While I was away I got tagged by a few people to do this 25 Random Things Meme. I honestly didn't think I'd get around to doing it, but I sat outside (yesterday), soaking up some sun, and started jotting down some random things that I could potentially use. Sure enough, I came up with a list.
I consider grocery shopping torture. I refuse to do a full grocery trip with just Emeline. A stop for a few things, sure-but not a full shop. We often shop as a family, or just one of us goes.
I'm a half nail biter. Basically, if my nails aren't covered in polish, I'll pick at them, or bite them. If I keep them polished up, they grow.
I consider massages and pedicures to be my highest form of pampering. They don't happen often but when they do I feel all luxurious & spoiled.
On that note, I hate going to the salon. I've had my hair color messed up so many times, cuts given to me that are too short, etc-that now I just avoid them like the plague. I got the tiniest trim ever last June (yes, LAST JUNE)--and nothing since then. I box dye every few months myself since going brunette & like it that way. My split ends are atrocious however.
I think tan lines on babies/toddlers are the cutest thing ever.
I'm a rather emotionally stable person. I don't have a lot of extreme ups & downs. However, pregnancy hormones may affect this. My husband can attest.
Passive aggressive stuff makes me all twitchy inside. To me, it literally is the biggest gut punch anyone can pull on me. If someone's upset with me I'd rather them just tell me, let's hash it out-instead of seeing passive aggressive actions/words/etc. 'Cuz dude that stuff hurts. A ton.
I can swim. I like the water. OF A POOL. Bodies of water that have creatures living in them? BAH. No thanks. Little bits here & there, but not long periods of time.
I get a lot of pleasure out of things like gardening, setting up patios, making spaces pretty, etc--but buckling down & actually DOING IT can be the hard part.
I was never a procrastinator in school. Had my papers done early &, homework turned in on time-and yet as an adult, I procrastinate MUCH more. (currently avoiding unpacking, cleaning, and going to Home Depot)
My alcohol of choice would be beer, always, over liquor or wine. I'm basically a dude. Except I like wimpy beers like Bud Light Lime, Miller Lite, and Blue Moon. (my husband is so ashamed)
My bucket list consists of running a half marathon and becoming a Tough Mudder. Yes I am insane. Yes, I WILL make this happen one day. I've never considered myself to have a strong body, but my goal is to be stronger and more capable than I ever thought I could be.
I am of the belief that a REAL vacation does not involve children. Unless there is a nanny present (oh to be Bethenny Frankel eh?).
Taking a family walk around the neighborhood is one of my favorite things to do ever.
I can go days and days without showering. I don't smell. Swear.
I hate budgets and finances, yet we live by a budget. My husband manages everything & just tells me when to STOP SHOPPING AT TARGET, for the love.
I am actually more frugal than I may appear. Everything I buy for myself is inexpensive and/or on sale. I have an internal struggle/debate every time I buy something "extra".
One day if I do have all the money in the world, one immediate change I would make is to dress my kid in all baby gap/gap kids clothing. I buy the occasional (on sale) item from there, but everything? NO CHANCE. I just adore how shabby chic & close looking to adult clothes (while still looking like kids) their stuff is. I know it's pathetic.
I think cook out food is THE BEST FOOD EVER. Grilled chicken. Grilled vegetables. My moms potato salad. Chips. Dip. All of that yummy stuff.
I'm not over exaggerating or being all romantical when I say I think my husband is amazing and the best. I also don't think I have the only amazing husband out there. I appreciate the one I was blessed with SO much though. He IS awesome, helps around the house all the time, takes care of Emeline in the sweetest way possible, and is my best friend. I love doing life with him.
I absolutely think calling companies/banks/etc is THE WORST "household" chore there is.
Unlike most people, I hate getting the mail.
No matter how hard I try, I cannot be a dinner-planner. I have tried little magnet boards on my fridge, meal planning tips & tricks---I do not have the gift. I forget something, ALWAYS. It frustrates me. I give up. I stick to the same group of meals (when and if I cook), and I'm majorly lame in that department. I envy so many of you.
I like getting flowers, A LOT. But I'd honestly prefer them to come from the grocery store where they're cheaper and I can rearrange them any way I'd please.
I used to think I'd be either a florist or a hair dresser as a kid. Not surprising, though that I stayed in the creative field (as an art teacher).
I really don't enjoy pregnancy at all. I am ultra jealous of those that think it's pure bliss or say "I've never felt better", and those of you that "glow". I just feel and look awful most of the time. I do, however, love the end result. :)
I don't necessarily consider myself a Writer or a Photographer, but I'd like to be both some day.
I didn't number these, so I have NO IDEA if I'm at 25. I think I'm around there, so I'll call it quits now. You're welcome.
Anyone relate to any of the random things?