25 Random {Possibly Coma Inducing} Things About Me

>> Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This meme is making the rounds on Facebook. I did the first one that came around that was 16 things. Then someone decided that 16 wasn't hard enough to come up with so they upped the anty to 25. I tried to avoid this one, but I've been tagged more than once. Why, I will never know. I truly am boring. I think coming up with 25 things is going to be torture, but I will take a break from my other facebook addictions and play along. Besides posting it here I can get 2 things done for the price of one. lol

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

1. I think I was a criminal in a past life. I get panicky when I hear police sirens even though I know I haven't done anything wrong. I've been like this since I was at least 5. Odd.

2. I like when my kids are sick. Now before you think niiiice, let me explain. lol I don't like that they are sick, but I like how they are extra snugly and how they are just a bit quieter and easier to make happy. Plus when it's the big kids that are sick they get to stay home with me all day. *side note - I wish I could home school just to keep my kids with me all the time*

3. I'm addicted to Twilight. I dream about it, I waste time looking up things about it on the net.

I want to make "Twilight Cookies" so my ds and I can read together and have vampire snacks. *Thank you Hani for the recipe :)*

4. I am very shy. Until I get to know someone I don't talk much. I think my online friends would find this surprising.

5. I wish I was smart enough to be a Doctor.

6. If I could be a doctor, I would like to practice some sort of mixture of traditional medicine, homeopathy and holism. I believe sometimes medicine has a place but there are also things we can do for ourselves that don't involve a prescription.

7. I hate drama. I do my best to live my life drama free and I don’t care to keep up with whatever drama you have going on. Leave me out of it.

8. As a general rule, I hate talking on the phone.

9. I don't have a cell phone and I don't want one. R keeps hinting towards getting one, but I get very anxious of the fact that people would be able to call us anytime, anywhere.

10. I wish I could be a Vegan. The only way I think I could do it successfully was if my family would join in - hahahaha.

11. I want to work harder at clean eating. I would love to be in phenomenal physical health by the time I am 40.

12. I want to learn to garden - fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucs, lettuce - mmmm

13. I would love to go back to school. It would help if I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up though.

14. I LOVE my kids. I love being with them, talking to them, hanging out and having fun. I love my babies but as the kids get older I am finding that they are a lot of fun too. In fact as I am fast approaching the teen years with my oldest I have to wonder if I am not enjoying him more now than I did when he was tiny.

15. I love my husband more and more everyday. This has been a hard year for us, but knowing that after all the kids are grown and on on their own, we will be together - just us - fills my heart with complete happiness.

17. I am addicted to pajamas. Since giving birth last March, I have spent 95% of my time in pajamas.

18. I wish I was a writer.

19. I am not a girly girl. I would almost prefer to have all male friends. Men are less dramatic, and less likely to stab you in the back.

20. I only buy decaf, organic, fair trade coffee. I am a coffee snob.

21. I always have the TV on or the radio or something in the CD player. I can't stand sitting in a completely quiet house all day. I rarely sit and watch what is on the TV during the day, (never mind it's usually Noggin) I just like the background noise.

22. I am typing this with a sleeping baby on my lap :)

23. I am the oldest child and the only girl out of four kids. This probably explains why I’m rather bossy, opinionated, and competitive.

24. I would like to take some sort of photography class. I really enjoy taking pictures of people and things.

25. My favorite time of day is bed time. Getting into bed with my husband and our baby between us and snuggling and talking about the day. Love. It.

Now if you're still with me and you've been tagged start compiling your list of 25 fascinating things about yourself for me to read :D

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Menu Plan Monday

>> Monday, January 26, 2009

OK, so apparently my definition of shortly needs some tweaking. I honestly had planned to get this up on Sunday evening after I got little E to sleep. Obviously that didn't happen and it actually took a few extra days. Don't worry I still fed the family during this time. ;) Enough chatter on with the menu...

Saturday: Burgers, oven fries and veggies (most likely the canned variety)

Sunday: Shepherd's pie, salad and rolls

Monday: Crock pot beef stew over baking soda biscuits (I always add more veggies to the stew than that recipe calls for. A recipe is just a guideline.)

Tuesday: Crock pot meatball and sausages in marinara sauce on homemade rolls, salad

Wednesday: Leftover buffet

Thursday: Garlic ginger pork chops, rice, steamed broccoli

Friday: Order out

So that is this weeks plan. I don't always make what I have listed on a particular day. If I'm not in the mood to make something I just flip meals around that are on the list. It just helps knowing what I need to buy and what I have on hand to make each week. For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura's @ I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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Menu Plan Monday

>> Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm a day early on this post, but I generally plan my menus from Saturday to Friday. Figure I may as well get this up now, otherwise I may not have time and may miss it again this week.
And the menu for this week is...

