking for a distraction from poopy diapers! ;)

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

My word, we have a lot in common. Cripes. Scary. Snakes? So creepy. Snoring? I'll race my husband to bed and knock him down in the hallway to fall asleep first. (He hates my elbows!) Great list, I'm starting on my own!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Here's mine! http://ethanzachemma.blogspot.com/2008/09/dont-know-me-very-well-you-will-after.html

OneRetroMama said...

Ha ha ha that was great!! I too found that there was alot of things on that list that are sooooo me!!

If I had time I might do a 100 post also. Who knows I might get lucky this weekend and Husband will actually watch the baby for a bit. :)

barefootinhighheels said...

I just found your blog through pocketfuls of sunshine (my cousin, by the way!). You crack me up! And I love your list! I'll get going on mine one of these days. Perhaps for my 100th post. (I only have 12 posts, as I'm new to blogging. See how well I procrastinate and put things off???)
-Lori