Because I needed something to write about

Meg posted this the other day, and it looked like fun. Just a little survey with a bunch of random questions.

What have you learned about relationships?
I’ve learned that some relationships just don’t work out, no matter how hard you try.  But, when you find the ones that are meant to be, you don’t have to try so hard.

Do you ever think “what if” about anything?
All the time.  It isn’t regret, it’s just a thought about how things would have turned out a different way.

Do you judge people you don’t know?
I try not to.  I wouldn’t like to be judged by someone before they had a chance to get to know me, and I always try to keep that in mind.

Who/what is on your mind right now?

Many, many things.  Most of which are explained in my last post.

Who do you talk to when you’re down?
My mom.

Have you ever had your heart broken?
Yes, I have.  Everything worked out just fine though.

What is one thing you feel that you NEED in life?
My family.

Has more than one person ever told you they’re in love with you?
Yeah.

What are you doing tomorrow?
Well, it’s my birthday tomorrow.  I am working, and going out to lunch with my mom.

Are you talking to anyone at this moment?
Nope.

Have you ever hung up on someone?
Yeah.  I actually hang up on Derek all the time.  Whenever we are arguing and he is winning (which is usually about 95% of the time), I get frustrated and then hang up.

Do you still talk to the person you fell hardest for?
I am married to him.

Looking forward to something this weekend?
Not really.  I don’t want to be another year older.

Do you drink tea?
Yes, I love tea!  I have a cup almost every night.

Who’s bed did you last sleep in?
Mine.

Do you have any bruises?
I don’t think so.

Have you ever gotten a sunburn so bad it hurt to move?
Yes.  I was in the Bahamas and used baby oil while laying in the sun.  Not the greatest idea, I was miserable.

How many tattoos do you have?
One

Who was the last person you took a picture with?

My mom, sister and sister in law.

What’s on your bed right now?
Nothing.

What’s your favorite BBQ’d food?
Chicken.  I absolutely love BBQ chicken.

Like reading?
No, I don’t like reading.  I LOVE reading!  I can’t go a day without reading.

Twirl, or cut your spaghetti?
Twirl, it so much more fun!

What was the last movie you saw?
In theatres, it was Sex and the City.  I only go see the real important ones.

What does your mouse pad look like?
It’s black and says “the house that rock built.”  It’s from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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I honestly don’t know where to start.  If feels like so much has been going on, but in reality, there hasn’t been much going on at all.  There seems to be a cloud over my head blocking all the ideas from coming in.  I just don’t know what to write about.

There is the house.  Which, is crawling slowly down that line of items to accomplish.  But, being the obsessive perfectionist that I am, I am unwilling to start sharing pictures until every last detail is seen to.  It’s mainly just minor things now, window coverings, pictures on the walls, some organizing.  But, hopefully soon enough.

There is the cooking.  I’ve been doing quite a bit of that.  I’ve tried some new recipes, and even took some pictures.  I did manage to draft a story about my first encounter with the broiler, which I then forgot to finish and post.  Maybe I should get around to that.

There is school.  In January, I will be going back to start some classes that I need to take prior to the Nursing program.  I am looking forward to going back even more now that my sister has been accepted into the 2009 program.  She was originally accepted for 2010, but got bumped up.  It’ll be fun going through it with her.

Change.  That’s what’s happening.  I am not the best at dealing with change.  It’s great living in the new house, close to my family.  But, suddenly I find myself with more free time than I’ve had in a very long time, and I am lucky if I get to spend one hour of that time with my husband each week.  I find myself responsible for all the things that he used to manage around the house.  I am having a hard time thinking about school, and the fact that I am actually going back to complete a degree (who would have thought THAT could ever happen??).  The next few years are going to be difficult, and I am not ready to face them yet.  But, knowing me, will I ever truly be ready?  I’m not complaining, I suppose I should just face the fact that our lives are really moving on this time, that we’ve finally decided what we wanted out of them.  I was so used to our lives the way they’ve been the last five years, that I can’t imagine it any other way.  Not yet, atleast.  It’ll come to me eventually.

I just realized that last paragraph was pretty heavy.  I try to keep it pretty light here, without talking about things like that, but that’s what is on my mind at the moment.  I hope you don’t mind.

Someone wanted to hear my thoughts, so here they are

My mom tagged me. I hadn’t realized that it’s been almost two weeks….I’ve kinda been busy reading a certain series of books, twice. But, that’s finished now, and I seem to be welcomed back to the real world with piles of dishes and laundry that decided not to take care of themselves while I was out.

This is just one of those simple tags…six random things about yourself, yada, yada, yada. But I am sure you are all dying to know six NEW things about me, right?!?

1.  I had a near death experience while white water rafting.  We flipped in a class five rapid, and I honestly thought I was going to die.   As I was fighting to get to the surface, some rocks decided to get in my way and make things even harder on my kicking legs.  Somehow I managed to find the strength to pull myself into our empty boat, and then two guys that were much larger than me.  It ruined everything for me, and I will never go again.

2.  I’ve got a butterfly tattoed on my lower back.  I got it on a whim when I was 18.  I still like it, but I probably won’t ever get another.

3.  I am an exceptionally fast reader.  I’ve finished average sized books in just a matter of hours.  I almost always read every book for a second time, right after the first.  I usually take my time the second time around, but it’s still over way too quickly.

4.  I’ve never broken a bone.  I did have a dumbwaiter collapse on both my wrists once.  I was told they had been fractured and had to wear splints for two weeks.  It turned out they were never even fractured.

5.  Music is a HUGE part of me.  It’s not very often you’ll find me without a radio on or my earphones in.  When I am doing things, I always do much better when there is music playing.

6.  The Little  Mermaid is one of my favorite movies.  I was obsessed with it as a kid, and I still love to watch it these days.

So, there you have it.  Some new things about me.  Maybe now I can get around to taking some pictures of the house, and all the work that I haven’t done to it yet.

I am a swooning fool

I caved. I am now the owner of the first book in the Twilight series.

And as of yesterday evening, when I became owner of said book, I am almost finished.  I’ve been carrying it around with me, reading a chapter whenever I get a chance.  I should probably mention that I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep last night either.

I was at Target last night when it all went down, and I put it back on the shelf THREE times before I finally decided to buy it.  I told myself that I would take it slow, and wouldn’t have to read the other ones right away.  Yeah right.  Edward has already stolen my heart, and that’s saying a lot.  Only a few books have ever done what this one is doing to me, and I’ve read A LOT of them. 

The rest of the saga better live up to, or get better than, their predecessor.  If I was recommending this book, I would probably shove it down your throat to make sure you got my point.  I wish that was what someone! had done to me.  Just kidding, Em! 

I am sure it will be in the very near future that I have more weak moments in which I find myself the owner of the rest of this saga.  Enough said.