Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Kim, over at Musing, Rambling, and all around Blathering (see sidebar for link to her blog), tagged me for a meme. This one is the Honest Scrap Award. I guess I'm supposed to tell you 10 things about myself? Hmmm, what would you care about?


1. I collect Barbies. I do this because as a young girl, my mother took a stand against them as being bad examples for girls to aspire to. I just figured if I couldn't have such a great wardrobe, at least my Barbie could! I never thought to try to be one. I didn't start collecting, though, until one Christmas when Chris gave me one as a gag gift. I was complaining that with all boys, I was never going to be able to indulge the little girl in me and buy Barbies for my daughter. (Trust me, Chris is reliving his childhood over x7 with all the boy stuff around here.) Well, I decided, since my nickname around here is Queen Mommy, that I would collect Princess Barbies. My collection is probably around 50. There are quite a few I'd love to have, but the higher end Barbies cost over $200. Um, not for me lol.

2. My hair is still very long. When I turned 30 I made an attempt to cut it to a "respectable" length, since, you know, I was now too old for "young" hair. But I hated it. I did cut it shoulder length one more time when Levi was less than a year old, and I admit it looked good, but I missed my hair. So I grew it out. And now at 42, it is past my butt. And I like it. :-)

3. I am currently working on my family's genealogy. I love all things old, and am fascinated by photos from the past. I hate that we lost so many photos and records from my grandparents when their house burned down, but I do have a wonderful pile of family history from my mother. I encourage my Dad to write down memories from his childhood and young-adulthood and email them to me. I had a lot of fun this summer researching into one of those memories. I hope to write up a blog post about that, once I have all the materials gathered to put it together.

4. I am NOT a "foodie." I don't like to cook, I don't like to try new foods, I don't like to think about food at all. I eat the same things all the time, because I know what to expect from them. I eat poorly because I eat what takes the least amount of effort to prepare. If that means opening a bag or wrapper, that's what I'll do. My mother and my older sister love(d) food, but ugh, I don't really want to talk about food!

5. What I do love is puzzles! Jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles, those metal chain type puzzles. I approach almost everything like a puzzle. I think that's why I like LOST so much. However, I have only so much patience, and then I am perfectly happy to get help, or even to cheat LOL.

6. I still want another baby. Ok ok, don't even bother to comment on that one. I know what you all think, and go away. You want what you want, and I want what I want. My good friend called last night from the hospital, to let me know her 14th child had just been born, and I could hear him crying in the background. I am so so thrilled for her, but I went in the bathroom and cried. I could practically feel a baby in my arms and I think my milk let down. Yes, my baby is almost 3 years old, and I am 42. What about it?

7. Ok, something less serious. My first car was a VW Rabbit. It was black with maroon interior. I only remember having it for one summer, the summer before I left for college. After that I drove an Audi 5000 (very used), then the first car I owned and paid insurance on was a maroon 1982 Honda Accord hatchback. I used it to drive back and forth to college. I liked that car. Next came a blue 1987 Toyota hatchback. It got great gas mileage. I traded that in for the 12 passenger van I drive now. Totally skipped the full size sedan and mini-van LOL. I like my van, though I won't go out if there is even a rumor of snow coming.

8. When I was little I had rabbits. I was not good at taking care of them; I am lucky my grandfather would come over and feed the poor things. He built them awesome hutches, and spoiled them with grass cuttings and garden veggies. I kept rabbits continuously from when I was 5 until almost 35. My favorite rabbit was Thumper, who I called Tumpie. He went to college with me. Now we have moved on to cats LOL.

9. Ok, I've run out. If you comment with a question, I'll edit the post and add more with whatever you want to know.

I'm not going to tag anyone for this. If you want to do it, feel free to do your own. Let me know if you do, so I can go read it!


Lisa said...

(((Hugs))) I still want one too. And I'm 5 years older than you.

rachel said...

I want one too, you're not alone there... :)

Aimee said...

how about, who is your all time favorite sister??????