Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I really can not tan. Not easily, anyway. However, I can burn real good. I have had some BAD sunburns in my life - sunburns that caused me to have to call in sick to my job because I couldn't put on clothes. Sunburns that were so deep they looked almost blue. Sunburns that made me physically ill. I worry now about the effects of my adolescent vanity and stupidity in the sun-worshipping department. I really don't want skin cancer. Really. Don't. And frankly, I don't care if I'm tan anymore, either. White and healthy or bronzed and cancer-ridden? I'll take my Southern magnolia skin any day, thankyouverymuch. So if you don't like the way my pasty, toothpick-skinny legs look poking out of my shorts - well, then don't look. I probably haven't shaved them in a couple of days anyway.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
So here are some other things I have done that, to me, are pretty neat accomplishments:
1. Trained and danced with a professional ballet company
2. Found the courage to leave an abusive ex-husband
3. Overcame fear and rode all the roller coasters at Disney World
4. Won a bowling tournament
5. Went from renting a home to owning one
6. Survived the Hurricane Rita evacuation without going crazy and killing someone
7. Became a dance teacher so I can give children the gift of dance (see a small success story here)
8. Ended unhealthy relationships and cultivated new, healthy ones
9. Supported my husband thru difficult times
10. Swam with stingrays in Grand Cayman
Saturday, May 26, 2007
What were you doing 10 years ago?
May of 1997... Navy Son (who was not yet in the Navy, of course) was 11, Darling Daughter was 3, and Baby Son was 2 months old....so probably just adjusting to life with three children! We were also getting ready to buy our first house - they built it over the summer of 1997 and we moved into it in November.
What were you doing 1 year ago?
Pretty much the same thing I am doing now - recovering from dance recital and looking forward to a relaxing summer! We were also in the process of selling our rental house, a process that took FOREVER but thank goodness we finally got it sold! Now if we could just sell the one we're in now we'd be in good shape.....
Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Chocolate candy - pretty much any kind
2. Mrs. Baird's mini-donuts (first choice - powdered sugar; second choice - chocolate)
3. Homemade Muffins - favorite is blueberry, but tonight I had a banana nut one and it was pretty yummy
4. Jelly beans (Brach's only, and no black ones! Ick!)
5. Fritos and bean dip
Five songs that you know all the lyrics:
1. "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick
2. "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi
3. "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash
4. "Fishin' In The Dark" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
5. "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Pay off all of our debt
2. Set aside money for the kids' college
3. Buy my dream house
4. Take a really cool vacation
5. Buy Astros season tickets
Five bad habits:
1. PROCRASTINATING! If it weren't for the last minute I wouldn't get anything done!
2. Putting something in a "safe place" and then forgetting where I put it!
3. Eating candy
4. Not hanging up/putting away laundry (I think our underwear and socks perpetually live in the dryer!)
5. Letting my car get really really low on gas.
Five things you like doing:
3. Scrapbooking my travel photos
4. Taking a bubble bath
Five things you would never wear again:
1. A white bathing suit!!
2. Leg warmers
3. Short-shorts (a la Daisy Duke)
4. For the same reason as #3, a mini-skirt
Five favorite toys:
1. my computer
2. my digital camera
3. my DVR (Who invented this? Brilliant!)
4. 20Q (that thing is SMART!)
5. I just can't think of anything else. I'm not that into "toys".
OK, I've never tagged before - but I'll give it a try:
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Apolo Anton Ohno and his partner, Julianne Hough, winners of Dancing With The Stars
and Jordin Sparks, winner of American Idol
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
My name is the #159 most common female name.
0.142% of females in the US share my name.
Around 181,050 US females have the same name as I do!
So of course I had to look up the info on the rest of the family:
Hubby has the #842 most common male name.
0.007% of men in the US share his name.
Around 8575 US men have the same name as he does!
So he's a little more unique than I am....
Navy Son has the #246 most common male name.
0.063% of men in the US share his name.
Around 77,175 US men are named the same thing he is!
Not as unique as Hubby, but moreso than me.
Darling Daughter has a very rare female name.
Very few females in the US share her name.
She should be proud of her unique name! (I am proud I gave it to her!)
Youngest son has the #739 most common male name.
0.009% of men in the US share his name.
Around 11,025 US men are named the same thing he is!
So he's still not as unique as Hubby, but unique nonetheless....
I find this all very fascinating.
My Ten on Tuesday list for this week - Ten Songs That Make Me Sad:
- Where've You Been? by Kathy Mattea
- Walking Her Home by Mark Schultz
- Because He Lives (because it was my grandmother's favorite hymn and hearing it makes me think of her)
- To Make You Feel My Love by Garth Brooks
- After All This Time by Rodney Crowell
- Don't Take the Girl by Tim McGraw (the video is really the killer on this one)
- I'm Already There by Lonestar (go ahead - watch the video and try to not cry)
- Hurt by Johnny Cash
- Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
- It's Your Song by Garth Brooks (sorry, can't find a good link to this one)
Hmmm......mostly country songs. Interesting.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
- Wonderful Son was baptized today and the church had a HUGE party for him (and the other people who were also baptized today). Our family and friends were all there and it was a fabulous, blessed event!
- Despite a few hopeful showings lately, we still do not have a contract on our house.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
1. Titanic - bawled and bawled when I saw this one! Seriously. Bawled.
2. Fried Green Tomatoes - ditto, and it was first movie I saw with Hubby!
3. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (cried when I read the book, cried when I saw the movie)
4. Hope Floats
5. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (yes, I know this was a comedy, but the end was sad!)
6. Forrest Gump
7. Big Fish
9. The Prince of Tides (my daughter's name comes from this book/movie)
10. Passion of the Christ (how could anyone NOT cry at this one?)
There are other classic tearjerker movies that I refuse to watch for that exact reason, like Stepmom or My Girl or The Notebook. I mean, why put myself thru that?