Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 3: Your First Love


This one was actually hard. I know that I can remember the first person that I *thought* I was in love with. Louis from 7th grade. I was convinced that we would be married and live happily ever after. I distinctly remember having a torrid affair with him at Tiffany Marx's party during a heated game of Spin the Bottle. It was the greatest day of my young life. I ran into him in a TGIFriday's when I was in college. Holy Embarrassing Batman. Yikes. And now, of course- we're Facebook friends. Very odd.

But really- the only person that I have TRULY been in love with is my husband. I knew that he was the one when I realized I finally felt like there was nothing to hide from him and all I had to be was myself. And to me- that is true, true love.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 2: The Meaning Behind Your Blog Name

Wow. So this one is kind of boring and makes me think I need a new blog name. And design. I hate that it's so dark and dreary, but I SUCK at blogger and just gave up trying to change the background all the time. Anyone out in blogging land have any suggestions about how a girl can have a fancy blog??

So the back to the name of my blog...

My screen name on The Bump is Kathy4678. It's actually been my screen name for everything ever since I ever had a screen name for anything. And so it's about my journey for a baby version of that, I guess.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 1: Introduce, Recent Picture, and 15 Interesting Facts

Recent Picture

How recent?? Like September-ish?? Sounds good!

This is me. This picture was taken over Labor Day weekend when JC and I went on a cruise to Bermuda. We were at dinner one night. The cruise was a much needed reprieve from IF land. And I love Bermuda. It's such a beautiful place.

15 Interesting Facts

Interesting?? ...well maybe not interesting, but here they are!

1. I was adopted. I have no idea how I found out that I was adopted- I've just always known. I really appreciate the fact that it has always been a very open topic in my house and I have never felt strange about it one bit.

2. Like my friend Lissasue, I had a *REALLY* good time in college. Maybe too good of a time? Sometimes I wonder how I survived it all.

3. I cry all the time. I'm just a cry-er. I cry when I'm stressed out, sad, angry, frustrated...a lot. My husband HATES this about me.

4. I might be the biggest worry wart on the planet. JC calls it "snowballing" I worry about one tiny thing and then next thing you know, I'm assuming the world will end and we'll all be dead. It's a gift, really.

5. I am very smart, yet lazy. When I was young, I qualified to go to a "special school" for smart kids, but cried when my parents tried to make me go. I should have done WAY better in high school and in college.

6. My father passed away in car accident when I was 16. I think now that I'm an adult, I miss him more than ever. It makes me sad that he'll never know my husband or our children.

7. If I could wear PJ's all day every day, I would. I have a true problem buying new pajamas and I'm trying to stop. Ok, not really trying- I got some new ones for Christmas!

8. I am fascinated by prison culture. If I didn't have to work for money- I would go do mental health work in a prison or a drug rehab center. I would really just be in it for the stories.

9. I have never, ever, ever been as sure about something as I am about the fact that I married the best possible person for me. I am so glad every day that I get to spend every day with him.

10. I play the lottery on the regular. Even the scratchers. Someone has to win, right?

11. I have an awesome magnet collection. Some of my favorites are from Guatnatmo Bay Cuba and Turkey. Are you going somewhere cool? Bring me a magnet!

12. I watch a lot of TV, but if I couldn't have TV anymore, I wouldn't care.

13. I HATE being in the car. Ironically- I spend almost 3 hours a day, 5 days a my car.

14. I hate writing with pencils. The feeling of pencil on paper creeps me out. HATE. IT.

15. I have the best mother anyone could ever ask for. She would lay down in traffic for me and I can't even imagine my life without her.

Blog Challenge

My friend Lissasue posted THIS and so I've decided to adopt it. It will help me pass the blogging time until I have something more exciting to blog about!

It is a 30 day blog challenge. Here are the Challenge Entries- one each day:

Day 1: Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3: Your first love
Day4: Your parents
Day 5: Your siblings
Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7: Favorite movies
Day 8: A place you've traveled to
Day 9: A picture of your friends
Day 10: Something you're afraid of
Day 11: Favorite TV shows
Day 12: What you believe
Day 13: Goals
Day 14: A picture you love
Day 15: Bible verse
Day 16: Dream House
Day 17: Something you are looking forward to
Day 18: Something you regret
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Picture of yourself
Day 22: Favorite City
Day 23: Favorite vacation
Day 24: Something you've learned
Day 25: Put your iPod on Shuffle- First 10 songs
Day 26: Picture of your family
Day 27: Pets
Day 28: Something that stresses you out
Day 29: Wishes
Day 30: A picture

Sunday, January 2, 2011

To Do List: 2011

My short list of things to do in 2011 (so far...)

1. Find a good piece of art to hang in my bedroom.

2. Read at least 50 books. (This one may be tough...)

3. Plan one date night a month with JC.

4. Cook dinner at home 4 nights a week.

5. Get back to exercising.

6. Drop at least one dress size.

7. Oh and that whole have a baby thing.

I reserve the right to add/subtract from this list at any time.