Thursday, January 31, 2008

I Got Tagged By My Wife

(by Eric)

Seven things about me. I got tagged by wife, which I never complain about, and now I have to list seven interesting things about me:

1. I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain;

2. I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, Sunday school in May,

3. And hay

4. I love leaves in the wind, pictures of my friends, birds in the world, and squirrels

5. I love coffee in a cup, little fuzzy pups, bourbon in a glass, and grass and i love you too

6. I love honest open smiles, kisses from a child, tomatoes on the vine, and onions

7. I love winners when they cry, losers when they try, music when it's good, and life.

Okay, those are the lyrics to Tom T. Hall’s “I Love”, but I wish they were mine. Why don’t people like good country music anymore? Anyway, here’s my list of seven interesting things about me:

1. I’ve lost and gained over 150 pounds since I got married. Currently, I’m about 10 down from when I got married.

2. Becoming a Christian was probably the first major life decision I made without consulting or following my older brother.

3. I want to be able to scuba dive in my backyard one day.

4. Alexander Dumas is my favorite author, and probably the only thing to come out of France that I really like.

5. I used to eat random things I’d find outside because I thought I might develop super powers.

6. I’m not allergic to poison ivy so I have no problem rolling around it, at least I didn’t as a kid. (Wait a minute, maybe the random food worked...)

7. I still abide by the 5 second rule with food (and every now and then the 10 minute rule depending on what is and where it is sitting).

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Okay, I've been tagged by Lacey. I'm supposed to write 7 interesting things about myself.

1. I'm obsessed with watching the airplanes at night line up in the sky to land at the airport. Sometimes you can see 7 or 8 in a row.

2. I secretly want to be an air traffic controller.

3. I love stale popcorn, chips, and marshmallows.

4. I always throw away the first few squares of toilet paper when using a public bathroom. Just the thought that someone might have touched it, gives me the willies!

5. Eric is the only person I've ever kissed. Don't look at me weird. No regrets here.

6. I already miss Christmas.

7. I love it when people just stop by. I long to have that group of friends that I had in college. You know, the ones where you would just show up at each others' houses and hang out all night or day or whenever. Why do things get more complicated as we get older?

I'm not sure who's been tagged yet. So, I tag Hannah, Alicia, Vicki, and my husband.

We're Moving!

We did it! We now have a contract on a house in East Cobb! I'm a little nervous because we will now own 2 houses. Yes, we rented out our house in the ghetto. I'm also a little nervous about moving and getting settled with the baby coming so soon. But, I'm sure it'll all work out. So, if any of you have free weekends, we'll be eating popcorn on the empty floor playing board games. (I'm actually excited about that.) Come join the fun! We close in three weeks!

Random question #1: Do any of you have children that have developed odd fears? Parker is afraid of new shoes. Like, scared to death. I try to put them on him and he kicks and screams. If I actually get the shoes on his feet he acts like he's paralyzed from the waist down. What do I do? Pray for warmer weather?

Random question #2: I'm looking for white nursery furniture for our girl's room. Anyone know of anyone selling any? And, on that note, let me know if you have any furniture to get rid of. We're about to have several empty spaces.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

31 again

Today is my do-over birthday. My actual 31st birthday was Wednesday. And, many thanks to all of you who called, sent texts, etc. It really made my day! So, why did I need a do-over? Some lessons I learned on Wednesday.

1. Don't ever tell your husband that you don't want anything and don't want to do anything for your birthday. He'll believe you. Men-if your wife or significant other says they don't want "anything" it means that they don't want you to spend a lot of money or plan a suprise party. They do, however, expect a card or flowers or something to set the day apart.
2. When the massage therapist asks you if she can work on your glutes, she's talking about your butt. She's going to rub your butt. I don't know what I thought glutes were.
3. The doctors are correct. You are more likely to get food poisoning from listeria when you're pregnant. Don't eat things that can give you listeria, especially on your birthday.

That's why last night, after all the food poisoning was over I declared a do-over on my birthday.

So, today I woke up to breakfast in bed. Parker slept until 8:45am. Eric also gave me my wedding band that he'd had redipped and sized to fit my fat pregnant swollen finger. We put an offer on a new house. AND, it's snowing!

31 starts over for me today. :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

As The World Turns

Did you know that over half of the soaps on TV during the day are rated PG? I just discovered that. And, no, I have not given up life and started watching soaps. I've given up life and started watching Sesame Street and Teletubbies. Yep.

The world kept turning even though our blog did not. I don't know why. I just didn't want to write or something.

We are in a quest to move. So, here's my question of the day...

Would you rather live in a cheap small 2 bedroom house in the ghetto with 2 kids where you don't feel particularly safe but be able to pretty much spend as much money as you want on luxuries like clothes, movies, eating out, babysitters, etc. OR live in an expensive large house in "Mayberry" but have to eat popcorn and peanut butter in the empty dining room for 2 years?

That's the question of the day. Seriously, the day. We have to make a decision soon. What do you think?