OK, so today…it’s all about ME…to celebrate ME…because it’s my birthday today…and I’m 33! Somethings are crazy, some maybe shouldn’t be mentioned out loud, but all in all here is just a completely random list of really random things that help make up who I am today.
1.) When I was little, me and my sister used to dress up like Native Americans…my mom sewed us costumes and we wore our hair in two braids.
2.) One time after I graduated high school, a group of friends and I scaled the Philadelphia art museum..as in walked around the perimeter of the building on a teeny ledge. That’s the sort of things we did for “fun”, and I can’t believe I never got arrested!
3.) I never partied in high school. My friends were all “straight edge”.
5.) I am a sucker for animals…a complete sucker.
6.) I haven’t worn deodorant in over 8 years.
7.) As a teenager, I would get up super early and watch the sun rise over a nearby lake. I would sit for an hour there and “talk” to God.
8.) I have never drank a soda in my entire life.
9.) Sometimes I put my kids in the car when we are about to leave to go somewhere, and come back in the house to vacuum, clean up, or check my email. Alone time (just for 5 seconds) is hard to come by with 4 kids!
10.) I probably do not drink enough water each day.
11.) I had my first job when I was 15…at an ice cream shop. One night I made someone a banana split. Later that night, when I couldn’t fall asleep, I realized that I had forgotten to put the banana in it. I have always wondered if he realized.
12.) I feel best when I come home to a clean house, or at least tidied up. It’s like a welcome home treat.
13.) I like flip flops.
14.) Cucumbers might just be one of my favorite vegetables this season. Seems so simple, but we eat pounds of them over here.
16.) I don’t feel old, but when I think about my children getting older, I know I must be too. I just don’t see it yet.
17.) I do not like to be in crowds or crowded places. I’d rather be home.
18.) One time, on a 2 day canoe trip, I forgot my sandals on the shore. When we ended our trip, I had to buy new shoes.
19.) For my 12th birthday my parents took me for a little 6 seat airplane ride by our house. We drove over our house and my school and I thought it was one of the coolest birthday presents ever.
20.) Sometimes I struggle with perfectionism, with how I want things to look or be like. Letting go to my expectations can feel amazingly empowering.
22.) When we go on outings I usually dress my two year old in a bright orange shirt so I can easily spot him. I never thought I would be that kind of mom.
23.) When I was little and “supposed” to be taking a nap, I would spend that time jumping on my bed as I high as I could, as much as I could…till the Ragedy Ann and Andy latch hook rug my mom made me would fall off the wall and on top of me, then I would quick pretend like I was sleeping so when my mom came in to see what happened she would “think” I was asleep. I don’t think I fooled her.
24.) I love the mountains; being in the mountains; breathing in mountain air.
25.) I love taking pictures and capturing small bits of beauty wherever I go.
26.) My children teach me new lessons each and every day. I try my best to hear them.
27.) Eating dinner outside is one of my favorite things about summer.
28.) One time I was playing in my room and riped a chunk of dry wall out of my wall. I was hanging on some wall hooks…using them to do gymnastics. I guess I can’t really wonder where my kids get their craziness!
30.) My feet need to stick out of the covers at night when it is hot and sometimes I can’t even stand to be under the covers at all.
31.) I wear a size 10 shoe.
32.) In college my friends and I “borrowed” (~ahem), a U Haul van to drive down to Delaware to have naked races down the beach and go skinny dipping in the ocean. Crazy I tell you…we weren’t out drinking or partying, but boy were we crazy!
33.) Sometimes I get mad. Sometimes I get frustrated. Sometimes I scream. Sometimes I cry. I am human.
For more randomness, you can check out my 32 tidbits to celebrate ME post from last year. I tried not to duplicate any, but…it was hard! If I keep this up you will know everything there is to possibly know about me in no time at all!