Saturday, February 19, 2011

100 (or so) Things About Sugar Mommy

A long, long time ago - a whole lifetime ago, it seems - I did the infamous "100 Things About Me" meme. So much has changed since then - it's almost like reading about another person - that I thought I might do it again. I'm not sure that I will make it to 100. I'm almost positive that there is nobody out there who cares that much, but I'm feeling vain, I suppose....

100 (or so) Things About Sugar Mommy
  1. I am a Christian.
  2. Thank goodness, because if I wasn't I don't think I would have survived the past few years.
  3. I am a mom.
  4. My children are, quite possibly, the three funniest people on the planet.
  5. No, seriously.
  6. I am a grad student. Going to school to become a counselor.
  7. Amazing it only took me 40 years to decide what I want to be when I grow up.
  8. My bachelor's degreee is in Human Development & Family Studies.
  9. I taught kindergarten - which was exactly, precisely what I wanted to do after graduation.
  10. After I had SugarPlum, I was a stay at home mom. Which was even more exactly, precisely what I wanted to do!
  11. I've been very blessed.
  12. Now I don't ever want to be a teacher again.
  13. I've discovered that I don't like small children in groups for extended periods of time. I LOVE kids, but not groups of them.
  14. Except for YOUR kid. Your kid is awesome and I would love to teach 30 of him/her all the time.
  15. I'm slightly sarcastic.
  16. Which is sort of like saying the surface of the sun is slightly warm.
  17. Fortunately, my daughter shares this trait so we have some hilarious conversations.
  18. She and I also share of love of words and wordplay. I can crack that girl up for 15 minutes with one really bad pun.
  19. She and I make up silly names for people on reality shows like American Idol and Top Chef.
  20. In the past we have giggled over "Blondie Tattoo Arms," "Scallop Girl," "Nipple Head," "Skanky Ballerina," "Old Dude" and so far on this season's AI, we have "Crazy" and "The Orifice" (the last on because I don't want to cuss, the guy really is a....poopy-head.)
  21. The flip-side of the love of words is that I am a huge grammar freak. Not that I don't make mistakes, I do. Even on Facebook, I have to go back and correct mistakes. It's a disease.
  22. I try not to inflict this upon others, but if I do, it is almost completely out of love.
  23. However, a misplaced apostrophe can come close to sending me over the edge some days.
  24. This does make me very good at editing papers. (you have no idea how many times I have gone back and corrected this post. Or how many more times I likely will.)
  25. I suck at math. Seriously.
  26. Almost as much as housework.
  27. I REALLY suck at housework.
  28. I'm prone to procrastination (another tremendous understatement).
  29. Which means that I may never finish this list.
  30. The irony of my procrastination thing is that I hate to be late to things. I'm not against being "fashionably late" to an event, especially if there is a social hour beforehand.
  31. But it drives me crazy to walk in late to things.
  32. I wasn't always like this, I'm not sure when the switch was flipped.
  33. I suffer from a laundry-list of ridiculous minor ailments that give me fits. I know I must seem like a hypochondriac sometimes, but if I tell you I don't feel good, it's probably true.
  34. I'm probably Dr. House's dream patient...or his worst nightmare. I'd love to find a way to put it all together and fix it.
  35. I am very, very loyal and very forgiving - to a point. If you are my friend or someone I love, you have to do something REALLY major to get rid of me.
  36. I've known one of my best friends since junior high. We have gone years at at time without talking before, but I don't think that either one of us to could live without the other. I love you CRB.
  37. Another best friend was my pledge trainer in college. She's very bossy and a giant dork but I love and adore her and couldn't live without her either.
  38. My OTHER best friend I met when we were stationed in England. We met the same day our three-year-old daughters did (at different places) and have been friends ever since. (Our girls have as well!) She's been through a lot with me. The Queen is amazing.
  39. I sound like I'm in the third grade talking about my "best friends."
  40. But I won't let anyone walk all over me forever.
  41. I avoid conflict - sometimes to a fault.
  42. I try to look at the big picture and try to decide if something is really worth confronting someone over (don't sweat the small stuff...).
  43. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm wrong.
  44. I also try to step back and evaluate how my choices and actions will affect my kids.
  45. I think it's very important to tell the people you love that you do indeed love them. Ask my close friends & family - I always say "I love you" when I get off the phone or when you leave. You never know when you won't have that chance again.
  46. I am trying to learn how to be the mom of a teenager.
  47. That's fun.
  48. I thought I was the only one around here allowed to be moody.
  49. Evidently NOT.
  50. I must say, however, that my daughter is one of the most amazing teenagers in the history of EVER.
