Take a breath. Inhale, exhale….This is big. Maybe you should sit down. Wait, if you’re reading this you should be at a computer…so you’re probably already sitting down. Are you ready? I have been tagged by Thanita! Now I must reveal 8 things about myself and then tag 8 new people. Those people then tell the world 8 things about themselves and tag 8 more people. What a fun blogging game, right?!
Well, let me just tell you that this has caused quite the commotion with-in my little brain. I mean, try to imagine it. Should I reveal my innermost thoughts? What about my deepest darkest secrets? Should I focus on business or personal things? What is a girl to do?!?!?!? And then the biggest question of all, who should I tag? There is a lot at stake here. This blog must not be entered into lightly. I have been a nervous wreck since I found out I had been tagged. I’m not joking! I don’t think I have stopped sweating since then. Well there you go, that’ll be number one.
1.I perspire profusely.
I don’t think I know anyone that sweats more than I do. Well, maybe my cousin’s little girl….but she is also running around a lot, so it’s hard to tell. When I get nervous…oh boy, it’s bad and instantaneous. One time, in college, my boyfriend (now husband) got a new car that was a stick shift. So he let me drive it to a mall. I had never owned a stick shift and was not super comfortable driving one. All was going well….until I came to a stoplight in the middle of a hill. HOLY COW! I was so nervous. My little hands clutched that steering wheel so tightly that my knuckles turned white. Sweat started dripping off of my brow. I turned to him and asked “Is it hot?” The A/C went on full blast. I made it without rolling into the car behind me. I’m pretty sure I had to start in 2nd gear, but I made it. Needless to say, my shirt was soaked by then….but that’s ok. We were at a mall, so I could buy a new one!
Now, mostly my constant perspiration is a pain, but it does have it’s advantages. You see when I go to the YMCA each morning I can run on the treadmill for like 2 minutes and be in a full-fledged, shirt drenching, dripping off your face sweat. So, I always think that people look at me and think “Wow, she must have had a good work out.” Those elliptical machines are even better…it only takes me like 45 seconds to start sweating on one of those!
So today I went to Target and bought that clinical strength deodorant. I hope it works. I have heard that you can get shots (like botox or something) that will stop you from sweating. I’m not sure that I could handle this. You see, I hate needles. Ok…number 2 coming up!
2. Needles make me nauseous.
It’s a problem when you have 3 kids that have all been vaccinated. I know several people who are No-Vax, and I contemplated being one of them…not because I am against foreign bodies being injected into you, or because I think that they cause autism or any of those reasons. My only reason would be I don’t want to see my kids get a shot. In fact, I can’t even look. I have to hold their legs down and their hands away, but you can be sure that I look away when the nurse brings out the needle.
Being diagnosed with Diabetes (myself or one of my children) would be horrible for me. I don’t think I could handle the insulin shots. I would probably pass out each time. It would also be bad because it would mean I had to watch what I eat. Aha! Number 3!
3. I enjoy eating.
Yep, I do. I know people who merely eat to survive. Well, that is not me! I like to eat…maybe a little too much. I like sweet treats and all…but my real vice is salty things, like potato chips. Wavy Lays to be specific. I can’t buy them, because I will eat them ALL. I do let myself buy a bag when we have people over and grill hamburgers and hot dogs. I always want to make something more fancy…but then a few things come into play. First of all, I usually wait until the last minute to plan. (Procrastination…that’ll be number 4.) Secondly, if it gives me a reason to buy Wavy Lays, then it is good. And lastly, I figure there are only a few people who don’t eat hamburgers and hot dogs, so it’s always a safe meal to have with guests.
4.I am proficient at procrastination.
Yep, if there is one thing I could not improve upon, it is my ability to procrastinate. I am not saying that I sit around and do nothing….that is not the case at all. I manage to fill my time with all sorts of things. Some of them productive (like sewing things for people), some of them …not so much (like say, this blog?!?!?). I make lists like a mad women. I have production goals, future business ideas, meal ideas, shopping lists, cleaning goals. List making may just be one of my forms of procrastination, but I tell myself that in the long run it helps me stay a little bit more organized. Maybe?!?!?
One of my friends is a post it girl. She has post its everywhere. She even put a post it onto her wallet to remind her that she needed to put gum into the wallet. Why not just add the gum right way? Well, she apparently has a procrastination problem too! She always makes me laugh.
5. Laughing is living.
I am not the funniest person on the face of this earth. I know that. It doesn’t stop me, however, from laughing at myself. We laugh a lot in our family. The kids are hysterical. They are always up to something. And Kyle has a contagious laugh. (He has also perfected the evil laugh…that kinda makes me nervous!) Haley and Taylor will just start cracking up when he laughs. Then no one can stop. Did that ever happen to you in school?
I remember one time in elementary school my friend and I started laughing. Who in the heck knows why…but we could not stop. We tried hard. The teacher gave us that look. You know the one! Then we would look at each other and start cracking up again. We had to be separated…and probably had to stay inside at recess. I have another good elementary school story. It’ll be number 6 on my list.
6. I puke on people.
Yep, it’s true. It happened in 3rd grade. I was sick. If memory serves, I went home sick on the first day of school. I’m fairly certain that my mom thought I was faking it…although I don’t know why I would, I always enjoyed school (see #5). Anyway, back to the story. I was sick for several days. Finally, my mom made me go back. The morning was going alright, until reading time. While each group met, we had to sit quietly and read a book. Well, all the kids had been placed into reading groups, but since I had been sick the teacher had not evaluated me. So as I sat reading my book, I started to get dizzy and my stomach started aching. You know the feeling. For me this is accompanied by profuse perspiration (see #1), although I am not sure if that is how it goes for everyone or not. Anyway, I digress. So I am feeling sick to my stomach….but the teacher is in the middle of the reading group! Finally I can’t take it any more. I have to go to the nurse or bathroom or somewhere besides that little desk. I stand up…and it’s too late. I puked right on the poor kid in front of me. He stood up quickly and shouted “Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Smith!” She doesn’t even look up, but responds by saying, “Not right now, I’m in the middle of a reading group.” “But Melanie puked on me!” Needless to say, I was sent home. I returned some time the next week. After my return, we had a nice discussion as a class regarding the rules and when they could be broken. It was made quite clear that if you have to puke, you do not have to ask permission to get out of your seat. Teachers are the best!
7. Teachers are Tops
I don’t know if there is a profession that I admire more. These people are amazing. I come from a family that has a lot of teachers. My mom, my sister, my sister-in-law, my Grandma, my aunts and even a couple of my cousins are (or were) all teachers. They work hard….much harder than me! I can’t imagine putting as much time, effort and love into all that they do when it’s not even your own child! So hats off to all the teachers out there! And that brings me to number 8….
8. I love my little ones lots!
I love them so much more than I had ever imagined was possible. They make me laugh. They make me cry. They make me crazy. They make me proud. They make me who I am. I am a stay at home mom who runs a sewing business out of a crazy but love filled home. I wouldn’t trade it for all the riches in the world!
So there you go…..eight things about me. I hope you were amused by my attempt at alliteration! It turns out there were many more things I could have told you. Luckily the number only had to be 8!!! And now…for who I am going to tag! I decided that I am going to tag other moms who also blog!
Whimzy Pinzy Creations
Big and Little
Domestic Goddess Creations
Keeper of the Chocolates
Lazy T Crochet
Do try to have fun! It’s not so bad after all Now I’m off to take a shower and try out my new deodorant!