Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tag, I'm It.
Nyla, who is a friend of my big sister's friend who has become my faithful Scrabble buddy, just tagged me in this tell-all expose (and when I say "expose" I really mean "ex-po-zay", I just can't figure out how to make the little squiggly). What were you doing 10 years ago?: I was participating in a mission trip with my youth group, and incidentally meeting my husband for the first time. My first impression of my husband was that he was a single dad, because he was 5 yrs older than me, seemed somewhat older than that, and always had his 3 yr old sister tagging along after him. I believed this for the first few days of the trip. 5 years ago?: After seeing my future husband while participating in his cousin's wedding over the summer, I realized, yet again, how much I like that man and what a great husband he would make for ME (it had happened a few times over the previous couple of years) and fell into deep pining from which I did not recover until the man finally realized, several months later, that maybe there was something there, and decided to do something about it. 5 months ago?: I decided it was about time I stopped trying to fit into regular clothes and went public with my third pregnancy. Well, almost public. Just yesterday someone I know who has seen me multiple times in the last 5 months asked me "are you expecting again?!" My answer: "We had all better hope so!". 5 things on my to-do list for tomorrow: 1 - Order the birth kit that my midwife requires. Do you think I should ask for a frequent customer discount? 2 - Wash a load of diapers 3 - Take inventory of what we need to haul across state with us for our vacation/baby having trip. 4 - Prepare my house to be descended upon by a (same above-mentioned) cousin of my husband, my sister-in-law, and their respective husbands and children for the rest of the weekend. 5 - Enjoy myself with my friend/husband's cousin who I have not seen in over a year. 5 things people don't know about me: 1 - I have 6 brothers and 3 sisters (obviously some people do know this about me, but I bet Nyla didn't). 2 - I am a pianist. I feel like I should say "was" instead of "am" because my hands have spent much more time in the toilet than at the piano in the last 3 years (rinsing out diapers, people! I don't just play in the toilet for fun). 3 - I have an obsession that involves guessing people's country of origin by their features, dress, posture, and overall "vibe". I am usually pretty accurate. Yeah, nerdy. I honed this skill while working as a cashier at Costco in this culturally diverse area. 4 - I always expected to have only boys (don't ask me why I'd have such an irrational expectation), and didn't know what I'd do with a girl if I had one. Now I know:). 5 - I hate baking desserts. I'd hazard a guess that the majority of desserts produced by our family were actually made by my husband. 5 Bad habits: What, I don't have any bad habits, let alone 5! Actually, these were shockingly easy to come up with. 1 - I do bite my nails, still! I've stopped multiple times, but this is not one of those times. 2 - Like Nyla said - not replacing the toilet paper on its roll - guilty here too. 3 - Jessie claims I have a habit of dropping the toilet seat lid - I didn't think I ever did this till I caught myself in the act about 10 minutes after it was brought to my attention. 4 - I procrastinate just about everything that can be procrastinated. For example, last night, conversation between me and Jessie: Me: "Don't fold those clothes!" Jessie: "Why?" Me: "Because you shouldn't have to, and I really am going to do it tomorrow." Jessie: "I don't mind, you're going to be really busy tomorrow." Me: "No, really, I LIKE folding clothes!" Jessie: "Um, then why are they still here?" Me: "Well, you know, anticipation is half the fun." 5 - I talk before I think. But God is helping me with this one. 5 Places I have lived: I can't really say because they have all been in the same state.