Monday, February 27, 2012

15 + 1 Things About Me (no, you didn't ask, but I will tell you anyway)

Two other bloggers that I LOVE to read are You Know It Happens At Your House Too! and Overworked Supermom.  They recently did posts telling their readers 15 things about themselves and challenged us to do the same.  I thought I would step up to the challenge since about half of my new followers are people that I don't know personally.  So in no particular order, here you go...

1.  I usually laugh when people get hurt.
I don't mean to be insensitive or anything.  I just can't help it.  If someone was really, truly hurt then I am sure I wouldn't laugh.  Well, I like to think that I wouldn't.

2.  I would love to be a stay at home mom.
I was a teacher for 8 years and now I have a home daycare for teachers.  However, if I could I would LOVE to be a stay at home mom until my youngest is in school.  I would love it.  I know that it's hard work...but guess what else is hard? Working when you have young kids.  And yes, I am working.  I can't leave my house at all during the school day.  I can't run to the store.  I can't meet friends for a playdate.  I can't stay in jammies all day with a sick kid.  I think it would be fabulous to be home with my kids.  It would kick ass.

3.  I always want to buy As Seen On TV products.
Yes, I am such a sucker for this crap.  The infomericals just suck me in.  If I could, I would buy it all.  Every last bit of those wonderful, ingenious yet useless pieces of junk would be mine.  My husband usually reels me back in before I make the purchase.  He reminds me of our lack of storage space and all the other crap that I just HAD TO HAVE and only used one time. 

4.  I think having 3 daughters is awesome.
I won't lie.  I did expect and want to have at least one boy.  I mean, when you have 3 children, I would think that the odds are in your favor to have a little bit of a mixture.  BUT now I think that it's great and I can't wait to see the girls grow up together.  My husband loves it too.  I was the one who really was hoping for a boy.  And although I do think he would have loved having a son, he is so wonderful with the girls. 

5.  I have a dry sense of humor.
My favorite movies and TV shows really prove this.  I love movies like Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Royal Tenenbaums, and anything with Ben Stiller or Vince Vaughn.  I love TV shows that have that interview style Modern Family and The Office.  I also think Jane Lynch is hysterical (I loved her waaayyyy before the Glee phenomenon).

6.  I LOVE flip flops.
If I could wear them every single day, I would.  That's the bottom line.

7.  I like something about each season of the year.
I live in Delaware and we have a little bit of everything.  I absolutely love the summer.  It is my favorite.  But I love when it turns to fall and it starts to get chilly and the leaves start to change.  Winter is my least favorite but a snowstorm is always exciting.  I personally wouldn't mind be snowed in with nowhere to go for a few days.  Maybe I would get caught up on my laundry that way.  Then after the cold winter, I just LOVE the spring.  The day when we get that first warm weather and it seems like everyone is outside is the best.  Although I could do without the people who put their convertible top down on those days.  Isn't that so annoying?   The dumbass that puts their top down the second it hits 60 degrees looks like...well, a dumbass.  But anyway, as you can see I enjoy a little something about all four seasons.

8.  I am super impulsive.
I just am and I can't help it.  I am impatient and when I want something, I want it right away. 

9.  I have old friends.
Not old as in their age, but old in that I have known them for a very long time.  I have known my best friends for over 25 years.  And since I am 33, that is a pretty good chunk of my life right there.

10.  I am a talker.
When I was in grade school, we had to take a personality quiz in gym/health class.  It came as no surprise when my test results showed that I had an extroverted personality.  The teacher said I would talk to a stop sign.  My most FAVORITE teacher ever wrote on the back of my report card at the end of 6th grade, "Talk, talk, talk! You should be a politician." 

11.  I still consider myself a teacher.
Even though I resigned 3 years ago and have had the home daycare since then, when people ask me what I do, my first instinct is to say "I'm a teacher".  Not sure why because I wasn't in love with being a teacher.  It was something to do when I decided to change my major in I chose education.  I will definitely go back to it (although I think the only reason I will is because I got my Masters degree and I feel bad wasting it and I also want my pension).  I hope when I return to teaching I have a new appreciation for the profession.

12.  I LOVE reality television.
Yes, I am 100% aware of the fact that it is crap.  But it is my crap.  My mindless, wonderful, entertaining crap.

13.  I also love to read.
I really love to read although I don't get to do it as much as I would like to these days.  There was a time when I would read anything from Oprah's book club.  I loved that chick's taste in literature. 

14.  I have always been a beer drinker.
It's true.  If I had to choose, I would choose a beer over wine or other alcoholic beverages.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy wine and I drink it often.  I also love a good margarita.  But if I went out to dinner or a party, I would most likely choose to drink beer.  I have always been that way and actually only started to like wine about 6 years ago (coincidentally that is around the time that I had my first child....hmmmm).

And another pic because it is funny...

15.  My husband and I met when we taught summer school together.
Well, really we met briefly before this.  I worked with his dad and I had been introduced to him (yes, by my future father-in-law) once before we taught summer school together.  It took all summer for us to finally decide to go out for a drink.  He emailed me the day after we finished teaching and asked me...and the rest, as they say, is history.
Lucky you...I added a bonus #16!

16.  This blog was started on a whim (because as I said in #8, I am so impulsive).
Yes, I started it suddenly one day.  But I have to say that I'm really enjoying it.  If others are too?  I am not so sure.  But I hope that you all are:)  There are days when I say that I am going to delete the whole thing and be done with it.  I can't get into this whole blogger the constant updates on facebook, posting everyday, researching other things to write posts about, checking stats and all that.  It just seems like too much work to me.  But I'm still plugging away at it and I really do like it.  We will just have to see how it goes...

So there are 15 + 1 things about me.  I did not expect this to be as difficult as it was.  If you are reading this, I challenge you to make your own list and share it!


  1. Hello,
    I came across your website and found your articles on your family wonderful. I just had a couple of questions, so if you could e-mail me back that would be great!

  2. This is pretty neat! Enjoyed learning about you. Rock on!


  3. love it! enjoyed learning even more about you! :)

  4. Fantastic!!!! We have a lot in common! That must be why I love your blog so much.

  5. Thanks!!! I am so glad you guys liked it:)

  6. This is great! I've got several in common with you: I've love flip flops (I do get to wear them year 'round thanks to the Arizona sun), I LOVE BEER, I love to read and I also started my blog on a whim! Looking forward to reading much more sister! Nice work!

  7. I think being trapped in the house during a snow storm would be awesome! Especially if my kids were trapped at someone else's house! :)

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