Jul 2, 2011

A Recycled post about "Me"

I came across this list I made a couple years ago on my Facebook page and laughed reading through it. A couple things have changed, but overall, it's still very "me". As you will quickly see, I am no domestic goddess though I can act the part. So here goes:

25 things about me:
1. I think peanut butter MMs and a Dr. Pepper could be a completely satisfying full meal. Don't knock it. Ever try it? I have many times. MMMMMMMM!
2. I enjoy dancing very white style with my children to very nerdy songs. Again. Don't knock it. Every try it?3. I have always wanted to be a ventroliquist and secretly practice.
4. I love mysteries, but find them only enjoyable if I read the ending first. Then I can sit back and enjoy the book. It drives everyone who knows me nuts. Personally, this is why I have a hard time watching movies, I can't watch the ending first.
5. Every movie I watch seems real to me. So I can't watch violence or suspense very well. I prefer a comedy with Owen Wilson personally.
6. I could shut myself up all day everyday in my craft room and craft to my hearts content. This is my definition of heaven.
7. Shut me up in a kitchen and have me cook everyday....this would be my definition of hell. I hate cooking. What's the point? It gets devoured quickly and then there is the massive cleanup. Do I cook? Yes. And quite well, though reluctantly. Now baking is different. I love to bake.
8. The best color to decorate with is RED. Of any shade. Though green is a close second.
9. I have never been able to nail down my personality. Those dang quizzes always come back different. So I change my mind a lot? So? One time I read the descriptions (all of them) to see if that would help me. I could identify with parts of each type, but never the whole type. I give up. I'm just special!
10. I have serious issues with boundaries. When people ask for outrageous things from me, I usually say yes. But to my children....somehow, I have no problems with boundaries or saying no.
11. I hated gardening growing up. With a passion. Now I LOVE it. With a passion! I don't think there is anywhere else I can shove a new plant, and yet I still buy them and shove them in. There is not much symetry. Things just grow over each other. The more color and chaos, the better, in a garden.
(Note: This photo is my garden this week in the heat of summer. Not bad, eh?)
12. I never remember to water my plants. Without a drip sytem they would all be dead.
13. Speaking of remembering, I never remember anything of importance when I leave the house. I always get to where I am going and realize I forgot something. Mostly this is because I am last minute and don't have a handy list to check off, and then the kids or Tone distract me. Talk to me while I am putting things in the car, and I am doomed to forget something.
14. I make lists. If I am actually planning something, I never forget, because I put every miniscule detail on a list. And I check them off in a very satisfying manner.
15. I love to write and take pictures. Half the time it never makes it to my blog, but I am composing blog entries all day in my head. Don't worry, I am totally sane. I just compose whole paragraphs in my head to organize my life. It organizes my thoughts and helps me blow off steam. Sometimes I even laugh out loud at the latest joke I just composed in my head. This would be the "I-think-I-might-be-kinda-off" part of me.
16. Don't make me eat peas or beets or anything fishy, or involving the word, sushi. All are nasty. Though I love split pea soup, shrimp, and crab. Those are exceptions to the rule. I believe all rules need some exceptions.
17. I'm one of the lucky few who can say my husband really "gets" me. We are best buddy pals. I look forward to our week or two away every year traveling somewhere random on the globe. This year....two weeks in THAILAND! And no, the kids do not get to come.18. I am completely independent, and don't mind getting up an traveling somewhere by myself with the kids just for fun. Sometimes, completely last minute. Me and the kids have the airport down to a fine routine!
19. There is nothing more beautiful than the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. Though I love the high Sierra mountains too. Someday, we plan to live there. In house surrounded by lovely old trees. Well, and a dirt bike track out back for Tone.
20. Summer is my favorite season. I love swimming, hiking, and being outdoors. Just try to keep me in on a nice day!
21. I have fetish for flashy jewelry and shoes. I cannot go out until I have picked just the right earrings and necklace. It turns a blase' outfit into a bah-bam outfit. My opinion.
I have trained my daughter to feel the same way about accessories. She could care less about pants and feels even a diaper is optional, but she begs for shoes, necklaces, and hairbows. Makes me proud. *sniff*22. I talk too much. I also laugh too much. When bad things happen (like someone falls down and it looks funny), my first instinct is to laugh. Uncontrollably. But it's not because it's funny. I have no idea why. My soul must be deeply scarred I guess.
23. I have "cats" eyes. It's true. They are dark blue with a ring of yellow around the iris. Which can make them look green. Ainsley has it too.
24. I secretly wanted all boys, but am delighted God gave me a girl. She is my sunshine.
25. I just read my list and realize I look like a scattered ditz. But I am not. I am probably one of the most responsible people you will ever know. Though I am quite good at procrastinating. I have a sixth sense about how long I can put something off and still accomplish it by the deadline.

Since this list was written, I now adore my girls and know that I made to raise them rather than a pack of boys, my fave color to decorate with is green rather than red, I have finally nailed down my personality type (ISFP), and those two weeks in Thailand WERE absoluting amazing. I no longer seem to have boundary issues and can say no and know my limits better, but overall, everything is pretty spot-on and very me. I still want to laugh at very inappropriate moments, and no one will ever break me of reading the ending first. Netflix is my new best friend because I can quickly go to the end, watch, and then return. Sad but true. But still, so very very sad, I know.


  1. It's fun to get this peek into you!
    I also like reading this and seeing that you and I have a lot of things in common, but are also pretty unique.
    Here's hoping for your Sierra home, someday! Can I be your neighbor? That's my favorite spot on the planet, too!

    ♥ Bethany

    p.s. I did a list of 25 things back in 2009, too! Oh, facebook :-)
    http://happyhomemaker.me/2009/01/25-things-about-me/ just for kicks!

  2. Loved reading this list about you, Jenny! It's so special that Tone' really GETS you. You're truly a lucky girl!

  3. #3 made me laugh. #4, 5 and 6 sound just like me. #15 glad I'm not the only one. #17 JEALOUS. #21 Great work!