  51. I love to cook.
  52. But I don't cook low fat or low cal, so be aware.
  53. My fridge is never without butter or heavy cream. And I almost always have the ingredients to make some kind of fresh pie.
  54. Mmmmmm, pie.
  55. I'm also one of those "healthy-food moms," ironically.
  56. I read labels for everything. My kids don't get sodas or much juice or junk food. I check everything for HCFS and MSG and other gross chemicals that pollute food. I don't ban or prohibit foods with those things, I just figure the less we all consume of them the better.
  57. And I don't try to tell other parents what to feed their kids (unless you ask me), or even mine for that matter. If my kids are at your house, they can eat whatever you give them.
  58. That doesn't always work out well - last week someone let Bear have a Mountain Dew. He didn't go to sleep until midnight.
  59. I'm very sentimental about things.
  60. This could easily turn me into one of those people on Hoarders if I'm not careful.
  61. Especially since my grandmother died, my mom has been bringing me some of her things. She calls to ask if I want something and I ALWAYS say yes. I don't know where I'll put it all but if it's my MawMaw's, I want it, by golly.
  62. I honestly have no idea where I will put it all.
  63. I really get into politics.
  64. I won't climb on my soapbox.
  65. But I will say that Ronald Reagan was the greatest president that we have ever had. Period.
  66. I might be a tiny bit addicted to Facebook.
  67. I love how FB keeps me in touch with friends and has put me back in touch with old friends.
  68. I used to be addicted to Diet Coke.
  69. But the aspartame really doesn't help with the chronic migraines. So I limit myself on Diet Cokes now. Some days, though, a girl REALLY needs a Diet Coke.
  70. Now I'm more likely to go to Sonic for a cherry-limeade. Mmmmmmm. Heaven in a styrofoam cup.
  71. Oooh, and chili-cheese fries. (#s 50 & 51 are exempted in cases of possible Chili-cheese fry/cherry-limeade consumption....but only for me)
  72. I may be a bit of a hypocrite.
  73. Also, I have a potty mouth.
  74. I can make a fighter pilot blush.
  75. I keep it clean in front of the kids and in polite company for the most part.
  76. But don't piss me off.
  77. Just ask TXU. (I wasn't kidding about the potty mouth)
  78. Speaking of procrastination, I will have to come back and finish this later. Laundry beckons...
  79. Laundry still not finished (see #26)
  80. I am getting old.
  81. At the eye dr last month I discovered that while I am still near-sighted, I am getting far sighted as well. How is that even possible?
  82. I have to wear my glasses to watch TV or drive.
  83. But I have to take them off to look at a menu in a restaurant.
  84. That is so very wrong.
  85. I nap more often than is probably considered normal or acceptable for most adults.
  86. I have a very close and loving relationship with my pillow and we miss each other if we are apart for very long .
  87. I have the most eclectic (that's a nice word for "weird") mix of music & artist on my iPod: Simon & Garfunkel, Audio Adrenaline, The Beach Boys, Third Day, Frank Sinatra, George Strait, Ben Folds, Casting Crowns, Amy Grant, Billie Holliday, Crosby Stills & Nash, Patsy Cline, Journey, Mahalia Jackson, Mercy Me, The Newsboys, The Police, Rufus Wainright, Sidewalk Prophets, TobyMac, Sister Hazel, Ziggy Marley, The Weepies....that's not even half of them. I'm such a dork. (Also? A little pissed that I can't get the Beatles from Amazon Mp3...)
  88. Also....okay, it's not my iPod, it's really my phone - not an iphone - but iPod has become generic like Kleenex or Q-tip, right?
  89. More to come....(more procrastination)
  90. I am terrible with money.
  91. I have gotten better at watching my spending, but I stink at keeping up with it all.
  92. This may become an issue soon.
  93. I really need my own accountant.
  94. I think I want to learn to play golf.
  95. I just don't know if I have the patience.
  96. I also want to learn to shoot a gun.
  97. I looooove the beach. I like to just sit on the beach and read and listen to the waves.
  98. I just realized that I haven't done my reading for class tomorrow....so I guess I won't finish this list today after all.....
  99. I have learned the last few years that I have to just trust God with everything without trying to manipulate a situation into going the way I want it to. And when I DO manage to trust Him, things seem to go much more smoothly. Or at least I have a peace about (and within) the chaos.
  100. Believe it or not, that wasn't everything, but the rest will have to remain a mystery. Sorry to disappoint you.
This thing only took me two weeks to finish. Clearly, I need to take another look at my priorities....

3 comments:

Mary said...

and now I love you even more than I did before I read!!!!

Please bring us a 21st century Ronnie Reagan!!!

Please.

:)

Julie said...

A lot of these are so me or are getting much closer (since Dailee is 12). I loved this. I do not think that I could ever come up with 100 things about me. You are AWESOME!! But I knew that already :) Love you!!

Ericka said...

Is this a sudden desire to learn to shoot a gun???? hahahaha