Sunday, October 14, 2012

eleven things, revisited

Shannon tagged me on the "eleven things" post.  I was tagged back in February by Katie, here.  But Shannon's questions were so awesome that I thought I'd play along again.

Quick Reference: I wrote this earlier this week, added a few last things today.

1. Do you plan, or are you flying by the seat of your pants?

  Well it really depends on what it is about.  Kent and I are both "by the seat of our pants" kind of people with day-to-day stuff; we love to just get up and go do something fun or have someone over or make something delicious!  But I am a list-maker and always will be.  I make lists about things I need to make lists for.  I love making lists.  In fact, when Kent wants my help with something, he knows he can get me excited about it just by saying "how about we make a list?"

2. Today was amusing because_______

Today was amusing because it took me three (3) hours to get Nicholas to go potty and put on his pants so we could get out the door to go to the park.  He turns into a sloth when we're trying to leave the house.
"Nicholas, get your pants!"
His voice low and slow "Look--Mom---there--are--two--crumbs--on--the--floor."
"Don't you want to go to the park?!"
 And when he'd finally let me put pants on his skinny shivering legs, we couldn't leave because I couldn't find the keys.  
An hour of searching and Kent-texting later, Kent finally remembered he'd left my keys upstairs in Nicholas's room because he'd used them to open an orange for Nicholas before bed last night.  
Of course.

I'm feeling super sure that someday I'm going to laugh about these crazy parts of my current everyday life.

3. How hungry are you right now?

Nachos sound good. I made sausage and kale soup for dinner, though, and it was delicious.

4. Bad news: sugarcoated or straight-up?

Oh sugarcoat it please. I am a person who needs reassurance and comfort-talking.  I need to know that my brain shouldn't immediately fly to worst-case-scenario-what-is-going-to-happen?!

5. How do you get out of a rut?

I turn on Pandora, loud, jump around and dance like crazy with Nicholas, and get to work cleaning.  Or I strap the kids in the car and go somewhere to do something.  

6. What are you a geek about?

Kent pointed this one out for me.  I am really particular about making sure we have the correct pronunciations of the names in the Book of Mormon.   We're reading in the book of Ether right now, and every night I flip to the back of the book to look up a name or two in the pronunciation guide.  
7. What do you crave?

A full, uninterrupted night of sleep. Wouldn't that be glorious? (Update: Ellie has slept through the night for three nights in a row now!)
Also, a good can't-put-it-down book and the energy to stay up until 3 am reading it.

8. What was the last bad movie you watched?

The second Twilight movie. So painful.  We watched the third but quit there.  Enough was enough. 

9. Do you have any new friends?

Yes yes YES!  After a year in Utah, I finally am making new friends. I have a walking and craft-doing friend, a friend-couple who likes to go on outings with us, a few new-old friends from college, and a lot of people that I'm excited to become friends with.

10. You want a new____

Carpet!  To date, I've found (usually by stepping on them) eight sewing needles, one fishing hook, and one long sharp wire in our carpet, left-overs from the people who lived here before.  Dangerous and disturbing.
In short, I am NOT a fan of this house's long fluffy carpet.  If we had the money, we'd be replacing it tomorrow.  

11. What makes you feel wonderful?

The first three things that come to mind:
Compliments from Kent.  The real, thought-out ones, more than just the simple "you're hot."  Like when he tells me how impressed he is with the things I do for the kids, or how he's proud of me for an accomplishment.  
Also, these two kiddos-I like when they're close by. I love feeling like my "chicks" are all gathered close.

And friends. My friends make me feel wonderful.


Creole Wisdom said...

I might have to do this, too :) What a fun tag. I love that lists make things easier for you. I find if I make a list, my day goes better. Otherwise my silly brain with forget something and that's bad for everyone.

How wonderful of a husband you have! True complements are so wonderful. I try to give a few a week to strangers, you never know whose day you're going to make.

I also think old college friends are best. They're seen you at your best and worst :)

jesika said...

i love old college friends too!! you're the best! let's get together soon!

Shannon b said...

Yes, you will be very amused by the 3-hours out the door, no pants, and missing keys story. Peeling an orange, really??

Thanks for playing along!

heidi said...

cute post! seeing all your post on this is making me want to post mine. this month has been a bit crazy though.