Friday, October 20, 2006

So Terica English gave an invite to list FIVE things about what weird, unique or bizarre things makes me, me - so here goes Mrs. English:

I ALWAYS have a song in my head
A few minutes ago it was. “That’s why we give thanks everyday.” Before that is was a Benny Goodman song I was listening to. Beware any week I listen to “WICKED” because those songs stay in my head for TWO WEEKS at least – and they refuse to leave. If I decide to listen to WICKED I have to seriously prepare myself for the repercussions.

I love remembering embarrassing moments
Sometimes when I am just walking and reflecting, I get a real kick out of remembering all of my terribly embarrassing moments. I just laugh and laugh at myself. Believe me – I have definitely had my fair share. The saying, “we will laugh about this later” is true for me! Laughing at myself keeps it real for me and puts things into perpective.

I am always thinking of new outlets for my entrepreneurial spirit
Since I don’t like JOBS, and having had some choice bosses in my day, and because I have kids, I LOVE to think of fun and new ways to venture forth and earn money in entrepreneurial ways. Just today, I have my mini day care, 12 things selling on ebay (with several people asking me to sell their things for them), I have 50+ items listed on Amazon, I am a professional garage saler – for those reasons; I do weight loss coaching and nutritional consulting for Herbalife, I am a fitness instructor for the MOMMY TUMMY class for our Park District, I sew (not this year yet) for craft fairs…for me it’s a GREAT OUTLET – and extra money is something I can’t complain about. My next target – Craig’s list (www).

I love to experience firsts
I feel a great need to try things I have never tried – or go places I haven’t gone – or try exotic new food or recipes. I still yet have to go bungee jumping, sky diving. I have yet to try a molten lava cake and pumpkin crème brulee. I have yet to go to Europe, Tonga, and Greenland. I am excited to do PTA and be room mom and stuff like that. I like the feeling of expanding my repertoire and stretching myself to new challenges. I am one of those BORN volunteers.

I love to do lists and organizing
I get GREAT pleasure in crossing things off of a list – it proves to me, on paper at least, that I have been productive. Along those lines – I get an adrenaline rush when I organize a closet how I have been wanting to. When I see organized places and areas I feel very relaxed , calm, and slightly giddy.

So those ARE the five things - but I MUST agree with Terica that I LOVE being at the hospital and having a baby - the smells, sounds, food, the presence of new spirits just receiving bodies - AWESOME!!!! I think it is SOOO FUN!!!

So now I am calling out to five of you - Cassidy, Rachel, Nancy, Kelsey, Mareilles!!!!

So we went to this really cool

Pumpkin Festival with pumpkins (of course) everywhere, a cornfield maze, pig races, pony rides, etc. It was SOOOO cute we decided to make it a tradtition to go every year.

Nothing like Playing on Daddy during conference!

This will be our family Christmas pic - this is taken just 6 feet from my parents house - they live THAT close to this cornfield. My dad, who took the pic, was leaning against the garage!

Yes - went to Oprah again. These are girls from my ward. This time it was MUCH Peppier - it was on aging and beauty - Nora Ephron, Gena Davis and Dianne Carol (sp). We got two free books at the end. I sat in a TERRIBLE spot, again. Tami got to sit in the second row in the middle. I could see her shoulder for 20 minutes during the taping!

Tyler is already learning that control of the remote control is key!!

Tyler and Abby have recently started PLOTTING together (Abby is my neice - Tami and Kevin's daughter that I watch a couple days a week). Here they are deciding how to take FULL advantage of this situation: A bathtub being filled with water.....OOOOO the possibilities!!!!

We also decided to go to the Homewood Flossmoor (our alma mater high school) vs. Bolingbrook (where Brian currently teaches) football game...AT HOMEWOOD -where we live. So here is how the game went: H-F - good play. We looked at each other passively and said, "Cool." Bolingbrook - good play: We look at each other and passively said, "Cool." It went on like that for 2 hours. Loving BOTH TEAMS MAKES IT HARD TO CHEER!!!!!

Here is a local petting zoo - Homewood Days Event!