Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 10: Something You're Afraid of

Can't I skip this day of the challenge?!? I hate admitting this kind of crap.

Mine are typical, I guess. After the death of my father- I clearly have a fear of losing those close to me. But especially now that I'm married- I have such a different perspective about what my Mom went through when she lost her husband of 25 years. JC and I are one year deep and I can't even sleep when he's away on business.

And clearly- this whole IF thing has brought up the what happens if it doesn't work fear. I have nothing else to write about this because in Glass Half Full Girl of 2011 mode- this isn't something to fear. It will work.

I have other irrational fears that are more amusing- at least for others. (or so says my husband...)

1. Fear of all my teeth falling out.
So you think this would lead me to brushing my teeth like every 5 seconds- but I don't. I do floss like 3-4 times a day, though. Put your judgement away.

2. Revolving doors.
Terrified that the door will smack me on the back of my heels. Hate them.

3. My cat running away
I think this is legit- he ran away once and his paws will never ever touch the outdoors again. Inside Kitty Only.

After discussing this with JC last night...he thought of another.
4. Having the alarm clock set on any number ending in 0 or 5.
It's true. This gives me serious anxiety for some reason. JC and I have ended up with separate alarm clocks for this very reason. Again- put your judgement away.

But just to out him as well- JC's irrational fears are:
1. Extreme constipation
2. Not being totally prepared for a Zombie apocalypse.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 9: A Picture of Your Friends

Here they are. My friends. Well some of them. I have lots of different groups of friends. My College Friends (pictured above), High School Friends, Work Friends, JC's Friends (who I have slowly adopted away from him) Oddly- none of them really mix. I don't keep them away from each other on purpose- it just kind of shakes out like that, I guess.

I've been especially lucky to meet really good people at work. Some of them have become some of my best friends. You can check out one of these people here: Up To The Moon and Back.

Day 8: A Place You've Traveled To

Two of my favorites...

SO beautiful, but just stupidly expensive.
All the dumb American tourists that were with only wanted to know about Rhianna.
Super embarrassing.

Such a nice Dutch Island. Minus the yucky Natalie Holloway stigma of the neighboring lovely Dutch island (which I also loved, PS)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 7: My Favorite Movies

My Favorite Movies

In no particular order...

1. The Departed
2. Avatar
3. Grease 2 (No, not Grease...Grease 2. Trust me- it was WAY better than the first)
4. The Usual Suspects
5. Goonies (Goonies Never Say Die- Mikey is the eternal optimist)
6. Bed of Roses
7. The Notebook (Ok, so I really like the book better, but I just like the story)

So what does this random mix say about me? Hmmmm...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy

Here he is. My sweet nephew James. I love being an Aunt. It is the best. I'm getting a niece in April and can't wait to meet her too.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 5: Your Siblings sister. Thank god I just have the one. Does that tell you anything about how this post will go??

My sister and I were both adopted. We could not possibly be any more different. In looks and in personality. When we were younger we never seemed to get along. Never, ever. Like I said- too different. We're just like oil and water. While I love my sister, I also think she may be one of the most selfish people I've ever known. She always thinks of herself first no matter what. And sometimes- that's just not ok.

Now that we're older, I have a much higher tolerance for her- or maybe I've just realized that she'll never change and so I know exactly how to limit my interactions with her. I see her more now that I ever did before, but that is really because of my nephew who I love more than anything.

I go back and read this post and it sounds terrible. I do love her. I'm just not sure that I like her sometimes. Make sense?


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 4: Your Parents

This is my Mom. She would be mortified if she knew I was putting her on the internet. She would think it would immediately lead to some type of identity theft. While not awesome at adapting to technology, she is the BEST mother. I was fortunate enough to have a mother that was a Stay-at-home-mom. She was there when we left for school, and when we got home. She made dinner every night. She came to all of our stuff at school. I was so lucky to have that. And now that my sister and I are grown up- she is the same. She makes us dinner when we visit, she comes to all our important events. She lives and dies for my sister and I. She has always supported me no matter what I have done. I can never repay her for what she has given me.
I wish I had a picture of my father, but that was all before the digital age and I don't have any scanned. My Dad was hilarious. He was so social and friendly. He was sarcastic and witty. And now that I'm older, I love to listen to his friends tell me all the stories that were "not appropriate" for my then younger ears. It's hard to believe that he's been gone 16 years. I can still remember that day like it was yesterday- what I was wearing, who was there at the accident scene. All of it. Thankfully now I am mostly left with the good parts of my Father. The way he supported my mother and us, the stories from his friends. And I know that I have people in my life that will help JC and our children know these parts too.