Saturday: Sloppy Joe, chips and salad

Sunday: Homemade chicken and noodle soup

Monday: Meat pie, butter and garlic potatoes, salad

Tuesday: Bifanas - Pork Sandwiches on homemade rolls, homemade fries and salad

Wednesday: Calzone and salad

Thursday: Crock pot lasagna, Garlic bread, and salad

Friday: Supper out.

That's the plan for this week. We may be going out one other night this week with the guys from R's work. If we do then whatever meal that is will just be carried over to next week. For more menu ideas click on over to Laura's @ I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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Had to laugh...at first anyhow

>> Friday, January 2, 2009

Be sure to click on the photo to read what it says. Oh how I wonder how many men wish it was still the 1950's *haha* and how grateful many wives are that it is 2009! That was my reaction when I first read the article.

Then...I started thinking about it a little more...
-Have supper ready for him when he gets home. I try to most nights have supper ready when he gets home from work or soon there after. There are times he cooks for us, but as a general rule I try to have something going. I know when he gets home he is hungry and he usually doesn't eat much during the day at work.
-Prepare yourself. I definitely don't do that one. Would it hurt? Probably not. Would he like it? Oh probably more than coming home to find me in the same pj's he left me in. lol And really getting dressed everyday (staying home or not) probably would do something pick me up also.
-Be cheerful for him when he comes home. Really who wants to come home to a grump. I know sometimes as soon as he walks in the door I sometimes unload on him. Maybe that isn't fair. It's not like all of his days are rosy either and he rarely if ever comes home grumpy to me.
-Clear away the clutter. I know I hate coming home to a mess. I'm sure it isn't very welcoming for him to come home to a mess either.
-Be happy to see him. Again I repeat - who wants to come home to a grump. I used to give him a hug and a kiss every single day when he would get home from work. Perhaps I need to go back to that. A nice way to let him know he was missed I think.
-Listen to him. So many times I start babbling about my day. I need to take more time to listen to how his day went. While my topics of conversation are just as important as his, I need to focus less on me and a bit more on him.
-Never complain if he is late or goes out to dinner or stays out all night. HAHAHA yeah right...if you're reading this hunny - keep dreaming!! LOL
-Make your home a place of peace and order. This is for me just as much as it is for him. I need to work harder at this one. I would love to have a relaxing evening with him and it is much easier to do when things are done and the house is in order.
-A good wife knows her place. Yes, it is right next to my husband. We are partners in this marriage.

I think I've been focusing on myself lately. How I feel, what I want. There are two people in this relationship. I need to spend more time focusing on my husband. Showing him I appreciate him more. While things he does or doesn't do may not always make me happy, I have a really great man. He works hard so that I can stay home and take care of our children. If I want something he does his best to be sure that I get it.
I am going to make this part of my resolutions for this year. To show my husband I love and appreciate him daily.

How about you? Are you showing your husband that he is appreciated and loved each day? Is this something you need to work on also? Lets remind each other when those times come up where we want to complain that such and such didn't get done, that overall we have good husbands.

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Happy New Year!

>> Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wow can you believe another year has come and gone already? It's hard for me to really wrap my head around it. So much happened last year. Probably the biggest thing that happened to our family was our new addition - baby Evan.
As I look around at different blogs and listen to other people talk, it seems everyone already has their goals and they've reminisced about the past year already. I suppose that is the point of the New Year's resolutions, and it's not like I didn't know it was coming. I'm a bit slow...to say the least. I'm still in the process of reviewing the last year in my head and trying to figure out exactly what I would like for myself and my family this year. Probably getting this all on paper would help me sort out my thoughts. I know for sure I don't want to just say oh I want to lose weight or something like that. I've made goals like that for as long as I can remember, and come the end of the year more often than not I am left feeling like a failure. I don't want that this year. Maybe I can try and work on coming up with something concrete this evening and tomorrow.
Have you thought about what you want for the coming year? If not, join me in thinking about it. It is a good thing to have goals. It gives us something to strive for so we don't become stagnant in the waters of life. Let's just make it something we know we can do this year :)
On that note, I'm going to head in and clean up the kitchen before going to bed. I know for sure I want to make that a habit this year!

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